Author: Murtala Adewale

Exciting news as Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has officially launched the second phase of the women empowerment initiative in Kano State with a disbursement of N260 million. The initiative, which began in May 2024, aims to support small-scale businesses by providing N50,000 monthly to 5,200 women across the 44 local government areas. The beneficiaries, carefully selected from both rural and urban areas, will receive the empowerment funds on a monthly basis to ensure a wider impact. Governor Yusuf emphasized that the initiative aligns with his commitment to human development and the eradication of poverty in the state. Emphasizing transparency, the…

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Kano State Government is making significant strides in transforming the educational landscape to create a more unified and responsive framework within the state. This commitment was reaffirmed at the Kano State Education Recovery Conference, themed “Repositioning Education in Kano: Navigating the Path to Excellence.” Under the leadership of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, initiatives such as increased budgetary allocation, classroom construction, examination fee settlement, and educational material provision have been implemented to enhance the educational sector. The governor emphasized the importance of education as a catalyst for individual and communal prosperity. The conference, organized in partnership with PLANE and the Arewa…

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The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) highlighted the ongoing issue of out-of-school children in Northern Nigeria at the Kano State Education Recovery Conference. Chairman Bashir Dalhatu expressed concern over the neglect of education in the North, emphasizing the need for those in positions of power to address the situation rather than ignore it. Dalhatu praised Kano State governor Abba Kabir Yusuf for declaring a state of emergency in the education system, acknowledging the dire state of classrooms and lack of basic education facilities. Yusuf shared his commitment to improving the education sector by allocating 30% of the budget to education in…

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The Kano State Government is taking a firm stand against any promotion of sexual agendas that go against moral and religious standards. This decision was made in response to alleged claims that LGBTQ rights were included in a partnership agreement Nigeria signed. However, the Federal Government has denied these claims, stating that the agreement is in the country’s best interest. In light of this, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has instructed the Hisbah Board to crack down on any advocacy or promotion of activities that contradict the values of the people of Kano. Commissioner for Information, Baba Halilu Dantiye, emphasized that…

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Reaffirming their stand against the proposed N62,000 minimum wage by the Federal Government, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) remains resolute in demanding N250,000 for workers. NLC President, Comrade Joe Ajaero, emphasized the importance of securing realistic wages to sustain Nigerian workers. Despite failed negotiations with the government and the expiration of the existing minimum wage, the NLC stands firm in their commitment. Speaking at an award ceremony in Kano, Ajaero expressed concern over the economic challenges faced by workers due to the worsening inflation rate. Former Labour chairman, Haruna Wabba, urged the government to prioritize workers’ welfare and guarantee a…

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Saudi Arabia has set the operational guidelines for the upcoming 2025 Hajj exercise, just 48 hours after completing the 2024 rites. The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah disclosed that the 2025 Hajj will begin on September 1, 2024 and end when pilgrims arrive in the Kingdom on April 29, 2025. The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) shared the 2025 plan during a post-Arafah stakeholders meeting. The guidelines include the opening of an e-tracker for service payment in September, ending service provider engagement in October, and issuing visas from February to April 2025. NAHCON’s chairman emphasized improved service delivery to…

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