Religion

CAN donates food items, clothing to IDPs in Southern Kaduna

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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State Chapter, has reached out to displaced victims of the recent attacks in the Southern part of the state with food items and clothing.


Presenting the items on Saturday at the IDP camp in Zonkwa, Zango Kataf Local Government Area, the State CAN Chairman, Rev. John Hayab, said the gesture was meant to cushion the hardship victims were facing.

“We are here on behalf of all the Christians in Kaduna State to identify with the victims of attacks in this part of the state.

“And we didn’t come empty handed but have brought some food items and clothing for them to use in this hard times,” he added.

Hayab enjoined the people of Southern Kaduna not to despair as after every calamity comes blessings of God.

“The challenges, hardships, pains and troubles you are currently going through shouldn’t discourage you but make you stronger.

“We know this is a trying period for you all but we strongly believe that this phase will pass away and launch you to greatness,” he said.

He said that CAN would continue to seek divine intervention for lasting solution to the security challenges bedeviling the region.

The state CAN chairman decried the politicisation of the crisis in the region, saying it was evil to play politics with human lives.

“Our only problem as CAN is that some people till today are playing politics with the issue of the crisis which is unfortunate.

“They are bringing up narratives that are not okay. Once a human being is killed, we should desist from reading meanings into it that are not true,” he said.

Hayab commended those managing the facility for the sacrifices they had been making to cater for the IDPs in their period of need.

According to him, CAN was in talks with well spirited individuals and organisations to help victims rebuild their homes.

Receiving the items, the Camp Coordinator, Rev. Gambo Waziri, thanked CAN for the gesture and assured of judicious use of the items for the purpose for which it was given.

Waziri noted that the camp was set up on July 11 to cater for displaced persons from over 13 communities.

NAN reports that the items distributed included bags of beans, rice, maize and clothing.

Prayers were offered to victims nursing injuries within the camp and at various hospitals in the state.

Edited By: Dorcas Jonah/Maharazu Ahmed

Source: NAN

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COVID-19

NCDC records 189 new COVID-19 cases, total now 57,145

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 189 new cases of COVID-19 infections in the country, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 57,145.


The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Saturday.

“As at Sept. 19, 2020, 189 new confirmed cases and one death was recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 57,145 cases have been confirmed, 48,431 cases have been discharged and 1,095 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory,” it said.

The agency stated that the 189 new infections were reported from 15 states of the federation.

The NCDC said that the figures also showed that Lagos, Plateau and the FCT accounted for 131 out of the 189 new cases.

“Lagos (70), Plateau (37), FCT (24), Kaduna (19), Rivers (12), Oyo (5), Ogun (4), Ebonyi (3), Katsina (3), Ondo (3), Osun (3), Imo (2), Yobe (2), Ekiti (1), Nasarawa (1),” it said.

The agency said that cloth masks provide protection when properly worn and cared for.

“Wear mask covering your nose and mouth, handle mask with clean hands and wash cloth face masks after each use.

“MaskOnNaija with other preventive measures. Learn how to make your own face mask: covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/media/files/DI… ,” it advised.

The NCDC advised older persons, especially those who were living with health conditions such as Diabetes, Cancer and Hypertension, not to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“TakeResponsibility and adhere to all non pharmaceutical preventive measures of COVID-19 if you must travel,“ it said.

Edited By: Tayo Ikujini/Sadiya Hamza
Source: NAN

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Sport

El-Rufai to participate in maiden Kaduna Marathon on Nov. 21

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Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Saturday, says the state is making arrangements to host a half-marathon on Nov. 21, 2020, tagged ‘Kaduna Runs’.


According to him, the maiden marathon will hold annually, and is meant to discover talents and attract investors to the state.

“Our hope is that it will also help reinforce Kaduna’s hard-earned reputation as an investment hub. As a fixture on the sporting and social calendars, Kaduna Runs will also attract interested persons to visit our state.”

It is a compelling idea to bring our people together in a common endeavour, he added while unveiling the event to newsmen in Kaduna.

“Let us run together. From those seeking the glory of winning a sporting contest, to young persons out to hone their talent in the half-marathon, to citizens who merely want to exercise or meet people or cheer up the runners, there is something for everyone,” he said.

The governor added that the event can also be used to raise funds for charities or to support good causes.

He therefore called on all residents – old or young, male or female, rich and poor – to support Kaduna Runs, a 13 miles half-marathon.

El-Rufai assured that all COVID-19 protocols will be observed during the event.

NAN reports that the governor obtained form to participate in the Marathon.

Edited By: Maharazu Ahmed
Source: NAN

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Environment

Rivers: NEMA engages stakeholders on flooding challenge

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Saturday,  engaged critical stakeholders in Rivers on the level of preparedness to mitigate the effects of flooding in 2020.


