of the polls postponement is that it would cause many voters to be depressed and the country might record a low turnout of electorates when the election eventually holds.
“The momentum is dying. I hope it’s not dead in one week,” he said.
According to the electoral chief, shifting the polls was “a difficult decision for the Commission to take.”
For more than seven hours, the electoral chief and the 12 nation
al commissioners of the INEC were in a closed-door meeting on Friday night.
The elections were supposed to hold at 119,973 polling units across the country while collation of res
ults was to take place in 8,809 registration areas or wards, 774 local government areas in 36 states and the capital Abuja.
Sources had hinted a possible postponement of the election due to logistic challenges in some parts of the country.
The official News Agency of Nigeria, citing official sources in the north-central state of Niger
had reported that ballot papers for two of the state’s three senatorial districts were missing as of Friday evening.
The stomach is the first stop in the digestive tract before food and drink passes onwards
into the intestines. It is a muscular bean-shaped sack about the size of a fist that is situated at the top of the abdo
men. The cells of the stomach lining secrete acidic gastric juices, which mix with ingested food.
Stomach cancer is one of the top four most common cancers worldwide and is a significant
problem in China. The estimated five-year survival rate for stomach cancer is less than 30 percent. If diagnose
d at an early stage, the chances of being successfully cured are greatly improved, which is why early detection is very important.
Beijing United Family Hospital’s UK gastroenterologist Dr Neil Galletly talks more ab
out the disease and discusses ways people can prevent stomach cancer to keep our stomachs healthy.
How to reduce your risk of stomach cancer?
Cancer prevention – for any cancer – is about taking action to reduce the risk of developi
ng cancer. This usually means implementing changes to your diet or lifestyle. It can include avoiding and elimina
ting risk factors (ie. things known to increase the risk of cancer) and increasing exposure to protective factors (ie. thi
ngs known to reduce the risk of cancer). Although avoiding risk factors and increasing protective factors does not guarantee that you will not get canc
er, it should lower your risk. Taking the following actions should reduce your risk of stomach cancer: