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FMC denies lack of oxygen killed FUNAAB student

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The Federal Medical Centre in Abeokuta, Ogun State, has claimed that it had enough oxygen to treat Olaniyi Ashimi, a 400 level soil science student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta who died at the hospital early this month.

Reports had claimed that Ashimi died because the hospital lacked oxygen.
But in a statement by the Head, Public Relations and Information, Segun Orisajo, the hospital claimed that it did its best to save Ashimi’s life.

The statement read in part, “Ashimi, the 26-year-old FUNAAB student was admitted to our Accident and Emergency department around 5pm on December 5, 2018 following a road crash about an hour earlier. “He was one of 18 students involved in the crash rushed in by TRACE officers. They had varying degree of injuries. Seven of them had serious injuries and were admitted. Ashimi had multiple injuries that included a leg fracture, a head injury and a chest injury. Initially, he was stable. But approximately 24hours later, he suddenly became breathless.

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Via : Punchnews

MY OPINION 

This issue never gets old. It seems there is always going to be a case like this in every single month in this country. This is probably one of the reasons why people don’t immediately rush to the hospital during emergency in this Country.

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Nigeria owes China $69.3m

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President Muhammadu Buhari, has vowed to make the country’s aviation industry a pride in Africa.

He said the federal government owed Chinese government $69.3million counterpart fund for the construction of four airports under the project.

The four airports are Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt and Kano.

The President, at the commissioning of the new terminal at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, in Abuja, said his target was to make Nigerian Aviation industry a pride in the continent.

He said, “I wish to assure you therefore, that Government remains committed to developing Nigeria into Regional air transportation hub and thereby assuming its leadership in the aviation sub sector in Africa.”

“This Administration recognises aviation as a catalyst for economic growth and as such will continue to encourage and support the actualization of projects that will place Nigerian Airports amongst the best in the world.”

With the commissioning of the new Terminal,  Buhari said that the country was moving towards achieving and meeting global aviation standards in facilitation, passenger processing and service delivery in tandem with international best practices.

“It gives me great pleasure to be here for the formal commissioning of the new Terminal at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. This event represents yet another significant milestone for International air travellers in and out of the Federal Capital Territory, he stated, he said.”

He recalled that the Minister of State for Aviation, Sirika had given him his words to have the new terminal commissioned before the end of December 2018 which he has fulfilled.

“You will recall that on the 25th October, 2018, I commissioned Port Harcourt International Airport Terminal. During the event, the Honourable Minister of State (Aviation) stated that the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Terminal, Abuja would be completed and ready for commissioning before the end of the year. Today, that promise has been kept. I wish to commend the Honourable Minister and his team for a job well done.”

“This event today, reflects Government’s deliberate policy to sustain the development of Nigeria’s infrastructure. We are gradually closing the infrastructural deficit bedevilling our country.”

“Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Terminal is the first airport terminal to be connected to rail transport system in the Country and indeed in the region. This has provided passengers and other airport users with a choice in the mode of transport to and from the city centre. I recall taking a ride from the City Metro station to the Airport on the day the rail line was commissioned.”

He thanked the Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi, the Chines government, China and the China Exim Bank and the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, CCECC, their financial support and the various roles they played leading to the successful completion of the project.

Hadi Sirika on his part, pleaded with Mr. President to intervene in the outstanding payment of the counterpart fund of $69.3m out of the $100m Nigeria was to pay for the project

According to him, “We are committed to rounding up the project soon, the contractor has gone ahead to implement it as approved, but recently slowed down the pace of work due to non-payment of $69.3m counterpart funding by government. May I respectfully at this point, request Mr President’s kind intervention in this regard, please.”

He explained,” This is the second in the series of Airport terminals to be commissioned from the projects funded by the China-Exim bank loan of $500m with a counterpart funding of $100m from the debt management office.”

The Minister further stated, ” From political and economic perspectives, this airport is very strategic to Nigeria not only because it is the gateway to the nations capital but also because it the second busiest airport in the country and the fastest growing in passenger traffic in West and Central Africa, with an average growth rate of 8%, where the world average growth is 5.8%.”

On the number of passengers that patronized the airport, he stated,” The Airport processed 5,709,012 passengers in 2017. This volume equals to about 13 times the total number of passengers recorded by Ghana as a country.”

“The terminal building has annual passenger capacity of 15m covering a space of approximately 56,000m2. It also has the following facilities as well as capabilities; 72 check-in counters: 5 baggage collection carousels: 28 immigration desks at arrival and 16 at departure: 8 security screening points and 8 passenger boarding bridges ”

Others benefits of the terminal, he added, has a walkway to link the FCT metro rail: additional apron for remote parking of aircraft and a linkway to domestic wing and many other facilities that are properly designed and laid out in accordance with modern requirements for airport operations.

Sirika further thanked Mr President for approving the second phase of the project.

“Mr President will recall FEC approval of the second tranche for the funding of the phase two of this project in the sum of $461,795,551.02.”

