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NIGERIAN WOMEN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION RALLY AGAINST DIABETES

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Women doctors rally against diabetes in Rivers

In line with the 2017 World Diabetes Day with the theme, Women and Diabetes, the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria, Rivers State branch has called on Nigerians to go for regular check-ups for Diabetes, adding that Diabetes can be prevented.

The fight against diabetes in Rivers State is on.

The President elect of the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria, Rivers State branch, Dr. Vetty Agala gave the advice during the Diabetes campaign in Port Harcourt adding that regular exercise reduces Diabetes.

Nigerian Medical Women Association taking the fight against diabetes to the streets in Port Harcourt

“This walk is in celebration of World Diabetes Day. The Medical Women Association of Nigeria, Rivers state branch (MWAN) decided to walk the talk. We found out that women carry a huge burden of diabetes, women are carers, they are the ones that get pregnant and also look after the children. If the women are better informed the risk of diabetes reduces. Steps for preventing Diabetes is check your risks / get screened, eat healthy, and exercise just as we have walked from UST Round about down to Mile one market.

Dr. VETTY AGALA also said that the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria, Rivers State branch, (MWAN) is partnering with some facilities like the New Mile 1 Clinic, Orogbum health centre, Mini / Mile 3 health centre, Meridian Hospital, First Rivers Hospital, Potts Johnson health centre, Britwaite Memorial Specialists Hospital (BMSH) among others.

“If you are pregnant as a woman you can register in these facilities and we have free screening for diabetes and if you are found to have diabetes, we can cascade your management to the secondary level and to the tertiary level because we have workers that are trained to manage diabetes in order for us to have healthy babies and healthy mothers. Diabetes causes a lot of complications in pregnancy and outside pregnancy and we are also working in Khana, Ahoada, Okrika, Obio/Akpor LGAs”.

Also speaking, the representative of the International Federation of women lawyers Barr. KEMI OGUNNOKE also stressed on the need for regular check-ups. Continue reading

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WOMEN PHYSICIANS IN RIVERS STATE ADVOCATE REGULAR CHECK-UPS AND EXERCISE TO PUT DIABETES AWAY

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Women physicians rally against diabetes

Women doctors against diabetes in Rivers

In line with the 2017 World Diabetes Day with the theme, Women and Diabetes.

The Nigeria Medical Women Association, Rivers State branch has called on Nigerians to go on regular check-ups for Diabetes adding that the disease can be prevented.

Nigerian Medical Women Association taking the fight against diabetes to the streets in Port Harcourt.

The chairperson of the Nigeria Medical Association, Rivers state branch, Dr. Vetty Agala gave the advice during the Diabetes campaign by Nigerian Medical Women Association (MWAN) in Port Harcourt adding that regular exercise reduces Diabetes.

“This walk is in celebration of World Diabetes Day, the Nigerian Medical Women Association (MWAN) decided to walk the talk. We found out that women carried a huge burden of diabetes. We found out that women are carers, they are the ones that get pregnant and also look after children. If the women are better informed the risk of diabetes reduces. One of the steps for preventing Diabetes is exercise. So, today we walk from UST Round about down to Mile one market.

The fight against diabetes in Rivers State is on

Dr. VETTY AGALA also said that the Nigerian Medical Women Association (MWAN) is partnering with some facilities like the MNMMeridian Hospitals, New Mile 1 Clinic and other health centres for free screening for pregnant women.

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6TH ZIK LECTURE : GOVERNOR WIKE CANVASSES FOR NATIONAL UNITY

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on all Nigerians to work towards the promotion of the country’s unity and corporate existence.

The governor also condemned the overzealousness of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris who withdrew the security detail of the Anambra State Governor, saying that no amount of intimidation will solve the challenges of Nigeria.

Speaking during the 6th Zik Lecture Series in honour of the First President of Nigeria, Rt Hon Nnamdi Azikiwe on Thursday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Governor Wike who was chairman of the occasion said : “Irrespective of the side of the political and social divide we may belong, we all share a common responsibility as leaders and ordinary people to advance and preserve the unity and corporate existence of Nigeria, which for me, is the greatest honour we can ever give to the memory of the Great Zik of Africa.

“But in committing ourselves to this mission, we cannot also continue to deny the challenges that we presently face as a nation and the choice that we must make to preserve the nation’s unity in the midst of increasing agitations for political and economic restructuring sweeping across the country. ”

The governor said like every other pluralistic, multi-cultural and multi-religious society, Nigeria’s diversity remains the abiding source of the country’s collective strength and resilience.

Governor Wike added: “However, our diversity is under severe stress and even becoming rather a threat to our collective progress because of embedded fault lines in the existing political and economic structures of the country.

