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BEDC Donates Motorized Hand Washing Machines To Franchise States



As part of its corporate social responsibility, Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC, has procured and donated over 100 motorized hand washing machines to the four states of its franchise.

Edo State received 30, Delta 30, Ekiti and Ondo received 20 of the motorized hand washing machines respectively.

Mr. Abel Emechaizam, chief head, BEDC, Edo State, while making delivering of the hand washing machines, noted that it is part of the distribution company’s relief packages in this COVID-19 pandemic to various states of its franchise.

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He emphasized that the specialised hand washing machines are specifically for communities; Federal Government agencies; hospitals; markets; palaces; and other public places where people gather in large number.

Picture of donation to Federal Neo-psychaitric Hospital, Benin

” These hand washing machines are specifically for communities; Federal Government agencies; hospitals; markets; palaces, etc.

” This donation is just one of the first set we are presenting for this exercise, every other palliative will follow; this donation is a continuous exercise; a lot will follow.

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” There are a lot of palliative we have for the public but this one is peculiar because we want members of the public to form an habit,” he said.

While urging members of the public to change their lives styles particularly in the practice of proper hygiene, Emechaizam noted that COVID-19 has become part of us and has come to stay.

On her part, Mrs. Felicia Nlemoha, head corporate social responsibility, BEDC, said the donation is a step further to show that the company is interested in the people and communities they serve.

According to her, safety is paramount to BEDC, and such has been identified, adding that, “the new habit, the new culture of hand washing and other hygienes is something we as people will encourage.”

Receiving the hand washing machines on behalf the management, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH, Professor Stanley, deputy chairman, Medical Adversory Committee of the hospital thanked BEDC management for the donation and urged other corporate organisations to join in the fight against the pandemic.

Donation to UBTH

Also receiving the washing machines at the Federal Neo-psychaitric Hospital, Acting Chief Medical Doctor of the Hospital, Dr. Imadfidon Agbonile said the donation was timely and appreciated, just as he added that the hospital needs more of it.

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He added that the hospital needs more of medical consumables than ever before and called on other organisations to emulate BEDC.



Drama As US-based Model Accidentally Uploads ‘Cozy’ Photo With Davido



A U.S-based model identified as Bonita Maria has caused a stir on social media after inadvertently sharing a ‘cozy’ photo of herself and Nigerian singer, Davido.

The photo which has sent the internet into a frenzy captured the model and Davido in what appeared to be an intimate pose.

The duo could be seen close together in a relaxed, comfortable pose, with Davido’s arm around her.

Despite the photo’s swift retraction, it quickly made rounds across various social media platforms, with netizens speculating on the nature of their relationship.

Although as of press time, representatives of the singer are yet to comment on the trending photo.

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Davido, a prominent figure in the Afrobeats music scene, has been under the public eye for both his musical achievements and personal endeavors.

With numerous awards and accolades to his name, including multiple MTV Africa Music Awards and BET Awards, Davido has established himself as a global ambassador for Afrobeats music.

The singer’s distinctive style, characterized by infectious rhythms and catchy melodies, has earned him a dedicated fan base worldwide.


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Nigeria May Adopt Chinese Water Transport System



Nigerian maritime stakeholders and authorities have concluded plans to understudy the Chinese waterways transport model with a view to perfecting Nigeria’s waterways transportation system.

In a statement, the Head of Maritime Roundtable Breakfast Meeting, MBRBM, Mrs Tosan Edodo-Emore, said that China being the largest country with the largest inland waterways is apt to teach Nigeria on how best to manage and improve water transport system.

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She said that the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China, Madam Yan Yuqing, is expected to share the Chinese experience with the Sino-Nigeria Maritime Relationship and lessons to be learnt from China at the summit scheduled for April 18, 2024.

According to the Edodo-Emore, the Summit themed, “Security and New Technologies in Inland Waterways Transportation”, will have some heads of maritime institutions

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NAFDAC Alerts Nigerians On Banned Soap



The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has drawn Nigerians’ attention to the ban on Dex Luxury Bar Soap (No 6 Mystic Flower), by European Union (EU).

The notification is contained in a public alert with No. 012/2024, signed by NAFDAC Director-General, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, and issued to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday.

The product does not comply with the cosmetic products regulation; it also contains Butyphenyl Methylpropional (BMHCA), which is prohibited in cosmetic products due to its risk of harming the reproductive system.

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“It also causes harm to the health of unborn children and may cause skin sensitisation.

“It is as a result of the defective nature of the product that the EU banned it.

“The products is not in NAFDAC database; importers, distributors, retailers and consumers are to exercise caution and vigilance within the supply chain,” she said.

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Adeyeye called on marketers and consumers to avoid the importation, distribution, sale and use of the product, saying that product’s authenticity and physical condition must be carefully checked.

She called on members of the public in possession of the product to discontinue sale or use, and submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.

The NAFDAC boss advised healthcare professionals and consumers to report any suspicion of adverse reaction or substandard and falsified regulated products to the nearest NAFDAC office on 0800-162-3322 or via email:

She also encouraged healthcare professionals and patients to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of the product, to the nearest NAFDAC office.

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