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Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Mystery Surrounds Death Of Female Passenger At God Is Good Motors

Mystery Surrounds Death Of Female Passenger At God Is Good Motors

Who killed Mrs Osaji an Asaba based teacher who died under mysterious circumstances at the car park of popular transport company GOD IS GOOD.

This wass how a family member narrated the unfortunate story on social media

"Good evening all, sorry to border (sic) you with this post. The person in this picture is Mrs Osaji Umuezei Quaters, the husband is Dr Osaji of UniJos) she is a WAEC external examiner who traveled to Jos on official assignment. On Monday 4th November she boarded a God is Good transport from Jos back to Asaba.

About 9am she had a chat with her husband informing him that they were on their way back. My Uncle informed me that at about 3.30pm that afternoon he called her to know where their vehicle was but she didn't pick her call and never returned home on Monday night. Now on Tuesday 5th November her husband got a call from the management of God is Good motors Asaba that he should come over to their terminal at the Headbrigbe.

My Uncle said that on getting to their office he was informed that the vehicle from Jos got to Asaba by 9am and my aunty Mrs Osaji refused to go home that night that it was late. They further alleged that they now made her an offer to sleep at the bus terminal/reception or in the bus but she opted to sleep in the bus.

This is curious as Asaba is a busy town and commercial vehicles ply the road from Onitsha to Asaba till mid night. Now upon getting her to the hospital she was confirmed dead on arrival. The issues are when actually did Mrs Osaji die, was it while on transit from Jos to Asaba or in the night while sleeping in the bus.

Secondly if she died in the bus as alleged why did it take the bus authority up till 8am before contacting the husband and they had to contact the police first before the husband. We need help as the police seems to have been compromised.

Meanwhile l have advised the family to get an autopsy report to verify the actual time of death and possible role played by the transport company which they appear to be covering up.

Please help Late Mrs Osaji get justice. You can get the daughter on 08034735804 or the husband Dr Osaji on 08032225616, please keep sharing this massage until something positive is done. Thank you all."
More Details On How Tam David West Died At UCH

More Details On How Tam David West Died At UCH

Former Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Prof Tam David-West, died in a private suite at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo State around 11am on Monday, November 11, 2019.

A family source said the deceased spent 11 days at UCH before he breathed his last. According to the source, Prof. David West was rushed to UCH when he fell sick due to old age.The remains of David-West had been deposited at the morgue of the teaching hospital.

The source said children of the deceased, who hail from Rivers State, were on their way to Ibadan.

Public Relations Officer of UCH, Mr. Toye Akinrinlola, said the former minister breathed his last at 11:05a.m, yesterday, but declined to speak on the cause of death.

Tamunoemi Sokari David-West, popularly known as Tam David-West, was born on August 26, 1936, in Buguma, Kalabari in Rivers State.

He became a professor of virology in 1975 in the University of Ibadan, where he worked as consultant virologist and senior lecturer since 1969.

He studied at the University of Ibadan from 1956 to 1958 and Michigan State University  from 1958 to 1960, where he bagged his Bachelor of Science degree. He proceeded to Yale University from 1960 to 1962 for his Masters of Science degree and obtained his PhD from McGill University in 1966. One significant event in the life of David-West, which he was unhappy with throughout his lifetime was his removal as minister and arrest by the regime of Gen Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB) on a gift of gold wristwatch. He was subsequently imprisoned for many months before he was discharged and acquitted of these charges by a Special Appeal Court on  August 8, 1991.

He was known as a staunch supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari and was very articulate in criticising government policies. Prof. David West, would, however, not criticise without suggesting better alternatives.
Edo PDP Faction Suspends Dokpesi,Tom Ikmi From Party

Edo PDP Faction Suspends Dokpesi,Tom Ikmi From Party

Crisis is brewing in the Edo chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following the alleged suspension of chieftains across the three senatorial districts of the state by a faction.

The suspension was contained in a communiqué signed by former chairman of the Nigeria Football Association, Emperor Jarret Tenebe and two-time time chairman of Owan West Local Council, Dan Asekhema after a stakeholders’ meeting at the weekend in Benin City.

In the communiqué issued yesterday in the ancient city, a vote of confidence was passed on the party’s state chairman, Chief Dan Osi Orbih, offering him six months’ extension to enable his executive committee to conduct the governorship primaries.

