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Kano Gov. Yusuf urges Tinibu to reopen land borders



Kano State Censorship Board has issued directives banning movies that portray or promote cross-dressing and thuggery in the state. The Executive Secretary of the Kano State Censorship Board, Abba El-Mustapha, announced the ban on Wednesday, April 3, during a briefing with journalists after a meeting between the board’s management and various stakeholders from the Kannywood industry. A statement issued by the board’s information officer, Abdullahi Sani Sulaiman, said the decision to ban such films was necessitated by public outcry, hence the need to address the production of films suspected to be promoting crimes and deviant behaviours among youths. According to the statement, Abba El-Mustapha said: “it is high time to fish out any film that may demoralize our customs, norms and values in the name of reaching popularity, viewers or business making.” A one-month deadline has been set for all productions containing content related to hooliganism and transvestites to comply with the ban.
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Abba Yusuf, governor of Kano, has urged President Bola Tinubu to open land borders to enhance food security in the country.

Yusuf spoke on Monday during a courtesy visit by Adewale Adeniyi, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), in Kano.

Yusuf, who lamented the harsh economic condition being experienced by Nigerians, said reopening of the borders would check inflation and cut prices of food items.

“We wish to appreciate the president’s intervention in the ongoing national food initiative,” Yusuf said.

“He considers Kano as the host for the initiative ahead of its planned launch believing that the programme will cushion the effects of food scarcity if implemented.

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“Another immediate intervention that can make food available and affordable to our population is for the federal government to consider the reopening of the borders and allow free importation of commodities.”

While noting the need to reopen the borders, Yusuf lauded NCS’ food distribution scheme, and called for proactive measures to guard against diversion of the commodities.

The governor pledged continued support to the service to enable it to discharge its mandate effectively.

Earlier, Adeniyi called for effective synergy between Customs and the Kano community, adding that NCS was committed to deeper collaboration and mutual understanding.


He pledged to implement policies aimed at refining business processes and fostering engagement with stakeholders.