Story Of Ahmad, The 30-Year-Old Man Locked Up By Parents For 7 Years
Ahmad Aliyu, the 30-year-old man locked up by his parents for seven years for alleged drug abuse, was a football coach in his local community in Farawa Arewa of Mariri in Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano State according to neighbours and associates. Farawa Quarters is a rural community populated by poor people involved in mainly menial activities, including petty trading and “okada” (commercial motorbike) operations.
When reporters visited the community on Saturday, it found the area deserted and his family house locked up as his father, Aminu Ibrahim, and his wife had been arrested by the police for allegedly locking him up for years without care. Within the neighbourhood, some persons gathered in groups and discussed the development. Ahmad and his immediate younger brother, Sagir Aminu, moved in with their father and his wife from Zoo Road Quarters, Kano, to Farawa Arewa some 10 years ago after the death of their mother.
Some of the neighbours confirmed that Ahmad was on drugs before his solitary confinement. His brother, Sagir, said apart from being a drug addict, Ahmad was into ‘daba’ (thuggery) and always engaged in street fights that left him with scars on the body. He said as a result of Ahmad’s drug addiction, his father took him to a rehabilitation centre with a view to help him quit the habit. Sagir claimed that his brother got sick at the rehabilitation centre and was brought home unable to walk about five years ago. He said that several attempts to get him cured from the sickness failed and his father decided to confine him to enable him being administered drugs.
Nollywood actress Omotola tests positive for COVID-19, now in isolation
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has revealed that she tested positive for COVID-19. The veteran actress made this known on Saturday via her verified Instagram account. The 42-year-old actress, however, noted that she is currently in isolation and now getting better.
She said: “Hello All, I know Mist if you Have been Wondering where I’ve been. “Well, I Contracted COVID. I have been ill, in Isolation and Now getting better. “More on these details of this soon.” Omotola who is known for her remarkable humanitarian efforts also commented on the recent killings by trailers on Lagos roads. She urged Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to take actions that will stop the sad incidents like that of Immaculate Okochu crushed to death in Lagos, months to her wedding.
Omotola wrote: “However, I have been Reading on the devastating News of How our Youths are Needlessly Dieing getting crushed by Trailers/containers! This is disheartening and has made my heart really troubled! This can happen to ANYONE and Enforcements can’t be taken lightly on this Gov @jidesanwoolu !!! Please do something!!!!!”
BREAKING: DSS Invites Former Speaker, Ghali Umar Na’abba, For Criticising Buhari’s Government
former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’abba, has been invited by the Department of State Services over the interview he granted Channels Television on Thursday regarding the agenda of the National Consultative Front to bring about a new Nigeria that works for all.
Spokesperson for the group, Dr Tanko Yunusa, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday. He said the former Speaker had decided to honour the DSS invitation on Monday by 12:00pm.
Recall that Na’abba had accused President Muhammadu Buhari of turning Nigeria into a failed state, describing him as an irresponsive and incompetent leader in the history of the country.
Blame Service Chiefs Not Buhari For Banditry – Katsina Governor
Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, on Saturday blamed Service Chiefs for the perpetuation of banditry in the state.
According to Masari, President Muhammadu Buhari has done all it takes to ensure security in the region. He made the remarks while presenting a N10 million economic empowerment cheque to 1,000 women and N7 million scholarship support cheque to 701 students in the Rimi Local Government Area of the state.
The Governor said he couldn’t understand why they haven’t done more to help the region since they (the Service Chiefs) were all Northerners. He also said the bandits are now camouflaging and living with the people.
Klopp wins Premier League manager of the season
Jurgen Klopp has been named Premier League manager of the season after guiding the club to their first league title in three decades.
The 53-year-old German beat Chelsea’s Frank Lampard, Leicester City’s Brendan Rodgers, who Klopp replaced at Liverpool in 2015, and Sheffield United’s Chris Wilder. Liverpool coasted to the title, they narrowly lost out on to Manchester City in the previous campaign.
They garnered 99 points, winning 32 of their 38 league games, to finish 18 points clear of Manchester City. Klopp, who coached Liverpool to the Champions League trophy in the 2018/19 season, picked up in July the League Manager’s Association manager of the year award. The Premier League award – Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold won the young player gong on Friday — is a cumulation of votes from the public combined with those of a panel of football experts.
Ganduje: I’m committed to the fight against corruption
Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, says he will not be involved in the prosecution of any political office holder in the state.
The governor spoke during a visit to the state’s Public Complaint and Anti Corruption Commission on Saturday. Ganduje, who said his administration is committed to the fight against corruption, urged the commission not to compromise in the anti-graft war.
“Whosoever falls into the commission’s trap should face the consequence. I will have nothing to do with it. I will not interfere with any case whosoever might be involved,” he said. “With the way corruption is fighting back and the fight against corruption being an agenda of President Muhammad Buhari, the federal government cannot fight it alone. It needs domestication in the states and the local governments to succeed.” In his remark, Muhyi Magaji, chairman of the commission, commended the governor for his “commitment to the anti-graft war”.