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As the down turn in the economy bites harder in Kogi State an average man of about 30years Abdullahi Garba from Ihima, in the central axis of the state, has allegedly hacked his wife, Falilat Saka Garba to death, over disagreement on house upkeep allowance of N4, 000.

Garba who is being held for culpable homicide however expressed regret over the incident that led to the death of his wife, disclosing that they were married for 15 years before the devil stepped in.
He said out of the N4, 000 the deceased wife requested, he was able to provide N2, 000, which she turned down, adding that the ensuing argument over the shortfall made her to slap him.
‘As a man I felt so humiliated and in anger the knife we were using to peal orange became my weapon which I used to stab her and unfortunately she died.”
The remorseful Garba said he could not believe he had killed his own wife and mother of his six years old son.

Parading Garba along with 13 suspected criminals for allegedly engaging in heinous crimes and other nefarious activities across the state a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Yahaya Abubakar, disclosed that the suspect who admitted to have stabbed his wife during a heated argument over house keeping allowance would be arraigned in court as soon as the result of the post mortem examination is received.
Abubakar who spoke on behalf of the State commissioner of police, Mr. Wilson Inalegwu said among those apprehended Ocheje Echeje, Omakolo Attah and Emmanuel Onalo, arrested for alleged armed robbery/kdnapping.
Equally, the police boss disclosed that one Isaiah Ojode of Olowa town in Dekina local government was apprehended for car snatching, adding that the suspect allegedly admitted to belonging to a gang of car jacking/robbery operating in Kaduna and Lagos state.
Among the vehiicles recovered from the suspects according to the deputy commissioner of police, include one green VW Golf Saloon car with registration number Lagos KSF 911 EH, one white VW Golf car with registration number Kogi AJK 375 AA and one dark blue Toyota Camry car with registration number Lagos SMK 620 DE.
Abubakar further revealed that four suspects, Yusuf Husseini, Musa Ibrahim, Odoma Gabriiel and Isiyaha Aminu were arrested for cattle rustling in Ibademodu town, in the eastern flank of the state, disclosing that four out of the 20 cows stolen from the cattle ranch have been recovered from them.
The deputy commissioner indicated that the crime situation in Kogi State had been relatively calm, compared to previous months adding that incidents of Kidnapping, armed robberies and other violent crimes, have reduced drastically.
He attributed the successes to the proactive crime prevention strategies that were developed by the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Wilson Inalegwu and implemented by the Area Commanders, division Police officers, as well as the other tactical and Operational Units of the Command.

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Humanitarian Minister makes case for compliance with building accessibility law 

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Humanitarian Minister makes case for compliance with building accessibility law 

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq has made a strong case for the law that makes it mandatory for public buildings to be made accessible to People living with disability is complied with.

The minister spoke on Tuesday during a press briefing at the Nigerian Army Resource center in Abuja while commemorating this years International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWDs) in the country. 

She said, “The issue of accessibility for people living with disability has now become a law. It is in the act itself that public and private buildings take into cognisance the issue of accessibility for the People living with Disability (PLWD) 
“For us in the ministry we are doing everything possible to ensure that this law is adhered to. We have written to the Federal ministry of works and Housing to that effect and we are to hold a meeting with the Honorable minister on this issue. “We have also written to the ministry of Labour and Employment, Civil service commission, all these efforts geared towards ensuring that the issues concerning accessibility, concerning their rights employment and other issues are adhered to. 

“So it is work in progress, we are working on it. The Good thing is that It has now become a law and we will try as much as possible that the law comes into effect going forward.”
She said the theme for this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities is “Building Back better: Toward a disability- Inclusive, Accessible and Sustainable post covid-19 world”. 
“This theme is focused on ensuring that Persons with Disabilities are equipped and empowered for inclusive, accessible and sustainable development as is envisaged in the Covid-19 world.”
She said the 3rd of December every year has been proclaimed by the United Nations as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, following the United Nation General Assembly Resolution 47/3 of 1992. 
“The day is intended to prompt member States and other disability stakeholders to focus on issues relating to total inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), raise awareness on them and awakening the consciousness of all member States toward encouraging and promoting activities that will bring issues of disability in the front burner in both national and international circles, as well as celebrating Persons with Disabilities.”

