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  •   The United Nations Children s Fund UNICEF plans to train relevant stakeholders to ensure adequate and professional response to child protection issues in Kaduna State Mr Dennis Onoise Child Protection Specialist UNICEF Kaduna told the Nigeria News Agency that the training was designed to improve the capacity of stakeholders to effectively respond to children needs Onoise explained that the state with support from UNICEF was putting systems in place to ensure broad and holistic approach to managing child protection issues in the state According to him UNICEF and Kaduna state are working to ensure that everything that was required to ensure a comprehensive child protection was put in place He stressed that with the systems being put in place UNICEF would expedite action in building the capacity of stakeholders to ensure that the systems work For example the state government has approved establishment of three family courts to ensure full implementation of the state s Child Welfare Law The government has also appointed 10 judicial counsels to work with Ministry of Human Services and Social Development to ensure that any child that is abused get justice But most lawyers are general practitioners with no specific knowledge on child protection or how to adjudicate issues around child protection There are also court assessors social welfare workers and other critical officials of the judiciary So we are going to be building the capacity of lawyers court assessors social welfare workers and other critical government officials on how best to handle child protection issues he said The specialist also said that UNICEF would equally build the capacity of law enforcement officers on how to work with children that comes into contact with the law For example sometimes police say we are interrogating children What we want them to know is that children are not adult so you cannot interrogate children but you can interview them Therefore law enforcement officers need to be equiped with the rudiment of working with children We want the police to know how to engage children Onoise said He added that UNICEF in partnership with National Orientation Agency NOA had begun mobilising religious and traditional leaders as part of community mobilisation to curb child abuse He said that the religious and traditional leaders were being trained to create the needed awareness in communities churches and mosques about child abuse all its forms and how to prevent them MTM Edited by Ariwodola Idowu Tukur Muntari
    UNICEF to train stakeholders on child protection issues in Kaduna – official
      The United Nations Children s Fund UNICEF plans to train relevant stakeholders to ensure adequate and professional response to child protection issues in Kaduna State Mr Dennis Onoise Child Protection Specialist UNICEF Kaduna told the Nigeria News Agency that the training was designed to improve the capacity of stakeholders to effectively respond to children needs Onoise explained that the state with support from UNICEF was putting systems in place to ensure broad and holistic approach to managing child protection issues in the state According to him UNICEF and Kaduna state are working to ensure that everything that was required to ensure a comprehensive child protection was put in place He stressed that with the systems being put in place UNICEF would expedite action in building the capacity of stakeholders to ensure that the systems work For example the state government has approved establishment of three family courts to ensure full implementation of the state s Child Welfare Law The government has also appointed 10 judicial counsels to work with Ministry of Human Services and Social Development to ensure that any child that is abused get justice But most lawyers are general practitioners with no specific knowledge on child protection or how to adjudicate issues around child protection There are also court assessors social welfare workers and other critical officials of the judiciary So we are going to be building the capacity of lawyers court assessors social welfare workers and other critical government officials on how best to handle child protection issues he said The specialist also said that UNICEF would equally build the capacity of law enforcement officers on how to work with children that comes into contact with the law For example sometimes police say we are interrogating children What we want them to know is that children are not adult so you cannot interrogate children but you can interview them Therefore law enforcement officers need to be equiped with the rudiment of working with children We want the police to know how to engage children Onoise said He added that UNICEF in partnership with National Orientation Agency NOA had begun mobilising religious and traditional leaders as part of community mobilisation to curb child abuse He said that the religious and traditional leaders were being trained to create the needed awareness in communities churches and mosques about child abuse all its forms and how to prevent them MTM Edited by Ariwodola Idowu Tukur Muntari
    UNICEF to train stakeholders on child protection issues in Kaduna – official
    Health3 years ago

    UNICEF to train stakeholders on child protection issues in Kaduna – official

    The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), plans to train relevant stakeholders to ensure adequate and professional response to child protection issues in Kaduna State.

    Mr Dennis Onoise, Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF Kaduna, told the Nigeria News Agency that the training was designed to improve the capacity of stakeholders to effectively respond to children needs.

    Onoise explained that the state, with support from UNICEF, was putting systems in place to ensure broad and holistic approach to managing child protection issues in the state.

    According to him, UNICEF and Kaduna state are working to ensure that everything that was  required to ensure a comprehensive child protection was put in place.

    He stressed that with the systems being put in place, UNICEF would expedite action in building the capacity of stakeholders to ensure that the systems work.

    For example, the state government has approved establishment of three family courts to ensure full implementation of the state’s Child Welfare Law.

    The government has also appointed 10 judicial counsels to work with Ministry of Human Services and Social Development to ensure that any child that is abused, get justice.

    But most lawyers are general practitioners, with no specific knowledge on child protection or how to adjudicate issues around child protection.

    There are also court assessors, social welfare workers and other critical officials of the judiciary.

    So, we are going to be building the capacity of lawyers, court assessors, social welfare workers and other critical government officials on how best to handle child protection issues,” he said.

    The specialist also said that UNICEF would equally build the capacity of law enforcement officers on how to work with children that comes into contact with the law.

    For example, sometimes police say, ‘we are interrogating children’. What we want them to know is that children are not adult, so you cannot interrogate children, but you can interview them.

    Therefore, law enforcement officers need to be equiped with the rudiment of working with children. We want the police to know how to engage children,” Onoise said.

    He added that UNICEF, in partnership with National Orientation Agency (NOA) had begun mobilising religious and traditional leaders as part of community mobilisation to curb child abuse.

    He said that the religious and traditional leaders were being trained to create the needed awareness in communities; churches and mosques about child abuse, all its forms, and how to prevent them.

    / MTM

    Edited by Ariwodola Idowu/Tukur Muntari.

