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Pillars commences this year’s league with Adamawa United in Gombe



Kano Pillars FC

Aminu Abdullahi

Ahead of the opening fixtures of the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League season, NPFL, slated to kickoff on Sunday Kano Pillars FC arrived Gombe to meet Adamawa United.

Kano Focus report that the match between Adamawa Utd and Kano Pillars FC will be played at the Pantami Stadium Gombe and the kickoff time is 4:00pm on Sunday.

The players and officials of the four-time Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Kano Pillars FC have departed Kano for Gombe, on Saturday morning ahead of their opening fixture against Adamawa United FC.

Media officer of the club, Rilwanu Idris Malikawa noted that the players were led on the journey to Gombe by captain Rabi’u Ali and have played a light training Saturday evening at the Pantami Stadium.

He added that the players are in high spirit ahead of the kickoff and would be gunning for the 3 points on Sunday.

Malikawa said that the management of the club has concluded all the necessary arrangements for a successful outings in both the league and the cup games.

“We learnt a lot in the past and we did everything humanly possible to ensure that the club makes the Kano state government and good people of the state proud this football season”, Malikawa corroborated.

He therefore, urged the teeming fans of the club to stay at home as the match is going to be played under closed doors inline with covid-19 preventing protocol as outlined by the NCDC and the League Management Company of Nigeria, LMC.

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APC wins all chairmanship, councillorship seats in Kano



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



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



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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