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BREAKING: Andrea Pirlo Named As New Juventus Coach

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Former Italy and Juventus star Andrea Pirlo was Saturday named as the Italian champions’ new coach, the club announced.

Pirlo, 41, replaces Maurizio Sarri who was sacked after just one season as Juventus crashed out of the Champions League in the last 16 to French club Lyon on Friday.

Pirlo has signed a two-year contract.

Details later . . .

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How Rotary International’s 3-day health outreach brought relief to hundreds of indigents in Port Harcourt

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How Rotary International’s 3-day health outreach brought relief to hundreds of indigents in Port Harcourt


The three-day Family Health Program of the Rotary International District 9141 has come as a lifeline for many residents of Port Harcourt and its environs as the impact of the global health pandemic which has been made worse by the current recession has pushed access to health care farther away from those living in poverty.

Rotary District Governor Virginia Major


Speaking to journalists at the flag-off ceremony of the medical outreach at the Churchill Road Primary Health Centre, Port Harcourt, on Thursday, November 29, the District Governor, Virginia Major said: “it might seem like N5,000 is a little money to some of us, yet it is a lot of money to some families. For them to spend that kind of money on health, they won’t be able to eat for some time.”
The outreach which took place simultaneously at four different locations in Rivers State provided free testing, screening and examination for ailments like HIV, hepatitis B and C, MP, blood sugar level, cervical cancer. Beneficiaries received free eye test, dental cleaning and dental examination. Participants were given free drugs after proper diagnosis after diagnosis. Also, nursing mothers received free-mosquito nets as well as sanitary pads.

As the program wound up on Saturday, hundreds of adults, children and even infants and children had found some reasons to smile in these difficult times.
A community leader in the Old Port Harcourt Township, Daniel Clement Iyalla told newsmen that the medical outreach by Rotary International in the past five years has saved several lives through the distribution of free mosquito nets and other medical services which many cannot afford.
He said: “some are dying because they cannot take care of themselves. Even to buy drugs for malaria is a problem. This program is laudable.”

District Governor Virginia Major leads takes journalist around the facility


Assistant program officer of the cervical cancer program of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Sophia Dunu, told FR at the Churchill Road Primary Health Centre, that they were working in partnership with Rotary International as part of their cervical cancer secondary prevention program. She said the program involves the screening and treatment of pre-cancerous lesions in eligible women.
“Currently we are implementing in 50 health facilities across 19 local governments in Rivers state. So far, we have trained Master Trainers who have facilitated training for health care workers across these 50 health facilities”, she added.

Meanwhile, the Permanent Secretary of the Rivers State Primary Healthcare Management Board, Dr. Agiriye Harry has praised the efforts of Rotary International to reach out to the sick and vulnerable in the society and for championing the fight that eventually led to the eradication of polio in Nigeria and Africa.

cross section of patients waiting for their turn at the outreach

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Stop Calling Friday ‘Black’, Its A Holy Day For Muslims – Kano Hisbah Warns

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Kano Hisbah has reportedly written a notice to Cool FM, demanding that they stop calling Friday ‘Black Friday’ ahead of a “Black Friday Sales” expected to be conducted today November 27.

According to the Sharia Police, majority of Kano residents are Muslims and they consider Friday a holy day.

The notice also disclosed that Hisbah corps will be “around for surveillance purposes” with a view of stopping immoral activities at the event as well as maintain peace, harmony and stability in the state.

The letter read;

“I am directed to write and notify you that me eke is in receipt of complaint for the conduct of BLACK FRIDAY SALES on 27th November 2020 instant.

Accordingly, we wish to express our concern on the tagging of the Friday as “Black Friday and further inform you that, the majority of the inhabitants of Kano state are Muslims that consider Friday as Holy Day.

In view of the foregoing you are requested to stop calling the day as Black Friday with immediate effect and note that Hisbah Corps will be around for Surveillance purposes with a view to avoiding occurrence of any immoral activities as well a maintaining peace, harmony, and stability In the state.”

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