  •   The Fiscal Responsibility Commission FRC has called on concern parties to quickly resolve crises in the ongoing 215 MW power project in Kaduna that led to its taking over by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria AMCON Mrs Maryam Mohammed the Commission s Director of Planning Research and Statistics and 2019 Physical Verification Team leader for the North West Zone stated this while inspecting the project at Kudenda Kaduna State Mohammed specifically frowned at the role of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria AMCON for taking over the project even when the project was at 86 per cent completion with no outstanding payment The director was taken round the site at Kudenda Kaduna by Mr Sunny Okwedi the project manager of ROCKSON Engineering who are the contractors handling the project Okwedi had blamed the delay in completing the work within the 36 months timeline on the several years delay caused by series of bottle necks the contractors encountered before its take off The FRC official however said at 86 per cent work had reached its final stage and should not have been taken over by AMCON as taking over the site had only stalled the work According to her the action of AMCON if not resolved would further delay the completion of the project meant to improve power supply for the benefit of Nigerians She blamed the delay that led to the late take off of the project on poor planning by officials of the federal government who initially cited the project at Kachia Road on six hectares of land with no land for expansion She said the agency would invite the relevant parties involved in the project to get necessary briefs to enable it prepare a comprehensive report on the FRC findings for onward submission to the Federal Government Earlier during a verification meeting with officials of ROCKSON its Manager said the project was delayed due to lack of funds from the Federal Government Okwedi said the 215 MW power project was being implemented by ROCKSON Engineering and General Electric GE at the contract sum of N6 billion and 135 million Euro with a timeline of 36 months He said the work was initiated and given to ROCKSON Engineering and GE in 2008 and the contract was signed in November 2009 He said at the point of take off of the project at the Kachia Road it was realized that the six hectares of land for the project was too small and was within residential area of the city as it would be difficult to expand the project in future plan The project manager said the 215 MW power project was planned to be powered by Gas and the site was off track as the Abuja Kaduna Kano Gas Trunk coming from Gereku in Kogi State was far from the site of the project So acquiring new and suitable land of about 28 hectares and variation issues took time before the project take off Another challenge is the LPFO oil intended for lubricating the machines to be sourced from the Kaduna Refinishing and petrochemical company KRPC is not suitable for the machines already installed at the site He said the work commenced at the new site in July 2010 but the variation and other issues were completely resolved in March 2017 And AMCON took over the site in 2018 with work at 86 per cent with all Mile stones paid While local content jobs on site was at 73 per cent payment Now what remains is 27 per cent local content and 14 per cent foreign with most equipment on site or already imported he said The project manager said AMCON had retrenched all the 130 local workers at the site with only about 30 mostly security guards remaining on site So far nothing is happening at the site But before the take over ROCKSON Engineering had provided reservation tanks for diesel which would be used as alternative to power the machines before the gas pipe lines are installed Already two machines of 26 7 MW each out of the eight machines had been tested and are ready to generate energy All the transformers including the ones to transmit the excess energy from Gurara are in place What remains is laying the cables for evacuating the energy to Mando station among other installations AMCON needs to settle with Federal Ministry of Power so that the remaining work will be completed The Nigeria News Agency reports that no official of the Ministry of Power was at the site of the project when the FRC officials visited the place MTM Edited by Shuaib Sadiq Tukur Muntari NAN Related
    FRC blames AMCON for delaying 215mw power project in Kaduna
      The Fiscal Responsibility Commission FRC has called on concern parties to quickly resolve crises in the ongoing 215 MW power project in Kaduna that led to its taking over by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria AMCON Mrs Maryam Mohammed the Commission s Director of Planning Research and Statistics and 2019 Physical Verification Team leader for the North West Zone stated this while inspecting the project at Kudenda Kaduna State Mohammed specifically frowned at the role of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria AMCON for taking over the project even when the project was at 86 per cent completion with no outstanding payment The director was taken round the site at Kudenda Kaduna by Mr Sunny Okwedi the project manager of ROCKSON Engineering who are the contractors handling the project Okwedi had blamed the delay in completing the work within the 36 months timeline on the several years delay caused by series of bottle necks the contractors encountered before its take off The FRC official however said at 86 per cent work had reached its final stage and should not have been taken over by AMCON as taking over the site had only stalled the work According to her the action of AMCON if not resolved would further delay the completion of the project meant to improve power supply for the benefit of Nigerians She blamed the delay that led to the late take off of the project on poor planning by officials of the federal government who initially cited the project at Kachia Road on six hectares of land with no land for expansion She said the agency would invite the relevant parties involved in the project to get necessary briefs to enable it prepare a comprehensive report on the FRC findings for onward submission to the Federal Government Earlier during a verification meeting with officials of ROCKSON its Manager said the project was delayed due to lack of funds from the Federal Government Okwedi said the 215 MW power project was being implemented by ROCKSON Engineering and General Electric GE at the contract sum of N6 billion and 135 million Euro with a timeline of 36 months He said the work was initiated and given to ROCKSON Engineering and GE in 2008 and the contract was signed in November 2009 He said at the point of take off of the project at the Kachia Road it was realized that the six hectares of land for the project was too small and was within residential area of the city as it would be difficult to expand the project in future plan The project manager said the 215 MW power project was planned to be powered by Gas and the site was off track as the Abuja Kaduna Kano Gas Trunk coming from Gereku in Kogi State was far from the site of the project So acquiring new and suitable land of about 28 hectares and variation issues took time before the project take off Another challenge is the LPFO oil intended for lubricating the machines to be sourced from the Kaduna Refinishing and petrochemical company KRPC is not suitable for the machines already installed at the site He said the work commenced at the new site in July 2010 but the variation and other issues were completely resolved in March 2017 And AMCON took over the site in 2018 with work at 86 per cent with all Mile stones paid While local content jobs on site was at 73 per cent payment Now what remains is 27 per cent local content and 14 per cent foreign with most equipment on site or already imported he said The project manager said AMCON had retrenched all the 130 local workers at the site with only about 30 mostly security guards remaining on site So far nothing is happening at the site But before the take over ROCKSON Engineering had provided reservation tanks for diesel which would be used as alternative to power the machines before the gas pipe lines are installed Already two machines of 26 7 MW each out of the eight machines had been tested and are ready to generate energy All the transformers including the ones to transmit the excess energy from Gurara are in place What remains is laying the cables for evacuating the energy to Mando station among other installations AMCON needs to settle with Federal Ministry of Power so that the remaining work will be completed The Nigeria News Agency reports that no official of the Ministry of Power was at the site of the project when the FRC officials visited the place MTM Edited by Shuaib Sadiq Tukur Muntari NAN Related
    FRC blames AMCON for delaying 215mw power project in Kaduna
    General news3 years ago

    FRC blames AMCON for delaying 215mw power project in Kaduna

    The Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC), has called on concern parties to quickly resolve crises in the ongoing 215 MW power project in Kaduna that led to its taking over by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).

    Mrs Maryam Mohammed, the Commission’s Director of Planning, Research and Statistics and 2019 Physical Verification Team leader for the North West Zone, stated this while inspecting the project at Kudenda, Kaduna State.

    Mohammed specifically frowned at the role of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) for taking over the project even when the project was at 86 per cent completion  with no outstanding payment.

    The director was taken round the site at Kudenda, Kaduna, by Mr Sunny Okwedi, the project manager of ROCKSON Engineering, who are the contractors handling the project.

    Okwedi had blamed the delay in completing the work within the 36 months timeline on the several years delay caused by series of bottle necks the contractors encountered before its take-off.