“Unfortunately, our failures as a people to resolve these structural defects continue to trouble and negate national cohesion and development. For, it is vain to expect peace in injustice; unity in inequity and progress where governance is bereft of accountability, respect for the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary, and where national institutions are easily politicized, weakened and rendered ineffective.”

The governor commended Senator Ben Obi for the very creative initiative as well as the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka for providing the intellectual platform for the effective propagation of the timeless ideas and enduring values of the Great Zik of Africa. Continue reading

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2017 NIGER DELTA YOUTH FESTIVAL AND EXHIBITION BEGINS

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Chairman of the Niger Delta Youths, Emmanuel Amefuela leading his group to visit the Rivers State Governor at Government House, Port Harcourt.

The 2017 Niger Delta youth Festival and Exhibition has started its 3- day event in Port Harcourt where different youths from the Niger Delta region came together to campaign against female genital mutilation, kidnapping, and cultism with the theme: ‘say no to Violence’

The chairman of the local organizing committee of the Niger Delta Youth Festival and Exhibition 2017 Nigeria, Emmanuel Amefuela urged youths to embrace peace and desist from violence and other social vices just as he debunked the belief that Niger Delta states are violent states.

” Over time people see Niger Delta states as violent. We want to demonstrate to the people that Niger Delta is peaceful , starting from Rivers state. Investors should come to Niger Delta states and do their businesses, nobody will harass you. You can all see the youths in Niger Delta doing this youth carnival starting from today Wednesday 15, November”.

“Our region is peaceful”says Emmanuel Amefuela.

Emmanuel Amefuela who is also the chairman of Youth Congress, Rivers state chapter. He gave this advice to youths while speaking with journalists during the start of the Niger Delta Youth Festival and Exhibition.

In his part, Nnadi Bestman the project coordinator advised Nigerian government to use agriculture as the mainstay of its economy. As part of the developmental effort of his group, he said there will be workshop and seminar to train the youths on different vocational skills. Mr. Bestman urged the youths to be peaceful in the society.

Niger Delta youths say no to kidnapping

“We want to tell the world that Niger Delta people are hard working, that apart from the crude oil resources, we can still survive. We now deem it necessary as a body to impact the habits of self empowerment, which will enable youths to be self employed. Youths should be peaceful and should not vandalise government and private properties. They should portray a good image. We want to appeal to the government to see how they can assist the youth for a better youth tomorrow. We have written a letter to the states and federal government that we should go back again to agriculture which has been the mainstay of Nigeria’s economy. If we go back to agriculture the mind set of oil will not be there anymore and with agriculture we can make impact”.

Niger Delta Youths display their acrobatic skills

Also speaking, the Director of Finance of the 2017 national Youth Festival and Exhibition, Lawal Mutui from Ondo state said the festival is to sensitize the youth to say no to violence.

“The reason for this festival is to sensitize our youth to say no to violence. Without peace things will not work the way its planned. The country will grow if there is peace”.

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POPE FRANCIS AUCTIONS LAMBORGHINI SPORTS CAR GIFT TO SUPPORT CHARITY

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Pope Francis as put up a Lamborghini sports car given to him as gift for auction to raise money for charity, which many have praised as exemplary action. The taste of the Pope is famously frugal. He is known for driving modest cars, like Fords, and Fiats brands.

Pope Francis blesses the white Lamborghini given to him as gift before auction

It is believed that the white painted Lamborghini sports car is valued at 180,000 euros. The proceeds of the car would be used to fund the rebuilding of homes and churches for Christians in Iraq destroyed by ISIL fighters, especially at the Nineveh plains where fighting drove out thousands of Christians.

Pope Francis Lamborghini sports car gift being auctioned for charity

According to the Papacy, this action would help the faithful return back home from exile. The funds would also help fight against the trafficking of migrant women and provide medical aid for many poor people in parts of Africa. Continue reading

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YOUTHS ADVISED TO KEEP THEIR FOCUS – RT. COMRADE OMANEYIN PG-COLLINS

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Ahead of the 2019 general elections some social organizations are calling on youths to be peaceful and engage in meaningful activities.

Our correspondent reports that the national President, Association of Non Violence, Peace and Ambassador of Niger Delta, (a.k.a, Camp-five), Rt. Comrade OMANEYIN PG-COLLINS has advised youths to be peaceful and not to indulge in election violence.

“My advice for youths is for them to engage themselves meaningfully, they should not be used as tools in the hands of politicians. If they engage themselves meaningfully, definitely they will live a better and prosperous life. Now the question is, after the elections, how are the youths been carried along, how have they been incorporated into the society? The answer is; after the elections they dump them by the waste side meaning they are no longer useful. If you are working or engaging yourselves in productive ventures, sincerely, you would not have time for violence or hijacking of ballot papers”.

