Thursday, January 17, 2019

Tag "death"

    N’assembly resumes… then adjourns over lawmaker’s death

N’assembly resumes… then adjourns over lawmaker’s death

Members of the national assembly have resumed plenary after a 25-day holiday which commenced before Christmas.The two legislative chambers resumed sitting on Wednesday but subsequently adjourned till Thursday, over the death of Abayomi Ayeola, a member of the house of representatives.Ayeola, who represented Ibeju Lekki federal constituency in Lagos state, died in December after a brief illness.He was the leader [...]

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    Garba Shehu: First time I met Ikeogu Oke, he told me we won’t meet again

Garba Shehu: First time I met Ikeogu Oke, he told me we won’t meet again

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says Ikeogu Oke, award-winning poet, saw his death coming.Oke died on November 24 in a hospital in Abuja from an undisclosed ailment.Oke, 51, was a celebrated poet who won the 2017 NLNG Prize for Literature.Shehu said he met Oke in person two weeks ago for the first time, and that the poet told him it would be [...]

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    Cross River APC chairman dies in road accident

Cross River APC chairman dies in road accident

Mathew Achigbe (pictured middle), chairman of the Cross River state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is dead.The party chairman died in a road accident along Afikpo road in Ebonyi state on Saturday.Achigbe was said to have had the accident in his Toyota sports utility vehicle while on his way back from a church programme in Enugu state.Two other [...]

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    Adedoyin, house of reps member, is dead

Adedoyin, house of reps member, is dead

Funke Adedoyin, a member of the house of representatives, has died.[...]

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    Aguma, Rivers attorney-general, dies in London

Aguma, Rivers attorney-general, dies in London

Emmanuel Aguma, commissioner for justice and attorney-general of Rivers state, is dead.Emma Okah, the state commissioner for information and communications, announced this in a statement on Friday.He said the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) passed on while receiving treatment in a London hospital.He described the death as a “monumental” loss to both the state and the family.The statement read: “It [...]

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    Former Ghana VP dies after collapsing during workout session

Former Ghana VP dies after collapsing during workout session

Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, a former Vice-President of Ghana, died on Friday after collapsing during a workout session at the airforce gym in Accra.Ghana News Agency reports that the 67-year-old was pronounced dead at the 37 Military Hospital where he was rushed to after he slumped.Confirming the death, President Nana Akufo-Addo said the former VP contributed meaningfully to the progress of the [...]

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    FRSC: More road crashes, less deaths recorded during 2018 Eid-el-Fitr

FRSC: More road crashes, less deaths recorded during 2018 Eid-el-Fitr

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says 51 deaths resulting from road crashes were recorded during 2018 Eid-el-Fitr Muslim celebration.In a statement on Wednesday, Bisi Kazeem, FRSC public education officer, said the figure was arrived at following the corps Sallah special patrol which lasted from June 13 to June 18.According to the statement, this figure is 11 percent less, compared [...]

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    Police recruitment: Candidate dies after slumping during screening

Police recruitment: Candidate dies after slumping during screening

One of the shortlisted candidates in the ongoing recruitment by the Nigerian police has died.Danjuma Christiana slumped and died on Friday while undergoing medical screening, the police said.A statement issued by Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, said the female recruit with number PSCRKD094 was from Kaduna state.Moshood said: “Late Danjuma Christiana slumped while filling medical test form; she was resuscitated and [...]

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    Abebe, Stella Obasanjo’s father, dies at 99

Abebe, Stella Obasanjo’s father, dies at 99

Christopher Abebe, father to Stella, the late wife of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, is dead.A statement from the deceased's family confirmed he died on Thursday at the age of 99.The statement, signed by John Abebe, the deceased’s son, said he was survived by Theresa Abebe, his wife of nearly 75 years; children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.It said: “In his lifetime, he [...]

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    ‘Government’s failure ended your dream’ — friends mourn Kogi doctor killed by Lassa fever

‘Government’s failure ended your dream’ — friends mourn Kogi doctor killed by Lassa fever

When Victor Ahmad was treating a patient who was infected with Lassa fever, he probably did not know that he will end up a victim of the virus.He had been diagnosed with the hemorrhagic fever while treating the patient at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja, in Kogi state.Barely 48 hours after the diagnosis, he went the way of three [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen’ hack farmer to death in Ogun

‘Herdsmen’ hack farmer to death in Ogun

An  Ogun state farmer identified as Adetona Owolabi has been hacked to death by suspected herdsmen.The incident happened on Thursday afternoon in the deceased’s farmland located at Afon in Imeko-Afon local government area of the state.Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the incident to TheCable on Friday.He said two suspects had been arrested regarding the incident.“It was [...]

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    Kidnapped Taraba lawmaker found dead

Kidnapped Taraba lawmaker found dead

Hosea Ibi, a member of the Taraba state house of assembly, kidnapped earlier, has been found dead.His body was found on Monday, 16 days after he was kidnapped by unknown gunmen.David Misal, spokesman of the Taraba police command, confirmed this to TheCable.He said Ibi's body was discovered by some residents on Monday afternoon in Takum local government area of the [...]

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    Onukaba, Eucharia Anunobi’s only child, Tinubu’s son… eight deaths that shook Nigeria in 2017

Onukaba, Eucharia Anunobi’s only child, Tinubu’s son… eight deaths that shook Nigeria in 2017

Death is inevitable but humans, being mortals, cannot get used to the news of death, irrespective of the frequency it occurs.People die every day, but who they are and the circumstances surrounding it, are factors that determine the degree of the effect.While some deaths are received with relatively less sorrow or grief, others shock people to their bone marrows.Nigeria had [...]

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    Soldier sentenced to death over ‘murder of five civilians’

Soldier sentenced to death over ‘murder of five civilians’

A general court-martial sitting in Maiduguri, Borno, has sentenced a soldier to death over alleged murder.John Godwin, a lance corporal, was said to have killed five rescued civilians in Yamteke town.Godwin was serving in the Lafiya Dole operation, Kingsley Mfon Samuel, deputy director 7 division army public relations, said in a statement on Friday.He was charged with murder, which is [...]

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    Fayose escapes fire accident in Lagos

Fayose escapes fire accident in Lagos

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, escaped a fire accident involving his Merecdez  G Wagon in Lagos, on Tuesday.According to Lere Olayinka, his spokesman, Fayose ought to have been in the car but  "by providence, he was not there".Olayinka said the cause of the fire was unknown."There was an accident involving Ekiti state governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose's vehicle on his way [...]

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    Loneliness increases risk of chronic diseases, expert warns

Loneliness increases risk of chronic diseases, expert warns

Experts have warned that prolonged loneliness has adverse health effects akin to long-term illness like heart attacks, hypertension, and depression. According to Helen Stokes-Lampard, a general practitioner and chairperson of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), some patients who exhibit symptoms of some of these illnesses are actually "just lonely". [...]

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