    The FRC official, however, said at 86 per cent work had reached its final stage and should not have been taken over by AMCON as taking over the site had only stalled the work.

    According to her, the action of AMCON, if not resolved would further delay the completion of the project meant to improve power supply for the benefit of Nigerians.

    She blamed the delay that led to the late take-off of the project on poor planning by officials of the federal government who initially cited the project at Kachia Road on six hectares of land with no land for expansion.

    She said the agency would invite the relevant parties involved in the project to get necessary briefs to enable it prepare a comprehensive report on the FRC findings for onward submission to the Federal Government.

    Earlier during a verification meeting with officials of ROCKSON, its Manager said the project was delayed due to lack of funds from the Federal Government.

    Okwedi said the 215 MW power project was being implemented by ROCKSON Engineering and General Electric (GE) at the contract sum of N6 billion and 135 million Euro with a timeline of 36 months.

    He said the work was initiated and given to ROCKSON Engineering and GE in 2008 and the contract was signed in November 2009.

    He said at the point of take-off of the project at the Kachia Road, it was realized that the six hectares of land for the project was too small and was within residential area of the city as it would be difficult to expand the project in future plan.

    The project manager said the 215 MW power project was planned to be powered by Gas and the site was off track as the Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Gas Trunk coming from Gereku in Kogi State was far from the site of the project.

    So acquiring new and suitable land of about 28 hectares and variation issues took time before the project take-off.

    Another challenge is the LPFO oil intended for lubricating the machines to be sourced from the Kaduna Refinishing and petrochemical company (KRPC) is not suitable for the machines already installed at the site.

    He said the work commenced at the new site in July 2010 but the variation and other issues were completely resolved in March 2017.

    And AMCON took over the site in 2018 with work at 86 per cent with all Mile stones paid.

    While local content jobs on site was at 73 per cent payment. Now what remains is 27 per cent local content and 14 per cent foreign with most equipment on site or already imported, ” he said.

    The project manager said AMCON had retrenched all the 130 local workers at the site with only about 30 mostly security guards remaining on site.

    So far nothing is happening at the site. But before the take over ROCKSON Engineering had provided reservation tanks for diesel which would be used as alternative to power the machines before the gas pipe lines are installed.

    Already two machines of 26.7 MW each out of the eight machines had been tested and are ready to generate energy.

    All the transformers including the ones to transmit the excess energy from Gurara are in place.

    What remains is laying the cables for evacuating the energy to Mando station among other installations.

    AMCON needs to settle with Federal Ministry of Power so that the remaining work will be completed.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that no official of the Ministry of Power was at the site of the project when the FRC officials visited the place.

    / MTM

    Edited by: Shuaib Sadiq/Tukur Muntari.
    (NAN)
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  •  Zamfara State House of Assembly has pledged to exercise its constitutional mandate of checks and balances so as to ensure prudent management of funds appropriated by the House to both the state and local governments The Speaker Alhaji Nasiru Mu azu Magarya stated this in Kano on Friday at the opening of a three day interactive session on the formulation and compilation of 2020 local government budget NAN reports that workshop was organised by the House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Zamfara State House of Assembly in conjunction with the state chapter of ALGON According to him the state Assembly would continue to carry out oversight functions to ensure that money allocated for the execution of projects were judiciously used in order to provide people of the state with the much needed dividends of democracy He therefore called on local government council chairmen in the state to remain resolute and focus on the discharge of their responsibilities in view of the fact that they are the third tier of government that is close to the people at the grassroots It may interest you to know that section seven of the 1999 constitution as amended guarantees state assemblies to oversee the affairs of local government councils which include structures finances and administrative procedure of local government areas in the country So it will not be out of place if the entire sixth assembly of Zamfara state converge on Kano to chart a new course for the 14 local government areas of the state the Speaker said He said the present state Assembly would not only ensure a strengthened budget process both at state and local governments but it will ensure prudency transparency as well as inclusiveness in budget formulation compilation and implementation In his remarks the chairman House committee on local government and chieftaincy Affairs Alhaji Tukur Jekada commanded the local government chairmen for supporting the initiative NAN reports that the workshop was attended by members of the state Assembly and the 14 local government council chairmen as well as other government officials Edited amp Vetted By Saidu Adamu Tukur Muntari NAN
    Budget: We’re poised to exercise our constitutional mandate–Zamfara Speaker
     Zamfara State House of Assembly has pledged to exercise its constitutional mandate of checks and balances so as to ensure prudent management of funds appropriated by the House to both the state and local governments The Speaker Alhaji Nasiru Mu azu Magarya stated this in Kano on Friday at the opening of a three day interactive session on the formulation and compilation of 2020 local government budget NAN reports that workshop was organised by the House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Zamfara State House of Assembly in conjunction with the state chapter of ALGON According to him the state Assembly would continue to carry out oversight functions to ensure that money allocated for the execution of projects were judiciously used in order to provide people of the state with the much needed dividends of democracy He therefore called on local government council chairmen in the state to remain resolute and focus on the discharge of their responsibilities in view of the fact that they are the third tier of government that is close to the people at the grassroots It may interest you to know that section seven of the 1999 constitution as amended guarantees state assemblies to oversee the affairs of local government councils which include structures finances and administrative procedure of local government areas in the country So it will not be out of place if the entire sixth assembly of Zamfara state converge on Kano to chart a new course for the 14 local government areas of the state the Speaker said He said the present state Assembly would not only ensure a strengthened budget process both at state and local governments but it will ensure prudency transparency as well as inclusiveness in budget formulation compilation and implementation In his remarks the chairman House committee on local government and chieftaincy Affairs Alhaji Tukur Jekada commanded the local government chairmen for supporting the initiative NAN reports that the workshop was attended by members of the state Assembly and the 14 local government council chairmen as well as other government officials Edited amp Vetted By Saidu Adamu Tukur Muntari NAN
    Budget: We’re poised to exercise our constitutional mandate–Zamfara Speaker
    Economy3 years ago

    Budget: We’re poised to exercise our constitutional mandate–Zamfara Speaker

    Zamfara State House of Assembly has pledged to exercise its constitutional mandate of checks and balances so as to ensure prudent management of funds appropriated by the House to both the state and local governments.

    The Speaker, Alhaji Nasiru Mu’azu-Magarya stated this in Kano on Friday at the opening of a three-day interactive session on the formulation and compilation of 2020 local government budget.

    NAN reports that workshop was organised by the House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Zamfara State House of Assembly in conjunction with the state chapter of ALGON.

    According to him, the state Assembly would continue to carry out oversight functions to ensure that money allocated for the execution of projects were judiciously used in order to provide people of the state with the much needed dividends of democracy.

