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Woman, 42 Gives Birth To Five Babies After 18 Years Of Wait In Kogi |The Republican News

A 42-year-old woman has been delivered of five babies (quintuplets) at Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Lokoja, Kogi, after 18 years of barrenness, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who visited the woman and her babies at the hospital on Friday reports that both mother, Mrs Uchenna Okeigbo and her kids are in good condition.

Okeigbo, an indigene of Olokoro Amangbo Community, Umuahia South Local Government Area of Abia, gave birth to three boys and two girls on April 17 through a Caesarean Section.

Speaking with NAN, the woman expressed gratitude to God for the rare gift of five babies, saying that her wait for 18 years did not end in vain.

“It is not easy to have five children at once,” Okeigbo said.

She showered praises on her husband for standing by her.

NAN further reports that the quintuplets, three boys and two girls, weighed 1.3kg 1.6kg, 1.7kg, 1.8kg and 1.9kg, respectively.

However, the first baby, who weighed 1.3kg was still inside the incubator as at the time of NAN visit.

The father of the quintuplets, Mr James Okeigbo, 47, an employee of a private establishment, who was overwhelmed with joy, described the coming of the babies as the happiest moment of his life and his wife as well.

”I thank my wife for retaining her respect for me for this 18 years of childlessness without quarreling with me.

“I am also grateful to her family for standing by us,” Okeigbo said.

He, however, solicited for assistance from government and members of the public to ensure adequate care for the five children.

‘ As a good citizen of Nigeria, I am appealing to government to help us,” he said.

Dr Grace Ogoke, Consultant, Obstetrician and Gynecologist at FMC, Lokoja, who handled the delivery of the quintuplets, said she was very happy and gave glory to God for the feat.

She told NAN that she delivered the babies on Wednesday April 17, through a Caesarean Section (CS) at about, 11:45 pm, which coincidentally was her own wedding anniversary day.

”They are three boys and two girls, and they weighed 1.3kg, 1.6kg, 1.7kg, 1.8kg and 1.9kg, respectively. The three boys came first and the one that first came out has the least weight of 1.3kg.

” The baby is put under observation inside an incubator because he weighs less than 1.5 kg but the baby is active,” Ogoke explained.

According to her, the couple approached the FMC when they were seeking for the fruit of the womb with lots of investigations.

”After going through all their investigations, I saw that they would need to be assisted, that spontaneous pregnancy medically speaking might not be achievable, and I advised them to be assisted.

” The procedure for the assisted reproductive technology through In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) was successful, and the doctor referred them back to her for management of the pregnancy.

”I feel very happy and I give glory to God for seeing us through, because it was like all of us are pregnant during the pregnancy.

”This is my first time of taking delivery of quintuplets, the highest I have taken was three.

‘It is a relief and achievement for all of us and I thank God for that,” Ogoke said.

The Chief Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Dr Olatunde Alabi, said that exprienced gyneacologists and padsetricians were deployed to manage the woman from pregnancy to delivery.

Alabi said it was the first time quintuplets will be delivered at the hospital, saying that the management of the pregnancy and successful delivery of the babies underscored the quality of staff at the hospital and their dedication to duty.

The Chief Medical Director , however, pleaded for more support for the centre from the government and corporate organisations, especially in the areas of equipment and funding.

(NAN)

 

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Life Expectancy In Nigeria Drops To 52 Years —Official Report

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The National Population Commission (NPC) has said that the current overall life expectancy of Nigeria stands at 52.2 years.

The Acting Chairman of NPC, Hassan Bashir, stated this in New York while delivering Nigeria’s statement at the 52nd Session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development.

According to the World Health Organisation, life expectancy refers to the average number of years that a newborn is expected to live if current mortality rates continue to apply.

The population chief said Nigerians “60 years and over currently represents less than five per cent of the entire population, while overall life expectancy is 52.2 years.”

Mr Bashir added: “As you may be aware, Nigeria estimated population is currently at over 198 million with an annual growth rate of 3.2 per cent.

“The total Fertility Rate remains at 5.5 per woman; 63 per cent of the entire population is under the age of 25; 42 per cent is under the age of 15 years.

“Fifty per cent of the female population is in the reproductive years, while 54.8 per cent of the population constitutes the working age,” the Nigerian population chief said.

