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Kano: Emirate Council Supports ‘Achaba’ Ban

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EMIR OF KANO, ALHAJI (DR) ADO BAYERO, WITH KANO STATE GOVERNOR, RABIU KWANKWASO & HIS DEPUTY

EMIR OF KANO, ALHAJI (DR) ADO BAYERO, WITH KANO STATE GOVERNOR, RABIU KWANKWASO & HIS DEPUTY

About 72hrs after the daring attack by yet to be identified bike-riding gunmen on a convoy of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji (Dr.) Ado Bayero, penultimate Saturday, the state government announced a ban on commercial motorcycle operators known as ‘Achaba’ in the metropolis. It is estimated that there are over 7 million Achabas in Kano state and the ban means more people will be without a daily source of livelihood.But the Kano State Emirate Council, has expressed its support for the ban. The Council made its support known through the Wamban Kano, Alhaji Abbas Sanusi, a senior council member in the emirate, who said the decision to support the government and security agencies to enforce the restriction, was borne out of concern for the safety of both the bike riders and other members of the public.

“On behalf of His Royal Highness the Emir of Kano (Alhaji Ado Bayero) and council members, the emirate has supported the government’s move to bar motorcycles from taking passengers in Kano because it was noticed that most of the killings that are being carried out in the state are done using motorbikes”, Sanusi told newsmen on Friday.

“We are calling on members of the public to support the action for their own security and safety. We are interested only in the maintenance of peace and progress in Kano state”.

Sanusi also disclosed that the Rabiu Kwankwaso led government had informed the emirate of its plans to introduce alternative means of livelihood to those affected by the ban in order forestall any unpleasant consequences that the policy may generate.

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  1. Abdulmalik Aliyu Shehu Soba

    January 27, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    This is not a good decision, many people does’nt have any business to do.

  2. AS YA AD

    April 4, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Allah yataimaki,CFR,LLD,JP,DR,ALHAJI ADO BAYARO KANO.

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Nigeria Ranks Third On Global Terrorism Index Despite Drop In Deaths – Report

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Nigeria Ranks Third On Global Terrorism Index Despite Drop In Deaths – Report

Boko Haram

Nigeria has been ranked as the third most terrorized country in the world according to a 2020 report by the Global Terrorism Index (GTI).

The report which was released on Wednesday, ranked Nigeria third only behind war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Iraq.

According to the GTI report, Nigeria witnessed an increase in Boko Haram attacks in the period under review, witnessing her worst terrorist attack in 2019 in northeastern Borno State, where at least 70 people were killed and 10 others wounded when insurgents attacked at a funeral.

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“Over the past year, Boko Haram increased attacks on military targets, with deaths rising from 26 in 2018 to 148 in 2019,” the report said.

However, the report recognized that terror-related incidents in the country fell by 27% in the same period due to a significant reduction in violence attributed to killer herdsmen.

“This reduction occurred despite a small increase in deaths attributed to Boko Haram, which has been the most active terrorist group in the country over the past decade. Deaths from terrorism in Nigeria are now 83 percent lower than at
their peak in 2014.”

 

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

Also Read: Gunmen Evict NIDCOM Staff From Office On Minister’s Order

The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

Also Read: Umahi Unhappy With PDP Because Atiku Picked Peter Obi – Wike

Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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