    He, therefore, called on local government council chairmen in the state to remain resolute and focus on the discharge of their responsibilities in view of the fact that they are the third tier of government that is close to the people at the grassroots.

    “It may interest you to know that section seven of the 1999 constitution as amended guarantees state assemblies to oversee the affairs of local government councils which include structures, finances and administrative procedure of local government areas in the country.

    “So it will not be out of place if the entire sixth assembly of Zamfara state converge on Kano to chart a new course for the 14 local government areas of the state,” the Speaker said.

    He said the present state Assembly would not only ensure a strengthened budget process both at state and local governments but it will ensure prudency, transparency as well as inclusiveness in budget formulation, compilation and implementation.

    In his remarks, the chairman, House committee on local government and chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Tukur Jekada commanded the local government chairmen for supporting the initiative.

    NAN reports that the workshop was attended by members of the state Assembly and the 14 local government council chairmen as well as other government officials.

    Edited & Vetted By: Saidu Adamu/ Tukur Muntari.
    (NAN)

  •  The Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC said it had arrested one Amina Kabo Manager of Olive Microfinance Bank and three others suspected to be operating a fraudulent organisation in Sokoto The EFCC Sokoto Zonal Head Malam Abdullahi Lawal who briefed journalists in Sokoto on Friday said the suspects were allegedly connected to operation of fraudulent business in Sokoto and parts of Kebbi state According to him Kabo along side three others whom she recruited as staff had so far collected a total of N897 500 from 108 victims This was under the guise of opening accounts for them with a view to granting them loan facilities in different categories The category of the loans includes N5 000 for N50 000 N7 000 for N100 000 N8 000 for N200 000 N9 000 for N300 000 and N10 000 for N400 000 respectively Investigation also revealed that she operated same kind of fraudulent business at Jega and Gwandu in Kebbi state in the name Olive Microfinance Bank and Easy Loan Microfinance Bank he said Lawal added that the EFCC operatives while conducting a search at the suspect s office recovered several incriminating items including the sum of N583 310 The Zonal Head said that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded MTM Edited amp Vetted By Tukur Muntari NAN
    EFCC nabs 4 suspects over alleged fraudulent business in Sokoto, Kebbi states
     The Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC said it had arrested one Amina Kabo Manager of Olive Microfinance Bank and three others suspected to be operating a fraudulent organisation in Sokoto The EFCC Sokoto Zonal Head Malam Abdullahi Lawal who briefed journalists in Sokoto on Friday said the suspects were allegedly connected to operation of fraudulent business in Sokoto and parts of Kebbi state According to him Kabo along side three others whom she recruited as staff had so far collected a total of N897 500 from 108 victims This was under the guise of opening accounts for them with a view to granting them loan facilities in different categories The category of the loans includes N5 000 for N50 000 N7 000 for N100 000 N8 000 for N200 000 N9 000 for N300 000 and N10 000 for N400 000 respectively Investigation also revealed that she operated same kind of fraudulent business at Jega and Gwandu in Kebbi state in the name Olive Microfinance Bank and Easy Loan Microfinance Bank he said Lawal added that the EFCC operatives while conducting a search at the suspect s office recovered several incriminating items including the sum of N583 310 The Zonal Head said that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded MTM Edited amp Vetted By Tukur Muntari NAN
    EFCC nabs 4 suspects over alleged fraudulent business in Sokoto, Kebbi states
    Defence/Security3 years ago

    EFCC nabs 4 suspects over alleged fraudulent business in Sokoto, Kebbi states

    The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) said it had arrested one Amina Kabo, Manager of Olive Microfinance Bank, and three others, suspected to be operating a fraudulent organisation in Sokoto.

    The EFCC Sokoto Zonal Head, Malam Abdullahi Lawal, who briefed journalists in Sokoto on Friday, said the suspects were allegedly connected to operation of fraudulent business in Sokoto and parts of Kebbi state.

    According to him, Kabo along side three others whom she recruited as staff had so far collected a total of N897,500 from 108 victims.

    “This was under the guise of opening accounts for them with a view to granting them loan facilities in different categories.

    “The category of the loans includes; N5,000 for N50,000, N7,000 for N100,000, N8,000 for N200,000, N9,000 for N300,000 and N10,000 for N400,000 respectively.

    “Investigation also revealed that she operated same kind of fraudulent business at Jega and Gwandu in Kebbi state in the name Olive Microfinance Bank and Easy Loan Microfinance Bank,” he said.

    Lawal added that the EFCC operatives while conducting a search at the suspect’s office recovered several incriminating items including the sum of N583,310.

    The Zonal Head said that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.

    / MTM

    Edited & Vetted By: /Tukur Muntari.
    (NAN)

  •  The Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC Sokoto Zonal Office has warned drivers to avoid overloading and speeding to ensure accident free Yuletide across the state Assistant Corps Marshal ACM Kayode Olagunju the Zonal Commanding Officer Sokoto Zone gave the warning while speaking with Nigeria News Agency in Sokoto on Friday Olagunju who is in charge of Sokoto Kebbi and Zamfara states said that the period is usually characterised with so many unnecessary accidents that claimed a lot of lives which could also be avoided People should please take it easy on the road during the period and know that only the living celebrate the period Only those who are able to survive this period can celebrate the Christmas and New Year so we should always consider safety first before any other engagement Moreover the period come up with an increased traffic density as the number of people travelling generally increase he said Olagunju said that during the period a lot of people due to anxiety took safety to the background as they no longer slept because they wanted to make more trips This is also a period when the weather will be cold and some people will want to take alcohol to drive and a lot of them abandon their vehicle maintenance So travellers need to be extra careful when travelling in a commercial vehicle monitor the driver and ensure the vehicle is in good condition as well as avoid night journeys he said The ACM praised the Sultanate Council of Sokoto State for its support for programmes of the FRSC in the zone Edited amp Vetted By Razak Owolabi Tukur Muntari NAN
    Yuletide: FRSC warns drivers against overloading, speeding in Sokoto
     The Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC Sokoto Zonal Office has warned drivers to avoid overloading and speeding to ensure accident free Yuletide across the state Assistant Corps Marshal ACM Kayode Olagunju the Zonal Commanding Officer Sokoto Zone gave the warning while speaking with Nigeria News Agency in Sokoto on Friday Olagunju who is in charge of Sokoto Kebbi and Zamfara states said that the period is usually characterised with so many unnecessary accidents that claimed a lot of lives which could also be avoided People should please take it easy on the road during the period and know that only the living celebrate the period Only those who are able to survive this period can celebrate the Christmas and New Year so we should always consider safety first before any other engagement Moreover the period come up with an increased traffic density as the number of people travelling generally increase he said Olagunju said that during the period a lot of people due to anxiety took safety to the background as they no longer slept because they wanted to make more trips This is also a period when the weather will be cold and some people will want to take alcohol to drive and a lot of them abandon their vehicle maintenance So travellers need to be extra careful when travelling in a commercial vehicle monitor the driver and ensure the vehicle is in good condition as well as avoid night journeys he said The ACM praised the Sultanate Council of Sokoto State for its support for programmes of the FRSC in the zone Edited amp Vetted By Razak Owolabi Tukur Muntari NAN
    Yuletide: FRSC warns drivers against overloading, speeding in Sokoto
    General news3 years ago

    Yuletide: FRSC warns drivers against overloading, speeding in Sokoto

    The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sokoto Zonal Office, has warned drivers to avoid overloading and speeding to ensure accident-free Yuletide across the state.

    Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) Kayode Olagunju, the Zonal Commanding Officer, Sokoto Zone gave the warning while speaking with Nigeria News Agency in Sokoto on Friday.

    Olagunju, who is in charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states said that the period is usually characterised with so many unnecessary accidents that claimed a lot of lives which could also be avoided.

    “People should please take it easy on the road during the period and know that only the living celebrate the period.

    “Only those who are able to survive this period can celebrate the Christmas and New Year, so we should always consider safety first before any other engagement.

    “Moreover, the period come up with an increased traffic density as the number of people travelling generally increase,” he said.

    Olagunju said that during the period, a lot of people due to anxiety took safety to the background as they no longer slept because they wanted to make more trips.

    “This is also a period when the weather will be cold and some people will want to take alcohol to drive and a lot of them abandon their vehicle maintenance.

    “So, travellers need to be extra careful when travelling in a commercial vehicle, monitor the driver and ensure the vehicle is in good condition as well as avoid night journeys,” he said.

    The ACM praised the Sultanate Council of Sokoto State for its support for programmes of the FRSC in the zone.

    Edited & Vetted By: Razak Owolabi/ Tukur Muntari.
    (NAN)

  •  The Caretaker Committee Kaura Local Government Area Kaduna state has donated furniture and instructional materials to primary schools in the area Its Chairman Mr Bege Katukah while presenting the items to the local council education authority described them as vital to academic learning He said that the caretaker committee would not relent in its efforts to ensure that primary schools in the area were effective By this donation of 329 desks and instructional material we have demonstrated our commitment to the effective running of the primary school system As a committee we shall not relent in our efforts to make public primary schools in the area very conducive for learning he said katukah urged parents in the area to show commitment to the education of their children by getting them enrolled in the school system He also urged teachers to live up to their billings by being dedicated to their duty of imparting knowledge to the younger generations In his remarks Mr Jibril Musa the council s Education Secretary commended the chairman for the gesture He expressed the authority s commitment towards ensuring proper use of the items and for the purpose they were donated This is commendable we shall ensure proper use of these items they must be subjected to the reasons for which they were donated he said MTM Edited amp Vetted By Azubuike Okeh Tukur Muntari NAN
    Kaura LG caretaker committee donates furniture, instructional material to primary schools
     The Caretaker Committee Kaura Local Government Area Kaduna state has donated furniture and instructional materials to primary schools in the area Its Chairman Mr Bege Katukah while presenting the items to the local council education authority described them as vital to academic learning He said that the caretaker committee would not relent in its efforts to ensure that primary schools in the area were effective By this donation of 329 desks and instructional material we have demonstrated our commitment to the effective running of the primary school system As a committee we shall not relent in our efforts to make public primary schools in the area very conducive for learning he said katukah urged parents in the area to show commitment to the education of their children by getting them enrolled in the school system He also urged teachers to live up to their billings by being dedicated to their duty of imparting knowledge to the younger generations In his remarks Mr Jibril Musa the council s Education Secretary commended the chairman for the gesture He expressed the authority s commitment towards ensuring proper use of the items and for the purpose they were donated This is commendable we shall ensure proper use of these items they must be subjected to the reasons for which they were donated he said MTM Edited amp Vetted By Azubuike Okeh Tukur Muntari NAN
    Kaura LG caretaker committee donates furniture, instructional material to primary schools
    Education3 years ago

    Kaura LG caretaker committee donates furniture, instructional material to primary schools

    The Caretaker Committee, Kaura Local Government Area, Kaduna state has donated furniture and instructional materials to primary schools in the area.

    Its Chairman, Mr Bege Katukah while presenting the items to the local council education authority, described them as vital to academic learning.

    He said that the caretaker committee would not relent in its efforts to ensure that primary schools in the area were effective.

    “By this donation of 329 desks and instructional material, we have demonstrated our commitment to the effective running of the primary school system.

    “As a committee, we shall not relent in our efforts to make public primary schools in the area very conducive for learning,” he said.

    katukah urged parents in the area to show commitment to the education of their children by getting them enrolled in the school system.

    He also urged teachers to live up to their billings by being dedicated to their duty of imparting knowledge to the younger generations.

    In his remarks, Mr Jibril Musa, the council’s Education Secretary,  commended the chairman for the gesture.

    He expressed the authority’s commitment towards ensuring proper use of the items and for the purpose they were donated.

    “This is commendable, we shall ensure proper use of these items, they must be subjected to the reasons for which they were donated,” he said.

    / MTM

    Edited & Vetted By: Azubuike Okeh/Tukur Muntari.
    (NAN)

