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|Homosexuality Causes Aids Conditions Why Won't They Tell You The Truth? by KingClovisone: 3:22pm On Oct 18|
Nigeria's hidden HIV crisisBy Paul Adepoju // 03 October 2018
A patient has blood drawn for a HIV speed test in Benue state, Nigeria. Photo by: Kristian Buus / STARS Foundation / CC BY-NC-ND
OWERRI, Nigeria — The myth about homosexuality in Nigeria goes thus: You are most likely to be gay if you are the youngest child and the only male child in the family. The odds are also increased if you attended a boarding school or Catholic seminary.
John does not belong to any of these groups. He has five siblings — four boys and one girl. He says he always knew he was attracted to men, in a country where homosexuality remains illegal. He is also HIV positive.
Like the 19 other HIV-positive gay men who spoke to Devex in Nigeria’s southeastern city of Owerri, John — whose name has been changed to protect his identity — only feels safe at home, and among those they refer to as fellow “CMs,” or community members. In the outside world, John and the rest of the group regularly suffer discrimination and physical attacks.
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Though “sodomy” was already outlawed in Nigeria, the government introduced a law in 2014 that made homosexuality a crime punishable by up to 14 years in jail, or even death in parts of northern Nigeria that operate under Sharia law. Nonetheless, John said he knows at least 80 CMs in his city alone, and that there are undoubtedly many more who fly under the radar.
UNAIDS’ 2018 report showed that although gay men represent the smallest “key” target population for HIV services in Nigeria, at a little over 26,000 people, they account for the highest prevalence rate. Almost a quarter of them are thought to be HIV positive, compared with other key populations such as sex workers at 14.4 percent and people who inject drugs at 3.4 percent.
While this data is available, the enforced secrecy around the group means its reliability is limited. In Nigeria, UNAIDS has reported the number of gay men and other men who have sex with men at exactly 26,014 for two years running, which public health experts described as highly unusual. Some believe that HIV rates among this community are much higher than official figures suggest.
“There is a serious HIV crisis among Nigeria’s gay population that we cannot continue to ignore.”
— Onyekachi Onumara, senior officer at the Rural Health Foundation
Despite the criminalization of homosexuality, health professionals in Nigeria are allowed to provide care. Advocates say that many practitioners are not aware of this, however, and also lack training in how to support gay patients or create a safe environment for them at clinics. In practice, this means that many HIV positive gay men do not have access to testing and treatment.
Onyekachi Onumara, who works for an NGO trying to tackle the issue, said that “while the national prevalence for HIV is less than 4 percent, it is as high as 30 percent among the gay population. In a month, I see at least 20 new cases [at the NGO’s specialist clinic] even though they rarely see up to 5 monthly at the major HIV centers across the country. There is a serious HIV crisis among Nigeria’s gay population that we cannot continue to ignore.”
Onumara is a senior officer at the Owerri-based Rural Health Foundation, an NGO that trains health care providers on working with the gay community in Imo state and helps members gain access to treatment centers. Several similar projects are operated elsewhere in the country.
Part of the problem is that the emphasis on condom use in Nigeria is often around avoiding unintended pregnancy, Onumara explained, leading to a lack of understanding about their role in protecting from sexually transmitted infections. According to UNAIDS data, men who have sex with men are the key population with the lowest proportion of condom users at 51 percent, compared with 98.1 percent among sex workers.
As gay men are usually reluctant to come forward, RHF’s outreach relies on contact tracing — targeting those who may be at risk because of a relationship with an existing patient — and the ability of peer educators to identify fellow CMs.
John learned about his HIV status when a partner invited him to one of the peer sessions, after suspecting his wart-like growths could be caused by the human papillomavirus, a risk factor for HIV. He was offered testing, which came back positive, and has been receiving treatment since.
John and the other men who spoke to Devex emphasized that without the existence of a gay-friendly safe haven, they would never have gone for testing, nor commenced and adhered to the treatment.
RHF — which uses a combination HIV prevention strategy known as Minimum Prevention Package Intervention, advocated by the Nigerian government — has so far reached 500 CMs since 2015. Of those, 287 have been tested for HIV, of whom 115 tested positive, 87 were referred for treatment, and 67 completed referrals. The group says it struggled in its early stages, when CMs who tested positive for HIV refused to go to the hospitals they were referred to for treatment, fearing a hostile environment.
