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Be Supportive, Sensitive To Gender Matters- NYSC Urges Nigerians

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), on Wednesday, called on Nigerians to be more supportive and sensitive to gender matters in the country.

The Director-General of the NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, made the call in Alkaleri Local Government Area (LGA) of Bauchi State, during the flagging off of the maiden edition of the corps’ Grass Roots Gender Sensitisation and Advocacy Campaign in rural communities.

Ibrahim, who stated that the sensitisation programme is taking place simultaneously in all the Northern states of the federation, explained that the programme is a well thought-out initiative of the ‘Reforms Unit’ of the NYSC.

Represented by Mr Paul Amoba, Assistant Director, NYSC North-East Area Office, Bauchi, Ibrahim added that the programme was implemented on the platform of the corps’ Gender Vanguards with the aim of exposing the ills of Gender-Based Violence (GBV).

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He stated further that the NYSC is one of the organizations fighting against GBV and inequality through the activities of the Corps’ Gender Vanguards.

“Today, we are here to emphasize that no individual, man, woman, boy or girl should be denied the opportunity to realize their potential.

“Thus, we are appealing to the conscience of community members, religious institutions, Local Government Administrators, Principals/Head Teachers of schools, Guidance and Counselling Officers, Corps Employers and parents to be more supportive, protective and sensitive to gender matters.

“I am pleased to state for the record that the NYSC is one of the foremost organisations fighting against Gender Based Violence and inequality through the activities of the Corps’ Gender Vanguards.

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“The Vanguards, who have been equipped with the necessary skills, carry out awareness campaigns and support activities in our rural communities.

“Amongst other strides, they help in the formation of Gender Clubs in schools as well as provide linkages to victims of gender abuse through the GBV toll free line, 08031230651, provided by the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs,” he said.

The D-G assured that the NYSC would continue to work with relevant stakeholders toward the success of gender mainstreaming in the country.

He, however, appealed to the general public to support the NYSC Gender Vanguards through the provision of an enabling environment for greater impact.

In his address, Alhaji Mohammed Abdulkadir, the Village Head of Alkaleri community, appreciated the NYSC for selecting the community as one of the beneficiary communities of the campaign.

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Abdulkadir, who was represented by Alhaji Bala Shehu, a traditional title holder, promised that the community would give its maximum cooperation and support towards the development of the programme.

Also speaking, Mrs Dalaki Cynthia, Gender Desk Officer, NYSC, Bauchi, said that the campaign was also meant to advocate for support from all stakeholders to support the Sensitisation programme, saying it was important for all stakeholders to be able to stop all forms of abuse against children.

Some activities that graced the occasion included drama to discourage Gender Based Violence, money marriage as well as the display of placards to condemn GBV by students.

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Reps Deputy Minority Whips, Adekoya To Be Installed As ‘Otunba Gbadegoroye’ Of Isara Kingdom

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……AS AREMO EBUMAWE OF AGO-IWOYE IS HONORED BY THE ODEMO IN COUNCIL AS OTUNBA GBADEGOROYE OF ISARA KINGDOM

Good things do not only come to those who wait as the saying goes. Auspicious recognition, honour, and rewards come to those who serve diligently and relentlessly.

The house of representatives deputy minority whips, Rt Hon Adesegun Abdel-Majid Adekoya is set to be installed as the ‘Otunba Gbadegoroye’ of Isara Kingdom in Eastern part of Ogun state.

This, perhaps is the right description that befits Rt. Hon. Adesegun Abdel-Majid Adekoya, the Deputy Minority Whip, House of Representatives, 9th Assembly, who is also the Aremo Ebumawe of Ago-Iwoye, as he is set to be conferred with the prestigious Chieftancy title of *OTUNBA GBADEGOROYE of Isara-Remo,* Ogun State, by His Royal Majesty, the Odemo of Isara and the Odemo in Council. He, Rt. Hon. Adesegun Abdel-Majid Adekoya is a prominent Prince of the ERINSIBA Ruling House of Isara Remo.

