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Breaking: Group writes US Ambassador to Nigeria over Kano Emirates Tussle

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Breaking: Group writes US Ambassador to Nigeria over Kano Emirates Tussle

…calls for urgent sanctions against Kano Governor, other top functionaries

 

 

The Save Kano Coalition, an amalgamation of civil society organisations in Kano State, has petitioned the United States Ambassador to Nigeria over the Kano Emirates tussle.

The petition dated June 28, 2024, appealed to the ambassador to “order and deter the Abba Yusuf-led recalcitrant” Kano State Government from further undermining the institutions of democracy in the state.

The group warned that if urgent steps are not taken now, it could have “unimaginable consequences” for the peace, law, order, and socio-economic well-being of the state in the near future.

“This has become necessary as the governor, Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf and his Party, the NNPP have turned Kano into a banana republic and a laughing stock in the eyes of the outside world. The rule of law has become the biggest casualty as the governor who has already subjugated the legislative arm of government, now interpretes judgements of the Court to conform with his vicious, malicious and vindictive intentions,” the coalition said in a statement signed by its Convener, Comr. Ibrahim Musa.

“The Kano Emirate Council which the governor is working overtime to convert to an appendage of his political Party is a revered traditional insitution with age-long values, culture, customs and traditions that is cherished, held in high esteem and guided jealously by subjects of the Emirate Council and outsiders alike.

“Today, the ancient city sits on edge as a result of the division and enmity which governor Yusuf and his godfather, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso have imported into Kano politics. The disregard for due process in running the affaim of the State has become so alarming that we can no longer pretend that all is well with our dear State and if the American government and her international allies who are the custodians of democracy, civil and human rights decides to turn a deaf ear ir and a blind eye to happenings in the Stant, Stair, it’s in only a matter of time before the time-bomb being planted in the State by Governor Yusuf explode in our faces. A conflagration in Kano State will be a threat will be a threat to the peace and stability of Nigeria and the whole of Africa and whatever can be done to pass this message to the government before it becomes too late must be done now.”

The group pointed out that the actions of Governor Abba Yusuf, who is being influenced by his godfather, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, to target perceived political enemies have the potential to fuel extremism and worsen the current security challenges in Northern Nigeria and the country as a whole.

SKC called for strict sanctions against the Governor Abba Yusuf-led government in Kano State until he stops disregarding court orders and ends all anti-democratic practices.

The coalition demanded that the Kano State government be excluded from receiving grants and partnerships from international organisations, development agencies, and donor agencies.

“The actions, decisions and policies The government have the potential of brewing estremism and of the compound the current security challenges being experienced in Northern Nigeria in particular and Nigeria as at large. With the governor’s penchant for disobeying the Orders of of the Coun, the people are already being tempted to resort to self-help and taking laws into their own hands. This could also lead to open confrontation between over noverzealous supporters of the governor and his Party on the one hand, and the law enforcement agencies on the other hand as their neutrality is being mad seen as working against the interest of the ruling government in the State to be

“We call for stringent sanctions against the governor Abba Yusuf-led government in Kano State until he ceases to disobey Court Orders and bring a halt to all anti-democratic practices. We equally demand that travel ban and Visa restrictions be placed on the governor and top members of his cabinet. We call for the Kano government to be blacklisted from grants and partnership by international organisations and development and or donor agencies whose interests can no longe be guaranteed in the volatile environment which the government has created with their own hands,” the statement added.

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Couple arrested for trying to sell two-year-old son to fund Canada trip

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Couple arrested for trying to sell two-year-old son to fund Canada trip

 

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a couple (name withheld) attempting to sell their two-year-old son to travel to Canada.

The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos.

Hundeyin said that the couple, aged 28 and 22, were apprehended on Tuesday while trying to sell their child off.

He stated that around 2.45 p.m. on Tuesday, the Isolo Divisional Police Officer received information that the couple went to Isolo General Hospital and expressed their intention to sell their baby boy.

 

 

“Upon receipt of the information, operatives from the station moved swiftly to the hospital where they were about to sell their child.

“The baby’s age is two and he has been rescued. Upon interrogation, the couple confessed that they decided to sell the baby to enable the man to travel to Canada for a greener pasture.

“However, the investigation is ongoing,” he said.

 

 

 

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Lagos Lawmakers Invite Attorney-General Over Supreme Court Judgement On LGs

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commend Police for successful operation against kidnappers

– applaud First Lady Remi Tinubu for encouraging gardens

 

 

The Lagos State House of Assembly has invited the Attorney-General of the State, Mr. Lawal Pedro, to appear before it to explain the Supreme Court judgement on local governments in the country.

 

Lagos Lawmakers Invite Attorney-General Over Supreme Court Judgement On LGs

The lawmakers said there was a need for better understanding of the decision of the apex court in relation to some provisions in the Constitution of the country.

A seven-man panel of the Supreme Court had declared on Thursday that the 774 local government councils in the country should receive their funds directly from the Federal Government as well as manage such funds themselves being a tier of government.

The court further declared that allocations to local government councils run by caretaker committees were illegal.

Ruling after a voice vote by lawmakers at plenary on Thursday, the Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, ruled: “There is a need for us to seek clarification and understanding of this judgement. It will be good to invite the Attorney-General to brief us and give his understanding so that we do not run foul of the judgement.”

Meanwhile, the Lagos State House of Assembly has resolved to write a letter of commendation to the Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, over the successful operation by men of the force that led to the elimination of nine kidnappers in the state recently.

A letter of commendation is also to be sent to the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Adegoke Mustapha Fayoade, for the efforts of the policemen which led to the fruitful operation.

Speaker Mudashiru Obasa, who presided over the plenary, said the police and men of the force who took part in the operation needed to be commended.

Dr. Obasa agreed with members of the House that letters be sent to Egbetokun and Fayoade further charging them not to relent in keeping the State safe for residents.

He stressed the need for stakeholders to fast-track considerations for the creation of state police to support the federal police system.

The Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Noheem Adams, had earlier recalled how the police launched the operation against some kidnappers in the Ladipo area of the state and eliminated nine of them.

According to him, there has been calm in the area since the operation was carried out.

Noheem added that the Ikorodu area of the state which hitherto had issues of kidnapping now enjoys relative peace.

In another development, the House of Assembly has applauded the First Lady of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, for seeking to encourage subsistence agriculture.

The Speaker said it was a beautiful idea to encourage Nigerians to have gardens in their houses arguing that this would help to create food sufficiency.

He recalled that schools had farms in the past adding that current situations call for a return to that period.

Eromosele Ebhomele
Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

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3 ST and Discover Badagry Tours have rolled out amazing tour of the countries with mouth watering packages.

The vacation tour is centred on Benin, Togo and Ghana. Slated for six nights and 7 days from August 25th till 31st, 2024.

Here is the details of the amazing tour package:

 

 

3 ST, Discover Badagry Tours Roll Out Vacation Tour to 3 Countries

6 nights/7 days
25th—-31st August,2024

3 countries
Benin 🇧🇯 Togo 🇹🇬 and Ghana 🇬🇭

2 nights in each countries.

Package includes
-Transportation
-Border Logistics
-Accommodation
-Visitation to historical sites in all the countries
-White pool party
-Games
-Labadi beach groove .

Fee:
Single—#850,000
Couple—#1,350,000
Family of 4/5–#2,500,000.

Traveling documents:
International passport
Yellow card
Covid vaccination cards.

It’s going to be educating and entertaining.

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