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Move to criminalise rejection of polio vaccines gains support

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THE apathy and misunderstanding of the objectives of the anti-polio campaign is gradually giving way to a well-co-ordinated assault on the childhood disease.
States and traditional rulers, who earlier oppo…

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THE apathy and misunderstanding of the objectives of the anti-polio campaign is gradually giving way to a well-co-ordinated assault on the childhood disease.

States and traditional rulers, who earlier opposed the exercise over fears of foreign powers’ attempt to check the population of their people, have joined the campaign to strip polio naked.

To demonstrate that their support for the scheme goes beyond mere statements, the states and traditional rulers apart from mobilising their subjects for the exercise are even pushing for a law that would make it an offence for parents or guardians to disallow their children and wards from receiving Oral Polio Vaccines (OPV).

Some governors and monarchs, who spoke with The Guardian on the immunisation scheme, said the proposed law should make it mandatory for parents to immunise their children against polio and for its rejection to attract punishment.

In fact, some concerned states have gone ahead to enact laws that make immunisation against child diseases mandatory and the rejection of the vaccines a punishable offence.

Bauchi, Benue, Rivers and Jigawa states are in the fore-front of efforts of have a legal frame-work for the anti-polio campaign. The Rivers State government is using the child’s rights to achieve the goals while Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, has sent a bill to the House of Assembly seeking the lawmakers’ consent to make immunisation free and compulsory.

But there is a general belief that a law passed by the National Assembly making immunisation compulsory and its rejection an offence would produce the desired results.

Some state governors and health officials, who spoke with The Guardian on the renewed assault on polio, urged the two arms of the federal legislature to add a legal bite to the campaign.

And despite the security challenges in the country, the Federal Government through the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) and the Presidential Task Force on Polio Eradication (PTPE) have broken fresh grounds in the just concluded four-day National Immunisation Plus Days (NIPDs).

The Guardian’s appraisal of the exercise across the country showed that over 80 per cent of the target population was reached.

It was also learnt that the virus had continued to spread in the country because of the rejection of the vaccines due to the perception by a section of the country that it is a Greek gift from the West to check Nigeria’s population.

To ensure effective coverage and guarantee vaccine administration, the Benue State governor, Gabriel Suswam, has appealed to the National Assembly to enact a law that enhances children’s rights to immunisation.

The Emir of Dass, Alhaji Usman Bilyaminu Othman, who doubles as Bauchi State Chairman of the Traditional Rulers Committee on Polio Eradication, however blamed the fresh outbreak of wild polio virus in Gamawa Local Council on the care-free attitude of some parents to the health needs of their children.

He said laws regarding defaulters of polio immunisation were underway, and when enacted, would deal decisively with offenders.

Chairman, PTPE and Minister of State for Health, Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate, told The Guardian that “though there were challenges, the last nationwide campaign was a huge success. I am impressed with the success we recorded, especially in the high-risk states of Borno and Yobe. The Federal Government has assured the people and government of the states in the North with new polio cases of its full support in the current efforts to ensure peace, stability and well-being of the entire people of the state.

The National Polio Free Torch Campaign was launched in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, on Monday, April 1, 2012.

The task force is mandated to fast-track the eradication of polio in the country and ensure a better outcome on the nation’s health indices, especially on primary healthcare system.

The Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Ado Muhammad, said successful launching of the polio torch campaign by the minister’s team and the partners was a clear indication that Borno was safe for all activities.

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“My wife is pregnant, I just wanted to see her” – Man cries uncontrollably after his car was vandalized by hoodlums who attacked #Endsars protesters (Video)

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“My wife is pregnant, I just wanted to see her” – Man cries uncontrollably after his car was vandalized by hoodlums who attacked #Endsars protesters (Video)

A Nigerian man has broken down in tears after his car was vandalized by hoodlums who attacked #endsars protesters in Abuja.

READ: #BBNaija 2018: Lolu suffers uncontrollable Erection while on bed with Anto (Video)

In a video going viral on social media, the heartbroken man was seen crying uncontrollably, while narrating the incident.

He mentioned that his wife is currently pregnant and he was on his way to see her when the hoodlums attacked, smashed and vandalized his car.

READ: Heartbreaking video of Jimoh Isaiq’s father weeping uncontrollably after his son was killed at an #EndSARS protest in Ogbomoso(Opens in a new browser tab)

“I’m so pained mehn! I didn’t deserve this. I didn’t do shit to these guys. Just to find a gridlock here, I’m just going to see my wife. My wife is pregnant, I just wanted to go and see her”, he lamented.

