Policeman arrested while attempting to steal baby in hospital

A police sergeant identified as Iseke Koradam was paraded by Imo state police command for allegedly stealing a baby.

DAILY POST gathered that the suspect was caught on Wednesday while attempting to steal a baby at a hospital in Oke-Uvuru, in the Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of the state.

The Commissioner of Police, Taiwo Lakanu, while confirming the arrest told newsmen that the suspect had confessed to the crime and would soon be charged to court.

Lakanu said: “The police sergeant and his gang who allegedly planned to steal the newborn baby had confessed to the crime and would be charged to court at the conclusion of investigation.”


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JUST IN: Protesters Attempt To Burn Hospital After Another UNIOSUN Student’s Death

Protesting students of Osun State University have attempted to set a hospital ablaze, accusing the hospital of not giving a fellow student who died there adequate care.

The students also blocked the Osogbo-Ibokun highway for several hours before policemen eventually dispersed them.

Channels Television also learnt that the management of the institution had handed over the corpse of the late student to her parents.

Feyisara Odeyinka, 19, an anatomy student at the school, died at a private hospital in Oke-Baale, where she was taken after a sickle cell anemia crisis.

The doctor at the hospital told other students who brought Feyisara that the girl would be on admission but the patient declined and insisted that she wanted to return to her hostel.

It was learnt that her case degenerated later at the hostel and her colleagues took her back to the same hospital, where she eventually died while receiving treatment.

Her death triggered another protest, as students of the university attempted to set the hospital ablaze, accusing the doctor of not given her adequate medical attention when her case became worse.

The spokesperson for the police in the state, Folasade Odoro, told Channels Television’s correspondent, Bosede Sodiq, that police would ensure proper investigation into the death of the student and advised other students to remain calm and allow peace to reign.

In the meantime, the management of the institution has directed all students to go home for seven days in order to calm frayed nerves and to be able to avoid breakdown of law and order.


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Rann Bombing: 54 victims stabilized in 3 Maiduguri hospitals

At least 54 victims of the military bomb misfire in Rann, headquarters of Kala-Balge are hospitalized in three hospitals located in Maiduguri with all of them in stable conditions, the Borno State Commissioner for Health, Haruna Mshelia, said in an update released on Wednesday.

Mr. Mshelia said of the 54 victims, 32 persons are receiving treatment at the State Specialist Hospital; 16 victims are being treated at 7th Division Military Hospital in Maimalari Barack while 6 persons are hospitalised at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.

The Commissioner said that all the 54 hospitalised victims are in stable conditions with medical experts from the state, humanitarian partners and the military attending to their health needs.

The Commissioner said it was still too early to give an accurate number of deaths because as at the time of issuing the update, evacuation of survivors was still ongoing using four helicopters provided by the United Nations and the Nigerian Air Force.

Mr. Mshelia also said that bodies were being recovered.

The Commissioner said humanitarian partners like the MSF, International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, the United Nations and different stakeholders have been extremely dedicated to the emergency evacuation and medical response.

He also said Governor Kashim Shettima has since morning deployed his Deputy, Usman Mamman Durkwa, and the House of Representatives member, representing Kala-Balge, Bama, Dikwa and Ngala federal constituency of Borno State, Mamman Nur Sheriff, and the Assembly member among other officials to scene of the incident at Rann, headquarters of Kala-Balge local government area in order to assess the situation and supervise evacuation of victims to Maiduguri.

While the Deputy Governor was at Rann, Governor Shettima was scheduled to meet officials of the Nigerian Air Force to get formal brief on the incident. The Governor was also remained in Maiduguri to coordinate responses from different quarters and ensure all appropriate steps were being taken.

While in Maiduguri, Governor Shettima received a Presidential delegation led by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who came alongside the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali, Minister of information, Lai Mohammed, Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olanishakin, Chief Army Staff, Lt-Gen TY Buratai, and other military officers operating within and outside Borno State.

?”The President and C-in-C is very distressed about the incident, and has instructed us to embark on this condolence visit. This kind of incident happens occasionally in war, especially when dealing with terrorists like Boko Haram who arbitrarily and in cowardly fashion hide among civilians. The President deeply regrets the incident. The Armed forces will take extra care to ensure this doesn’t happen again. The Federal Government is working with the State, Local, and International partners to ensure speedy resettlement of IDPs” the Chief of Staff said.

Governor Shettima said the incident was an unfortunate tragedy and a painful price of war.

“It is most unfortunate and wasn’t meant to happen. Nothing can justify this tragedy but going memory lane, incidents of friendly fire is unfortunately as old as history of wars in the world. There are many incidents of friendly fires since the 1st and 2nd World Wars down to ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan, Syria and other parts of the world.

“It is gratifying that nobody made any effort to hide anything or sweep things under carpet. In years gone by, people would have resorted to blame games. I am happy that rather than blame game, information was made public with sincerity, mistakes were accepted and focus was channelled into evacuation and rehabilitation of victims. ?War comes with different kinds of very terrible prizes and this is one of such painful prizes. We pray this crisis ends and we shall remain forever grateful to all stakeholders for their support,” Mr. Shettima said.

