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3000 women empowered by Senator in Adamawa

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 Over 3,000 women were offered monetary assistance by Sen. Binta Masi (APC-Adamawa North) to boost their petty businesses.

Presenting the assistance at a ceremony in Michika, Masi said the gesture was to help women victims of insurgency in the district who were just returning to pick up their lives once again.

The lawmaker added that the assistance was based on the believed that the women were more concern in managing little assistance in supporting the family.

She urged for peaceful coexistence among the diverse people of the area, adding that they should not allow the insurgency create suspicious and mistrust among them.

“In this area there is no family that has no Christian and Muslim among it; we must therefore not allow this incident of Boko Haram divide us.

“We must unite and continue to support and pray for our leaders at all levels to succeed in bringing more peace and development.”

Masi tasked the women to embrace farming by keying into the various empowerment programmes in agriculture introduced by government.

Also speaking at the occasion, Gov. Muhammadu Bindow of Adamawa, lauded Masi for her special concern in women and tasked the beneficiaries to ensure judicious utilisation of the fund provided them to start or boost their businesses.

Bindow who noted the contribution of women to his victory and that of APC at all levels in the state, renewed his administration’s commitment to people oriented programmes like empowerment, agriculture, health and roads.

The National President of Youth Wing of Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN), Mr David Kadzai, who delivered a lecture on unity and peaceful coexistence, urged for tolerance among the diverse people of the area.

Kadzai, who hail from Michika, said that without peace no meaningful development would take place.

He lauded Masi for her efforts in promoting peace and empowering the underprivileged, adding that YOWICAN will continue to support her in that direction.

Many of the beneficiaries who got N10,000 and above thanked the senator for the support which they said would make a difference as they strive to pick up their lives after the insurgency.

Adamawa North Senatorial District comprised Michika, Madagali, Mubi North, Mubi South and Maiha local government areas.

Source:  ( PM News )

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Address Nigerians over #EndSARS protests – Senate urges Buhari

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Address Nigerians over #EndSARS protests – Senate urges Buhari

The Nigerian Senate has called on President Buhari to urgently address the nation so as to douse the tension in the country.

This comes as hoodlums continue to carry out various attacks on #EndSARS protesters and others in some parts of the country.

The Senators made the call for President Buhari to speak to the Nation after a motion was moved by Senator Biodun Olujimi and co-sponsored by all Senators on the ongoing nationwide protests believed to have been hijacked by hoodlums.

Part of the resolution of the Senators after deliberation include:

-Urge all tiers of government to put in place and sustain policies of social economic reforms that raise the standard of lives of our people;

-Call upon the Police to operate strictly in accordance with the rules of engagement appropriate in a democratic environment;

-Urge the Inspector General of Police to ensure a holistic comprehensive reforms of the police to increase the overall welfare including training and medical insurance of all members of the Nigeria Police Force

-Appeal to all Nigerians to resort to use of legal institutions to resolve disputes and conflicts;

-Urge the Nigerian youths and the Nigerian citizens to approach the National Assembly Committees Constitution and Reforms in order to secure far-reaching holistic amendments that are vital to the restructuring of our federation

-Urge the Federal Government to faithfully and comprehensively implement all the five demands of the #EndSARS movement and protesters with necessary timelines to rekindle confidence in government

-Appeal to #EndSARS movement and protesters to kindly in the interest of everyone stop their actions and embrace genuine dialogue; 7. Urge Mr. President to address the nation as soon as possible on these issues.

-Police should make it a duty to accompany protesters and should be involved in protecting genuine protesters.

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IGP Deploys Personnel Over Attacks On Police Stations

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IGP Deploys Personnel Over Attacks On Police Stations
IGP Deploys Personnel Over Attacks On Police Stations

IGP Mohammed Adamu

With the rising violence in the country, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has ordered the immediate deployment of anti-riot police personnel from the Police Mobile Force (PMF).

This is a move to protect the lives and property of all Nigerians and secure critical national infrastructure across the country.

The IGP’s order was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba.

Also Read: Police Ban All Forms Of Protest, Gatherings In Lagos

Mba said the IGP also “ordered massive deployment of Police operatives to strengthen the security around Correctional facilities nationwide.”

“The orders are coming on the heels of increasing attacks including acts of arson and malicious damage to public and private facilities as recorded in some states of the Federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).”

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#EndSARS: Address Nigerians Now – Senate Tells Buhari

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#EndSARS: Address Nigerians Now – Senate Tells Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

The Nigeria Senate has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately address Nigerians on the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking most parts of the country.

The Senate gave the directive during its plenary on Tuesday.

The lawmakers also ordered the Nigerian police to protect all #EndSARS protesters to prevent hoodlums from hijacking their genuine action.

Also Read: Police Ban All Forms Of Protest, Gatherings In Lagos

The Senate also urged #EndSARS protesters to halt their march to enable the federal government to meet their demands.

The Senate asked President Buhari to set up a judicial panel of inquiry made up of eminent Nigerians that would be respected by the youths to identify the notorious SARS operatives and ensure their arrest and prosecution.

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