With no secure funding stream, however, it is unclear how long RHF will be able to keep running the program.
Devex contacted Nigeria’s Agency for the Control of Aids to comment on the issues in this story, and was directed to the country’s National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan 2017-2021. This document promises to promote HIV testing among gay men; foster an enabling environment for gay men to access HIV services; and strengthen interventions targeted at reducing stigma and discrimination. It indicates the government’s support for the integration of gay men into the country’s HIV program.
But advocates say the reality is different, with problems often centering on making HIV clinics and their staff accommodating and welcoming of gay men.
Obinna Akamnonu, program coordinator of the Heart-to-Heart Clinic at Imo Specialists Hospital in Owerri, is one of the very few health professionals in Nigeria who have received training on working with gay community members. He told Devex that health care practitioners can often be the greatest obstacle to the emergence of safe spaces at hospitals.
“I had to restructure everything at my clinic. To make the community members comfortable and not feel they are being judged, I had to cut out some time-wasting protocols. I am the one that has direct conversations with them whenever they come for consultation and treatment,” he said.
One CM receiving treatment told Devex he would not have gone to a clinic that hadn’t received training. “Most people in the society do not really understand us,” he said. “They see us as sinners and devil incarnates … If it is not a desensitized environment, I wouldn’t go there for treatment.”
Onumara and Akamnonu believe the prevalence rate in the community is underestimated, and said that HIV-positive gay men are dying because they cannot access treatment.
“In the last four months, I’ve attended the burial of three community members,” Onumara said.
Need for integrated services
None of the men who spoke to Devex had told their family about their sexuality. Under heavy pressure, many are willing to marry women and have children to avoid suspicion.
For health care professionals, this is further reason why it is essential to integrate their care into the national HIV program. “Some of them are married to women who are not aware of their sexuality and HIV status,” and would have no reason to think they should go for testing themselves, said Onumara.
Akamnonu expressed frustration with the short-term nature of programs targeted at key populations in Nigeria, due to their reliance on foreign funds.
“The projects targeting [men who have sex with men] should be well integrated into existing programs and not be seen as a standalone initiative,” he said.
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RHF’s outreach program was supported as a subrecipient of the Global Fund’s New Funding Model for most at-risk populations. The project ran from 2015-2017, but has not been renewed, nor integrated into the country’s national HIV program.
“The project has been suspended. The key population’s access to condoms and lubricants was stopped in January 2018,” Onumara told Devex.
For now, the peer sessions that have helped reach HIV-positive gay men and refer them for treatment are running on the generosity of caregivers at facilities attached to the hospital, but without new funding, they could soon end.
A spokesperson for the Global Fund told Devex that Nigeria’s initial application for renewal of the grant was not approved by its Technical Review Panel, but that the funding request has been resubmitted and is currently awaiting a decision.
Ultimately, Akamnonu would like to see the creation of a one-stop shop for HIV testing and treatment, for all patients, that would avoid unnecessary delays. He called for a government-driven inclusive program, and said it is time for the country’s leaders to come to terms with the burgeoning HIV crisis among the group.
“We cannot keep ignoring the population and denying it exists,” he said. “They are our fathers. They are our uncles. They are our brothers. They are our priests.”
|Re: Homosexuality Causes Aids Conditions Why Won't They Tell You The Truth? by KingClovisone: 3:33pm On Oct 18|
By Republic Reporters New York
Update: Expose: 85% of Imo State Govt are homosexuals, belong to Ogboni, I will publish their names
New York[RR]Owerri–In the first place, the State Governor, Rochas Okorocha [pictured] said that he is going to fight Corruption. Even, he initiated the Imo Anthem, and in it, one of the Stanzas says, “Corruption must stop!” So at the Office, I saw what was going on and I tried calling the Speaker, Benjamin Uwajumogu to order. I told him, ‘look, you did not give me Appointment as a Politician. I accepted the Appointment because I am a Social Crusader. So there is no way I will be here.
Yes, in our Office we were like a family. So naturally, nobody should expect me to come out and start talking about what was happening, but within us, I made him to understand that people should be reasonable. I did not accuse him directly because accusing him directly while I was under his authority would be an act of insubordination.
I accused the Chief of Staff and the Senior Aides directly because they were very fraudulent and fetish, and a whole lot of things they were doing.
