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Police AIG, Jimeta reportedly dies.

The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 5, comprising Edo, Delta and Bayelsa states, Lawan Tanko Jimeta is dead.

He died Sunday morning at the Benin Teaching Hospital, Edo State after a brief illness.

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This was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, Ahmed Wakil, a Superintendent of Police, in a terse Whatsapp message on Sunday.

He said: “Inna Lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un. With a heavy heart but total submission to the will of Almighty Allah, I wish to announce the death of A.I.G Lawan Tanko Jimeta.

“He died at the Teaching Hospital, Benin Edo State, this morning after a brief Illness.

“To Allah we belong and to him we shall return, a real departure of a Godly man.

“May Almighty Allah forgive his shortcomings and reward him with aljannatul fiddausi.

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“May he give the families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, amin.”

AIG Jimeta is a graduate of English Language from the University of Maiduguri and also a Masters holder in Peace and Conflict Studies from the National Open University.

He took over his appointment as AIG Zone 5, on January 13, 2022.



He served in various capacities in the Nigeria Police Force including as Edo State Commissioner of Police, Bauchi State Commissioner for Police, Personal Assistant to the AIG of Police, Department of Training and Development, FHQ Annex, Lagos State and Chief of Training, Directorate on Peace-keeping, FHQ, Abuja. He also served as the Area Commander, Suleja Area Command

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Ikpeazu bans fish roasting within major Abia markets amid fire disaster.

The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed an immediate ban on the roasting of fish and other animals as well as cooking within the major markets in the state.

The latest directive by Governor Ikpeazu was contained in a release issued by the state commissioner of trade and investment, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, and made available to newsmen in Umuahia, the state capital, on Thursday.

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It came on the backdrops of the fire incident on Tuesday at Line 27 of Ngwa road market in Aba.

He also directed the ministry of trade and investment to evaluate the extent of damage to goods at the two affected shops to support the concerned traders.

𝕹𝖔𝖇𝖑𝖊 𝕽𝖊𝖕𝖔𝖗𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖘 𝕸𝖊𝖉𝖎𝖆 gathered that the inferno was as a result of a fish roaster’s stove that was left on after the closing of business.

Continuing, Governor Ikpeazu thanked God that the market authorities and other sympathizers could deploy available firefighting equipment to contain the fire quickly.



According to Abia’s chief executive, “we wish to encourage all market executives to fully implement the guidelines on fire protection within our markets including ensuring that no flammable material is allowed to be stored within the Market as well as effectively distribute fire extinguishers.”

FCT: NUT chairman’s wife is dead.

The wife of the FCT Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Comrade Stephen Knabayi, Mrs Christiana Stephen Knabayi, is dead.

A family member of the deceased, Ayuba James, who confirmed the death through telephone to our reporter, said Mrs Knabayi died on Sunday around 11pm at the National Hospital.

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He said, “She was on admission at the National Hospital since last week, until around 11am on Sunday when she passed on.”



He further said that the late Mrs Knabayi was a nurse with a private clinic in Kuje Area Council of the FCT, adding that her remains had been deposited at the mortuary while arrangements were ongoing for burial

Mulkat Yahaya, Daily Trust staff member in Kano is dead.

A member of staff in the circulation department of Media Trust Group, Mulkat Yahaya, has died.

Mulkat, who until her death on Saturday evening, was a staff in the Kano regional office of Media Trust Group, was in her late 30s.

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Malam Abdullahi Mainasara, General Manager, Northern Operations of the company, who confirmed the death, said she passed away while attending to her routine official duties, noting that she did not show any sign of ailment before the unfortunate moment.

Mainasara further said, “Mulkat was a committed and hardworking staff that will be greatly missed not only by her colleagues, but the company as a whole.

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“May Allah SWT grant her eternal rest and her family the fortitude to bear her loss, Ameen.”



The late Mulkat had been with the company for over a decade and was one of the recipients of the company’s long service award in 2022. She has since been buried according to Islamic rites

FRSC blames ‘human error’ for Lagos container accident.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Saturday identified human error as the cause of last weekend’s auto accident in Lagos.

Eight people, including three and a child, were killed after a container-laden truck crushed a commercial bus in the Ojuelegba area of the state.

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The FRSC Sector Commander in Lagos State, Segun Ogungbemide, stated this when he featured on Channels Television’s programme, Sunrise Daily.