Mrs Fatima Kasim, Deputy Director of NEMAwho said at the occasion in Port Harcourt that the engagement was to follow-up  strategic measures the state government had put in place to mitigate the effects of flood.

Kasim stated that NEMA, had on June, 2020, sent letters to all the states on the need to put  in place  measures in place to forestall the effects of the predicted  flooding in 2020.

She said that NEMA wrote the letter based on predictions from the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMET) and Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA).

“So,  we came  to follow-up  the update and also collate update in areas that have been flooded and respond the challenges of the state if any.

“I can confirm that flood has already affected some communities in Abua/Odual, Ahoada-East, Ahoada-West, Degema and Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni LGAs of the state.

“The South-South Zonal Coordinator of NEMA is making arrangements for assessment visits to the affected areas,” she said.

According to Kasim, disaster has three levels of management,  starting with the local government, state and the federal.

“It is when the disaster overwhelms the LGA that the state intervenes, and when it overwhelms the state, the federal comes in.

“The synergy between the federal and state governments is good as they are collaborating to achieve the desired result,”she added.

The NEMA deputy director advised stakeholders,  including  communities on the need to continue to prepare, saying, “it is not over until it is over” and also put in place measures to reduce its impact.

“For instance, waste should be properly disposed and not be dropped in drains and canals to avoid stopping the flow of water.

“People need to start engaging themselves on what they need to do before the flood catches up with them.

“People should begin to identify where they will move and adhere to early warning alert. They shouldn’t wait till they see the flood before leaving,” the deputy director warned.

Kasim, who is the Team Lead for the Advocacy visit to Rivers,  assured the affected communities that palliatives would be made available to them as soon as possible .

The South-South Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Mr Walson Brandon, stated that NEMA was always prepared for emergency management and that the foreseeable challenges of the 2020 flood would not be an exception.

“The emergency management circle starts with prevention, preparedness, response and rehabilitation, and we  started sensitisation long ago.

“Today’s programme is to sensitise more people for response that the flood is here and how do we respond in case the flood overwhelms us,” he said.

Brandon said that the Rivers government had already designated primary school buildings to be used as IDP Camps should the flood overwhelm the communities.

Edited By: Chioma Ugboma
Source: NAN

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General news

Motorists decry deplorable roads in Southern Kaduna

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Motorists and other road users in Jema’a, Sanga, Kaura and Jaba Local Government Areas in the South of Kaduna State,  have decried the deplorable state of roads in their locality.


The motorists, who spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday, cited the Kafanchan-Kagoma-Kwoi, Kagoro-Manchok and Forest-Sanga-Akwanga roads among those in dire need of attention.

Malam Audu Balarabe, a commercial driver, stressed that the poor condition of the roads had forced commercial vehicle drivers in the area to jerk up their fares.

“A journey that is supposed to take a small amount of time, takes several hours owing to the terrible nature of these roads.

“This‎ has caused commercial operators like me to increase our fares because of the stress we go through,  driving on our roads,” he said.

Another commercial driver, Bobai Monada, who regularly plied  the Forest-Sanga road, spoke of how he took his vehicle to the mechanic for repairs at least twice a week because of the bad road.

“The better part of the money one makes is spent on one repair or the other every time because of the potholes on the roads.

“It is  really a pathetic situation down here because we are suffering and we don’t know when all this will be over,” he added

However, some repair works could be seen going on at the Forest-Sanga road when our correspondent visited.

On his part, Sunday Kuyambana, noted that the deplorable state of the roads was impacting negatively on the local economy of the people in the area.

“This Kagoma to Kwoi road has really brought us untold hardship. It is hindering our social and economic activities.

“It is rather sad that we are still grappling with issues of basic amenities like roads in this age and time when others countries have gone far,” he said.

Godwin Bala described himself as a victim of the bad roads in the area, noting that he was lucky to have survived an accident on the Kagoro-Manchok road in 2019.

“Last year, I was traveling to Jos on that road when I was involved in an terrible accident with another vehicle.

“If not God, maybe I would have been long gone by now but here I am, talking and sharing my experience with you on the state of our roads.

“The bad condition of the road contributed very greatly to that accident and the road is still the way it has been all this while,” he added.

Bala called on the elected representatives from the region to use their good offices to attract the intervention of the relevant authorities.

For Haruna Sani, a passenger, he blamed the worsening condition of the roads on the movement of articulated vehicles carrying overloads of liquids and dry cargoes.

Sani called for the creation of alternative routes for articulated vehicles to move cargoes.

According to him, articulated vehicles carrying more than 45,000 litres or 35 tons of dry cargo should not be allowed to ply those roads.

Others who spoke to NAN called on governments at both the State and Federal levels to come to their aid by reconstructing or rehabilitating the roads.

Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/ Maharazu Ahmed
Source: NAN

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