Then, I used my own Department, the Media Department as an instance to let the Speaker know what was happening. But the Speaker didn’t like it. He never liked it at all, because investigating the Chief of Staff meant also investigating him, because for every hundred naira stolen by the Chief of Staff, Kodichi Anamekwe, the Speaker knew of it and that is the simple truth.
So rather than him taking action, he wanted all the Senior Aides to swear to an oath. Yes, that was how the problem started. So, sometime in May 2013, I got a text message sent by the SA Admin, Mr. Kingsley Nkemka, now late. He said that if we arrive at the Office we should head straight to the Speaker’s house. So when we arrived at the Speaker’s private residence in Umuguma, we were all ushered into his Bedroom, 8 of us Senior Aides.
For me, I knew I was the target. We saw a Native Doctor in his bedroom. The Speaker himself was stack naked.
He was stack naked. I wanted to do a comprehensive account so that the whole world will know and I will still do it. The Speaker was stack naked with a Native Doctor, then the Chief of Staff, Kodichi and his mother, the mother is the head of the ghost workers. I mean the mother of Kodichi. In my petition to the EFCC, I also mentioned her name.
So it was the woman that addressed us before the Native Doctor will call your name, he will make some pronouncements which you will repeat after him, he will now give you that fetish thing, you would drink and go to where Uwajimogu was standing and then kiss his manhood and all that.
I was the only person that refused to do that. In fact that was why I was suspended and not even that I did anything wrong, but I fought my way back and the battle continued.
So the truth of the matter is that in any Socio Political gathering or call it office or whatever, you are bound to meet such things because people will be fighting for positions but as for me as a Crusader I saw a lot. They planned to kill me on several occasions but they didn’t succeed. So eventually I resigned on 17th of December 2013. If I did not resign on that day they would have killed me. And of course many people died in that office.
One of the Police Orderlies’ following Speaker was poisoned to death because when he followed the speaker to Ihitte Uboma, sometime in October in 2012, he didn’t like what he saw. So when he came back, he complained to us that he saw how a young lady was killed and buried inside the compound. Of course the young lady was used for ritual. So he was poisoned so that people wouldn’t know. And of course Emmanuel Adoba was killed as well. But the outside world was made to believe it wasn’t political.
While I was in prison Nkemka was also murdered. The style of killing was the same. Even they came here wanting to kill me, of which by the grace of God I was not around, eventually Architect Franklin Okoli was killed. It is still the same thing. So the truth of the matter is that when I resigned, for me, I didn’t initially start to accuse the Speaker. I started with the Chief of Staff and other aides before I now summoned enough courage to confront my boss. I alerted the Governor. Of course, the Governor is one of them. They are all the same people, members of the reformed Ogboni Fraternity. As am saying this, I want people to know what is going on in the State. That is the simple truth. The Governor is a Grand Master of the reformed Ogboni fraternity. The Speaker is a nominal member of the reformed Ogboni fraternity. And the current Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Paschal Nnadi is also a Grand Master of the reformed Ogboni fraternity. Everything is just Ogboni fraternity all the way, if you don’t believe in their system or if you don’t tow their line they will look at you as somebody who has come to spy on them unless you are one of them. Or at least you take an oath.
Then, the issue of homosexuals’ is a terrible thing. The Speaker is not a homosexual. I will stand on the truth but of course the truth of the matter is that many people at the Executive arm of Government, more than 85% of them are homosexuals and ‘am going to publish their names. Both elected and appointed Political appointees. They have all been initiated. Then is it drug addiction? Hard drugs!
Even the women political appointees. Homosexual and lesbianism are incorporated. I will talk. I am not afraid. Or is it burying of charms prepared with new born babies and even adopted babies, killing of people? Do we talk of the kidnap of the Principal Secretary to the former Deputy Governor, Sir Emenike Ihekwoaba? Do we talk about the brutal murder of Laz Anyanwu?
Yes, on the issue of the murder of Architect Franklin Okoli, the Speaker, having been frightened, Because I forced him to set up a panel and he refused. I went to EFCC. Then the Governor was afraid. The Governor now made a u-turn and went on a local Government road assessment tours and openly indicted the Speaker. It was all over the news and the speaker Himself made a u-turn and set up a Kangaroo Panel. While they were still inside the Chambers I did my Press Release and described the Panel as April fool Panel and I made nonsense of that Panel. They invited me and I told them I will not come, and nothing happened. That proved that it was a Kangaroo Panel.