?Our correspondent reports that following the unfortunate situation at Rann in Kala-Balge local government area of ?Borno State, Governor Kashim Shettima had ordered the State Ministry of Health to set up medical emergency response units and coordinate rehabilitation of victims.

Governor Shettima had received the news with shock and very deep concern. The Governor had particularly commended the MSF for its rapid response in providing first aide treatment to victims at the scene while also thanking the ICRC and the UN.


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[VIDEO]: Chaos As Over 100 Mental Patients Escape From Hospital

Over 100 mental patients have escaped from Mathari Psychiatric Hospital in Nairobi after Doctors and Nurses made good their strike threat.

A major operation has been launched along Thika Superhighway for patients who could be seen jumping over the hospital’s perimeter fence.

In what looks like a scene from a Zombie movie, the mental patients in their uniform are seen in one of the videos taken by on lookers, jumping over the fence of the hospital and sauntered towards the express road.

Doctors and nurses have started a nationwide strike after talks called by the Health ministry collapsed on Sunday evening proved futile.

Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) and Kenya Medical Practitioners and Pharmacists Union (KMPDU) wants the state to implement a collective bargaining agreement made in 2013.


Hoodlums attack Ogun hospital staff for delaying treatment of accident victims

Hoodlums, commonly known as area boys, on Wednesday disrupted medical activities at the Ogun State Hospital, Ifo, in Ifo local government area for almost one hour.

The attackers stormed the hospital when some commercial motorcyclists were brought in to receive medical attention following a crash which occurred at Papalanto along Abeokuta-Lagos Road.

On arrival with the ?victims, the area boys were asked to obtained cards for the patients, but they revolted, insisting that the victims must be attended to immediately before obtaining hospital cards.

Shortly after, they began to beat up some of the hospital staff, just as many of the workers hurriedly abandoned their duty posts to avoid being attacked.

A staff of the hospital, while narrating their ordeal, said the area boys wanted all the accident victims to be treated the same time even though there was only one doctor on duty.

Pandemonium broke out at the hospital as the invaders threatened to set the hospital ablaze.

They were stopped by a team of police Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, arrived the hospital to deposit a corpse.

Some of the hoodlums were arrested and taken away, but later released after few hours, a witness said.

When contacted, the Medical Director of the hospital, Taofeek Somade, confirmed the incident, saying the quick intervention of the police saved the situation.

Mr. Somade said the hoodlums were arrested and whisked away by the police.

Similarly, Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the attack.

NASU Leader Hit By FUTA Vice Chancellor’s Car Hospitalised

Abiodun Atunbi, a member of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, chapter, crushed by the institution’s Vice Chancellor’s car, has been hospitalized, SaharaReporters can authoritatively report

Mr. Atunbi sustained serious injuries as well as bruises on his face, arms and legs in the accident. Professor Adebiyi Daramola, the university’s Vice-Chancellor, at about 8.30am on Monday, car rammed Atunbi on Bank Road at Oba’nla inside the main campus of the institution.

Speaking from his hospital bed in Akure, Mr. Atunbi told SaharaReporters that Professor Daramola purposely hit him with his car during a prayer meeting held by protesting staff of the institution.

He disclosed that the university is currently in crisis, as academic activities have been paralyzed, following the strike embarked upon by the three staff unions of the institution.

“While I joined others in awaiting the arrival of the clergymen, the JAF Chairman, Mr. Dele Durojaiye, called on all of us to walk down to the Bank Road near the institution’s roundabout.

“We got there, and I stood at the back where others had already converged. Later, I saw an SUV driving by, but I never knew it was the Vice Chancellor’s car. The next thing I knew was it had hit and run over me.

“I lost consciousness. I was rushed to a vehicle and taken to the hospital for treatment, and it was when I got here [hospital] that I could recollect the incident,” said Mr. Atunbi.

When asked if he was standing by the road when he was hit, Mr. Atunbi said he was very far from the main road. The vehicle just rammed into me; I was not holding any weapon. So, I don’t know why I deserve this from my Vice Chancellor,” he told SaharaReporters.

A police source that pleaded anonymity had earlier confirmed to SaharaReporters that the incident was reported to the Police, which whisked Professor Daramola to the station.

“The Vice Chancellor was arrested and taken to our station at the State Investigation Bureau in Akure before he was later taken to Okuta Elerinla Police Station for further interrogation,” disclosed the Police source.

He added that the timely intervention of the police prevented the protesting unionists from lynching the Vice Chancellor, who has been accused of fraud in involving university funds, as revealed by the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation.

Kanye West Taken to Hospital After Cancelling Saint Pablo Tour

Kanye West was hospitalized on Monday after abruptly canceling the remainder of his Saint Pablo tour, a source confirmed to Variety.

The Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call of a “disturbance” at about 1:20 p.m. PST on Monday. Upon arrival, authorities discovered a “medical emergency,” and West was transferred to the hospital by paramedics.

