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9mobile Partners MEDICAID Foundation in the fight Against Cancer

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In line with its commitment to support initiatives that promote health, Nigeria’s telecom giant 9mobile recently partnered with MEDICAID foundation on a 6km walk against cancer in the central business district of Abuja.

Themed “Walk Away Cancer”, the event was put together to create awareness on the devastating effect of cancer, drum up support for the fight against the disease, and most importantly highlight the role of early detection in saving lives.

Speaking on the initiative, the convener, Dr. Zainab Bagudu who is the Chief Executive Officer, MEDICAID and wife of the Executive Governor of Kebbi State stated that the walk was put together as a gesture of support for those suffering from cancer and to create awareness about the disease so people can be self-aware to be able to prevent and manage the disease.

She said “As an organization, we have taken it upon ourselves to constantly show solidarity and encourage those affected to keep hope alive. Suffering from cancer is not the end of the world. And for everyone out there, we are saying that early detection goes a long way in saving lives.”

She noted further, that self-awareness plays an important role in helping to prevent and manage the disease. “It is true that there is no sure way to prevent every cancer. However, it has been estimated that more than 40% of cancer deaths could be prevented if people knew what to do to reduce the chances. For example, avoiding tobacco, eating a healthy diet, exercising, avoid or limit alcohol intake. All of these come from self-awareness,” she said.

Commenting on the initiative, the Executive Director, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, 9mobile, Abdulrahman Ado, who was represented at the occasion by the PR Lead, 9mobile, Chineze Amanfo, reiterated the company’s commitment to promoting the health of Nigerians, “9mobile is proud to be associated with the ‘Walk Away Cancer’ initiative, championed by MEDICAID Foundation towards sensitizing and supporting people suffering from the disease. Health is one of the CSR pillars of 9mobile and as such we are always willing to collaborate with individuals and organisation on initiatives that promotes health.”

His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kebbi State, Senator Abubakar Bagudu who was physically present to lend his support to the cause, urged the management of MEDICAID to continue to sustain the tempo.

He said, “I know this innovative and laudable initiative is already 13 years and still counting. I believe a lot more can still be done in sensitizing people about the devastating effect of cancer in society, so I am calling on other organizations as well as individuals to join in the fight against cancer.”

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Breaking: Saraki’s Cousin, Ex-Kwara Commissioner, Moronfoye Re-arraigned for Money Laundering, Contract Scam

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The aides to Governor Abubakar Bukola Saraki were today re-arraigned at the Ilorin Zonal Command of the EFCC on charges bordering on abuse of office, diversion of public funds and money laundering..

Ope Saraki, a cousin to former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and a former Commissioner for Information in Kwara State, Olatunji Oyeyemi Moronfoye, were re-arraigned on separate charges before Justice Muhammed Sani of the Federal High Court, Ilorin.

The case, which first geared on May 13, 2015 before Justice A. O. Faji of the Federal High Court, Ilorin has suffered series of setbacks occasioned by transfer of trial judges.

Ope Saraki, as the Senior Special Assistant on Millennium Development Goals, MDGs, allegedly received a cash payment of N11,180,000.00 (Eleven Million, One Hundred and Eighty Thousand Naira) from one Kunle Adimula, a sum which exceeded the cash amount payable to an individual.

Similarly, Moronfoye while being the Special Adviser on Millennium Development Goals, MDGs, allegedly committed procurement fraud by means of unlawful influence in the award of two contracts involving renovation of Ijagbo Primary Health Centre and supply of medical equipment to two hospitals in Kwara State.

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Residents commend Gov Abdulrazaq for construction of road leading to Akogun Oyedepo’s house

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The residents around Overcomers Junction at Government Day Secondary School area, along University road have showered encomiums on Kwara state Governor, Adbdulrahman Abdulrazaq for the construction of the road leading to Chief Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo’s house.

The road which has been in a terrible state of disrepair over the years, has received the attention of Governor Abdulrazaq.

The residents of the area in a statement signed by the Secretary, Prince Oyebanji Yusuf said they were surprised that such a road despite its importance would receive such targeted attention, given the stance of a prominent critic of the government, who is a well known resident of the area.

The community association stated that the road would reduce traffic and enhance the economic development of the area, commending the Kwara State Government for spread of economic development across the state.

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Governor Abdulrazaq sponsors Nigeria’s youngest Commissioner for post graduate studies abroad

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The Kwara state Governor, Adbdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has sponsored the youngest Commissioner in Nigeria’s history on post graduate studies at the University of York, United Kingdom.

Abdulrazaq at his recent interview recalled the emphasis on the importance of succession of women and youths in every sphere of leadership, harping on the need to mentor the younger generation of politicians in order to achieve inclusive governance in the country.

Joana Nnazua Kolo, who was the former Commissioner for Youth and Sports was dropped during the last cabinet reshuffling, but has since been sponsored for a Masters programme at University of York, by the state government.

“When we chose the youth corps member who was our youngest commissioner then — she’s from Edu local government and a Christian. They brought several names to me, but I said I want a woman. Then they came up and said the only woman we have will finish her youth service next month. I said bring her, we will wait till next month to swear her in. The community brought her. Maybe it was deliberate to show that she’s in youth service, but we embraced her. And she’s done well. She’s not in the cabinet any more. We’re sponsoring her for a master’s programme in the UK. She’s had the experience but we have to also prepare her for the future. She’s had this experience. What next? We will mentor her” Governor Abdulrazaq stated in his recent interview with This Day.

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