He urged the people of the state to support the FRSC and other agencies in the efforts to make the state safer.

Ogungbemide said: “For the incident in Ojuelegba, we discovered in our investigation that it was basically a human error.

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“ We discovered before the incident that a Camry was trying to overtake that truck and in the course of trying to manoeuver, he (truck driver) lost control, fell, and unfortunately this other bus was there by the side.

“When you look at this incident, you begin to wonder what is the role of the driver that is driving the truck? What is the psychological stability of that same driver that is behind that steering? What is the status of the road?


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“When you look at the roads where these crashes occur, unlike our impression in the past, the roads are smooth. There are no potholes.”

20 feet container rams into bus In Oshodi.

A commercial bus has been crushed by a 20-ft container, 𝕹𝖔𝖇𝖑𝖊 𝕽𝖊𝖕𝖔𝖗𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖘 𝕸𝖊𝖉𝖎𝖆 learnt.

The sad incident happened in the Oshodi area of Lagos State on Wednesday afternoon, injuring a commercial bus driver.

This is the latest container-related accident experienced in the state in the space of three days.

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An eye witness told 𝕹𝖔𝖇𝖑𝖊 𝕽𝖊𝖕𝖔𝖗𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖘 𝕸𝖊𝖉𝖎𝖆 that Wednesday’s accident at Oshodi was caused by a brake failure.

While the passengers in the bus were said to have escaped without an injury, the same could not be said of the bus driver whose degree of injury could not be ascertained as of press time.

𝕹𝖔𝖇𝖑𝖊 𝕽𝖊𝖕𝖔𝖗𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖘 𝕸𝖊𝖉𝖎𝖆 reported that eight people were crushed to death by a 20-ft container that fell off a truck in the Ojuelegba area of Lagos on Sunday.

Barely 24 hours after the Ojuelegba tragedy, a 40-ft container fell off another truck in the Dopemu area of the state on Monday, causing traffic on the road



Lady devastated after returning from the market to meet her apartment burnt to the ground. [Video]

A Nigerian lady has been left devastated after returning from the market to discover that her apartment had been razed down by fire.

In a video that has stirred emotions from social media users, the lady showed what was left of the building.

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According to her, everything she had, including clothes, furniture, and a television, was completely destroyed by the fire.

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She said she just left for the market that morning, only to return to discover that the house had gone up in flames while she was away.

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She said that to make matters worse, no one called her to inform her of the tragic incident.

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In other news, a Kenyan landlord has put up his tenant’s underwear for auction following a row over unpaid rent.

The auction notice was published in the local dailies on Monday, January 30, 2023. According to Nyaluoyo Auctioneers, they were instructed by the landlord of one Zachariah Sichenje Masika to auction four men’s underwear and four women’s underwear belonging to the tenant to recover the rent he’s being owed.

The public auction will take place at the firm’s yard in Kisumu. The terms of sale are cash at the fall of the hammer.

The notice has since gone viral and elicited hilarious reactions from social media users



President Buhari mourns Emir Sanusi.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday expressed sadness over the death of Dr Nuhu Sanusi, the first-class traditional ruler (Emir) of Dutse in Jigawa State.

Buhari, in a condolence message issued by his media aide, Garba Shehu, in Abuja, described the deceased as one of Northern Nigeria’s modernising leaders.

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He conveyed his sympathy and that of Nigeria to the Dutse Emirate, the government and the people of Jigawa State over the sad loss.

While expressing sadness on the passing of Sanuni, Buhari said, “He was instrumental to the progress Dutse had achieved in the last three decades under his watch.”

He added, “He was a grassroots person who was loved by all.”

Before his death, Emir Sanusi was the Chancellor of Sokoto State University


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Emir Muhammad Sanusi is dead.

The Emir of Dutse in Jigawa State, Dr Nuhu Muhammad Sanusi died on Tuesday at the age of 78.

This was confirmed in a statement signed by the state governor’s Senior Special Assistant, New Media, Auwalu Sankara.

He said the emir died in an Abuja hospital after a protracted illness.

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In a statement, the Jigawa State governor, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakar expressed his condolences to the family and entire people of the state.

He described the late Emir as a true leader and a respected figure in the community, known for his wisdom, compassion, and dedication to the well-being of his people.

He also recognized the Emir’s contributions to the growth and development of Dutse and the positive impact he had on the community.

