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Vision FM Kano appoints Abubakar Dangambo as new GM



Mukhtar Yahya Usman

The Board of Directors of Radio Vision Kano has approved the appointment of Abubakar Abdulkadir Dangambo as the new General Manager of the station.

Kano Focus reports that the appointment follows the resignation of former General Manager of the station Adamu Ladan and four other management staff.

Those who resigned along with Mr Ladan include Assistant General Manager Isyaku Maje Turaki and administration manager Muhammad Garba Malammadori.

Others are head of news Aliyu Getso and his deputy Ahmad Rufa’I Bello.

The new management staff appointed to support Mr Dangambo include Abubakar Isa Dandago Yamalash (AGM), Auwal Abdulaziz (program manager), Isma’il Abba Tangalashi (head of presentation) and Abbas Sunusi Gandu (head of the engineering).

Dangambo is a seasoned broadcast journalist who worked with local and international media.

He started his journalism career with Radio Freedom, based in Kano, where he rose to news editor, before he joined Vision FM, Kano.

He also worked with the Hausa section of Radio France International (RFI) and Kano Focus newspaper.

Until his appointment, Dangambo is the head of news department Bayero University FM.

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Danbatta: Kidnappers release Igbo businessman



Mukhtar Yahya Usman

Kidnappers have released the Igbo business man abducted last Friday in Danbatta local government, Kano state.

Kano Focus exclusively reports that Mr Emanuel Eze regained freedom after paying an undisclosed ransom.

Mr Eze’s neighbor Salisu Abubakar Kore told Kano Focus that he was contacted by the kidnappers to drive the businessman home on Thursday night.

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“I was called around 1:30am and directed to pick him up in Ringim, Jigawa state.

“When I reached Kanya Babba I was rerouted to Gidan Lage, Garki local government, Jigawa state where I picked him around 2:30am.

“We arrived Kore in Danbatta local government, Kano state by 5:30am but he instructed me to proceed to Kazaure, jigawa state where he reunited with his brothers.” Mr Kore said.

The Kano Police Command Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa has confirmed Mr Eze’s release.

Mr Kiyawa, a deputy superintendent of police said the command has received tips about the kidnaps whereabouts and is in the process of hunting them down.

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Federal govt to commence Kaduna-Kano rail line project in June



Nasiru Yusuf

The federal government said the extension of the Abuja-Kaduna rail line to Kano will begin by end of June.

KANO FOCUS reports that the minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, stated this during the official commissioning of the Lagos-Ibadan rail line project on Thursday in Lagos.

According to him, “we have about three or four projects. This month, we will start Kano-Kaduna and then we will also start Port Harcourt to Maiduguri which also is done by CCECC and then Kano-Maradi.”

“While we are celebrating that, we are not be happy that up until now, the China Exim bank is yet to approve the loan for Ibadan to Kano because we need to start that and complete it quickly because that is my fear.

“We are grateful that the Chinese government through the China Exim bank was able to give us the loan at a concessionary rate to construct from the seaport. We hope that we get money to be able to construct from Ibadan to Kano so that we can complete the track and make sure that business takes place.

“We got money from China Exim bank, we paid back. We did put pressure on CCECC and delivered on time. In terms of quality, what we have is of good.”

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Final year student dies in BUK hostel



Mukhtar Yahya Usman

A level 400 student in the department of Political Science Bayero University Kano (BUK) died in the Ramat Hall female students’ hostel on Tuesday morning.

Kano Focus reports that Mercy Sunday died of fever and vomiting.

One of her roommates who plead anonymity said Ms Sunday died in the early morning hours after foaming at the mouth.

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BUK Dean of Student Affairs, Shamsuddeen Umar said she died of natural causes.

“She was sick and attended the University clinic where she was taken care of before being discharged to her hostel.”

Dr Umar added that the illness returned on Monday night and she died before daybreak on Tuesday.

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