According to him, Nigeria recently concluded the field work of its national demography and health survey in 2018 and while it awaits the outcome of that survey, early and child marriage still persists.

He said data available indicated that unintended and unwanted pregnancies were common as 23 per cent of the adolescent girl age 15 to 19 years have commenced reproduction.

Mr Bashir said the situation had put women, especially young girls, at risk of maternal death which stands at 576 deaths per 100,000 live births.

He added that 61 per cent of women of reproductive age who had live births within this period received antenatal care from skilled providers.

However, only 36 per cent of them had their deliveries in health facilities and 38 percent of the deliveries were attended to by skilled birth assistants, he said.

He explained that the Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) had been conducted regularly with plans to conduct a census during the 2020 round of census.

Mr Bashir, however, bemoaned the major challenge of unavailability of timely information and robust disaggregated data for tracking progress aimed at achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

“Some of our critical concerns include addressing the needs of over 66 million adolescents and young people, aged 10 to 24 years (half of whom are girls) to gain access to comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health information and age appropriate services.

“There is also the need to address the contraceptive needs of 14 million internally displaced persons affected by increasing insecurity, as well as the needs of over 13.2 million out-of-school children including school-drop-outs due to unintended pregnancies.”

Nigeria’s Ambassador to the UN, Tijjani Bande, while delivering a statement on behalf of African Group, said Africa recognised the urgent need to unleash the creative initiative and energy of its large youth population.

Mr Bande, Chairman, African Group, UN, said Africa remained committed to cooperating internationally to ensure safe, orderly and regular migration involving full respect for human rights and the humane treatment of all migrants.

“To this effect, the African Group supports the free movement of people and goods within countries as it foster rural-urban inter-linkages, and regional integration,” he said.

According to him, African Group emphasised the need for developed countries to promote policies that foster the integration and reintegration of migrants and returning migrants. (NAN)

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Chinese Woman Gives Birth To Twins With Different Paternity |The Republican News

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A Chinese woman has given birth to twins from two different fathers, an indication she had been cheating on her husband.
 
The woman had a set of twin boys but one of the boys didn’t look like the woman’s husband. A DNA test showed that they had different DNA.
 
This increased the husband’s suspicion and the woman was forced to admit that she cheated on her husband in a one-night stand.
 
The story was revealed after the couple, from south-eastern Xiamen city, had to register the birth of their twin sons at the local police station early last year. In order to complete the registration, they had to produce the results of a paternity test to prove that the babies were theirs.
 
The husband, identified only as Xiaolong, had wondered why one of his sons didn’t look like him. Upon receiving the DNA results, he was even more shocked at discovering that one of the boys did not have any biological relationship with him, according to a director at the Fujian Zhengtai Forensic Identification Centre.
 
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According to the director, Mr. Zhang, Xiaolong was furious after reading the DNA report and confronted his wife.
 
It is reported that the wife initially denied the affair, and accused her husband of falsifying the results. Upon being confronted by Xiaolong, the wife admitted she had slept with another man and that it was a one-night stand.
 
The father said he was happy to raise his own child, but not the one from someone else.
 
Twins were born with different fathers is an extremely rare occurrence, known as heteropaternal superfecundation. According to experts, the exact odds of the phenomenon are hard to calculate, but previous studies suggest the chance could be between one in 400 pairs and one in 13,000 pairs, according to The Guardian.
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Five Teachers Admit To Sexual Relationship With Pregnant SS3 Pupil

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Five teachers of the Polytechnic Academic Staff Secondary School, Birnin Kebbi, have been sacked for impregnating an SS3 student of the school.

The News Agency of Nigeria learnt on Wednesday that the girl was also expelled from the school.

Sources confirmed that the decision to dismiss the five teachers followed the recommendation of a committee set up by the school to investigate the matter.

“The committee submitted the report on Monday and recommended that all the five teachers should be dismissed from service immediately.

“The management has dismissed the teachers and the victim was also expelled from the school.

“When the committee interrogated each of the teachers, they confessed that they had been having sexual relations with the victim separately. So, they were sacked immediately, based on the committee’s recommendations,” the source added.

NAN gathered that the affected teachers had forwarded an appeal of their dismissal to the school’s management board.

The principal of the school, Malam Muhammed Mahuta, was said to be in the hospital for weeks before the incident; but his deputy, Malam Oumar Woulandakoye, confirmed the development, adding that the affected teachers had filed an appeal against their dismissal.