The document reads in part: “We the Edo PDP Integrity Group also announced the adoption of former governor of the state, Chief Lucky Igbinedion as the leader of our party in Edo State. Those allegedly suspended by the group include erstwhile Foreign Affairs Minister, Chief Tom Ikimi; ex-deuty governor, Chief Mike Oghiadohme; one-time Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen; Chief Raymond Dokpesi; Senators Yisa Braimoh; Victor Oyofo and a former Leader of the House of Representatives, Tunde Akogun.

It explained the suspension slammed on some of the leaders, alleging: “Chief Oghiadohme was seen when he flew a helicopter with Governor Godwin Obaseki last weekend to attend the convocation of the Edo university Iyamho.

“He even displayed the sign 4+4, endorsing Obaseki when we have our own PDP aspirants. Chief Ikimi and others have been holding clandestine meetings with Governor Obaseki so he can join PDP and take the ticket.

“We are also aware that they have been meeting with the state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Anselm Ojezua with a view to perfecting this plan. We believe as a party, we must instill discipline because it is something like this in the past that led to the problem of PDP in Edo State.

“As we move towards the 2019 governorship election, we urge our aspirants to disregard the activities of greedy politicians and continue their campaigns. We will fight indiscipline in the PDP no matter whose ox is gored.”

However, a statement by the State Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chris Nehikhare, disowned the group, adding that it had no power to suspend “or even say they are suspending respected leaders of our party especially as they lack such powers.”

He said: “Their attempt to offer an extension to the tenure of Chief Dan Orbih is not only laughable but infantile. Chief Orbih has not requested for any extension. He has said he is going at the expiration of his tenure in March 2020. That is the position of the party.

“Their behaviour is mischievous and condemnable. They are not members of any organ of our party and as such cannot issue statements or releases on behalf of the PDP.“We will not hesitate to discipline any party member that submits himself to be used as a political tool in the hands of our political opponents.”
Kidnappers Abduct Two Lecturers Of Same Parents In Kaduna

Kidnappers Abduct Two Lecturers Of Same Parents In Kaduna

Residents of Mahuta Community of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna state were thrown into confusion as suspected gunmen kidnapped two lecturers in the area. The two lecturers, Dr Adamu Chinoko and Dr Umar Chinoko were biological brother but working in different institutions.

It was gathered that Dr Adamu Chinoko is a lecturer with Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria while Dr Umar Chinoko lectures at Kaduna Polytechnic.

It was gathered that Dr Adamu was abducted on Thursday night while Dr Umar who went to pay N2million ransom to the kidnappers was also held captive on Sunday.

Confirming their abduction when he received a delegation of Kebbi indigenous association residing in Kaduna at his palace, the representative of the Emir of Zuru in Kaduna, Engr. Zubairu Kabiru Danjuma prayed to God to intervene in rescuing the victims.

“We are saddened by their abduction because they are both Kebbi indigenes and we pray to God to intervene because their abductors demanded for two million Naira ransom and a motorcyclist and the brother, Dr. Umar, took it to them and was also held. So, both are now with their abductors,” he said.

Similarly, the spokesman of Kebbi indigenes Association in Kaduna, Garba Muhammad, said ‎the kidnappers called and were demanding for additional five million Naira as ransom. He described the two lecturers as good ambassadors of Kebbi in Kaduna as he pleaded with the security and government to end kidnapping in the state and country as large.

 He said the delegation visited the representative of the Emir of Zuru’s palace in the state to sympathise with him over the abduction of the two Kebbi indigenes as well as to commend security agencies and Kebbi State Government for freeing the twins abducted in Kebbi state few days ago. When contacted, the state’s Police spokesman, DSP Yakubu Sabo, promised to call our reporter back after getting further details of the incident but is yet to get back as at the time of filing this report.

I Have Had Diabetes For 30 Years ...Obasanjo

I Have Had Diabetes For 30 Years ...Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday morning led hundreds of people on road walk for diabetes awareness

The significance of this public awareness, championed by a national figure and a former president, cannot be overemphasised. This public declaration by Obasanjo, about his health, when other public figures and politicians would hardly do so, provided more information on diabetes. Another interesting part of that day was when, the former chairman of Diabetes Association of Nigeria (DAN), Professor Sunny Chieneye, in a lecture titled ‘Women and Diabetic: Our Right to Healthy Living’, called for concerted efforts to check the menace of diabetes.

