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Pharm. Abdulkareem Asuku Youth empowerment Foundation (PAAYEF)



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The Pharm. Abdulkareem Asuku Youth Empowerment Foundation (PAAYEF), is a Charity Foundation committed to the education and empowerment of the indigent child, youth and women. It is a Non-Governmental Organization which will partner with Schools, Hospitals, Motherless babies homes Clinics, Mosques, Churches, Government Ministries, Government Agencies and well meaning Nigerians and other NGOs, Charity foundations who wants to make positive impact in our country.

The Foundation through its educational outreach program, a project specifically designed to facilitate access to high-quality educational opportunities for children from several communities in Kogi State, Nigeria had paid WAEC fees for orphans and less privileged indigent students across Kogi Central and many from the other two senatorial districts last week and will be commencing the payment of tuition fees for less privileged higher institutions’ students, this week.

This Foundation provides educational experiences for young people in classrooms, libraries, after-school programs, qualification examinations, community-based etc., as well as supporting the professional development of the professionals and paraprofessionals who work with them.

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The outreach program started few years ago due to a pervasive lack of education in the country, particularly among young orphans and the less privileged. Most had never been enrolled in school; others had dropped out after a few years to help support their families and spent their days begging on the streets. The Asuku4GYB sponsors their school tuition fees, provides uniforms, shoes, school supplies, and computer trainings.

Currently the foundation through it’s Asuku4GYB Education Outreach Program is currently in it’s 8th season of Education Outreach;

• Season 1: In the first Outreach program, it was the payment of WAEC and NECO fees across community secondary schools in Kogi Central.

• Season 2: The tuition fees for tertiary institutions’ students from Kogi Central was fully bankrolled by the Outreach Program to enable them have a hitch free academic session.

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• Season 3: Free WAEC and NECO forms were bought and shared to students who could not afford them.

• Season 4: Free JAMB forms and registration for citizens of Kogi Central.

• Season 5: Three months free Computer training for over 150 youths from Kogi Central.

• Season 6: Payment of school fees for students in Tertiary institutions. In addition, the project research for those in Final year were fully funded by the Asuku4GYB Education Outreach Program.

• Season 7: Payment of WAEC and NECO fees for orphans and the less privileged in Kogi Central.

• Season 8: Payment of WAEC and NECO fees for orphans and the less privileged in Kogi Central and about to commence the payment of tuition fees for indigent students.

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The goals of the Foundation are:

• Empower young people and women through programming and mobilization in areas of Health, Environment, Sports development, education, skills and secured livelihood.

• To provide ophans and less privileged with the resources they need to attend school, because we believe that no child should be precluded from going to school for lack of basic school supplies, a clean uniform or shoes.

• To provide students with the support they need to have successful academic careers, because we recognize that, in addition to material resources, a great deal of academic, emotional, community-based support is required for them to thrive.

• To provide our children with the tools they need to prove to society that they can excel and become leaders in community irrespective of caste, gender and economic background.

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Toto/Gadabuke Lawmaker Lauds Shafa-Abakpa Women Folks For Promoting Peace, Unity And Cultural Heritage



President of Isanayisi Woman Association, Hajiya Aishatu presenting gift to the Lawmaker, Hon. Usman Labaran Shafa
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Toto/Gadabuke Lawmaker Lauds Shafa-Akpa Women Folks For Promoting Peace, Unity And Cultural Heritage

Yahaya Idris And Jameel Shafa Toto.

The women of Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, precisely Shafa-Abakpa women association has been commended for their initiative and commitment geared towards growth and community Development.

Hon Usman Labaran Shafa, Lawmaker representing Toto/Gadabuke constituency

Hon Usman Labaran Shafa, Lawmaker representing Toto/Gadabuke constituency

Speaking at a program to launch Isanayisi Women Association Shafa-Abakpa, the lawmaker praised the peaceful manner the women folk using the platform to promote peace, togetherness and attract meaningful developing to the community.

According to Hon. Shafa rapid growth and sustainable development of the state is a collective responsibility of every indigene including the women.

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He urged the women group to be committed to the association cause in order to succeed in their set goals, adding that they have written  their name in gold.

He said efforts are going to get more women involved in governance and call on them to continue to render their unflinching support and loyalty to the present administration which he described as the government of the women.

He said, “Government as an institution will make provision for an enabling environment, the private sector will work more on investments while the citizens will perform their obligations especially voting. “, he added.

Hon. Shafa said he was a former Vice Principal in GSS Shafa abakpa, which he said the cordial relationship between him the of the community has made him one of their sons, while charging the women leader of Isanayi association to move on and do more for the people.

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Hon. Shafa who is chairman House Committee on health matter and also Chaired the occasion donated the sum of 50,000 naira as part of his personal contribution to the association. He said his door is always open to accommodate constructive advise from any angles that may uplift the standard of Toto/Gadabuke constituency.

He assured the people of Shafa Abakpa of his maximum support and that his commitment for a better Toto LG is on course.

