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Negative political class in Kano should have a rethink – Police



Kano state police command has revealed that it has taken steps to achieve three major objectives towards providing enabling ground for INEC and and the electorates to exercise their franchise in a free, fair, credible and transparent election. 

The newly posted commissioner of police to Kano state, to supervise the gubernatorial and state house of assembly elections, Muhammad Usaini Gumel disclosed this during press briefing with newsmen at the Police officers mess Thursday.

The Senior police officers according to him have evaluated police performance in the previous presidential elections nationwide with a view of drawing lessons by identifying critical operational challenges, ascertaining the performance gaps and working towards addressing them in the next planning process for the good of the upcoming elections.

He further explained that It is in view of this development that the Inspector General of police deployed additional anti-riot personnel and additional state-of-the-earth crowd management equipment to augment the existing security architecture in the state to adequately secure the forthcoming election. 

The second aspect he pointed out is undertaken security threat analysis and upscale the level of preparation for the elections across all the polling units at the local government areas of the state adding that the police are fully prepared to emplace the requisite strategies towards managing the identified threats. 

“The third and perhaps the most important is the productive outcome resulting from the follow-up interaction with the police, INEC leadership and the active partnerships of the membership of the State Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES).”

The credibility of every election, CP Usaini said is determined not just by the legal framework regulating it and the conduct of the actors within the process but by the extent of professionalism and operational competence displayed by the police.

He said that the Inspector-General of Police have deployed reasonable assets and operational equipment to the state for the use of all anti-riot gadgets and possessed the capacity to quench any unwanted act of mayhem by anybody who has the feeling that he can subdue the election process. 

He restate the Police commitment to provide safety and urged the populace to shun peddling rumour of insecurity and instead prepare for a massive turnout at polling units to cast their votes to persons of their choices freely and unmolested.

The Police Command assured residents and international partners that it will coordinate effectively with the relevant complementary security agencies on honest collaboration platforms to efficiently support INEC with safe and secure space for the citizens to freely exercise their electoral franchise. 

He further reiterate the commitment of the police towards securing all law-abiding political actors, party faithful’s and citizens at large in the course of the elections. 

He warned that nobody should be in doubt as to the current capacity and renewed determination of the police to deal decisively with elements that attempt to test the will of the policy by engaging in political violence or other electoral manipulations including vote buying or use of threats, directly or indirectly which he pointed out as some of the elements threatening democratic values.

CP Usaini also warn any person that intends to offer himself to be used negatively by some ungodly political class in the state and urges him or her to take the advice that it will be better to have a rethink or else be ready to face the harsh consequences


ACF hails Gov. Yusuf 50% slash down of school fees, says the move is exemplary



The Arewa Consultative Forum( ACF) has hail the 50% reduction of school fees for indigent students by the incumbent Governor, of Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf as exemplary and worthy to emulate by other governor’s.

Gov. Yusuf has recently cut down 50% reduction in the registration fee for the 2023/2024 academic session for all Kano State indigenes studying regular courses at the Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano, Sa’adatu Rimi University of Education, Kumbotso, Audu Bako College of Agriculture, Dambatta and other state owned tertiary institutions accross the state to cushion  the worsening economic situation people have been going through. 

While reacting to the governor’s initiative, the Chairman of the forum, Dr. Goni Farouk Umar  described the decision as both revolutionary and a hallmark of visionary leadership. 

He noted with delight the Kano State government’s resolve to restore its foreign scholarship programme designed to sponsor 1001 best graduates which demonstrates the government compassion that resulted in the payment of N700million registration fees for 700 Kano State students at the Bayero University Kano. 

The ACF leader noted that both the slashing of the fees in state owned institutions, and the off-setting of the BUK fees would go along way to ease the burden on parents and the students occasioned by the current economic hardship. 

Dr  Umar who describe education as power, and pivot in society’s advancement, prayed for the successful implementation of the government’s pro-poor education policies.

 He also appealed to all sections of the community to support educational development in all facets. 

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Nigeria’s President Tinubu say’s country’s pilgrim who return $80,000 to owner in Saudi is a pride of all.



President of Nigeria, Mr  Ahmed Bola Tinubu will honour Zamfara pilgrim Hajiya A’ishatu ‘Yan Guru Nahuce who found $80,000 in Saudi Arabia during the last Hajj exercise and return the money to it’s rightful owner. Chairman Zamfara State Hajj Commission, Alhaji Musa Mallaha has revealed.

Mallaha disclosed that the president is overwhelmed by the act of honesty exhibited by the female pilgrim hence he directed the National Hajj Commission to organize a national press conference to interview the woman for record keeping while in Saudi.

When the directives was given by the president according to Mallaha, the woman was already airlifted back to Nigeria adding that arrangements are in top gear to ensure the presidential directives is implemented as soon as possible.

Mr. Mallaha who revealed that president Tinubu expressed delight and pointed out that Hajiya Nahuce has brought respect and honour to her country Nigeria said the commission’s preparation towards the national press conference in Nigeria now will include the State governor, Dauda Lawan keying into the activities.

Mallaha further said that her honesty is a pride to all Muslims accross the globe.

The woman during the last excise stumbled into the money while performing Tawaff at the Ka’abah, she said that she kick the bag of the money to a distance for fear of been trample upon if she bow down to pick it up because of the large crowd. An Arab Pilgrim who saw her action pick the bag and gave it to her thinking that it was hers.

Mrs. Nahuce who was sponsored to Hajj by her son’s revealed that it was her first trip to the holy land.

She further revealed in an interview that, she took the money to the officials of her local government Hajj commission and handed it over. The officials met Saudi Authorities and within few days the owner was found and the money was returned to him.

She commented that she was not aware of the magnitude of her action until she was back home to Nigeria where she understands that the news went viral before her arrival

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Nigerian Army neutralize 7 bandits, comb bush for others in Zamfara



Nigerian Army neutralized seven Armed Bandits while several others flee with gunshots wounds in the late hours of Monday. 

The bandits in large number according to reliable source attempted to infiltrate and attack the troops at Kango Sabuwa. The gallant troops of Sector 1 Operation Hadarin Daji in conjunction with troops deployed at Forward Operating Base Wanke were steps ahead of them.

This was achieved by the troops in an ambush operation along the route suspected to be used by the Bandits.

The troops Shortly after the encounter proceeds in pursuit of other fleeing wounded bandits, recovered 1 Machine Gun, ammunition and 6 Motorcycles from the armed bandits.

The Commander Joint Task Force Northwest Operation Hadarin Daji, Major General Godwin Mutkut commends the troops for their bravery and resilience in dealing with the Armed Bandits.

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