“I advise you to wait till the final report of the School Board because I have just received their memo stating that they were going to sit on the matter tomorrow (Thursday),” he told NAN.

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Nigerian Mother Gave Birth To Entirely White Baby With Blue Eyes With Her White Husband

Mom exhausted after giving birth, but as soon as she looks down—’ is this my baby?’

By Epoch Uplift

Catherine and Richard Howarth, from England, were a happy newlywed couple when they learned that they were expecting a baby boy.

Richard was pale with reddish hair and Catherine was of Nigerian descent; all of her relatives were darker skinned compared to her, and everyone was looking forward to the adorable baby.

They could not have known they were actually blessed with a one in a million baby!

After a long labour in the maternity wing of the hospital in Milton Keynes, Catherine was already exhausted and “so drowsy on the narcotics.”

So when the mother looked down and saw her child for the first time, she could not believe what she was seeing.

“I looked and said: ‘Is this, my baby?’”

Richard, 34, the father of baby boy Jonah, was just as astonished as his wife.

Richard is white and Catherine is black – and the bundle of joy they had just received was white as well! And as it should turn out later—not only is Jonah white, he also has bright blue eyes!

“They placed Jonah on Catherine’s stomach and that was when I saw him first and then they gave him to Catherine,” the young father reflected on the precious moment of seeing his son for the first time.

It was hard to believe for everyone in the maternity ward at first and Catherine even had to ask the midwife: “You sure this is my baby? Is this my baby?”

The well-experienced midwife just laughed and said “Yes, yes! Of course, it’s yours!”

Of course, they were happy with having a healthy baby boy and Catherine said she just instantly fell in love with the little fellow.

“I looked and I said, ‘wow!’ ” she said. You know, as a first-time mother I said wow I can’t believe I created him. And I just fell in love with him instantly.”

It is common that babies from a mixed-race couple appear to be brighter at birth, but Catherine noted that Jonah’s ears are just as white as his face and hands. The ears are normally the indicator that gives the actual skin colour away.

The couple consulted with Dr Emily Grossman, who specializes in genetics, to solve the mystery of Jonah’s skin colour. The precious baby boy just resembles his mother’s features perfectly but has his father’s skin tone.

“The doctor’s said that it was a one in a million chance. There is one explanation that could explain why that would be,” Dr Grossman commented on the spectacular case.

“Contrary to eye colour, skin colour is controlled by up to 20 different genes rather than just one as with eye colour—each of which has a small effect on colour. You have almost infinite combinations of different colours from two different coloured parents,” she explained. “It is totally, totally by chance.”

The Howarths really had been blessed with a one in a million baby!

Catherine added,”We get so much attention just walking down the street. We always get stopped by people asking. First of all: he is such a cute baby. You should put him into baby modelling.”

The proud young mother sighed,”The first question they ask is: is he really yours? And they want to know the story straight away!”

But the proud parents are fine with the growing interest in their infant son as “he loves the attention. He is a very smiley baby. He loves different faces and is very sociable” Catherine said.

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Britain’s Biggest Family Expecting Baby Number 21 After Saying 20th Child Would Be Their Last

Britain’s biggest family are expecting baby number 21 just months after saying their 20th child would be their last. Sue and Noel Radford revealed the news on their YouTube channel and an ultrasound of the unborn baby girl on Instagram.The Mirror reports that when the couple welcomed their 8lb 6oz son Archie in September last year, they swore he would be their last and were happy to finish on a “nice even number”.

But eight months on the family is set to get even bigger with a daughter who will be almost 30 years younger than her oldest sibling.

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Sue, 43, and Noel, 47, who also have three grandchildren, wrote to their 47,000 followers on Instagram: “We can’t wait to welcome you into the family precious little one.”

In their YouTube video, Sue tells the camera as she’s in the car with some of her children: “We’re just on the way home from having a very special, lovely appointment.

“And I’m just wondering if anybody can guess where we’ve been. I bet you can.”

The clip then cuts to Sue at home as she shows off her baby bump.

© Credits: Youtube She tells the camera: “I hope you enjoy our gender reveal and, yes, I am pregnant.”

Sue and Noel, from Morecambe, Lancashire, then fire pink confetti into the air in the family’s back garden to reveal they’re expecting a girl.

