NYSC FC Kano stands their ground against Nigerian Airforce (NAF) Kano

It was a beautiful evening at the Nigerian Airforce Base pitch, Kano state, with over fifty spectators in attendance to view the match between Nigerian Airforce (NAF) FC and the NYSC football team. The friendly encounter was expected to be a thriller with both sides playing for pride.


NYSC FC Kano prepp for the match. 

The NYSC team kicked-off the match at 4:50pm Nigerian time with the visitors making the first few attempts on goal. Danjuma made an early attempt for the NYSC team by shooting wide at goal while Christian dazzled with the ball shortly afterwards by dribbling past two NAF players. The visitors where calm and showed a comfortable possession of the ball which paid-off in the 18th minute as they took the lead through Tarnum Kelvin’s well placed shot. The game became balanced afterwards as NAF FC made some goal attempts in a bid to draw level before half time. The half time whistle went at 5:30pm and the NYSC team went into the break with a 1-0 lead.

The second half started at 5:40pm and Emmanuel came off the bench to replace Christian for the NYSC team shortly after the break. Both teams had their chances but could not covert them until NAF FC found the back of the net in the 68th minute through Aisher in what seemed to be controversial. The decision of the referee was questioned severally by the spectators who felt he was taking side. The earlier interesting game later saw the NYSC team playing against one more man on the pitch. The NYSC team came close to sealing the game in the 73rd minute when a player picked up a loose ball but played it over the cross bar.


The match ended 1-1 at 6:20pm and players of both teams stayed back on the pitch to participate in the mannequinn challenge. The NYSC team captain, Musa Ayuba, in an interview shortly after the match said that his expectation before the game was to play a fair and safe game. He further stated that the match was a warm up to keep the team fit and prepared for the NYSC zonal games. He concluded by thanking members of the Editorial team for their presence at the event and urged fellow corps members to show support by always coming to watch them play and by building confidence in the team.


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The event held on the 10th of November,2016 at the conference room at the NYSC secretariat, Gwarzo road, Kano State.

With the usual opening of all CDS meetings, the NYSC anthem was sung, after which the minutes of the last meeting was read.


NEMA cds members awaiting the arrival of officials

Deliberations were made which was interrupted by the enterance of the nysc official in charge of social activities with a representative of NYSC from the national level, Abuja. Corps members were asked to lay their complaints and suggestions to NYSC after which the meeting continued.

Some minutes into the meeting, the red-cross representatives walked in and the lecture began. The representative, Mr Dauda Muhammed presented on the history and importance of Red Cross, he also gave the importance, roles, limitation and application of first aid.


Mr Dauda during the lecture

Sir Jean Henry Dunant at the battle of Solferino in 1859 saw the need to help injured people before the professionals arrived, this birthed the movement, after which he wrote a book called, “A Memory of Solferino” in 1862. In 1863, ICRC was established and in 1864, the first International Conference was held, called First Geneva Convention.

Red Cross priorities:

  • Human freedom (freedom of religion),
  • Restoring family links,
  • Protection of civil population,
  • Prisoners of war,
  • Wounded and sick in armed forces in field.

Other notable officials that were around.

He also talked about the neutrality of the symbol, the symbol is the inverted colors of the Swedish flag, in Henry Dunant’s honour. He added that Red Cross is present in about 200 countries.
Red Cross gives you informed knowledge of what to do, how to do it, when to do it, where to do do it. It is a combination of skills and practical common sense. To preserve life, and limit to condition from being worse, to promote recovery.

Other Priorities of Red Cross are;

  • Don’t panic,
  • Keep away from danger,
  • Assess the situation,
  • Waste no time in summoning help,
  • Do nothing when in doubt,
  • Comfort and reassure (hope heals)
  • Stay with the casualty until help arrives.


Things to do in situations:

  1. Assess the risk,
  2. Do your best,
  3. Give care with confidence,
  4. Be in control,
  5. Gentle but firm,
  6. Build trust (tell the peson what you want to do before carrying it out)
  7. Be resourceful.


-Assess the consciousness
*Broken bones


The presentation ended with a CPR demostration.


Thanks for reading.

This event was covered and written by Jessica Clarkson (Batch A 2016) and Nelly Ehijator (Batch A, 2016)


Editorials Members at the event.


