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Kano Assembly Moves To Create Four Additional Emirates|The Republican News

Kano State House of Assembly has commenced move for creation of four additional emirates in the state.

At yesterday’s plenary, the Speaker of the House, Alhaji Kabiru Alhassan Rurum read a letter brought to the house for consideration by Ibrahim Salisu and others for creating the additional emirates.

The implication of creating additional emirates is that the powers of the present Emir of Kao, Malam Muhammad Sanusi ll, would be reduced.

The proposed emirates are Karaye, Bichi, Rano and Gaya.

Speaker Kabir Alasan-Rurum who presided at plenary read the petition.

He told the lawmakers that the petitioners demanded decentralisation of the existing emirate council.

Justifying the new emirate, Salisu and others said  establishment of the new emirates  would bring more developmental advantages in the state.

They stated  that the motive would  draw the remote and historic emirate closer to the state government, ‘‘which would enhance security and developmental aspects of Kano’’.

After the presentation of the petition before the house, majority of the members unanimously supported the move.

While contributing, Alhaji Zakari Muhammad, member representing Tarauni Constituency said the moves came at the right time.

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He cited decentralisation of emirates by neighbouring statesw which he said had brought  developmental strides to them.

Also, members representing Takai, Dawakin Tofa, Rimin-Gado, Municipal, Nassarawa and Tudun Wada constituencies also supported the move.

The lawmakers expressed the opinions that such creation of the new emirates will make them equal in power as far as their emirate status is concerned.

However, with the petition hotly debated on the floor of the House, yesterday,

Already, thirteen legislators have already assented to the petition while the former speaker, Alhaji Isiyaku Ali Danja, who is  from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) vehemently resisted the prayer contained in the petition.

He  urged his colleagues to maintain the status quo by allowing the existence of one emirate council instead of decentralising them.

Thereafter, the leadership of the House had adjourned sitting till today, to give ample time for the lawmakers to further deliberate on the issue . (The Sun)

 

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Emirates’ New First Class Suites Feature Virtual Windows And ‘Zero-gravity’ Seat

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Emirates has just completed the first flight of its new 777 equipped with glorious first class suites inspired by Mercedes-Benz. Those lucky (or rich) enough were treated to what Emirates says is the world’s first fully enclosed suite, measuring a spacious 40 square feet.

The private rooms feature “zero-gravity” seats, virtual windows, and active noise cancelling E1 headphones from Bowers and Wilkins developed for exclusively for Emirates (but based on B&W’s P7 wireless cans).

The rooms were also fitted with a pair of Safari binoculars, an entertainment system featuring 2,500 channels and wireless remote, a super-wide 32-inch full HD LCD TV (Emirates says it’s the largest widescreen digital touch TV in the world on any aircraft), and custom-controlled mood lighting and climate allowing passenger to adjust the cabin’s temperature to 18 to 26 degrees Celsius / 64 to 79 degrees Fahrenheit.

The virtual windows are a feature on the otherwise windowless cabin suites along the middle aisle, and project a high-definition view of the outside using real-time cameras mounted on the plane. The NASA-inspired zero-gravity seat features a “buttery-soft” leather and a lounging position that Emirates says removes any pressure from the elbows, back, and neck in order to achieve maximum comfort.

There’s a total of six suites on the new Boeing 777, all with floor-to-ceiling doors, curtains, a service window (you can pull down and yell for more snacks), and a video call function where passengers can, more politely, request room service. Customers who fly in the suites will also receive a complimentary chauffeur service which uses Mercedes-Benz S-Class cars.

Emirates calls the suites a “hotel in the sky” and I’m inclined to agree, given the opulence. But to be fair I’d expect the best, given the millions Emirates spent upgrading its cabins.

If you want to see for yourself how the super rich fly, there’s a video of a nice man named Doyle who takes you through all the features you’ll probably never experience. (The Verge)

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