Dr Muhammad Sanusi was appointed the Emir of Dutse by the military administration of the Late Colonel Ibrahim Aliyu in 1995 after the passing away of his father Muhammad Sanusi



Eleven Burnt To Death In Ondo Road Crash.

Eleven persons perished in a tragic road accident that occurred in Ore town along the Benin-Shagamu Expressway in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State, on Sunday morning.

𝕹𝖔𝖇𝖑𝖊 𝕽𝖊𝖕𝖔𝖗𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖘 𝕸𝖊𝖉𝖎𝖆 gathered that the accident involved a Marcopolo bus and a truck. The victims were said to have burnt beyond recognition as the vehicles involved caught fire.

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The Ondo Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Ezekiel Son’Allah, confirmed the incident.

He said the accident occurred as a result of excessive speeding on the part the drivers of the vehicles involved.


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Buni, Bello Condole Abdullahi Sule Over Son’s Death.

The Governors of Kogi and Yobe States, Yahaya Bello and Mai Mala Buni have commiserated with their colleague, Abdullahi Sule over the death of his son, Hassan Sule.

A statement by Buni’s Spokesman, Mamman Mohammed, said the governors were in Gudi, the country home of the governor to sympathize with him and his people over the death of his 36 years old son, Hassan.

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They prayed to Almighty Allah to forgive the deceased shortcomings and to grant him eternal rest.

Buni and Bello in the statement also prayed Allah to grant Governor Sule, his family and the people of Nasarawa State the fortitude to bear the huge loss.

The Emir of Lafia, Sidi Bage Muhammad, who spoke on behalf of the family and people of Nasarawa State, thanked the two governors for identifying with their brother and colleague at this trying moment.

Hassan Sule died last Thursday and was buried in Gudi, Nasarawa State according to Islamic rites



Young footballer slumps, dies while training in Kogi.

A footballer identified as Segun Idowu, who played for Barnet FC reportedly collapsed and died.

The young promising star slumped on the field during one of the matches in the ongoing Kogi FA Chairman’s Cup at the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja on the 20th of January, 2023.

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A statement from the Kogi State Football Association Chairman, Alhaji Suleiman Isah Umarr confirmed the death to Dailypost on Friday evening.

The Chairman described the untimely death of the young lad as shocking and painful but said “who are we to question our maker who gives and takes when he so wishes.”

The statement reads: “We were shocked this morning when we received with heavy heart the news that Segun, a footballer with Barnet FC, Lokoja who slumped and fell on the field after a collision with his teammate, has passed away.

“We were on the field when the collision happened. He was revived and quickly rushed to the hospital. Report coming out of the hospital says he was doing fine and we kept praying all along that God almighty should intervene, only to get the sad news that he had given up the ghost.

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“The entire football family in Lokoja is absolutely sad by the passing on of the promising talent. It was a simple case of collision on the field but Segun has to pass through that path to return to his creator.

“May God repose his soul and comfort his immediate and extended family during this trying period and we pray not to witness such a moment again


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Fire Razes Sumal Foods Warehouse In Ibadan.

There was a fire outbreak at the raw materials warehouse of Sumal Foods Limited, located at Oluyole Industrial Estate, in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

The unfortunate incident occurred on Wednesday morning, January 25.

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The cause of the fire outbreak could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report.

But reports have it that goods and properties worth millions of naira were destroyed following the fire outburst.

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Fire guts Nodu Okpuno Mata foam depot in Anambra.

Fire on Monday gutted the Nodu Okpuno Mata foam depot in Anambra.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Director/Fire Chief of Anambra Fire Service, Mr Martin Agbili, and made available to newsmen in Onitsha.

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According to him, at about 5.39 p.m., the Anambra State Fire Service received a distress call of fire outbreak at Mata foam depot, NODU, Okpuno.

“We immediately deployed our fire truck and our brave firefighters to the fire scene.

“The fire fighting operation was very successful as we were able to fight, stop, control and extinguished the fire to a standstill,” he said.

The fire chief said that they were able to save a lot of mattresses in the depot.

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“We also saved all the surrounding residential homes around the fire scene.

“We want to use this medium to thank the general public who assisted us during the operation and also those that put the call across to us”.

Agbili stressed that January and February are the peak of harmattan when the state usually experiences a great number of fire outbreaks



Two Brothers Die In Soakaway Pit In Kano.

