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KEDCO Announces Renewable Energy Projects in Franchise Communities

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Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) is pleased to announce that a Consortium of Weisky (a Chinese EPC firm) and Bagaja Renewables is set to embark on the execution of 1MWp interconnected solar mini-grid projects in Hadejia, Gumel, Kafin Hausa, Ringim, Dutse and Kazaure communities of Jigawa State, in line with our strategic partnership with the Jigawa State Government.

Additionally, KEDCO has issued an Invitation to Developers Furthering, through a Request for Proposal (RFQ) to welcome developers interested in embedded and mini-grid projects across the DISCO franchise area. This initiative aims to build on the successes of Bagaja’s pioneering 1MWp interconnected mini-grid in Zawaciki, Kano, encouraging further innovation and development in renewable energy.

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Also, KEDCO is already in advanced planning stages of other upcoming Mini-Grid Projects including, a 1MWp project in Katsina’s Barhim Estate and a significant 2.5MWp project in the Kura/Karfi rice milling cluster in Kano. Like others, these projects are expected to have a transformative impact on local economies and livelihoods through provision of stable and clean energy.

These projects are set to revolutionize energy provision in these areas, offering reliable and sustainable electricity to the communities.

The Managing Director/CEO of KEDCO, Abubakar Yusuf, expressing enthusiasm on these initiatives, said “Our partnership with Bagaja Renewables and Weisky, coupled with the upcoming projects, represents a major leap towards achieving energy sustainability and economic empowerment in Northern Nigeria. Through innovative solutions and collaborative efforts, we are paving the way for a brighter, more sustainable future.”

“We are anticipating the positive outcomes these projects will bring to the communities we serve and remain dedicated to exploring further opportunities to expand our renewable energy initiatives.” He added.

In a statement signed by Sani Bala Head of corporate communications said KEDCO is committed to providing reliable, affordable, and sustainable electricity to Kano, Katsina, Jigawa States and environs. Through innovative solutions and partnerships, KEDCO aims to lead the way in renewable energy adoption and sustainable development in Nigeria.

 

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Emirate Tussle:Justice Liman’s Ruling Not Helpful For The Judicial Process -Yadudu

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Reacting to the ruling, renowned constitutional lawyer, Professor Auwalu Yadudu, told Daily Trust that the judge’s pronouncements were strange and baffling by approbating and reprobating in the same breath.

He said the development was not helpful for the judicial process, stressing that the judge assuming jurisdiction on the fundamental human rights aspect and refusing the same on the validity of the substance of the case–the Kano emirates law–has “muddled up the case, and it is very unbecoming of a judge who has now been elevated to the Court of Appeal”.

Professor Yadudu clarified that while he was not accusing the judge of any impropriety, the pronouncements were unbecoming. “How can you say the actions taken in pursuant of a law are set aside, and then say you are not delving into the validity of the said law?” he queried.
Prof. Yadudu said further that the judge had more or less held that he lacked jurisdiction on the issue by transferring the case to another judge, but still went ahead to set aside the governor’s actions.

He said that the ex-parte order should no longer be of any currency because it is being challenged at the Appeal Court, and the judge himself admitted knowledge of this by granting a stay of proceedings and also deciding not to grant an order to nullify the law.

“All these are avoidable. It is not helpful for the judicial process. It is strange and doesn’t speak well of the judge. The question of whether the governor’s actions came before and after the exparte order is a question of fact or evidence. It seems from the record that the order came after,” he said.

-Daily Trust report

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Kano Emirate Law 2024 Remains ,But Governor’s Action Voided

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A Federal High Court in Kano has set aside all steps taken by Kano state government to repeal the Kano Emirates Council Law.

The Kano House of Assembly had repealed the law after which Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf implemented it by dethroning Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero as Emir of Kano.

The governor also reversed the creation of four emirates, Bichi, Rano Karaye and Gaya, and sacked the Emirs appointed by his predecessor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

The law was also relied upon to re-appoint the 14th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, who was dethroned by Ganduje in 2020, as the 16th Emir of Kano.

But a kingmaker in the former Kano emirate, Aminu Babba Danagundi, the Sarkin Dawaki Babba, challenged the propriety of the law and asked the court, through his counsel, Chikaosolu Ojukwu (SAN), to declare it null and void.

In his ruling on Thursday,  Justice Abdullahi Muhammad Liman set aside the action of Kano government, ordering parties to maintain status quo.

The judge held that the defendants were aware of the interim order granted by the court but chose to ignore it and went ahead with implementation of the law.

The judge held that he would assume his coercive powers to enforce compliance with his order.

However, the  judge transferred the case to Justice Simon Amobeda for continuation in view of his elevation to the Court of Appeal.

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Arrest Kwankwaso Now-Group

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The Arewa Youths Merger Group has called for the immediate arrest of Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, the National Leader and 2023 Presidential Candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party .This is contained in a press statement signed by. the chairman of the group Musa Mujahid Zantawa and made available to press.

This follows his recent statement accusing the All Progressive Congress (APC)-led Federal Government of fostering a new generation of Boko Haram terrorists and insurgents in Northern Nigeria.

Kwankwaso’s allegations have sparked significant controversy, prompting a strong reaction from the Arewa Youths Merger Group.
In a statement issued in Abuja, the association’s leader, Musa Mujahid Zaitawa, condemned Kwankwaso’s remarks as inflammatory and detrimental to national security.

Zaitawa asserted that such statements could exacerbate tensions and potentially incite violence in the region.

“Kwankwaso’s unfounded accusations against the federal government are not only reckless but also dangerous. They undermine efforts to combat terrorism and promote peace in Northern Nigeria,”

Zaitawa said. “We urge the authorities to take immediate action and arrest him to prevent further escalation of hostilities.”

Kwankwaso, a prominent political figure and former Governor of Kano State, made the controversial statement during a recent public address.

He accused the APC administration of failing to address the root causes of terrorism and instead contributing to its proliferation.

According to Kwankwaso, government actions and policies are inadvertently creating conditions conducive to the rise of a new breed of insurgents.

The situation remains tense as stakeholders from various sectors weigh in on the implications of Kwankwaso’s statement and the response from the Arewa Youths Merger Group.

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