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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Pictures from Toolz and Tunde Demuren's White Wedding in Dubai

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As earlier announced, Tolu Oniru 'Toolz' and her fiance Tunde Demuren had their white wedding on yesterday, May 28, 2016 in Dubai.  FKB brings you photos from the star-studded event.  

Wishing the couple a happy married life. Enjoy!

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Friday, May 27, 2016

President Barack Obama makes history as he visits Hiroshima for Peace Memorial

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Today President Obama laid a wreath at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial commemorating the 140,000 estimated to have died from the attack.  He became the first sitting U. S. president to set foot on the site of the world's first nuclear attack.

In his speech Obama said, 

"Technological progress without an equivalent progress in human institutions can doom us," Obama warned. "The scientific revolution that led to the splitting of an atom requires a moral revolution as well. That is why we come to this place."

"We have a shared responsibility to look directly into the eye of history and ask what we must do differently to curb such suffering again. Someday the voices of the hibakusha will no longer be with us to bear witness," he said, using the Japanese term for survivors of the nuclear blasts.

The Peace Memorial park he visited Friday afternoon marks the darkest days of Hiroshima, where about 350,000 Japanese civilians and military personnel were living on Aug. 6, 1945, the day the bomb fell.


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#2016DeomcracyDay: FG declares May 30 as a Public Holiday


The Federal Government has declared May 30, 2016 as a public holiday to allow Nigerians celebrate this year’s Democracy Day.

The Minister of Interior, Retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government on Wednesday in Abuja.

A statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr Bassey Akpanyung, quoted the minister as wishing Nigerians happy democracy day celebration.

He assured Nigerians that with the signing into law of the 2016 Appropriation Act, the country would witness a “New Deal” with its full implementation.

The minister pointed out that the 2016 Appropriation Act was laced with social intervention programmes aimed at improving the living conditions of the populace.

Dambazau congratulated Nigerians on the attainment of one year in office of President Muhammadu Buhari and enjoined all to continue to support the President in his sustained effort to build a peaceful, enduring and democratic legacy.

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Common breastfeeding problems you need to watch out for

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Worldwide, breastfeeding is recognised as the best way to feed an infant because it protects the mother and infant from a variety of health problems. Even so, many women who start out breastfeeding stop before the recommended minimum of exclusive breastfeeding for six months.

Often, women stop because of the common problems they encounter. With sound guidance and appropriate medical treatment, most of them can overcome these obstacles and continue breastfeeding for longer periods.

Breast engorgement

Engorgement is a medical condition that breastfeeding mothers can experience. The breast milk will come in around 24 to 72 hours after birth. A degree of fullness may be experienced in the breasts at this time. After feeding, at least, one’s breast should feel soft and light (well drained). Engorgement is caused by a build-up of blood, milk and other fluids in the breast. It will occur if the baby is not feeding and attaching well and the breasts not drained well during feeding. Less commonly, it may occur if the body is making more milk than the baby needs.

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Signs and symptoms

Engorgement results in very full and often painful breasts.

Ensure your baby is attached well when breastfeeding. Feed the baby frequently at least eight to 12 times every 24 hours.

Do not limit the baby’s time at the breast. Express a small amount of milk before you feed to soften your breast and help the baby to attach. Use cool towel or clothe from the refrigerator (not freezer) for comfort.

Blocked milk ducts

A blocked duct causes tender or painful lumps because of milk building up in the breast behind a duct. Milk ducts are small tubes inside the breast that carry milk through to the nipples.

Signs and symptoms

A painful red lump or swollen spot on the breast. One may also see a white spot on the nipple, which is another sign that a duct may be blocked. Blocked or plugged ducts are areas of the breast where the flow of milk is blocked. They can stretch the nearby breast tissue and cause a painful breast lump.

Management of blocked ducts: Feed frequently from the affected side first. Gently stroke the breast towards the nipple during the feed. This may assist the letdown reflex. For comfort and reduction of the swelling from excess fluid, apply a cold cloth or towel. Express after feeding and if there is a white spot on the nipple, soak the nipple with a warm moist cloth and the health worker rub or scratch off the spot with a sterile needle to allow the duct to open and the milk to flow again. Use paracetamol or anti-inflammatory tablets according to directions.

Prevention: Ensure correct positioning and attachment. For frequent drainage of the breast, alter your position during breastfeeding to include underarm position, cradle position or lying on your side. Check for a white ‘spot’ on the nipple as this may be blocking the milk duct. Avoid sudden long gaps between breastfeeding and expressing for your baby. Use tight or restrictive clothing such as a bra, pressing or holding one area of the breast too tightly, especially close to the nipple.

