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Senator Shehu Sani has revealed that mass killings being reportedly carried out by herdsmen in the country were sponsored by some governors. President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday when he visited the Archbishop of Canterbury, alleged that former Libya President Muammar Gaddafi trained the killer herdsmen.

However, the Senator representing Kaduna Central in a series of tweets on his handle, alleged that governors operating the policy of conditional cash transfer should be held responsible for herdsmen killings. He thus called on the Federal Government to treat such governors as risk.

“The roots of Herdsmen mass murder and kidnappings in other parts of Nigeria is in the policy of ‘Paying Fulani Herdsmen’ by some Governors. They appeased a monster with public funds and now the monster is going door to door;Sahel,Savanna and mangrove forests,” the lawmaker tweeted.

“Any Governor of a state operating the policy of Conditional Cash transfer to Killer Herdsmen is their patron. And he must be seen and treated as a national security risk.”

 

ANY GOVERNOR OF A STATE OPERATING THE POLICY OF CONDITIONAL CASH TRANSFER TO KILLER HERDSMEN IS THEIR PATRON.AND HE MUST BE SEEN AND TREATED AS A NATIONAL SECURITY RISK.

— SENATOR SHEHU SANI (@SHEHUSANI)
APRIL 12, 2018

THE ROOTS OF HERDSMEN MASS MURDER AND KIDNAPPINGS IN OTHER PARTS OF NIGERIA IS IN THE POLICY OF ‘PAYING FULANI HERDSMEN’ BY SOME GOVERNORS.THEY APPEASED A MONSTER WITH PUBLIC FUNDS AND NOW THE MONSTER IS GOING DOOR TO DOOR;SAHEL,SAVANNA AND MANGROVE FORESTS.

— SENATOR SHEHU SANI (@SHEHUSANI)
APRIL 12, 2018

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GLOW Health, The Fresh Face of Health, Wellness and Nutrition, Officially Launches Operations in Nigeria

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GLOW Health, a wellness and nutrition services company has announced the commencement of its health services to the general public in Lagos, Nigeria.

In a well attended ceremony that was held at its Ikoyi office over the weekend, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer, GLOW Health, Miss Adanna Monde, said the business is service-oriented and offers complete, personalized nutrition and health consulting services.

Monde, who is an American Registered Nurse, Public Health Consultant and Certified Nutritionist, explained that the company is the first of its kind in Nigeria and boasts of some of the very best cutting edge technologies on wellness and healthcare services.

According to her, GLOW Health is well-equipped with professionals including Registered Dietician-Nutritionists, Certified Nutritionists, Registered Nurses, and Public Health Professionals.

Monde said, “Our niche focus is grounded in health and nutrition sciences, blended with the principles of public health and health promotion and aims to provide guidance based on science, evidence-based best practices and nutrition education in order to help clients adopt healthier, sustainable lifestyle changes.”

Speaking on the values that drove the creation of the company, she said the outfit was driven by her passion to impact qualitative health and nutrition values to the public in Nigeria. 

“GLOW Health thoroughly understands the disease processes, science and dietary treatment required to manage all diseases of lifestyle including high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, gout, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, cirrhosis, obesity and much more.”

She said: “At GLOW Health, we assess each individual holistically and practice Lifestyle Medicine as a tool for preventative care. This allows us to focus on systems, not just symptoms.”

“Our areas of focus include dietetic management of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, gout, kidney disease and other chronic diseases; Weight loss, gain or maintenance plan specifically tailored to your health history, dietary preferences, and goals.”

“Our team of qualified registered nurses provide the highest quality preventative screenings designed to identify risk factors that can lead to heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and other serious illnesses. We use quick, non-invasive methods to get you results and recommendations you can review with multi-disciplinary health specialists.”

“Our firm also provides corporate wellness programmes aimed at improving employee health and overall wellness by eliminating or reducing health issues affecting work productivity, this is so because we clearly understand the grey areas and have holistically structured our operations to proffer well-tailored solutions to the numerous problems that might stand in the way of qualitative output. We offer a fully digital Mobile Nutrition Clinic, corporate cafeteria reviews, health talks, seminars and workshops to boost employees holistic wellbeing. We come up for solutions that work with the employee, not just for the employer. We offer public health consulting services and provide research and information that will lead to improved programs and policies and have a direct impact on the health of the public.” Monde said.  “We also provide chef training on healthy food preparation and the fundamentals of basic nutrition, sports nutrition, and have an extensive range of healthy food and equipment available at The Wellness Market,” she explained.

