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UNICEF Urges Bauchi Govt To Initiate Policy For effective Faecal Sludge Management

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The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), Bauchi Field Office has called on the state government to initiate a deliberate policy that would ensure the effective management of faecal sludge.

The Chief of Field Office, UNICEF, Bauchi, Dr Tushar Rane made the call in Bauchi on Tuesday during a three-day Strategy Development Workshop on Climate-Resilient Faecal Sludge Management and Operative Guidelines for Bauchi State.

According to him, poor practices around faecal sludge disposal presented a devastating health impact on the people especially, children and women.

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He explained that the strategy document that would be developed from the workshop would present approaches for the service delivery and the enabling environment needed to implement and regulate safe Faecal Sludge Management in the state.

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The UNICEF boss added that the document would also include technical guidelines, standard operating procedures, monitoring and evaluation framework and the estimated investments needed for Faecal Sludge Management in Bauchi state.

“The outcome of this workshop is envisaged to serve as the operational guidelines for all the service providers and relevant stakeholders within the faecal sludge management value chain.

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“UNICEF, with the generous support of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will continue to work closely with the Bauchi State Government and other development partners to encourage safe and environment-friendly faecal sludge management,” he said.

Rane, who acknowledged that Bauchi state is a leading state in the implementation of WASH related interventions in Nigeria, said effective management of faecal sludge would contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goals related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.

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Also speaking, the Bauchi state Commissioner for Environment and Housing, Mr Danlami Kaule thanked UNICEF for the technical support provided to the state.

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He said that the collection, transport, treatment and end use or reuse of excreta constituted the value chain of fecal sludge management.

“I’m sure you will all agree with me that, that Faecal sludge management has been very poor in most of our states but the story is now changing in Bauchi State,

“BASEPA as a regulating Agency under the Ministry of Environment is doing a good work by formalising all the key actors along the fecal sludge value chain in the State.

“The Agency has come up with a draft guidelines for the faecal sludge management, and organised a series of capacity building workshops to faecal sludge manual and mechanized emptiers across the State.”

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The workshop was organised by the Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency in collaboration with the Bauchi State Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Agency with support from UNICEF and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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