In what will come across as a really heartbreaking development, two brothers have been killed in a sewage tank in Kano State, 𝕹𝖔𝖇𝖑𝖊 𝕽𝖊𝖕𝖔𝖗𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖘 𝕸𝖊𝖉𝖎𝖆 reports.

The victims, Musa Abdullahi and Rabiu Abdullahi, aged 27 and 17 respectively, were pronounced dead on Saturday.

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The Public Relations Officer for Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, who confirmed the incident in Kano on Sunday via a press statement, said the Service received a distress call from Na Musa Abdullahi sir Muhd that a toilet digger was trapped in a pit toilet while draining it.

“On Saturday, January 21, 2023, the state Fire Service control room received an emergency call at about 20:41 hrs from Na Musa Abdullahi sir Muhammad.

He reported an incident at Sabon Gari Market, Layin Abacha, Fagge Local Government Area, when our men arrived at the scene, at about 20:47hrs, they discovered that two biological brothers were working in a public convenience pit toilet and were discovered trapped in a wide deep sock-away while draining the suck-away chamber.”

In the process, Musa Abdullahi, about 27 years old, was trapped inside, while his partner and brother, Abdullahi Rabiu, about 17 years old, made attempts to rescue his brother but he too, like his brother was unfortunately trapped in the soak-away inner chamber.

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According to the statement, the fire fighters swung into action at the end of which they successfully rescued both brothers but they were unconscious and promptly rushed them to the Murtala Mohammed Specialist hospital, where on arrival, the Doctors on-call duty at the Emergency ward pronounced both brothers dead.

Meanwhile, the remains of both victims have been handed over to one Inspector Abubakar Alhassan of Sabon Gari Police Division to trace and hand over to their immediate family.

The cause of the incident was attributable to a high degree of temperature and lack of oxygen inside the soakaway pit



Ekiti gov’t orders removal, seizure of abandoned gas tanker at accident scene.

To avoid any fatal explosion, the Ekiti State Government has ordered the immediate removal and confiscation of a Gas Tanker abandoned at an accident scene at Igede Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government area of the State.

The government also directed security agencies to ascertain the owner of the articulated vehicle conveying the gas-laden tank that has been abandoned since Friday along the Igede-Iyin Road, posing danger to the public.

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Handing down the order during a visit to the accident site on Monday, the Deputy Governor, Monisade Afuye, said Governor Biodun Oyebanji was deeply worried by the abandonment of the tank in the residential area for days without action taken to evacuate it.

Afuye, in a statement by her Special Assistant on Media, Victor Ogunje, said the Governor’s expectation was that the owners ought to have evacuated the inflammable substance from the scene a few hours after the accident.

The Deputy Governor said the state government had deployed firefighters to the area in readiness for any eventualities and to be on guard.

She said the removal and confiscation became the best option to prevent the unwarranted loss of precious lives of the people since the owners could not be ascertained as of the time of the visit.

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The Deputy Governor also directed the Chairman of the Council, Babatola Ogundana to get another articulated truck and work with other experts to remove the flammable substance from its present scene immediately.

She said, “We thank God that no explosion accompanied the accident despite the substance being highly flammable. But it was bad for the owners to have left it here for days without thinking of the implications of his action.

“The Governor was worried, which informed his action that fire fighting truck should be stationed at the scene of the accident because as the tank gets hotter, the possibility of it exploding is very high and that could be dangerous to our people and their property.

Mrs Afuye commended the Council boss for promptly informing the Police and the Department of State Services about the incident, saying the agencies will investigate and unravel the identities of the owners.

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In his response, the Council Chairman, Ogundana and the lawmaker representing Irepodun/Ifelodun Constituency 1 in the House of Assembly, Femi Akindele, said landlords and motorists had been gripped with fear since the accident occurred last Friday.

Akindele said the truck had the accident while trying to ascend the hilly portion of Igede-Iyin road.

“We are all worried here. Even the residents and leaders of Igede are worried. They were not really happy that the owners abandoned this dangerous and inflammable substance here for days. To us, this is insensitive and callous


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Diphtheria cases rise to 100 In Kano.

The identified cases of diphtheria in Kano has risen from 25 to 100 in less than two weeks.

Three persons in 13 local government areas of the state have died.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, stated this during the press conference on Diphtheria and Lassa fever outbreaks in the state.

