DATE: 12TH JULY, 2017 DEPARTURE TIME: 9:25AM The journey started out at a good time and it was led by Mrs. Patience Dodo in company of 9 women, 2 camera men and 3 drivers. By the grace of God we were able to get a bus and two Hilux trucks from Mummy Shekari, Mummy Ambi (who also gave 5 bags of salt), and Rahilah Benedict respectively. We were able to carry a good number of food stuff - Palm oil , groundnut oil , Tom brown for children ,Sugar, tomatoe puree , matches , washing soap, kitchen utensils and clothings . God answered our prayers, there was no rain until every item was dropped at the last village visited. Godogodo Experience: We got there at a good time and we met with our contact persons . There was a massive turn out of women, men and children all around where ou
Gets 3,753 signatures for vote of no confidence against governor By Haruna Marok, Kaduna The Southern Kaduna Youth and Students Forum (SKYSFOM) said it is set to report the Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai to 10 different human right and policy making organizations over closure of schools in the area. The students also disclosed that they have officially gathered about 3,753 signatures from members who signed a register it open for the passage of a Vote of No Confidence on governor Nasir el-Rufai. According to the group, the collation of over 3000 signatories for the vote of no confidence on el-Rufai is indeed remarkable since within a short time, giving the hardship by their poor members who made efforts and voted online or travel to designated points of voting. "We ar
It's no longer news that Luka Biniyat ha been incarcerated and now in jail despite his poor health. What was supposed to be a normal court procedure became a charade of the highest order as the judge after the hearing ordered that Luka be remanded in prison until the 20th of July. The judge, by keeping Luka in the prison walls definitely is acting a script carefully put together by Elrufai who is desperate to prove a point that he is Lord of the law and has power to twist our Nigerian constitution to suit his purposes. Kaduna State, under the leadership of El Rufai has degenerated to an all time low. At the slightest provocation, he deploys executive powers given to him through a mandate. He has mischievously transformed this power into an instrument of coercion and oppression to humil
The ongoing collection of votes of no confidence by the Southern Kaduna Youths and Students Forum against the Kaduna State government regards Education in the state due to the prolonged closure of Institutions in Southern Kaduna has been yielding much results as Three Thousand, Four Hundred and Fourty Six (3,446) votes has so far been collated and verified today. The president of SKYSFOM, Comr Jesse Galadima encourages those who have not Signed to ensure they do so before 12:00 midnight Tomorrow 9th July 2017 when collection of Signatures will officially close. The president encourages students to be very peaceful and Law abiding as SKYSFOM is determined to employ all lawful means to ensure the Schools are reopened. Katuka Meshack PRO1 SKYSFOM
The general public will Recall that after the botched Press Conference of the Southern Kaduna Youths and Students Forum in Kaduna on 12th June 2017 that was aimed at drawing the attention of the State government towards reopening College of Nursing Kafanchan, Kafanchan campus of the Kaduna State University, College of Education Gidan waya, a three weeks ultimatum was given to the State government to reopen the schools or face action from students. On Tuesday, June 27th 2017, during the Joint Press Conference by SKYSFOM with student leaders of the affected institutions, we reiterated our stand regards taking action should the schools remained close at the end of the ultimatum . Due to the response we saw from the government who addressed a press conference through the commissioners
Rep Kantung Empowers 284 constituents The House of Representatives Member, Representing Zangon Kataf/Jaba Federal Constituency of Kaduna State, Barr. Sunday Marshall Katung has rolled out an empowerment scheme for over 284 trained entrepreneurs in Southern Kaduna. According to the Member, his desire is to liberate Women and Youth from poverty to wealth creation by providing them with the necessary skills and fund to enable them create wealth. Presenting certificates to 284 women and youths who benefited from the five-day skill acquisition training organized by his office in Zonkwa, Kaduna State, Katung said, the era of dishing out cash to individual people has gone. Representatives Katung added that empowering women and youth is the greatest investment a politician can make fo
By Benjamin Bala I choose this caption "After the Reggae Play the Blues" from a song by Nigerian artists to speak to my fellow young people in our language. For the purpose of this article, let us take the word "reggae" as a metaphor for "war" (apologies to lovers of reggae music) and "blues" for "peace". We have seen agitations for cessation characterized by printable and unprintable name calling. We have also seen recent ultimata in the country with 1st October, 2017 as a deadline; pending declaration of an independent republic on same date. The languages and tones of communication are also characterized by so much venom, threatening the peace and unity of this country. The reggae (war) drums are beating so loud and the only thing remaining is the corresponding reggae dance steps w...
When I first heard about the Kaduna State Residency Card, I was surprised and bewildered. The strangeness and uncertain appropriateness of the scheme reek of a discordant possibility of just anything. More so that public awareness on it was so dismal that even some within the Kaduna State Government couldn’t give a satisfactory explanation when asked. Trying to research it so as to be on the right pedestal toward shaping an opinion about it became a task. Later, I scribbled what my fears about the Residency Card were but before posting it, Daily Trust (21 June, 2017) took a stand on the same scheme and reinforced my opinion that this is one policy that will blow us no good in Kaduna state. This is the opening paragraph from the Daily Trust Editorial: “At this point in time when
By John Danfulani,Ph.D The judicial branch of government is a major component in all living and functional democracies. The main schedule of this arm is; interpretation of the laws, and adjudication of frictions between layers of authorities as well as government versus individuals and vice versa. In legal parlances, it is said, this branch, is the last hope of a common man/woman. From 29th May 2015 to date,Mr. Nasir Ahmed El-rufai has taken far reaching decisions that don't add up to even legal Lilliputians. Under the pretext of reforms,ministries, departments and parastatal were turned inside-out and upside down. It is irrefutable that most of his actions were pillared on what he called EXECUTIVE ORDER. The import of this is; those decisions didn't pass through the scrutiny o...
PRESS STATEMENT BY THE SOUTHERN KADUNA YOUTH AND STUDENT FORUM (SKYSFOM) The Abuse And Infringement Of The Fundamental Human Right Of The Citizens Of Kaduna State, Through The Closure Of Tertiary Institutions In Southern Kaduna. 27/06/2017. Dear respectable members of the press; We wish to start by expressing our dissatisfaction and disappointment with the administration of Governor Nasir El- Rufai. It is a Government that has no regard for the freedom of expression as enshrined in our constitution. He has also no regard for the educational advancement of the people of Southern Kaduna and the institutions located within the zone. It all started on 12th June 2017, when we were supposed to address the world and plead with the Governor on the reopening of our tertiary schools t...