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Ganduje mourns Kwankwaso’s death

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Governor Ganduje and late Musa Saleh Kwankwaso

Nasiru Yusuf

Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje said he received with deep feeling of great loss, news of the passing away of Makaman Karaye and District Head of Madobi, Musa Saleh Kwankwaso, who died Friday morning at the age of 93.

In a statement signed by the commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, the governor, who left for Dubai on a private visit on Thursday, stated that late Kwankwaso, recently elevated to the position of Kingmaker, would always be remembered and honoured by the people for his immense wisdom and competence as a traditional ruler, as well as for his perseverance and foresight.

“On behalf of myself, family, the government and the people of Kano state, I commiserate with Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, Karaye Emirate Council and all the people of his domain which the departed kingmaker presided illustriously as traditional ruler in the District of Madobi for more than two decades.

“The late Makama, who personified dignity and finesses, is a devout Muslim. He left us great lessons as a very strong symbol of godliness, tolerance, justice, honesty and service to our dear state. Indeed, we are particularly pained that he left us at a time like this when his wealth of experience, valuable fatherly advice and guidance are needed the most,” the statement added.

He however said that it was gratifying that he has left behind towering legacies for posterity which should serve as comforting to us all.

Governor Ganduje said late Kwankwaso was not only loyal to his people in his immediate domain, but to Kano, Nigeria and humanity at large.

He prayed that the Almighty Allah would receive the late Makama’s great soul and grant him Aljannah Firdausi and his family, Karaye Emirate and the people of his domain the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

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APC wins all chairmanship, councillorship seats in Kano

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Nasiru Yusuf

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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Kano High Court

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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Nasiru Yusuf

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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