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We can’t Afford to lose the Essence Life’s due to SARS and Police Brutality in Nigerian NO MORE HIDING PLACE for the Nigeria Police & SARS

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Gabaghi Sunday Agbede also known as Donblaqwifi is an Afro-beat/pop upcoming artiste song writer and music producer based in the United start of America.
Donblaqwifi as he’s famously called didn’t just jump into music. Before music, Donblaqwifi graduated with an Accounting degree from Northeastern university in the United state of America.
“I just want to say big thanks to Folarin Falana famously known as “Falz” and Douglas jack Agu famously known as “Runtown” for leading the protest supporting #Endsars and #policeBrutality in Nigeria.
“Also big thanks to every single individual that came out for the protest. Enough is Enough is time for our voices to be heard in Nigeria.
Regardless of whatever that is happening in Nigeria including the Government and president the only people that can make Nigeria a better country is the Youth. The change we are looking is in our hands . It’s time for Nigerian Youths to come together as one and fight for the change.
The only way we can fight bad Government and bad president is peaceful protest. Nigerian is the richest Country in Africa still we are suffering, No electricity, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Police, SARS are Harassing innocent citizens.
Enough is Enough. We the Nigerian youth need to come together and fight for change.
United we stand”
#EndSARS and #EndPoliceBrutality
IG: iamdonblaqwifi
YouTube:Donblaqwifi

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Minister Of Labour, Festus Keyamo Backs #EndSARSProtest

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My Driver Was Killed During #EndSARS Protest In Abuja: Keyamo
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Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo has expressed support for the protest against operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigeria Police Force.

Keyamo said aggrieved Nigerians must be allowed to embark on a peaceful protest over issues they feel aggrieved over.

In a tweet, the minister insisted that peaceful protest was a democratic culture.

Also Read: BREAKING: #EndSARS Protest Turns Violent In Osun

In the last few days, cities across the country have witnessed protests against the illegal activities of the SARS unit which has resulted in harassment, extortion, and maiming of citizens.

Reacting to the ongoing protests, Keyamo wrote on his twitter page:

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Move to criminalise rejection of polio vaccines gains support

Campaign effective amidst security challenges
THE apathy and misunderstanding of the objectives of the anti-polio campaign is gradually giving way to a well-co-ordinated assault on the childhood disease.
States and traditional rulers, who earlier oppo…

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Why You Should Buy YouTube Views Cheap

Mohammed-Ali-PateCampaign effective amidst security challenges

THE apathy and misunderstanding of the objectives of the anti-polio campaign is gradually giving way to a well-co-ordinated assault on the childhood disease.

States and traditional rulers, who earlier opposed the exercise over fears of foreign powers’ attempt to check the population of their people, have joined the campaign to strip polio naked.

To demonstrate that their support for the scheme goes beyond mere statements, the states and traditional rulers apart from mobilising their subjects for the exercise are even pushing for a law that would make it an offence for parents or guardians to disallow their children and wards from receiving Oral Polio Vaccines (OPV).

Some governors and monarchs, who spoke with The Guardian on the immunisation scheme, said the proposed law should make it mandatory for parents to immunise their children against polio and for its rejection to attract punishment.

In fact, some concerned states have gone ahead to enact laws that make immunisation against child diseases mandatory and the rejection of the vaccines a punishable offence.

Bauchi, Benue, Rivers and Jigawa states are in the fore-front of efforts of have a legal frame-work for the anti-polio campaign. The Rivers State government is using the child’s rights to achieve the goals while Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, has sent a bill to the House of Assembly seeking the lawmakers’ consent to make immunisation free and compulsory.

But there is a general belief that a law passed by the National Assembly making immunisation compulsory and its rejection an offence would produce the desired results.

Some state governors and health officials, who spoke with The Guardian on the renewed assault on polio, urged the two arms of the federal legislature to add a legal bite to the campaign.

And despite the security challenges in the country, the Federal Government through the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) and the Presidential Task Force on Polio Eradication (PTPE) have broken fresh grounds in the just concluded four-day National Immunisation Plus Days (NIPDs).

The Guardian’s appraisal of the exercise across the country showed that over 80 per cent of the target population was reached.

It was also learnt that the virus had continued to spread in the country because of the rejection of the vaccines due to the perception by a section of the country that it is a Greek gift from the West to check Nigeria’s population.

