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dRPC, Nigeria’s health ministry, others discuss family planning

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dRPC, Nigeria's health ministry, others discuss family planning

As part efforts to strengthen implementation of family planning programmes in Nigeria, the development Research and Project Centre (dRPC) is organising a one day high level meeting for developmental partners in the sector.

The meeting which would be held in Abuja on Thursday is in collaboration with the federal ministry of health and other civil society organisations.

Expected at the meeting are government officials working in family planning and reproductive health, CSOs, and family planning focal persons from five states: Taraba, Kaduna, Kano, Niger, and Lagos.

At the forefront of the meeting deliberation is the gender analysis of FP (family planning) and reproductive health in Nigeria.

The meeting also intends to update the states on the new family planning policies and how to improve implementation.

The CSO and focal persons are also expected to appraise the new policy direction of the federal ministry of health on FP.

In spite effort to make FP services cheap and available in the country, the rate of acceptance is still very low as many sexually active women are reluctant to embrace contraceptives.

The benefits of family planning are obvious. It allows women to space child birth and replenish vital nutrients lost during the process. It also allows the organs of mothers to return to normal.

In spite of these obvious merits, 87 per cent of women in Nigeria or their partners do not use modern or traditional contraceptives.

Statistics from the 2016/17 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) indicate that only 11 per cent of women of ages 15 to 49, currently married or in a union, use the method in the country.

An urban city such as Lagos also has very low record of FP usage.

PREMIUM TIMES will bring you live updates of the event. You can also follow on Premium Times Twitter handle through the hashtag: #genderanalysisinFP and #PASFP.

The event is expected to start at 9:00 a.m.

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Husband allegedly beats wife to death with belt

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A man identified as Laiko Osuri, has been arrested for allegedly beating his wife, Beryl Adhiambo Ouma, to death with a belt.

The unfortunate incident happened at their Kahawa Sukari home, Nairobi, Kenya.

According to neighbours who spoke to a local daily, the couple fought a lot but explained that they were the usual “husband and wife quarrels”.

On the fateful day, the deceased reportedly screamed for help for hours but nobody came to her aid.

Her father, Douglas Ouma said that his late daughter, Beryl Adhiambo Ouma, sent him a “Please Call Me” text on Wednesday night. But he tried to reach her, no one came to the phone.

“My daughter sent me a ‘Please call me’ but I was asleep so I did not hear the phone,” he is quoted by the daily.

Mr Osuri would later call him back and inform him that he and Adhiambo had had an argument.

Confirming the details was Ruiru divisional police commander James Ng’etich who noted that the suspect who is already in custody had admitted to assaulting the deceased using a belt.

 

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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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