Nigerian Army Apprehends Soldiers That Molested Physically Challenged

Nigerian Army Apprehends Soldiers That Molested Physically ChallengedThe Nigerian Army says it has apprehended the two soldiers who were caught on camera assaulting a physically challenged man in Nigeria’s southeast.

The video clip released by eyewitnesses online showed the soldiers beating the physically challenged man allegedly for wearing a camouflage shirt.

In a statement signed by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman, the Army confirmed that the incident indeed took place on Tuesday February 7, 2017, at Onitsha, Anambra State.

“In line with our zero tolerance for acts of indiscipline and unprofessional conducts especially in relation to violation of human rights, we wish to further state that the soldiers involved have since been identified and apprehended.

“They have also been charged for assault by their Commanding Officer.

“Similarly, troops have been warned to desist from such acts that infringe on human rights and cast serious aspersions on the good image of the Nigerian Army.

“The public should please regard this ugly incident as an isolated case which is not true reflection of the Nigerian Army,” the statement reads.

Man United To Improve Stadium For Physically Challenged Fans

Manchester United To Improve Stadium For Physically Challenged
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Manchester United have confirmed plans for improvements to Old Trafford’s provision for physically challenged supporters.

This was after positive and constructive consultation with the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and Manchester United Disabled Supporters’ Association (MUDSA).

The club spoke to architects and undertook a thorough examination of dozens of options to increase the capacity for disabled supporters within the stadium, in line with the Accessible Stadia guide.

They also engaged with a large number of stakeholders to ensure the best possible outcome.

The significant structural work will accommodate over 300 new positions for disabled supporters, including the installation of new wheelchair user platforms, the widening of vomitories, and new amenity seats for other disabled supporters.

All structural work will be completed ahead of the 2017/18 Premier League campaign, allowing all the new accessible facilities to be used immediately for friendlies and cup matches not included in the automatic cup scheme.

“Old Trafford is a home for all United fans and these changes will help many more of our loyal disabled supporters to attend games to watch their heroes,” Manchester United’s Group Managing Director, Richard Arnold, told Manutd.com.

“Manchester United prides itself on its work in this area for more than 25 years, and will continue to ensure that it remains at the forefront of our thinking.

“We have worked openly and continuously for over a year with the EHRC, MUDSA, architects and a significant number of stakeholders, including Level Playing Field, supporters’ groups and the club’s Fans’ Forum, to make sure that these improvements take into consideration all affected fans.

“It is also the fastest way to implement the changes and minimises the number of Season Ticket holders that will have to be moved.”

Buhari Breaks Fast With Physically Challenged, Explains Corruption Fight

buhariPresident Muhammadu Buhari has once more reiterated his determination to recover all stolen funds in the fight against corruption insisting that whoever dares him will suffer the consequences.

The President was speaking on Monday evening at the banquet hall in the Presidential Villa, at the breaking of fast with the physically challenged and Internally Displaced Persons living in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

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The President entered the banquet hall at about 7 o’clock, had a prayer session with them for about ten minutes before serving them one after the other.

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The President explained that his intention is good and honourable and that money recovered will also be used to build infrastructure that will take care of the physically challenged.

Supreme Court Victory: Governor Ikpeazu Holds Re-dedication Service

Abia-ikpeazuAbia State has held her re-dedication service and victory thanksgiving for the affirmation of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s election victory.

In a speech at the Umuahia Township Stadium on Wednesday, Governor Ikpeazu promised to run an all inclusive government that would favour all and sundry of the state, as the victory celebration marked the end of all political exclusion.

He said: “Now is the time for all to come together to build the state irrespective of status and party inclination”.

Abians on their part, reeled out their expectations from the present administration that include a turnaround in trade and commerce, employment and inclusion of the physically challenged in his programme.

Governor Ikpeazu, however, said he would not relent in his efforts to ensure that the people get the desired dividend of democracy. he emphasised that he was a ‘governor for all’.

With expectations high, Abia State residents and citizens are looking forward to watch the government match its statements with actions and transform the state to an enviable height.

Anambra State First Lady Empowers 200 Physically Challenged

wife of the Anambra state governor, ebele obianoThe wife of the Anambra State Governor, Mrs Ebele Obiano, has distributed prosthetic limbs and empowering items to 200 physically challenged persons in the state.

During the fitting of the limbs at the Women Development Center, Awka, Anambra State capital, Mrs Obiano said the gesture was to enable them earn a better living.

The Governor’s wife sponsored the programme through her pet project, Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFÉ).

The first phase of the programme was held in December last year, with 300 physically challenged persons benefiting.

The women in the state appreciated the effort of Mrs Obiano, which they said uplifted the living condition of the physically challenged in the state.

Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joe Akabuike, in his remark, commended the state governor for efforts in reviving the hope of the down trodden in the state.

In addition to the artificial limbs, the beneficiaries were also given computers, laptops, and grinding machines among other empowerment items.

Mrs Obiano also asked graduates with disabilities, who finished in the last six years, to submit their personal details to her office through their respective local government chairmen for employment.

According to her, the state government is set to give jobs to 1,000 physically challenged persons.

Katsina Governor’s Wife Distributes Food Items To Physically Challenged

Governor's WifeThe wife of the Katsina State Governor, Fatima Shema, has appealed to Nigerians and corporate organizations to continue to reach out to the physically challenged members of the society.

Mrs Shema made the appeal when she distributed food items and other materials to over 2,000 physically challenged and less privileged people across the state.

This has become a yearly practice to ameliorate the sufferings of some of the downtrodden and physically challenged members of the society.

Based on the National Bureau of Statistics, Katsina State is one of the poorest states in the country with a 74.5% poverty rate.

Further worsening the situation in the state is the high number of physically challenged people in the state.

The wife of the State Governor noted that there needs to be a multifaceted approach to fighting the endemic poverty in the state and at the same time help the needy in the society.

The Governor’s wife also advocated the need for philanthropists and corporate organizations to contribute in assisting the less privileged members of the society.