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BIZZARE: Baby Girl Born With Three Legs

 

(NIGERIA) A baby girl identified as Nafisat has been born with many legs in Borno State, Nigeria.

Baby Nafisat was born to the Ahmed family in Bayo LGA of Borno state on the 18th of June, 2012.

The family’s joy quickly turned to sorrow as they witnessed many abnormalities surrounding her birth.

A surgeon at the Federal Medical Centre in Gombe states Nafisat needs intensive surgery to keep her alive.

Unfortunately, her parents have no means of paying for this expensive surgery.

They’re calling on Nigerians especially the first lady of the state to come to her rescue.

The medical director of the Federal Medical Centre in Gombe said the baby stands the risk of dying if the surgery is not carried out immediately.

Nafisat is currently in the Special Baby Unit at Gombe Federal Medical Centre and she is struggling with

  1. Imperforated anus
  2. Other multiple abnormalities

“The patient has to undergo a series of surgery in order to correct various enormities.” – Dr Adamu Madugu, the Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre, Gombe

Baby Nafisat is currently living on different medical gadgets and she needs N1 million for important corrective surgery.

Madugu said with N1 million, Nafisat would be able to pay for her surgery, drugs, investigation, pints of blood, feeding and accommodation.

“Unfortunately, the parents cannot afford the money due to financial constraints,” said the Surgeon who solicited that only government can help the po

 

or parents to save the life of the baby

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Why is Africa so poor despite its gold and diamond resources?

This is a very complex and misunderstood topic. Before answering, it is important to note that “Africa” is not a political or economic entity, and therefore addressing this issue must be done on a nation-by-nation basis. In fact, some African countries such as South Africa, Kenya, and to some extent Morocco and Egypt have relatively high standards of living. The question is also posed poorly, as Africa as a whole does not contain an even spread of gold and diamond resources, and often nations have additional resources or less (such as oil in Nigeria but desert in Chad).

Effects on most African nations’ wealth include, among other things, (1) residual effects of colonialism, (2) current exploitation of poor nations by wealthy nations, (3) a pervading lack of strong political institutions to manage the economy, and (4) Western ignorance in their interventionist strategies such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank.

Colonialism forced African peoples into regimented and incredibly foreign manners of government. Warring tribes were often “placed” in the same nation while other tribes were split by these artificial boundaries. Also, colonizers placed certain tribes in positions of power which has caused uprisings in areas such as Rwanda.

Pertaining to the question about natural resources, these are often extracted by wealthy nations, who take the wealth from those resources back to their already wealthy countries. This has been the case in oil-rich Nigeria and diamond-rich South Africa. Wealthy nations also often trade extraction rights for vast amounts of extorted “dirty money”.

Historically, the world has not seen a well-developed economy without a corresponding strong government. In contrast to a Western-style political institution of checks and balances, traditionally African tribes were not organized in such a way. Many argue that in addition to easy access to education, healthcare, and natural resources, a strong government that can balance its own power by virtue of the bureaucratic structure of itself is essential.

Lastly, the IMF, World Bank, and other international aid organizations have created massive problems by failing to understand the social and political contexts of the African countries within which they work. They lend money to nations, henceforth focusing on repayment of the loan, rather than the efficacious use of that loan. They require structural changes in the government that detrimentally weaken the local and federal governments. Furthermore, aid organizations normally focus on distributing birth control and food, which benevolently helps the people, but it ameliorates the symptoms without tackling the sickness, such as establishing and funding schools or citizen advocate groups.

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_is_Africa_so_poor_despite_its_gold_and_diamond_resources#ixzz22AJQpBN4

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DD Ready to Defend PIS

MAXWELL KACHERE, LL

Defending champions DD Sunshine Senior has intensified its preparation ahead of Presidential Initiative on Sports (PIS) National finals as they went down 5-0 to Malingunde Medicals in match played at Malingunde Ground.
The host capped a dominant first half as they lead with 1-0. Chipiku Division 2 outfit came flat out in the second half with hat trick from Duncan Harawa, Innocent Mitcho and own goal to seal victory and entertain their supporters who came in large number. DD applied a lot of late pressure in searching for consolation with individual performance from Captain Chisomo Kazisonga, Ratiphar Malunjika,and Elube Bottomani but Malingunde defence was solid and gave no chance DD strikers.
In early kick off DD sunshine youth held Malingunde youth to a 0-0 draw. DD Sunshine senior has played three friendlies with men sides drawing once and losing two and this coming Sunday they will play last friendly.

