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Half of Kano people prone to Cholera – FG



Maude Rabiu Gwadabe

Twenty seven out of the 44 local government areas in Kano state have recorded cases of Cholera as of June 2019, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reports.

The NCDC said the result of its survey shows that Kano state has the highest number of local government areas that are prone to the outbreak of cholera in Nigeria.

The Centre was established in 2011 to enhance Nigeria’s preparedness and response to epidemics through prevention, detection, and control of communicable diseases.

Its core mandate is to detect, investigate, prevent and control diseases of national and international public health importance.

According to the NCDC survey 16 states have at least one local government that is considered a cholera ‘hotspot’.

Top of the list is Kano followed by Kebbi, Sokoto, Borno, Zamfara, and Kaduna states.

The 27 Kano state local government areas include Fagge, Madobi, Dawakin Kudu, Kura, Ungoggo, Garun Malam, Kumbotso and Gezawa in Kano central district.

Others are Gwarzo, Karaye, Shanono, Bagwai, Kabo, Rimin Gado, Tofa, Bichi, Dawakin Tofa, in Kano North.

The rest are Wudil, Gaya, Tudun Wada, Rano, Bebeji, Bunkure, Kibiya, Doguwa,  Rogo, and Kiru in Kano South.

Why Kano?

A medical geographer, Dr. Uba Lawal told KANO TODAY that Kano state is more prone to Cholera due to poor sanitation and hygiene.

“Open defecation, washing hands without soap, and the dense population of Kano makes it easy for the Cholera bacteria to be ingested into the human body,” he said.

Dr Lawal adds that the solution lies with the provision of potable water in both urban and rural areas.

Other measures include persistent public campaign about washing hands with soap, and proper management of human defecation.


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Abba Kabir Yusuf asks Fuel Marketers to reverse to old price



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim




Kano state Governor, Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf has urged petroleum marketers to reverse the prices of petroleum goods to its old rate in order to lessen the current hardship experienced by the general public.

KANO FOCUS reports that the appeal is contained in a statement issued by Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the chief press secretary to the governor.

The governor said he is aware that the marketers still had old products in stock that were supposed to be sold at the previous pricing.

“To reduce the needless hardship on the state’s citizens, the marketers should exercise some restraint and quickly reopen all filling stations with available products in stock to sell at the former price.

“As a concerned Governor, I am disheartened to see our dear People of Kano suffering as a result of an unjustified fuel hike, and the situation must be stopped right away,” the governor said.

Kano, according to governor, is the commercial hub for the country’s northern region as well as certain countries in West Africa, and its bustling populace continues to enjoy favorable business conditions.

The Governor urged the good citizens of Kano state to maintain their composure and uphold the law because the government is always prepared to make sure that people are doing their affairs conveniently.

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Abba Kabir Yusuf appoints Rahila Mukhtar to head KSCHMA




Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim




Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has announced the appointment of Rahila Mukhtar as executive secretary of the Kano State Healthcare Contributory Management Agency (KCHMA).


KANO FOCUS reports that this is contained in a statement by his chief press secretary Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa on Thursday.


Yusuf also approved the appointment of Garba Bichi as managing director of the Kano State Water Board, Hassan Danbaffa as managing director of the Kano State Road Maintenance Agency (KARMA), Ibrahim Yakubu as managing director of the Kano State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KNUPDA) and Abdulkadir Abdussalam as the accountant-general.


KANO FOCUS reports that the government said a date for their swearing-in would be announced soon to enable them to assume the new responsibilities.




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Police arrest ninety-six suspects in Kano over attempts to disrupt inauguration activities








Ninety- six suspects were arrested by the Nigeria Police in Kano following alleged attempts to disrupt peace in the state during Monday’s inauguration ceremony.


KANO FOCUS reports that State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Usaini Gumel, who disclosed this at a press conference held at the Command’s Bompai headquarters, Wednesday remarked that the arrest followed a series of crackdowns by his men.


He noted that the suspects, who were picked up differently across the state within the last one week included 56 suspected mobile phone robbers, 17 illicit drug related suspects, and 20 suspects who were arrested on account of attempts to commit violent crimes.


Items recovered from the suspects included five cartons of suspected Tramadol tablets, 83 sachets of suspected Diazepam and 371 pieces of rubber solution, including 12 parcels and 303 wraps of dried leaves.


Other recoveries from the suspects included 157 weapons, four locally made guns, one toy gun and 18 mobile phones as well as 34 ATMs .


He explained that preliminary investigations had led them to conclude that the suspects were saboteurs and sponsored criminals given that they were found with dangerous weapons and were also under the influence of drugs during their arrest


Usaini added that all the suspects would soon be charged to court even as he advised the members of the public to be law abiding.


He insisted that the Police would continue to match its words with actions until all the criminally minded persons in the state repented or decided to leave the state.



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