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FIGHR TO TRAIN VOLUNTEERS ON GENDER BASED VIOLENCE
FIGHR TO TRAIN VOLUNTEERS ON GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

By Millicent Umoru-O

The Federation of International Gender and Human Right (FIGHR) a Division of the Maternal Care Project of United Nations (UN) Women Gambia, New York held its 2020 cohort Fellowship on Gender Based and Human Rights Violence (GBV) Advocacy program.

Gistflash gathered that the fellowship which is the first of its kind will be a joint venture, focusing on the development of the Global Ambassador Program as offered by Global Minds Connect (GMC) and Peer Advocacy Education Program as offered within FIGHR. This cohort offers to assist GMC and their pledge to educate and embark on ‘‘One Million Ambassadors’’ to help eradicate GBV and governing bodies of the African Union, ECOWAS and the United Nations in their effort of ending Gender Based Violence, internationally.

The Founder and Lead Advocate, FIGHR, Dr Ameena Ali, during the FIGHR 2020 Gender Based Violence Advocacy Fellowship organized to raise Global Youth Ambassadors said the mission of the fellowership, amongst others is to make sure there is a voice for all those affected by Gender based violence. Adding that the vision is to be a solution to GBV and empower the younger generations with education and knowledge in eradicating GBV.

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Dr. Ameena said the inaugural meeting is to introduce the participants and also give an insight on what the 12 weeks training will entail.

adding that, the training will all be done virtually and after the training, participants will be certified as well as become Ambassadors for Gender Based Violence in their countries.

The virtual meeting featured participants from different countries, including Nigeria, Ghana, India, South Sudan, Afganistan etc.

She urged all to take the 12 weeks training seriously so as to be able to teach and advocate for the eradication of Gender Based Violence in their various countries. She noted that, a certificate will be issued at the end of the training

According to Dr. Ameena, after the 12 weeks training, Ambassadors will be required to go out and teach, enlighten as well as help people in both urban and rural areas to know more about Gender Based Violence and assist in eradicating it.

She further stated that the certificate will facilitate the registration of Non Governmental organisation (NGOs) and Community Service Organisations (CSOs), as that will help the ambassadors reach out to the needed audience. The training which started on 4th of August, 2020 will run till October 2020.

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US Election 2020: Top Republicans dismiss Trump’s refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses to Joe Biden

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Top Republicans have dismissed US President Donald Trump’s stunning refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power if he loses the election to Joe Biden this November.

On Wednesday September 23, Trump refused to commit to providing a peaceful transition of power after Election Day, lending further fuel to concerns he may not relinquish his office should he lose in November, but many  Republicans on Capitol Hill, have now downplayed the remarks as merely rhetoric while others deflected questions about Trump’s comments.

No American president has refused to transmit power since 1792 so
Trump’s suggestion threatens a fundamental principle of American democracy.

“The President says crazy stuff. We’ve always had a peaceful transition of power. It’s not going to change,” said Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska.

US 2020: Top Republicans dismiss Trump

House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday insisted he is not concerned by the remarks.

“Let me be very clear to you: It’ll be peaceful,” McCarthy said, adding, “no questions, no qualms, no concerns, it’s going to be peaceful.”

The No. 2 Senate Republican, John Thune of South Dakota, told CNN.

“Republicans believe in the rule of law, we believe in the Constitution, and that’s what dictates what happens (in) … our election process and so yes,” 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (pictured below) weighed in on Thursday, although he didn’t mention the president by name in a Thursday tweet.

US 2020: Top Republicans dismiss Trump

“The winner of the November 3rd election will be inaugurated on January 20th. There will be an orderly transition just as there has been every four years since 1792,” 

Mitt Romney of Utah, the only Senate Republican who voted to convict Trump during the President’s impeachment trial, said:

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“Fundamental to democracy is the peaceful transition of power; without that, there is Belarus. Any suggestion that a president might not respect this Constitutional guarantee is both unthinkable and unacceptable,” 

Sen. Susan Collins, said she is “confident that we will see it occur once again.”, referring to a smooth transition of power.

“I don’t know what his thinking was, but we have always had a controlled transition between administrations. And I’m certain that if there’s a change in administrations, that we have the calmness as well. It’s fundamental to our democracy,” she said.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, in a difficult reelection race in South Carolina, said: “It will happen,” referring to an orderly transition. “I’m not worried about that. It’s the least of my concerns.”

Graham added: “If there’s a court challenge to the election, it will be decided in court. And the loser of the challenge will accept the results.”

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Humanitarian Affairs Minister, Sadiya Farouq, Marries Chief Of Air Staff, Abubakar, In Secret Ceremony

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Humanitarian Affairs Minister, Sadiya Farouq, Marries Chief Of Air Staff, Abubakar, In Secret Ceremony
Humanitarian Affairs Minister, Sadiya Farouq, Marries Chief Of Air Staff, Abubakar, In Secret Ceremony

About one year after grabbing the headlines for being President Muhammadu Buhari’s potential bride, Nigeria’s Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has tied the nuptial knots, with Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, in a secret ceremony in Abuja.

The news set the entire media space on fire, leaving many disappointed at the end when the purported wedding never became a reality.

Perhaps to fully banish the ghost of that rumour and keep it several radius away from her husband,

it was reliably gathered that Farouq and Abubakar’s wedding was facilitated by the First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, apparently in a self-saving move.

Although, it was rumoured that she dated and was planning to marry Buhari last year, Farouq,

who had been around the President since she was a teenager, has never dated the retired military general.

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Farouq and Abubakar proceeded to cement their relationship last Friday in the private ceremony.

The minister, who clocks 46 on November 5, has never been married and has no children.

The Chief of Air Staff, who is from Bauchi State, on the other hand, has 10 children from two wives – one of whom he has since divorced.

The two have kept their marriage a secret just the same way their relationship escaped public radar.

Farouq was appointed minister by President Buhari in 2019 while Abubakar, who is among service chiefs Nigerians have asked the,

Commander-In-Chief to fire for their poor tackling of insecurity in the country, has been in office since July 2015.

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Edo 2020: Heavy Crowd Welcomes Wike In Port Harcourt After Delivering Edo To PDP

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike was welcomed to a rousing reception at the Port Harcourt International Airport on Sunday after successfully delivering Edo State to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Wike left Port Harcourt on Friday to lead the Godwin Obaseki reelection Situation Room in Benin, returned to Rivers State, Sunday.

He was received by the Deputy Governor, Ipalibo Harry Banigo, leaders of the PDP, State Lawmakers, members of the State Executive Council, and a host of others, including women and youth groups.  

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The Governor’s supporters converged to celebrate the party’s victory in the just concluded Edo governorship election, in which Wike served as the National Chairman of the campaign council.

Speaking at the Port Harcourt International Airport Wike, commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the police over their conduct during the Edo Governorship Election.

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The Governor also commended the people of Edo State for ending godfatherism with the re-election of Governor Godwin Obaseki

With the re-election of Governor Obaseki, the entire South-South region is now completely PDP.

“What this means is that the entire South-South can now speak with one voice on issues concerning us,” he added.

 

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