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Why Do Naija Girls Wear Waist Beads?

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Many men out there have been wondering why a lady would put on waist beads. The question of ‘why’ has given rise to so many answers which are somewhat hilarious. Some say it is a diabolic means for the ladies to woe men to their bedrooms for money while others say it is an ancient thunderbolt vaginal lock method through which virginity or sexual faithfulness is ensured in a young daughter or a married woman.

Well, a young lady on twitter by the name @The_Amirah has decided to share her own reason for wearing waist beads most of the time.

From her tweet, we can then see that aside other superstitious myths, waist bead can serve as a human body weight gauge in the African context to avoid obesity by taking deliberate actions once the beads go tighter on the waist. What do you think about waist bead(s)?

Ike Ani is a Freelance writer whose quest constantly is to relate happenings around the world to human daily living. He's also a song writer and singer, Acoustic Guitarist, and Teacher.

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Yobe state Declares ‘War’ On Open Defecation, Environmental Degradation

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Yobe State Government has declared war against open defecation, communicable diseases and environmental degradation through advocacy and community sensitization.

Declaring the war on Monday in Potiskum town, Governor Mai Mala Buni, represented by his Deputy Idi Barde Gubana, said the dangers and consequences of open defecation in the state ranging from infestation of diseases such as typhoid, cholera, malaria among others.

He said it has also negative effect on the environment by polluting the air with bad odor and making the land inhabitable.

“The significance of personal and community hygiene to safeguard human health is irrefutable; hence according to UNICEF 892,000,000 people are practicing open defecation world over.

“India is ranked first with high rate of open defecation in the world and Nigerian is second. While in Africa, Nigeria is ranked first.

“This among other reasons promoted President Muhammadu Buhari to signed Executive Order 009 on 21st November, 2019 and set a target for eradicating open defecation in Nigeria on or before 2025”, he noted.

In a bid to complement federal government’s effort, Governor Buni said the state government deemed it fit to take the advocacy campaign against the menace to the 17 local government areas to sensitize people on the dangers and negative consequences of open defecation.

According to him, the move is to protect the environment, culture, norms and values as people, adding to be an open defecation free society also reduces the incidence of disease and other anti social behaviour in the state.

“When open defecation is not properly managed, the diseases causing organism in human excreta find their way back to our food and water through run off, while in some instances houseflies can perch on these open excreta and settle on edibles, thereby infecting those that ingest the food or drinks”, Buni stressed.

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Coronavirus In Nigeria: NCDC Issues Warning On Gatherings As FG Approves National Sports Festival

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has warned that mass gatherings can cause the spread of infectious diseases including coronavirus.

The Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, said this in a chat with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja.

Ihekweazu noted that agency is constantly monitoring the epidemiological situation in the country.

He stated that NCDC recommends the cancellation of mass gatherings, in compliance with World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines.

“We are not advising the cancellation of gatherings, but our advice may change as the epidemiological situation evolves. This is assessed on a daily basis and regular updates can be found on www.covid19.ncdc.gov.ng”, he said.

The official listed gatherings that should be highly monitored.

The he explained included provision of “more entry and exit points, more food points, ensure hand-washing facilities with soap and water are readily available.”

Ihekweazu added that state ministries of health should be informed of such event and location assessed by officials.

The NCDC warning came hours the Nigerian government said it won’t stop the National Sports Festival in Edo State over coronavirus fears.

The event will be held in Benin from March 22 to April 1, 2020.

“Those who are looking in any way suspicious will be disallowed entry straightaway, so that they don’t pose any kind of risk to others until their symptoms are clear”, Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire, told the media .

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APC CRISIS: Drama As high Court Orders Gaidom To Assume Oshiomhole’s Office

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A Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court, has granted an interim order declaring Victor Giadom, acting National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to act as the party’s National Chairman.

The Judge, Justice Samira Bature gave the order on Monday after listening to an ex-parte motion filed by Mustapha Salihu, the party’s national vice chairman, north-east.

In the motion, Salihu had prayed the court to allow Giadom operate as APC’s acting National Chairman pending the decision of the party’s National Executive Council, NEC.

Salihu also prayed the court for an order restraining the APC and its officers or anyone from preventing Giadom from functioning as the acting chairman.

He noted that Gaidom should be allowed as acting Chairman pending the hearing of the motion on notice.

Justice Bature granted all the prayers sought by Salihu before adjourning the matter to March 20.

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