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Deaf Persons Lament IIl-Treatment, Want Disability Act Domesticated In Edo

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Edo State Association of Deaf (EDSAD), has lamented discrimination and ill-treatment suffered by her members in the state and the society at large, stressing that deaf people are not inferior but equal to any other able person in the society.

The Association wants Nigerian Disability Act, as assented by Presented Muhammadu Buhari, to be domesticated by Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, whom they described as the most disabled people friendly and also transmit and enact Executive Disable Bill for the wellbeing of people living with disability.

Members of Edo State Association of Deaf in an awareness rally in Benin City on Friday

In an awareness rally to mark this year’s International Week of the Deaf cum Deaf Awareness Day in Edo State, with the theme: “Sign Language, Right For All”, Chairman of EDSAD, Mr. Eromosele Kingsley, decried negative attitude of employers of labour towards deaf and dumb in Edo State.

Eromosele maintained that deaf persons do anything other able persons can do apart from talking and hearing.

He posited that no one should be abused, ignored or discriminated against on the ground of being disable, adding that the belief that deaf and dumb are dependents is erroneous and superstitious.

We are erroneously viewed by the society as dependent beings; one who must depend on the society and family members for survival. Resultant effect is the low level education and inferiority complex of the deaf, hence the need to create awareness and enlighten the public about the hidden talents and potential of deaf people.

“Deaf people all over the world (Edo State inclusive) suffer injustice. This is because society believe deaf people and the use of sign language are inferior and don’t deserve equal right. No one should be abused, ignored, silenced or excluded just for being deaf”, he added.

He, however, commended Mr. Godwin Obaseki for giving recognition to the deaf and dumb by employing them in different ministries and agencies including government house, discribing him as the most deaf and dumb friendly governor Edo State has ever had.

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

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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

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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

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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: sf.alert@nafdac.gov.ng.

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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