He continued, “The phase takes into cognisance, additional facilities that will enhance airport efficiency. These includes but not limited to construction of additional apron:  Multi-level car park: Fire station: Additional boarding bridges: Connection between the old and the new terminals, Facility and boarding bridge to accommodate Airbus A380, and the phase two also includes completion of Kano and Lagos terminals.”

Via: Vanguard news

My Opinion 

There always is some weirdness going on around the world.

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Doctors give Rotimi Akeredolu an ultimatum to stop kidnapping in Ondo

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Medical doctors in Ondo State on Monday kicked against the growing cases of kidnapping in the state and gave  Governor  Rotimi Akeredolu a seven-day ultimatum to find a solution to the problem.

The doctors under the auspices of the Nigeria Medical Association, Ondo State chapter, specifically reacted to the recent abduction of three medical officers of the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, by gunmen last week.

Those abducted consists of two nurses and a doctor. They were kidnapped alongside two lecturers of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo,  at Amurin village on the Akure-Owo Expressway in  Owo Local Government Area of the state.

It was however learnt that the victims have been released.

Speaking with journalists in Akure,  the state chairman of the NMA, Dr Wale Oke, said his members “now work under intense fear”.

Oke said the association would not guarantee industrial peace in the state after the ultimatum,  if the government failed to take steps to stop cases of kidnapping in the state.

He said,  “It is worthy of note that within three months, three cases of kidnapping have been linked to doctors and other health workers and other good citizens of this state. This is becoming worrisome and highly unacceptable as our colleagues are now working under intense fear, and getting to their workplaces becoming a  Herculean task.

“We wish to reiterate unequivocally that the government needs to urgently do the needful, failure of which we may not be able to guarantee the peaceful industrial harmony currently being enjoyed in the state from our members.

“We also demand visible and palpable solutions within the next seven days.”

Via: Punchnews

MY OPINION 

Will something as simple as anew ultimatum make this stop? Can the whole kidnap saga end at the snap of a finger and yet they haven’t done it?  I’m just wondering aloud.

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Nuns steal from school to fund Las Vegas gambling trips

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Two “wobe” nuns, Sisters Mary Margaret Kreuper and Lana Chang, have admitted to stealing from a school, where they were a principal and teacher for over two decades, in order to fund gambling trips to Las Vegas.

Kreuper and Chang are believed to have siphoned off cash from tuition fees and donations at St James school in Torrance, near Los Angeles, for at least a decade, reports Guardian UK.

A spokesman for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Adrian Alarcon, said the alleged theft was discovered during an audit, routinely done after a principal leaves office. The nuns retired from the school last year.

The total taken from the school was still being calculated, Alarcon said, adding he could not confirm reports that it was up to $500,000 (£400,000).

In a letter to parents, Monsignor Michael Meyers of St James School described the sum as substantial. “This matter came to our attention during financial reviews in connection with the change in leadership at our school,” he said, adding that no one else was implicated.

At a meeting, he was reported to have told parents that around the same time as the audit, a family requested a copy of a cheque made out to the school and staff noticed it had been deposited in a bank account that was not the school’s.

Meyers said both nuns acknowledged the theft when confronted, apologised and were cooperating with an investigation. He said they and their order, the Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet, had promised to pay back the money.

“Sister Mary Margaret and Sister Lana have expressed to me, and asked that I convey to you, the deep remorse they each feel for their actions and ask for your forgiveness and prayers,” Meyers said in his letter. “They and their order pray that you have not lost trust or faith in the educators and administrators of the school.”

The archdiocese has notified the police but Meyers said church officials did not plan to press charges and instead wanted to resolve the situation internally with the money repaid and the nuns disciplined by their order.

Via: Punchnews

MY OPINION 

I’m just going to simply say that these nuns do a lot of boring things.  Serving the Lord is super nice, but when you do that every single time,  it becomes homogenous and seems boring. So if these nuns have found a new hobby, which happens to be this expensive, even though too expensive, these nuns have atleast found themselves a unique thing,  and I’m not about to trash them for it. Unless the part when they had to steal got it.

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Qatar to quit OPEC Next Month.

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Qatar is to leave OPEC next month in order for the Gulf state to focus on gas production, Energy Minister Saad al-Kaabi announced on Monday.

“Qatar has decided to withdraw its membership from OPEC effective January 2019,” Kaabi said at a Doha press conference.

He added that Qatar would still continue to produce oil but would concentrate on gas production, where it is the biggest exporter of liquified natural gas in the world. “We don’t have great potential [in oil], we are very realistic. Our potential is gas.”

Kaabi said that OPEC, which Qatar joined in 1961, was told of the decision on Monday ahead of the announcement.

The organisation is dominated by oil-rich Saudi Arabia, which since June 2017 has led a bloc of countries in imposing a blockade on Qatar.

Via: Punchnews

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I’m yet to have sex with my sex doll –Pretty Mike

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Club owner and socialite, Pretty Mike, set tongues wagging when he introduced his sex doll to his followers on social media some months ago. Pretty Mike, whose real name is Eze Nwalie, is known for his controversial way of life. Just recently, he shared a video of himself and his sex doll named Amaka.