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For the People’s Representative, the nomination, which he has since accepted, defines honour and rewards for service and commitment to sociopolitical responsibilites especially as such Chieftancy Title is coming from outside of his Federal Constituency and immediate environment of influence and operations.

The multiple titles holder, who is a Crown Prince, wishes to assure the Odemo of Isara, the *ERINSIBA Ruling House,* Odemo in Council, the good people of Isara Remo, his own Constituents, Ogun State people and humanity in general that this title which could not have come at a better time, will further reinforce and energize him to do more for mankind and society. After all, to whom much is given, much is equally expected.

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Police Recruitment: Kaduna Command Announces Venues For CBT

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The Kaduna State Police Command is informing the general public particularly those who participated in the 2020 Physical and Credential Screening Exercise that, the Nigeria Police Force in collaboration with the Police Service Commission will be concluding the ongoing 2020 recruitment exercise of Ten Thousand (10,000) Police Constables into the service of the Nigeria Police Force.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige.

To this effect, the Command enjoined all applicants to check their names in the comprehensive list pested at the Police Command Headquarters Bida Road Kaduna.

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Successful candidates are to print out their examination slip which must be presented during the Computer Based Test Examination scheduled for Friday, 29th and Saturday, 30th October, 2021 at the following centers
* Dambo International College Barnawa
* Sardauna Memorial College (SMC) and
* Iya Abubakar CBT Center, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.

The Command reiterated that the recruitment exercise is absolutely free of charge and without any pecuniary obligation, and warns all and sundry to desist from any form of extortion, as anybody found wanting will be sanctioned accordingly.

The Commissioner of Police CP Mudassiru Abdullahi psc (+) while wishing applicants successful exams, assures them of adequate security coverage before, during and after the exercise.

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Nigerian Air Force Vehicle Illegally Using BRT Lane Kills Young Artist In Lagos

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He was knocked down by the military vehicle illegally using a BRT lane on Ikorodu Road while he was on his way to work.

The Nigerian Air Force vehicle, violating the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Law in Lagos State, has allegedly killed a 31-year-old professional dancer, Ifeanyin Kalu.

According to popular stage actor, Segun Adefila, the deceased was knocked down by the military vehicle illegally using a BRT lane on Ikorodu Road while he was on his way to work.

Ifeanyin’s lifeless body was said to be in the mortuary of NAF hospital in Lagos, while his mother’s body was in another mortuary in the same state.

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Sources said his mother, Mrs Oluchi Kalu, died of cardiac arrest in August 2021.

They added that the Air Force offered the family N200,000 towards Ifeanyin’s burial.

Nigerian Air Force Vehicle Illegally Using BRT Lane Kills Young Artist In Lagos

“Ifeanyin was a young Nigerian artist who was diminutive in stature but gigantic in strides. His life was one huge struggle for survival without a thought for crime but through a dint of hard work,” Adefila posted on Facebook.

“He was a prominent member of the Bariga Artists Forum (BAF) and Guild of Nigerian Dance Practitioners (GONDP). He was also a founding member of Dachrismofa Art Troupe and an alumnus of Feetprints Africa and the assistant director of Kings and Queens Art Academy- a children focused theatre group.

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“His creative energy lit up every gathering he attended. Born on the 15th of July 1990, Ifeanyi was the second son of his economically disadvantaged family and the fourth child. He was a major breadwinner of the family, a bread not only rarely gotten but also never buttered.

“Their mother and matriarch of the Kalu clan passed on on the 27th of August 2021. On October 20, 2021, Ifeanyin’s life was cut short on the express way of Ikorodu Road. He lived with his aged father and 6 siblings and left them at home on that fateful day for a job he just secured. He was on his way to a school (Temple Schools, Ilupeju) where he was helping to teach the pupils cultural dance and music.

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“A Nigerian Air Force vehicle traveling on a BRT lane knocked him down. Ifeanyin’s body is still in the Nigerian Air Force base mortuary. Ifeanyin’s mum is also still in another mortuary. His bereaved family who are definitely inconsolable at the moment also stands the risk of not getting any form of tangible compensation from those whose vehicle knocked him down.”

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