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COVID-19: Kano gov’t orders 5 emirates to organize prayers, despite closing schools to avoid gathering

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Nazifi Dawud

Despite closing public and private schools as part of measures to contain spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Kano state government has directed the five emirates in the state to mobilize Islamic scholars and people for prayers against the coronavirus infection.

KANO FOCUS reports that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on Friday ordered the closure of all public and private schools as well as tertiary institutions in the state in compliance with the federal government’s directive for preventing the spread of the COVID-19.

Medical experts in Nigeria and across the world are discouraging large gatherings and recommending social distancing and isolation to curb the spread of the highly contagious and deadly coronavirus disease.

However, in a statement on Monday, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, secretary to the Kano state government (SSG) ordered the five emirs of Kano, Bichi, Rano, Karaye and Gaya to mobilize Ulamas and citizens to pray against the COVID-19.

“Kano state government had directed their Highness Emirs of Bichi, Gaya, Kano, Karaye and Rano Emirates to mobilised (sic) Ulamas and people of their respective emirates to offer prayers to Allah S.W.T to protect the state and the citizens against the pandemic of coronavirus,” read the statement, signed by Uba Abdullahi, Press Secretary, Cabinet Office.

“The state government on its part had taken all the necessary proactive measures which includes establishment of a strong committee under ministry of health to enlighten, sensitize the public and take all the necessary actions to contain the spread, closure of both public and private schools, banning of public gathering among others.

“In the same vein the federal government has closed down all international flights through Malam Aminu Kano International Airport and all other airports in the country,” it added.

Mr Alhaji also explained that “the government is committed to ensure the well being of the people in the state and called on the people to always cooperate with government in this direction and as well appealed to people  to engage in prayers and always observe personal and environmental hygiene.”

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Kano Focus is hiring

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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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