Kano Govt To Integrate Almajiri Children Into Formal Basic Education

 

The Kano State Government says it has concluded plans to integrate the Almajiri children, who constitute the over 40% of school children in northern Nigeria, into formal basic education.

The state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje said this at a three-day retreat organised over the weekend in Kaduna State, for members of the state executive council.

He decried the high rate of out of school children in Kano, while attributing it to an influx of children from other neighbouring states since the government’s declaration of free education.

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He, however, reiterated that out of school children will continue to enjoy the free education policy of the state government from the primary to secondary school level.

Kano Govt Seeks Creation Of New Emirates In Fresh Bill

FILE PHOTO: Kano State House of Assembly. INSET: Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and file photo of presentation of certificate ceremony to the four new Emirs.

 

The Kano State Government is again seeking creation of additional four Emirates in Kano.

The state executive council has since sent a fresh bill to the State House of Assembly seeking creation of the new Emirates.

This was disclosed by Kano State Commissioner of Information, Muhammad Garba, in a statement on Monday. He said the decision of the fresh bill was reached during a meeting held on Sunday by the executive council.

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According to him, the new Emirates are necessary to bring traditional institution closer to the people in addition to facilitating speedy socio-economic development and security in the state.

The Council, therefore, called on the state Assembly to expedite action on the passage of the Bill in the interest of the public.

The fresh move for the creation of the additional Emirates comes days after a high court sacked the recently created emirates and emirs.

The court said the Kano assembly did not follow due process in creating the new emirates.

Garba however said some of the emirates annulled by the court existed before the Kano emirate, and thus the government’s move was to revive the emirates after the failed attempt by previous regimes.

 

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Kano state Executive Council has approved Emirate Council Bill 2019 which provides for the establishment of additional Emirates in the state.

To this end, the Council has, with this development, endorsed the establishment of four new Emirates namely Rano, Gaya, Bichi and Karaye and forward same to the state Assembly for necessary action.

A press statement issued by the commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba at the end of the Council Session held at the Council Chambers, Government House, Kano, yesterday, indicated that some of these Emirate have even pre-dated Kano in ancient times, while the effort to revive them during the Second Republic was short-lived.

He said while the Council seriously discussed the decade long clamour for the establishment of additional Emirates in the state with a view to bringing more development to the people of the new Emirates, the exercise was also informed by the need to bring traditional institution closer to the people in addition to facilitating speedy socio-economic development and security in the state.

The statement further indicated that the introduction of the Free and Compulsory Education at Basic and Secondary level requires the active participation of the community especially the traditional institutions for its successful implementation.

The commissioner pointed out that the Emirate Council Bill 2019 was amended in the public interest following a Kano High Court action that nullified the law on the ground that the petition was presented to the Assembly by a private person not a member of the House.

The Council, according to statement, therefore, called on the state Assembly to expedite action on the passage of the Bill in the interest of the public.

 

MALAM MUHAMMAD GARBA

Hon. Commissioner, Information

Bichi Residents Protest Over Court’s Nullification Of New Kano Emirates

 

Hundreds of Bichi residents in Kano State took to the streets on Thursday to protest over a court ruling that nullified the new emirates.

Carrying placards, the protesters also met with Emir Aminu Ado Bayero who was returning from Daura and expressed their displeasure over the development.

They told the emir that despite the court ruling, they are still with him and regard him as their first-class emir.

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The Kano State High Court presided over by Justice Usman Na’abba, had earlier ruled that the creation of the emirates was not done in accordance with due process.

Meanwhile, the Kano State Government in a statement said it will study the ruling but will continue to recognize the emirs as first class.

PHOTOS: Residents Protest Nullification Of New Kano Emirates

 

Some residents in Kano State have stormed the streets in protest against the court ruling which nullified the creation of four new traditional Emirates.

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The protesters expressed displeasure over the development saying it is an attempt to destroy benefits of the new Emirate which they are already enjoying.

A Kano State High Court had earlier on Thursday nullified the creation of four additional Emirates in Kano State.