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He said the epidemiology unit of the ministry was notified by Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital and Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital of the suspected cases of Diphtheria, prompting the ministry to mobilize its team to commence investigation.

“As at 20th of January 2023 we have recorded 100 suspected cases from 13 local government areas which are Ungogo, Nassarawa, Bichi, Dala, Dawakin Tofa, Dawakin Kudu, Fagge, Gwale, Kano Municipal, Kumbotso, Rano, and Gwarzo respectively, Of the 100 suspected cases, 8 were confirmed, while waiting more results. We have lost 3 among 8 confirmed and 22 among other suspected cases,” he added.

Tsanyawa further said currently 27 patients are receiving treatment while 41 have been managed and discharged successfully.

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The commissioner also said on 10 January, the Public Health Emergency Operation Center received a report of suspected case of Lassa fever from Muhammad Abdullahi Wase Teaching Hospital.

He said a team was deployed to investigate and samples were taken for laboratory tests before they returned positive three days later.

“10 samples were taken from the high-risk contacts of the index case, 3 become positive making a total of 4 cases currently managed at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital isolation center,” Dr. Tsanyawa said.

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The commissioner also said the Kano State Government activated the Kwanar Dawaki Isolation Center for isolating the Lassa fever cases, adding that staff of ‘Yargaya have been trained and transferred to the isolation center with drugs and consumables.

He pointed out that the ministry, through the primary health care management board, is planning to conduct a routine immunization intensification campaign to reach out to all eligible children in the affected local government areas.



Tension As Thugs Set Court Ablaze In Abia.

Suspected thugs have set ablaze Ikwuano High Court built by Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu.

The Abia State Government has called on the security agencies in the state to bring to book those responsible for the arson attack.

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The Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the State, Chief Uche Ihediwa, SAN, made the call in a statement after he and his team paid an unscheduled inspection to the area to ascertain the level of destruction.

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In the statement signed by the Public Relations Officer in the Ministry, Anyim Agbai, the CJ expressed shock over the destruction of the court building.

He wondered why a court building built to resolve disputes among people in the rural area would be burnt.

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He added that burning the court would adversely affect the people’s quest for justice as they would henceforth travel to Umuahia for their cases.

He challenged the security agencies in the area to ensure they unveiled those behind the act.


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NCDC urges health workers to watch out for symptoms of Diphtheria.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has enjoined healthcare workers to be vigilant and look out for symptoms of diphtheria by maintaining a high index of suspicion.

Dr Ifedayo Adetifa, Director-General, NCDC, in a public advisory issued on Thursday, assured that the Centre had responded to reports of diphtheria cases in Lagos and Kano States.

According to him, in Osun and Yobe States, the NCDC is also monitoring the situation where cases are now being picked up.

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The diphtheria outbreak has so far killed 25 people, with 58 suspected cases and six persons on admission according to data revealed from the Kano State Ministry of Health.

The Director-General of NCDC explained that the disease affects the nose, throat and sometimes, skin of an individual, saying that diphtheria is a serious bacterial infection caused by the bacterium called Corynebacterium species.

The symptoms of diphtheria, according to him, include fever, runny nose, sore throat, cough, red eyes (conjunctivitis) , and neck swelling.

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“A thick grey or white patch appears on the tonsils and/or at the back of the throat associated with difficulty breathing, in severe cases, ” he said.

He said that the NCDC is working with State ministries of health and partners to enhance surveillance and response to the outbreak, stressing that there have been laboratory-confirmed cases.

He said people mostly at risk of contracting diphtheria, are children and adults who have not received any or a single dose of the pentavalent vaccine (a diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine), people who live in a crowded environment, people who live in areas with poor sanitation, healthcare workers and others who are exposed to suspected/confirmed cases of diphtheria.

He further explained that diphtheria spreads easily between people and could be through direct contact with infected people, droplets from coughing or sneezing, and contact with contaminated clothing and objects.

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He advised parents to have their children fully vaccinated against diphtheria with three doses of the pentavalent vaccine as recommended in the childhood immunisation schedule in order to stay clear of the disease.

Individuals are advised to isolate themselves and notify the local government area, State Disease Surveillance Officer (DSNO) or the NCDC with signs and symptoms suggestive of diphtheria.

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PDP chairman slumps, dies during campaign in Enugu.

The Enugu State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has been thrown into mourning.

