Kano Assembly Suspends Five Members

 

The Kano State House of Assembly on Monday suspended five lawmakers for insubordination, and bridge of the rules and regulations of the House during last Monday’s rowdy session at the floor of the Assembly prior to the removal of Muhammadu Sanusi II.

At a preliminary session, Speaker of the House Abdulaziz Gafasa who announced the suspension following a point of order presented by one of the members, said the lawmakers are to remain suspended for six months.

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The suspended lawmakers include Muhammad Bello representing Rimin Gado, Labaran Madari of Warawa, Garba Gwarmai of Kunchi/Tsanyawa, Maje Ahmed of Kano municipal and Isyaku Ali of Gezawa.

Responding to the suspension, one of the affected lawmakers, Muhammad Bello told Channels Television that their suspension did not follow due process and that it violates order 8 which empowers committee on ethics and privileges to investigate any violation of House rules.

“Even if there is a violation of rules the committee should take care of it but none of these was put into considerations, we will, therefore, discuss among ourselves and see what we can come up with,” Mr Bello stated.

PHOTOS: Aminu Ado Bayero Receives Letter Of Appointment As New Emir Of Kano

 

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on Wednesday presented a letter of appointment to Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, the new Emir of Kano.

Following the dethronement of the ex-Emir, Muhammadu Sanusi II, Alhaji Bayero, who was the Emir of Bichi until his appointment, was installed as the new Emir of Kano.

Emir Bayero was announced as the new Emir of Kano on Monday, March 9, 2020, by the Secretary to the state government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji.

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Kano Govt Appoints Nasiru Ado Bayero As New Emir Of Bichi Emirate

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The Kano state government has appointed Nasiru Ado Bayero as the new Emir of Bichi.

This was announced by the Secretary to the State Government, Usman Alhaji, shortly after the former Emir, Aminu Ado Bayero, was appointed as the new Emir of Kano on Monday.

Nasiru, is the younger brother to the newly appointed Emir, Aminu Ado Bayero.

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Earlier, Muhammadu Sanusi II was removed by the state government over allegations of consistently refusing to abide by instructions given to him.

According to Usman Alhaji, the removal was in line with the recommendation of the Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission which summoned the emir.

Kano Assembly Receives Petition To Investigate Emir Sanusi

 

 

The Kano State House of Assembly has received a fresh petition against Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II for alleged behavioural misconduct.

The petition, according to the Chairman committee on local government and Emirates, Hon. Zubairu Masu was submitted by two people requesting the house to make a necessary and thorough investigation about the allegations, they claim is contrary to the culture and tradition of the people of Kano.

During plenary on Wednesday, the report was submitted to the House Committee on petitions for considerations.

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The assembly also constituted a committee headed by the Deputy Speaker, Hamisu Chidare and seven others to investigate the petition against the Emir.

Meanwhile, a source within the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, said Emir Sanusi has been invited over to answer questions on alleged corruption charges leveled against him.

Emir Sanusi has been accused by the Kano state government over allegations of misappropriation of over N3.4 billion funds meant for Kano Emirate.

Two Killed, Four Injured As Gunmen Attack Kano Village

 

Two people have been killed while a few others were said to have been injured as gunmen attacked Agalawa Village of Bagwai Local Government in Kano State.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, who confirmed the incident to Channels Television, operatives of Operation Puff Adder are around the area to track and apprehend the gunmen.

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Meanwhile, the commissioner of police in the state, CP Habu Sani, said the gunmen are armed robbers who stormed a shop where recharge cards are sold.

He added that four people were injured and are receiving treatment

Some residents, who spoke to Channels Television, said the gunmen attacked a local shopping centre and started shooting sporadically.

Supreme Court Verdict: Ganduje Calls Opposition To Join In Developing Kano

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

 

A few minutes after the verdict of the Supreme Court that reaffirmed his victory, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has called on members of the opposition to join hands with him for the continued development of the state.

“We thank Allah for the victory that made it possible for the Supreme Court to reaffirm our victory after Election Petition Tribunal and Court of Appeal judgements. We also thank Kano people for the peaceful conduct of their affairs,” said Governor Ganduje.

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The Governor also thanked all those who actively participated in praying for the victory that came his way, emphasising that, “Whoever believes and depends on Allah, will always see light at the beginning, mid and end of the tunnel, no matter the circumstances.”

“We also commend all the Judges who partook in this exercise of deepening democracy. This shows the commitment of our judiciary in strengthening our democracy. This is highly commendable,” he added.

Ganduje said, “I insist that our opposition should come and join us to move the state forward. We have a lot of developmental projects on the ground and more are coming.

“Our free and compulsory education policy needs all hands on deck. Our security system also needs all and sundry,” he said.

Immediately after the announcement of the Supreme Court Verdict, the Government House in Kano was filled to capacity with people celebrating the victory.

The same look took over the streets of the state.

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.

 

See photos from the protest below…

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.