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Kano based lawyer, others float NGO for widows and orphans

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Ahmad Tijjani Abdul, Kano

A Kano based Lawyer, Barrister Sulaiman Abdurraheem in partnership with other public spirited individuals have floated an initiative to uplift vulnerable widows and orphans among Ebira people resident in Kano.

The NGO named Ebira Peoples Initiative for Vulnerable Widows and Orphans was unveiled as part of conscious efforts to engage members of the community on fundraising collaboration with other groups to collectively help the vulnerable group in the community.

Sequel to the development, the Initiative has floated a WhatsApp platform for like minds to facilitate monthly taxation of a thousand naira to support the philanthropic efforts.

Hundreds of guests at the historic launch that held at Ebira House located at Naibawa Quarters in the municipal offered to be enrolled on the platform for the course.

In a speech at the ceremony, Barrister Sulaiman Abdurraheem said it was a sad commentary that the system doesn’t have a social scheme to cater for this vulnerable group in our society.

Barrister Sulaiman stated that the death of a breadwinner usually visits untold hardships on the windows and orphans, adding that their pitiable conditions should reweaken societal responsibility to them.

He revealed that the group is using Kano as a pilot scheme , pointing out that similar gesture would be extended to Ebiraland in the nearest future.

Barrister Sulaiman explained that “our goal is to advocate, contribute, solicit and give support to orphans and widows in our midst through educational programmes, empowerment and social engagements”.


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Breaking: Ganduje appoints new Emir of Gaya

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Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has in the early hours of Sunday appointed Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim-Gaya as the new emir of Gaya.

Ibrahim-Gaya succeeded his late father, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir who died at the age of 91 years after protracted illness.

The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji announced the appointment on behalf of the Governor.

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Tanks head for Kosovo-Serb border as Balkans tensions grow

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A Kosovo security unit trooper guards the border with Serbia as the Balkan nations trade accusations.
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Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti has accused neighbouring Serbia of “provoking a serious international conflict”, with tensions between the two countries at their highest for years.

In the latest flashpoint, two interior ministry offices in northern Kosovo were on Saturday attacked near border crossings blocked by local Serbs angered by a ban on cars with Serbian licence plates entering the country.

The car registration office in the town of Zubin Potok was set ablaze, and two hand grenades were thrown at the civil registration office in the nearby town of Zvecan, though they did not go off, police said.

There was no mention of any casualties.

Serbs from Kosovo’s north have blocked two main roads near the border since the government ban went into force on Monday.

Drivers from Serbia must now use temporary printed registration details that are valid for 60 days.

The Kosovo government says its move mirrors measures in force in Serbia against drivers from Kosovo since 2008, when Kosovo declared independence from their neighbour.

Serb fighter planes flew close to the border crossing of Jarinje where protesters cheered them. A day before, three helicopters also flew in the vicinity.

Media in Belgrade reported that tanks and other military equipment were heading towards the border, but the Serb army did not give any details.

NATO’s mission in Kosovo, where peacekeepers maintain a fragile peace, called for restraint.

Source: (NewDaily)


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Anthony Joshua breaks his silence after devastating defeat to Oleksandr Usyk

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Joshua was outclassed by Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
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Anthony Joshua is determined to stay positive after his devastating world title defeat to Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday.

Usyk turned in a boxing masterclass to take the IBF, WBO and WBA heavyweight titles, dethroning Joshua in his own back yard at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Joshua immediately left the ring after the Ukrainian’s unanimous decision win and was taken to hospital to be assessed after taking damage to his right eye during the contest.

But he wrote on Twitter: ‘Keep positive even if the world’s crumbling in front of you!

London I love you and thank you each and every time

A rematch clause will give Joshua the chance to reclaim his titles but promoter Eddie Hearn has warned big changes are needed if he is to avenge the loss.

The fighter in AJ is already talking about winning the rematch.

‘It was a tough defeat. I had it reasonably close in the eighth and then Usyk ran away with it. If that happens again, he will get beat again.

‘Usyk’s confidence will be sky high. He has to impose himself but when you get to the level of AJ, there are no 10-round comeback fights or warm ups.

‘You are straight into the fight. He will be an underdog in that rematch.

‘He chose to take on a pound for pound great tonight, and it didn’t work out. He deserves credit for that but this is sport.’

Source: (Metro News)


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