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Kano this morning: Friday 21.12.18

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By Mukhtar Yahaya Usman

Top story: Police investigates Wudil/Garko representative of masterminding political murders

Kano state police command says it is investigating a federal legislator Muhammad Ali Wudil representing Wudil/Garko constitueny in the House of Representatives for allegedly masterminding political unrest leading to the death of some people in Rano local government.

KANO TODAY recalls that about three people were said to have died in the crisis during the flag-off of the All Peoples’ Congress (APC) campaign in Kano South senatorial zone.

Magaji Musa Majiya, Kano state police spokesperson said Muhammad Ali Wudil was adviced by the police not to attend the political rally due to security reports against him but he refused to accept the advice.

He said the police command has evidence that Muhammad Ali Wudil went to the rally with political thugs who are now accused of killing three persons at the event.

He added that the command would invite the politician for interrogation and subsequent trial as soon as it gathers enough evidence against him.

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60-year old jailed for raping 9-year old – Kano state high court sitting at Miller Road under Justice Aisha Mahmud has sentenced one Bala Sa’adu, 60, to seven years in prison for raping a nine-year-old girl.

The court found Bala Sa’adu guilty of seducing the little girl with money contrary to section 283 of the Penal Code.

Prosecution counsel Zakariyya Muhammad presented six witnesses before the court to prove his case.

Giving the judgment Aisha Muhammad said she will consider minimal verdict to him for his old age, thus, sentence him to seven year in jail.

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Hisbah rearrests Kano ‘same-sex marriage’ suspect – Kano State Hisbah Command has re-arrested, Fatima Jaririyar Zuciya, one of the 11 women arrested in Sabon Gari area for allegedly organizing a ‘lesbian marriage’.

KANO TODAY reports that the 11 women were arraigned before a Shari’a court and have been remanded in prison custody awaiting trial.

A director of the Hisbah command, Abba Sa’id Sufi said a prison officer unlawfully released Fatima Jaririyar Zucya was but she has been rearrested by Hisbah officers.

Spokesperson Kano state high court Baba Jibo Ibrahim, said they will investigate the issue and bring the suspected prison officer to justice.

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Muhammadu Buhari visits Kano – The president, Muhammad Buhari was in Kano Thursday for the maiden graduation of degree-holding Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASPs) at the Police Academy Wudil.

Muhammad Buhari charged the 602 new ASPs to commit themselves to ensuring the security of lives and safety of property in Nigeria.

Buhari also warned the newly commissioned police officers, that anyone caught colleting bribes will face severe punishment.

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Buhari welcomes Kwankwaso’s associates back to APC – Professor Hafiz Abubakar, former deputy governor of Kano state, who resigned recently to join Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, in the Peoples’ Democratic Party is back in the All Progressives Congress.

He was among the staunch allies of Kwankwaso, members of his Kwankwasiyya Movement, who have retraced their steps to the APC and who met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday night in Abuja.

In welcoming the party leaders back to the APC, President Buhari said the house was large enough to accommodate everyone and promised to speak to the leadership of the party and government in Kano to accommodate and work with the returnees.

Other returnees at the meeting include a former Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Aminu Dabo; the immediate past National Treasurer, Bala Mohammed Gwagwarwa; Security Adviser to Kwankwaso, retired Gen. Danjuma Dambazau; Eng. Mu’azu Magaji, all of them staunch members of Kwankwasiyya, as well as Sen. Isa Zarewa who left in protest against the last primaries.

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Kano designates 509 health facilities for Administering COVID-19 vaccine

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Ganduje COVID-19

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Kano state government has designated 509 health facilities for administering COVID-19 vaccine.

Kano Focus reports that the leader of the state Technical Response Team on COVID-19, Tijjani Hussaini disclosed this on Monday at a sensitisation meeting with security agencies held at Government House, Kano.

In a presentation, titled ‘COVID-19 Vaccine : Roll Out Plan in Kano State’ Mr Hussaini disclosed that “In Kano we have identified 509 health facilities, that will be use as COVID-19 vaccination centres.”