So the man felt humiliated, and the truth of the matter is that the Governor also felt embarrassed because I also started writing letters to the Government, official letters entitled; Imo State Government Silence on Speaker Uwajumogu’s Criminal and Fraudulent Activities is embarrassing’. I also wrote and said, ‘your personal Silence on Uwajumogu’s Criminal Activities is Worrisome’.
That was when the Governor invited the Speaker and ordered him to kill me. I am telling you the truth. The Speaker left Government House and started calling some of his friends, saying: the Governor has ordered me to kill Samuelson.
One of his friends, and I will mention his name. His name is Chief Emeka Ibe,(Emeka South), from Obolo in Isiala Mbano, so that people will know what am talking about. He called me and told me what Uwajumogu revealed to him. And of course the whole world knew because I was alerting the world, ‘my life is in danger oooo’, my life is in danger oooo’
So when this cult war started in Owerri, between Vikings Confraternity and Movement, the Imo State Government now queued into that Cult War. Uwajumogu sent 5 armed boys to come here and kill me. And if they had succeeded in killing me, I would have been termed a victim of Cult War. But unfortunately for them, I was not around. So from the report of the security meeting which was held at Government House on Thursday 5th June 2014 on the orders Sir Jude Ejiogu, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Uwajumogu was contacted by those boys, and Uwajumogu told them to just kill anybody, that they will still hang it on my head, so that I will be arrested. So that was what happened. I did not kill anybody. And that is the truth. And luckily for me, God made sure that I did not come back. I only returned to meet Policemen in my compound. How can I kill? A crusader? Eh?
When I was in my office, I was returning unspent funds, the only political appointee in Imo State Government that was returning money. I had the opportunity to make money, I said no, because I got this appointment based on my Social Crusade work, speaking up against ills of the society. I was very honest. But look at what has happened to Uwajumogu today. He crashed out completely. A man I gave so much love. Before God and man, if somebody had told me I would quarrel with Uwajumogu, I would have given that person a bloody knock out, because I loved this man with all my heart. I didn’t just see him as my boss, I saw him as my own father, my own brother, my uncle. In short, I saw him as Samuelson Iwuoha himself. I saw myself as the Speaker of the Assembly. I protected that Office. But look at, that place has collapsed, the entire Office!
And am sure having fought the battle and lost completely, in his sober moments he would be reflecting on what actually happened, and his conscience would tell him that Samuelson actually protected him. I gave that man undiluted love but he abused and missed it.
Well, I have just come out of prison and thank God, somebody like Buhari is now the president of this Country. He would be sworn in soon. I stayed in Prison for 328 days in all, 65 days at the police, that is 2 months at the police and then nine months at Prisons.
My wife was in prison for Six and half months; two months at the police and four and half months in the Prisons. Well, God took care of my children. He took care of them through my brothers, sisters and in-laws, my parents. My children suddenly became emergency orphans, but we give God the glory.
Well, taking stock of what happened and taking a look at my businesses, to re-organize my businesses and Social Crusade work. Of course, giving thanks and glory to God because the mere quashing of the case against me is a proof that God has always been on my side. A lot of my goods running in millions of naira spoilt in my warehouse! But I thank God am alive. My lawyers are preparing to take action against these criminals.
I was arrested and kept in police custody, who took the matter to Court. I have contacts. You know, I was writing from Police Cell. So, instead of the Police doing investigation, they were only interested in finding out how I was writing. So, every morning, the then Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. David Folawiyo, he was always coming to my cell to search to see if he would see writing materials on me because I was writing on daily basis.
I am a strategist. I was writing and all my write-ups were published on the Internet. So I was able to pull down people from Abuja, Senior Police Officers. I was able to contact Inspector General of Police, even the Presidency. They all were involved in this matter and they sent Senior Police Officers to come and pull the matter from Owerri here to Abuja.
