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Lady, mocked for having crossed eyes, shares amazing transformation photo


A lady who had crossed eyes has shared her amazing transformation photo after narrating how she was bullied and stigmatized because of the eyes.

She has now gotten her confidence back after undergoing surgery.

She shared how much being called out for her crossed eyes affected her, how she cried to sleep most nights, hated herself and God until 2016 when she had her surgery.

She shared her story on Twitter with the handle @Elsea20 and wrote:

“I remember every other day before February 22nd 2016 and I’m super happy cause God showed out for me.
The Chelsea that everyone referred to as Anya 4:30. A lot of people called me that Even family and each time they did it ate a tiny piece of my heart out.

wasn’t easy and nobody could even tell cause I was one of the happiest and jovial people you would ever meet but I mostly cried my self to sleep every night cause It was hard. Nobody! I mean nobody ever knew how hard it was for me. I was beginning to hate myself and question God

But as a normal human being, I had my breaking point. If nothing happened at that point I was willing to take my life. While I was in 200level someone jokingly called me that and I stomped out of class and walked straight to my mum’s office and I broke down. I couldn’t hold it in

All the anger, sadness and depression I’d been penting up for years my mother got to see it in one day. It broke her heart and she literally started crying with me. It even made me cry more. She called the driver we got to my hostel and headed straight home for a family meeting

When I got home I unpacked and I started telling my dad everything and how I was always bullied and shamed. My dad isn’t even one to show so much emotions but I could read his expression and it made me cry all over again. He was sad. He asked me what I wanted to do

And I told him that I wanted get surgery. That I’ve been reading about it and all. He asked me to go back to school and finish the semester that we would travel in summer and know if we can find other solutions or better alternatives. Summer call me and I went with my dad

Got there and realized that surgery was my only resort. So he came back to Nigeria and I stayed back and fixed all the doctors appointments and got it done. I had to even defer my admission in uni for one year. I was even willing to do it for seven years or more. I didn’t care

The family I had abroad was so helpful especially my big sister and it wouldn’t have been possible without her. I came back better, stronger and my confidence level got so boosted eh I didn’t even realize it was that low. Guys this is my story. I’m so thankful to God for every!

The friends I had pre-surgery were so supportive but nobody really knew how I felt. I couldn’t even speak up about it because I felt no one would understand. I saw a tweet about not calling someone with Down syndrome an imbecile and It triggered me.

We should really try even tho I know it can be hard to always put ourselves in someone else’s shoes. Most people that called me those names didn’t even know the effect it had on me. It’s not easy but pls let’s try not to body shame or any kind of shaming at all.”

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JUST IN: FG reviews nationwide curfew



Motorists spend the night at Osborne Road in Ikoyi for violating curfew order

The Federal Government has reviewed the curfew dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed to curtail the spread of the coronavirus disease.

The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, stated this during a briefing in Abuja on Monday.

He said the PTF has reviewed the 8 pm-6 am curfew earlier announced by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) during his address on April 27.

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Aliyu said the curfew would now be between 10 pm and 4 am daily.

He said:

“Effective from Tuesday, June 2, the easing of the lockdown will be characterised by the following:

“The nationwide curfew will remain in place but the timing will be reduced to 10pm to 4am.

“Just to clarify, the purpose of the curfew is to limit social interaction and therefore reduce the spread of the virus.

“Persons that are on essential duty including but not limited to those involved in the provision of health services, media services and critical infrastructure are exempted.”

The national coordinator stressed that the goal of the review is to allow the full restoration of the Nigerian economy.

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After years of racism, white community kneel, beg Blacks for forgiveness (Video)



A video shared online shows the moment White people went on their knees to beg Black people for forgiveness for all the years of racism they have suffered.

Houstonians gathered Sunday, May 31, at Cuney Homes in the Third Ward to pray for the family of George Floyd following his murder.

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During the prayer, the White people in attendance knelt down and asked for forgiveness for years of racism.

The Black community accepted the apology and joined them in prayer.

Watch the heartwarming video below:

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COVID-19: Ekiti inaugurates 400-testing capacity mobile laboratory



The Ekiti government, on Monday, inaugurated a 400-testing capacity mobile laboratory to ease the testing of COVID-19 cases in the state.

According to Gov. Kayode Fayemi, this is part of steps to curtail further spread of the pandemic in the state.
Newsmen report that the laboratory, installed at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Ado-Ekiti, was in partnership with 54gene, a company set up to provide genomic data for Africa.

Reports have it that this was coming barely a month after the government unveiled the state COVID-19 Response Hub, a Geographic Information System-based application, created to manage data on the pandemic in the state.

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Speaking at the occasion, the governor said with the installation and inauguration of the laboratory, the state now had the capacity to test up to 400 cases daily.

He said that the laboratory was fully equipped with vital testing instruments and bio-safety materials, including an autoclave, bio-safety cabinet, centrifuge, heating blocks, vortexes, pipettes and PCR machines to support COVID-19 testing.

He said that 54gene would also furnish the government with operational support and molecular scientists, with the necessary skills to handle the instruments in the mobile laboratory.

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Fayemi said that the state would now be conducting tests in all the 16 local government areas to facilitate early detection of COVID-19 and ensure timely and adequate treatment of an infected person.

He said that the laboratory would remain in the state, even after the pandemic might have abated and would be used as a fully-functional molecular laboratory.

This, according to him, will bolster the state’s molecular testing capabilities, adding the facility might be used by medical researchers and clinicians in the state in the event of a future outbreak of any disease aside coronavirus.

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In addition, the laboratory was pioneered by 54gene, a health technology company accredited by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which is already testing for COVID-19 in Lagos, Kano and Ogun states.

The initiative is also one of the interventions being facilitated by the state COVID-19 Response Resource Mobilisation Committee, set up by the governor, to attract an effective support base and respond to the threats posed by the global pandemic.

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