The event had in attendance the State Commissioner for Health, Hon. (Pharm) Ahmed Baba Yahaya, dignitaries across Toto LG and stakeholders in the area.

In her remark, President of the Isanayisi association, Hajiya Aishatu, thanked the lawmaker and all invited guests for coming down to Identify with them, saying their presence at the occasion contributed hugely to the success of the event.

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While showing her open love and appreciation on behalf of the women group presented Hon Usman Labaran Shafa with a gift item as part of their unique way of honouring their guest.

President of Isanayisi Woman Association, Hajiya Aishatu presenting gift to the Lawmaker, Hon. Usman Labaran Shafa

President of Isanayisi Woman Association, Hajiya Aishatu presenting gift to the Lawmaker, Hon. Usman Labaran Shafa

Highlight of event, Egbira cultural display, singing, dancing and presentation of gift and among others.

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Enyezi Community Decries The Lack Of Social Amenities, Umar Oseze Appeals To Govt., Relevant Agencies



Umar Oseze, community youth leader
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By Yahaya Idris, Toto.

Enyezi Community is situated within Toto district of the Local Government Area. It is a about 7 kms drive from the LG headquarters.

The community has existed for many years with a reasonable population of cohabitants.

Most worried part is the fact that despite the closeness of this community to the council headquarters, the inhabitants who are predominantly farmers are faced with challenges of accessibility to basic social amenities such as potable drinking water.

As result of lack of accessible amenities like the area had caused untold sufferings to members of the community particularly, the pregnant women.

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Speaking in an interview with, the youth leader in the area, Comrade Umar Oseze expressing worries over the unfortunate situation they find themselves called on the government and relevant agencies to come to their aids.

He also appealed to relevant agencies to fence the school and provided the community with primary healthcare among other.

“It is really disturbing that despite our proximity to Toto we find ourselves cut off from these social amenities.  Our community has existed for years. We want to feel the dividend of democracy. Our women are suffering going through distance kilometers before accessing potable drinking water, ”

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He commended the lawmaker representing the constituency, Hon. Usman Labaran Shafa for his effort and immerse contribution towards the development of the area.

Umar Oseze, community youth leader

Umar Oseze, community youth leader

He also appealed to the lawmaker not to be tired with their demand as he is the only one they have in Toto district that help can easily come from.


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Okorocha Fumes Over Forfeiture Order By Imo Govt., Says It Won’t Stand



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The former governor of Imo state and the Senator representing Imo West Senatorial district, yesterday challenged the Imo state government, on the interim forfeiture order said to be illegally acquired properties that it would not stand.

Okorocha declared this to newsmen in Owerri, through his Special Adviser on Media, Sam Onwuemeodo, while reacting on the court order of his “illegally acquired ” properties.

Okorocha claimed that the forfeiture order was belated and an afterthought.

According to Okorocha, “On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, the Imo State Government, with Chief Hope Uzodinma, as governor, through the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Chief C.O.C Akaolisa deceived one of the most thorough and highly respected Judges in the State Judiciary, Hon. Justice Fred Njemanze into granting an Interim Order of forfeiture of the ten properties they listed and owned by Senator Rochas Okorocha’s family.

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“Let us first and foremost, describe the Interim Order of forfeiture as belated, an after-thought and deceitful. It has further exposed the double-standard of what we have in Imo today as a State Government. And equally strengthened our Consistent claim that what is happening in Imo is a clear Case of Vendetta, envy, hatred and Conspiracy by the State government against Okorocha and his family.

“On Monday, February 22, 2021, a day after the Royal Palm Hotel incident, the governor, Chief Uzodinma met with President Mohammed Buhari. After the meeting, he met with the State House Correspondents. While briefing them, he said that Okorocha distorted the Owerri Master plan with the Royal Palm Hotel. He also talked about the mystery Whitepaper as the tool on which they had relied to invade and loot Okorocha’s properties.

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“The same Monday, the Commissioner for Lands, Chief Enyinnaya Onuegbu also told the world, while on Channels Television that the Royal Palm Hotel distorted the Owerri Master plan. While the fence and gate of the Reach FM Radio were pulled down because they blocked the road.”

“But in their application for an Interim Order of forfeiture last Wednesday, they never talked about the distortion of the Owerri Master plan again. They talked about illegally acquired properties.”

“This is why the order is an afterthought, belated and deceitful. And with this Court order after they had invaded, looted and destroyed the properties in question leveraging on the Whitepaper, it only showed that they had acted wrongly, arbitrarily and unlawfully right from the outset.”

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The former governor claimed that “Governor Uzodinma’s government also deceived the Court to give them an Order of interim forfeiture because they never let the Judge know that there has been an existing and valid High Court Judgement on the properties. In Suit No: HOW/947/2019, Hon. Justice T.N. Nzeukwu gave Judgement on these Properties on Monday, September 7, 2020. We are not talking about the Interim Order, but Judgement. And after looking at the facts on the ground, restrained the State Government agents over these Properties,” Okorocha said.

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