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2020 IDPWDs: Humanitarian Ministry also donates items to vulnerable In the Church

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The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has donated items to the vulnerable in the church to mark the 2020 International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWDS).
This was coming just as similar gesture was to the vulnerables in the Mosque earlier to mark the same celebration by the ministry.
The items were presented to the Church by the Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, at the St Mathew Anglican Church, Gwarimpa Abuja.
The Minister through her Representative, Director Special Needs of the Ministry, Mrs. Onwukwue Nkechi Florence said IDPWDs is marked December 3rd every year and the Federal Government, stakeholders and the church are doing so much to remember Persons with Disabilities.
Continuing, the Minister said the church service was organised to pray for the vulnerable in the society and the Ministry and it’s Agencies for God’s grace to achieve the mandate of the Ministry.
The items include: 5 bags of 50kg of rice, 5 cartons of peak milk, clothes and 20 pieces of wrappers.
Earlier, the Vicar of Saint Mathew Anglican Church, Ven. Andrus Ukaejiofo, appreciated the Ministry for the items given to the vulnerable in the Church. He offered prayers for the vulnerable as well as the Management and staff of the Ministry.
The IDPWDs is an annual global event marked every December 3rd, to promote the rights and well-being of the Persons with Disabilities.
To commemorate the 2020 IDPWDs, the activities earmarked to celebrate the Day include Jumat Prayers and Sunday Service, Press Briefing by the Honourable Minister and the Grand Finale.
 
 

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#ENDSARS: Association appeals to FG, states to compensate affected traders

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#ENDSARS: Association appeals to FG, states to compensate affected traders

By Mustapha Sumaila

The Market Traders Association of Nigeria (MATAN) has appealed to Federal and State Governments to compensate traders whose businesses were affected during the EndSARS protest across the country.

The newly elected president of the association, Alhaji Jamilu Abbas made the appeal at the inauguration ceremony of the new executive in Abuja on Sunday.

Abbas said it was a tough time for his members over the unfortunate incident of EndSARS protest that was hijacked by hoodlums which caused destruction of properties of many traders.

He noted that paying them adequate compensation for the loss would help their businesses bounce back and in turn boost the economy of the country.

“I will like to reflect on the unfortunate incident which led to the loss of lives and properties of our members especially those in the southern part of the country.

“It is sad and so unfortunate for this kind of barbaric act to happen in this country for whatever reason. We do hope both Federal and State Governments will pay adequate compensation to the affected individuals.

“We also need to commend the effort of the Northern leaders and youth for their peaceful disposition as their conduct prevented reprisal attack in the region” he said.

Abbas commended the effort of President Muhammadu Buhar’s led administration for initiating various social economic intervention programmes.

He however decried that only few of his members could benefit and then appealed to Federal Government to provide more intervention for his members.

The president reiterated his commitment and determination to work with government agencies concern to ensure that more of his members benefit from intervention programmes.

He pledged to run an open door policy and work to justify the confidence reposed on him by members of the association across the country.

Abbas said in ensuring to make the association a data based, MATAN had commenced biometric registration of all its members.

The new executive officers inaugurated were, Alhaji Muhammad-Sani Kari as Deputy President North while Mrs Ebele Okafor would serve as Deputy President South and Mr Olakunle Johnson as National Secretary.

Others are Muhammad Labaran Abdulrahman as National Tresurer, Dr Sadiq Umar Awwal National Publicity Secretary  and  Alhaji Abubakar Sokoto was also inaugurated as Assistant National Secretary among others. NAN

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