2 BABA’S MANAGEMENT TEAM DEBUNKS PREGNANCY RUMOUR FROM FEMALE BANKER

14/08/22

DANIELS G.O

2BABA’S MANAGEMENT TEAM DEBUNKS PREGNANCY RUMOUR FROM FEMALE BANKER

Few days after the speculations of alleged 2 Baba impregnating another lady, The management team of Afrobeats singer Innocent Ujah Idibia 2Baba as popularly called has denied the rumour.

2Baba’s manager Efe Omorogbe in a statement released via his Instagram account on Saturday August 13, 2022 described the report as a malicious one that should be disregarded by the public and fans of the African Queen, If Love Is A Crime, Amaka hit maker.

Omorogbe’s statement reads:

“It is understandable for fans, friends and concerned members of the public to get curious and seek to know why @official2baba posted an apology to his wife, @annieidibia1, family and management a few days ago.

“We would like to put it on record that the ‘why’ is exactly what was explicitly spelt out in the same post – the pressure of almost a quarter of a century of superstardom and a wish to focus on making music without the burden of high expectations of a role model.

“Reports of him getting anyone pregnant are false and malicious and we urge well-meaning media platforms and members of the public to completely disregard such. It is fake news.

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“Many would recall that this fictitious banker character has been repeatedly getting e-pregnant for @official2baba every two or three years since 2014. There is no iota of truth in this allegation”.

The news of 2Baba allegedly impregnating an unidentified banker went viral during the week; saying the artiste is expecting his 8th child from a 4th lady.

The news went viral on social media days after 2Baba tendered an apology to his wife and family for the embarrassment he has caused them in the past; which left social media trolls speculating.

NDLEA UNCOVERS DRUGS WORTH BILLIONS OF NAIRA WRAPPED IN …

14/08/22

PRESS RELEASE

NDLEA UNCOVERS 442 PARCELS OF CRYSTAL METH IN HEADS OF SMOKED FISH IN LAGOS AS RETURNEE EXCRETES 77 WRAPS OF COCAINE AT ENUGU AIRPORT
. INTERCEPTS 1.1MILLION TRAMADOL TABS IN KADUNA, OTHERS IN LAGOS, KANO

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have uncovered over Four Hundred parcels of Crystal Methamphetamine concealed in heads of fishes packed in cartons for export to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates through the SAHCO shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos.

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The NDLEA spokesman Femi Babafemi said, the 11.90kg consignment was brought to the SAHCO export shed of the airport on Friday 5th August by a freight agent, Adekunle Oluwapelumi Paul, 32, from Yagba West LGA, Kogi State, who was promptly arrested upon the discovery that the seven cartons he presented for export contained parcels of the dangerous drug wrapped with foil paper and concealed in the heads of hundreds of smoked catfish.

The following day, Saturday 6th August, another consignment containing 1.45kg cannabis concealed inside granulated melon and crayfish and packed among other food condiments going to Dubai, UAE was also intercepted by NDLEA operatives who arrested the freight agent, Ajisefini Lateef that presented the cargo for export at the SAHCO shed. The 39-year-old agent is from Abeokuta West LGA, Ogun State.

Meanwhile, anti-narcotic officers at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu have arrested a 50-year-old Mgbeobuna Victor Eberechukwu for ingesting 77 pellets of cocaine. He was arrested on Saturday 6th Aug following his arrival from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia onboard an Ethiopian airline flight.
The suspect who hails from Idemili South LGA, Anambra state passed out the 77 wraps of the illicit drug in eight excretions spanning four days.

In Kaduna, three suspects: Saifullahi Sani, Salisu Nafi’u and Abdulrazaq Mamman, were arrested in Zaria on Thursday 11th Aug. with One Million One Hundred and Twelve Thousand Three Hundred and Fifty (1,112,350) tablets of Tramadol (225mg and 100mg) weighing 38.3kg.

In Kano, a female drug dealer, Saratu Abdullahi, 28, fromWurno council area of the state was nabbed at Hotoro with 541 blocks of cannabis weighing 245kg.

In Lagos, NDLEA operatives recovered a total of 1,773.25kg cannabis sativa at Ebutte-Meta and Akala in Mushin areas of the state in separate raid operations between 9th and 10th Aug. At the Tincan seaport in Lagos, 86 parcels of cannabis indica (Colorado) weighing 43kg were recovered from a 40ft container during a joint examination with Customs and other security agencies. The illegal consignment seized on Friday 12th Aug came from Toronto via Montreal, Canada and concealed in two drums inside a Mercedes Benz SUV in the container.

