Blessing Okagbare–Otegheri, 33, was Nigeria’s hope for a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games but was suspended for testing positive in a drugs test taken in Slovenia in July 2021 in which the presence of Human Growth Hormone was found. Nigeria’s Minister of Sport Sunday Dare described the findings as “unfortunate”.
Okagbare-Otegheri has been Nigeria’s star track and field athlete. She holds the Olympic and World Championship records for long jump, and is a world medalist in the 200 meters. She also holds the Women’s 100 meters Commonwealth Games record for the fastest time at 10.85 seconds.
Just two days before her suspension, Okagbare-Otegheri criticised the Nigerian sports administrators for the handling of the July 31, 2021 disqualification of 10 Nigerian athletes for their failure to meet for the mandatory three out-of-competition tests. The athletes took to the streets of Tokyo at the time, to protest their banning.
“Blessing Okagbare remains one of our best athletes who has served Nigeria well. We empathise with her. Nigeria will monitor closely developments around her temporary suspension and appeal,” Dare said at the time.
In October 2021 the Athletics Integrity Unit issued more charges against Okagbare-Otegheri in relation to three separate disciplinary matters.
The U.S. Department of Justice has revealed that a man linked with Okagbare-Otegheri has been charged in a U.S. court for allegedly providing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes competing in last summer’s Tokyo Olympics, including Nigeria’s celebrated queen of the tracks.
Nigeria: Pupils Turned Back as FCT Teachers Resume Strike
Primary school pupils were turned back home on Wednesday as teachers in government-owned primary schools resumed their suspended strike action over non-payment of their promotion arrears by the area council chairmen.
City News, which went round some public primary schools across the FCT, observed as pupils were being asked to go back to their homes, while classrooms and school gates were under lock and key.
A parent, Mrs Rebecca Ajiboye, who came to drop her kids at LEA Primary School, Kwali Central, while speaking with our reporter, said she was not aware of the strike action by the teachers, and therefore appealed to the area councils to intensify effort to pay the teachers their entitlements in the interest of the children’s education.
Mr Gambo Ibrahim, another parent who also came drop his child at LEA Demonstration Primary School, Gwagwalada, told our reporter that it was unfortunate that government had failed to come to negotiation with the teachers over their promotion arrears despite intervention of the FCT Administration.
Comrade Ameh Baba, Chairman, National Union of Teachers (NUT), Kubwa chapter, said the area councils were owing their members arrears that cut across payment in promotion and minimum wage beginning from 2011.
Reacting, the chairman of the FCT wing of NUT, Comrade Stephen Knabayi, said the union decided to resume the strike action due to lack of commitment by the six area councils over agreement with the union to come up with a workable template for payment of LEA primary school teachers arrears in the FCT.
By Abubakar Sadiq Isah & Adamu Umar
in this post we are going to talk about Malnutrition and everything you need to know about it
Food serves multiple functions in the most living organisms. For example, it provides materials that are metabolised to supply the energy required for absorption and translocation of nutrients, for the synthesis of cell materials, for movement, for excretion of waste productions and for all other activities of the organisms. Food also provides materials which aid the formation of the structural components of the living cells.
Malnutrition is the physical condition resulting either from a faulty or inadequate diet (that is, a diet that does not supply normal quantities of all nutrients) or from a physical inability to absorb or metabolise nutrients, owing to disease. Malnutrition may be result to several conditions. first, sufficient and proper food may not be available because of inadequate agricultural processes, imperfect distribution of food or certain social problems such as poverty or alcoholism. In these instances, the cause of malnutrition is most often found to be a diet that is deficient in calories or protein. Malnutrition may also result when certain foods containing one or more of the essential vitamins or minerals are not included in the diet. this commonly leads to specific nutritional deficiency diseases. Poor eating habits and food preferences may lead to malnutrition through the habitual consumption of certain foods to the exclusion of others or of large quantities of non-nutritious foods. In certain parts of Africa for example, the practice of weaning breast-fed infants to a diet consisting chiefly of one kind of starchy food, such as cassava, may lead to protein deficiency (kwashiokor)
6 Things that kills the male pen*s
There are many things that kills a mans pen*s when it’s action time but these 6 made it to the top of our list. It’s really important you know the things that can weaken your boners and affect s*x with your partner.
Below are 6 things that kill your p*nis
If you want hard-rock boners, you need to limit your sugar intake. Sugar affects your body’s testosterone production, making it tougher for you to get it up.
2. INADEQUATE SLEEP:
I understand you have to work real hard which means lesser sleep but if you desire to maintain your boners, then you need to get adequate sleep. Sleep is essential for testosterone production.
You probably didn’t want this to be in this list but I am really sorry to disappoint you. Taking too much alcohol lowers your testosterone levels. So easy with the booze.
4. RUNNING TOO MUCH:
Running 40 or more miles a week can drop your testosterone level by 17% according to a University of British Columbia research.
5. SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME INDOORS:
Spending too much time indoors affects your boners due to lack of vitamin D you fail to receive from the sun and this vitamin is important in the production of testosterone.
Too much of everything they say is bad and that also includes soy which according to a Harvard Medical School research if consumed too much over an extended period of time could affect your boners.
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