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NGO Decries The Rise of Online Gender Based Violence

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The center for information technology and development CITAD has lamented the increasing rate of gender based violence in Kano.

Zainab Aminu the gender program officer stated this while addressing newsmen at the Headquarters of the centre on the reported cases of Gender based violence in the month of December 2021.

According to Zainab Aminu said data shows that GBV is been perpetrated against both male and female gender with a higher number of female victims within all age ranges in both rural, urban and suburban communities with prevalence in Urban communities.

The Gender Program officer said the cases highly reported is Sexual Harassment and perpetrators are mostly male.

She pointed out that observation have shown that the most of the perpetrators have no relation to the victims. Although in some cases reported, the perpetrators are either family members, teachers/lecturers, student peers of the victims.

In comparison with the data obtained in previous months, there was an increase in the reported cases from that of previous months.

Zainab Aminu further itemized the following issues on GBV

• Rape cases reported in December neither decline nor increased in percentage.

• Online harassment in December has an increase of 25% from the previous month.

• Sexual blackmail case still remains 1 reported case.

• In the case of Sexual Harassment, 18 cases were reported in December which depicts a 25% increase.

• For sexual abuse, we had 6 cases in December with a 25% increase.

• We observed 6 reported cases of wife battering in the month of December which also depicts a 25% increase in reported cases compared to the previous month.

This shows that there is still need for actions to be taken in term of Gender Based Violence in the state in order to eliminate/curb GBV noted Zainab.

Zainab Aminu called on government to implement the following.

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➢ We reiterate our previous call to the Kano State Government and House of Assembly to domesticate the Child Rights Act and VAPP Act at the state level if implemented, will contribute in curbing this menace. The state government should not only adopt laws to protect women and girls, but also establish Referral Centers and Forensic Centers for victims.

➢ Religious and Traditional leaders both at state and local levels should continue to intensify efforts in creating awareness against GBV and encouraging individuals to voice out when they observe any such violence. Media houses should also continue to use their platforms in creating awareness against GBV and be reporting punishments given to perpetrators.

➢ Recommendation for media: to contribution in enlightening people and giving space to people to report cases of abuse.

CITAD further made the following appeal.

A major observation is that communities are still reluctant to report cases of GBV. While we continue to monitor, we can only reach a small part of the state. We are not able to reach and cover the whole state. For this reason, we will like to appeal to parents, relatives and others to always report cases to the various to either directly to us or to other sister NGOs as well as to government agencies such as NOA, NAPTIP or Hisbah. GBV strives when we all keep quiet. We cannot win the battle against it unless every perpetrator is brought to the books. Keeping salient is not protecting the victims who suffer while the perpetrators take this silence as a stamp of acceptability.

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Scarcity Of New Naira Notes: Nigerians Should Check APC Government Houses- Kwankwaso

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NNPP Presidential candidate Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

 

The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s party Engineer Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has alleged that APC controlled states are responsible for the scarcity of new Naira Notes being experienced by Nigerians.

The NNPP Presidential candidate made the allegation in an interview with Nasiru Adamu El-Hikaya of the Voice of America Hausa service.

Kwankwaso was responding to a question put to him by Nasiru Adamu El-Hikaya that the government decided not to extend the deadline because politicians who want to go into election will use the notes for vote buying.

“If you are talking about hiding of new Naira Notes go and check state government houses controlled by the APC you will definitely find the new Naira Notes,we have information that they have called the bank mangers and are responsible for the scarcity”Kwankwaso alleges

Kwankwaso further called on voters especially the masses who are running small scale businesses to exercise patience.

 

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Debt Management Office seeks support of ministries, Organizations

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Federal minister of finance Zainab Shamsuna Ahmad

 

 

Kano State Debt Management Office has urged relevant ministries,departments and agencies to support and cooperate toward achieving desired goals .

The Director General of the state Debt Management Office ,Malam Salish Lawan Indabawa made plea when he visited the Auditor General of the state in his continuation of advocacy across the state.

Lawan Indabawa stated that the office is ready to work hand in hand with MDAs and to intimate them about functions of the office whenever the need arises .

Director General later handed over the law that established the Debt Management office to the State Auditor General, Alhaji Isma’il Musa in order to study the functions and roles of the office.

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Earlier, the State Auditor General, Alhaji Isma’ila Musa described the appointment of Alhaji Lawan Indabawa by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje as Director General as a wise decision which the state will benefit.

The State Auditor General maintained that Indabawa is competent and equal to the task and hope to use his wealth of experience in order take the new baby agency to higher position.

In a statement by Director information ministry of finance and economic development Bashir Habib Yahaya said the director promised to give all the necessary support, cooperation and pray almighty Allah to guide the new Director General.

 

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President Buhari To Commission Multi Billion Naira Dala Inland Dry Port Monday-Ahmad Rabiu

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Chairman of Dala Inland Dry port Alhaji Abubakar Sahabu Bawuro left being flanked by the MD Ahmad Rabiu during the briefing

 

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All is set for the commissioning of Dala International inland dry port on Monday 31st January 2023 by President Muhammad Buhari at Zawachiki in Kumbotso local government area of Kano state.

The managing director of the international inland dry port Ahmad Rabiu stated this while addressing newsmen on the preparation for the inauguration of the port at its headquarters in Kano.

Ahmad Rabiu who was joined by the chairman of the inland dry port Alhaji Abubakar Sahabu Bawuro said its the first international inland dry port where cargoes will go anywhere in the world from Kano state without follow up to any sea ports across Nigeria.

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Ahmad Rabiu told newsmen that the federal government under President Muhammad Buhari has given all the support required for the take up noting that they have met the requirement on infrastructure and other critical amenities.

The MD said the stacking area has the capacity of containing 20 thousand unit of containers before moving anywhere at any time noting that the area covers 6 hectares of land and the management is willing to add more.

According to Ahmad Rabiu all the requirements needed for clearance by business men ,customs duty will be done right from Kano without follow up to any sea port in Nigeria.

On his part the chairman of Dala Inland Dry Port, Alhaji Abubakar Sahabu Bawuro said the management of the port is prepared technically, physically with interested partners and is going to boost businesses in Kano, Nigeria and Africa in general and urged members of the press to partner with the management in ensuring efficiency emphasizing that the place is not a monument but a business venture.

 

The chairman said Dala Inland Dry Port is now a solution to the problems brought about by the sea ports and they will introduce cargo tracking and door to door delivery of goods and services.

He said the success of the inland dry port is a joint venture between state government, business community,regulatory agencies and Federal Government of Nigeria and to make business in Kano and its neighborhood more competitive.

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