Kaduna Warn of Flood flash in 5 Local government

May 23, 2018 0

Kaduna State Government has warned of an imminent flood in five local government areas of the state. Malam Abdullahi Rigasa, the General Manager, Kaduna Environmental Protection Authority (KEPA), made this known at a news conference on 2018 flood outlook projection on Tuesday in Kaduna. The affected council includes Igabi, Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Soba and Kaura local government areas. He urged residents of the five flood-prone areas to be at alert and to take proactive measures such as clearing water channels and avoid activities that could block the free flow of water. Rigasa said the mandate of KEPA was to prevent the occurrence of flood and ensure that residents were well prepared for any imminent floods. ...

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NAPTIP arrested suspected Human Trafficker in Edo State

May 23, 2018 0

The Benin Zonal Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Person NAPTIP, has arrested an unrepentant trafficker who specialty is in recruiting young girls for her own children abroad.  A statement by the Zonal Commander of NAPTIP, Nduka Nwanwene, identified the suspected trafficker as Mrs. Ehis Edoghien, a 56-years-old from Orhionwon Local Government Area of Edo State. Nduka said the suspect has been on the surveillance of the command after series of reports concerning her activities and that she has been warned several times by neighbors to desist from human trafficking. The statement said, “The suspect usually takes her victims to her house for some weeks during which they undergo orientation and tutelage before they “graduate” to make the journey. The suspect is also known to take her victims to churches for prayers within the period of the orientation.” “In an early morning operation, which led to her arrest, the suspect had taken the two victims to the Life of Christ Fellowship at the Sakponba area of Benin... ...

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 3 killed, many Injured as Security Officials Clash with Ijaw Indigines at Niger Delta University

May 23, 2018 0

Up to three persons were on Tuesday feared killed following a clash between security operatives and kinsmen of late former Governor Diepreye Alamiyeiseigha in Amassoma, Southern Ijaw, Bayelsa State. The clash, which reportedly started in the morning at the gate of the state-owned Niger Delta University (NDU), was said to have left many people injured. It was gathered that the university community was thrown into tension as sporadic gunshots and fired teargas canisters caused panic among the residents. The problem was said to have started when a detachment of armed security operatives, who arrived the community early in the morning, forcefully opened the gate of the troubled school. The school was shut down by aggrieved community women, whose names were removed from NDU’s payroll after they were indicted by the ongoing public sector reforms of Governor Seriake Dickson. The women, who insisted that their names must be returned to the payroll against civil service rules, were said to have hired the services of a welder to permanently seal the university’s... ...

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Gunmen Kidnap Wife, 3 Children and 3 relatives of Zamfara Commissioner

May 23, 2018 0

The Wife of a commissioner in Zamfara and  six children have been abducted by gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday at Gurbin Bore village in the state , The abductors reportedly attacked the home of the Commissioner of Youths, Sports and Skills Acquisition, Alhaji Abdullahi Gurbin Bore in the village located in Zurmi Local Government at about 1:30am. The commissioner, who confirmed the attack to newsmen in Gusau, said the abductors took away his wife and their three children, and three other relatives. “They have not yet demanded for any ransom from us. In fact, we have not discussed anything with them, but we have reported the matter to security agencies,” he said. ...

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 Lini Puthussery: India’s ‘hero’ nurse who died battling Nipah virus

May 23, 2018 0

Lini Puthussery, a 28-year-old nurse, wrote this note to her husband as she was dying from the deadly Nipah virus on Monday in India’s southern state of Kerala. She has two sons, aged five and two. At least nine other people have died in the outbreak in Kozhikode, formerly Calicut. Two others who have tested positive for the virus are critically ill. Some 40 people have been put into quarantine following the deaths. Health authorities across Kerala have been on alert, setting up medical camps and a control room to tackle the situation. The virus, which can be transmitted from animals to humans, is hard to diagnose. Symptoms of infection include fever, vomiting and headaches. It has a mortality rate of 70% and there is no vaccine. Lini had been treating a family of three who had been diagnosed with the virus – she is believed to have spent the entire night caring for them.  She is reported to have started feeling feverish on Sunday. When she realised that she was experiencing what... ...

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 Mother convicted in UK of forcing teen daughter to marry

May 23, 2018 0

A British jury convicted a woman Tuesday of forcing her teenage daughter to marry a man 16 years her senior in Pakistan, capping a rare criminal prosecution in England for forced marriage. The victim said she was 13 years old when she was forced to enter a marriage contract with the man, became pregnant and had an abortion. She says that as her 18th birthday approached in 2016, she was tricked into going to Pakistan for what she thought was a family vacation and made to marry the man instead. The girl eventually returned to Britain with government help. The Birmingham Crown Court jury found her mother guilty of forced marriage and perjury. The woman, who can’t be named to protect the identity of her daughter, is set to be sentenced Wednesday. Britain introduced an offence of forced marriage in 2014, but prosecutions have been rare — in part because victims often do not want to report family members to police. Superintendent Sally Holmes of West Midlands Police said the case... ...

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Nigeria: Strike – Hold Govt, Health Minister Responsible for Death of Patients – Johesu

May 23, 2018 0

As the indefinite strike called by members of Joint Health Sector Union, JOHESU, enters its fifth week, the aggrieved workers have urged Nigerians to hold the Federal Government, particularly, the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole responsible for deaths recorded during the period of the strike even as they vowed not to return to work until their demands are met. The workers, who spoke during a consultative meeting/rally in Lagos, also regretted whatever pains patients were passing through due to failure of the government to do the needful with regard to implementing the adjusted Consolidated Health Salary Structure, CONHESS. Addressing journalists in Lagos, the National Chairman of National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, (federal health institutions sector), Wale Olatunde insisted that the union had interest of Nigerians at heart but declared that the caregiver also needed care. “Nobody is happy abandoning our patients. The essence of our training is to care for our patients but we also require care. “These issues we are talking about started in 2009. We... ...

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California moves to defend law allowing life-ending drugs

May 23, 2018 0

California’s attorney general is asking an appeals court to quickly block a judge’s decision to toss a 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives. Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Mondayrequested an immediate stay and the reversal of a judge’s ruling last week that the law was unconstitutionally approved by the state legislature. Becerra argued that the measure was legitimately passed during a special legislative session dedicated to health issues and urged the appeals court to keep the law in place while legal proceedings continue so ailing patients aren’t affected. “Qualified terminally ill patients who seek the options afforded by the Act may die an excruciating, painful death before this Court will be able to grant them effective relief under the normal appellate process,” he wrote. The filing comes after Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel Ottolia ruled that state lawmakers acted illegally in passing the measure during a special session devoted to other topics. Ottolia didn’t address the legal issue of whether it was proper to allow... ...

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