Nigeria’s Ex-Minister Dies In His Sleep

‘Like a dream, this is how it all ended,’ friends, family penned emotional tribute for Bayo lawal   Former Minister of Youth and Sports and one-time Military Administrator of Benue State, Air Vice Marshal Bayo Lawal (rtd) is dead. AVM Lawal, NAF/156 died in his sleep in the early hours of Sunday, June 23 at his home. Air Commodore Sani Zakari (rtd), the Sergeant At Arms at the National Assembly who confirmed the death to Vanguard stated that the daughter of the former minister, Mrs. Yinka Enahoro confirmed it noting…

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Cholera Kills 21 In Lagos, Infects 401 As Outbreak Escalates

Hot spots of cholera: Full list of Lagos areas that are now the hot beds of the dreaded disease   Cholera outbreak in Lagos State has escalated, with the number of suspected cases rising to 401 and resulting in 21 fatalities. The increase was confirmed by Dr Kemi Ogunyemi, Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Health, in a recent update. Lagos Island, Kosofe, and Eti Osa local government areas have recorded the highest numbers of cases. Cholera is a water and food-borne disease caused by ingesting the bacterium…

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‘Bereaved Again,’ Another Nollywood Veteran Is Dead

. ‘How she lost the battle to cancer,’ Stella Ikwuegbu’s colleagues penned emotional tributes for the late star   Death, once again, hit the Nigerian film industry as yet another veteran Nollywood actress, Stella Ikwuegbu, has been confirmed dead. Mrs. Ikwuegbu died today, Sunday, June 16, in Enugu where she lived. Platforms Africa reports that Ikwuegbu’s death was made known by movie producer, Stanley Nwoko, otherwise known as Stanley Ontop, via his Instagram page. READ ALSO: Cholera Strain In Lagos Highly Contagious — Health Commissioner We’d Have Run Away If…

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Four Reasons Children, Society ‘Can’t Be Better Without’ Fathers

“Toddlers with involved fathers are better problem-solvers and have higher IQs by age 3,” Here are details of study by an Associate Professor of sociology at the University of Virginia   The significant presence of a father in a child’s life, puts all the negative traits that children often engage in at bay. A review of studies by the Father Involvement Research Alliance shows that babies with more involved fathers are more likely to be emotionally secure and confident in new situations. As they grow, they are more sociable. Toddlers…

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Tinubu Sacks BPE Director General, Announces Replacement

  Ayodeji Ariyo Gbeleyi: All you need to know about the ICAN, CITN fellow newly appointed as the helmsman for the Bureau of Public Enterprises   President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Ayodeji Ariyo Gbeleyi as the Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, revealed this in a statement on Saturday. According to Ngelale: “Mr. Gbeleyi is a renowned financial expert and award-winning chartered accountant. READ ALSO: ‘With Immediate Effect,’ Tinubu Sacks BPE, FCCPC CEOs, Gives…

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Cholera Outbreak Rocks Lagos, Kills 5, 60 Hospitalised

The recent outbreak of cholera in Lagos State has killed five residents as 60 others hospitalised. Platforms Africa reports that the Lagos State Health Commissioner, Professor Akin Abayomi, has urged the public to exercise extreme caution to a suspected cholera outbreak in the Eti Osa, Lagos Island, Ikorodu, and Kosofe areas. Abayomi also disclosed that sadly, five deaths have been recorded mainly from patients presenting late with extreme dehydration. READ ALSO: How Nigerian Female Pilgrim Committed Suicide In Madinah – Report “We have activated a statewide heightened surveillance and response.…

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Staff Hacks Into GTBank System, Steals N9.9m From Customers

For allegedly betraying the trust reposed in him by his employer as the officer in charge of payment of drivers’ retirement benefits and stealing close to N10 million from Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank), Komolafe Oluwayomi of the Oyin Jolayemi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos branch of the bank has been remanded at Ikoyi correctional facility. When the fraud was discovered, a lawsuit was filed by the bank against the 45-year-old Banker by the bank. He was alleged to have hacked into the bank’s system, stealing N9,989,000 from its account for personal…

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Nigerian Pilgrims Attempting to Smuggle ‘cocaine’ to Saudi Busted

‘NDLEA gives details of an Oshodi Hotel raid in which the intending Alhajis were caught red-handed + their names   In a decisive raid on the Emerald Hotel in Oshodi, Lagos State, operatives from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) intercepted four individuals attempting to smuggle cocaine to Saudi Arabia. The suspects, intending pilgrims to the ongoing Hajj, were caught ingesting cocaine wraps ahead of their flight on Wednesday, June 5, 2024. READ ALSO: Woman Declared Dead Is Found Alive At Funeral Home Hajj 2024: How Lagos Male Pilgrim…

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Woman Diagnosed With Rare Condition That Makes Her Appear Drunk

A 50-year-old woman who visited hospital seven times with slurred speech and extreme tiredness, only to be discharged with a diagnosis of being drunk, had a rare condition that gave her the appearance of being intoxicated. This happened even after saying she had not been drinking. Called auto-brewery syndrome, the condition sees fungi in the gut create alcohol through fermentation. Researchers say awareness of this syndrome – which has social, legal, and medical consequences – is essential for proper diagnosis and management. Over two years the woman visited the emergency…

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How Britain Infected Thousands With HIV, Hepatitis Blood – Report

“Authorities knowingly exposed victims to blood infection.” Dirty details of the deadliest Blood Scandal believed to have killed an estimated 3,000 people in the UK     British authorities and the country’s public health service knowingly exposed tens of thousands of patients to deadly infections through contaminated blood and blood products, and hid the truth about the disaster for decades, an inquiry into the U.K.’s infected blood scandal found Monday. An estimated 3,000 people in the United Kingdom are believed to have died and many others were left with lifelong…

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