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Stakeholders urge youths to develop entrepreneurial mindset 




Stakeholders in Kano have called on youths to develop entrepreneurial mindset and adopt the use of technology to become self-reliant.

They gave the advice at a creativity competition demonstration day, organized by Enthuse Entrepreneurship School to mark Global Enterpreneurship Week on Sunday in Kano.

The state Commissioner for Higher Education, Dr Yusuf Kofar-Mata, restated the state government’s commitment to uplifting quality of education.

He said that the state government budgeted 29 per cent to education sector more than what UNESCO approved.

Alhaji Mahe Bashir-Wali, the Wali of Kano, urged youths to engage in vocational skill learning, to make them self-reliant, rather than waiting for white-collar opportunities.

Wali urged Nigerians, particularly youths, to seek for opportunities to build their capacity and make a meaningful impact.

He also advised Nigerian youths to acquire entrepreneurial skills to enable them to overcome the prevailing economic recession.

An enterpreneur, Dr Gwani Faruk, said in spite of attending higher institutions where people acquired degrees and certificates, it was equally imperative for Nigerian youths to get additional knowledge in entrepreneurial skills.

The elder states man, added that Nigeria, with its high youth population, had the potential to become great if the youth could embrace entrepreneurial skills.

Also, Prof. Murtala Sagagi, Director General, Dangote Business School, Kano, said that no nation could develop without technology.

“It is also important for young people to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, let them have this Nigeria of their dreams,” he advised.

He also called on youths to enroll into skill acquisition training, to further expand their frontiers of knowledge.

Mr Michael Banda, Senior Education Manager, United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) Kano Field Office, urged students to be innovative and come up with new ideas.

Banda also advised the young learners, who demonstrated various innovations, to present new valuable ideas that would be marketable.

“I urged you to be innovative and find new and better ways that will enable you to compete and thrive in today’s world,” he explained.

Alhaji Khalifa Dankade, the organizer and proprietor of the school, said it was the first enterpreneurship secondary school in Nigeria.

According to him, the school is designed to be Nigeria’s nest and heart of creation and innovations.

“We envisioned a leading-edge learning environment that purposefully and skillfully nurtures academic excellence, enterprenal mindset, and leadership capabilities in young learners,” he said.

Dankade further said that Enthuse Creativity Competition was an annual innovation challenge that gave the students a unique opportunity to acquire and nurture problem-solving skills.


I Fulfill My Campaign Promises in Six Months,” Says Walin Kazaure



The Senator representing Jigawa North-West from Jigawa State, Babangida Hussaini, stated that he has successfully fulfilled most of the significant projects within his first six months in office.

Babangida Hussaini, the Wali of Kazaure, conveyed this during an interview with Radio Nigeria Pyramid reporter Kabiru Muhammad Getso in his office in Abuja.

Hussaini highlighted the projects prioritized in his constituency, including healthcare delivery, education, provision of portable drinking water, and creating employment opportunities for numerous youths.

He attributed the success to the pre-existing blueprint for developing the constituents even before securing the Senatorial seat.

Babangida Hussaini also acknowledged the State Government’s efforts to enhance the standard of living by providing essential social amenities.

“This is something they have been working on since our inception early this year, but there are lingering issues in the economy, such as a drop in internally generated revenue and overpopulation, necessitating Federal Government intervention,” he remarked

In the healthcare sector, everybody recognizes the contribution of women in the election processes, and they are the most vulnerable in our community. That is why plans are underway to upgrade healthcare centers to reduce maternal mortality in our area.”

Senator Hussaini reaffirmed his commitment to supporting health college students with registration fees to alleviate their challenges.

We greatly need young men and women from such health institutions to staff our primary healthcare centers and other hospitals.”

Honorable Babangida pledged to leave no stone unturned and collaborate with other stakeholders to achieve the essence of democracy.

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Inclusive Action for Adolescent Girls’ Education in Kano State: Baseline Survey Findings Revealed




KANO, Nigeria – In a significant step toward fostering inclusive education for adolescent girls, a gathering was convened in Kano state to disseminate the findings of a baseline survey conducted in Nassarawa and Kano Municipal Local Government Areas (LGAs). Salisu Galadima, a key figure in the initiative, addressed the assembly, shedding light on critical issues affecting girls’ education in the region.

Galadima, while addressing the gathering, emphasized that a staggering 90 percent of school dropouts among adolescent girls in Kano state can be attributed to factors rooted in poverty. He pointed out that economic challenges force many families to withdraw their daughters from school, hindering their educational progress.

Another significant factor contributing to school dropouts, as highlighted in the survey, is the failure of adolescent girls to pass qualifying exams. The pressure and implications of these exams, often shaped by cultural and social norms, create barriers that disproportionately affect girls’ educational journeys.

Iliyasu Muazu Sharada, a village head of Sharada , proposed a unique solution to address the issue. He suggested the cancellation of the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) qualifying exam, contending that such a move would minimize school dropouts. His proposal sparked discussions on the broader implications of exam-centric educational systems and their impact on vulnerable populations.

Amidst the discussions, a prevailing sentiment emerged – the potential negative consequences of monetizing every aspect of education. Participants in the gathering voiced concerns that excessive financial demands within the educational system could exacerbate disparities and lead to increased dropout rates among adolescent girls.

The initiative’s commitment to inclusivity was evident in the diverse group of women drawn from the selected LGAs. The gathering served as a platform for these women to express their perspectives and experiences, contributing valuable insights to the ongoing discourse on improving educational outcomes for adolescent girls in Kano state.

As the dissemination of baseline survey findings marks a crucial step forward, the call for inclusive actions to address the multifaceted challenges faced by adolescent girls in pursuit of education gains momentum. The collaborative efforts of stakeholders and community members aim to create a more equitable educational landscape, ensuring that every girl has the opportunity to thrive in the pursuit of knowledge.

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NNPP seeks EU, U.S, A.U interventions in Kano guber election verdict




The New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, has sought the interventions of the United States, European Union and African Union over what they described as manipulations of electoral verdict to overturn the victory of Kano State Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf.

At the protests staged on Wednesday in the embassies of U.S, E.U and AU in Abuja, the acting National Chairman of the NNPP, Abba Kawu Ali, said the lower court have compromised in their judgment with the Certified True Copy, CTC, of the Appeal Court verdict indicating that Governor Yusuf validly won the March 18 election.

He added that the NNPP protest in the embassies was to bring the issue to the notice of all well-meaning nations and well-meaning democratic organizations.

Ali said: “If at the point of delivering the judgment, there was a pronouncement that our Appeal failed but the CTC of the same judgment in its conclusive findings actually resolved all the issues in our favour, and even awarded costs in our favour against the APC, this definitely is a riddle.”

Speaking further,  the acting Chairman of the NNPP told the EU that, “We need you to bring your diplomacy, your soft power to play over the Nigerian government, the Nigerian presidency, so that the judiciary is left to do its work.

Further, Ali said, “We don’t need any favors. We want justice. We want justice for the people of Kano. And we say this because Kano is one of the most volatile states in this country”.

Ali, who warned of dangers of electoral injustice, noted that, “It happened in 2019. And it’s happening again. It’s some form of deja vu. We have done our best to tell the people of Kano to remain calm”.

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