While I was at Ibadan, I had a postgraduate anatomy neighbour, Cynthia Ibe, who was researching type-2 diabetes. It was then I knew there are two types of diabetes— type 1 and 2. She enlightened me more on the causes, management and treatment of diabetes. Our conversation became more interesting and intellectual to the point she told me about the little albino rats she was using for her experiments, the photographs from her results, the reagents and herb extracts she was using for her work, and the hope her research could bring to people suffering from diabetes.

Diabetes—a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower-limb amputation—prevalence has been rising more rapidly in middle- and low-income countries. World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in 2016.

According to International Diabetes Federation (IDF), it is estimated that 415 million people are living with diabetes in the world, which is estimated to be 1 in 11 of the world’s adult population. The figure is expected to rise to 642 million people living with diabetes worldwide by 2040. About five million Nigerians live with diabetes, and an estimated two-thirds of diabetics in Nigeria remain undiagnosed. Sadly, this number is going to increase by 2040.

The theme for the diabetes awareness month and World Diabetes Day 2018 and 2019 is ‘Family and Diabetes’. “A two-year time frame has been chosen to best facilitate planning, development, promotion and participation,” IDF said. Despite the majority of people surveyed having a family member with diabetes, an alarming four-in-five parents would have trouble recognising the warning signs. One-in-three would not spot them at all.
I Have Created 157,000 Jobs In Edo State...Obaseki

I Have Created 157,000 Jobs In Edo State...Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, yesterday in Benin City, capital of Edo State, said he has created 157,000 jobs in the last three years of his administration.

He said the jobs were created through job tracking from organisations, job matching and placement, skills acquisitions and entrepreneurship and Edo Innovates programme.

Obaseki, who stated this at the Alaghodaro 2019 Youth Summit as part of activities to mark his three years in office, noted that many people doubted his ability to create the jobs when he made the promise three years ago but decided to take the risk.

He said he was able to achieve the feat by building a job creation programme around six key areas namely: the people, education, sport, entrepreneurship, arts and culture.

On education, Obaseki said by next academic session, he would establish 300 standalone Junior Secondary Schools where vocational training would be offered, noting that any student that passed through the schools would have learnt a skill or a vocation that would make them earn a living.

According to him, “By the time they are graduating from JSS, the children must have had handwork because there will be fundamental training at the schools. We want to change the mindset that education is not about certificate. That is why I introduced EdoJobs to help the youths retrace their steps.

“We are mapping out our economy. We are looking at the future through our 30-year development plan. Our independent power supply would soon be available to power the street lights and production centres.”

He said over 2,000 youths that participated in the youth summit programme have been linked with jobs in some organisations present at the event, adding that about 150 youth have been empowered with engineering starter parks after undergoing various training.
Eight South African Policemen Charged To Court For Killing Nigerian

Eight South African Policemen Charged To Court For Killing Nigerian

Eight South African police officers have appeared before the Pretoria High Court for the alleged killing of a Nigerian.

They were arraigned on Monday before the court on murder and torture charges, more than two years after Ibrahim Badmus was killed in the Vaal area outside Johannesburg.

The court’s court session was, however, delayed for over two hours before it got off to a start.

Badmus, aged 25, was killed in October 2017 during interrogation in a police raid at his home which he shared with some persons.

Channels Television had reported how the victim was handcuffed, tortured, and suffocated while being questioned by about three policemen at his home.

One of his flat-mates and a Congolese, Steve Lumbwe, had said in an interview that he witnessed the incident that led to Badmus’ death.

“I found Omo (the deceased), my tenant on handcuff. There was a plastic where they put paper spray on him. I asked the police ‘why are you doing this to him’? They said he’s a drug dealer, he must take out the drug and I was like ‘no, he doesn’t sell drugs’.

“My tenant was on handcuff and he started calling ‘Steve, I can’t breathe’. I started fighting with them and tried to help the guy but the other one (police officer) took me out as well,” he narrated.

The incident, which came barely one week after another Nigerian Jelili Omoyele was shot dead in Johannesburg over an alleged 300 Rand parking lot debt, sparked outrage in Nigeria.

The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, had said that the incident was gradually eroding the confidence of Nigerians on the determination and ability of the authorities to “put a stop to further and deliberate killings of Nigerians” living in South Africa.

Source:Channels TV