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UNICEF establishes 6 additional nutrition centres In Bauchi

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An IDP camp in Maiduguri, Borno state

UNICEF Field Office in Bauchi
has created six additional Community Management of Acute Malnutrition
(CMAM) centres, to cater for malnourished children, according to the
Chief Field Officer, Dr. Abdulai Kaikai. Kaikai,
who disclosed this on Wednesday in Bauchi, at a forum to mark this
year’s breastfeeding week, said that the centres would complement the
existing ones in Kirfi, Dambam and Katagum.

Represented by Philomina Irene, the
office’s Nutrition Specialist, he said that the new centres were
located in Bauchi, Warji, Tafawa Balewa, Gamawa, Itas Gadau and Darazo
Local Government Areas.
He said that
Nigeria had an exclusive breastfeeding rate of 17 per cent, meaning that
at least 5.4 million children were not exclusively breastfed.
According to him, 11 million children under five years are malnourished in Nigeria, leading to the death of 100,000 of them.
“Such losses translate to 12 billion dollars in the economy,” he explained.
The
official explained that 74 per cent of children, who are not
exclusively breastfed, were from families in the lowest income group in
Nigeria.
He expressed worry that only 25
per cent of mothers knew that new born babies should be given only
breast milk in the first six months of life, adding that superstitions,
cultural norms and other beliefs were hindering exclusive breastfeeding.
Kaikai called for behavioural change toward exclusive breastfeeding so as to curtail the effects of not doing so.
The
field officer called for friendly infants and young children feeding
practices, saying that UNICEF had already trained volunteer community
mobilisers, health workers and NGOs to support such practises.

Mr Adamu Gamawa, Executive Secretary, State Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA), in his remarks, said that the agency would establish nine additional nutrition monitoring centres in the state.
He said that the new centers would be sited in local government areas where such facilities were lacking.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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