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NGO sensitises women on exclusive breast feeding

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Centre for Youth Challenge and Initiative Development, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) in Nasarawa State, has tasked market women to embrace exclusive breast feeding considering its health benefits to their children.

The group’s Executive Director, Mr Yakubu Asso stated this on Monday during an awareness campaign on exclusive breast feeding and nutritional food for children in Shabu, near Lafia.

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Asso said that exclusive breast feeding was critical to the growth and development of children, hence the need of the sensitisation campaign.

“The essence of this programme is to educate you on the need to embrace exclusive breast feeding considering its benefit to children.

“You are to breast feed your child exclusively for six month after birth as this will help the child to grow mentally and physically thereby making them healthy, ” he said.

Asso also disclosed that the organisation had trained women on the use of Soybeans to prepare healthy  local delicacy that would facilitate the growth of children.

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He advised women, especially mothers to imbibe the culture of eating balanced diet, given it’s importance to both the mother and the baby.

He said the organisation was to initiate good health policies and programmes that would have direct bearing on the lives of Nigerians.

 

 

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Sokoto Govt awards N11bn flyovers, road contracts

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The Sokoto State Government on Wednesday approved N11 billion contracts for the construction of two dual carriage roads, flyover bridges, and township roads to ease traffic congestion and pave way for expansion in the metropolis.

Addressing newsmen after the state Executive Council meeting in Sokoto, the Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Isah Bajini-Galadanchi, said the approvals were made in recognition of public needs.

Bajini-Galadanci led the Commissioners for Land and Housing, Alhaji Bello Gwiwa; Finance, Alhaji Abdusamad Dasuki; and Health, Dr. Ali Inname, at the briefing.

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He said the flyovers would be constructed at Dandima round-about along Runjin Sambo road and Rijiyar Dorowa round-about which are densely populated areas and witnessing traffic holdups daily.

According to him, the Dandima flyover will cost N3.4 billion while Rijiyar Dorawa will cost N3.5 billion, and both have 24 months completion period.

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He added that the council approved the contract to transform Illela road to a dual-carriage road with a bridge on Rima river; awarded at N2.9 billion.

Bajini-Galadanci said another dual-carriage road contract was approved at N909 million for construction of Waziri Abbas road to Unguwar Rogo and Nakasari areas.

He said the dualization of Maituta road was also approved at the sum of N228 million, noting that the road projects have 18 months, 17 months, and five months completion dates, respectively.

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Speaking on the projects, the commissioner for finance said the council gave his ministry mandate on preparing all relevant documents and immediately mobilize the contractors to sites.

Dasuki assured that all contractors would be on-site in the next two weeks.

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COVID-19: Adamawa Govt fixes Aug. 4 for schools’ resumption

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The Adamawa Government has fixed Aug. 4, 2020, as the resumption date for students in primary six, as well as Junior  Secondary Schools (JSS) and Senior Secondary Schools (SSS) students that will be writing their terminal examinations.

This is contained in a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Education and Human Capital, Mrs. Wilbina Jackson, and made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Yola.

Jackson in the statement said,  “In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic the ministry wishes to inform parents and relevant stakeholders that  education must strive under all conditions.

“Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri has directed that the resumption date for the  2019/2020  Academic session in the state for the existing students in Primary six, JSS3  and SSS3 is Aug. 4, 2020.

“Subsequently, resumption is to be observed strictly within the necessary COVID-19 preventive guidelines as outlined by the  NCDC,” she said.

She listed the guidelines to include:  frequent and proper handwashing with soap or rubbing of hands with alcohol-based sanitizer, use of face masks, and maintaining physical and social distancing.

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“And in view of that, the ministry will liaise with critical stakeholders for smooth resumption,” Jackson said.

She called on traditional rulers, religious leaders, and other stakeholders to educate their wards and communities over the development.

The commissioner also advised proprietors of private schools to liaise with the ministry for guidance and direction before opening their schools.

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20-Year-Old Wife Finally reveals why she cut off husband’s Manhood in Taraba

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A 20-year-old woman,  Mrs. Halima Aliyu has been paraded for allegedly cutting off her husband’s genital over infidelity.
She was paraded on Wednesday by the Taraba State Police Command.
When asked during the parade, the lady told policemen that she cut the man’s private part because he has been unfaithful in their marriage.
Parading the suspect in Jalingo, the state capital, Public Relations Officer of the Command, DSP David Misal, disclosed that Mrs. Aliyu on July 1 cut off the private part of her husband, Umar Aliyu with a knife after a row a day before the incident.
He said the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.
Speaking in an interview with the suspect at the Police Headquarters in Jalingo, Mrs. Halima Aliyu said she decided to cut off her husband’s genital due to anger and constant quarrels over unfaithfulness.
“He knows I am a hot-tempered lady. Since we got married, it has always been one quarrel or another, people have always tried to settle the fights without success.
 
“When I got the information that he was cheating on me, the devil entered into my heart and I cut off his genitals. We have four children already. I am calling on women not to be too hot-tempered,” she said.
Also paraded at the police command were six kidnappers, one Facebook account hacker, and a job scammer, as well as some suspected armed robbers who the PPRO said, would soon be charged to court.
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