Why We Withdrew Tambuwal’sSecurity Details – Nigeria Police

Following his defection from the Peoples
Democratic Party, PDP, on whose platform
he was elected Speaker of the House of
Representatives, to the All Progressives
Congress, APC, the Acting Inspector-General
of Police, Suleiman Abba, has redeployed
security details comprising policemen
attached to Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal.
There were speculations on Thursday that
policemen and Department of State Security
Services (SSS) operatives attached to the
speaker, who is the number four citizen, for
his personal security, had been withdrawn. It
was not clear who ordered the withdrawal as
none of them reported to their duty posts at
the speaker’s residence this morning.
But the picture became clearer as the Force
Public Relations Officer, DCP Emmanuel
Ojukwu, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja,
hinged the withdrawal of Tambuwal’s police
details on Section 68(1)(g) of the 1999
Constitution of the Federal Republic of
Nigeria as amended.
The statement reads, “In view of the recent
defection by the Right Hon. Aminu Waziri
Tanbuwal, CFR, the Speaker of the House of
Representatives of the Federal Republic of
Nigeria, from the People Democratic Party to
the All Progressive Congress and having
regard to the clear provision of section 68(1)
(g) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria as amended, the Nigeria
Police Force, has redeployed its personnel
attached to his office”.
Tambuwal is yet to react to the withdrawal
of his security details at the time of
publishing this report.

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Why We Withdrew Tambuwal’sSecurity Details – Nigeria Police

Following his defection from the Peoples
Democratic Party, PDP, on whose platform
he was elected Speaker of the House of
Representatives, to the All Progressives
Congress, APC, the Acting Inspector-General
of Police, Suleiman Abba, has redeployed
security details comprising policemen
attached to Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal.
There were speculations on Thursday that
policemen and Department of State Security
Services (SSS) operatives attached to the
speaker, who is the number four citizen, for
his personal security, had been withdrawn. It
was not clear who ordered the withdrawal as
none of them reported to their duty posts at
the speaker’s residence this morning.
But the picture became clearer as the Force
Public Relations Officer, DCP Emmanuel
Ojukwu, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja,
hinged the withdrawal of Tambuwal’s police
details on Section 68(1)(g) of the 1999
Constitution of the Federal Republic of
Nigeria as amended.
The statement reads, “In view of the recent
defection by the Right Hon. Aminu Waziri
Tanbuwal, CFR, the Speaker of the House of
Representatives of the Federal Republic of
Nigeria, from the People Democratic Party to
the All Progressive Congress and having
regard to the clear provision of section 68(1)
(g) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria as amended, the Nigeria
Police Force, has redeployed its personnel
attached to his office”.
Tambuwal is yet to react to the withdrawal
of his security details at the time of
publishing this report.

Ekiti Denies Plan To Retrench Workers

Ekiti State Government has dismissed
rumours he was planning to sack civil
servants in the state.
Rumours have reportedly make rounds
courtesy of the opposition, All Progressives
Congress (APC) that the Ayodele Fayose-led
government had plans to reduce the number
of government parastaltals and will therefore
cut jobs.
Special Assistant to the state governor on
Public Communications and News Media, Mr.
Lere Olayinka did not deny a planned
reduction of the number of ministries in the
state, but said it was being done to ensure
effective and efficient discharge of duties.
Olayinka said it did not indicate that some
workers would be sacked.
“Workers in the state have nothing to fear,
the ongoing exercise of trimming the number
of ministries is not an indication that
workers are gong to be sacked,” Olayinka
said.
“The exercise is intended to make the
workers more effective and efficient. Workers
will be deployed in a way to get the best out
of them.
“The only set of workers that have issues to
clarify are those that were employed without
due process after the APC lost the June 21
governorship election.
“The proposal before the state Governor, Dr.
Ayodele Fayose, is the reduction of the
number of ministries and parastatals to
reduce cost of running the government, so as
to be able to provide more basic amenities
for the people.
“The planned reduction of ministries and
parastatals is still at the level of proposal
that is yet to be considered by the governor.
“It is also important to point out that there
is no plan to turn the State Universal Basic
Education Board (SUBEB) to an agency under
the Governor’s Office as being peddled.
“SUBEB is a creation of the Constitution of
the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and its
funds come directly from the Universal Basic
Education Commission (UBEC), a Federal
Government agency. No governor can scrap
it,” the statement read.