To ensure effective coverage and guarantee vaccine administration, the Benue State governor, Gabriel Suswam, has appealed to the National Assembly to enact a law that enhances children’s rights to immunisation.

The Emir of Dass, Alhaji Usman Bilyaminu Othman, who doubles as Bauchi State Chairman of the Traditional Rulers Committee on Polio Eradication, however blamed the fresh outbreak of wild polio virus in Gamawa Local Council on the care-free attitude of some parents to the health needs of their children.

He said laws regarding defaulters of polio immunisation were underway, and when enacted, would deal decisively with offenders.

Chairman, PTPE and Minister of State for Health, Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate, told The Guardian that “though there were challenges, the last nationwide campaign was a huge success. I am impressed with the success we recorded, especially in the high-risk states of Borno and Yobe. The Federal Government has assured the people and government of the states in the North with new polio cases of its full support in the current efforts to ensure peace, stability and well-being of the entire people of the state.

The National Polio Free Torch Campaign was launched in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, on Monday, April 1, 2012.

The task force is mandated to fast-track the eradication of polio in the country and ensure a better outcome on the nation’s health indices, especially on primary healthcare system.

The Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Ado Muhammad, said successful launching of the polio torch campaign by the minister’s team and the partners was a clear indication that Borno was safe for all activities.

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“My wife is pregnant, I just wanted to see her” – Man cries uncontrollably after his car was vandalized by hoodlums who attacked #Endsars protesters (Video)

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“My wife is pregnant, I just wanted to see her” – Man cries uncontrollably after his car was vandalized by hoodlums who attacked #Endsars protesters (Video)

A Nigerian man has broken down in tears after his car was vandalized by hoodlums who attacked #endsars protesters in Abuja.

READ: #BBNaija 2018: Lolu suffers uncontrollable Erection while on bed with Anto (Video)

In a video going viral on social media, the heartbroken man was seen crying uncontrollably, while narrating the incident.

He mentioned that his wife is currently pregnant and he was on his way to see her when the hoodlums attacked, smashed and vandalized his car.

READ: Heartbreaking video of Jimoh Isaiq’s father weeping uncontrollably after his son was killed at an #EndSARS protest in Ogbomoso(Opens in a new browser tab)

“I’m so pained mehn! I didn’t deserve this. I didn’t do shit to these guys. Just to find a gridlock here, I’m just going to see my wife. My wife is pregnant, I just wanted to go and see her”, he lamented.

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We can’t Afford to lose the Essence Life’s due to SARS and Police Brutality in Nigerian NO MORE HIDING PLACE for the Nigeria Police & SARS

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Gabaghi Sunday Agbede also known as Donblaqwifi is an Afro-beat/pop upcoming artiste song writer and music producer based in the United start of America.
Donblaqwifi as he’s famously called didn’t just jump into music. Before music, Donblaqwifi graduated with an Accounting degree from Northeastern university in the United state of America.
“I just want to say big thanks to Folarin Falana famously known as “Falz” and Douglas jack Agu famously known as “Runtown” for leading the protest supporting #Endsars and #policeBrutality in Nigeria.
“Also big thanks to every single individual that came out for the protest. Enough is Enough is time for our voices to be heard in Nigeria.
Regardless of whatever that is happening in Nigeria including the Government and president the only people that can make Nigeria a better country is the Youth. The change we are looking is in our hands . It’s time for Nigerian Youths to come together as one and fight for the change.
The only way we can fight bad Government and bad president is peaceful protest. Nigerian is the richest Country in Africa still we are suffering, No electricity, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Police, SARS are Harassing innocent citizens.
Enough is Enough. We the Nigerian youth need to come together and fight for change.
United we stand”
#EndSARS and #EndPoliceBrutality
IG: iamdonblaqwifi
YouTube:Donblaqwifi

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Minister Of Labour, Festus Keyamo Backs #EndSARSProtest

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My Driver Was Killed During #EndSARS Protest In Abuja: Keyamo

Festus Keyamo

Festus Keyamo

Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo has expressed support for the protest against operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigeria Police Force.

Keyamo said aggrieved Nigerians must be allowed to embark on a peaceful protest over issues they feel aggrieved over.

In a tweet, the minister insisted that peaceful protest was a democratic culture.

Also Read: BREAKING: #EndSARS Protest Turns Violent In Osun

In the last few days, cities across the country have witnessed protests against the illegal activities of the SARS unit which has resulted in harassment, extortion, and maiming of citizens.

Reacting to the ongoing protests, Keyamo wrote on his twitter page:

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