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Boy rendered crippled by Boko Haram, returns home walking

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There was joy for the family members of a boy identified as Ali Ahmadu, who was rendered paralysed by the Boko Haram sect, when he arrived at the arrival terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Monday.

The victim was flown out of the country,to Dubai for a corrective spinal cord surgery about three months ago, after he was overrun by insurgents’ motorcycles when they invaded Chibok community in April 2014.

But on stepping out of the arrival terminal, Ahmadu, who was being moved around on a wheelchair some months ago at the airport, ran to the waiting arms of his uncle, who hugged him.

It was gathered that Dickens Sanomi Foundation, a charity organisation based in Abuja, paid $48,000 for Ahmadu’s medical trip after the Global Initiative for Peace, Love and Care organised a fund raiser for the child’s corrective surgery.

Speaking on behalf of the GIPLC, Mr. Nuhu Kwajafah, said, “Ahmadu was immobile and fast deteriorating, physically and mentally, from 2014 till the first quarter of this year when the GIPLC made contact with him. The organisation facilitated the relevant examination and laboratory tests for assessment and proper medical attention.

“The results revealed that he couldn’t access the quality care required to realign him towards a better quality of life, hence the decision to make prerequisite arrangements to take him abroad.”

Kwajafah said the GIPLC was committed to Ahmadu’s post-surgery well-being and had received confirmation from Dickens Sanomi Foundation to support the child, as well as provide him scholarship.

In a similar development, the Abuja Breakfast Club donated food items to less privileged persons at the Victorine Home for Children in Gwarinpa, one of the satellite towns in the Federal Capital Territory.

The President, ABC, Mr. Finnian Allagh, while making the donations, said, “The objective of setting up the club is aimed at giving back to our society, to advance brotherhood, increase the level of friendship and most importantly, impact positively on the community we reside in. We hope not to just impact our community but promote brotherliness among Nigerians.

“We will provide scholarship but we are starting with charity first. We believe that in the process of giving to them we will identify the smart children that can be sponsored because there is a framework already on the ground to actualise this.”

Source: (Punch Newspaper )

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Rifle allegedly seized from drunk policeman (video)

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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.

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

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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

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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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