In a recent interview with Saturday Beats, Pretty Mike explained the reason why he had yet to have sex with his doll. He also noted that calling Amaka a sex doll was offensive to him, adding that he saw her as his companion. “I get offended when people refer to her as a sex doll. I uploaded that video because we just had a nice time together that weekend. Other people post their romantic gestures with their partners on social media, so I decided to post mine too. It’s all fun, (we’re) not harming anybody.

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I deliberately exposed my underwear to get Bill Clinton’s attention – Lewinsky

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Monica Lewinsky is revealing how she initially got President Bill Clinton’s attention before they began their affair.

In the upcoming A&E docuseries, “The Clinton Affair,” Lewinsky shares a handful of new details about her time in the White House, and notes that it was her exposed underwear that got the president’s attention back in 1995.

During a birthday party for a White House staffer, where Clinton was present, Lewinsky says she noticed that her underwear was unintentionally showing from behind — but she decided to leave it be.

“Instead of pulling my trousers up, like I would in any other instance, I didn’t,” she recalled. “It was unnoticeable to everybody else in the room, but [Clinton] noticed.

As I passed George Stephanopoulos’ office, I kind of looked into the open doorway, and Bill happened to be standing there.

And he motioned me in — I don’t think my heart had ever beat that fast. Unbeknownst to me, I was on the precipice of the rabbit hole,” she added. Of course, as they say, the rest was history. .

Lewinsky and Clinton proceeded to engage in a years-long affair, and Lewinsky says that “there were always narratives of secrecy” during their relationship.
“We were both cautious, but not cautious enough,” she added. “I was completely at his mercy.” 📷: Wikipedia

Via: Instablog

My OPINION 

The girl has gotten bolder and more expressive with that issue.  We love to hear more.

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2019: Oyedepo declares prayer, fast over election violence

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The founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, has called on his congregation and all Christians in Nigeria to begin a seven-day prayer and fast to avert an impending calamity that may follow the 2019 general elections.

Oyedepo announced this in a memo read to the congregation during the service at Faith Tabernacle, Ota, on Sunday.

Making an allusion to the alleged intimidation that marred the Osun State governorship rerun election held on September 27, the bishop said happenings in recent elections held in some states were pointers to what politicians were planning to do during the next general elections.

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BREAKING: A smiling Fayose arrives court heavily guarded.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is set to arraign the immediate-past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, for an alleged fraud of N2.2bn.

The anti-graft agency conveyed the ex-governor before the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos in a white bus manned by heavy security on this (Monday) morning.

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It has not be smooth sailing for Nigeria, Buhari admits

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Buhari noted that the two countries have a lot in common in the area of developmental aspirations.

He said, “It has not been smooth sailing for us all the way, too. “But since South Sudan wants to share from our experience, we will support where we can, and pray hard for your stability.” The President advised the leaders of South Sudan to keep making sacrifices “till the environment is completely stabilised.” He stressed that stability should always be number one priority. “You can’t manage a country efficiently till you have first stabilised it. Then, the economy must follow. “You must provide jobs for the people, particularly the youths.

Via: punch news

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DJ Cuppy shares tradition she annually undertakes with her bestfriends in Ibiza Spain.

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from @cuppymusic – Every year, my best friends and I take time off work to spend quality time together in Ibiza! ☀️👙🌴💕 This year is no exception! #DayOnes

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Nine corpers drown during a riverside picnic.

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Nine members of the National Youth Service Corps who are currently serving in Taraba State on Saturday drowned in River Mayo-Selbe in Gashaka Local government Area.

Taraba State Police Command Police Public Relations Officer, ASP David Missal, who confirmed the death of nine out of the 22 corps members who were swimming in River Mayo-Selbe said seven corpses have so far been recovered from the incident.

“Information available revealed that 22 youth corps members had gone on a picnic party in River Mayo-Selbe in Gashaka LGA on Saturday when the incident happened.

“We were made to understand that while they were swimming in the river, there was sudden upsurge in the volume of water, which carried them away.

“Nine of them drowned, while others managed to escape.

“We have so far recovered seven corpses, while the search for the two remaining corpses is still in progress,” Missal said.

State NYSC Coordinator, Mrs. Florence Yaakugh, also confirmed the incident, which she described as “most unfortunate.”

Yaakugh also confirmed that seven bodies have been recovered, while the search for the other two bodies was still ongoing by the locals in collaboration with security agencies and the NYSC.

“It’s a very sad development and we would soon have the identity of all the corps members involved in the accident and make such information known appropriately.

“We have very sketchy information indicating that about nine of our corps members drowned in Gashaka yesterday.

“So far, seven bodies have been recovered and we are working with relevant persons to recover the rest of the bodies and to identify them.

“This is a very sad development and the entire NYSC family in Taraba State is already thrown into deep mourning,” she said.

Via: Punch news.

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