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Misunderstanding Between Couples not a reason to undermine Child’s Rights – NHRC

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The Chairman, Special Investigation Panel (SIP) on Sexual and Gender Based Violence ( SGBV) Barrister Tony Ojukwu has stated the need to upload the best interest of the child principle in resolving cases of SGBV saying that misunderstanding between couples should not be an excuse to jeopadise the right of any child.

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Chuku who is the Executive Secretary of National Human Rights Commission stated this during the second phase public sitting of the complainants of SGBV in Abuja observed that couples having domestic issue should strive to ensure that the right and welfare of their children are given utmost priority.

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The Executive Secretary, while making reference to a complain of alleged denial of access to children and assault, brought by a 30 year old woman against her husband, noting that a husband does not have the right to deny his wife access to their children.

 

He however said that the Child Right Act 2003 provides that a woman should have custody of child who is below the age of 18 years and thereafter, the child who matured can decide weather to stay with the father or mother as the case may be.

” There are however exceptional circumstances that could warrant the commission to hold that children under 18 years can stay with his father

” As far as the husband and wife are alive they are entitled to have access to their children, weather they are living together or not”.

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Anti Daba Unit: NBA petitions Kano police commissioner over alleged torture to death of 21 year old boy

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Barrister Aminu Sani Gadanya,Chairman Kano Bar

The Nigerian Bar Association has petitioned the Kano Commissioner of Police over activities of the Anti Daba Unit of the command that allegedly led to the death of one Abdulgafar Nasiru (deceased) 21yrs old.

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Solacebase reports that the deceased a tailor/Keke Napep Rider with KAROTA No. 0862KMC (A Daidaita Sahu) was a resident of Bakin Zuwo Quarters, Kano Municipal L.GA. Kano.

In the petition signed by Nigerian Bar Association, Kano Branch, Human Rights Committee, Chairman, Abbas Haladu, demanded the establishment of an independent and unbiased committee for Inquiry/investigation into the act of alleged torture by men at the Anti-Daba Unit resulting in the death of the deceased.

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The petition also asked for suspension during the period of the committee sitting/investigation of all men suspected to be involved directly or indirectly in the loss of life of the innocent and promising young man

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It similarly requested for the immediate release of the corpse of the deceased to the family of the slain innocent boy by signing a release letter for the conduct of an independent forensic analysis/autopsy as to cause of death (with finality).

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Judiciary/Legislature autonomy: Governors meet Wednesday on implementation

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Members of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have scheduled a meeting for Wednesday to among others, strategise on ways to ensure the actual implementation of financial autonomy for state Judiciary and Legislature.

The Head, Media and Public Affairs, NGF, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo said, in a statement on Monday, that the issue would form a major item on the agenda of virtual meeting, scheduled to commence at 2pm.

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Bello-Barkindo said the governors would also deliberate on the Memorandum of Action (MoA) endorsed by representatives of the NGF, the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) and the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) and other stakeholders before the over two-month old strike by judicial and parliamentary workers was suspended.

He noted that efforts were already under way in all states to either constitute the States Accounts Allocation Committees (SAAC) or to inaugurate them, preparatory to the granting of full autonomy to Legislature and Judiciary at the state level.

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Part of the statement reads: “The return to work by the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) and the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) which begins Tuesday after the democracy day holiday, will top the agenda of the 31st NGF meeting which takes place, virtually, on Wednesday 16th June 2021.

“Efforts are already under way in all states of the federation, to either constitute the States Accounts Allocation Committees (SAAC) or inaugurate them, preparatory to the granting of full autonomy to the two arms of government, namely, the legislature and the judiciary at the sub-national level.

“JUSUN and PASAN have been on a nationwide strike for more than two months, while governors of the 36 states worked day-and-night to establish modalities for their autonomy in conformity with the constitutional provisions that stipulated thus.

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“The Governors’ meeting will be briefed before deliberating on the Memorandum of Action (MoA) of this main item on the agenda.

“According to the invitation to all the 36 governors as issued by the Director-General of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, Mr Asishana Bayo Okauru, the governors will be updated on the activities of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid 19, a regular feature of the governors’ meetings, by the Governor of Delta State, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa who heads the governors’ interface with the PTF.

“The meeting will also review the agenda of the NEC which takes place a day after. Other items on the agenda include the regular update on the States’ Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability for results (SFTAS) to provide states’ status on their DLI’s and upcoming deadlines.

“The meeting will also receive two presentations: Director General, Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), will make a presentation regarding unlocking liquidity through sale/optimization of state-owned redundant/sub-optimal assets, while the Policy Development Facility (PDF) bridge programme will discuss diversification and non-oil export opportunities for states post-Covid-19.

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“The meeting will commence at 2pm but governors are expected to start logging in from 1pm”.

 

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Humanitarian Services Vs Covid-19 Pandemic

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Assalamu Alaikum,
Today 8th May, 2021 being the Birthday of Henry Dunant, the founder of the RC/RC Movement is been set a side across the World to celebrate it with some humanitarian activities.

We thanked almighty Allah for making it possible to witness this year 2021.

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However, it comes during the best period of time for the Holy month of Ramadan, while also facing some challenges of Security, Economic, Health Etc.

In veiw of this, I wish to use this opportunity to express my personal and official position to thank all our NRCS Kano Volunteers and Staff for their usual team work and Support in helping the Vulnerable people in Kano State.

 

During the year 2020 which was dominated by COVID-19 Corona Virus and affected the general lives across the World.

May I please request everyone to continue to Pray for Peace and good health in our Country Nigeria and the entire World at Large.

I wish you Happy Sallah in advanced which insha Allah come up next week.

May Allah SWT accept our ibadat and answers our prayers Ameen.
Jazakallahu khairan Ramadan Kareem.

_Alh Musa D Abdullahi is the Secretary General
Red Cross Society, Kano State Branch_

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