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Aisha Buhari to speak on global fight against tuberculosis

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Aisha Buhari declares support for female candidates

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, will be soliciting for increased political commitment to funding the global fight against tuberculosis at the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Mrs Buhari who departs for New York damolaon Sunday alongside President Muhammadu Buhari, will address the General Assembly’s High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis, on September 26.

A statement signed by the director of information to the wife of the president, Suleiman Haruna, on Sunday, said Mrs Buhari is expected as a global TB ambassador to speak to issues of increased political commitment, funding and robust partnerships.

The event will be preceded on the September 25 by a Gala Dinner organized to celebrate Global TB Champions, Celebrities and TB Survivors, where Mrs Buhari is billed to present inspiring remarks.

Mrs Buhari was appointed Global TB Champion by the Stop TB Partnership and Special Ambassador for the elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV by Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) in recognition of her work in health advocacy.

Nigeria is one of the highest TB prevalence countries and is ranking sixth globally.

Nigeria is also classified as one of the highest TB and Multiple Drug Resistance -TB countries in the world.

The TB burden is estimated at 219 per 100,000 people. About100,433 TB cases were diagnosed across the country in 2016.

According to the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, the fight against TB in the country has been hindered by low case finding and recurring MDR-TB.

As at 2016, current treatment rate for new and relapse cases in the country were 84 percent, while treatment coverage was 24 percent.

Also, Mrs Buhari is expected to attend the 21st Summit of Organization of African First Ladies against AIDS (OAFLA) General Assembly which could not hold at Mauritania earlier in the year.

This will hold during UNGA and she would be addressing the session which is also centered on Tuberculosis.

On the sidelines of OAFLA, Mrs Buhari will attend a number of high level events including a Stakeholders Meeting on Breast and Cervical Cancer in Africa and another on HIV as well as a strategic planning workshop for First Ladies and their Technical Advisers.

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Wrong Giving Can Make You Poor — Reno Omokri 

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Reno Omokri in his Nugget on Friday corrected the popular notion that giving can never make you poor.

The ex- aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan said that wrong giving can actually make one poor. Read below…

“It is a lie that no one has become poor by giving. Giving can make you rich, depending on who you give to.

For instance, you can never be poor if you give to God, your parents and the poor.

However, there are very many men who became poor by giving to girlfriends. A man has no obligation to look after his girlfriend.” He wrote.

Giving money to a girl you sleep with makes her more appropriately a prostitute, not a ‘friend’ #RenosNuggets

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Polls: Beware of Voodoo Dollars in Circulation, EFCC Warns Nigerians

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…Takes Campaign to BDC Operators

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, February 21, 2019 took its sensitization campaign to Bureaux de Change, BDC operators at the Wuse Zone 4 Office in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

The EFCC team, which was led by ADC Aisha Larai Musa, Head, EFCC’s Creative Communications Unit, used the opportunity to warn the BDC operators on the dangerous trend of an influx of fake Dollar notes now in circulation.

Advising the operators to be at alert, Musa, urged them to be cautious because “as the electioneering period peaks, you are now a soft target for money laundering and circulation of fake dollar notes”.

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Woman shares testimony of how she found snake inside her house where her children slept

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A woman recently disclosed on Facebook God saved her children after she found a snake in her house.

The woman, who identified herself as Chisom Chiedozie said she found the snake inside her living room just few hours after she carried her children to their room from the mat they were sleeping on in the same room.

She shared:

“And you tell me there’s no God abi? just few minutes ago I saw this snake inside our living room. God has a way of saving his children, he is God and not man, this mat was on the floor few hours ago, my kids was laying on it then my kids slept I took them to the their room to sleep, what if the snake pentrated and bite them without me knowing, since they are asleep, what if the Gen is not on? What if I didn’t see it and it crawls inside the bedroom and hide somewhere?

My girl was even on the floor few minutes before we saw it, what would I have told her people, so many what if I swear, lately I enjoy sleeping on the mat cos of the hot weather, God saved me and my family, I can’t thank you enough father.

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the almighty.”

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