Supreme Court Affirms Abba Yusuf As Kano Governor

The election of Kabir Yusuf as Governor of Kano state has been affirmed by the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court on Friday, set aside the judgment of the Court of Appeal in Abuja.
A five-member panel of justices on Friday, January 12, unanimously held that the lower court misunderstood the import of the purported deduction of 165,616 ballot papers in favour of Governor Yusuf.
The lead judgment by Justice Inyang Okoro also held that the issue of Governor Yusuf’s membership was a pre-election matter.
He said the finding that by Section 177(c) of the Nigerian Constitution and Section 134(1) of the Electoral Act, Governor Yusuf was not sponsored by the NNPP, was not a finding of the electoral tribunal but a mere observation that his name was not contained in the membership list
“This court has consistently maintained that the issue of nomination or sponsorship of a candidate for an election is completely an exclusive prerogative of the political party,” he held.
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Eid-el Kabir: Kano Declares One-week Break For Schools

To mark this year’s Eid-el Kabir, the Kano State Ministry of Education has declared a one-week break for schools (all Day and  Boarding Public/Private Primary and Post Primary Schools) in the state.

The Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Malam Ahmad Tijjani Abdullahi declared the break in a statement issued to newsmen by the Ministry’s Director, Public Enlightenment, Aliyu Yusuf on Thursday.

He said the break is to commence from Friday 23rd June 2023 to Saturday 1st July 2023 noting that all Pupils/ students of boarding schools are to resume on Sunday 2nd July while those in day schools are to resume on Monday 3rd July 2023 respectively.

According to the statement, “Kano state Ministry of Education has approved Friday 23rd June 2023 as the date for the commencement of Eid-el Kabir Sallah Break  for all Day and  Boarding Public/Private Primary and Post Primary Schools in the state.

“Therefore, Parents/ Guardians of Pupils and Students in the Boarding schools are to convey their wards home  by the early hours of the said Day (Friday).

“The sallah Break which is going to last for one week is supposed to end on Saturday 1st July 2023, therefore, all Pupils/ students of the Boarding Schools are to resume on Sunday 2nd July while those in Day Schools are to resume on Monday 3rd July 2023 respectively.

“The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Malam Ahmad Tijjani Abdullahi urged Parents /Guardians of Pupils and Students of the schools to ensure compliance with the approved resumption dates.

“While wishing them Happy Sallah festivities in advance, he appeal to them to be useful to their parents and avoid roaming about unnecessarily during the Sallah break.

“The Permanent Secretary, also warned that appropriate Disciplinary Action would be taken against defaulting students,” the statement however reads.


Gunmen Kill Village Head In Kano

Alhaji Dahiru Abba, the Village Head of Maigari in Rimin Gado LGA of Kano state, has been shot dead by gunmen.

The newly appointed Permanent Secretary of Judiciary in Kano State, Alhaji Sanusi Abbas, who is also a family member of the deceased, confirmed the occurrence to newsmen on Sunday.

According to him, the late Village Head is also a biological father to the present Chairman of Rimin Gado LGA, Barrister Munir Dahiru Maigari.

“Late Maigari died after some unidentified gunmen stormed his residence in the early hours of Sunday, inflicted various degrees of injuries on his body, and later shot him dead.
” He said.

He further noted that the burial ceremony will be conducted Sunday at his residence by 10 am in Maigari Village of Rimin Gado LGA, Kano State.

“May his soul rest in Aljannatur Firdous,” The Permanent Secretary concluded.

As of press time, police authorities in Kano are yet to confirm the development coming barely a week before the Governorship, and state Assembly elections.

SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, the Kano Police Command spokesman, promised to speak on the matter after due investigation and information gathering