In Abia, two suspects: Nnanna Ijo, 58, and Orji Uguru, 29, were arrested on Friday 12th Aug. with various quantities of cannabis, heroin and cocaine at Nde-Agbai, Abiriba, a week after Nnanna was released from detention over a similar offence committed in June.

CELEBRITY WEDDING “GOSPEL SINGER MERCY CHINWO SIGNS DOTTED LINES WITH HEARTTHROB BLESSED UZOCHIKWA

14/08/22

DANIELS G.O

GOSPEL SINGER MERCY CHINWO SAYS I DO TO HER HEARTTHROB BLESSED UZOCHIKWA

Rivers State born Nigerian female gospel singer Mercy Chinwo has tied the knots with her Delta State born husband Pastor Blessed Uzochikwa of the Water Brooks Church Lekki Lagos at a church ceremony held Saturday August 13, 2022 in Port Harcourt Rivers State.

The couple on Friday had their traditional wedding; representing their tribes as family friends colleagues and loved ones felicitate with the couple.

Entertainment personalities Waje, Bankole Wellington Banky W and wife Adesua, comic act Chigurl, gospel singers Joe Praize, Pita Sings among others were in attendance.

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Nigeria Commissions World Class Biorepository Laboratory For Diesase Surveillance With Support From US Government

12/08/22

DANIELS G.O

PRESS RELEASE

U.S. Supports Nigeria’s Disease Surveillance and Response Efforts.

Lagos —On Thursday, U.S. Consul General Will Stevens joined senior Nigerian public health officials at the commissioning of an upgraded Biorepository laboratory at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control’s Central Public Health Laboratory in Yaba, Lagos.

The expansion and equipping of the Biorepository were supported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S. CDC) through COVID-19 CARES Act funding.

In addition to the provision of equipment and medical supplies, the U.S. CDC supported the training of staff of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) to improve local capacity in managing the laboratory.

In his remarks, Consul General Stevens noted that the new facility will support Nigeria’s disease control efforts through the cataloguing and storing of blood samples for future use, such as testing to improve the detection and surveillance of new, emerging, and reemerging diseases.

He expressed optimism that the upgraded Biorepository laboratory will support Nigeria’s readiness for future epidemic and pandemic responses. “Today’s commissioning is a major accomplishment of the strategic partnership between the United States and Nigeria to support health security and respond to disease threats,” Consul General Stevens said.

Consul General Stevens highlighted the U.S-Nigeria longstanding partnership with Nigerian health institutions to implement key public health programs, evaluate disease surveillance and response efforts, and contribute to reinforcing the existing public health infrastructure.

“Since 2004, the United States and Nigeria have partnered to improve laboratory networks, systems, and services. These collaborations have consistently yielded results as the nation’s laboratory capacity continues to grow in quantity and quality,” he added.

The Biorepository laboratory project was implemented in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria.

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CANCER CONTROL: UNFPA PARTNERS LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT TO TRAIN HEALTH WORKERS ON BREAST & CERVICAL CANCER…          Screen Over 53,000 Women For Cervical Cancer

11/08/22

DANIELS G.O PUBLISHER

PRESS RELEASE

No fewer than 200 health workers drawn from 60 public health facilities including the State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), 15 General Hospitals and 44 Primary Health Care Centres have been trained to provide breast and cervical cancer screening for citizens in their facilities.

The eight days training program which ended Monday 8th Of August 2022 was sponsored by the Lagos State Government in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to increase access to cancer screening services in all State health facilities.

Speaking at the close of the capacity building workshop, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Olusegun Ogboye noted that partnership between the State Government and UNFPA on cancer control program is geared towards making cancer screening services more accessible and readily available in public health facilities in Lagos.

Ogboye who was represented by the Director Disease Control in the Lagos State Ministry of Health, Dr. Rotimi Agbolagorite explained that the capacity building workshop is part of a larger partnership support arrangement leveraging available resources to improve access to cancer screening services.

In his words: “The Ministry’s efforts to make cancer screening services more accessible and readily available in all State health facilities, has been further strengthened with the recent support from one of our development partners, UNFPA.

“Apart from the capacity building workshop for the 200 state health workers, the Ministry is being supported by UNFPA with the donation of 15,000 units of disposable speculums, 180 pieces couch rolls and 260 pieces of K-Y jelly which are requisite consumable for the provision of effective breast and cervical cancer screening and management services.”