Chinedu Ubachukwu WinsGulder Ultimate Search Season11

The other two warriors failed in their bids to
get to the mysterious destination across the
waters.
With this achievement, the native of Anambra
State will exchange the treasure for a
whopping N10million and a brand new SUV.
As soon as Chinedu located & retrieved the
General’s War Helmet, anchorman Chidi
Mokeme inducted him into the exclusive
Order of Heroes as the 11th “Ultimate Man”.
The other finalists will get cash prizes for the
positions they finished in.
On the other hand, Otto Canon has won the
Viewers’ Choice award, thus becoming the
proud owner of a brand new SUV in addition
to the prize money he gets for being the 3rd
runner up.
Samantha Appi, the Last Woman Standing
also gets a reward of a brand new 2014
Urban Ford Ecosport SUV in addition to the
prize money for being a contestant on the
show.
The Winner’s Party will take place at Women
Development Centre, Awka on the 1st of
November 2014 at 5pm.
To get an invite, follow the conversation on
social media #GUSTheMission
The reality show began with a total of 14
contestants, 7 of whom are male: Iwuoha
Ikenna, 24, from Imo State; Nwagboso
Joshua, 27 from Abia State; Emedike Ikenna,
28, from Anambra State; Nne Cosy Joe, 28,
Rivers State; Ubachukwu Chinedu, 24, from
Anambra State; Otto Canon Chimenem, 25,
from Rivers State; and Afolabi Emmanuel
Olusegun, 29, from Lagos State.
The 7 female contestants are: Iroh Noela, 25,
from Imo State; Appi Samantha, 25, from
Bayelsa State; Erijakpor Loretta, 30, from
Delta State; Robinson Sharon, 26, from Delta
State; Eriata Blessing Ese, 21, from Edo
State; Addoh Evi, 22, from Delta State and
Nwagbagiro Sandra, 25, from Anambra State.

5 Most Important Pre-conception Health Checks

The essence of preconception care is this:
Treat your body as though you are already
pregnant.
Conception takes place about 2 weeks before
a menstrual period, when you ovulate
(release an egg from the ovaries). You may
not know that you’re pregnant until 3 weeks
after conception, or later in the pregnancy.
The baby is most sensitive to harm from 2-8
weeks, when the organs are being formed,
(e.g. heart, lungs, and kidneys). Anything you
eat, drink, smoke or are exposed to can have
ill effects on your baby.
Ideally, any woman should take care of her
body regularly, especially with well-woman
care, such as pelvic and chest exams. One
reason is that about half of pregnancies are
unplanned, which has greater risks of
preterm birth, and low-weight babies. By
taking action on health issues and risks, you
can prevent problems that could affect you
or your baby for a lifetime.
Both women and men should prepare for
pregnancy before becoming sexually active
(remember: 50 % of pregnancies are
unplanned) or at least 3 months before
getting pregnant. Some health issues will
take longer than three months to improve or
stabilize, such as reaching a healthy weight,
adjusting medications, quitting smoking,
alcohol and illicit drug use.
The 5 most important things to do for
preconception health
1. Take 400-800 micrograms (400-800 mcg
or 0.4-0.8 mg) of folic acid (also called
folate) every day. Many physicians advise
ALL women of childbearing age, even women
who have no intention of becoming pregnant,
to take folate because it lowers the risk of
brain and spinal cord defects. The protective
effects occur at the time of conception and
the first few weeks of pregnancy. An
unplanned pregnancy may not be apparent
until after the folate’s protective effects have
passed. Some doctors prescribe prenatal
vitamins with greater amounts of folic acid.
folic-acid
2. Stop smoking, using alcohol, marijuana
and other harmful substances.
3. If you have a medical condition, work with
your doctor to resolve it or get it under
control. Some conditions that can affect
pregnancy are asthma, diabetes, oral health,
obesity, epilepsy, and many others.
4. Talk to your doctor about any medications
you are using, including dietary or herbal
supplements. Get your vaccinations up to
date.
5. Avoid contact with toxic substances that
could cause infection, be absorbed through
the skin, or inhaled. Stay away from
chemicals and cat or rodent feces.
Preconception care should begin at least 3
months before you try to conceive. Your
partner’s health should be discussed, as
well.
It’s best to be at a healthy weight when you
become pregnant. Being overweight or
underweight puts you at increased risk for
problems during pregnancy.

