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Odunlade Adekola unveiled as health insurance ambassador in Ogun state

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Odunlade Adekola, the Nigerian actor, has been unveiled as Ogun state health insurance ambassador.

Tomi Coker, the state commissioner for health, said Odunlade’s appointment was part of the state’s efforts to expand the insurance scheme across the state.

Coker also said Adekola’s versatility and massive fan base will help broaden the health insurance scheme across the state.

The commissioner added that it will help as a “catalyst to propagate the movement and acceptance of the scheme across the state”.

“We will like to draw awareness to our health insurance acceptance in the communities. We looked up and down in Nigeria and inward in Ogun and our Ambassador cannot be anybody else than Mr Odunlade Adekola, because he is a son of the soil,” Coker said.

“He was born right here in Abeokuta and he’s a very familiar face on our screens and on radio. We want the public to engage in our health insurance process, hence, the choice of this multi-talented and influential brand Ambassador.”

The commissioner, who signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Adekola, said Ogun has registered 50,000 indigents in 196 primary healthcare centres in the state.

Coker also said the indigents are those from the informal sector, who cannot afford out-of-pocket payments to access quality healthcare, hence, the need to raise awareness for more registration.

She said the residents who registered, were expected to pay N12,000 annually to register for the insurance scheme, so as to access healthcare at any of the primary health centres in the state.

“A couple of weeks ago, the insurance law mandated that we, as citizens of Nigeria, must have health insurance.

“This means that we will have a sustainable way of financing our healthcare and no one will have to pay out of pocket to access healthcare.

“Of the 50,000 that registered, we have been able to employ 50 doctors, 40 midwives and about to employ 64 more doctors to ensure that when you visit a health centre, you’ll meet a doctor or skill health professional to attend to you.”

Speaking on the endorsement deal, Adekola promised to publicise the health insurance scheme across the state while appreciating the state government for the opportunity.

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I was not arrested – Kizz Daniel narrates what really happened (Video)

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Nigerian singer, Kizz Daniel, has tendered an apology to his Tanzanian fans for failing to show up at a music even in the country on Sunday.

This is also as he made a clarification that he was not arrested by the police rather he was invited for questioning.

BODEX BLOG recalls that the music star was reported to have been arrested in Dar es Salaam on Monday, August 8 for failing to perform at the show.

During a press conference on Tuesday, Kizz Daniel dismissed reports that he was arrested, saying that the police only questioned him for the behaviour of fans who had earlier trashed the venue in anger over his non-appearance.

He explained his side of the story, apologised and promised a free show for Friday in collaboration with the show promoter Str8up Vibes.

“We agreed to put up a show on Friday. A free show. So, I will be partnering with Str8up Vibes. Also, I must apologise to the fans. None of this was intentional. I love my job. Mainly, I love performing.

“I didn’t mean to disrespect the fans. It was never intentional. I wanted to perform. I came to Tanzania to perform, but due to some circumstances way over my power, we couldn’t make that happen.

I apologise once again to the people of Tanzania, and I hope you guys give me another chance to give you a show, to give you a proper show, a beautiful show,” he said.

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Kizz Daniel Apologises, Promises Free Show On Friday

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Nigerian singer, Kizz Daniel, has apologised for failing to perform at a show in Tanzania on Sunday.

Daniel was arrested in Dar es Salaam on Monday for failing to perform at the show. Fans had earlier trashed the venue in anger at the non-appearance of the singer.

At a press conference on Tuesday night streamed on the show promoter’s Instagram page, #str8upvibes_, the ‘Buga’ crooner explained his side of the story, apologised and promised a free show for Friday.

He said, “This Friday, a free show by the way, I will be partnering with Straight Up Vibes to make that happen.

“I must apologize to the fans. None of this was intentional.”

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Toyin Lawani loses pregnancy

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Toyin Lawani, the Nigerian fashion entrepreneur, has lost her pregnancy.

The celebrity fashion designer announced this in a lengthy statement on Instagram.

Lawani had revealed in February 2022 that she was pregnant.

But in the statement, she described her loss as a “difficult trauma.”

“Losing An unborn child can be the most difficult trauma to deal with because you would have bonded & started making plans for the future. I have always said I wanted to have just 2 kids,” she wrote.

“Then my doc advised me to take out my womb due to the complications I was having.”

Lawani further detailed her childbearing troubles and experience with fibroids.

“I dealt with a lot, multiple fibroid surgeries, arthritis, back backs, neck pains, side pains, at times I would literally wake up paralyzed, I wear a neck brace daily but when in public I take it off, too many questions,” she added.

“Few months forward I found out I was pregnant again, this wasn’t planned at all & I and hubby said to tell no one, cause we weren’t sure, even when my friends said, you’re pregnant, I will just laugh abt it.

“And say no it’s not there, unfortunately, I got so stressed &depressed, started bleeding as usual cse I bleed having all my kids, from day one till due date.

“So felt it was normal, but it took a huge turn& I lost it, in the process, I’m hearing I need a spine surgery I’m like how old I’m I.

“Anyways I have lost so many things in life, but I felt this to my bones, cause it could have bn avoided but I thank God for his mercy upon my life.

“I neva hv shared ds much cse I hate showing weakness, But neva judge a Book by its cover. Back & Better.”

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