  •  The Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service KDIRS on Thursday inaugurated Local Government Revenue Committees of the 23 Local Government Areas LGA of the state The Executive Chairman KDIRS Dr Zaid Abubakar said during the inauguration in Kaduna that the committees were made up of seven members drawn from KDIRS and each of the 23 local government areas Abubakar explained that the main responsibility of the committees was to carry out revenue assessment and issue demand notices He reminded the committee members of the barn on cash collection and urged them to work with the banks to collect revenues through their mobile agents He advised the committees to work with the chairmen and other staffs of the LGAs to ensure smooth revenue collection He urged the committee members to put in their best adding that they would all be assessed based on their performance and anyone that failed to perform creditably would be shown the way out We will start assessing you after the first three months Believe me if any of you is not meeting up to expectation even if you are my brother I will show you the way out Please ensure that all revenue lines in local governments are efficiently collected including land use charges We have so far collected about 80 per cent of the N41 billion revenue target for 2019 We are doing our best to collect the remaining 20 per cent With you on board we are sure of meeting the N45 billion target set for 2020 he said On his part Malam Mohammed Aliyu Chairman Soba Local Government commended the leadership of the revenue agency for reinvigorating the committees to boost revenue collection at local government level Aliyu who is also the Chairman Association of Local Government of Nigeria Kaduna State Chapter assured KDIRS of the council chairmen s full support to enable the committees carry out their task efficiently Edited amp Vetted By Tayo Ikujuni Tukur Muntari NAN
    Kaduna Govt. inaugurates local government revenue committees
     The Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service KDIRS on Thursday inaugurated Local Government Revenue Committees of the 23 Local Government Areas LGA of the state The Executive Chairman KDIRS Dr Zaid Abubakar said during the inauguration in Kaduna that the committees were made up of seven members drawn from KDIRS and each of the 23 local government areas Abubakar explained that the main responsibility of the committees was to carry out revenue assessment and issue demand notices He reminded the committee members of the barn on cash collection and urged them to work with the banks to collect revenues through their mobile agents He advised the committees to work with the chairmen and other staffs of the LGAs to ensure smooth revenue collection He urged the committee members to put in their best adding that they would all be assessed based on their performance and anyone that failed to perform creditably would be shown the way out We will start assessing you after the first three months Believe me if any of you is not meeting up to expectation even if you are my brother I will show you the way out Please ensure that all revenue lines in local governments are efficiently collected including land use charges We have so far collected about 80 per cent of the N41 billion revenue target for 2019 We are doing our best to collect the remaining 20 per cent With you on board we are sure of meeting the N45 billion target set for 2020 he said On his part Malam Mohammed Aliyu Chairman Soba Local Government commended the leadership of the revenue agency for reinvigorating the committees to boost revenue collection at local government level Aliyu who is also the Chairman Association of Local Government of Nigeria Kaduna State Chapter assured KDIRS of the council chairmen s full support to enable the committees carry out their task efficiently Edited amp Vetted By Tayo Ikujuni Tukur Muntari NAN
    Kaduna Govt. inaugurates local government revenue committees
    Economy3 years ago

    Kaduna Govt. inaugurates local government revenue committees

    The Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service (KDIRS) on Thursday inaugurated Local Government Revenue Committees of the 23 Local Government Areas (LGA) of the state.

    The Executive Chairman, KDIRS, Dr Zaid Abubakar, said during the inauguration in Kaduna, that the committees were made up of seven members drawn from KDIRS and each of the 23 local government areas.

    Abubakar explained that the main responsibility of the committees was to carry out revenue assessment and issue demand notices.

    He reminded the committee members of the barn on cash collection and urged them to work with the banks to collect revenues through their mobile agents.

    He advised the committees to work with the chairmen and other staffs of the LGAs to ensure smooth revenue collection.

    He urged the committee members to put in their best, adding that they would all be assessed based on their performance and anyone that failed to perform creditably, would be shown the way out.

    “We will start assessing you after the first three months. Believe me, if any of you is not meeting up to expectation, even if you are my brother, I will show you the way out.

    “Please, ensure that all revenue lines in local governments are efficiently collected, including land use charges.

    “We have so far collected about 80 per cent of the N41 billion revenue target for 2019. We are doing our best to collect the remaining 20 per cent.

    “With you on board, we are sure of meeting the N45 billion target set for 2020,” he said.

    On his part, Malam Mohammed Aliyu, Chairman, Soba Local Government, commended the leadership of the revenue agency for reinvigorating the committees to boost revenue collection at local government level.

    Aliyu, who is also the Chairman, Association of Local Government of Nigeria, Kaduna State Chapter, assured KDIRS of the council chairmen’s full support to enable the committees carry out their task efficiently.

    Edited & Vetted By: Tayo Ikujuni/Tukur Muntari.
    (NAN)

  •   Gov Bello Matawalle of Zamfara says members of his newly inaugurated cabinet would be on a three months probation during which their performances would be measured The governor made the remark on Thursday when members of his new cabinet comprising 19 commissioners and 28 special advisers took their oath of office You will be placed on three months probation within which your capability and efficiency will be measured It is therefore my hope that you will live above board so that together we move our state to a higher level of development There will be a quarterly review of your performances as any form of laxity will not be entertained the governor cautioned He called on members of the public in the state especially the youth to allow the new government functionaries to operate and render their contributions to the development of the state Do not distract them from their official responsibilities through unofficial visits and unnecessary demands We are putting in place measures to guard against loitering within the premises of government offices The Secretary to the State Government and the Head of Service are to ensure that government offices are adequately secured and public officials discharge their functions as expected without any form of molestation or harassment he ordered The Nigeria News Agency recalls that the governor submitted the list of 19 commissioner nominees and that of special advisers for confirmation by the state House of Assembly on Tuesday and they were all screened and cleared the next day leading to their inauguration on Thursday The new commissioners are Alhaji Sulaiman Tunau Alhaji Aminu Sulaiman Abdulkadir Buhari Gora Jinaidu Muhammad Muhammad Sadiq Maiturare Zainab Lawal Gummi Jamilu Aliyu Dr Nura Isah and Rabiu Garba Others are Sufyanu Bashir Yuguda Ibrahim Jibo Magayaki Yahaya Chado Gora Yahaya Muhammad Kanoma Sheik Tukur Sani Jangebe Ibrahim Isah Mayana Abubakar Abdullahi Tsafe Barrister Nura Ibrahim Zarumi Bilyaminu Yusuf Shinkafi and Abubakar Muhammad The 28 Special Advisers include Alhaji Abdullahi Gurbinbore a former commissioner in the immediate past Yari led APC administration in the state Alhaji Danyaro Abdullahi Sa adu Muhammad Yusuf Zugu former Special Adviser under Yari s administration Aliyu Madawaki Adabka Ahmad Mukhtar Muhammad Faika Ahmed Muhammad lbrahim Ma aji Gusau and Aminu Abdullahi Others are Gazali Shehu Ahmad Malam Aminu Zailani former Special Adviser Ulama Council to former Governor Abdul aziz Yari Aliyu S Fawa Umar Sani Katuka Ahmad Muhammad Lukman Bisallla Majidadi Muhammad Bello Galadima Junaidu Sani Kaura Rufai Abubakar Chiroma and Umar G Muhammed Othes also are Zailani Baffa Aminu Iliyasu Ahmad Muhammad Kabir Abdullahi Habibu Sirajo Sambo Garba Marafa Lawali Abubakar Abdurrahman Bala Rabi Ibrahim and Sule Magayaki Edited amp Vetted By Chioma Ugboma Tukur Muntari NAN
    We’re putting you on 3 months probation, Gov. Matawalle tells new cabinet members
      Gov Bello Matawalle of Zamfara says members of his newly inaugurated cabinet would be on a three months probation during which their performances would be measured The governor made the remark on Thursday when members of his new cabinet comprising 19 commissioners and 28 special advisers took their oath of office You will be placed on three months probation within which your capability and efficiency will be measured It is therefore my hope that you will live above board so that together we move our state to a higher level of development There will be a quarterly review of your performances as any form of laxity will not be entertained the governor cautioned He called on members of the public in the state especially the youth to allow the new government functionaries to operate and render their contributions to the development of the state Do not distract them from their official responsibilities through unofficial visits and unnecessary demands We are putting in place measures to guard against loitering within the premises of government offices The Secretary to the State Government and the Head of Service are to ensure that government offices are adequately secured and public officials discharge their functions as expected without any form of molestation or harassment he ordered The Nigeria News Agency recalls that the governor submitted the list of 19 commissioner nominees and that of special advisers for confirmation by the state House of Assembly on Tuesday and they were all screened and cleared the next day leading to their inauguration on Thursday The new commissioners are Alhaji Sulaiman Tunau Alhaji Aminu Sulaiman Abdulkadir Buhari Gora Jinaidu Muhammad Muhammad Sadiq Maiturare Zainab Lawal Gummi Jamilu Aliyu Dr Nura Isah and Rabiu Garba Others are Sufyanu Bashir Yuguda Ibrahim Jibo Magayaki Yahaya Chado Gora Yahaya Muhammad Kanoma Sheik Tukur Sani Jangebe Ibrahim Isah Mayana Abubakar Abdullahi Tsafe Barrister Nura Ibrahim Zarumi Bilyaminu Yusuf Shinkafi and Abubakar Muhammad The 28 Special Advisers include Alhaji Abdullahi Gurbinbore a former commissioner in the immediate past Yari led APC administration in the state Alhaji Danyaro Abdullahi Sa adu Muhammad Yusuf Zugu former Special Adviser under Yari s administration Aliyu Madawaki Adabka Ahmad Mukhtar Muhammad Faika Ahmed Muhammad lbrahim Ma aji Gusau and Aminu Abdullahi Others are Gazali Shehu Ahmad Malam Aminu Zailani former Special Adviser Ulama Council to former Governor Abdul aziz Yari Aliyu S Fawa Umar Sani Katuka Ahmad Muhammad Lukman Bisallla Majidadi Muhammad Bello Galadima Junaidu Sani Kaura Rufai Abubakar Chiroma and Umar G Muhammed Othes also are Zailani Baffa Aminu Iliyasu Ahmad Muhammad Kabir Abdullahi Habibu Sirajo Sambo Garba Marafa Lawali Abubakar Abdurrahman Bala Rabi Ibrahim and Sule Magayaki Edited amp Vetted By Chioma Ugboma Tukur Muntari NAN
    We’re putting you on 3 months probation, Gov. Matawalle tells new cabinet members
    General news3 years ago