𝕹𝖔𝖇𝖑𝖊 𝕽𝖊𝖕𝖔𝖗𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖘 𝕸𝖊𝖉𝖎𝖆’s known online news outlet reports that this is following the demise of Mr. SKB Ogbuagu, the Acting Chairman of the party in Udi Local Government Area of the State.

Ogbuagu was said to have collapsed during a town hall meeting of the Enugu guber candidate, Barr. Peter Mbah at Ezeagu Local Government Area.

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Sources hinted that towards the end of the rally, the Chairman, said to be an asthmatic patient, had a crisis.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he gave up the ghost.

The Party hierarchy in the State, led by Mr. Augustine Nnamani, is yet to issue any official statement on the development.

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Unknown gunmen attack Enugu INEC office, kill policeman.

Unknown gunmen have again attacked an office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State.

This is coming a few hours after a similar attack in Imo State which led to the killing of a local security man.

𝕹𝖔𝖇𝖑𝖊 𝕽𝖊𝖕𝖔𝖗𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖘 𝕸𝖊𝖉𝖎𝖆 learnt that the Enugu attack claimed the life of one policeman on duty.

INEC’s National Commissioner & Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, confirmed the incident, disclosing it occurred around 9.12pm yesterday, Sunday.

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The statement said the report of the incident was made by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Enugu State, Dr. Chukwuemeka J. Chukwu.

He said the Commission’s security gatehouse was razed but that the attackers could not gain access to the main building as a result of the rapid response from the Police and Army personnel from 82 Division.

𝕹𝖔𝖇𝖑𝖊 𝕽𝖊𝖕𝖔𝖗𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖘 𝕸𝖊𝖉𝖎𝖆 gathered that the other policeman, who sustained injuries, is receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.

The attack was also confirmed by the Chairman of Enugu South Local Government Area, Barr. Chimezie Robinson Nkwuo.

While sympathizing with the family of the deceased policeman, he urged the residents not to panic to come out and collect their Permanent Voter’s Card, PVC.

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Plane conveying 72 crashes in Nepal.

An aircraft with 72 people on board crashed in Nepal on Sunday, Yeti Airlines and a local official said, in the latest aviation disaster to hit the Himalayan nation.

“There are 68 passengers on board and four crew members… Rescue is underway, we don’t know right now if there are survivors,” the airline’s spokesman Sudarshan Bartaula told AFP.

He said the plane, which took off in Kathmandu for Pokhara, crashed between the central Nepali city’s domestic airport and the international one that opened on January 1.
After the crash, rescue workers were hosing down the wreckage of the ATR 72 twin-engine turboprop while smoke drifted out of a ravine as hundreds of people watched.
The area was strewn with what appeared to be parts of the aircraft, including seats.

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“Responders have already reached there and trying to douse the fire. All agencies are now focused on first dousing the fire and rescuing the passengers,” said local official Gurudutta Dhakal.

Footage shared on social media, which appeared to be shot just after the crash, showed raging flames on the ground and black smoke billowing into the sky from debris strewn across the crash site.

AFP was unable to immediately verify the footage.

Another unverified clip shared online showed a plane flying at a low altitude over a residential area banking sharply to the left, followed by a loud explosion.

– Poor record –
Nepal’s air industry has boomed in recent years, carrying goods and people between hard-to-reach areas as well as foreign trekkers and climbers.

But it has been plagued by poor safety due to insufficient training and maintenance.

The European Union has banned all Nepali carriers from its airspace over safety concerns.

The Himalayan country also has some of the world’s most remote and tricky runways, flanked by snow-capped peaks with approaches that pose a challenge even for accomplished pilots.

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Aircraft operators have said Nepal lacks infrastructure for accurate weather forecasts, especially in remote areas with challenging mountainous terrain where deadly crashes have taken place in the past.

The weather can also change quickly in the mountains, creating treacherous flying conditions.

In May 2022, all 22 people on board a plane operated by Nepali carrier Tara Air — 16 Nepalis, four Indians and two Germans — died when it crashed.

Air traffic control lost contact with the twin-propeller Twin Otter shortly after it took off from Pokhara and headed for Jomsom, a popular trekking destination.

Its wreckage was found a day later, strewn across a mountainside at around 14,500 feet (4,400 metres) above sea level.

After that crash authorities tightened regulations, including that planes would only be cleared to fly only if there was favourable weather forecast throughout the route.

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Ibadan spare parts market burnt to ashes.

