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Today's Headlines: Nigerian Governor To Conduct Census On Prostitutes, Kukah Prays For Muslims

1) Senate President Sends Message to Muslims.

Recently, Ahmad Lawan (Senate President) urged Muslim clerics to preach messages of love, peace and national unity as the Holy Month of Ramadan begins across the Islamic world.

Lawan advised them to remember the Holy Month as a period of fasting, sober reflection, self-discipline and sacrifice.

The Senate President, in a statement on Monday by his media aide, Ola Awoniyi, wished the Muslim Ummah a blissful Ramadan.

2) "NIN will ensure credible citizen-database" – NCC.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has declared that the on-going National Identity Number, NIN, registration will provide the country the opportunity for a credible citizen database.

The Commission stated this during the NCC Special Day held on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at the 32nd Enugu International Trade Fair, organised by the Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA).

Addressing a large audience of telecom consumers the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Commission, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, said events of that nature provide the opportunity for NCC, as a telecom regulator, to interact with consumers and attend to their service-related concerns.

He took the opportunity of this year’s edition of the Enugu International Trade Fair to enlighten telecom consumers on their rights and privileges within the telecommunications sector.

3) Nigerian Governor To conduct Census On Prostitutes.

Governor Bala Mohammed says his government will conduct a headcount of commercial sex workers in Bauchi just as Ramadan begins in Nigeria.

He said the state needed accurate data on the prostitutes.

Aminu Balarabe-Isah, Permanent Commissioner in charge of Hisbah and Sharia implementation, disclosed this in Bauchi on Monday during a sensitisation workshop organised for commercial sex workers.

He said the information generated from the exercise would help the commission take measures aimed at discouraging them from continuing with their dangerous trade.

Mr Isah disclosed plans by the government to organise empowerment programmes for them and provide them with capital to start small-scale businesses.

He explained that the government’s investigations indicated that most of the prostitutes took to prostitution due to illiteracy, poverty, or maltreatment meted out to them by their stepmothers.

He added that minor family squabbles also contributed to their decision to go into prostitution, assuring that the government would make efforts to reunite them with their parents.

4) Bandits Invades Wawan Rafi.

Bandits on Monday killed two people during an attack on Wawan Rafi II village in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The deceased were identified as Joshua Dauda and his seven-year-old son Philip Dauda. The bandits also burnt seven houses, one car and a motorcycle during the attack.

The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, in a statement released on Monday, noted that security patrols deployed to the community forced the bandits to retreat into the forests.

Aruwan disclosed that military officers recovered eight empty cases of 7.62mm ammunition at the scene of the attack.

The Chairman Atyap Chiefdom Peace and Security Partnership Committee, John Bala Gora, while reacting to the incident noted that the numbers of persons killed in the attack according to Zangon Kataf Local Government Council exceeded four people.

5) Kukah Prays For Muslims.

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev. Matthew Kukah, has said that he will continue to pray that Muslims would build a church for Christians one day.

Kukah stated this on Monday during the commissioning of 86 housing units with a church and mosque for Internally Displaced Persons in Sangere-Marghi village of Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

DAILY NIGERIAN reported that both Muslims and Christians benefited from the houses built by Most Rev. Stephen Dami Mamza, Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese.

Also, Kukah said that the significance of building the housing estate and the mosque should not be lost.

So, what do you think about these statements released by Bishop Kukah?.

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