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Health, Religion/Superstition: How Nigerians Dies In Droves; Out of Ignorance.

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Health, Religion/Superstition: How Nigerians Dies In Droves; Out of Ignorance.

Health, Religion/Superstition:
How Nigerians Dies In Droves; Out of Ignorance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

~By Oluwaseun Fabiyi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That December 2022 accorded a firsthand experience of how lots of Nigerians fall cheaply into the hands of avoidable deaths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health, Religion/Superstition:
How Nigerians Dies In Droves; Out of Ignorance.

 

 

 

 

While it could be said that,all humans worship who or what they consider a supreme being; through their religious inclinations,it must be noted that, religiousness shouldn’t take away sound reasoning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I embarked on a journey during the Yuletide,but had to rush back after 3 days, owing to certain urgent media assignments awaiting me in Lagos. While in transit, I had a somewhat sharp pain and continuous stomach arches that got me vomit over and over again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At this point, while many would think resorting to only prayers would do, I had to explore immediate first aids,took some water and prayed to be sustained back to Lagos from a journey that should last 9 hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One must say that the human anatomy is such that is complexly wired by nature;to be able to communicate defects and faults;like machines. In the event that such faults are detected,it behoves on individuals to proffer immediate solutions, to avoid total breakdown of the body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I got to Lagos and landed in General hospital, Ifako Ijaiye,where I was diagnosed and placed on admission. As a matter of fact,I “crossed over” into 2023 on sick bed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The intent of this piece, is not to bore you with my health predicaments during the Yuletide, but to bring to bare, how many Nigerians lose their lives, as result of sheer ignorance, overtly religious leanings and being unnecessarily ‘over-spiritual’ in health matters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My first disappointment at the hospital came, when a family brought in their 23 year-old son unconscious, with less than 18% blood level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The young man,who is said to have just won a scholarship,to study overseas needed just 3-4 pints of blood transfused to his body,in order to regain consciousness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

However,his parents rejected the doctors’ diagnosis and prescriptions. To my utmost bewilderment,they opted to go only spiritual,saying they prefer taking their son to their church’s ”Prayer Ground;” along Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While battling with my own pains, I imagined the great disservice this parents are doing their son, considering the enormous gridlock along that axis, especially that day being the 30th of December. I mumbled within me “why not yield to Doctor’s instructions as first aids;and then follow-up with prayers thereafter?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, to the astonishment of everyone, they drove away, only to return very shortly with their son’s corpse. He couldn’t make it to the prayer ground. He was confirmed dead after doctor’s examination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both parents ended up cutting short the life of their son; because of sheer ignorance, and or stupidity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a sadly related encounter, a woman of about 45 years came complaining of going through some pains in her body. She was subsequently asked to run a test of just 28 thousand naira,but she grumbled all day long that the money was to outrageous. She also prefers to visit prayer ground,for her health predicament.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In defiance to medical suggestions, she murmured while walking up and down, but suddenly, she fell into coma and couldn’t survive it,as she was confirmed dead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The most annoying and traumatizing was that, N80,000 cash was untied from her wrapper by her husband, who claimed she just took her monthly contributions. What ignorance!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I watched again,as a young lady of about 36 years-old slipped into coma. She claimed she mistakenly got pregnant by her husband just not too long after she had a child through Cesarean Section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The news of a possible complications and related challenges landed her into this life threatening condition. Wouldn’t she have known better? Wouldn’t she have been educated on child spacing, family planning and other related issues? Yet another show of ignorance!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many would want to sell the belief that,no amount of caution and carefulness would save from death,but it is wisdom,to refuse to be cajoled into living recklessly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In another sad encounter, a rich man was diagnosed of been poisoned through drinks. When asked by the Doctor,he confirmed his driver bought him a soft drink a few hour to the time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a fight for his life,the man pleaded that the Doctors help save his life. Meanwhile,he said he had over 5 million naira in his car booth, which he and the driver just collected that night, thinking after public holidays he would have it deposited into the bank.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While doctors were making frantic efforts to resuscitate him,the man abruptly gave up the ghost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There were many cases of unfortunate deaths;through ignorance and ‘over-spiritualism’ witnessed,but this few cases should be enough, to enlighten Nigerians that,no religion is against seeking medicare,as the wisdom in medicine is given by God Himself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One can only hope and pray that Nigerians learn from these mistakes.