Araromi spare parts market in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital was in the early hours of Saturday gutted by fire.

𝕹𝖔𝖇𝖑𝖊 𝕽𝖊𝖕𝖔𝖗𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖘 𝕸𝖊𝖉𝖎𝖆 reports that the market is one of the major markets in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

𝕹𝖔𝖇𝖑𝖊 𝕽𝖊𝖕𝖔𝖗𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖘 𝕸𝖊𝖉𝖎𝖆 gathered that the fire incident, which started around 2 a.m. affected about forty-five (45) shops.

Oyo State Fire Service confirmed the incident to 𝕹𝖔𝖇𝖑𝖊 𝕽𝖊𝖕𝖔𝖗𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖘 𝕸𝖊𝖉𝖎𝖆 known Media.

General Manager of the State Fire Service, Rev. Canon Yemi Akinyinka, while speaking with 𝕹𝖔𝖇𝖑𝖊 𝕽𝖊𝖕𝖔𝖗𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖘 𝕸𝖊𝖉𝖎𝖆 known Media on Saturday, said that men of the command were able to quench the fire around 5 a.m. on Saturday.

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Akinyinka, in a telephone conversation with 𝕹𝖔𝖇𝖑𝖊 𝕽𝖊𝖕𝖔𝖗𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖘 𝕸𝖊𝖉𝖎𝖆 known Media said, “Our men are at Araromi Market Agodi Gate since 2:30 a.m. where they are putting off the fire caused by indiscriminate refuse burning.

“The fire was suppressed at 5:00 a.m. Cooling down operation is ongoing to suppress reignition. On my way for on the spot assessment.

“I cannot say specifically the number of shops now, you know it is an emergency. It started in the night. About 45 shops”.

𝕹𝖔𝖇𝖑𝖊 𝕽𝖊𝖕𝖔𝖗𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖘 𝕸𝖊𝖉𝖎𝖆 reports that the incident is coming a few weeks after a tanker lost control and burst into flames in Ibadan

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Kano police headquarter allegedly guts fire.

A large section of the administrative block at the Police Command headquarters in Kano, has been gutted by fire.

Information about the incident is sketchy as at the time of filing this report.

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𝕹𝖔𝖇𝖑𝖊 𝕽𝖊𝖕𝖔𝖗𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖘 𝕸𝖊𝖉𝖎𝖆 gathered that the fire started from the Provost Office and spread to Finance Department, Conference Room, PPRO Office, Assistant Commissioner (Admin) Office, Deputy Commissioner (Admin) Office, among other offices.

Efforts to reach the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, proved abortive as his phone was switched off and access to the scene of the incident was denied.

However, the Public Relations Officer, Kano Fire Service, Saminu Yusif Abdullahi, told Daily Trust that they received a distress call from Patrol and Guard of Hotoro Police Division around 1:20pm and a team of fire rescue swung into action.
He added that while the fire had been brought under control

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Early morning accident kills ten in Ogun. [Video]

A commercial bus rammed into a truck in Ogun state, leading to the unfortunate death of ten persons on Saturday.

Dailypost reports that the fatal crash occurred at about 04:30am on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, around Oniworo area.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said a total of 19 persons were involved in the crash, comprising 13 male adults and six female adults. Watch Video Here

“Two male adults sustained injuries, 10 persons died, being seven male adults, two female adults and one female child; while the remaining persons were unhurt,” the FRSC spokesperson in Ogun State, Florence Okpe, said on Saturday.

The accident, according to Okpe, involved a Toyota Hiace bus with registration number, KLD539XA, and a Mack container truck with no registration number attached to it. Watch Video Here

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Okpe blamed the crash on road obstruction on the part of the truck.

According to her, the bus driver, while on excessive speeding, lost control and ran into the truck from the rear.

The injured victims were taken to Victory Hospital Ogere for medical attention, while the corpses were deposited at the Ipara morgue. Watch Video Here

The Ogun FRSC Sector Commander, Ahmed Umar expressed displeasure that motorists refused to obey simple rules.

He told road users to be cautious of poor visibility due to harmattan haze, charging motorists to put on the head lamp when the weather is poor.

He cautioned motorists, especially truck drivers, against non-display of caution signs whenever there is any breakdown on the road. Watch Video Here

Umar commiserated with the family of the crash victims, asking them to contact FRSC Ogunmakin for more information about the crash.

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