Noel says later: “I can’t believe it, a girl. I think we’re in shock. We were not expecting it.”

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The parents, whose family featured in the reality programme ’20 Kids And Counting’, say they do not claim any extra state benefits aside from the regular child benefit.

Sue and Noel have been having children for the better part of three decades.

They are already parents to Chris, 29, Sophie, 24, Chloe, 22, Jack, 21, Daniel, 19, Luke, 17, Millie, 16, Katie, 15, James, 14, Ellie, 13, Aimee, 12, Josh, 10, Max, nine, Tillie, eight, Oscar, six, Casper, five, Hallie, two, Phoebe, 22 months, and Archie, eight months.

Their son Alfie was stillborn in 2014.

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After Archie was born, the couple said it was “strange” knowing he would be their last.

When the entire family appeared on ITV’ s This Morning in January, Sue said: “Archie is definitely going to be the last Radford baby.”

But eldest daughter Sophie, who has three kids herself, shook her head and claimed she “can’t see her mum stopping”.

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Daughter Aimee, 11, admitted she felt “stressed” looking after her younger siblings.

Presenter Eamonn Holmes labelled dad Noel a “randy goat” as the stars of the Channel 4 documentary ’20 Kids and Counting’ claimed they were not going to have any more children.

The childhood sweethearts’ first child, Chris, was born when Sue was aged just 14.

Sue and Noel were both given up for adoption after they were born, and they decided to keep Chris and raise him as teenage parents.

They got married and had their second child, Sophie, when Sue was 17.

Sue and Noel face a monumental task each day just to feed, clothe and ferry about their huge brood.

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The couple spends an estimated £30,000 a year of their own money bringing up their children – including birthdays with a budget of £100 per child and Christmas at £100 to £250 per child, it was previously reported.

In addition, they also have a holiday abroad each year.

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Coffee Drinking During Pregnancy Increases Risk Of Obesity In Children – Scientists

By Appolonia Adeyemi

 

Scientists have warned mothers-to-be against drinking coffee, saying it may lead to obesity in their babies. According to the study findings published in ‘BMJ Open Journal,’ even one or two cups of coffee may increase the risk of obesity in the children. Coffee is one of the most preferred and loved caffeinated beverages around the world and many people all over the world take it.

There have been several scientific studies on the benefits and side-effects of coffee. Coffee has been shown to be a potent source of healthful antioxidants. Similarly, part of the previous studies showed that potential health benefits associated with drinking coffee include protection against type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, liver disease, liver cancer, and promoting a healthy heart.

However, this new study was warning mothers-to-be against drinking coffee, though it was not clear how prenatal coffee consumption is linked to child obesity The researchers looked at some 50,943 expectant mothers and those women who consumed caffeine during their pregnancy were monitored along with their babies until these kids were about eight years old.

“The study results stated that the number of kids of the age of five years who were overweight or obese was five percent higher in the group of women who had consumed the highest amount of coffee during their pregnancy period, as compared to the group of women who had the lowest coffee consumption,” the ‘NDTV’ reported.

Although the Swedish National Food Agency recommended restricting caffeine consumption to about three cups every day for pregnant women, the new study found that consuming even this stipulated amount of coffee was not completely safe as its findings showed that increased risk of obesity was present in the children of women who had stuck to this limit.  (New Telegraph)

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Husband Abandons Wife With Newborn Triplets For Fear Of Childcare |The Republican News

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A 44-year-old man, Paul Edobor, has allegedly abandoned his wife after she was delivered of triplets in the Esan North-East Local Government Area of Edo State.

It was learnt that Paul, a commercial motorcycle operator, fled his home in Uromi when his wife, Ugomma, had the three identical baby girls.

He was also said to have ignored phone calls from his wife, whom he married 12 years ago.

Ugomma told PUNCH Metro on Tuesday that her husband had lamented his inability to cater to the triplets as he struggled to take care of the two children she already had for him.

She said, “My husband ran away because he could not take care of the babies. I had my antenatal care in a hospital. But I put to bed at home.

“He left me when I was in labour. After I had the babies, I called his telephone, but he refused to pick the calls.”

The nursing mother, who hails from Abia State, lamented that her husband’s absence had left her and the children stranded.

She noted that she had been living on alms from kind Nigerians.

She appealed to her husband to return home, saying he had been forgiven.