She also listed other areas of the firms services as Full Body Composition using award-winning body composition analysers used in NASA and amongst the top medical, fitness and nutrition professionals to assess Weight, BMI, Body Fat Percentage, Muscle Mass, Bone Mass, Visceral Fat, Basal Metabolic Rate, Total Body Water, and Metabolic Age. 

Visit them at 7-12 Rumens Road, Ikoyi, Lagos and call 08175989222 to book your appointment for a consultation.

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Tony Elumelu Foundation Hosts European Commission, Leading Development Finance Institutions and Think Tanks in Brussels

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At a time when Europe’s relationship with Africa is high on foreign policy and developmental agendas and with the European Union beginning to deliver on its 2017 External Investment Plan, targeted at attracting investment and job creation in Africa, the Tony Elumelu Foundation brought together leading stakeholders in the development finance sector, at a case study session in the EU capital, Belgium.

The convening demonstrated that Africa also had solutions to bring to the table and platformed the Foundation’s unique approach to catalysing entrepreneurship in scale across the continent.

Themed “A Convening on Africa’s Economic Transformation: A Case Study of the Tony Elumelu Foundation”, the event presented the results of the first five years of the Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Programme a unique programme, which has trained, mentored and seeded 4,470 African entrepreneurs with 3,050 newly announced to receive seed funding, and drawn over 200,000 applications to its 2019 cycle. Tony Elumelu’s $100m investment in entrepreneurial philanthropy was held up as an example of how vital capital could be targeted efficiently and effectively, at African businesses best able to create significant economic and developmental impact.

Opening the event, Mr. Koen Doens, Deputy Director General, DEVCO, EU, said: “Africa needs to create jobs by the millions to match the needs of its exponentially growing population. It will achieve this only if it unleashes a generation of empowered entrepreneurs. The Tony Elumelu Foundation contributes to this massively. The European Union wants to play its part and contribute to this endeavour.”

During an indepth question and answer session with EU-Africa relations expert, Annie Mutamba, Founder, Mr. Tony O. Elumelu CON, highlighted the growing interest in the Tony Elumelu Foundation and its unique approach, while welcoming a new type of intervention in Africa. “We very much believe in collaboration, mutual respect and a shared commitment to transform Africa. Africa is ready but we need to do this through the right sustainable manner, that enables our people to become self-reliant, and independent, instead of perpetuating dependency. We need to implement practical solutions on ground through entrepreneurship, which empower people economically and addresses issues of extremism, migration, and insecurity.”

Minister Phillippe De Backer, Minister for Digital Agenda, Telecommunications and Post, Belgium, also commented: “There is an increasing desire in Europe to engage Africa, including its grassroots in a structure and targeted approach with the right processes. The Tony Elumelu Foundation offers this platform.”

The Tony Elumelu Foundation, which last month in March announced 3,050 selected entrepreneurs for its 2019 cycle, continues to grow in scale, ambition and impact, and now actively leverages technology to support entrepreneurs through TEF Connect – a digital hub designed to link entrepreneurs across Africa, and which already has 500,000 users.

On the Foundation’s future plans, he stated: “We want to make sure that we impact more, reach more, touch more lives and get more women involved. We want to see more Northern Africa participation. We would like to reach 10,000 a year, with support from partners to empower additional entrepreneurs. We want to eradicate poverty and create wealth in a sustainable way. Ultimately, \we want a larger and broader entrepreneurship ecosystem, that supports young Africans, and we want to deepen our engagement with government to create the enabling environment to support these Africans to succeed – the right investment climate, training, education, access to capital and most importantly creating the right investment culture.”

Other dignitaries at the event included: Carl Michiels, Director, European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); Bruno Wenn, Former CEO/Chairman at DEG-German Investment and Development Company, and Advisory Board Member, Tony Elumelu Foundation; Mr Viwanou Gnanssougou, Assistant Secretary General, African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) at the European Council of the European Union, and Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu, CEO of the Tony Elumelu Foundation.

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A Mother Knows —- A Short Film About Autism By GTBank [WATCH]

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A Mother Knows is a short film by GTBank created to raise awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in Nigeria. The film tells the story of a young boy growing up with autism and the impact of the condition on his family as they raise him.


According to the WHO, 1 in 160 children live with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) worldwide. In Nigeria, however, the condition is hardly diagnosed, rarely understood and children with ASD often suffer neglect and stigmatization. To address these challenges, GTBank launched the Orange Ribbon Initiative to support children and adults living with Autism and other developmental disorders.

The film, A Mother Knows, is part of the Bank’s effort in addressing the neglect and stigmatization of children living with Autism face, daily.

Speak up against the stigmatisation of people living with Autism and other developmental disorders.

Visit www.gtbank.com/autism to learn more about Autism.

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