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CITAD Decries Alleged Gender Based Violence At Kano Higher Institution

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Gender Based Violence Officer CITAD , Fatima Baba Kura addressing The press

 

The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has raised an alarm over an increasing rate of sexual abuse in exchange for grades in schools and called for collaborative efforts to curb the menace.

The organization said the academic dishonesty targeted at exploiting female students in exchange for good grades is unacceptable.

The Gender Technical Officer of the Center,  Zainab Aminu, made this known while addressing newsmen on the reported cases of Gender-Based Violence received through the Center’s mobile GBV application in May 2022.

The Gender Technical Officer, represented by the Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant of the Centre, Fatima Baba-Kura said the center received a disturbing complaint perceived to be sexual harassment from Aminu Kano College of Islamic and Legal Studies where a lecturer failed students based on personal reservations.

Zainab revealed that while monitoring, “we received an anonymous tip as follows, “Assalamu alaikum, my report is based on school violence, at Aminu Kano College of Islamic and Legal Studies, between a lecturer and students. The students passed their exam successfully but the lecturer held their results and gave them carry over for some reasons”.

Expressing dismay over the development, Zainab said that the incident shows that violence in schools needs to be given special attention.

She calls on school authorities to constitute a team of observers that will monitor and report cases of gender-based violence.

She also calls on teachers/lecturers to uphold their duty towards the students in their care, adding that “as a teacher, you need to protect your students from any harm not to violate their rights”.

“While we continue to monitor, we will like to appeal to parents, relatives and others to always report cases to the various authorities concerned or directly to us or to other sister NGOs as well as to government agencies such as National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), National Orientation Agency (NOA), Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP) or Hisbah”.

 

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Coca-cola Donates Bio Medical Equipments Worth Over 720 Thousand Dollars To AKTH

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The Coca Cola company and its partner, Medshare, in collaboration with Federal Government, on Friday donated equipment worth N3 billion to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano under the Safe Birth Initiative (SBI).

The equipment and supplies were formally unveiled and handed over at a special event held at the Hospital in Kano.

At the handover ceremony, the Managing Director of Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited, Alfred Olajide, said the initiative was aimed at improving maternal outcomes and reducing child mortality incidents and to support government initiative in reducing child and maternal mortality.

“The Safe Birth Initiative is a part of the company’s wellbeing Programme, to support the efforts of the government in reducing the alarming numbers of women and newborns who die from birth-related issues,” he explained.

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Olajide restated Coca Cola’s commitment to upholding the health and well-being of women as pillars of the society.

Nwamaka Onyemelukwe, Director Public Affairs and Sustainability, said that through the SBI, the company wanted to support the untiring efforts of hard-working doctors, midwives and nurses.

She said the health workers battled against great odds in public hospitals to manage life-threatening complications affecting mothers and the newborn.
”The issue of maternal mortality is very important to us. Globally, Coca-Cola has a commitment to women whom we consider pillars of the society and also pillars of our business in Africa, where they have always played a dominant role in our vast distribution and retail network,” she said.

The equipments

The equipments

She said the equipment donated included anaesthetic machines, baby Incubators, ICU beds, Ultrasound and Auto Clev, among others.

Onyemelukwe added that company, with it’s partner had trained over 20,000 women and youths across the state on series of transformative skills and knowledge programmes.

The company also presented certificates to biomedical engineers trained by the company in collaboration with Medshare International USA.

The biomedical Engineers trained by a senior Biomedical Engineer Ben Armstrong are 46 in number who will man the Biomedical Equipments.

Prof. Auwal Gajida, the Chairman Medical Advisory Council of the hospital, who pledged judicious use of the items, commended the company for the gesture.
He said that the gesture would go a long way in improving maternal outcomes and reducing child mortality incidents.

“I commend and thank the management of Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited for these very wonderful initiative aimed at strengthening our capacity to address the issue of maternal and newborn mortality in Nigeria.
“We are here today, receiving loads of medical equipment worth $720,000,” Gajida added.

Alhaji Ado Kurawa, District Head of Tarauni who represented the Emir of Kano, commended the companies for their efforts in reducing child mortality incidents.

He urged other companies and corporate organizations to emulate coca-cola

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Power Outage :In 3 Month 100 Industries Shut Down In Kano

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About one hundred industries have been shut down in Kano due to power outage in the past three month in Kano.

Kano is the industrial hub of Northern Nigeria since and before independence.

In an exclusive interview with President manufacturers association of Nigeria Kano Jigawa jurisdiction Sani Hussein said the closure of about 100 industries in three months was due to lack of power and rising cost of diesel.

On Job loss he told our correspondent that about 2000 personnel have lost their jobs due to the closure.

He said only industries that are producing essential commodities are up to the task and even some of them are operating at half capacity.

He said those that stop operating are always at loss because with the power outage and high cost of diesel even if they produce due to poverty there is no purchasing power among the teeming populace.

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Sani Hussein further urge the government to make gas cheaper and invest in its production so that the industries in the North can survive like their southern counterparts.

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Train Attack :Female Victim Led Lone Protest 

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Maimuna

 

By Abdullahi Alhassan, Kaduna.

 

A married woman who was among the recently released victims of the Kaduna Abuja train that spent over 70 days in captivity has commenced one -man protest with the aims of calling on government toward dedicating more commitment in releasing the rest of the 50 abducted passengers that are still in captivity at Nigeria Union of Journalists (N U J )Secretariat in Kaduna.

 

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The woman (maimuna)real name withheld says her husband is still in captivity for over 89 days in kaduna forest with the terrorists.

 

She said, She was among the recently released 10 victims of the kaduna Abuja train in the state.

 

According to her, there is need for government to intensify efforts towards dialogue with the terrorists and find ways of releasing the remaining 50 passengers that are still in captivity.

 

Maimuna says there are still children and old women and other people that are still in their Captivity facing persecution, challenges which include ecological conditions, cold, rain, and other dangerous .

 

She then urged government and other stake holders to help release the rest of the abductees.

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