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I am fine and still in charge as CSO, Bala Mohammed assures citizens of Bauchi

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I am fine and still in charge as CSO, Bala Mohammed assures citizens of Bauchi

Bauchi State governor, Sen Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir has said that he is fine, responding to treatment and still in charge as the Chief Security Officer of the state.

The governor in a 2 minutes video he sent to the people of Bauchi State via his Twitter handle on Wednesday evening thanked people of the state for standing by him in this trying moment saying that the solidarity has further lifted his desire to do more for the state.

Bala Mohammed who spoke in the Hausa language in the video reassured people of the state that he is responding to treatment well and will soon be out of isolation to enable him to continue with his official duties as the governor stressing that even now he is in charge of running affairs of the state in the proxy.

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The governor commended the Rapid Response Taskforce headed by the Deputy Governor, Sen Baba Tela for doing a wonderful job of curtailing the spread of the virus through sensitisation, mobilisation and surveillance.

He, however, appealed to the people of Bauchi State to as a matter of necessity adhere to all the preventive measures put in place by the government in order to check the spread of the infection urging them to observe the stay at home directive during the 14 days of the total lockdown of the state effective from Thursday.

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Recall that the governor tested positive to COVID-19 about two weeks ago and has remained in quarantine.

Meanwhile, as a palliative measure to assuage the effect of the total lockdown in Bauchi State which takes effect this Thursday by 6 pm, a group of Islamic Clerics in the state under the aegis of ‘Bauchi Muslims Coalition on COVID-19′ have launched fundraising to assist the poor during the period.

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This is following the curfew that has been imposed by the Bauchi State government as part of measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus as the number of infected victims keep rising with Bauchi State now having three positive cases.

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37 health workers test positive for COVID-19 in Kaduna

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The Kaduna state government has said that at least 37 health workers have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

The Deputy Director of the state’s Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Hamza Ibrahim Ikara, said this on Wednesday, after a COVID-19 sensitization program for district heads and traditional title holders under Zazzau Emirates.

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Ikara noted that 20 health workers have already been discharged from the isolation centre out of the 37 patients. Ikara, however, confirmed that the state has over 200 active cases with eight fatalities.

“As we speak, since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the state, we have 37 health workers that have been affected by COVID-19 but almost 20 of them have been discharged while the remaining ones are under admission.

“So the virus is real,” he said.

Speaking further, the official added that the COVID-19 virus has spread to nine local government areas in the state such as Chukun, Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Zaria and Sabon Gari, as well as Soba, Giwa, and Makarfi.

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Edo to launch sex offenders’ register

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The Edo State Government, on Wednesday, said it was working with consultants to domesticate the sex offenders’ register as part of its stance against rape and other forms of gender-based violence.

The Chairperson, Edo State Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Response Team, Prof. Yinka Omorogbe, who addressed journalists in Benin City, said the government remained committed to its zero-tolerance for any form of gender-based violence.

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Omorogbe, who is also the state’s attorney-general and commissioner for justice, stated,

“I am hoping that in the coming months, after working with our consultants, we will be able to launch our own Edo State sex offenders’ register, which is expected to be a live register to prevent manipulation.

“I want to send a message to the perpetrators out there. We are coming for you. To all those who take pleasure in inflicting violence on their spouses, children and others, know this day that your days are numbered.”

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Amnesty International to Buhari: Declare rape a national emergency

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A global human rights organisation, Amnesty International, has called on the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to declare rape a national crisis in the country.

Amnesty International Nigeria said on Wednesday that it joined its voice to other civil societies demanding justice for Uwaila and Barakat.

The AI Nigeria, in a series of tweets, noted that a “toxic culture that encourages men to see women as passive sex objects” must be discouraged.

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The organisation tweeted,

“The government’s response to rape continues to be woefully inadequate. Frequent reports of rape across Nigeria are a gruesome reminder of the violence women and girls face. Violence against women and girls is often not properly registered or investigated.

“The rape and murder of 18-year-old student, Barakat Bello, in Ibadan is shocking. Amnesty International is calling on the Nigerian authorities to declare a national crisis on rape. Women and girls’ safety must be paramount across Nigeria.

“Dear President Buhari, declare rape a national crisis. Rape is a crime. If there is no consent, it is rape, even if the victim stays quiet and does not resist. The ‘boys will be boys’ mentality warps sex into something for men, done by men to women, without regard for the woman’s well-being. This toxic culture that encourages men to view women as passive sex objects needs to be addressed.

“We are joining people in Nigeria to demand justice for Omozuwa (Uwaila), who was raped and murdered in a Nigerian church. Violence against women must stop. Authorities have to ensure justice for her and other women.”

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