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Kano Assembly elects Hamisu Chidari as Speaker

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Nasiru Yusuf

The Kano state House of Assembly has on Tuesday elected Hamisu Chidari as the new Speaker of following the resignation of his predecessor on late hours of Monday.

Kano Focus reports that Mr Chidari emerged as speaker following his nomination by a member representing Wudil constituency in the Assembly Abdullahi Achika and seconded by member representing Albasu Sunusi Usman Bataiya.

The House has also elected member representing Albasu constituency Zubairu Hamza Masu as deputy speaker, Labaran Abdul Madari (Warawa constituency) as majority leader and Abdullahi Yaryasa (Tudunwada constituency) as deputy majority leader.

Kano Focus has earlier reported on Tuesday that the immediate past speaker House of Assembly, Abdulaziz Gafasa, and two other principal officers of the legislative body have resigned from their positions.

Mr Gafasa conveyed his decision through a letter to the Clerk of the House, dated December 14.The speaker did not state the reason for his resignation in the letter.He, however, thanked his colleagues in the 40-member assembly for their support and prayed to God to guide the new leadership.

Although no reason was given for the resignation, it is believed to be related to recent primaries of the ruling party in the state and inability of the former speaker to demand payment of members allowances and other welfare from executive arm of government.

The recent primaries of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) for the forthcoming local government elections in Kano caused disaffection among party leaders after some members accused the state government and the party leadership of perpetrating injustice in the exercise.

The member representing Kano Municipal in the House of Representatives, Sha’aban Sharada, had alleged that the party’s leadership in Kano Municipal Local Government Area replaced delegates loyal to him prior to the primaries.

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APC wins all chairmanship, councillorship seats in Kano

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won All the 44 local government chairmanship and  484 councillorship seats in Kano state,with total votes of 2, 350, 577 votes.

Kano Focus reports that the Chairman Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC)  Garba Ibrahim Sheka stated this while announcing the results of the elections in Kano on Sunday.

He said even though some minor errors were encountered during the election process, the commission was able to conduct the election successfully .

He commended the efforts of all security agencies during the conduct of the local government poll.

He applauded the commitment of the Kano state government in the successful conduct of the election.

He also appreciated the people of Kano state for their peaceful conduct.

Kano Judiciary constitutes election tribunals

The Chief Judge of kano state Justice Nura Sagir Umar has instituted two local government election tribunals as enshrined under section 36 (1) of kano state Local Government Electoral Law 2002.

A statement issued by spokesperson of Kano Judiciary Baba Jibo Ibrahim said the tribunals will be chaired by Chief Magistrates Hauwa Lawan Umar and Muhammad M. Jibrin

The statement added that the tribunals will hear and determine cases concerning the elections.

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

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Nasiru Yusuf

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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