    We’re putting you on 3 months probation, Gov. Matawalle tells new cabinet members

    , Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara says members of his newly inaugurated cabinet would be on a three months probation during which their performances would be measured.

    The governor made the remark on Thursday when members of his new cabinet comprising 19 commissioners and 28 special advisers took their oath of office.

    “You will be placed on three months’ probation  within which your capability and efficiency will be measured. It is, therefore, my hope that you will live above board so that together we move our state to a higher level of development.

    “There will be a quarterly review of your performances as any form of laxity will not be entertained,” the governor cautioned.

    He called on members of the public in the state especially the youth to allow the new government functionaries to operate and render their contributions to the development of the state.

    “Do not distract them from their official responsibilities through unofficial visits and unnecessary demands. We are putting in place measures to guard against loitering within the premises of government offices.

    “The Secretary to the State Government and the Head of Service are to ensure that government offices are adequately secured and public officials discharge their functions as expected without any form of molestation or harassment,” he ordered.

    The Nigeria News Agency recalls that the governor submitted the list of 19 commissioner-nominees and that of special advisers for confirmation by the state House of Assembly on Tuesday and they were all screened and cleared the next day leading to their inauguration on Thursday.

    The new commissioners are: Alhaji Sulaiman Tunau, Alhaji Aminu Sulaiman, Abdulkadir Buhari Gora, Jinaidu Muhammad, Muhammad Sadiq Maiturare, Zainab Lawal Gummi, Jamilu Aliyu, Dr Nura Isah and Rabiu Garba,

    Others are, Sufyanu Bashir Yuguda, Ibrahim Jibo Magayaki, Yahaya Chado Gora, Yahaya Muhammad Kanoma, Sheik Tukur Sani Jangebe, Ibrahim Isah Mayana, Abubakar Abdullahi Tsafe, Barrister Nura Ibrahim Zarumi, Bilyaminu Yusuf Shinkafi and Abubakar Muhammad.

    The 28 Special Advisers include Alhaji Abdullahi Gurbinbore a former commissioner in the immediate past Yari-led APC administration in the state, Alhaji Danyaro Abdullahi, Sa’adu Muhammad, Yusuf Zugu former Special Adviser under Yari’s administration, Aliyu Madawaki Adabka, Ahmad Mukhtar Muhammad, Faika Ahmed Muhammad, lbrahim Ma’aji Gusau and Aminu Abdullahi.

    Others are, Gazali Shehu Ahmad, Malam Aminu Zailani former Special Adviser Ulama Council to former Governor Abdul’aziz Yari, Aliyu S Fawa, Umar Sani Katuka, Ahmad Muhammad, Lukman Bisallla Majidadi, Muhammad Bello Galadima, Junaidu Sani Kaura, Rufai Abubakar Chiroma, and Umar G Muhammed.

    Othes also are Zailani Baffa, Aminu Iliyasu, Ahmad Muhammad Kabir, Abdullahi Habibu Sirajo, Sambo Garba Marafa, Lawali Abubakar, Abdurrahman Bala, Rabi Ibrahim and Sule Magayaki.

    Edited & Vetted By: Chioma Ugboma/Tukur Muntari.
    (NAN)

