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Kano Govt denies reports of molestation of children at orphanage home

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Kano State Government has dismissed reports of alleged molestation of children by its personnel at Nasarawa children’s Home.

The State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr Zahra’u Muhammad-Umar, dismissed the report while briefing newsmen in Kano on Sunday.

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“Some mischief makers concocted the story to tarnish the image of the state government. We are not allowed to keep grown-up children more than 18 years at the orphanage home by law.

“Two grown-ups from the orphanage home, Ladidi and Saudat, were asked to vacate the orphanage home as they are now adults,”
Muhammad-Umar explained that the two ladies, one a divorcee and the other married with three kids, had refused to leave the home and were using tactics to blackmail the commissioner and management of the orphanage.

“The duo went to a radio station and alleged that children at the home were molested, sold and transferred to illegal foster care, among others as they sought sympathy from the public”

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She said the State government set up a committee to investigate the allegations, which were found to be fake, adding that the committee decided that Ladidi and Saudat should vacate the home as they are above 30 years.

“When i became the commissioner, I sympatized with the grown ups, became a mother to them and enrolled some of them in higher institutions”.

She said the State government would not relent in its efforts of uplifting the standards of living among citizens through policies and programmes.

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On his part, Chairman, Kano State Fostering Committee, Alhaji Kabiru Zubairu, said the committee constituted by the state government consist of nine members to oversee foster care.

The committee includes a Police Officer as Secretary, REPA, Director (Child of the Ministry), an Educationist from the Ministry of Education, Legal officer, Medical practitioner and Social welfare officers as members.

“The duo who grew up at the orphanage are not willing to leave despite the fact that Ladidi is a staff of the Kano State Ministry of Health and Saudat is a student at Kano school of Midwifery.

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“The committee recommended their eviction, as they are mobilizing others against the home and are spreading false rumours aimed at creating disunity, and threatening the peace of children at the orphanage.

“Their staying in the home is a threat to the administration of the home,” Zubairu said.

NAN reports that Nasarawa Children’s Home was established in the 1960s were orphans and abandoned children are catered for and has over 300 children receiving care.

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NBC Slams TVC, Arise TV N2m Fine For Broadcast Violation

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By Gloria Ikibah

The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission NBC, has sanctioned Television Continental (TVC) and Arise television stations for breaching sections of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.

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According to a letter by the Director General of the Commission, Barabe Shehu Ilelah, the television houses are to pay a fine of N2m each.

The letter reads in part: “The penalty shall be paid within two weeks of the receipt of this letter or sanction shall be graduated.

“The broadcaster shall ensure that its presenters handle programme with professionalism and sound judgement, to ensure that it does not lose focus or lead to unfair treatment of any person or institution.

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“Broadcasting shall promote human dignity; therefore, hate speech is prohibited. The Broadcaster shall not transmit any programme, programme promotion, community service announcement or station identity, which is likely, in any circumstance, to provoke or perpetuate in a reasonable person, intense dislike, serious contempt or severe ridicule against a person or groups of people because of age, colour, gender, national or ethnic origin, disability race, religion or political leaning”.

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SAD! Customer Dies Inside Bank In Delta

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A customer slumped and died after standing in a queue for long hours at a commercial bank in Agbor, Delta State.

According to the Tribune on Friday, the yet-to-be-identified man died after waiting for hours on end to collect his Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card at the bank’s branch in Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State.

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Confirming his death, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said, “He was not trying to withdraw cash as claimed; however, he came to the said bank to collect his ATM card.”

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Angry Customers Attack Wema Bank in Ibadan For Inability To Withdraw Money+VIDEO

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A group of angry protesters have attacked Wema Bank Plc at the Ibadan the Oyo State capital.

Naijablitznews.com reports that this is amid the Protest of scarcity of the new naira notes and fuel in Ibadan

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Naijablitznews.co recalled that residents of Ibadan had taken to the streets in protest against the hardship triggered by the naira notes swap and the hike in fuel price.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) late last year introduced newly-designed N200, N500, and N1,000 notes and gave a January 31st deadline to phase out the old notes. The deadline was later extended by ten days following the outcry by Nigerians over the policy.

Despite the extension, the new notes are scarce and Nigerians are finding it difficult to get the old ones.

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Also, in several parts of the country, the pump price of fuel has increased with people buying the product for as high as N500 per litre. Long queues have also resurfaced in many places.

People are Fed Up with the situation forcing some residents to take to the streets, demanding that the authorities urgently address the situation.

The roads leading to the Iwo area of Ibadan were deserted as the protesters barricaded them. They were also burnfires on the road and reports suggest that a commercial bank was attacked in the process.

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