Over 50 corpses gutted by fire at Enugwu-Ukwu General Hospital Mortuary

  By Amaka chibuzor Okoye The Mortuary section of Enugwu-Ukwu general hospital has been gutted by fire and all the corpses burnt beyond recognition. It was said that the fire started at about 3.pm and before the arrival of fire fighters, the three -room-morgue had been raised down. According to the eye witneses, the fire may have come from bush burning as the surrounding is over grown with dry grasses. The mortician on duty couldn’t stop the fire as he was the only person on duty and they couldn’t ascertain…

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CMD advises on early treatment of infection

Dr. Omoye Osawende, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of a private hospital in Benin,  has advised Nigerians against leaving infections untreated as it could lead to greater complications. Osawende gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Saturday. She defined infection as “a disease caused by microorganisms that invade tissue” adding that many infections can be prevented by vaccines, frequent and thorough hand-washing. According to her, signs and symptoms of infections vary, depending on the organism causing the infection, but often include…

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Rain of tributes as Shagari takes final bow 2pm today

A flood of tributes poured Friday night as the news of the death of Nigeria’s Second Republic President, Alhaji Shehu Aliyu Usman Shagari spread after the announcement by his grandchildren and Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto. Shagari was 93 years old and will be buried in his Shagari village today at 2pm. “I regret to announce the death of former President Shehu Shagari who just passed away at National Hospital Abuja. May his Soul Rest in Peace”, wrote Tambuwal on Twitter. Bello Shagari who first announced it on Twitter had…

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Lifetime history of Shehu Shagari

Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari GCFR, (born February 25, 1925 – December 28, 2018) served as the first and only President of Nigeria’s Second Republic (1979–1983), after the handover of power by General Olusegun Obasanjo’s military government. Shagari also served seven times in a ministerial or cabinet post as a federal minister and federal commissioner from 1958–1975. Shagari was made the Turaki of the FulaSokoto Caliphate in 1962 by the Sultan of Sokoto Siddiq Abubakar III. Turaki means an officer at court, in this case referring to the sultan’s court at the palace of Sokoto. In addition, he also holds the chieftaincy titles of the Ochiebuzo of…

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CODAF urges FG, State govt to remodify environmental laws to monitor sand mining Niger/Delta region

By Uruemu Favour, Community Development Advocacy Foundation, CODAF, a Non-Governmental Organisation has urged the the federal government to step up monitoring strategies and enacts policies that will put an end to illegal and indiscriminate sand mining activities in the Niger Delta region. According to the Organization, illegal and indiscriminate sand mining in the Niger Delta region if not properly monitored would cause havoc in the nearest future. In a communique issued at the end of a one day town hall meeting, on Policy Dialogue Community Action Against Indiscriminate Sand Mining in…

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Bashorun Askia Foundation Empowers Isoko South Market Women With Over N6.2m cash

  BY Joel Grandball, Bashorun Askia Foundation, a non-profitable Organisation has empowered 124 Isoko South Market women with over N6.2m to boost their various businesses in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State. This is just the foundation also embarked on a three days free medical services in the local government. According to the president of the foundation, Bashorun Askia Ogieh JP, who is also the Executive Director Finance and Administration, EFDA, at the DESOPADEC board, “The cash empowerment is geared towards stimulating the petty businesses of the market…

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Isoko Professionals map out activities to celebrates its 10th anniversary

By Moses Omovevah,   The Isoko Professionals Association, a non-partisan socio-cultural group consisting of diverse professionals of Isoko extraction has mapped out several activities in commemoration of its 10th Anniversary, will be held this Saturday 29th Dec 2018 in Ozoro, the Headquarters of Isoko North Local Government of Delta State . According to a statement signed by its President, Deacon Martins Ugbegwo, he noted that, the 10th Anniversary with the theme “The many challenges of the Isoko Child; Survival Instinct”, coincides with the association’s maiden Investiture / awards ceremony, where…

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Tunisian Journalist Sets Self Ablaze Over Hardship

Tunisian journalist, Abdel Razaq Zorgi, has died after setting himself on fire, officials said, in a protest over harsh living conditions that prompted overnight clashes with police in the country’s west. Police fired tear gas at dozens of people who took to the streets Monday night in the city of Kasserine, 270 kilometres (165 miles) from the capital, setting tyres ablaze and blocking the main street. Six members of the security forces were injured and nine protesters were detained, interior ministry spokesperson Sofiane al-Zaq said Tuesday. By Tuesday morning, calm had…

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Urhobo Women Vows To Vote Out Omo-Agege For Daring To Say They Are Only Good For Beauty Pageant

By RT Hon Sunny Apah Ughelli . Urhobo Women, under the auspices of Urhobo Women With PVCs have vowed to vote out Senator Ovie Omo-Agege come 2019 for allegedly daring to say that women are only good for beauty pageant. The women in their thousands, displaying their PVCs, vowed to vote out Omo-Agege from the Senate as he has no respect for womanhood, so he can never represent them in any capacity. It could be recalled that Senator Omo-Agege made the derogatory statement against Urhobo women while inaugurating his campaign…

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APC is committed to infrastructural Development, Nation building – Osinbajo 

  By Joel Grandball Nigeria Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that the APC led administration is committed to to infrastructural development and nation building for the common man in the street. He made this statement on the occasion of the flagging off ‘Tradermoni’ empowerment scheme for market women at the palace of the Ovie of Ughelli kingdom, HRM,  Dr. Wilson Ojakovo, Oharisi III, in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. Speaking, Osinbajo said, “We are here for the beginning of the enumera of tradersmoni scheme and…

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