  •  The Daura Local Government Council in Katsina state has inaugurated a 33 man committee to monitor and evaluate the ongoing Enumeration Area Demarcation EAD exercise in the area Malam Bishir Shargalle the Acting Chairman of the council made this known in Daura on Thursday while addressing members of the committee on what was expected of them during the exercise He said the committee was expected to guide the demarcators who were new to the environment by leading them to every part of the 11 electoral wards for collection of accurate and reliable data In his remarks Alhaji Abdulkadir Maiadua the Head of Personnel Department of the council who would serve as the secretary of the committee assured that they would ensure meticulous conduct of the exercise Maiadua said that the demarcators and registrars who were involved in the exercise would be provided adequate care security and maximum cooperation for the success of the national assignment Also in his remarks Dr Abdulmalik Durunguwa the NPC commissioner in charge of Kaduna and Katsina states lauded the efforts of Daura Local Council for its support and cooperation toward the success of the exercise Durunguwa said that he was overwhelmed by the logistical arrangement especially the welfare of the personnel engaged for the assignment He said the enumeration area demarcation was aimed at getting an accurate data of households and their heads as well as enable the commission to get fully prepared for population census which was expected to hold in future NAN reports that the National Population Commission NPC began an enumeration area demarcation across 11 wards in Daura Local Government Area which would last for three weeks Edited amp Vetted By Olawunmi Ashafa Tukur Muntari NAN
    Area demarcation: Daura LG inaugurates monitoring committee
     The Daura Local Government Council in Katsina state has inaugurated a 33 man committee to monitor and evaluate the ongoing Enumeration Area Demarcation EAD exercise in the area Malam Bishir Shargalle the Acting Chairman of the council made this known in Daura on Thursday while addressing members of the committee on what was expected of them during the exercise He said the committee was expected to guide the demarcators who were new to the environment by leading them to every part of the 11 electoral wards for collection of accurate and reliable data In his remarks Alhaji Abdulkadir Maiadua the Head of Personnel Department of the council who would serve as the secretary of the committee assured that they would ensure meticulous conduct of the exercise Maiadua said that the demarcators and registrars who were involved in the exercise would be provided adequate care security and maximum cooperation for the success of the national assignment Also in his remarks Dr Abdulmalik Durunguwa the NPC commissioner in charge of Kaduna and Katsina states lauded the efforts of Daura Local Council for its support and cooperation toward the success of the exercise Durunguwa said that he was overwhelmed by the logistical arrangement especially the welfare of the personnel engaged for the assignment He said the enumeration area demarcation was aimed at getting an accurate data of households and their heads as well as enable the commission to get fully prepared for population census which was expected to hold in future NAN reports that the National Population Commission NPC began an enumeration area demarcation across 11 wards in Daura Local Government Area which would last for three weeks Edited amp Vetted By Olawunmi Ashafa Tukur Muntari NAN
    Area demarcation: Daura LG inaugurates monitoring committee
    General news3 years ago

    Area demarcation: Daura LG inaugurates monitoring committee

    The Daura Local Government Council in Katsina state has inaugurated a 33-man committee to monitor and evaluate the ongoing Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) exercise in the area.

    Malam Bishir Shargalle, the Acting Chairman of the council made this known in Daura on Thursday while addressing members of the committee on what was expected of them during the exercise.

    He said the committee was expected to guide the ‘demarcators’ who were new to the environment by leading them to every part of the 11 electoral wards for collection of accurate and reliable data.

    In his remarks, Alhaji Abdulkadir Maiadua, the Head of Personnel Department of the council, who would serve as the secretary of the committee, assured that they would ensure meticulous conduct of the exercise.

    Maiadua said that the ‘demarcators’ and registrars who were involved in the exercise would be provided adequate care, security and maximum cooperation for the success of the national assignment.

    Also in his remarks, Dr Abdulmalik Durunguwa, the NPC commissioner in charge of Kaduna and Katsina states, lauded the efforts of Daura Local Council for its support and cooperation toward the success of the exercise.

    Durunguwa said that he was overwhelmed by the logistical arrangement, especially the welfare of the personnel engaged for the assignment.

    He said the enumeration area demarcation was aimed at getting an accurate data of households and their heads as well as enable the commission to get fully prepared for population census which was expected to hold in future.

    NAN reports that the National Population Commission (NPC) began an enumeration area demarcation across 11 wards in Daura Local Government Area which would last for three weeks.

    Edited & Vetted By: Olawunmi Ashafa/ Tukur Muntari.
    (NAN)

  •  A Kaduna Magistrates Court on Thursday ordered the remand of a farmer Musa Safiyanu 40 in a Correctional facility Centre for allegedly raping his 12 year old niece The Magistrate Mr Umar Ibrahim who did not take the plea of the defendant ordered that the case file be sent to the Director of Public prosecutions DPP for advice Ibrahim then adjourned the case until Dec 20 for mention The defendant who resides at Ungwan Sarki Kaduna is facing a two count charge of rape and incest Earlier the prosecutor Insp Chidi Leo told the court that Mohammed Yusuf of Kwari Village Ikara LGA of Kaduna State a brother to the defendant reported the case at Ikara Police Station on Nov 15 Leo said that the defendant lured the girl into his house and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her The prosecutor alleged that during investigation the defendant confessed to the offences He said the offences contravened Sections 258 and 370 of the Kaduna State Criminal Law 2017 Edited amp Vetted By Edith Bolokor Tukur Muntari NAN
    Court remands farmer for allegedly raping his 12-year-old niece
     A Kaduna Magistrates Court on Thursday ordered the remand of a farmer Musa Safiyanu 40 in a Correctional facility Centre for allegedly raping his 12 year old niece The Magistrate Mr Umar Ibrahim who did not take the plea of the defendant ordered that the case file be sent to the Director of Public prosecutions DPP for advice Ibrahim then adjourned the case until Dec 20 for mention The defendant who resides at Ungwan Sarki Kaduna is facing a two count charge of rape and incest Earlier the prosecutor Insp Chidi Leo told the court that Mohammed Yusuf of Kwari Village Ikara LGA of Kaduna State a brother to the defendant reported the case at Ikara Police Station on Nov 15 Leo said that the defendant lured the girl into his house and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her The prosecutor alleged that during investigation the defendant confessed to the offences He said the offences contravened Sections 258 and 370 of the Kaduna State Criminal Law 2017 Edited amp Vetted By Edith Bolokor Tukur Muntari NAN
    Court remands farmer for allegedly raping his 12-year-old niece
    Judiciary3 years ago

    Court remands farmer for allegedly raping his 12-year-old niece

    A Kaduna Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered the remand of a farmer, Musa Safiyanu, 40, in a Correctional facility Centre for allegedly raping his 12-year old niece.

    The Magistrate, Mr Umar Ibrahim, who did not take the plea of the defendant, ordered that the case file be sent to the Director of Public prosecutions (DPP) for advice.

    Ibrahim then adjourned the case until Dec. 20 for mention.

    The defendant, who resides at Ungwan Sarki, Kaduna, is facing a two-count charge of rape and incest.

    Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Chidi Leo, told the court that Mohammed Yusuf of Kwari Village Ikara LGA of Kaduna State, a brother to the defendant reported the case at Ikara Police Station on Nov. 15.

    Leo said that the defendant lured the girl into his house and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.

    The prosecutor alleged that during investigation, the defendant confessed to the offences.

    He said the offences contravened Sections 258 and 370 of the Kaduna State Criminal Law, 2017.

    Edited & Vetted By: Edith Bolokor/Tukur Muntari,
    (NAN)

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