And when they came down here, the then Commissioner of police, Mr. Abdul-Majid Ali, they have posted him out now, but he alerted the Governor who came out openly and stopped them because they knew that if I had been transferred to Abuja, I would have been released and Abuja would have come down here to pick those five boys and they would have confessed and the identity of their Sponsors being Rochas Okorocha and Speaker Uwajumogu would have been unmasked. So in order to frustrate that effort of taking me to Abuja, my wife and I were rushed to the Court and were remanded in Prison custody. So in a way, I fought from Police Cell and we striped them naked and the whole world started to see their unclothedness and emptiness. So in a bid to cover that unclothedness, they rushed us to Court in an attempt to use the judiciary as fig leaves to cover their unclothedness, just like Adam and Eve. But the main thing is that Citizen Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha is out and they would see the true meaning of activism. Rochas Okorocha would not go scot free, am going to deal with him.
I have lawyers. My lawyers fought hard, and of course, the matter finally went to court. we knew we would win but they simply used executive power to suppress us.
The matter finally struck out on Monday 27th of April, five days ago. Even on that day, the Governor, immediately he learnt that the matter had been struck out he went mad and said, ‘that Judge? She went and struck off the matter and released the boy so that he would come out and destabilize my Government?
Justice Irene Duruoha Igwe, a very wonderful woman. High court 4 Owerri. Okorocha disappointed the whole world but am going to expose him. He has a killer squad, let him come out openly and kill me, but am going to mess him up. As I did to Uwajumogu, so will I do to Okorocha. Am not afraid of him.
The Nkwerre born social Crusader came to lime light during the Administration of former Governor of Imo State. Sir Ikedi Ohakim when he fought the Governor he alleged that Ohakim flogged him in Government House, and subsequently became one of those who fought to ensure that Sir Ikedi Ohakim did not have his second term in office.
At the dethronement of that Administration and enthronement of Governor Rochas Okorocha led Administration in Imo State in 2011, Samuelson Iwuoha was made the SA to the Speaker of lmo State House of Assembly, Chief Benjamin Uwajumogu.
But in 2013, things fell apart between them at the State House of Assembly and Mr. Iwuoha finally resigned his appointment as the SA on Media to the Speaker.
Months later, he was framed up and sent to Prison where he spent 328 days with his wife sharing the pains before the case was quashed on April 27, 2015 at high Court 4, Owerri where Justice Irene Duruoha Igwe presided.
In this article he recounted the whole incident that led to his incarceration and how he came out of Prison.
Credit: Citizen, Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha
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REPUBLIC REPORTERS NEW YORK
DEC 17, 2018
Oracle Of God: “You cannot kill a man who carries prophesy-Signs & Wonders-Sign is about God that He is, wonder is about man that God is awesome..”–Apostle Johnson Suleman
Wherever you find sodomites you will find a pact of devil worshippers behind the spread of it. And they will insist its sexual preference yet that's not true for its apart of witchcraft.
|Re: Homosexuality Causes Aids Conditions Why Won't They Tell You The Truth? by KingClovisone: 3:38pm On Oct 18|
You desire to protest the violence of SARS yet not the conditions which produce such a callous society.
|Re: Homosexuality Causes Aids Conditions Why Won't They Tell You The Truth? by KingClovisone: 5:03pm On Oct 18|
Yet it's the Whites fault for why you are homosexuals. Yet please explain why it doesn't affect all Black people on Earth? And why do you celebrate homosexuality?
|Re: Homosexuality Causes Aids Conditions Why Won't They Tell You The Truth? by KingClovisone: 5:48pm On Oct 18|
You will never find that White devil without that Black devil behind him in the long war against God and His people.
|Re: Homosexuality Causes Aids Conditions Why Won't They Tell You The Truth? by KingClovisone: 7:47pm On Oct 18|
Now I don't like White Supremacy any more than anyone else yet I won't lie on Whites or Blacks.
|Re: Homosexuality Causes Aids Conditions Why Won't They Tell You The Truth? by KingClovisone: 8:03pm On Oct 18|
Did you know you can't conjure the Devil without performing homosexuality?
|Re: Homosexuality Causes Aids Conditions Why Won't They Tell You The Truth? by KingClovisone: 9:44pm On Oct 18|
Black people are the root of all the world's evils. You will find every satanic God worshipped by Whites and other races, their names and origins originate with the Black races. No one has sacrificed the human being to the devil more than Blacks. Creators of Babylon, Egypt, Canaan, Greece,, Spatra, Rome and Ottoman Empire, they spread sexual perversion and human defilement around the world. A great judgement shall come against them.
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