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ARTV DG emerges BON chairperson

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Hajiya Sa’a Ibrahim, Director-General of Abubakar Rimi Television (ARTV) Kano, has been elected as the National Chairperson of Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) on Thursday.

Kano Focus reports that Mrs Ibrahim emerged unopposed at the 72nd General Assembly BON following the disqualification of her opponent Yusuf Nadabo of Adamawa Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

Before her election, the ARTV chief executive was the immediate past vice chair of the broadcast organization.

In her inaugural speech Mrs Ibrahim pledged to run an open leadership that would carry all members along.

The new chairperson, who expressed appreciation to all members for a hitch free exercise, pledged to justify the confidence reposed in her.

She noted that she would ensure the presence of BON in each state of the federation before the end of her tenure.

The next BON Annual General Meeting is scheduled to hold in Kano.

The Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) was established in 1973 as a coalition of public and private broadcast media.

The Organisation has over 100 members and collectively owns over 250 radio and television stations across Nigeria.

 

Editor’s note: We reported that Hajiya Sa’a Ibrahim emerged the first female chairperson of BON following her election, in the initial version of this story. That claim has since been discovered to be wrong. The error is regretted.

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Ganduje approves recruitment of 500 doctors, pharmacists, other health professionals

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Nasiru Yusuf

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has approved the recruitment of over 500 medical doctors, pharmacists, medical laboratory scientists, laboratory technicians and other allied health professionals.

Kano Focus reports that the state commissioner for health, Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, announced this on Tuesday at the presentation of certificates to 103 medical doctors who were sponsored by the state government to undergone medicine training in Sudanese universities.

The medical doctors graduated from Al-Ahfad University for Women, El-Razi University, Omdurman Islamic University and Sudan International University.

Mr Tsanyawa added that, “In his effort to see to continued progress of the health sector, governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has directed us to go round to all the 484 Wards in the state and asses the state of being of their health facilities.”

The commissioner said that, governor Ganduje also gave another approval for the employment of 1,500 other sets of health care workers, who would be posted to 484 health care facilities.

In his remarks, Mr Ganduje said that the occasion was another graduation ceremony, as he was presenting certificates to the graduates.

“Our population feels safe, especially for the fact that most of you who graduated from Sudan Universities are female. These means a lot, as far as our culture and religion are concerned. Women will feel more comfortable to be treated in hospital by their female folks.”

“We are not done with you till when we give you your appointment letters,” Mr Ganduje said.

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Aminu Kano hospital conducts first obesity operation

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Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Kano has conducted the first laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy popularly known as Obesity Operation to a 60 old man with a weight of 156 Kilogram.

Kano Focus reports that this was contained in a statement issued by the spokesperson of the hospital Hauwa Abdullahi on Tuesday.

The statement quoted the Consultant surgeon in the department of Surgery Usman Bello saying that a sixty year old patient presented to the specialty clinic of the hospital with multiple health problems such as hypertension, diabetes and background treated ischemic heart disease.

Mr Bello said upon evaluation a team of doctors from the four different specialties resolved that the patient need to undergo the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy to get rid of his medical condition.

According to him the patient lost 35 kilogram of his weight at the end of the surgery and 65 Kilogram at the point of discharge from the hospital.

He added that the patient weight will gradually stabilize without taking any sliming tablet.

The Hospital according to Mr Bello is the only tertiary hospital in Nigeria to have started this operation.

He called on people especially those with obesity to come over for the surgery, in order to live a healthy life.

Similarly, a team of doctors and health professionals from Medicine , Dietitics and Surgery departments will also conduct a virtual lecture to create awareness on the consequences of Obesity  as part of their contribution to the World Obesity Day on Thursday March 4th.

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Angry mob burns suspected motorcycle thief to death at Warawa

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A suspected motorcycle thief has been burnt to death at Garin Da’u town of Warawa local government area, Kano state.

Kano Focus reports that the state commandant of Security Vigilante group Muhammad Kabir Alhaji told journalists on Tuesday that the suspect was killed on Monday after the mob saw him stole a motorcycle at Zenith bank Wudil branch.

He said as the suspect tried to escape with the motorcycle, people started shouting, run and caught up with him at Garin Da’u town.

Mr Alhaji said before the security arrived the scene, the mob used tires and petrol and burnt him alive.

According to him, all efforts to rescue the suspect proved abortive as he died before the arrival of the security vigilante.

He said the security vigilante have gathered the remains of the suspect and handed it over to Warawa division of Nigeria Police Force.

However, the police spokesperson in Kano Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa told Kano Focus that he has not been briefed on the incident and promised to call back when he get details from Warawa division.

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