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Cholera: NYSC, BASEPA Conduct Sanitation In 20 LGAs

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The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) in collaboration with Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency (BASEPA) has embarked on environmental sanitation in all the 20 Local Government Areas of the state.

Speaking during the commencement of the exercise in Bauchi on Thursday, Alhaji Hamisu Abubakar, the State Coordinator of NYSC, said the move was to assist the government in mitigating the spread of cholera outbreak and other epidemics in the state.

He explained that the collaboration came at a good time when the state NYSC was embarking on its national environmental sanitation exercise as ordered by Brig-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Director General of the NYSC.

According to him, following the outcome of the nationwide medical outreach recently conducted on the platform of NYSC Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD), the D-G observed that, most of the ailments diagnosed and treated were as a result of poor hygiene.

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“The Director General observed that most of the ailments diagnosed and treated during our nationwide medical outreach were as a result of poor hygiene. They include chronic diarrhea, dental caries, head and body lice, ringworm, dysentery, typhoid among others.

“He therefore, noted that efforts must be made to save many more lives by empowering the people with adequate information on good grooming and environmental hygiene.

“Many people don’t keep their environment clean, so the NYSC management deem it fit to carry out this national environmental sanitation exercise and also to sensitize the communities.

“In order to broaden the exercise, especially, with the outbreak of cholera in the state, we wrote to BASEPA so as to have synergy, effective coverage and they obliged us with every necessary equipment.

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“So, we are in collaboration with BASEPA, we are complementing their efforts in cleaning up Bauchi state,” he said

Cholera: NYSC, BASEPA Conduct Sanitation In 20 LGAs

The state coordinator, however, called on the people of the state to maintain a high level of hygiene at all times, adding that cleanliness is Godliness.

Also speaking, the Director General of BASEPA, Mr Ibrahim Kabir, who explained that it was the duty of the agency to ensure cleanliness and improved sanitation in Bauchi state, said he was excited to have received a letter from NYSC to conduct such an exercise.

“When we received the letter from the NYSC to conduct this exercise, we were very happy and that’s why it was very easy for us to bring all our equipment to support them.

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“As far as we are concerned, this is a gigantic effort from the part of the NYSC and we have to commend them.

“They told us that this is a national environmental sanitation exercise which they were directed to conduct in Bauchi. We are happy they partner with us because we are the agency responsible for this exercise,” he said.

The D-G explained that if proper hygiene could be ensured among the communities in the state, more than 70 to 80 per cent of the cholera outbreak would be reduced.

The National Environmental Sanitation exercise was part of the NYSC’s activities to mark the 2021 National Sanitation Day and areas to be covered include marketplaces, motor parks, undesignated dumping sites among others.

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Nemesis Is Coming On Those Attacking Me, Benue People – Gov Ortom

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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has expressed optimism that those attacking him for voicing out the criminal activities of suspected Fulani herdsmen would one day face the nemesis of their actions.

In an interview with DAILY POST, the governor expressed hope that the Supreme God would vindicate him following the attacks he had suffered while defending his people, stressing that the day of reckoning is coming.

The Governor accused some political actors in the state of sabotaging the interest of the people just to remain as Minister or gain the position of a party’s national chairman.

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Nemesis Is Coming On Those Attacking Me, Benue People – Gov Ortom

He said, “I will say it’s well. God will help us. All these things they are doing; the day of reckoning is coming. I can assure you. All these injustices; all the things that I have suffered on behalf of my people; the day of reckoning will come for all these blackmailers who have come out now to cause confusion in Benue State.

“The same people had benefited immensely from our people who voted them, but they are now turning our state into IDPs camps.

“God will judge us. And because they want to be National Chairman, they want to remain as Ministers, they do press conferences, they insult the people and walk on their graves and across their dead bodies. The day of reckoning is coming. Watch my words! I serve the living God”.

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DAILY POST recalls that the governor had recently been in war of words with the presidency and the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume over his calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to tackle the security situation in Benue and other parts of the country.

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Tambuwal’s Special Adviser’s Son, Two Others Sent To Jail Over Nude Video

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Aminu Hayatau Tafida, a son of the Special Adviser on Social Investments to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State, and two others have been sentenced to four years and six-month imprisonment.

Those sentenced alongside Aminu are Umar Abubakar and Masaud Abubakar Gidado.

The trio were handed an option of N400,000 fine each, including compensation for alleged circulation of an 18-second nude video, in a case that has suffered several adjournments.

Delivering judgement on Tuesday, Chief Magistrate Shu’aibu Ahmad of the Magistrate Court sitting in Sokoto, said the prosecuting counsel had proved his case beyond any reasonable doubts and as such, the three accused persons were convicted for the very offenses put forward before them.

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While citing Section 209 ACJN of Sokoto 2019, Shu’aibu, however, gave opportunity to counsels to the defendants to make any other submission before reading his sentences.

On the strength of that, counsels to all the defendants separately but unanimously said they did not intend to call any other witness. They, however, pleaded that justice should be tempered with mercy on grounds that all the defendants were youths who had the future before them and first-time offenders; hence the need to consider option of fine as well.

“We are appealing to this honorable court to show leniency in its sentence, more so that they have all shown remorsefulness over their actions. We are, therefore, appealing that other options should also be considered as sentencing convicts is no longer a fashion this time around.

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“If in case this court so wish to sentence them, the court should be liberal taking into cognisance the economic hardship being faced this time around, we so appeal,” they stated.

In his sentence, the presiding magistrate, Shuaibu Ahmad, said he had taken into consideration the fact that the defendants were first-time offenders, and that he will therefore be lenient but give maximum sentence.

Shu’aibu said, for the offences of indecent act which goes contrary to Section 171 of Sokoto State Penal Code, the defendants are sentenced to pay a fine of N200,000 each ,whose default will lead to two-year imprisonment.

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He said for the offence of sharing and sale of obscene book, the defendants are sentenced to pay 50,000 each, for whose default will lead to two- year imprisonment.

Shu’aibu further said that, for the offence of abatement, Section 48 of the Sokoto Penal Code provides N50,000 naira or conviction for six months in the case of default.

Shu’aibu also said that each of the defendants is to pay N100,000 compensation to the complainant.

Reacting to the development, both the prosecutor, ASP Simon Sule; and the complainant said they were satisfied with the judgment, and, according to them, the pronouncements will serve as deterrence to others.

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The presidency would rather let the EFCC and other related agencies investigate these allegations and drag suspected terror funders before courts.

The President Muhammadu Buhari administration is not keen on naming and shaming rich and powerful individuals who fund terrorism in Nigeria, according to the president’s spokesperson Femi Adesina.

“Naming and shaming would not be the motive, rather bringing malefactors to justice would be it,” Adesina said on a ChannelsTV programme.

There have been widespread insinuations and allegations that some of the moneybags who sponsor terrorism in Nigeria are serving in government.

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“Nigeria is not interested in naming and shaming anybody, rather it wants to bring them to justice.

FG not interested in naming sponsors of terrorism – Adesina

“The United Arab Emirates has brought some names and the Attorney General of the Federation has responded to that matter, saying that in due course, all these people would have their days in court.

“Rest assured that these people (terror financiers) would be tried before justice and justice would have its way,” the presidential aide added.

Nigeria has been battling Boko Haram terrorism since 2009. In recent times, bandits and kidnappers have also become a recurring nightmare for the country’s northern region.

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