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Ebola Outbreak: Water, Hygiene Cost-Effective To Disease Control

Following the recent Ebola disease outbreak in the Republic of Congo, WaterAid Nigeria has identified access to water, sanitation and hygiene as a cost-effective method for controlling the spread of the disease. It warned that efforts to fight Ebola and other diseases threatening the nation and continent couldn’t be successfully sustained unless the worlds poorest are given the tools they need to fight the disease which are clean water, decent sanitation and good hygiene. Water Aid Country Director, Dr ChiChi Aniagolu-Okoye stated this in a statement issued at the weekend in Abuja. According to her, this forms an important additional ...
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El-Zakzaky: Shi’ites Continue Protest In Abuja

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shi’ite, yesterday continued their display of resilience, in demand for the unconditional release of their detained leader, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, Daily Sun reports. On Monday, the IMN clashed with the police at the Federal Secretariat complex, destroyed police van and injured some police officers. The protesters restricted their actions in the Asokoro district of Abuja, unlike in the past when they took the battle to the three arm zones, unity fountain, Wuse and Berger. Surprisingly, neither policemen nor military officers interrupted the protest and that, perhaps, accounted for the ...
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Quintuplets’ Parents Get N500,000 Monthly Allowance

The parents of quintuplets, Mr. and Mrs. Augustine Obiefuna of Orile Iganmu, have been promised N500,000 for the next 12 months for the care of the quintuplets. The wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, made the promise when she visited the five babies – three boys and two girls – at the Lagos Island Maternity on Tuesday. Other welfare arrangements by the governor’s wife for the newborns included a supply of diapers for one year and a supply of baby milk and other essentials for one year. She also gave out two busloads of baby essentials ...
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Ogun Proprietor, Principal Tie Pupils To ‘Crosses’ For Lateness

The Ogun State Police Command on Wednesday arrested the proprietor and principal of Metorite Standard School, Ayetoro, for allegedly tying up two pupils of the school to ‘crosses’ and flogging them with a horsewhip, Punch reports. The proprietor, Afolayan Joseph, and the yet-to-be-identified principal were said to have tied the pupils for allegedly coming late to school. Journalist learnt that a policeman, identified only as Livinus, who witnessed the incident and cautioned the men, was beaten up. Joined by other residents, the policeman was said to have succeeded in getting the suspects arrested. Our correspondent learnt that the suspects were ...
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Truck Crushes Female Student Of Tasued To Death Along Benin-Ore Expressway

Students of Tai Solarin University of Education, TASUED, Ijebu-Ode, yesterday, went on the rampage, protesting the death of their female colleague,Kofoworola Toibat Kuku, who was crushed to death by a truck along Benin-Ore-Lagos expressway, Vanguard reports. It was gathered that a hit-and-run truck had crushed the female student of the institution while going to the school on a commercial motorcycle popularly called Okada. Journalist gathered that the protesting students barricaded the ever-busy Benin-Ore-Lagos expressway with logs of wood and burnt several disused tyres to register their displeasure over what they termed as gruesome murder of their female colleague. Their protest, ...
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Two Arrested For Allegedly Killing Neighbour In Ogun State

Men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested two men for allegedly killing their neighbour, Happy Patrick, stole his Bajaj motorcycle and disposed his body in a nearby bush, Vanguard reports. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement, said the two suspects, Patrick Udom, 35, from Akwa Ibom State and James Roland, 25, from Delta State have been arrested. Oyeyemi said the elder brother of the victim, one Moses Utuede, who reported at Obanlende Divisional headquarters that his younger brother left home around 7 am on May 15, 2018 and had not returned with ...
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Man Impregnates Teenage Daughter

The police in Gombe on Tuesday charged 50-year-old Samaila Zakari at a magistrate’s court with raping and impregnating his 15-year-old daughter. In the First Information Report, the police said Zakari of Deba town in Yamaltu/Deba Local Government Area of Gombe State, committed the act on May 2 and May 8. The prosecution said that about 10pm on the mentioned dates, the accused took his biological daughter to his matrimonial room and had carnal knowledge of her without her consent. The prosecution further stated that the girl is with a two months’ old pregnancy for her father. The prosecution said the ...
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Armed Robbers Attack Ekiti Bank, 2 Feared Dead

Suspected armed robbers attacked a bank in Ilawe-Ekiti, headquarters of Ekiti Southwest Local Government Area of Ekiti State, yesterday. They reportedly left two people dead in their wake. Eyewitnesses said the operation lasted over one hour and killed a policeman and a bank worker. The bandits on the arm also reportedly shot another bank worker. Another eyewitness revealed that the robbers stormed the bank close to the Alawe’s Palace at about 2.45pm and operated unhindered, for over an hour. They reportedly blasted the bank’s security door with dynamite before gaining entrance. The eyewitness disclosed that the dynamite also blew up ...
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Armed Robbers Kill Security Guard In Anambra

A security guard was at the wee hours of Tuesday shot dead by armed robbers in a petrol station in Awka, Anambra State. The robbers, numbering two, were said to have stormed the petrol station, located around the temporary site of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, with a hummer bus at about 2 am. Nigerian Tribune gathered that the suspects had tied one of the security guards on duty before firing the gunshot on the deceased. “The robbers gunned down the guard after struggling with him in a bid to gain access to the filling station,” a source said. The owner ...
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Businessman Bags 12 Months Imprisonment For Unlawful Possession Of Pistol

A Kasuwan Nama Upper Area Court, Jos, on Tuesday, sentenced a 38-year-old businessman, Tunde Akande, to 12 months imprisonment for unlawful possession of a locally-made pistol. The judge, Mr Yahaya Mohammed, convicted Akande, as he pleaded guilty to a count charge of unlawful possession of a locally-made pistol levelled against him. The judge, however, gave Akande N10,000 option of fine since he was a first time offender. Earlier, the prosecutor, Mr F.A. Gabriel, told the court that the case was reported on March 22, at the Laranto Police Station, Jos. Gabriel said that the case was later transferred to the ...
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