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88 NYSC members receive commendation letters from SON



The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has presented commendation letters to 88 outgoing members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for their contributions to Standards and Quality Control.

The Coordinator of SON in Anambra State, Nwaoma Olujie, made the presentation, in Awka, the state capital on Tuesday.

Mrs. Olujie said the corps members made the contributions through their Community Development Scheme (CDS) in the state.

The coordinator said the corps members had deepened and widened the sensitisation scope of its activities in the state.

She also lauded the NYSC members for creating Quality Control Clubs in some schools in the state, adding that it would make the attitude of the masses to quality more proactive.

Mrs. Olujie urged them to take the knowledge of their involvement in Quality Control CDS group to larger society to enhance the quality consciousness level of Nigerians.

“We are proud of what you did during your service year as Quality Control ambassadors here in Anambra,” she said.

“Standard makes the difference and SON is the custodian, we shall continue to protect Nigerians from bad products and with what the NYSC QC CDS group is doing, we shall succeed.

“We congratulate those of you who are going into the larger society and urge you to take what you learnt with you; we also pray that favour will locate all of you as you pass out from service.”

One of the recipients, Onyinye Alisiobi, said she benefited from the experience and pledged to continue to enlighten people on quality matters.

Miss Alisiobi, who studied Microbiology at the Federal Polytechnic Nekede in Imo, said she now knew what to look out for in a product before buying and where to lay complaint.

Also, Paul Ekong, President of the QC CDS group in Awka, decried the high percentage of products in the market that had been adulterated.

Mr. Ekong said substandard products resulted to loss of money and life in extreme cases and urged policy enforcers to intensify campaigns against adulteration.

Source: (NAN)

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Rifle allegedly seized from drunk policeman (video)



A drunk policeman identified as Garba Salisu is currently the talk of social media.

Passersby who saw a drunk police officer carrying a gun, seized the gun from him then poured water on him to help revive him.

In a video shared online, people are seen surrounding the police officers and commenting about the fact that he was inebriated already at that time of the day.

A man is seen pouring a sachet of water on the policeman’s head.

Voices in the video are heard saying the policeman was seen at about 4pm on Saturday, Nov 28, at CBN Junction, close to Abuja Police Command Headquarters.

Watch the video below:

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Nurse who is HIV positive, reveals how she’s been keeping her husband safe from the virus



A nurse who is HIV positive is currently making rounds on social media and has taken to social media and revealed how she’s been keeping her husband safe from the virus.

The South African lady identified as Angela Motsusi disclosed this in a recent post she made on her Facebook wall.

According to her, HIV patients who take their ARVs daily, attend all clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled are safe of have sex with a negative partner.

She wrote on Facebook, “Living testimonies of #UequalsU , it’s simple really, if you are HIV positive, take your ARVs daily and attend all your clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled, by taking your treatment everyday you will be virally suppressed and with a sustained, suppressed viral load you CANNOT sexually transmit HIV to your partner, I am positive and he is negative. #normalizinghivchallenge #uequalsusouthafrica”

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Boko Haram: ‘Be Hurt In Your Pursuit Of Justice For The Dead’, Ezekwesili Tells Buhari



Boko Haram: 'Be Hurt In Your Pursuit Of Justice For The Dead' Ezekwesili Tells Buhari

Former Nigeria’s minister of Education, Dr Obaigeli Ezekwesili

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to do more than being hurt in restoring peace in the nation.

She made this remark in reaction to President Buhari’s statement that he is hurt following the beheading of 43 farmers in Borno by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect on Saturday.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Attack By Boko Haram On Borno Farmers

Reacting to the gruesome murder, Ezekwesili urged the President not to be hurt rather pursue justice for victims of the insurgent group.

She wrote:

In another tweet, the former Minister of Education queried the whereabouts of security operatives during the whole attack. She wrote:

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