The presiding judge, Justice Usman Na’abba ruled that the creation of the Emirates and subsequent appointment of four new first class Emirs did not allow due process.

 

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Child Trafficking: Kano Govt To Give N1m Each To Nine Victims

 

The Kano State Government has directed that a sum of one million naira each be distributed to the nine victims of Child trafficking in the state to cater for their well-being.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje gave the order on Thursday, while receiving the nine children who were abducted from Kano and sold in Anambra State.

He also approved death penalty for anyone found guilty of kidnapping across the state while inaugurating a commission to be headed by Justice Wada Rano to commence an inquiry into cases of missing persons from 2010 till date.

Furthermore, he directed the Ministry of Justice to immediately commence the process of making amendments to laws regarding kidnapping and other child-related abuses.

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He also appealed to their parents to prioritize their education which has now been declared free and compulsory by the administration.

After being trafficked over a period of five years, the children were successfully rescued on October 13 by the police.

Kano Govt Approves Death Penalty For Kidnappers

 

The Kano State Government has approved death penalty for anyone found guilty of kidnapping across the state.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje gave the order on Friday at the Government House, while receiving the nine children who were abducted from Kano and trafficked in Anambra State.

He also inaugurated a commission to be headed by Justice Wada Rano to commence an inquiry into cases of missing persons from 2010 till date.

Furthermore, he directed the Ministry of Justice to immediately commence the process of making amendments to laws regarding kidnapping and other child-related abuses.

The commission is expected to submit its report to the government in the next 30 days.



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Meanwhile the governor has also directed the distribution of one million naira to each of the pupils to cater for their well-being.

He also appealed to their parents to prioritize their education which has now been declared free and compulsory by the administration.

The children were successfully rescued on October 13 by the police after being trafficked over a period of five years.

Child Trafficking: Kano Govt Promises To Commence Investigation, Ensure Justice For Victims

 

The Kano State Government has promised to investigate the case of nine children who were kidnapped and trafficked from Kano to Anambra State.

The governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, gave the assurance in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, on Tuesday.

He also gave an assurance that the arrested suspects would be prosecuted and punished accordingly if found guilty.

“Kidnapping is seriously abhorred and condemnable. What is more worrisome is the age of the victims, kids for that matter. My administration, Kano people and any right-thinking individual or groups of individuals, condemn this from all standpoints,” he said, adding that “no criminal will go scot-free”.

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He further stated that the government will identify and invite the parents of the rescued children for further discussion while working with the security agencies to unearth similar cases.

“No stone will be unturned,” he stated.

“We are coming up with a powerful committee that will critically look at this disturbing scenario, with the view to seeing to the root cause and avert re-occurrence.
The children were rescued by the police in Kano State on Sunday.

According to the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, the victims had been trafficked from Kano to Onitsha, the Anambra state capital, over the last five years.

Police Rescue Nine Kidnapped Children In Anambra

 

The police in Kano State have rescued nine children kidnapped from the state and trafficked to Onitsha, the commercial hub of Anambra State.

The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu confirmed this to journalists on Sunday.

He also stated that eight suspects have been arrested in connection to the crime.

 

According to him, the victims had been trafficked from Kano to Onitsha over the last five years.

Meanwhile, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has lauded the police and all other security agencies for their efforts in rescuing the children.

 

 

“This singular action shows the real and patriotic synergy and commitment of the Nigeria Police, Department of State Security Service, Military and all other security agencies in making sure that criminal activities are faced head on,” he said in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary to the Kano State Governor, Abba Anwar.

Speaking further, He assured the security agencies of his administration’s continued support and dedication in the area of security.

 

 

He, however, noted that “all hands must be on deck for the state and the nation at large, to enjoy lasting peace.”

Governor Ganduje also called on parents “to be very vigilant with what is happening around them” adding that they should “keep vigil at all times and nothing should be taken for granted.”

EFCC Recovers N500m From Cybercrime In Kano

 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has recovered a total of N500 million this year in Kano State which it says are proceeds of cybercrime.

Zonal Head of the commission who disclosed this to Channels Television also noted that 280 suspects have been arrested in connection to cybercrime.