He added that UNFPA is also supporting the State Government to improve community sensitization and public enlightenment on the availability of free breast and cervical cancer screening services in 60 designated public health facilities across the State.

The Permanent Secretary disclosed that the State government has so far screened a total of 53,762 women since inception of the free breast and cervical cancer screening in the 60 designated health facilities

“A total of 53,762 women have been screened since inception, out of which a total of 2,635 representing 4.9% of women screened were screened positive for cervical precancerous lesions and 2,348 (89%) of these positively screened women were treated with thermal ablation and saved from possibly developing cervical cancer in the future. Furthermore, a total of 99 women representing 0.2 % of the total women screened were referred with suspicious lesions and possible early stages of cancer, for prompt diagnosis and early treatment which would result in an improved management outcome”, he said.

Earlier, the Head of Office, Lagos Liason Office, UNFPA, Dr. Omolaso Omosehin who was represented by Maternal and Family Planning Analyst, UNFPA, Dr. Akinkunmi Akinbajo commended Lagos State for improving access to cervical and breast cancer screening services noting that the State has continued to blaze the trail in providing access to maternal and child health services.

He said: “At the UNFPA, we are very glad to support the Lagos State Government in this training of 200 health workers across 60 health facilities, and we are glad to improve access to cancer screening generally. As we all know the leading causes of cancer mortality in women are the breast and cervix, and if we can tackle this, then we are sure that our women will live longer and be able to protect and provide for their families.

“By so doing, we will also have affected a lot of other targets of the SDGs. This particular training is linked to SDG 3.7; ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health, and again it is contributing goal 3.4 which is preventing and ending all forms of mortality from non-communicable diseases. So we are glad to be supporting Lagos”

Omosehin pledged the support of UNFPA to deepen partnership with Lagos beyond the present 60 free cancer screening sites adding that the UNFPA will do more to improve access to breast and cervical cancer screening services.

He also restated the commitment of UNFPA to achieving three zeros by 2030, explaining that the aim is to achieve zero preventable maternal deaths which is why the UNFPA is supporting the cancer control program.

“The second zero is to end all unmet needs of family planning and the third zero is to eradicate all forms of gender based violence against women which include female genital mutilation, early child marriage and harmful traditional practices”, he noted.

In her remarks, the Lagos State Focal person, Cancer Control Program, Dr. Abosede Wellington explained that the best way to prevent breast and cervical cancer is through early and regular screening noting that early detection of breast and cervical cancer will lead to a better management which will go a long way in saving lives.

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She urged women to visit any of the 60 cancer screening sites located across the State to avail themselves of the opportunity of the free breast and cervical cancer screening exercise being provided by the state government.

“Breast and cervical cancers are cancers that are very common in our environment and the best way we can catch them early and save the lives of our mothers, sisters and daughters who die from cancer is through screening and early detection. The best way to prevent cancer is through early and regular screening. In Lagos state we provide free breast and cervical screening services and these services are available in 60 health facilities across the 20 LGA in the state”. she said.

A participant, Evelyn Olufunke applauded the state government for the organizing the highly impactful capacity building workshop noting her resolve to enlighten clients on the need to submit for breast and cervical screening has been boosted with the training program

“The responsibility falls on us health workers to go back to the community to educate and mobilize citizens to go for screening.

She explained further that the training has also improved her knowledge of breast and cervical cancer screening adding that the take home from the training is a commitment to cascade the knowledge shared at the workshop to other health workers.

NOVELIST/FILM DIRECTOR BIYI BANDELE DIES AT 54*

SUN SET @ NOON

The family of ace Nigerian film director playwright storyteller and novelist Biyi Bandele has asked members of the public to respect their privacy as they mourn the loss of the talented writer and filmmaker who died on Sunday August 7 2022 in Lagos.

The deceased’s daughter Temi Bandele who made the announcement via the late movie director’s Facebook said the 54 year old Half Of A Yellow Sun film director’s legacy will leave on through his work.

“As Biyi’s daughter, I am heartbroken to share the sudden and unexpected death on Sunday 7th of August in Lagos of my father Biyi Bandele

Biyi was a prodigiously talented writer and film-maker, as well as a loyal friend and beloved father. He was a storyteller to his bones, with an unblinking perspective, singular voice and wisdom which spoke boldly through all of his art, in poetry, novels, plays and on screen. He told stories which made a profound impact and inspired many all over the world. His legacy will live on through his work.

He was taken from us much too soon. He had already said so much so beautifully, and had so much more to say.

