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200 Women To Undergo Cancer Screening In Abuja

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The Optimal Cancer Care Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), said it will conduct cancer screening on 200 women in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The founder of the organization, Dr. Femi Olaleye, who made this known during a one-day free cancer screening for women in Abuja last Wednesday, said that the foundation was hoping to pick at least 20 women across the six area councils in the territory. He said women with cervical cancer would be treated free while those with lump in their breast would be referred to general hospital for screening and treatment.

Femi said the free cancer screening exercise for market women in FCT was to commemorate the World Cancer Day, which was celebrated on February 4. The doctor said that the purpose of the exercise was to detect breast and cervical cancer early to enhance effective treatment. “Cancer has killed too many of our women, hence early detection of it through screening is the key to preventing it,” he said.

Femi said that to create more awareness, the organization would engage various organizations, such as Market Women Association, community leaders, among others, to assist in sensitizing the people on cancer. Also speaking, Mrs Sheila Aliu, a participant, said that before now, she was afraid to go for the screening but expressed satisfaction with her result and called on other women to go for cancer screening test.

The President of Wuse Market Women Association, Mrs. Emilia Atobetele, said some women died due to lack of knowledge about the disease. She added that the screening was free and that women should use the opportunity to know their status.

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Philip Shekwor, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

According to reports, Shekwor was abducted on Saturday night at his residence along Dunamis church, Bukan Sidi in Lafia.

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Confirming the incident, Police Commissioner Bola Longe said the unidentified gunmen in large number stormed the residence of the APC chairman in Lafia around 11 pm and took him away to an unknown destination.

According to him, security agencies had reacted swiftly by deploying personnel to different forest locations to ensure the safe release of the APC chieftain.

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