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The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, has claimed that Nigeria suffers from a deficit of 564 million condoms annually.

To check the trend, AHF says it will distribute over 600,000 condoms across the country as part of activities to commemorate this year’s International Condom Day.

The Advocacy and Marketing Manager of the Foundation, Mr. Steve Aborisade, in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja said the day was set aside to promote the prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV and unwanted pregnancies.

“The commemoration is usually observed on February 13 in preceding Valentine’s Day; however, the day was moved to February 7 due to the 2019 general elections.

“The condoms will be distributed in Abuja and five other states of Benue, Kogi, Nasarawa, Anambra and Cross River,’’ he said.

The Country Programme Director, Dr. Echey Ijezie, AHF-Nigeria, said that the Nigerian National Condom Strategy emphasised a deficit of 564 million condoms annually in the country.

He said the National AIDS and Reproductive Health Survey 2012 indicated that despite the increased awareness about condom in Nigeria, there is still low acceptance.

“Abstinence from sex, for those who can, remains very effective in preventing STIs and unplanned pregnancies.

“AHF is confident that when we keep reminding people about using condoms with access to free condoms, we would have helped to reduce new HIV and STIs, prevent unwanted pregnancies, while promoting healthy lifestyle choices,’’ Ijezie said.

According to Chief Global Policy and Advocacy AHF, Mr. Terri Ford, condoms are still the cheapest and best option for preventing HIV, STDs, and unwanted pregnancies.

“Our International Condom Day events are a fun way to bring people together and get them information about how to keep themselves and their loved ones safe and healthy.

“International Condom Day also helps remind people that there is still an HIV crisis across the globe,’’ he added.

AHF President, Mr Michael Weinstein, also said that promoting safe sex practices was also important in a time when funding for global health has remained flat for the last several years.

He said that lack of funds also includes money for condoms, adding that it is critical to stay healthy and be disease-free, particularly in countries that experience higher prevalence rates for HIV.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the largest global AIDS organisation, currently provides medical care and services to more than one million clients in 43 countries.

 

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This poem is speaking for those who romance death, who conjecture their fate, it is also speaking about suicide as if the way out of suffering of this world and also if the after world an abode of peace or not,Written by Ajao et Solomon Part 3 Students of English department at Obafemi Awolowo University

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this poem is speaking for those who romance death,  who conjecture their fate, it is also speaking about suicide as if the way out of suffering of this world and also if the after world an abode of peace or not,written by ajao et solomon part 3 students of english department at obafemi awolowo university This poem is speaking for those who romance death,  who conjecture their fate, it is also speaking about suicide as if the way out of suffering of this world and also if the after world an abode of peace or not,Written by Ajao et Solomon Part 3 Students of English department at Obafemi Awolowo University IMG 20190523 WA0023

 

 

this poem is speaking for those who romance death,  who conjecture their fate, it is also speaking about suicide as if the way out of suffering of this world and also if the after world an abode of peace or not,written by ajao et solomon part 3 students of english department at obafemi awolowo university This poem is speaking for those who romance death,  who conjecture their fate, it is also speaking about suicide as if the way out of suffering of this world and also if the after world an abode of peace or not,Written by Ajao et Solomon Part 3 Students of English department at Obafemi Awolowo University IMG 20190523 WA0023 300x209

*THE ABODE OF PEACE*

By the buy to the world of drama
Where the little one will greasy like a gasoline
The food of frame, it is ineluctable
Now, he sees life as cold- blooded.

He says,
The pain of today, the memory of tomorrow
How can a soul sacrifice himself for sorrow?
In a trice, the pain is fruitless
After an hazardous journey Hither and thither.

The salty water tag me a friend
What a murderous world, the world of pain
Where our daydream is in coma
The life i see as my one-time play.

In my quest to have a fruit
Not knowing my strive is giving birth to pain
What a world! What a world!
I sense another world is my home

©Ajao

Aloof of all glimpse of it,
Sadness overwhelming.
The course of the world being twisted, twisted by endless struggles,
The Eagle soars high, high enough to fall,
To fall breaking without remedy,
What a world we are!
The vicissitudes are endless with struggles,
Captivating, even piercing to the deepest part of the soul,
The strong has been amputated
The tall being dwarfed, dwarfed by spell of doom
He spell that binds the soul to unprofitable cravings
Cravings leading to demnation
He search for the world of peace is lost,
He search in the after also may not.

©Solomon

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The Vice-Chancellor of University of Ilorin, Prof. Suleiman Age, on Friday expressed the institution’s readiness to grant admission to athletes who distinguished themselves during the 5th National Youth Games (NYG).

The Vice-Chancellor made the promise while hosting Directors of Sports from 23 states of the federation, as well as other sports stakeholders.

The group and some officials of the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development were in Ilorin for a Joint Technical Meeting of the 5th NYG scheduled for September.

“Unilorin s always open to hosting national and international sports competitions and events,” the Vice-Chancellor said.

The Director of Grassroots Sports Development Department, Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development, Dr Ademola Are, in a speech said the Ministry would continue to play its role in the organisation of the NYG.

The delegates had earlier undertaken an inspection visit to the various venues and accommodation facilities earmarked for the Games.

While reacting, they commended the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development for the sustained hosting of the Games.

They also commended the Vice-Chancellor and management team of University of Ilorin for their hospitality and the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the Games’ next five editions.

The delegates, during their meeting, approved the list of sports and events for the Games and resolved to include mixed doubles events for badminton, table tennis, Ayo, darts and tennis.

They also included team event for chess and are to get clarifications on the heavyweight categories in kung-fu and taekwondo.

The delegates also approved the timelines for the NYG and resolved that online accreditation would take place in various states and the FCT.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the screening of athletes would hold on Sept. 9.

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