We ask everyone to please respect the privacy of his family and friends as we grieve his loss.”

Temi Bandele

Biyi’s Facebook account is now being run by family and close friends

The late Biyi Bandele alongside Kenneth Gyang directed the 2022 Nigerian thriller series Blood Sisters starring Nollywood actors Ramsey Nouah Ini Dima-Okojie Wale Ojo Tope Tadela Kate Henshaw Kehinde Bankole Nancy Isime Gabriel Afolayan Deyemi Okanlawon among other actors.

He has to his credit books such as Marching For Fausa, The King’s Rifle, The Sympathetic Undertaker and Other Dreams, Two Horsemen, The Street among other authored books.

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BBN SEASON 7: BIG BROTHER DISQUALIFIES EX MISS NIGERIA; BEAUTY FROM REALITY TV SHOW, EVICTS TWO OTHERS.

08/08/22

DANIELSG.O

The organizers of Nigerian Reality TV show Big Brother Naija has disqualified 24 years old Ex Miss Nigeria 2019; Beauty Etsanyi Tukura from its Season 7 Level Up Competition.

Big Brother announced Beauty’s disqualification minutes before the Sunday live eviction show for her unruly behavior after the Saturday night party.

Beauty who had last Sunday been issued a strike by Big Brother for her unruly behaviour in the Level Up House 2; was warned to desist from any violent act in the house which Big Brother described as flagrant disrespect to him, fellow housemates and the viewers.

The erring housemate Beauty however seems to have forgotten so quick the warnings handed down by Big Brother; where he clearly stated that no violent act will be tolerated; noting that two more strikes will amount to a disqualification from the show.

Beauty who is the love interest of Groovy; a fellow Level Up 2 housemate had warned her supposed guy not to dance at the Saturday night party with Chomzy a housemate in the Level Up House 1 whom she’s not comfortable with being around her guy.

Groovy at the party however danced with a couple of female housemates including Chomzy which angered the ex beauty queen; an issue she lost her cool over and became violent; not just throwing tantrums at Groovy but almost damaged his microphone when the drama ensued.

Beauty Tukura’s disqualification did not just shake up the Level Up 2 House(Trenches) the eviction of their fellow housemates Christy O and Cyph from the BBNAIJA Season 7 show left housemates in the Trenches in a sad mood.

Meanwhile, two new housemates Rachael and Chizzy have been introduced into the competition whom Big Brother referred to as his RIDERS; meaning Big Brother’s agents in the house.

The two riders Chizzy and Rachael are allowed to participate in any game alongside fellow housemates but cannot compete for the star prize; they however can be nominated for possible eviction but cannot be evicted as they are to remain in the competition till the end of the show.

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PASTOR ARRESTED WITH 3 DRUMS OF MKPURU MMIRI IN AKWA IBOM, AUSTRALIA, INDONESIA BOUND

08/08/22

DANIELSG.O

PRESS RELEASE

PASTOR ’ ARRESTED WITH 3 DRUMS OF MKPURU MMIRI IN AKWA IBOM, AUSTRALIA, INDONESIA BOUND METH CONSIGNMENTS INTERCEPTED
. 90-YEAR-OLD BANDITS ’ DRUG SUPPLIER, OTHERS ARRESTED AT LAGOS AIRPORT, 6 STATES

Suspected trans-border drug dealer, Pastor Anietie Okon Effiong has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, with three drums of crystal methamphetamine, locally called Mkpuru Mmiri, imported from India.

According to a statement signed by the agency’s spokesman Femi Babafemi says, the consignment weighing 90 kilograms and loaded into a commercial bus with registration number RSH 691XC at Ojuelegba in Lagos was intercepted during a stop and search operation along Umuahia – Ikot Ekpene highway on Saturday 6th August 2022.

The dangerous drug packed 30kg in each drum was meant for Pastor Anietie Okon Effiong, who was arrested in a follow up operation at Oron beach in Oron.
The recovered Meth drums were meant for onward delivery to the Republic of Cameroon.
This comes on the heels of four seizures of the same illicit substance weighing 4.074kg going to Australia, Indonesia and Philippines with a 3kg cannabis sativa heading to Dubai, United Arab Emirates at some courier companies in Lagos.
Femi added that, the consignments were concealed in body cream, hot burner iron and beads.

Meanwhile, in Sokoto, a 90-year-old retired soldier, Usman Adamu was arrested on Wednesday 3rd August in Mailalle, Sabon Birni LGA for supplying bandits illicit drugs.
At the time of his arrest, the suspect was caught with 5.1kg cannabis sativa.