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LAGOSIANS Calls for Removal of INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner over alleged bias against Igbos in Lagos

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LAGOSIANS Calls for Removal of INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner over alleged bias against Igbos in Lagos.

By Ifeoma Ikem 

A group known as Leaders After God’s Own Spirit Initiating A New State, LAGOSIANS, have called for the immediate removal of INEC REC, Segun Agbaje, following reports of a statement he made during a live TV interview on Channels where he gave reasons why people in Okota, Oshodi Local Government Area, cannot get their PVCs and inferred that the Igbos in the area were immigrants.
LAGOSIANS Calls for Removal of INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner over alleged bias against Igbos in Lagos
A statement by the Convener of the group, Dr. Bolaji O Akinyemi which was titled: Conspiracy against Democracy: INEC REC; Segun Agbaje’s Outburst, Other Matters Arising, accused the INEC REC of being complicit in a plan to disenfranchise Igbos in Lagos.
“in a reckless political communication known only with thugs, he made it clear that the reason they cannot have their PVC is because many of them are from the South East part of the country, inferring that they are immigrants.”
The group also alleged that there is fear in Lagos about a possible repeat of the Inconclusive election as it happened in Osun 2018 governorship election while Agbaje was the INEC REC at the time before his redeployment to Lagos.
“One could possibly have overlooked his transfer to Lagos as an internal issue to which the commission has right to, but not after his uncharitable comment about Igbos in Lagos. On moral grounds, Segun Agbaje should by now be on his way out of INEC without a petition or protest. Agbaje is a stigma on the integrity of the Mahmood Yakubu led INEC. INEC Chairman can’t keep a tribal bigot and nepotistic personality in his system and keep the integrity of his organization,” the statement read.
The group while dismissing any planned protest against the fuel and cash scarcity which it said is being instigated by those who crushed the #ENDSars protest in Lagos using the army, however asked LAGOSIANS to rise against what it called injustice meted against the Igbos in Lagos.
The statement said: “The only protest acceptable for now is Segun Agbaje must go! Our only hope for a better and greater future is the grand national protest scheduled for the 25th of February 2023! Our placards being our PVCs, anything that will compromise the system to oversee a free and fair election must be gotten rid of.
Agbaje has done it before and by his comment on the Igbos, the signs are obvious of what he is capable of. If Igbo will votes in Lagos, and their votes will count like that of every other tribe, then Agbaje must not remain INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Lagos state,” it added.
Dr. Akinyemi who is also the Convener of the Apostolic Round Table, while appreciating the endurance of Nigerians affected by the economic woes occasioned by scarcity of cash and fuel, also encouraged registered voters to ensure they collect their PVC in order to vote in the election, adding that any attempt to manipulate the polls should be met by the mother of all protests.
“Be prepared for pay back with figures beyond their manipulations and if in conspiracy with INEC, they serve the BVAS breakfast after the people’s victory as they did in Osun recently, then the mother of all protests can follow but till then, Segun Agbaje must go! We will cast our votes, ensure it is counted and our elected President announced, inaugurated and running the country!”

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Valentine Bash: As He dey Hot! Oritsefemi and your Boy SEIDU are set to light up Roseview court hotel & Apartment as it celebrates its 12th Anniversary and special St. Valentine’s day  Celebration.

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Valentine Bash: As He dey Hot! Oritsefemi and your Boy SEIDU are set to light up Roseview court hotel & Apartment as it celebrates its 12th Anniversary and special St. Valentine’s day  Celebration.

