NYSC trains 1,438 Jigawa corps members on income-generating skills
NYSC trains 1,438 Jigawa corps members on income-generating skills
By Muhammad Nasir Bashir
Dutse, July 2,
International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), FCT chapter on Friday called on prospective voters to eschew all forms of electoral violence and being used as touts during and after the elections.
The Programme Officer of FIDA, Esther Ikenye, made the call at the community sensitisation for Kori and Kofai communities in Bwari Area Council of the FCT supported by Action Aid under the We-You Pro Project.
She also called on all Nigerians to make use of the extended continuous voters registration opportunity to get their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) .
“The purpose of the sensitisation is to educate them on continue voter’s registration exercise and key provisions under the Electoral Act.
“And, also to promote the inclusion of women, youths and PWD in key electoral and governance processes across the FCT ahead of the 2023 general elections,” Ikenye said.
She said that the simplified version of the Electoral Act was given to members of the communities for them to enhance their knowledge on voters’ education and their rights.
Ikenye, however, advised women, youth and PWD to support their counterparts to change current narratives.
The Programme officer of FIDA, Chioma Okoye-Chukwuma, said FIDA provided legal support to female political candidates who wish to challenge election results where there were clear cases of irregularities that denied them the mandate.
She said FIDA also served to increase the participation and representation of women in decision making and governance.
Okoye-Chukwuma said members of the communities should ensure they get their PVC and support women, youths and PWDs who want to take leadership positions.
The Secretary of the District Head of Dutse Alhaji, Mr Hamzat Zakaria, said the programme was educative and interactive as it sensitises the people on the civic rights and continuous voters education.
“We were told to ensure our PVCs were in good condition, we were told the procedures to follow if any ones PVC was damaged in order to vote for candidate of their choice.
“This is the right time to change the negative in the society by our votes, “he said.
The President of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), Prof. Benjamin Osisioma, has urged fellows of the association to maintain the core values and adhere to the ethics of the profession.
Osisioma gave the charge while inaugurating the elected executive members of Jigawa Chapter of the association, on Wednesday in Dutse.
Represented by Ibrahim Makut, Council Member and Chairman, Branches and Benevolence Committee, Osisioma also charged them to bear true allegiance to Nigeria.
He said all the positions contested in the election had their candidates returned unopposed, to run its affairs for the next four years in the state.
The new officers are: Hassan Hashim, as Chairman and Bashir Madaki, Vice Chairman with Adamu Haruna as Secretary General.
Others are Musa Musa, Assistant Secretary, Dauda Muhammad, Treasure, Mr Habib as Financial Secretary and Kabiru Alhaji, Public Relations Officer and Social Secretary, while Hassan Garba and Kamilu Aliyu as Ex-officio I and II.
In his remarks, Hashim, thanked the fellows for the confidence reposed on them and pledged to move the association forward.
While calling for support to promote its activities in the state, Hashim commended the national leadership of the association for peaceful conduct of the election.
The Bauchi State Police Command says it has arrested three suspects for allegedly plucking a teenager’s eyeballs.
This is contained in a statement issued on Monday by the command’s Spokesman, SP Ahmed Wakili, and made available to newsmen in Bauchi.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the command confirmed on Friday that a 16-year-old boy, Uzairu Salisu, was found in his pool of blood at Dutsen Jira, in Yelwa area of Bauchi metropolis, with two of his eyes removed .
Wakili stated that the command had begun investigation into the heinous crime.
He stated that the victim had been taken to hospital for medical attention.
He further stated that the prime suspect, 32-year-old Isaac Ezekiel from Rafin Zurfi in Bauchi metropolis, had been arrested.
He said that the suspect had “voluntarily confessed to have perpetrated the crime”.
Wakili said that other suspects had also been arrested in connection with the crime.
He gave their names as 38-year-old Nensok Bawa and Yohana Luka, 52, popularly called ”Doctor Samu”.
He stated that the police operatives recovered the eyeballs in a calabash, following a prompt search of the prime suspect’s house.
He said that the operatives also recovered a cable wire used in perpetrating the act and a travelling bag, containing some charms.
“Our findings revealed that in April, the prime suspect conspired with the two others to conceive the idea to commit the atrocity of getting the eyeballs of a human being.
“On June 24, at about 0900hrs, the principal suspect lured the victim into a nearby bush for a casual job on his farm.
“He then used a cable wire to strangle him until he fell into coma.
“Thereafter, he used a knife to remove the boy’s two eyes for ritual purpose.
“Investigation is still in progress, after which the suspects will be charged to court,” Wakili added.
He said that the Commissioner of Police had charged the command’s operatives to ”remain fierce, tireless and relentless” in their fight against crime and criminality in the state. (
Police in Bauchi State have found a 16-year-old boy whose two eyes had been plucked by assailants.
Police spokesman in the state, SP Ahmed Wakil, stated on Friday that all efforts would be made to bring the culprit to book.
“The police got a distress call from the ward head of Birshi, Mohammed Lawal that a boy of about 16 years old was found in a pool of blood with two of his eyes gorged.
“The boy was found at Dutsen Jira in the Yelwa area of Bauchi metropolis.
“A team of policemen moved to the scene of the crime and evacuated the victim to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital, Bauchi for treatment,’’ he stated.
Wakil added the boy told the police that one Ibrahim whom he knew very well lured him to the bush for a menial job on his farm.
He said they were on the farm when Ibrahim used a cable wire to strangulate him before removing his two eyes.
Wakil stressed the need for parents and guardians to maintain strict vigilance on their wards.
“It is pertinent now more than ever that the whereabouts of wards and the company they keep are constantly kept in check by all those responsible,’’ he stated.