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Bashir Tofa’s group condemns Sanusi’s removal, vow to take legal action

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Nazifi Dawud

The Advocates for a United Kano–a group of Kano elders led by Alhaji Bashir Othman Tofa, has condemn the removal of Muhammad Sanusi II as the emir of Kano by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

KANO FOCUS reports that Mr Sanusi was dethroned on Monday and subsequently banished to Nasarawa state, barely after the announcement by Usman Alhaji, secretary to the state government.

Mr Sanusi was replaced by Aminu Ado, the emir of newly created Bichi emirate as the new Emir of Kano.

However, in a short statement shared on social media platforms, Mr Tofa described the action as illegal and vowed to pursue legal path.

“Inna lilLahi wa inna ilaiHi raji’un (To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return).

“We, ADVOCATES FOR A UNITED KANO, have received with utter shock and disbelief the statement read by the Secretary to Kano State Government, announcing the removal of His Highness Muhammad Sanusi ll, as Emir of Kano.

“In view of this sad, unfortunate and illegal dethronemment of the Emir by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the ADVOCATES call on all Kanawa and residents of Kano State and beyond to stay calm, and not to resort to any violent reaction whatsoever.

“Violence is no solution to anything, for no one can predict where it may lead to.

“We absolutely believe in whatever Allah (subhanaHu wa Ta’ala) ordained, and we put our complete trust in Him, for He Has power over all things.

“Be that as it may, the ADVOCATES FOR A UNITED KANO shall continue to challenge, by lawful and peaceful means, each and every brazen act of illegality perpetrated by the Government of Kano State.

“In particular we have vowed to sustain our judicial challenge to the unlawful Law passed by the Kano House of Assembly under which the Governor purportedly removed the Emir,” the statement read.

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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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