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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.

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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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Ganduje apologizes to Kano residents at Bayero’s memorial prayer

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Mukhtar Yahya Usman

The Kano state governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has apologized to Kano residents over the difficulties they face due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

Kano Focus reports that Mr Ganduje made the apology on Friday at a special prayer organized by the Kano Emirate Council to mark the sixth  anniversary of the death of late emir  Ado Bayero.

Mr Bayero, the 13th Fulani Emir of Kano died on June 06, 2014 having spent 51 years on the throne.

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Mr Ganduje urged Kano residents to bear with the lockdown imposed to check the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“This pandemic affects our religion, culture and even our economic and social development.

“We pray to Almighty Allah to wipe away this pandemic and see us through”. He said.

In his speech, the emir of Kano Aminu Ado Bayero urged his subjects to comply with the directives issued by the government and medical experts to stop the spread of the Coronavirus.

Mr Bayero thanked the state government for easing the lockdown and permitting the performance of congregational prayers.

The emir prayed for the soul of his late father and asked the Almighty Allah to grant the deceased residence in Paradise

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Supreme Court upholds late Bayero’s deposition of Aminu Babba

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The supreme court has on Friday affirmed Emir Ado Bayero’s decision of sacking Aminu Babba Dan’agundi as Sarkin Dawaki Maituta and District head of Gabasawa.

The judgment came six years after the death of the late monarch.

Kano Focus reports that Justice Mary Odili delivered the lead judgment based on the unanimous decision of the five justices of the Supreme Court.

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It could be recalled that, Emir Bayero had in 2003 dethroned Dan’agundi as District Head of Gabasawa and Sarkin Dawaki Maituta over alleged insubordination.

Mr Dan’agundi was accused of disobeying an order from the late emir, who invited him to appear before him.

However,  Dan’agundi dragged the late emir and Kano emirate council to a state high court for redress.

The high court judge, Sadi Mato ruled that Dan’agundi be reinstated and be paid all his entitlements.

However, the Kano Emirate Council appealed the judgment to the Court of Appeal, but the court also affirmed the verdict of the lower court.

The emirate council, again, filed an appeal at the Supreme Court challenging the judgment of the two lower courts.

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10 mourners killed in Dambatta traffic collision

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Mukhtar Yahya Usman

At least ten bus passengers and a motorcycle rider are feared dead in Dambatta town after their vehicles collided on Thursday morning.

Kano Focus reports that the incident occurred at Sha’iskawa, Dambatta  along Kazaure-Kano road at about 7:09 am.

An eye witness, Soja Maihoto Danbatta  said both vehicles caught fire and the passengers were burnt to death.

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“The motorcyclist who was carrying a jerry can of petrol crashed into the bus that was heading towards Kano.

“Both vehicles instantly caught fire.” He said.

Another eye witness Sulaiman (Holy Boy) Muhammad told Kano Focus that the passengers were from Zangon Daura, Katsina state on their way to a condolence visit in Minjibir, Kano state.

“The driver and one male passenger in the front seat jumped out of the bus while eight women and two children were burnt in the back seats.

“The motorcyclist was also burnt to death by the petrol.” He said.

Sa’idu Muhammad Ibrahim, a Principal Fire Superintendent and spokesperson Kano state fire service has confirmed the incident.

Mr Ibrahim said the fire workers had put out the fire and had taken the casualties to the Dambatta General Hospital.

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