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Emir warns low-income earners against polygamy

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Alhaji Attahiru Ahmed, Emir of Anka in Zamfara, has cautioned low-income earners against marrying more than one wife.

Ahmed, who gave the warning on Sunday in Anka, said that multiple marriages were worsening the economic situation of the poor and making them even poorer.

He spoke during the distribution of some women empowerment items donated by Hajia Aisha Bello-Matawalle, wife of the state governor.

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The items were distributed to women from Anka, Bakura, Bukuyyum, Gummi, Maradun and Talata-Mafara local governments areas in Zamfara West Senatorial District.

“Civil servants on a salary of N15,000 a month marry more than one wife and end up raising families they cannot catter for.

“It is this attitude that is responsible for increasing out-of-school children because the parents cannot shoulder the responsibility.

“People should marry in accordance with their earnings to ensure that their children have sound education and good moral background,” he counselled.

The emir advised beneficiaries of the gesture to make good use of their packages in order to be economically-self reliant and support their families.

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Various speakers, in their remarks at the occasion, commended the governor’s wife for the gesture and expressed optimism that it would aid the war against poverty and improve living standards in the rural settlements.

They also urged people to plan their lives in accordance with their means.

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2020 Childrens’ Day: NGO distributes diapers to pregnant mothers in Bauchi

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2020 Childrens’ Day: NGO distributes diapers to pregnant mothers in Bauchi

A Bauchi-based Non-Governmental Organization ‘Child is Gold’ Foundation on Wednesday distributed diapers to some pregnant women in the state to mark this year’s  International Children’s Day.

The Field Officer of the foundation, Mr Ishiaya Nuhu,  said the gesture was to remind women of the health rights of the children.

According to him, mothers were selected as targeted beneficiaries in appreciation of their commitment to child development in the state.

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Nuhu said that during the distribution of the items, which took place at the Yelwa Domiciliary PHC, women were sensitised on how to take proper care of their children.

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“The NGO gave out diapers to over 50 pregnant women and we also sensitized them on the health rights of children.

“This includes personal hygiene, proper use of diapers and discipline to our leaders of tomorrow,” he said.

Speaking to newsmen after the occasion, some beneficiaries, Mrs Fatima Ismail and Mrs Hajara Maiwada, thanked the organisation for the assistance.

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They said the information provided on regular changing of diapers, hygiene and exclusive breastfeeding, would help them immensely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Trump’s a fool, an absolute fool, says Joe Biden

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday called his Republican rival Donald Trump an “absolute fool” for not wearing a mask at a series of recent public events, saying his lack of leadership on the issue is “costing peoples’ lives.”

The decision whether to wear a face mask in public has emerged as a national political battle, and the two presidential candidates have adopted very different approaches.

Biden’s decision to wear a mask outdoors on Memorial Day at his first public event since March caught the attention of Trump, who retweeted an image of Biden at the event accompanied by a comment: “This might help explain why Trump doesn’t like to wear a mask in public.”

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The president has resisted wearing masks in front of cameras at series of public events, including on Memorial Day.

“He’s a fool, an absolute fool to talk that way. Every leading doc in the world says you should be wearing a mask in a crowd,” Biden said in a taped interview with CNN.

Biden called Trump’s behaviour “macho stuff” and falsely masculine actions that were costing people’s lives.

The president said on Tuesday he thought it was “very unusual” that Biden wore the mask on Memorial Day since he was outside in good weather.

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White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said Trump was not shaming anyone. Biden’s outing on Monday was his first in several weeks. The 77-year-old candidate has been staying at home because of the pandemic. Trump, who has restarted his travel schedule in recent weeks, has knocked the Democrat for not leaving his house.

“The president is excited to see that Joe emerged from the basement. It is a bit peculiar though that, in his basement, right next to his wife, he’s not wearing a mask, but he’s wearing one outdoors when he’s socially distanced. So I think that there was a discrepancy there,” she told reporters.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where social distancing measures are hard to maintain. The guidelines do not suggest wearing masks at home.

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McEnany said Biden’s choice to wear a mask did not strike Trump as “a very data-driven decision.”

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2020 Children’s Day: Monarch’s wife donates palliatives to school for blind in Ekiti

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2020 Children’s Day: Monarch’s wife donates palliatives to school for blind in Ekiti

The traditional ruler of Apomu in Osun’s wife, Olori Janet Afolabi, has donated face masks and noodles to the children of Government Special School for the blind, Ikere-Ekiti.

Presenting the items on Wednesday in Ikere-Ekiti, Ikere Local Government Area (LGA), Afolabi said many families find it difficult to feed their children following the effect of the COVID-19.

Olori Janet said the reason she focused on the children was because of their plight, especially at this time of the COVID–19 pandemic, ravaging the world.

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Her Royal Highness said that many communities in Apomu Land, in Isokan LGA of the state had benefited from the gesture.

“I decided to extend the kindness to students of the School for the Blind, Ikere-Ekiti because of their special needs.

“We have distributed cartoons of noodles to indigent children in Apomu community. The packages were given to the children in their various suburbs.

“We are also extending act of kindness to some blind children in Ekiti today by donating 100 face masks and cartoons of noodles to Government Special School of the Blind in Ikere Ekiti,’’ she said.

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She, however, assured the school that the gift package was not a one-off exercise, adding that it would be done intermittently.

“As we celebrate 2020 Children’s Day, we should remember children in need and put a smile on their faces. We should give them hope for a greater tomorrow,” she added.

She also tasked parents and caregivers on the need to keep their children safe during this pandemic, urging them to educate their children on regular hand washing and social distancing.

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Receiving the items on behalf of the students, Mr Funso Olajide, the Secretary of People Living With Disabilities (PLWD), Ekiti chapter, thanked the donor for the gesture.

Olajide, who is also the Coordinator of an NGO, Disability Not A Barrier Initiative (DINABI), promised that the items would be used for the purpose they were meant for.

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