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COVID-19 Vaccine : Gov Ganduje to flag-off exercise on Thursday, as Kano targets 70% population



Nasiru Yusuf

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje will flag-off COVID-19 vaccine exercise in Kano, on Thursday, at Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Kano.

Kano Focus reports that the governor will be vaccinated alongside some selected frontline health workers, to comply with the global best practice and protocols of the exercise which is aimed at taming the global pandemic.

After fulfilling some conditions for receiving COVID-19 vaccine and effort in the fight against the pandemic, Kano state is enlisted amongst the states that received the Vaccine at early stage of distribution.

On Tuesday, the state Commissioner of Health, Ibrahim Aminu Tsanyawa received the first batch of the Vaccine through Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, on behalf of the Governor.

Mr received 209,520 doses of the Vaccine on behalf of the Governor for the state.

Governor Ganduje revealed that Kano targets 70 percent of the state population for the Vaccination on gradual phases.

He made the revelation on Wednesday, at Government House, Kano, during sensitisation/stakeholders meeting with members of the academia and students leaders in the state.

“We know you are very effective and efficient vehicles in disseminating our message to members of your academic communities and the society in general,” he said.

“Our target is to get 70 percent of our population to get vaccinated. We have no time to sleep. We have no time to waste. That is why we are elected, anyway. We are not doing any favour to anybody.”

Mr Ganduje earlier in his remarks at the meeting, praised President Buhari for securing the Vaccine from abroad.

“We are inviting you for this meeting because we take you so dear to our heart. It is not only you that we are meeting for the same purpose. We have started with the security agencies, followed by health professionals and we had similar meeting with traditional leaders and religious leaders.

Just before you came in we had similar meeting with local government chairmen and leaders of transporters and leaders of our markets. The meeting will be held with many categories of the society,” he disclosed.

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AIG orders investigation of Policeman seen voting in Kano APC Congress



Aminu Abdullahi

The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone Abubakar Sadiq Bello has ordered the investigation of unprofessional conduct of a policeman caught on camera voting during state congress of All progressive Congress (APC) in Kano.

KANO FOCUS reportsthat in view of the unprofessional conduct of the policeman, the AIG has referred the matter to the Zonal X-Squad for investigation.

A statement issued on Monday by Zonal Police Public Relations Officer Abubakar Zayyanu identified the police officer as Bashir Mohammed attached to the government house, Kano, from where he was deployed to work with the state Chairman of APC Abdullahi Abbas as a security aide.

Mr Zayyanu noted that if the inspector is found to have committed an offence by this action, the appropriate disciplinary measure will be taken against him.

He further assured the general public that further development on the matter will be communicated.

The statement reads in part.

“The attention of the Inspector-General of Police Zone one Headquarters, Kano has been drawn to a trending picture on social media, of an inspector of police casting vote at the recently conducted Kano State congress of the APC along with his principal, the state party chairman, Abdullahi Abbas.

“The inspector of police has been identified as Bashir Mohammed of the Special Protection Unit, Base One, Kano. The inspector is attached to the government house, Kano from where he was deployed to work with the said Abdullahi Abbas as a security aide.

“In view of this seemingly unprofessional conduct of the inspector, the AIG has referred the matter to the Zonal X-Squad for investigation.

“If the inspector is found to have committed a disciplinary offence by this action, the appropriate disciplinary measure will be taken against him.

“Finally,  we want assure members of the public that further development on the matter will be communicated please.”

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EFCC Grills Rabiu Kwankwaso



Rabiu Kwankwaso

Nasiru Yusuf

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday grilled former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso over allegations of abuse of office, diversion of public funds and fraudulent allocation of government properties to cronies.

KANO FOCUS reports that Kwankwaso, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, was first invited by the EFCC in September but failed to honour the invitation as reported by Channels TV.

An associate of the politician informed Channels Television that Kwankwanso may have been invited in relation to a petition by some retired employees of the Kano State Government.

The retired employees had told the EFCC that the former governor mismanaged pension remittances to the tune of N10 billion between 2011 and 2015, to fund a housing project for his cronies.

EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren did not comment on the interrogation of the former governor when contacted on Saturday.

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Crisis rocks Kano APC as Ganduje, Shekarau hold parallel Congress



Aminu Abdullahi

Crisis rocked Kano chapter of All Progressive Congress (APC), as Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and faction loyal to former governor of Kano and serving Senator Ibrahim Shekarau held parallel state congress.

KANO FOCUS reports that while Ganduje group held their congress at Sani Abacha stadium, faction loyal to Shekarau had their own at Janguza town, Tofa local government area.

Ganduje’s led group endorsed Abdullahi Abbas as state chairman of APC for a second term in a consensus arrangement, while the faction loyal to Shekarau announced Ahmadu Haruna Zago as newly elected chairman of APC in Kano state.

Reports shows that the security have earlier disrupted Shekarau’s camp congress at Sani Abacha youth centre and sealed the premises before they moved to Janguza where they held the election.

Below are some pictures of the parallel Congress.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje while voting at Sani Abacha stadium


Governor Abdullahi Ganduje with APC chieftains


Delegates at Sani Abacha stadium

Ballot box

Factional chairman of Kano APC Ahmadu Haruna Zago

Ahmadu Haruna Zago and Abdilkadir Jobe

APC factional congress at Janguza

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