In time you will tread this road,
Modified by adjectives of sufferance,
This road shrouded in cloaks of hunger,
Where the only source of nutrition for malnourished dreams,
Are tears from their raining eyes and mucus from their leaking nose.
It is then you will metamorphose your fantasies,
Into variegated amount of living lights,
You will pluck the fruits of nature and tweak their algorithms,
To produce a food chain of abundance,
You will wage wars alongside antibiotics,
Against the avid goddess of dysentery,
Lo! You will look at yourself slowly,
And denounce those doctrines of throwing,
Diatribes at the effulgence of science.


Written by Olajide Ajise (Batch A, 2016) for Za Kano Kofas and can be contacted via mail (jidecent@yahoo.com)


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The Sumptuous ‘Gizidodo’

Hey guys!

Especially food lovers like me! Ever heard of the delicious and wonderful gizidodo? If you haven’t, then you are totally missing out.

Since this is our first food recipe on the blog,  I’ll be writing on how to make gizidodo, which is basically a mixture of dized gizzard and diced dodo (fried plantain)  with a bunch of other veggies.

Gizdodo is  a very simple and easy to cook meal. It could be eaten on it’s own as an appetizer or it could be accompanied with rice, either white or jollof and/or spaghetti.


  • Ripe plantain
  • Chicken gizzard
  • Vegetable oil
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Fresh tomato and pepper
  • Green and Red bell pepper
  • Seasoning cubes
  • Salt
  • Lemon juice (optional)
  • Curry&Thyme
  • White pepper
  • Water


  1. Cut onions into rings.
  2. Dice fresh tomato and pepper.
  3. Dice green and red bell pepper.
  4. Grate ginger and garlic.
  5. Dice plantain.
  6. Cut gizzard into size able chunks.
  7. Squeeze lemon into already diced gizzard and massage thoroughly to wash the gizzard. Further wash gizzard with clean water, rinse thoroughly.
  8. Season gizzard with curry, thyme, white pepper, onions, seasoning cubes, garlic, and salt. .
  9. Mix thoroughly, set on fire to boil.
  10. Pre heat oil in a frying pan, fry plantain and gizzard(when it is cooked).
  11. In a separate pot, heat oil, add onions and garlic – stir fry and leave to simmer.
  12. Add fresh tomato and pepper; keep stirring.
  13. Add red and green bell pepper and keep stirring.
  14. Add curry, thyme, white pepper, seasoning cubes and salt to taste.
  15. Leave to simmer for at most 5mins.
  16. Mix fried plantain and gizzard in a separate pot, add tomato sauce and stir till it is evenly mixed.



Written by Nimiweremi Selekere for Za Kano Kofas and can be contacted for more information via mail (snimibra@gmail.com).

You can also send your wonderful recipes with pictures to nysckanoeditorialcds@gmail.com.

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In the Beginning

He called to say he was relocating. Like seriously? Relocating without consulting me first? Who in a serious relationship that is just budding does that?

I took it like it was, just a statement. Not that we didn’t talk about it anymore but I felt, at the back of my mind that he wouldn’t leave me in this State.

When the final relocation letter popped up on my whatsapp, he was so excited and I had to be for him, after all, love rejoices in good of others.

I kissed and waved him good bye on his trip home, without a fuss.

Now I’m thinking how I would survive this remaining months of service without him in this State.

My name is Kairachukwu and I’ll be sharing my relationship journey with you.

Read more on exclusive benefits of long distance relationships on http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4876387.

P.S. you can also share your Kano Experience with us (relationship, business start ups, environment, etc by mailing us at nysckanoeditorialcds@gmail.com

Creative Writing Workshop

Creative writing workshop for secondary schools in Kano which is aimed at discovering and tutoring students to be writers of poetry, Short stories & flash fictions.

Resource persons includes:

  • Dr Bala Muhammad: Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Bayero University, Kano (BUK)  and columnist on Weekly Trust.
  • Maryam Gatawa: Veteran poet & coordinator of Poets in Nigeria (PIN) Kano Chapter.
  • Naseeba Babale: Veteran writer & literary enthusiast.
  • Bello Sagir: Veteran story writer and President of Linguistic, Bayero University, Kano.
  • Fatima bukar: Secretary General, Educational Development CDS.
  • Tobi Richard: Member of the Educational Development CDS.

Date: Thursday 17th November, 2016.

Time: 10 a.m

Venue: Rumfa College, Kano

For more information please contact MUSA: 07061638393

Come one,  come all.

Corpers wee!