All road leads to the renowned hospitality outfit,  Roseview Court Hotel & Apartment situated in the Alagbole Akute  Ogun state Nigeria. As their mission statement connotes  “hospitality unspeakable @budget price” Roseview court is synonymous with all-round top-notch service in hospitality.
The outfit is set to mark its 12 years anniversary of Scintillating hospitality services at budget price  to all its customer across the world.
Valentine Bash: As He dey Hot! Oritsefemi and your Boy SEIDU are set to light up Roseview court hotel & Apartment as it celebrates its 12th Anniversary and special St. Valentine's day  Celebration.
According to its public relations officer, famous double wahala crooner will be performimg live along side your boy SEIDU and other major artiste across the country to celebrate its 12 years anniversary,  and lovers day on valentine.
At a media parley with the press on  line up of activities  to celebrate the outfit 12 years of service,  The  chairman of Roseview Group Hon.Bemigho Eyeoyibo said we are very happy to celebrate our 12 years of good service to our numerous clientele,  though the entire globe with Nigeria not an exception  is experiencing a downtime especially in the hospitality industry but we still keep and maintain our standard all glory to God,  Roseview  Court Hotel & Apartment today can compete with any Hotel around the world when it comes to modern hospitality service,  we have been able to give our service above board,  this explains it is a yearly ritual to celebrate our customers.
Programme lined up includes dance,Karaoke,games,raflle draw,drinks,candle light dinner amongst other freebies.The celebrations will also herald the launching of our new 3 bed apartment wing.

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Tinubu hails Nigerian Governors over Supreme Court ruling on CBN Naira Swap policy 

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Tinubu hails Nigerian Governors over Supreme Court ruling on CBN Naira Swap policy 

All Progressives Congress Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has hailed the Governors of the 36 states for standing on the side of the Nigerian people over the Central Bank new Naira and cashless policies that have subjected the masses to pains.
Tinubu hails Nigerian Governors over Supreme Court ruling on CBN Naira Swap policy 
According to Asiwaju Tinubu, the Governors especially the APC Governors who instituted the suit against the CBN and Federal Government at the Supreme Court acted well on behalf of the hapless Nigerians who have been made to bear the brunt of Naira redesign policy that has been poorly implemented.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday morning in a law suit brought before it by the governments of Zamfara, Kogi and Kaduna States gave an interim injunction against the CBN and Federal Government,  allowing the old N200, N500 and N1000 to remain legal tender beyond February 10 deadline until the case is fully disposed.
Following  the apex court ruling, Asiwaju Tinubu noted that the governors  have saved the country from  a needless political and economic crises and miseries which have clearly become the unintended consequences of the monetary policy of the apex bank.
Asiwaju Tinubu noted that the Supreme Court ruling coincided with the advisory of the International Monetary Fund urging for the extension of the deadline for the swap of the old naira notes, going by the problems being experienced across the country in getting the new notes.
“I want to salute the courage of our Governors and most especially the Progressives Governors in APC who acted to save our country from avoidable and dangerous political crises and social unrest which the Central Bank policy on new Naira notes has brought on our country.
“Our country was dangerously careering toward anarchy and political and economic shutdown.  But with the Supreme Court interim ruling our country has been pulled back from the precipice. We thank our Supreme Court Justices for ruling wisely on the side of the people who have been subjected to undue agony and pains since this policy was announced.
“The Federal Government and relevant stakeholders can now sit down and work out better framework on how to proceed with the new policy without causing any social and economic disruption and inconvenience to our people. We have examples of other countries that have successfully and seamlessly changed their currencies to learn from.
“Those countries give a long time, at least 12 months to effect the currency change. They do not engage in CBN-like Fire Brigade approach.
“We have seen how a good policy can be poorly implemented to cause unintended problems for the people who should be the beneficiaries. While lessons have been learnt, we must now move on as a country and people with a Renewed Hope for a better tomorrow.
“The sole aim of my running to be the president of our country is to make life better and more abundant for our people and this is an ideal for which I will remain eternally committed to.”
Asiwaju Tinubu called on the CBN to ensure that the Supreme Court ruling is effectively executed by taking all necessary steps to (i) ensure sufficient availability of Naira notes (whether old or new) and (ii) properly sensitising the public on the ruling and the consequent validity of old Naira.

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