More to follow…

Kano APC Suspends Jibrin For Alleged Anti-Party Activities

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File photo: Abdulmumin Jibrin

 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State has suspended Abdulmumin Jibrin, a member of House of Representatives for alleged anti-party activities.

Jibrin, who is representing Bebeji Local Government Area of Kano State at the House of Representative is suspended by the party for the next 12 months.

According to a statement signed on Wednesday by the chairman of the APC in Bebeji, Suleiman Gwarmai, the suspension takes effect immediately.

The decision according to Gwarmai follows a petition received by the APC executive committee of Bebeji Local Government and an investigation by a seven-man committee.

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“Upon a petition received by the APC executive committee of Bebeji Local Government, a seven-man committee was inaugurated to investigate all the issues raised by the petitioner, the statement read in part.

“After a thorough investigation, the committee submitted its report and recommendations to the Local Government executive which subsequently met and adopt as follows:

“That having confirmed various anti-party activities by Hon. Abdulmuminu Jibrin Kofa which was found contrary to some provisions of the party’s constitution, ranging from article 21, paragraph A (ii) (V) and (Vii) the executive committee adopted the report and hereby suspended Hon. Kofa with immediate effect for 12 months.

“That the executive committee also adopted the committee’s recommendation urging the state Executive committee to recommend to the national executive the immediate expulsion of Hon. Abdulmuminu Jibrin Kofa from the party for various offenses which was also found to be contrary to article 21, paragraph A (ii) and (xi) of the party constitution.

The local government committee, therefore, urged all APC members to remain calm and committed to the party.

Air Force Personnel Returns Lost €37,000 To Owner

 

Personnel of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has returned the sum of 37,000 Euros to one Alhaji Ahmad, owner of the lost money at the Hajj Camp Market in Kano.

Aircraftman (ACM) Bashir Umar who is a member of the NAF Mobile Air Defence Team (MADT) deployed for airport security duties, found the money on Tuesday, July 16 while on routine patrol with some of his colleagues.

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The Air Force in a statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said there was a phone number on the parcel which the Airman called, and eventually handed over the package to the owner.

He added that the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has asked that the Airman be rewarded.

“The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has directed the Chief of Administration at the Headquarters NAF, Air Vice Marshal Kingsley Lar, to immediately come up with modalities to reward the airman so as to encourage other personnel of the Service to continue to embody attitudes and behaviours that reflect NAF’s core values of Integrity, Excellence and Service Delivery.”

Abolish Herdsmen Movement From North To South, Ganduje Tells FG

 

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has asked the Federal Government to abolish movement of herdsmen from the Northern to Southern part of Nigeria in order to eradicate farmer/herders conflicts.

This is after Governor Ganduje set up a 16-man committee to identify critical areas of settling herdsmen across the state.

In an interview with Channels TV, Mr Ganduje said that the RUGA settlement, which his government has fully embraced, is the only way to reduce the concerns raised and it is a must.

“The Federal Government should abolish the movement of herdsmen from the Northern part to the Southern part of Nigeria because that creates a lot of problems and the only way to do it is the RUGA issue.

“This settlement is a must and to us in Kano state, it’s a task that must be done, because we must improve the quality of lives of the herdsmen so that they become full Nigerians and behave like any other good Nigerian, so that the conflict we are having all over the country can be reduced and at the same time, they can improve the way they breed their cattle.”

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The Governor revealed that 72 herders’ children have been trained on modern skills in cattle grazing and all herdsmen across the country should come to Kano state because of the efforts at getting the economic benefits of cattle breeding.

“We have trained 72 of the herdsmen children in artificial insemination and we have constructed two insemination centres in Kano and with this RUGA settlement which we are starting now so that the breeding system of the cattle will be according to the modern system.

“That is where we are heading to, and that is why we are calling all herdsmen all over the country to come to Kano, we are getting assistance from the Islamic bank so that we develop infrastructure for grazing areas and we believe when they converge, it will be a good omen for the state.

“We are already planning to build an ultramodern abattoir here so that the chain can be built right from bottom to top.”