Sharia Law: Musician To Die By Hanging Over A Song Alleged To Be Against Prophet Muhammad

-Sayo Johnson An upper Sharia court in the Hausawa Filin Hockey area of the state said Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, 22, was guilty of committing blasphemy for a song he circulated via WhatsApp in March. Mr Sharif-Aminu did not deny the charges. Judge Khadi Aliyu Muhammad Kani said he could appeal against the verdict. States across Muslim-majority northern Nigeria use both secular law and Sharia law, which does not apply to non-Muslims. Only one of the death sentences passed by Nigeria’s Sharia courts has been carried out since they were reintroduced in…

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Forced Labour: 300 Workers Rescued In Rice Factory By Nigerian Police

The Nigerian police, Kano command have rescued hundreds of labourers who were forced to spend three months in a factory called “popular farm rice” in Challawa industrial area. The workers were allegedly not allowed to leave the mill in the northern city of Kano since the end of March. The workers were promised an additional sum of about N5000 a month on top of their N30000 monthly salary; those who did not agree were threatened with the sack. The workers told our correspondent S’Teller that they were threatened to lose their…

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WHO Begins Solidarity Drug Trial In Nigeria

The World Health Organisation has commenced the solidarity trial for  the treatment of COVID-19 in Nigeria.   This was disclosed by the WHO Representative in Nigeria, Fiona Braka,  on Monday during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.   In April, Lagos, FCT, Ogun, Kaduna, Sokoto and Kano states signed up to participate in the WHO solidarity trial to help find an effective treatment for Coronavirus in the shortest possible time.   In her words; “The solidarity trial is a large multi-country effort that is…

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Amb. Kabiru Rabiu, Kano Index Case Discharged After Testing Negative To Coronavirus

Kano COVID-19 Index Case Discharged After Testing Negative Twice.   Ambassador Kabiru Rabiu who is the index case of Covid 19 in Kano State has been discharged after tests were conducted twice and the results came in negative.   This was revealed by the state coordinator of the COVID-19 rapid response, Tijjani Hussaini.   Ambassador Kabiru Rabiu was the index case of COVID-19 in Kano uncovered on the 11th of April, 2020 at a private hospital in the metropolis.   Mr Hussaini said the retired diplomat was discharged from Kwanar…

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Doctors Warned Not To Indulge Unauthorised Treatment Of COVID-19

Minister tells Doctors Not To Indulge In Unauthorised Treatment Of COVID-19 Patients, Minister Tells Doctors.     The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has advised medical doctors and other healthcare professionals to spurn unauthorized treatment of persons infected with coronavirus.   This announcement was made on the 7th of May, 2020 during a briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja, the nation’s capital.   In his words; “All healthcare professionals and associated personnel should diligently follow safety infection prevention and control protocols – both inside…

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14 Health Workers Tested Positive To COVID-19

-YOMMY AYILARA.   14 Health Workers tested positive to Covid-19.   14 health workers in Kano State have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus in Kano.   The 14 cases includes seven nurses and 5 medical laboratory scientists.   Murtala Isa Umar, the Chairman of Kano state Chapter of Joint Health Workers Union (JOHESE) revealed the break down of the cases to the press on the 6th of May, 2020.   One medical record officer and cleaner also tested positive for the virus making it a total of 14 cases.…

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The Cause Of Alleged “Unsual Death” In Kano Is COVID-19

Covid-19 is the cause of unusual deaths in Kano, says PTF Committee Leader The leader of the Presidential Task Force Committee on Covid-19, Dr Nasiru Sani Gwarzo has on Sunday, said 3rd of May said coronavirus pandemic is responsible and the cause of the surges of incredible deaths recorded in the Kano State.     This was made as a result of tests carried out on the recent death cases.   Gwarzo revealed this information while conversing with newsmen in the state on Sunday after the donation of mobile testing…

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14 Almajiri From Kano Test Positive For COVID-19 In Kaduna

-YOMMY AYILARA. A new set of 14 Almajiri Children From Kano Test Positive For COVID-19 In Kaduna.   The Kaduna State government has announced that 14 more almajiri Children who lately retreated from Kano State have tested positive for COVID-19 Pandemic.   This was revealed in a statement issued on Saturday, the 2nd of May, 2020, the Special Adviser to the Kaduna state Governor on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye said the new positive results have heightened active cases in the state to 41, with one death recorded.   The…

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First Bank Regional Manager Dies Of Coronavirus In Kano

-YOMMY AYILARA. Top First Bank Staff Dies Of Coronavirus In Kano, A Regional Manager with First Bank Nigeria named Abdullahi Lawal has died of Coronavirus in Kano. Family sources revealed that Lawal was in his early 50’s at the time of his death. The source claims;₩ “He was rushed to a private clinic after he suffered high fever, intermittent cough, and respiratory hiccups without getting medical care before he gave up the ghost. He was feeling well on Friday and was first put on admission at a private clinic in…

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COVID-19: Kano Testing Centre Suspends Operation Due To Lack Of Kits

-YOMMY AYILARA. COVID-19: Kano Testing Centre Suspends Operation due to lack Of Kits The newly opened testing center for COVID-19 in Kano State has postponed its operation. The Director of the Centre for Infectious Diseases Research, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), Isah Abubakar confirmed this on Wednesday, the 22nd of April said the center had run out of test kits. Abubakar added that the center would remain sealed until new test kits are replenished from Abuja, the nation’s capital. He added that samples taken in Kano will be sent to…

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