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Sallah Durbar: How Police Save Kano From Violence



Kano CP Hussein Gumel


Despite the rejection of Kano State Government on police decision to ban Sallah durbar during the Eidl Kabir festivities, the 16th Emir of Kano Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi went ahead to hold the Eid Durbar on his way back to his palace from the Sheikh Ahmad Tijjani Mosque where he led the Eid Prayers.

It would be recalled that the Kano Emirate is in a serious tussle between 15th Emir Aminu Ado Bayero and Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.

A Federal High Court in Kano has asked the state government to maintain status quo until the determination of the motion on notice filed but the governor went ahead to reinstate Sanusi Lamido after his dethronement by then Governor Abdullahi Ganduje whom the Emir worked against in the 2019 election.

The governor also rushed Sanusi to the Kano Emirate Place at Gidan Rumfa to stop the dethroned Emir from having access to the House despite giving him 48 hours to pack his belongings from the House.

The governor defied his own order and led Emir Sanusi to Gidan Rumfa on Saturday around 2 a.m. Within 24 hours, out of the 48 hours ultimatum, he gave the Emir to pack and leave the state.

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One of the aides of Emir Bayero, who doesn’t want to be named, coinfided to this paper that some personal belongings of the Emir were stolen, some of which were inherited by him from his forefathers.

It was during the Eid Durbar by Emir Sanusi a group of angry youths stoned him on his way to his way to the palace just few hours after Governor Yusuf was booed on his way to the Eid Prayer at State Road.

It was reliably gathered that Sanusi was planning to partake in the Hawan Daushe on Monday, but his experience of what happened on Sunday stopped him from doing that.

“There was security threat, had it been the Emir partake in Hawan Daushe, the story could have been different, lives could have been lost as adequate security wasn’t in place to maintain law and order.

The police decided to ban both Emirs from holding durbar out of security concerns.

Even though Emir Bayero abides by the law to hold Eid Prayer at his Mini Palace as advised by the police, Emir Sanusi refused to abide by until when he saw the security threat by himself

The Police are vindicated now. ” A source who doesn’t want to be named told this paper.

The State Government has criticised the police for not taking orders of the governor as Chief Security Officer of the State.

Meanwhile, Senator Kwankwaso has yesterday issued a warning to the federal government that he is ever ready for a fight as the government is helping opposition in the state to breed Boko Haram.

Kwankwaso, who secured a court order last week to stop EFCC from his arrest, told newsmen that enemies of the state and the NNPP are doing everything possible to distract them from giving good governance to the people of Kano.

The FG is yet to respond to the allegations by Kwankwaso at the time of filing this report.

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I Am Not Aware of Any Protest – Dayyabu



Alhaji Abdulkarim Dayyabu

Renowned social critic and head of the Movement for the Restoration of Justice, Alhaji Abdulkarim Dayyabu, said he is not aware of any protest being organized across the country. As someone who has been fighting for justice and the rights of the common man, Dayyabu made this statement in an interview with Freedom Radio in Kano.

According to the politician, the groups planning the protest seem faceless. However, he also called on the people to exercise patience and avoid anarchy.

Abdulkarim Dayyabu is an advocate of justice and a veteran politician who has been very critical of many governments in Nigeria for their dictatorial tendencies.

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Before the death of former Head of State General Sani Abacha on June 8, 1998, Alhaji Abdulkarim Dayyabu was arrested and detained for criticizing the government. He was released alongside several political detainees when General Abdulsalami Abubakar took over the mantle of leadership after General Sani Abacha’s death.

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Ado Bayero congratulates Danagundi on appointment as DG NPC




The 15th Emir of Kano Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero has congratulated Baffa Babba Danagundi on his appointment as Director General of National Productivity Centre.

The Emir, in a phone conversation with Danagundi, congratulated him and wished him a successful tenure.

“Your appointment is putting a peg in a round hole, we have seen your performance as Acting Director of Kano Consumer Protection Council. You work diligently against expired food stuffs and illegal drugs in Kano

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You’ve also proven your capacity while at Kano Roads and Traffic Agency, you generated revenue for the government and sanitise our roads.

I wish to thank Mr. President for this appointment, you will deliver good results. ” The Emir said

He also calls on the DG to exercise patience and run the affairs of his office with fear of God.

Danagundi has on Wednesday assumed office as the new Director General of the Centre. He has pledged his total commitment to the renewed hope agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

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World Youth Skills Day: AHIP Urges Youth To Shun Drug Abuse Acquire Education & Skills




The executive director of ED Adolescent Health and Information Projects AHIP Hajiya Mairo Bello has called on youths to shun drug abuse and acquire Education and skills to make them self-reliant.

In a statement to commemorate World Youth Skills Day made available to newsmen in Kano.

She described drug peddling and abuse as major catalysts to societal vices and criminal activities among others.

Hajiya Mairo pointed out that, education and skills would empower youth, give them leadership opportunities increase their resilience and build their self confidence.

The executive director asserted that youths have a vital role to play and emphasizes the importance of developing the skills of youth in various fields to benefit society.

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“ Information technology (ICT), entrepreneurship and vocational training for youth is very important as the world is turning into a global village”

She maintained that, as a youth-focused non-governmental organization NGO AHIP trained thousands of youths in sports, vocational, and livelihood skills.

“We can be at peace if we think positively, build our skills life skills, soft skills, problem-solving skills, the ability to work in a team, a strong work ethic, analytical and quantitative

“Developing strong skills in communication, leadership, and productivity is essential for young people. The United Nations General Assembly designated July 15th as World Ysouth Skills Day in 2014 to recognize the importance of equipping youth with skills for employment, decent work, and entrepreneurship”

The theme for World Youth Skills Day 2024 is “Youth Skills for Peace and Development,” intending to promote peace and stability in Kano and Nigeria overall.

The statement also urges the government, philanthropists, and the private sector to prioritize youth by offering leadership opportunities and essential skills to address issues such as unemployment and drug abuse.

Hajiya Mairo Bello
Executive director AHIP

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