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Kano set to deploy 2,000 teachers to girl schools

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Kano State Government says it has commenced plans to recruit or deployed 2,000 teachers to teach all girl schools across the state

Kano Focus reports that the state Commissioner of Education, Malam Sanusi Kiru said this while declaring open, the 2020 Adolescent Girls Initiative and Empowerment (AGILE) meeting on Monday in Kano.

According to him, the plan was to comply with the criteria provided by the project, which is the World Bank intervention to seven participating states with the support from Federal Government.

Mr Kiru explained that the state government has commenced the construction of 120 junior and Senior Secondary schools for girls in the State.

According to Kiru, the aim was to address the existing gap and improve access to education, especially for the girl child in the State.

He added that improving Girl child Education is among the top most priority of Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

Mr Kiru explained that the present Administration in Kano was working tirelessly in ensuring that girl child Education received the needed attention.

He said, “Kano state government had been providing shuttling buses for girl child alone in the metropolitan Local Government Areas with the aim of encouraging girl child Education.

“In a bid to enhance the sustainability of girl child Education in the state, we paid N489 million for National Examination Council (NECO) Examination fees for all female students in Kano.”

He added that the State government has earmarked over N4 billion for the feeding of boarding school students for six months.

Earlier in her remarks,  the National project Coordinator of AGILE, Leo Agwoko said the meeting was aimed at looking into the project activities and come up with a work plan for the stated goals to be achieved.

She said that, “the meeting was also aimed to review technical and administrative preparations by each state, including submission of deliverables to the World Bank.

“Learn lessons from sister states on how to move forward. Strengthen collaborative mechanism within participating states for holistic coordinated response.

“We are also aiming to seek avenues of supporting states, targeting on implementation readiness for project effectiveness.

Kano Focus reports that the seven participating states include; Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Plateau, Ekiti and Borno States.

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Kano High Court acquits 2 suspected armed robbers detained for 13 years

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A Kano State High Court has disçharged and acquitted two suspected armed robbers accused of killing their victim, Bako Zangina, an offense punishable by death.

Kano Focus reports that Justice Suleman Namalam held that though the court has no doubt that the accused are criminals having been convicted previously, the prosecution has failed to estabilish the ingredient of the offence beyond reasonable doubt in the instant case.

The accused Isyaku Umar otherwise known as ‘Small’ and Ibrahim Suleiman were arraigned in court on three counts charges of conspiracy,attempted armed robbery and culpable homicide punishable by death.

The two accused have been in custody since October 2007 for the alleged killing of Bako Zangina.

The court held that while the prosecution established the death of the victim, it failed to establish three ingredients of offense linking the identity of the accused to the crime thereby creating doubt.

The trial judge held that failure of the prosecution to prove the case beyond reasonable doubt left the court with no option than to discharge and acquitt the two accused.

The two accused persons have been in detention for over 13 years and have previously been tried and convicted for armed robbery.

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Kano wins national award in the fight against TB, leprosy

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Kano State Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Program has won the twin National Tuberculosis and Leprosy awards for the year 2020.

Kano Focus reports that, the awards were announced by the Nigeria National TB, Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer Control program during the Annual Review meeting held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Capital.

Kano get the award as the state with highest consistent quarterly TB case notification for 2020 and the highest TB testing laboratory using GeneXpert Machine.

This is the first time the state have won such National TB and Leprosy Awards.

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FG signs US$1.959bn Kano-Maradi railway project

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The federal government has on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mota-Engil Group for the construction of US$1.959 billion Kano-Maradi Standard gauge railway line.

Kano Focus reports that the Minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi signed on behalf of the federal government while the Managing Director, Mota- Engil, Antonio Gvoea signed on behalf of the contracting firm.

The new railway corridor which is to be located in northern Nigeria will run through Kano, Jigawa and Katsina states and through Niger Republic territory as far as Maradi.

Other cities to benefit directly from the passage of the rail route are Danbatta, Kazaure, Daura, Mashi, Katsina and Jibiya.

A statement signed by Eric Ojiekwe, Director, Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Transportation noted that the 283.750-kilometre rail line besides developing freight and passenger transport, “will be integrated with road transport to make a great contribution to the local economy as well as an important development in the social sector.”

The project duration is for 36 months and the contract type is Engineering, Procurement and Construction.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Magdalene Ajani; Director, Legal Services, Pius Oteh; Managing Director, Mota-Engil Group, Antonio Gvoea; Head of Legal, Mota- Engil Group, Cameron Beverley; Magajin Garin Kano, Muhammad Wada; Director, Mota-Engil Group, Kola Abdulkarim; Vice President, Mota-Engil Group, Mohammed Abdul-Razaq; Nigerian Ambassador to Germany, Yusuf Tuggar; Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala-Usman among other personalities.

Mota-Engil is a Portuguese conglomerate with diverse interest in construction, transportation, public works, port operations, waste, water and logistics with presence in 23 countries spread across Africa, Europe and Latin America.

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