“We will use Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Muhammadu Abdullahi Wase Teaching Hospital and Dala Orthopedic Hospital.”

Mr Hussaini hinted that, there would be 4 phases for the proposed vaccination exercise in the state.

“The first phase will focus on frontline health workers, the second phase focuses on the remaining health workers and people above 50 years, the third phase will focus on people with underlying health issues and the fourth phase will focus on other target population.”

He also emphasized the need for people to register for COVID-19 vaccine online, so that federal government could allocate enough dose to the state.

In his address the Kano state governor Abdullahi Ganduje said the government decided to kicked-off the sensitisation campaign with the security agencies, being one of the categories of frontline population.

Mr Ganduje revealed that, “COVID-19 vaccine will follow the same pattern on how to reach the public, with what was obtained during Polio vaccine. We also need to follow the same pattern with that of our effort during the first wave of the COVID-19.”

“Our health workers are well trained for that. As they are recognized to be one of the best in the country. They performed wonderfully well before and during the first wave of the pandemic. They are still sustaining the tempo,” he assured.

“During this last lap of the fight against COVID-19, we win the fight again. In fact we are ready for this stage, the final stage.”

Mr Ganduje revealed that all categories of people would be involved in the sensitisation programmes designed to be implemented in phases.

He said the second category for the sensitisation meeting after security agencies, are health related professionals.

In a presentation titled “COVID-19 vaccine: facts, misconception and myths,” a Professor of Public Health, from Bayero University, Kano, Mukhtar Gandanya explained that the vaccine is not harmful and debunked all misconceptions surrounding its safety.

The sensitisation meeting was attended by Police, Army, Air force, Nigerian Civil Defense, Immigration Services, Correctional Centres, National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, Department of State Security, State Hisbah Board, among others.

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Women Day: Young lady from Kano develops Android app for reporting rape cases

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Sa'adat Aliyu

 

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A  Kano born young lady Saadat Aliyu has developed Android application ‘Helpio App’ for reporting sexual abuse.

Kano Focus reports that ‘Helpio App’ was launched on August 6, 2020 on play store.

Ms Aliyu who is the founder of shamrock innovations, a women and youth centric tech innovation hub in kano, said that any person can visit play store on android phone and install the app.

“You can go to Play store, search for it and install it. After Installation, you can sign up using email and password either in Hausa or English language.

“So far the Initiative for Support of victims of  Sexual abuse, Orphans and Less privileged (ISSOL) and Equity Destitute, Child Right and Welfare initiative (EDCRAWI) have signed up in the platform,” Ms Aliyu said.

She recalled that she started learning IT skills from her brother when she was in junior secondary school and subsequently became a self taught developer.

The young lady told Kano Focus that “My next project will be launched very soon and is fintech oriented.

“I want to continue making an impact on women and people’s lives by advocating and developing solutions,” Ms Aliyu said.

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Kano Anti corruption investigates refugee commission over alleged diversion of palliatives

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Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission says it will investigate alleged corrupt practices in the disbursement of relief materials by National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFR).

Kano Focus reports that the chairman of the commission Muhyi Magaji Rimin Gado revealed this while receiving the new Commissioner Independent Corrupt Practices and ther related offences Commission (ICPC ) in charge of Kano zone.

Mr Rimin Gado said PCACC will partner ICPC to investigate the alleged corrupt practices in the disbursement of relief materials.

He noted with dismay that some officials saddled with the responsibility of distributing the items to the needy, was accused of diverting it.

While congratulating the new Commissioner over his recent posting to Kano office of the ICPC, Mr Rimingado solicit for synergy between the two commissions towards checkmating corrupt practices in the state.

In his remarks, the state Commissioner of ICPC, Ibrahim Kagara, assured to work with PCACC in the fight against corruption.

Kagara, described corruption as a serious problem that required a concerted efforts of all stakeholders to tackle it decisively.

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