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UICC: Buhari Congratulates Shinkafi-Bagudu On Her Selection

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UICC: Buhari Congratulates Shinkafi-Bagudu On Her Selection

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the incumbent first lady of Kebbi State, Dr. Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu, on her selection as a Presidential candidate for the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).

Buhari disclosed this in a message he made public on his social media, adding that the Federal Government will assist her in her work.

“Congratulations to, Dr. Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu, First Lady of Kebbi State, on being shortlisted as a candidate for President-elect of the UICC. The Federal Government, through the Ministries of Health and Foreign Affairs, will work to ensure her success in the forthcoming election.

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“I am proud of her passion and commitment in various capacities towards improving the cancer care landscape in Nigeria. Nigeria is fully behind her,” Buhari wrote.

Dr. Shinkafi Bagudu was elected into the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), in late 2018, becoming the first African board member of the Union.

The Kebbi first lady graduated from Queen’s College, Lagos in 1984, and then furthered in Ahmadu Bello University Zaria to attain MBBS.

Dr. Bagadu then proceeded to the United Kingdom for specialist training in Pediatrics and Neonatology, she obtained a master’s degree in Pediatrics, a Diploma in tropical child health, and membership in the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

After her degrees, she returned to the country to start Medicaid Radio Diagnostics & Clinics, and then started up a foundation to find a cure for cervical cancer.

 The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is the global body for the control of cancer.

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Belly Fat: 5 Easiest Ways To Get Rid Of It

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Belly Fat: 5 Easiest Ways To Get Rid Of It

Belly fat can be gotten rid of with these simple and quick ways.

For ladies, it’s quite embarrassing when your belly protrudes in your outfit or zipping up your jeans becomes a tug of war. You’ve tried doing some exercises and even added fat burners to your diet just to get rid of it but all effort is futile. Here are 5 easy and quick ways to get rid of belly fat.

1) Avoid consuming too much carbohydrate

Excess intake of carbohydrates places the body on a high level of metabolism, giving the body a hard time digesting which results in weight gain. Increase your protein consumption over carbohydrates.

2) Stay active

Sitting at home won’t burn calories, engage in house chores and activities, take a walk or stroll and observe morning or evening jogging. You don’t have to break the bank for gym exercises to lose calories.

3) Food Moderation

Your meals should be in moderate quantities, not too little and not too much. It should contain protein, a bit of carbohydrates, and more vegetables. Starving your body will only make it worse by increasing your cravings and making you eat more.

4) Drink enough water

Don’t dehydrate your body, drink enough water. Drinking enough water is vital for burning fat from food. It also helps to get rid of stored fat in the body.

5) Monitor and track your calories

Ensure you monitor and track your calories in order to know if there are changes or not. The plan should be to burn 500 fewer calories every day, to lose one pound every week. Staying active and eating fewer calories can help you achieve this easily.

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NDLEA Warns On Drug Dealers’ Plan To Market Fentanyl, 100 Times Stronger Than Tramadol

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NDLEA Warns On Plans To Market Fentanyl By Drug Dealers, Says It Is 100 Times Stronger Than Tramadol

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has sent a warning to Nigerians over the plan of drug dealers to introduce a lethal opioid, Fentanyl to the Nigerian market.

In a statement by the agency, it says that this drug has caused the overdose death of over 70 percent in the United States.

“We are not unaware of desperate efforts by some drug cartels to introduce to the Nigerian market, Fentanyl, which according to the CDC, is 80 times as potent as morphine and 100 times more potent than heroin. This, they plan to do either in liquid or powder form and/or with misleading labels to target our youth population.

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“They may also mix with other prescription drugs. The illegally manufactured fentanyl in its liquid form can come in nasal sprays, eye drops, or small candies.

“As a result, parents and other stakeholders are advised to be vigilant, alert, and warn their young ones against attempting to experiment with this illicit substance.

“Symptoms for fentanyl exposure and/or overdose include pinpoint pupils, falling asleep or losing consciousness, slow and shallow breathing, choking or gurgling sounds, limp body, and pale, blue, or cold skin”, the NDLEA stated.

The Agency wishes to assure the public that all necessary assets have been deployed to monitor the cartels involved in this latest threat to public health with a view to frustrating their criminal plot and making them face the wrath of the law.

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Iranian Man Who Didn’t Bathe For Half a Century Dies At 94

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A man who was called “the world’s dirtiest man” by the media passed away at age 94, only a few months after getting his first wash in decades.

Amou Haji has avoided using soap and water for more than 50 years out of concern over getting sick.

The Iranian, who resided in the province of Fars in the south, had resisted prior efforts by villagers to clean him up.

However, according to the local media, Amou Haji finally gave in to pressure and washed a few months ago.

He fell unwell shortly after, and according to Iran’s IRNA news agency, he passed away on Sunday.

In a prior interview, he admitted that his favorite food was porcupine and that he resided in the village of Dejgah between a hole in the ground and a brick shack constructed by worried neighbors.

He explained to the source at the time that “emotional setbacks” when he was younger were the cause of his unorthodox decisions.

He had “soot and pus” covering his skin from years of not bathing, according to IRNA, and his diet had included rotten meat and contaminated water from an old oil can.

He also enjoyed smoking; on at least one occasion, he was seen lighting up multiple cigarettes at once.

Attempts to bathe him, or offer him clean water to drink, made him sad, the news agency said.

There has been considerable disagreement regarding whether he actually holds the record for going the longest without taking a bath. An Indian man who hadn’t bathed or cleaned his teeth in 35 years was described in stories from back in 2009. It was unclear right away what had transpired since.

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