At the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, a 37-year-old indigene of Ovia LGA, Edo State and resident in Italy; Solo Osamede has been arrested for ingesting 41 wraps of heroin. He was nabbed and taken into custody for excretion while attempting to board a Turkish Airline flight to Milan, Italy via Istanbul, Turkey on Saturday 30th July. The swallowed wraps of the illicit drug were recovered in four excretions, which the suspect completed on Monday 1st Aug.
Similarly, a female passenger Jatau Lydia Lami was arrested at the Lagos airport for attempting to export 1,700 tablets of Tramadol 225mg concealed in her luggage to Istanbul, Turkey via a Turkish Airline flight on Sunday 31st July.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect, a mother of three, hails from Zango Kataf LGA, Kaduna State and lives in Istanbul, Turkey with her family.
She blamed her action on pressure to raise N5million ransom to free her mother from the captivity of bandits who kidnapped her since June.

Also at the SAHCO export shed of the airport, attempts by some freight agents to export two consignments of cannabis in a consolidated cargo to Dubai, UAE on Thursday 4th Aug were thwarted by NDLEA operatives who have arrested two of them in follow up operations. They are: Oladipupo Oladapo Fatai and Animashaun Qudus, while two others are still at large.

In Zamfara, NDLEA operatives on Thursday 4th Aug intercepted a truck from Benin, Edo state enroute Sokoto with 50,000 tablets of Diazepam owned by a drug dealer, Umaru Attahiru, while in Kogi, 14 sacks containing 1,376 bottles of codeine based syrup weighing 190.4kg were seized along Okene-Abuja highway on Wednesday 3rd Aug. The exhibits were found in a delivery bus coming from Onitsha, Anambra and heading to Abuja. Follow up operation in Abuja same day led to the arrest of Jude Ikenna and Ozoemene Cornelius.

In Kaduna, four suspects: Sulaiman Rabi’u; Sanusi Sha’aibu; Ma’aruf Habibu and Christian Nnachor, were arrested in Zaria, Tafa and Romi Kaduna with 106, 770 tablets of Tramadol 225mg, Diazepam, Exol-5 and 100 bottles of codeine cough syrup.

In Enugu, 143.5kg cannabis sativa was recovered from locked up stores in new market area of the state capital on Saturday 6th Aug, while in Delta, a suspect, Ike Okparachi, 42, was arrested at Abraka Junction, Asaba with 10,550 tablets of Tramadol 225mg; Swinol; Rohypnol; and 3,105 bottles of codeine syrup as well as 69grams of Molly.

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LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT RESTATES COMMITMENT TO PROVIDE AND SUSTAIN BREASTFEEDING-FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT

5Th August 2022

DANIELS G.O

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LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT RESTATES COMMITMENT TO SUSTAIN EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING

Lagos State Government has once again restated its commitment to the provision and sustenance of a breastfeeding-friendly environment by strengthening the capacity of actors; including policy makers, healthcare providers, and community influencers to protect, promote and support breastfeeding across different levels of the society.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Olusegun Ogboye who disclosed this today at a Press Briefing to outline planned activities of the State Government to commemorate the Y2022 World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) celebration noted that the ultimate responsibility of government for this year’s WBW celebration is to inform, educate and empower the actors to provide and sustain breastfeeding-friendly environments.

He said: “The theme for Year 2022 World Breastfeeding Week is “Step Up for Breastfeeding: Educate and Support”; has been carefully selected as it explains our focus on strengthening the capacity of Actors that have to protect, promote and support breastfeeding across different levels of the Society. These actors make up the warm chain of support for breastfeeding, and they include: policy makers, healthcare providers, and Influencers in the communities”.

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The Permanent Secretary explained that WBW is designed to promote, protect and support Exclusive Breastfeeding Practices from first hour of birth up to six months of life; and sustains Breastfeeding for up to two years of age, in addition, to the inclusion of appropriate Complementary Feeding from six months of age for optimal growth and development.

Ogboye explained the main actions planned for the Breast Feeding Week Celebration are to Inform, Anchor, Engage and Galvanize support for breastfeeding practice which is key to achieving the sustainable development goals.

In his words: “The main action plan is to inform people about their role in strengthening the warm chain of support for breastfeeding; to anchor breastfeeding as part of good nutrition, food security and reduction of inequalities; to engage with individuals and organizations along the warm chain of support for breastfeeding and to galvanize actions on strengthening capacity of actors and systems for transformational change”.