5 Most Important Pre-conception Health Checks

The essence of preconception care is this:
Treat your body as though you are already
pregnant.
Conception takes place about 2 weeks before
a menstrual period, when you ovulate
(release an egg from the ovaries). You may
not know that you’re pregnant until 3 weeks
after conception, or later in the pregnancy.
The baby is most sensitive to harm from 2-8
weeks, when the organs are being formed,
(e.g. heart, lungs, and kidneys). Anything you
eat, drink, smoke or are exposed to can have
ill effects on your baby.
Ideally, any woman should take care of her
body regularly, especially with well-woman
care, such as pelvic and chest exams. One
reason is that about half of pregnancies are
unplanned, which has greater risks of
preterm birth, and low-weight babies. By
taking action on health issues and risks, you
can prevent problems that could affect you
or your baby for a lifetime.
Both women and men should prepare for
pregnancy before becoming sexually active
(remember: 50 % of pregnancies are
unplanned) or at least 3 months before
getting pregnant. Some health issues will
take longer than three months to improve or
stabilize, such as reaching a healthy weight,
adjusting medications, quitting smoking,
alcohol and illicit drug use.
The 5 most important things to do for
preconception health
1. Take 400-800 micrograms (400-800 mcg
or 0.4-0.8 mg) of folic acid (also called
folate) every day. Many physicians advise
ALL women of childbearing age, even women
who have no intention of becoming pregnant,
to take folate because it lowers the risk of
brain and spinal cord defects. The protective
effects occur at the time of conception and
the first few weeks of pregnancy. An
unplanned pregnancy may not be apparent
until after the folate’s protective effects have
passed. Some doctors prescribe prenatal
vitamins with greater amounts of folic acid.
folic-acid
2. Stop smoking, using alcohol, marijuana
and other harmful substances.
3. If you have a medical condition, work with
your doctor to resolve it or get it under
control. Some conditions that can affect
pregnancy are asthma, diabetes, oral health,
obesity, epilepsy, and many others.
4. Talk to your doctor about any medications
you are using, including dietary or herbal
supplements. Get your vaccinations up to
date.
5. Avoid contact with toxic substances that
could cause infection, be absorbed through
the skin, or inhaled. Stay away from
chemicals and cat or rodent feces.
Preconception care should begin at least 3
months before you try to conceive. Your
partner’s health should be discussed, as
well.
It’s best to be at a healthy weight when you
become pregnant. Being overweight or
underweight puts you at increased risk for
problems during pregnancy.

7 Warning Signs of Lung Cancer YouShould Not Ignore

90% of lung cancer is related to a past or
present habit of smoking or of being exposed
to secondhand smoke. Other causes are air
pollution and exposure to elements like
asbestos. As with any cancer, early detection
and treatment can greatly increase the
chance of survival and as well as increasing
the general quality of life, so knowledge of
symptoms, such as those listed below, is
very important.
1. Cough
A persistent cough – especially in absence of
any obvious reason, such as colds, flus, or
respiratory infection – is an early warning
sign. Changes in cough, such as a cough
that is deeper or contains blood or more
mucous than usual, should be investigated.
2. Shortness of Breath
Feeling short of breath if you are exercising
or exerting yourself in one thing. However, if
you feel this way with minimal effort or if you
notice that you are getting short of breath
doing things you used to be able to do
easily, this could be a sign that something is
amiss.
3. Chest/Upper Body Pain
Not surprisingly, lung cancer can also cause
pain in the chest or in the shoulders or upper
back if the cancer has spread to the bones
there. If you have pain in this area that is
not going way, make an appointment with
your doctor to discuss your concerns.
4. Wheezing
A wheeze refers to a high-pitched whistling
sound which happens when you breathe in or
out. This can happen if you have asthma or
allergies, but if it is going on in absence of
these conditions, it should certainly be
checked out.
5.Changes in Voice
It is normal for your voice to get hoarse or
deep if you have, for instance, a cold or the
flu; however, if this is happening even when
you do not have some sort of respiratory
infection, this also should be reported to
your doctor.
6. Chest Infections
If you notice that you are developing chest/
respiratory infections such as pneumonia or
bronchitis more frequently than is normal for
you or that you are finding it harder to
recover from them than before, this too could
be a sign that lung cancer is developing.
7. Loss of Appetite and Weight
These symptoms can happen with the onset
of many diseases, not just cancer; however,
if you are experience these along with some
of the symptoms mentioned above, it is
definitely worth reporting to the doctor.
Many people who get signs and symptoms
such as these can get scared or will try to
ignore the problem. However, ignoring it will
not make the issue go away and you greatly
improve your chances of survival if you are
diagnosed early and begin treatment to help
you battle the disease.

Three Crazy Norwegians Visit19 Countries in 24 Hours, SetNew World Record

Former FCT Minister, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai
has declared his intention to offer credible
leadership in Kaduna State if he wins the
2015 governorship election, saying however
that he was not desperate to win.
El-Rufai said this on Friday in Kaduna when
he obtained the APC nomination forms in the
state.
Speaking to officials of the party and
supporters at the APC State Secretariat in
Kaduna, El-Rufai said he did not enter into
the contest to enrich himself but to help in
transforming the state.
He called on party members to be united and
support whoever emerges as the flag bearer
of the party for the governorship election.
The former minister noted that APC was in
Kaduna to save the state from years of bad
leadership.
APC Chairman in the state, Mr Bala Bantex,
who spoke earlier promised that the party’s
leadership would be fair and just to all
contestants.

