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Gambling as real alternative to epileptic salary payment in Kogi

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Gambling as real alternative to epileptic salary payment in Kogi

By Yakubu Suleiman

Lottery and Betting in Kogi State has become another succor for most families as the epileptic payment of salaries to civil servants in the State has been taking its toll on the people to the extent that school fees payment has become the major issues for those that have their wards in private schools especially.
In a particular school a student pleaded with her teacher to help her plead with the headmistress not to drive her home with the assurance that the game her father played on 9ja bet would click and she would come to make her payment.
The headmistress on hearing the story could not hold back but busted into tears.
Her concern was what the world was turning into whereby gambling which used to be an anathema is now being seen as a legitimate and normal way for earning a living.
This is the picture of what is obtainable in the State as many struggle to erk out their living.
A particular customer of 9ja bet Solomon Ada indicated that 9ja bet is more reliable because when one plays the game and wins he is given his money but when you work for a month the State may not pay your due.
He described being a civil servant as the real gambling rather than the 9ja bet.
According to him, since October last year many workers have not recieved their salary not to talk of some that are being owed 20 months and above.
When reminded of the fact that the two major faith of Islam and Christianity frown at gambling he said the same religion said a man that cannot feed his family is considered as an infidel.
He is of the opinion that gambling at this material time cannot be a sin because if you win you will get your pay but on the other hand those who work are not being paid as at when due.
According to him, the laborer deserves his wages adding that it is no longer so.
In the State many youngsters now spend their precious time permutating winning numbers, some of those who do not want to be identified with gambling send errand boys to play the game for them at some fee.
The bet centers in Lokoja have become a beehive of activities as many have seen betting as an alternative to their means of livelihood that has become a gamble.
A follower of the game of football especially the European league said for one to be good at betting, he or she must follow the league and understand how the teams fare so the permutation can yield winning bet 9ja games

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#ENDSARS: Women Affairs minister begs mothers to call their children off the streets

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#ENDSARS: Women Affairs minister begs mothers to call their children off the streets

By Doris Ferdinand

The Minister of women affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen has appealed to mothers to call their children off the streets as she urged the youths to sheath their swords and give government a chance to address their demands.

This was contained in a press statement she personally signed.
In the statement, she expressed concern over the hijack of #Endsars protest by hoodlums with different intents.

She said: “As a mother, I am heart broken and I weep bitterly at the way innocent and young souls whose dream is to bring about justice in our land are sent to their early graves.

“I want to appeal to our teeming youths, men and women, to please sheath their swords and give Government time to address the issues.
“When things are not right, the citizens take to the streets. When the Citizens take to the Streets, the Government is bound to listen. This Government has listened and has heard your voices.”

She also appealed for calmness as she called for prayers for the nation.

“Mothers of the Nation, cradle nurturers, life givers, pain soothers, this period calls for calm, caution and prayers. Let us jointly arise to pray for our children and our great country Nigeria.

“As women, let us call our children off the streets as the situation is no longer safe. The pain and tears  of a mother no one knows nor feels the gravity, but only a Mother who has given life to that child.”

Tallen thanked the youths, for their statements and noted that it is a rebirth of a new order in Nigeria with the them at the front burner of affairs.
She however appealed for restraint to enable the government take appropriate decisions that could be used collectively or selectively in resolving the issues raised.

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Humanitarian ministry conducts medical checkup for older people on their day in Abuja

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Humanitarian ministry conducts medical checkup for older people on their day in Abuja


The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, yesterday conducted medical check-up and presented palliatives to older Persons to conclude the weeklong commemoration of the international day for older persons.
According to the Minister, The minister Sadiya Umar Farouk said the International Day for Older Persons, is a day to stand against ageism and to promote the development of a society that is hospitable to people of all ages.
This she said is expedient  especially considering the higher risks confronted by older persons during the outbreak of theCOVID-19 pandemics
She said they are gathered in unison with the global community to demonstrate theie unwavering solidarity with senior citizens to mark the event which expected to hold on every 1st of October, each year.
The theme for this year: ‘Pandemics: Do They Change How We Address Age and Ageing’.
“The Ministry realizing this has initiated various programmes and activities towards healthy aging and promoting deliberate policy intervention in partnership with International, Religion and Sub-regional bodies to develop and implement programmes and projects that will ensure the overall well-being of the older persons”.
Furthermore, she said it is worthy to note that the National Policy on Ageing has been finalized, awaiting Federal Executive Council Approval, and also the creation of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development is another expression of the Government ensuring the protection of life and wellbeing of the Older Persons in line with the Ministry’s mandate.
The Minister made a truck load donation of relief materials to the Older Persons. They include: 200 bags of 5kg rice, 200 pieces of wrappers, 400 pieces of bathing soap.
The event was marked with a match past by Older Persons and choreographic display by the Youths.
Earlier the Permanent Secretary, Bashir Nura Alkali who represented the Honourable Minister, in his address said the Grand Finale was part of the activities lined up for the celebration of the 2020 International Day of the Older Persons and to mark the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations and 30th Anniversary of international Day of Older Persons.
He said ‘we stand to limit our chances of achieving sustainable human development if we do not make conscious and sustainable efforts to recognize and appreciate the contributions of our Senior Citizens in the socio-economic development of the country.
 In a goodwill message delivered by Hauwa Umar Jubril, she said the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs has achieved so much in a short period by providing drugs, ambulance and building affordable houses for them is no doubt that life will be made easier for older Persons in the country.
The Director of Social Development, Dr. Dorothy Nwodo, while giving the vote of thanks, thanked the Minister and the stakeholders- NEMA, NAPTIP, NCFRM, NEDC, NSIP, SDGs, for making the day a success.
Others present were: Mr. Grema Ali Alhaji. Director Humanitarian Affairs of the Ministry, Hawa Umar Jubril Founder of Poseman Old People’s Home, Representative of the Ministry of Health Seidu Ahmed Danbuwal.   
 
  

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Though we stand with #ENDSARS protesters we are not shutting down petrol intallations -NUPENG

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Though we stand with #ENDSARS protesters we are not shutting down petrol intallations -NUPENG

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) says thought it is in solidarity with with all well meaning Nigerians in the protest against police brutality, the union had not directed any shutdown of fuel stations or other oil installations in the country. 

It’s Chairman,  Lagos Operation of NUPENG,  Comrade Tayo Aboyeji confirmed this in a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday and made available to newsmen.

According  to him, “We wish to state that the leadership of NUPENG stands with all well meaning Nigerians in the protest against police brutality and bad governance however no organ of the Union has ordered the shutting down of fuel stations.
“We sincerely empathised with all victims of police brutality in the country.
Aboyeji expressed NUPENG’s  support for the Nigerian youths in their call for police reforms.

He said “NUPENG stands with Nigerian youths against police brutality and calls for immediate and far reaching police reforms as our members are as well victims of police brutality and abuses through extortion, detention, harassment and intimidation nationwide.

“Meanwhile, no organ of our union has ordered shutting down of fuel stations or oil installations.

“We sincerely empathise with all victims of police brutality, including our members across the country and we peacefully join all well-meaning Nigerians to say police brutality must stop!”

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