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Woman who didn’t know she was pregnant gives birth on flight to Hawaii

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A woman who didn’t know she was pregnant gave birth to a baby boy mid-flight.

 

Lavinia “Lavi” Mounga was flying from Salt Lake City to Honolulu on April 28 for a vacation when she gave birth to her son, Raymond.

 

He was born early at just 29 weeks gestation.

 

Luckily, a doctor from Hawaii and three neonatal intensive care unit nurses from North Kansas City Hospital were also on board the almost seven-hour Delta flight to help Mounga deliver her baby.

 

“We were about halfway through the flight, and we heard someone call out for medical help,” North Kansas City Hospital NICU Nurse Lani Bamfield said in a release. “I went to see what was going on and see her there holding a baby in her hands, and it’s little.”

 

Bamfield and the other neonatal nurses cared for Mounga and Raymond for three hours until the flight landed in Honolulu. They were then transported to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu.

 

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Hawaii Pacific Health family medicine physician Dr. Dale Glenn, who was on board the flight, said in a statement: “I don’t know how a patient gets so lucky as to have three neonatal intensive care nurses onboard the same flight when she is in emergency labor, but that was the situation we were in.

 

“The great thing about this was the teamwork. Everybody jumped in together, and everyone helped out.”

 

He described how challenging it was to care for both patients in such a small confined space like an airplane. They also had to improvise on tools, using shoelaces to tie and cut the umbilical cord and an Apple Watch to monitor the baby’s heart rate.

 

Glenn and the team of nurses visited Mounga and Raymond at the hospital two days after the surprise birth.

 

“We all just teared up,” North Kansas City Hospital NICU Nurse Mimi Ho said in the hospital release. “She called us family and said we’re all his aunties, and it was so great to see them.”

 

Mounga has since been discharged, but Raymond will remain in the NICU until he’s ready to go home, according to Hawaii Pacific Health.

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JAMB shifts 2021 UTME dates as it extends registration dates by two weeks

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The 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME) has extended registration for its annual Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination by two weeks.

 

The UTME is also now expected to hold from June 19 to July 3. It was initially to hold between June 5 and 19. The UTME is a computer-based standardized examination for prospective undergraduates in Nigeria.

 

The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB), Prof Is-haq Oloyede announced this at an ongoing press conference in Abuja today May 15.

 

The registrar also announced an extension registration for the examination by two weeks. The registration exercise will now end on May 29.

 

Professor Oloyede on Friday, May 14, gave a hint that the examination would be postponed. The registrar hinged the decision to postpone the examination on the difficulties being experienced by the candidates in their efforts to register. He said about 600,000 candidates who have indicated interest to participate in the 2021 UTME are yet to register.

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Insecurity: Watch over your children, Sanwo-Olu urges parents

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As a result of the rising spate of killings and kidnappings in the country, Lagos State First Lady, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has urged parents and guardians to keep a close tab on the activities of their children and wards.

The governor’s wife, who spoke on Saturday at a special Eid-El-Fitr celebration held at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, also urged parents to be more security-conscious.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Office Of Lagos State First Lady, Olubukonla Nwonah. The statement was titled, ‘Insecurity: Keep Close Tab On Your Children, Sanwo-Olu’s Wife Tells Parents’.

According the statement, the governor’s wife also advised women to preach love, unity, togetherness, everywhere they found themselves.

“The same message goes to so many numerous women out there. In any gathering we find ourselves that we have been able to keep ourselves together in peace and harmony, rendering selfless service to one another, we should remember our country, Nigeria in our prayers more regularly than before because there is a lot that prayer can do; we should not give up; we should belief that we have someone up there that is more powerful.

“More importantly too, as parents and guardians, we must keep a close tab on the activities of our children and wards. We all have to be vigilant and ‘say something when we see something.’ You are your first security. It starts with the individual and more than before, we must be thoroughly and extremely observant,” the statement further read.

“Beyond Ramadan, it is important for us to imbibe and sustain the principles of the holy month which among others include peace, kindness, compassion and happy co-existence. The holy Prophet held these principles in high esteem and lived His whole life around them,” the statement added.

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I Don’t Want To See Any Politician Tweeting ‘Fix The Country’- Twitter Fan Fumes

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An agitated Twitter fan has warned that no politician in Ghana should ever tweet of try to support the ongoing ‘Fix The Country’ protest.

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The fan said no politician in the country whether from the side of the ruling government or from the various opposition parties should try involve him/ herself in the protest which was started by some youths in this country.

According to the agitated fan, these are the same people that has ran the country down by the kind of policies and actions that take as leaders of the country, so unless the person tweeting or talking about about the ‘Fix The Country’ protest is the late former president of Ghana Dr Kwame Nkrumah, no other politician in Ghana should try involving him/ herself in the protest.

In his view, Dr Kwame Nkrumah is the only politicians who was able to develop tyhe country by building some essential projects and roads for the country when he was president of the country and the only politician who deserves to be talking about the ‘Fix the country’ protest.

Unless you’re Kwame Nkrumah tweeting from the grave I don’t want to see any politician tweeting ‘Fix the country’. Whether you’re in power or you’re in opposition it is you we’re talking to.

Most politicians in Ghana especially those from the various opposition parties has all joined the ‘Fix The Country’ protest which was started by some Ghanaian social media influencers like Efia Odo and Kaly Jay about two weeks ago.

It all started by social media users using the hashtag to express their dissatisfaction about how the government and the leadership of this country has failed its people.

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SOURCE: GhGossip.com



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Nigerian gay rights activist, Edafe Okporo, and his lover, Nick, get engaged

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US-based Nigerian gay rights activist, Edafe Okporo, and his lover, Nick Giglio, are engaged. Edafe shared the news on his Instagram page.  See his post below The post Nigerian gay rights activist, Edafe Okporo, and his lover, Nick, get engaged appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.

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Osogbo rally: Shehu Sani knocks Yoruba Nation agitators, says rainfall is divine message

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Senator Shehu Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th Senate, says the rainfall that “dispersed” Yoruba Nation agitators on Saturday at the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, is a “divine message” for them to change their minds and embrace a united Nigeria.

The PUNCH had earlier reported that popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho, joined other agitators to demand Yoruba Nation on Saturday.

Igboho addressed the rally which witnessed heavy presence of operatives of the Nigeria Police Force as well as men of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.

Also sighted at the venue were men of Amotekun corps, who were positioned at strategic spot.

Our correspondent observed that rain began to fall as soon as Igboho stepped down from the podium, thus, “dispersing” the agitators.

Reacting in a tweet, Sani wrote, “The heavy rainfall that dispersed the separatist agitators in Osogbo is a divine message for them to change cause and work for the unity of our country. The idea of an ethnic or religious purist state stems from a xenophobic mind intolerant to co-existence.”

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