I Have No Plan To Leave APC – Atiku

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on
Tuesday has Abuja denied reports that he
was planning to leave the All Progressives
Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic
Movement (PDM).
“Our attention has been drawn to a recent
publication which alleges that APC chieftain
and presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar,
intends to dump the opposition party APC for
the PDM. This information is not only
egregiously false, but our investigations have
traced it to a senior APC member from the
Northeast zone, who is working to further the
presidential ambition of another aspirant
within the party,” a statement signed by
Malam Garba Shehu, Atiku’s Head of Media
said.
The APC member was also said to be
“working with certain elements in the PDP.”
The statement therefore reiterated Atiku’s
resolve to remain with the APC, saying any
contrary report is false.
“Atiku Abubakar does not intend to leave the
APC for the PDM or any other party. He
believes in the change message of the APC.
He believes that APC is progress,” the
statement added.

How Boko Haram defiled, Beat UsEvery Night – Abducted Girls

He soon began to threaten me with a knife
to have s*x with him and when I refused, he
brought out his gun, warning that he would
kill me if I shouted.“Then he began to r*pe
me every night … I had never had s*x before;
it was very painful and I cried bitterly
because I was bleeding afterwards.”
These were the words of a 15-year-old girl,
who was abducted by Boko Haram and
forcibly married to one of its commanders in
a camp in the Sambisa Forest, Borno State.
The girl, according to a report by Human
Rights Watch, was abducted in 2013 but she
escaped after four weeks in captivity.
The teenager is one of the five girls that
personally recounted their ordeals in the
publication which was made public on
Monday. She said that after her marriage to
the commander who was in his early 30s,
she was ordered to live with him in cave.
The experiences of three others who suffered
s*xual violence were narrated by witnesses
in the 63-page HRW report titled, Those
Terrible Weeks in Their Camp: Boko Haram
Violence against Women and Girls in North-
East Nigeria.’
The publication provides details of how
hundreds of girls and women aged between
15 and 22 were being made to suffer other
forms of abuses and used for ambushes.
The HRW said in the report that it spoke to
47 witnesses and victims, including some of
the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped from their
hostel in April this year.
The group also described how some of the
Christian abductees were ordered to convert
to Islam or be executed.
It claimed that four of the eight s*xual
assaults it recorded occurred after the girls
and women were forced to marry Boko
Haram combatants.
According to the HRW, before “marriage,” the
commanders appeared to make some efforts
to protect the women and girls from s*xual
assault.
It said that in two cases, the insurgents took
advantage of the absence of a commander
and sexually abused abductees who had yet
to be “married.”
An 18-year-old victim also described how an
insurgent sexually abused her when she went
to use the bathroom.
She said, “I did not know he followed me
when I walked a short distance away from
the tree under which we slept. He grabbed
me from behind, roughly fondling me while
trying to take off his pants. I screamed in
fright and he hurriedly left me as I continued
to shout for help.”
Another woman, who was defiled in 2013 in
one of the militants’ camps near Gwoza,
described how a commander’s wife seemed
to encourage the crime.
“I was lying down in the cave pretending to
be ill because I did not want the marriage
the commander planned to conduct for me
with another insurgent on his return from the
Sambisa camp. When the insurgent who had
paid my dowry came in to force himself on
me, the commander’s wife blocked the cave
entrance and watched as the man defiled
me.”
Another woman aged 19, who was married
and had children, described how she and one
other woman were defiled after having been
abducted in April 2014.
She said, “When we arrived at the camp,
they left us under a tree. I managed to sleep.
I was exhausted and afraid. Late in the night,
two insurgents woke me and another woman,
saying their leader wanted to see us.
“We had no choice but to follow them; but
as soon as we moved deep into the bush,
one of them dragged me away, while his
partner took the other woman to another
direction.
“I guessed what they had in mind and I
began to cry. I begged him, telling him I was
a married woman. He ignored my pleas, flung
me on the ground, and defiled me. I could
not tell anyone what happened, not even my
husband.
“I still feel so ashamed and cheated. The
other woman told me she was also defiled
but vowed never to speak of it as she was
single and believes that news of her r*pe
would foreclose her chances of marriage.”
The HRW had previously documented the
widespread abuses carried out by the
Nigerian security forces in responding to the
attacks by Boko Haram.
However, the rights organisation asserted
that few members of the security forces
implicated in “serious violations of
humanitarian and human rights law,
including violations against girls and women,
have been prosecuted.”
It advised that “to ensure accountability,
Nigerian authorities should investigate and
prosecute, based on international fair trial
standards, those who committed serious
crimes in violation of national and
international laws during the conflict,
including members of Boko Haram, security
forces, and pro-government vigilante
groups.”
The group said that “in addition, the
government should provide adequate
measures to protect schools and the right to
education, and ensure access to medical and
mental health services to victims of
abduction and other violence.
“The government should also ensure that
hospitals and clinics treating civilian victims
are equipped with medical supplies to treat
survivors of s*xual and gender-based
violence.”