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36 regain sight after Adamawa’s medical outreach

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Thirty-six people who had suffered vision loss for many years have regained their sight following a medical outreach in communities around the northern part of Adamawa State.


The 36, who had been considered totally blind for between five and 20 years, were able to see for the first time after doctors worked on them free of charge.


The 36 were among over a hundred people with varying degrees of cataract afflictions identified by medical volunteers mobilised by Iya Abbas Foundation for outreach in Uba Gaya, Kwalhi/Maraba Mubi and Hong town, all in Hong local government area.

The cataract patients, the 36 who were suffering total sight loss and 70 others with other sight conditions had successful surgeries sponsored by Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF) mostly at hospitals in Uba Gaya and Kwarhi, according to Dr Hauwa Iya Abbas who coordinated the medical outreach.

“We had a pre-program Needs Assessment when we identified over 3,000 patients needing intervention over various health challenges,” Dr Hauwa told newsmen in a post-programme interview at her Yola residence during the weekend.

She explained further: “Our target was to see 100 cataract patients but we were able to see 106. For the general surgeries (outside eye-related cases) we were able to do 126, cutting across various health conditions.”

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Returning to the joy of those who regained their sight following the intervention by the Iya Abbas Foundation and Petroleum Trust Fund, Dr Hauwa said although a good number of cataract sufferers turned up during registration for the programme, the programme could only accommodate 106 of the worst cases.

“We went mostly for the most severe cases, especially those who had lost vision in one or both eyes,” she said, adding that after the surgeries, the beneficiaries went home as happily changed persons.

The Iya Abbas Foundation conducted the free medical outreach courtesy of funding from PEF around Hong local government area, the home of the Foundation which was formed by the siblings of the late Alhaji Iya Abbas, including Rt Hon Abubakar Iya Abbas, speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, in honour of the late patriarch.

Expressing her appreciation to all who made the free medical outreach programme a success, Dr Hauwa said, “PEF went above and beyond as the major sponsors of the programme. We also collaborated with the Association of Resident Doctors, other doctors, nurses and pharmacists who came around and took the stress from everything.”

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“I don’t mind giving that to Wizkid” – Lady says as she shows off her big butts

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An unidentified curvy Nigerian lady, has taken to social media to profess her unwavering love for award winning singer, Wizkid.



According to her, she had always crushed on the father of three even as a secondary school student, adding that she wasn’t paid to speak good of the singer, but it was necessary for her to express her feelings.

In a video that was shared on Instagram the lady while flaunting her curves, stated that she was ready to give the “Ojuelegba” crooner her butt.

In her words,

“I don’t know what he did to me, but I just like him. I have been liking Wizkid since way back when I was in secondary school.

“I don’t mind giving that to Wizkid”. she said as turned to she show off her butt.

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Nigerian military silent on service chiefs sack calls, reacts to UN figure on massacre

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The Nigerian military, on Monday, turned down a question about calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Service Chiefs due to Boko Haram and ISWAP attacks.

Hashtag #SackTheServiceChiefs is trending after the Saturday massacre in Borno.

The funeral of 43 Zabarmari farmers killed by Boko Haram was held on Sunday.

The victims were brutally murdered at Koshebe village in Mafa Local Government Area.

On Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, Major General John Enenche, Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, refused to comment on the clamour for a change of military heads.

“You are not being fair to me, asking me that question about change of service chiefs. It is beyond me,”

The spokesman told the interviewer.

Reacting to the United Nations’ position that terrorists murdered as many as 110 civilians at the weekend, Enenche said it remains unconfirmed.

“I knew it (the UN figure) is going to come up because it is coming from the United Nations and not a source that does not want to be identified. This is a source that has identified itself that 110 specifically (were murdered).”

The General confirmed that some people ran into the bush during the attack but had started returning.

“As at 2 pm yesterday (Sunday), I called them and they got back to me at about 7 pm yesterday, still counting, looking if they will recover (more corpses). We call it Exploitation after Action Review.”

The General noted that military officials and Governor Babagana Zulum counted 43 bodies.

“We may count up to the figure he gave in the future. But as it is, what we have counted with the locals is still 43. And we are hoping that we don’t get beyond that”,

Enenche added.

During his visit to Zabarmari, locals informed Zulum that a number of indigenes were still missing.

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Badu Kobi predicts a 52.3% win for John Mahama in 2020 election

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Badu Kobi predicts a 52.3% win for John Mahama in 2020 election
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The 2020 elections is fast approaching and people are making last minutes predictions on who would emerge as the winner after the December 7 polls.


Men of God on the other hand are not left out as some Prophets who claim to have heard the voice of God have also revealed what was shown to them as the outcome of the elections.

For sometime now, a lot of them have come out to reveal who is winning the elections while some are predicting for John Mahama and the NDC, others have also stated that Nana Akuffo Addo would be retained as the President for the second time.

With barely a week to the elections, Prophet Badu Kobi has announced his final prophecy on who would emerge as winner of the elections.

According to him, John Mahama would win the elections in the first round with him not getting not less than 52.3%.

He said: “…The votes for 2020 elections in Ghana are for John Mahama. It is 52.3 per cent or more for John Mahama and I am saying it well for the bloggers to hear it.”

In his other prophecies, Badu Kobi revealed that the coming week is going to be a bad one for the ruling NPP as everything will turn against them spiritually and physically.

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