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Ganduje’s ex-deputy Hafizu Abubakar returns to APC

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Former Kano state deputy governor Hafizu Abubakar has returned to the ruling All Peoples’ Congress (APC) after decamping to the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and later to the Peoples’ Redemption Party (PRP).

The ex-deputy governor’s spokesperson, Abdulwahab Sa’id Ahmad told journalists in Kano that Hafizu Abubakar’s return to APC follows a meeting Wednesday night with president Muhammadu Buhari and other close associates of former Kano governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

KANO TODAY reports that Muhammadu Buhari met with disgruntled members of the Kwankwasiyya faction of the PDP that included Hafizu Abubakar, a former APC treasurer Bala Gwagwarwa, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority Aminu Dabo, and Mu’azu Magaji Dan Sarauniya.

Prominent members of the Kwankwasiyya political organization have been deserting the fold since the emergence of Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s son-in-law Abba Kabir Yusuf as the anointed candidate of the PDP

Political merry-go-round

Hafizu Abubakar left the APC to join PDP on August 1, 2018 as a show of loyalty to his political boss Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso whose Kwankwasiyya faction is battling with current governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

The former deputy governor however left the PDP two months later to join the PRP on November 1, 2018 after Rabiu Kwankwaso anointed his protégé Abba Kabiru Yusuf as the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP.

Hafizu Abubakar’s fate did not change for the better in the PRP as former commissioner in Ibrahim Shekarau’s government, Salihu Sagiru Takai beats him to the party’s governorship ticket.

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Kano Focus is hiring

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Kano Focus

Kano Focus, the most trusted local journalism site in Kano state, Nigeria is expanding its team to serve its audiences better.

We are therefore seeking for enterprising, experienced, and ethical candidates to fill the following vacancies:

Title: Editor

Type: Full time

Contract: 1 year (Renewable)

Location: Kano

Responsibilities

The Editor manages a small team of journalists for the production of multimedia content for Kano Focus and its social media platforms.

S/he is aware of and accepts that the demands of online journalism may often need flexibility and working outside normal office hours in order to meet deadlines or to deal with evolving situations.

The Editor’s key responsibilities are to coordinate, plan, and guide content production, develop and maintain high professional standards and ensure quality content, as well as motivate team members to think of how to do things better.

Requirements

The right candidate must demonstrate proven editorial judgment, ability to adapt content across different platforms, experience in planning and directing news coverage, thorough knowledge of the local media environmental, as well as an excellent command of the English language.

Title: Video Journalist

Type: Full time

Contract: 1 year (Renewable)

Location: Kano

Responsibilities

The video journalist is responsible for the production of video content for Kano Focus and its social media platforms.

S/he is aware of and accepts that the demands of online journalism may often need flexibility and working outside normal office hours in order to meet deadlines or to deal with evolving situations.

The video journalist’s key responsibilities are to shoot and edit video and audio materials for use across multiple platforms, and create engaging social media content in form of video, audio, and graphics.

Requirements

The right candidate must demonstrate an excellent track recording in video and audio recording and shooting, thorough understanding of social media content production, as well as expertise in the production of graphics, pictures, and audio, for specific social media platforms.

Title: Office Manager

Type: Full time

Contract: 1 year (Renewable)

Location: Kano

Responsibilities

The Office Manager is responsible for managing the finances and administration of the Kano Focus office.

S/he is responsible for contract management, handling official correspondences, daily financial administration, petty cash management, equipment procurement and maintenance, as well as routine maintenance of office security and hygiene.

Requirements

The right candidate must demonstrate good communication and presentation skills, fluency in English language, experience in financial bookkeeping, as well as proficiency in MS Word, Excel and basic accounting software.

Application

Eligible candidates should send an application letter and CV to info@kanofocus.com by July 20, 2020.

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Kano COVID-19 cases fall to 187

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COVID-19 Update

Mukhtar Yahya Usman

The Kano Ministy of Health says 187 persons are currently infected with COVID-19 in the state.

Kano Focus reports that the ministry tweeted on Monday evening that no new case was recorded from 128 results received on Monday.

Also no patients were discharged.

Statistics from the ministry show that Kano state has so far tested 14,448 persons out of which 1,268 turned out positive.

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However, 1,029 have been discharged while 52 have died.

Meanwhile, the total number of Nigerians infected with COVID-19 has risen to 17, 458 on Monday according to the Nigeria Center for Disease and Control (NCDC).

The NCDC said 29,286 Nigerian residents had tested positive to the virus but 11,828 have been discharged while 654 have died.

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Court jails man 14 years for raping 8 year old girl

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Nasiru Yusuf

A Kano state High Court has sentenced one Abdullahi Idris to 14 years imprisonment for raping an 8 years old girl.

Kano Focus reports that the presiding judge, Khadija Sulaiman also directed the convict to pay N50,000 damages to the victim.

Idris, a resident of Sharada in Kano Metropolis had on August 29, 2015 raped an eight year old girl in an uncompleted building.

The offence according to the prosecution counsel Zainab Bala Sani contradicted section 283 of the Penal Code.

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The judge passed the sentence after the prosecution counsels Zainab Bala Sani and Maryam Muhammad Jibrin presented four witnesses while the convict defended himself.

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