9-year-old girl advocates terrorism education in schools
A 9-year old girl, Splendour Joe-King has called for the introduction of terrorism education in schools as well as enlightenment programmes against terrorism in the country.
She made the call yesterday in Abuja when she visited the Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Johnson Olawumi to introduce her book titled “effect of terrorism on children.”
According to her, it was important for children to be educated on the dangers of terrorism.
Joe-King said terrorism has killed more people than the dreaded HIV/AIDS and most time, children have always suffered the effect.
The NYSC boss said it was important that the issue of extremism be tackled urgently for terrorism to come to an end while concurring that children always bore the consequences of any terrorist attack.
Pensioners give First Bank 21 days ultimatum By Mustapha Suleiman The Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) has served out a 21-day ultimatum to the management of First Bank Plc within which to attend to the needs of their pensioners or face the wrath of the union.
The ultimatum came in the wake of breakdown in negotiations over the last one year on the improved welfare package of their pensioners.
The bank’s management has been indicted by the pensioners over the poor welfare package of the bank and the nonchallant attitude of the bank towards their plight.
Chairman of the Union, Alhaji Mohammed Bugundu said it is on record that the pensioners get as low as N10, 000 only per month while their counterpart in other banks get much higher.
According to him, the union is also demanding for improved medical allowance, refund of illegal tax deduction as well as refund of contributions to the National Housing Scheme and Jakande building deductions. About 2000 women in Kebbi State yesterday benefitted from a breast and cervical screening programme organized by the Medicaid Cancer Foundation in collaboration with the state government
Wife of Kebbi State governor and founder of the Foundation, Dr Zainab Atiku Bagudu, led an awareness walk to kick-start the screening programme, a statement from the foundation said.
The foundation has been carrying out cancer advocacy for seven years across the North.
Dr Bagudu who is also a consultant Paediatrician assured women of the state that the foundation would continue the screening programme throughout the state.
She urged radiologists and radiographers to take up employment with the state as it currently has none in its service despite having good equipments.
The Permanent Secretary of the state’s ministry of health, Alhaji Atiku Kende said all those who tested positive during the cancer screening exercise will be treated free by the state government.