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Mastitis occurs when there is a blockage of milk in the milk duct. Some milk may leak out of the duct into the surrounding tissues causing inflammation and infection. Milk ducts are small tubes inside the breast that carry milk through to the nipples

Signs and symptoms

The breast has a red, painful area, an aching flu-like feeling such as a fever, feeling shivery and generally unwell. Seek medical help if fever lasts more than six hours.

Treatment of mastitis

Drain the breast frequently. Attach the baby to the affected side first. You may need antibiotics for 10 to 14 days. Keep the breast drained by expressing the affected breast after each feed. Cool cloths from refrigerator (not freezer) can relieve discomfort and pain. Anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen will reduce the inflammation and pain. Paracetamol may be taken to ease discomfort.

Nipple pain, sores and cracks

Another common reason mothers stop breastfeeding early is nipple pain. The causes of nipple pain include nipple injury (caused by the baby or a breast pump), while sore nipples are one of the most common complaints by new mothers. If the nipples are cracked or raw, one can put expressed breast milk or a nipple cream, petroleum jelly, ointment on them, and cover them with a non-stick pad.

This will keep the injured part of the nipple from sticking to the bra nipple vasoconstriction, which means the blood vessels in the nipple tighten and do not let enough blood through. To determine the cause of your pain, your healthcare provider will examine you and your baby, and watch you breastfeed.

Are you having issues with establishing breastfeeding? Talk to lactation experts, doctors, gynaecologists, paediatricians, nurses and other health workers, who are highly skilled in breastfeeding issues. There are foods and medications called galactagogue that can help you to increase breast milk supply, this works best when a mother has low prolactin levels (i.e when there is a genuine, not a perceived, low milk supply issue), and after a mother has received support and education to improve her breastfeeding or expressing technique.

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High-tension wire kills school- leaver, injures landlord in Lagos

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Tragedy struck on Fagbeyiro Street in the Alakuko area of Lagos State after a high-tension wire fell on a 14-year-old girl, Deborah Faleke, who was electrocuted.  The wire – which belonged to the Ikeja Electric – fell on the girl immediately electricity was restored to the area around 10am on Saturday.

Deborah, who had come to stay briefly with her elder sister, Bukola Ogunbajo, on the street, just left secondary school, having finished sitting for 2016/2017 West African Senior School Certificate Examination about three weeks ago.

It was gathered that Deborah was at the gate of the apartment when the wire fell on her head and also injured a landlord in the area, whose name had yet to be ascertained.  The victim’s elder sister, Ogunbajo, and neighbours rushed Deborah to a hospital, but she was rejected. She was rushed to another hospital, where she was confirmed dead.

It was gathered that the incident was reported at the Alakuko Police Division.

PUNCH Metro learnt that some Ikeja Electric officials also visited the street on Saturday to reconnect the damaged high-tension wire, promising Ogunbajo’s landlord, identified only as Ogudugu, and the deceased’s family that a meeting would be held with them.

When our correspondent visited the area on Thursday, Deborah’s father, Pastor Ademola Faleke, who lived on Ilupeju Street, said Deborah was his last child.

He said, “On Friday, I went out of Lagos State for a ministration. So, the girl went to stay with her eldest sister on Fagbeyiro Street. That was not her first time.

“I was at Iyana-Ipaja on Saturday on my way back when I was called on the telephone and told about the incident. There was no rainfall. Deborah was not sent on any errand. She was just passing through the gate when the wire fell on her. The marks on her body showed that the wire fell on her head.

“She was rushed to a hospital. The workers there said they did not have adequate equipment. So she was rushed to a second private hospital on Adegbola Street, where she later died. The doctor issued a death certificate to us.

“She just finished secondary school; she was also my interpreter. She was very active in church. I want the electricity distribution company to at least show some concern. My daughter, who is my joy, has been taken away by a careless electrical connection.”

Speaking with PUNCH Metro, the landlord, Ogudugu, said the Ikeja Electric officials promised to come on Thursday to hold talks with him.

He said, “There was a wooden hanger that connected the three high-tension wires. When electricity was restored that day, the wood caught fire and one of the wires snapped and fell. There was confusion in the whole area on Saturday. The officials promised to visit my house around 1pm today (Thursday). I am still waiting to receive them.”

A resident of the area, who gave his name only as Olusola, said, “A landlord was injured. He is still being treated in a hospital. Nobody could move near the girl for fear of being electrocuted.

“I want to enjoin the electricity distribution companies that any high-tension wire passing through a community should be placed on a suspended hanger so that if any of them breaks, it will not fall on people.”

The Lagos State Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Damasus Ozoani, confirmed the incident.

He said, “The police received the report of the electrocution. The high-tension wire cut off on the street and fell on the girl. Investigation is ongoing.”

The Head, Corporate Communications, Ikeja Electric, Felix Ofulue, had yet to reply to a text message sent to his mobile phone on the incident.
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