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Nassarawa moves against child abuse

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Nasarawa state Government, has put in place stringent penalties against parents or guardians that engage in child abuse in the name of discipline.

The Commissioner for woman affairs and Social  development, Hajiya jabiru, stated this while reacting to an incident of an abuse of a seven year old child, by his father Isa Adamu on Friday in Lafia.

The commissioner led some directors to Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, to ascertain extent of the abuse metted on a seven year old boy,Abba Adamu Musa.
She discribed the act as unfortunate and condemnable.
Hajiya Jabiru said the attention of the ministry was drawn to the ugly incidence when the Divisional Police Officer alerted that a middle aged man has poured hot water on his seven year old son.
She said as part of the ministry’s responsibility they came to see the child, who was burnt from his tummy down to his lap.
She said the level of child abuse in the State is alarming adding that no parent or Guardian has the right to abuse any child  no matter the provocation. 
She said no one has the right constitutionally to abuse a child.

She added  that children have thier own rights, hence they cannot be treated like slaves adding that, that every child has the right to live.
The Commissioner, called on security agents and other states to join in the fight against child Abuse.
She added that the ministry will not relent in carrying out its mandate to the later by protecting the rights of children and their wellbeing.
She promised to take responsibility of the child’ hospital bills

Hafaat Isa, step mother of the victim, said the father poured hot water on him for not sleeping at home for three days as well as refusing to go to work. 

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How Govt’s House Lafia runs on almost 24hrs generator, by Gov Sule

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How Govt’s House Lafia runs on almost 24hrs generator, by Gov Sule

From Daniel Abel, Lafia

Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule, has expressed dismay over the epileptic power in the State that has even forced the Govetnment House, Lafia to be on 24hour generator.

This he said is occasioned by avoidable delays in the completion of the 330 KV power sub station in Akurba.
In his words,
“The Government House is on generator for almost 24 hours. It does not make sense, especially at a period like this when people should be saving.

The Governor expressed the displeasure shortly after inspecting progress of work at the site of the project, on Wednesday.

Engineer Sule was particular about the poor handling of the project by contractors, as he vowed to intervene by meeting with all parties concerned to achieve speedy completion of the project.

In a chat with journalists at the site of the project, the Governor lamented over the power situation, especially in Lafia, the state capital, where residents enjoy only 1-2 hours of electricity daily, with residents left to depend on generators for power.

“A state like Nasarawa should be saving money, not wasting money on diesel and then generating power from a source that is even unhealthy even to the human body,” he stated.

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Zamfara government debunks reports that abducted students have regained freedom

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Zamfara State Government has indicated that the over 300 Students kidnapped by Bandits are still in the den of their abductors.

Press Secretary to the Governor, Jamilu Magaji, debunked some online media reports that claimed the female students of Government Girls Science Secondary School, Jangebe have regained freedom.
He stated: “Governor Bello Matawalle and his aides have been been having sleepless nights since Friday when the girls were abducted by gunmen.

He said they have been working round the clock, making frantic efforts that will lead to the safe release of the victims.
He expressed dismay that that some persons, who do not know the details of the situation, will try to further hurt the victims’ parents, government and security by ridiculing the effort with falsehood.
“The state government will come immediately and happily inform the world as soon as the girls are released.”

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Marketers allay fears over fuel scarcity, ask Nigerians to stop panic buying

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Marketers allay fears over fuel scarcity, ask Nigerians to stop panic buying

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has allayed apprehension among Nigerians who may be planning to hoard the Premium Motor Spirit.

The Public Relations Officer, Suleiman Yakubu
on Sunday spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) as long fuel queues were noticed at filling stations in many states and Abuja.

It was observed that some filling stations are reluctant dispense the PMS they have in stock to motorists while some have run out of supply.

Yakubu said the price of crude oil has gone up and affected the price of products.

The spokesman assured that PMS would soon be available in excess as loading had already commenced at depots.

“The government and marketers are doing everything possible to ensure that the products are available in every filling station within a few days starting from today,” he said

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