The Permanent Secretary added that State Government strategies for a breastfeeding-friendly environment include; increasing public awareness on the importance of Exclusive Breastfeeding and Continued Breastfeeding with Complementary Feeding and ensuring that Breastfeeding information and counseling are easily accessible to caregivers at all healthcare service delivery points.

Others according him are; strengthening supportive supervision towards ensuring the promotion of Exclusive Breastfeeding at all public Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Private Health Facilities in Lagos State; building capacity of newly engaged Health Care Providers on Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) at Public Health Facilities; and Continuous Capacity building of Health Workers on Essential Newborn Care.

Speaking on the importance of Breastfeeding, Ogboye stated that Breastfeeding prevents hunger and malnutrition in all its forms and ensures food security for babies stressing that Breast milk is readily available, pure, safe and in the right mixture and adequate for babies.

“The importance of Breastfeeding as a child survival strategy especially in the first six months of life is known to be the catalyst for improving maternal and child health indices. Breast milk adds no economic burden on household income because it is freely given by nature. It is important to reiterate that breastfeeding is the key to attaining sustainable development goals”, he said.

Ogboye averred that Exclusive Breastfeeding is known to protect babies from severe complications arising from gastro-enteritis, pneumonia and other childhood killer diseases, explaining that about 60% of under-five mortalities are largely due to malnutrition caused by poor breastfeeding practices and inadequate complementary feeding.

“Though Lagos State fares better in breastfeeding data, such as Exclusive Breastfeeding Rate which is 51.8% (NDHS 2018) compared to the National figure of 29% (NDHS 2018). However, there is still a lot of work to be done by all of us to get to the National target of 65% by Year 2025”, the Permanent Secretary stated.

He therefore called for a collective responsibility for the fight against malnutrition as all hands must be on deck to ensure that all nursing mothers are supported to give the meal which nature has provided at no cost, pure, safe and in the right mixture adequate for babies.

While noting that the fight against malnutrition in children can only be won through collective efforts of all citizens, Ogboye task residents to ensure that all children are exclusively breastfed for the 1st six months of life, and thereafter followed by adequate complementary feeding with continued Breast Feeding for up to two years of age.

“I therefore direct this appeal to all our Executive Chairmen for LGAs/LCDAs, Community and Religious leaders, Market Women Associations, Professional Bodies, Parents, Elite Groups, and Community Based Organizations to actively support our nursing mothers in the community to effectively breast feed their babies.

“The survival of our children is our collective responsibility, and so this is a clarion call to action. All hands must be on deck to ensure our nursing mothers are supported to give the meal nature has provided to our children”, he concluded.

Speaking in the same vein, the Director, Family Health and Nutrition in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Folashade Oludara tasked nursing and breastfeeding mothers on the need to adopt proper positioning and attachment of the child when breast-feeding to allow for comfortability and prevent irritability.

“I want to encourage our nursing and breastfeeding mothers to always bring the baby to the breast and let them latch themselves. It is a common practice to lean the breast forward into the baby’s mouth, this is wrong and should be avoided, as this can lead to poor attachment. Your baby needs to get a big mouthful of breast. Placing your baby with their nose level with your nipple will encourage them to open their mouth wide and attach to the breast well”, She said.

Also present at the event were, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget, Mrs Abiola Liadi, who was represented by, Director, Economic Planning Mrs Simisola Otuyalo; Chairperson of Lagos State Chapter of Nutrition society of Nigeria (NSN), Mrs. Cecilia Penny,; State Coordinator , Lagos State Chapter of Civil Society Scaling Nutrition in Nigeria, Honourable Adebayo Adeyelu amongst others.

Abducted Nollywood Actors Cynthia Okereke And Clemson Cornel Regain Freedom

04/08/22

DANIELS G.O

The Actors Guild of Nigeria AGN has expressed gratitude to security operatives and members of the public who ensured the safe release of two of its members abducted Wednesday July 27, 2022 in Ozalla Town in Nkanu West Local Government area of Enugu State while returning from a movie shoot.

The guild on its official Instagram page Wednesday, August 3, 2022, said the actors Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel Agbogidi were set free by their abductors unhurt.

The National President AGN Emeka Rollas who announced the freedom of the actors noted that those who kidnapped Okereke and Clemson were touched by the spirit of God to set them free unharmed.

Rollas explained that the AGN has arranged for medical checks and psychological support for the actors advising its members to be security conscious and avoid going to the outskirts of cities to film except full security cover is provided.

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