Ugomma said, “People have been the ones helping me to buy baby things. I have been going to markets and churches with the babies to beg for alms.

“Wherever I go, people thank God for giving me these babies. I want my husband to come back to me. I have forgiven him. We were married in the traditional way; there is no going back.”

She appealed to the state government to also come to her aid.

“I want the government and good-spirited individuals to come to my aid to enable me to take care of my babies,” she added.   (Punch)

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Elon Musk’s Father, Errol Says Baby With His Step-daughter Was ‘God’s Plan’ |RN

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Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s father has said it was “God’s plan” for him to have a child with his step-daughter.Errol Musk, 72, described the baby boy he had with step-daughter Jana Bezuidenhout, 30, as “exquisite.”Despite the fact that Mr Musk married Ms Bezuidenhout’s mother, Heidi, when Jana was four, he said he does not consider her his step-daughter.

Mr Musk and Ms Bezuidenhout’s mother had two children together before divorcing after 18 years of marriage.

Related: Elon Musk Could Become The Richest Man With His New Pay At Tesla |RN

He told The Sunday Times that his stepdaughter had contacted him last year after splitting up with her boyfriend.

“We were lonely, lost people,” he said from his home in South Africa. “One thing led to another — you can call it God’s plan or nature’s plan.”

Two months later Ms Bezuidenhout told Mr Musk she was pregnant and a paternity test revealed he was the father.

The news of the baby reportedly caused a rift between Mr Musk and his other children.

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A source said that Elon Musk was ‘outraged’ when he found out about the baby (AFP/Getty Images)

His son, tech billionaire Elon Musk was allegedly “outraged” when he heard about the baby.

A relation to the family told the MailOnline: “The whole family was outraged when we found out. This is the reason why Elon is so angry with Errol. He is the only father she has ever known. And now he is the father of her child as well.”

The entrepreneur, who is in a relationship with actress Amber Heard, previously described his father as “evil” in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine.

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Elon Musk previously described his father as “evil”

He said his father had committed “almost every crime you can possibly think of” and done “almost every evil thing you could possibly think of”.

Errol Musk disputed his son’s portrayal of him but has admitted shooting dead three intruders in his home in South Africa, for which he pleaded self-defence to a manslaughter charge and was acquitted.

Mr Musk senior is a millionaire who made his fortune through engineering.

He told The Sunday Times that he thought his children were “spoilt.”

“They were spoilt, I suppose. Maybe that’s why Elon is acting like a spoilt child now,” he said.

 

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Pregnant Virgin Says Why She Doesn’t Want To Sleep With Any Man |RN

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A 29-year-old lady has revealed why she got pregnant without sleeping with a man.

The Canadian, who gave only her first name as Lauren, revealed that she doesn’t care much about dating any man.

She also revealed that she grew up with a gland disorder that affects her body’s hormone production. This made her to seek a sperm donor and eventually become a single mum — against the advice of doctors and friends.

“I was born with hypopituitarism, which means my pituitary gland is not formed properly.

“It doesn’t send the right hormonal messages to the other glands in the body, like the adrenaline gland or the ovaries. Because of that, I have to take hormone replacements to develop necessary areas of my body.

“I’ve had it under control now for 29 years, so it’s not an issue now. But it was very obviously different because I was taking thyroid pills and taking a needle of growth hormones every day.

“Because of my pituitary gland, I went through puberty super late. I wouldn’t have gone through it at all without higher oestrogen levels.

“I really only started that because I was getting made fun of for being really flat chested, whereas everybody else was getting their boobs and everything at that point.

“The hardest thing was probably getting pregnant. Initially, my endocrinologist said it wouldn’t happen; that I’ll need to get an egg donor and spend tens of thousands of dollars on IVF. I felt really shut down. But he referred me to a fertility clinic anyway.

“I spent an entire year on a waiting list thinking it was never going to happen and then after a five-minute appointment with a fertility expert, everything changed,” Lauren explains.

She confessed that she dated “here and there” up until last December; and even had a boyfriend she tried to be intimate with, but that they both concluded it wasn’t working and broke off before sex could happen.

Lauren, whose baby is due in June said, “Since I’ve been pregnant, there have been a few times where I’ve felt like maybe it would be nice to go out and have sex, but that feeling very quickly passes — I realise I’m not acting like myself.”

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