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Beggars, Disabled Protest Planned Ban Of Street Begging In Kano



beggers-kano-638x300The Kano State House of Assembly complex was on Wednesday besieged by beggars and disabled persons in their hundreds as they protested the proposed ban on street begging and related activities in the state by the legislature.

The beggars, who staged the peaceful protest under the aegis of the Joint National Association of Disabled Persons (JONADP), comprised of male and female, blind, deaf and polio victims and amputees among others.

It was gathered that the Nigeria Police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSDC) were on hand to ensure the protest was not hijacked by hoodlums.

In their petition, the disabled persons sought the introduction of a social security allowance for persons with disabilities in the state, similar to what is obtainable in several states in the North. They also asked for the immediate end to further confiscation of their rehabilitation centres in Mariri.

The petition, which was signed by the secretary of JONADP, Alhaji Kabiru Ado, further asked for the establishment of a disabled commission in the state, adding that the proposed commission should be manned by physically challenged persons.

The bill on the ban on street begging and related activities, they stated, should take note of the United Nations Bill of Rights, such as their right to live, equality, access to justice and freedom from torture, punishment and degrading treatment.

The petition was copied to the governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, the Chief Judge of the state, the Commissioner of Police and the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero.

The protesters, who were barred from gaining entry into the Assembly Complex, were however, received at the gate by the Clerk of the Kano State House of Assembly, Alhaji Lawal Badamasi

He stated: “As you can see, I am not the speaker, neither am I a member of the House but they have assigned me to listen to your complaints and forward them to the House, as they are on a project monitoring tour. I also appeal to you to be respectful and law abiding.

“I will present this paper to the Assembly, as I am instructed to do. And I am sure you will hear a good feedback”.

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Amotekun: Oyo Releases List Of Successful Applicants



Amotekun: Oyo Releases List Of Successful Applicants
Amotekun: Oyo releases list of successful applicants

Amotekun Operation vehicles

The Oyo State Government has released the list of successful applicants for Amotekun Corps in the State.

The process of documentation for successful applicants is billed to commence on Tuesday at the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education.

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This was contained in a statement made available by the State Commandant of the Amotekun Corps, Colonel Olayinka Olayanju on Saturday.

He indicated that all candidates are to check their names at their various local government headquarters or online through the Oyo State job portal.


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Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack



Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack
Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle has commiserated with families of victims of the attack on citizens of Gidan Goga community by armed bandits.

The Governor assured that what is happening in terms of banditry attacks is not a security lapse but a momentary hiccup that will not be allowed to last.

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He said the attack further exposed the desperation of the bandits who are experiencing heavy pressure from the offensive launched by security operatives in recent times.

“I want to assure our law obedient citizens of Zamfara State that the experience we are undergoing will not last. The bandits are experiencing our sustained pressure which they have reacted through cowardly and desperate attacks on innocent citizens,” Matawalle observed.

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First celebrity Limited Edition Smartphone in Sub Sahara Africa: Davido Special Edition of Infinix NOTE 8



Over the last few weeks, Infinix has floated its candy before the eyes of tech enthusiast intensifying their craving for the soon to be released device. Through several social media posts, Infinix has hinted on the imminent release of the NOTE 8 and we all can’t wait for the device to hit the shelves.

Although the proposed date for the launch in its initial teaser videos and banners have passed without
any launch, we have reasons to believe that the launch will take place sometimes this month.

However, here’s a more interesting news. Infinix is set to be the first smart phone company in sub Sahara Africa to launch a limited edition device with a celebrity. A special edition of the NOTE 8 will be released alongside the primal version of the NOTE 8 and the NOTE 8i. The special edition is  signed by Infinix’s brand ambassador David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido.

The available stock for the special Davido-signed edition is limited. However, interested shoppers can
get one for themselves at exclusive SLOT outlets nationwide and on their website Here. Exciting free
gifts are also available if you’re among the lucky few to buy this device while stocks last.

The Infinix NOTE 8 is targeted at the mid-to-high-end market segment and it comes with several
interesting features. The device on-boards a super-fast processor – the MediaTek Helio G80
processor, which supports ultra-fast gaming speed, stable graphics in-game, easy multi-tasking as
well as an all-round optimal performance.

The device also sports six cameras in total. It comes with a dual selfie camera which is cut out from its
super-wide 6.95inches screen. On the back, the NOTE 8 crams a 64MP super night shot camera for
amazing night shot photographs and other photography needs.

Many of Infinix loyalists and smartphone enthusiasts are already clearing their carts and lining up in
preparation for the launch of the Infinix NOTE 8. Now that there’s a special Davido edition in sight, the
queue might just be doubling up.

To stay ahead of interested shoppers and ensure that you’re one of the first to get your hands on this
special edition of the NOTE 8, follow Infinix on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @Infinixnigeria.

You can also join their community of young and vibrant fans on XClub via the app on your Infinix
device or click on this link to download the app if you’re a non Infinix user.

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