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I stand Accused

Yamikani Kamzimbi

I woke up as rain I try to
please you you wash your
clothes i woke up
as rain you complain
i will always stand accused.
I try to please everyone
you go to the field to sow
your seeds i woke up as sun
you complain i will
always stand accused
when will you appreciate me
appreciate for who i am
i do my best
but i will always stand accused
i stand accused.

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DD Youth In PIS Finals

Maxwell Kachere, LL
Dorothy Kumwenda`s goal 2nd
minutes from kick was enough
to book DD
sunshine youth a place into
finals after beating One Goal
Queens in Central
Region Women`s Presidential
Initiative on Sports(PIS) match
played at
Nankhaka stadium on Sunday.
Both teams struggled to play
good football; it was just lucky
that DD had
an early lead and defended it
well. As One goal kept on
applying late quick
pressure searching for an
equalizer. 25th minutes One goal
could equalize
as Tikomenji Zidana`s header
connecting Chifundo Mwimba
cross was cleared
by custodian Amidu Samu. Later
DD came flat out with lovely
exchange passes
from Wezzie Mvula, Rashida
Doulgas, Rachel Gonani and
Fanny Mwale`s set
found nobody to finish.
In an interview with One Goal
Coach Yasin Zidana said he was
not satisfied
with the results as poor
officiating affected the outcome
but my team
played good football. While DD
Youth Team Manageress Ivy
Zimba was
delighted with the results even
though we struggle to beat
them and further
said they will work out the
problems.
DD sunshine youth will face
either Kamuzu Barracks or DD
sunshine senior in
second semi finals in a midweek
fixture and finals is slated this
coming
Saturday on either Civo and
Nankhaka stadium. The winners
will went away
with K300, 000 and runners up
got K200, 000.

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Bushiri Lies to Congregation, Threatens to Make Zodiak Reporter Blind

Self acclaimed Major Prophet Shepherd Bushiri lied to his congregation on Sunday at Masintha ground in Lilongwe that among the worshippers there was a Zodiak Online journalist investigating him.

However, among the group there was none of our journalists yet the congregation was reportedly made to believe the ‘prophesy’ from the man of God.

People who attended the prayer service quoted Bushiri as saying;

“There is a Zodiak reporter here. He is here to investigate me on financial matters. Just come out yourself before I step down to expose you. Anyway, I will not do that.”

They said Bushiri further indicated that he would make the journalist blind.

The people said during the prayers Bushiri challenged that he indeed has got a lot of money as he pays Crossroads Hotel over K1 million per month to hold prayers.

He also said he pays MBC TV over K8 million and a South African TV over K14 million a month to broadcast his services.—Zodiak Online

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Computer Connection Holds an Auction

ANDREW MOSES

Computer connection on Friday, June 29, held an auction sale at its offices in Lilongwe . According to the company, the target of the sale was to create space in their warehouse.
“We are selling second-hand items because our warehouse is congested with different old items so that we can create enough space,” said Mrs. M. Kamlopa who is an accountant of the company. She further said the price offered matches the quality of the items preferable to the buyers.Kamlopa said the company also sells new items such as computers and printers.

On the other hand, some buyers complain that the items are expensive since they have been used for a long time and some of them need to be fixed.”If the items were in good condition I would buy them. The problem is that I will spend some money to fix them which entails that I bought them at a high price,” said one of the buyers who refused to mention his name. But the directer of the company did not say anything on the matter.

Computer Connection sells office equipment such as computers, photocopiers, desks as well as computer accessories.

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