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USAID Donates Mosquito Nets, Logistics Worth $18m To Oyo State

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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), on Friday donated 4.5 million bed nets worth 18 million dollars to the Oyo State Governor, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi. The equipment was handed over to the governor in Ibadan by the USAID Mission Director Representative, Dr Rick Niska, a statement from the Information Unit if U.S. Embassy, Abuja said.

According to the statement, the agency also provided additional 4.5 million dollars to support the logistics for the state’s anti-malaria campaign. Niska stated that the bed nets valued at 13.5 million dollars would be distributed through a mass campaign scheduled to take place on Saturday within the 33 local government areas of the state.

“U.S. also provided an additional 4.5 million dollars to support the logistics of the campaign, including transportation of the bed nets, community mobilization, training, and household mobilisation. “These nets and the support for distribution are a gift from the people of the U.S. to the people of Oyo State. “We congratulate you on the ambition, initiative, and dedication it takes to plan, coordinate, and launch a statewide mass distribution of bed nets,” Niska stated.

He explained that malaria was one of the leading killers of children and a leading cause of illness in Nigeria, particularly during the rainy season when the mosquito population increases. The envoy stated that nightly use of an insecticide-treated bed net is the best way to prevent malaria.

“Bed nets put a vital barrier between people and the mosquitoes that carry malaria, particularly during the hours from dusk to dawn. “Use of insecticide-treated bed nets prevents infections, which in turn prevents the spread of malaria. Bed nets help to interrupt that cycle. “A bed net not only protects an individual –when bed nets are used by everyone,   particularly those who are already sick with malaria – bed nets also prevent others from becoming infected,” he said.

According him the U.S. has provided $419 million to control malaria in Nigeria. He said that more than 50 per cent of U.S. funding for malaria had gone into procuring and distributing insecticide-treated bed nets, malaria diagnostic kits and malaria medicines. “ U.S. also supports advocacy and community mobilization to sleep under the bed nets every night, training of health workers, and test for malaria before treatment,” he said.

A cross-section of traditional rulers, and Federal and State government officials attended the event, showing their support for overcoming malaria in Oyo State.

Source: Vanguard

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Come and enter government” – Desmond Elliot tells youth. (Video)

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Come and enter government” – Desmond Elliot tells youth. (Video)

 

Nigerian lawmaker, Desmond Elliot has joined other Nigerian politicians in clamouring for regulation of social media.

The Lagos legislator and Nollywood actor, says Nigerian youths display rude behaviour on social media

 

In the video, the Actor-turned-Lawmaker called on the youth to get into Government if they are tired.

He said ;

Mr. Speaker, we need to adress certain things ;

The Nigerian Youth, The Social Media, The Social Influencers, All of these are making the narrative that we are seeing today, except we are joking with ourselves.

Social media is good but it has Negative impacts.

Let me thank you for condeming the killings and carnage that happened at Lekki. When i went through the comments i could not believe it Mr. Speaker, the curses, the abuses from children and i ask myslef, is this Nigeria ? What is going on?

Children cursing, people having the effontery to enter an Oba’s palace, hold the staff of office ? Culture is gone. Mr. Speaker, in the next 5 years, there will be no Nigeria if we don’t act now.

The youth is not only those who do the peaceful protest, but those who have looted and destroyed lives are also youths as well.

He also seized the opportunity to plead with Nigerian celebrities, social media influencers and motivational speakers to “tune down on the hate narrative.”

He said the youth have a constitutional means to change government and it is called the ‘PVC’.

He added ;

Go to the elections, if you are tired come and enter government. People are dying. The narrative must change.

See the clip below;

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Ugandan man slumps, dies ten days to his wedding

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An Ugandan man, Raymond Steven Sekitayira slumped and died a few days to his wedding in Kampala.

 

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Information Nigeria gathered that Sekitayira, who slumped at his office, was rushed to IHK hospital where he gave up the ghost.

His death was announced by Rotaract Club of Nateete Kampala on Thursday morning.

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The wedding to his beau, Joy Nekesa was scheduled to hold on Saturday, November 7th, 2020 and the introduction ceremony was to hold on Saturday, October 31, at the bride’s family home.

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“With deep sorrow , we announce the passing of RAYMOND STEVEN Sekitayira, a Past President, Treasurer, SAA and many other hats wore while at the Rotaract club of Nateete Kampala. His impact will forever be felt among us. Heartfelt condolences go out to Friends and family.” the statement reads.

Friends and colleagues have taken to social media to mourn the deceased.

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Davido slams Desmond Elliot over calls for social media regulations

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Davido slams Desmond Elliot over calls for social media regulations

Music entertainer, Davido, has slammed Lagos lawmaker, Desmond Elliot over his calls for social media regulation.

Information Nigeria recalls that Elliot, a Nollywood actor on Wednesday joined other Nigerian politicians in calling for the regulation on social media.

But, in a tweet on Thursday, Davido said all the memories Desmond Elliot gave him through his movies as a child has just been destroyed because of what he said about social media.

His tweet reads:

Desmond Elliot just destroyed all the precious childhood memories he gave us in movies

 

 

Elliot has earlier taken to Instagram to deny the allegation of being one of those pushing for an anti-social media bill to stifle free speech.

Reacting to the lawmaker’s denial of the allegation, a Twitter influencer and medical doctor, Dr Olufunmilayo challenged him to let the whole world see the video of what he said about social media regulation.

 

Watch video below:

 

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