Rt. Comrade OMANEYIN PG-COLLINS also called on the Presidency, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the various state governments within the Niger Delta region to engage the youths in agriculture as it will boost the economy.

“I’m calling on the Presidency, NDDC and the states government to conduct free and fair elections. We should not pay with our lives, most especially the blood of the youth. We are totally against it. We are shunning violence and embracing peace to ensure that there is development in our land. Continue reading

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YOUTH EMPOWERMENT, GOVERNOR WIKE PROMISES SUPPORT

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Youths have been advised to sustain their support for the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike as he consolidates on programmes to empower youths across the state.

Speaking during a mentorship programme organised by the Young Aspiring Network (YALN) on Tuesday in PortHarcourt , Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor , Simeon Nwakaudu said that Governor Wike believes in youth empowerment, hence his investments in education, vocational training and the setting up of a Real Madrid Affiliated Football Academy in the state.

The Media Aide noted that the Rivers State Governor has already initiated the process of paying bursaries to Rivers Students because of his commitment to the education of youths.

He stated that since 2015, Governor Wike has ensured that all projects executed by his administration have indigenous job creation components infused in them for the purpose of engaging the youths.

He informed youths that plans have been concluded to implement the job creation programme pledged by the governor for all polling units across the state. Continue reading

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YOUTHS BE CREATIVE, SAYS RIVERS DEPUTY GOVERNOR, BANIGO

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Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo has
urged Young People in the State to be creative and be the best they
can be in their endeavours.

Dr. Banigo stated this while speaking at a book launch titled
Sharpening your Edge written by Mr. Daniel Tomoni Solomon of the
Government House Press in Port Harcourt.

The Deputy Governor said the Nyesom Ezenwo Wike led Administration is
always willing to encourage and engage youths in positive
ventures.”When youths engage in positive activities it gives us joy
that is why we love to encourage them” she stressed.

According to the Deputy Governor, “we want our young ones to be
creative in the arts, in ICT, excel in the sciences, technology,
engineering and mathematics so they can fulfil their God given
destinies”. Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS : 93 YEARS OLD ZIMBABWEAN PRESIDENT, ROBERT MUGABE SACKED, RULING PARTY CONFIRMS

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Deposed President Robert Mugabe. Photo credit : buzzsouthafrica

Africa’s longest serving President Robert Gabriel Mugabe and family was this early morning taken into custody by the Zimbabwean military after soldiers marched into the capital city of Harare.

Several key state institutions were taken over by the Army, including the State Television.

According to tweets from the BBC, the Army denied carrying out a coup, “Ruling party Zanu_pf say Mugabe “detained “ but “safe”. – Party tweets: “There was no coup, only a bloodless transition. – Emmerson Mnangagwa made Interim President.

Mugabe’s fall from power was predicted after he fell out with his longtime ally Mnangagwa, his vice President.

Political pundits believe that the ZANU PF political leadership was not in support of Mugabe’s intention of transferring power to his wife, Grace Mugabe. Continue reading

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DIABETES DEPRIVES US THE OPPORTUNITY TO A BETTER AND HEALTHY FUTURE, SAYS PROFESSOR CHIKE

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Every 14th day of November is marked globally as the World’s Diabetes Day. This year’s  theme is Women and Diabetes- our Right to a healthy future.

Our correspondent ELFREDAH K-ALERECHI reports that the commissioner of Health in Rivers State, Professor Princewill Chike at a sensitization forum marking the World Diabetes Day at Aldgate Hotel Port Harcourt said that Diabetes is caused by lack of insensitivity resulting in high blood pressure just as he stressed on the need for parents to attend antenatal as it reduces Diabetes.

‘ it is caused by Insulin (an endocrine hormone) lack of insensitivity resulting to hyperglycemia (high blood pressure), Polyuria, polydipsia with glucose, lipid, protein metabolism.’

Prof. Chike made this call during a press briefing on World Diabetes Day just as he says over 23,000 people are suffering from Diabetes in Rivers State adding that symptoms of diabetes includes Polyuria, glucosuria, thirst, weight loss, blurring of vision, priapism etc.

“In 2011-2016, there are about over 23,000 people living with Diabetes in Rivers state.It can occurs in pregnancy that are predisposed due to other hormones secreted in pregnancy that are antagonistic to the action of Insulin. Basically, there are three types of Diabetes Mellitus; Insulin dependent Diabetes Mellitus-type 1, Non Insulin Diabetes Mellitus-type 11and Gestational diabetes mellitus”

The health commissioner also stressed the need for urgent need for women of childbearing age, pregnant women and the general population to seek screening, diagnosis and appropriate treatment to people with Diabetes. Continue reading

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