The hospitalization comes after a tumultuous week for the rapper. Last Thursday, West made headlines by announcing at a San Jose concert that if he did vote in the election, he would have voted for President-elect Donald Trump. The statement was met largely with boos from the crowd.

Just a few days later, on Saturday, West arrived at his Sacramento concert 90 minutes late and performed only two songs before launching into a rant slamming Beyonce, Jay Z, Mark Zuckerberg, and others. The hashtag #KanyeIsOverParty began trending on Twitter shortly after videos of the rant hit social media.

On Sunday, he canceled his Los Angeles concert only hours before it was set to begin, and then axed the remaining 21 dates of his Saint Pablo tour early Monday. West did not provide a reason for the last-minute cancellations.

(Source: Yahoo Celebrity)

Police in Enugu arrest three suspected robbers with bullet wounds in hospital

The Police Command in Enugu State on Wednesday said that it had arrested three armed robbery suspects ridden with bullet wounds through hospitals’ surveillance in Nsukka axis of Enugu State.

The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad on Friday engaged bandit in a gun duel, leaving one dead and many with bullet injures fleeing at about 7:15pm in Odenigwe Road in Nsukka.

The command’s spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu, told NAN in Enugu that the first suspect was arrested following continuous surveillance and information from a public spirited individual at about 6:30am on Tuesday.

Amaraizu said: “One of the suspects, identified as Kelechukwu Isiani of Amukpa Ogboalla Opi in Nsukka Local Government Area, was arrested at a hospital where he had allegedly gone to treat bullet wounds he sustained in the hand and chest.

“Suspect is now helping the police in their investigations, which also led to the arrest of two other members of the gang at their hideout.

“The two arrested members of the notorious robbery gang who gave their names as Nnamdi Omeje, a.k.a. Obele, and a female member of the gang identified as Chiamaka Agbo.

“The three of them are currently helping police operatives in their investigation.”

The police spokesman noted that the command had already renewed and increased its onslaught against crime and criminality in the state.

I’ve Been In & Out Of Hospital, Toke Makinwa Shares Her Struggles From Sickbed (SEE PHOTO)

Media personality, Toke Makinwa, reveals that she has been in and out of the hospital lately and wasn’t shy to open up on how the week has been a bit of a struggle for her.

She took to her Instagram account to not just share her woes but to also encourage people facing similar issues. She shared a photo of herself on her sickbed and captioned:

This week has been a real struggle. Been in and out of hospital and it’s my birthday week. So emotional but I bless God in everything. I have learnt not to take my body for granted. As @kemiadetiba told me yesterday “of what use is the hustle if we are not here to enjoy it”. As I reflect on that statement I hope someone out there takes a moment to breathe, we all want to be successful, we want to do more and more and more but life is fragile and the real wealth is health

This week has been a real struggle. Been in and out of hospital and it's my birthday week. So emotional but I bless God in everything. I have learnt not to take my body for granted. As @kemiadetiba told me yesterday

Judge Ofili-Ajumogobia Busted In Fake Hospital Admission Scandal

A Federal High Court judge, Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, has been busted by detectives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in a hospital admission racket in Lagos. Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia on Wednesday morning told EFC officials by phone that she was on admission in a Lagos hospital in Ikoyi to explain away the reason she could not respond to the anti-graft agency’s invitation for interrogation in the last two days.

A Federal High Court judge, Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, has been busted by detectives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in a hospital admission racket in Lagos.

Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia on Wednesday morning told EFC officials by phone that she was on admission in a Lagos hospital in Ikoyi to explain away the reason she could not respond to the anti-graft agency’s invitation for interrogation in the last two days.

Five other judges, Mohammed Nasir Yunusa, Hyeladzira Ajiya Nganjiwa, Appellate Court Judge, Uwani Abba-Aji, Justice Agbadu James Fishim and Musa Haruna Kurya had in the past two days responded to EFCC invitations.  Some of the judges were accompanied by their lawyers and were reported to be cooperating with EFCC operatives investigating alleged corruption in Nigeria’s judicial system.

Curiously, Ofili-Ajumogobia, one of the invited judges expected to show up at the commission on Tuesday called in on Wednesday to claim she was admitted into the “intensive care unit” of Golden Cross Hospital on Bourdillon Road in Ikoyi but an attempt by EFCC agents to pay her a “courtesy call” shows that she had not been to the hospital since October 13, 2016.

EFCC detectives, however, found that a medical staff of the hospital was trying to insert her name into their records as their patient.

When they could find her in the hospital they called her on her mobile phone to ask where she was; she restated that she was in the intensive care unit only to cut off the call as soon as EFCC officials told her they have searched the private hospital and couldn’t find her.

EFCC officials told Saharareporters that the medical director of the hospital has been invited to the commission’s office in Ikoyi to explain his role in the latest saga.

Jackie Christie of Basketball Wives LA Put on blast for Abandoning her Grandson Who only Needs $3k for Medical Needs

Jackie Christie of VH1 hit reality series Basketball Wives LA who is married to retired NBA player Doug Christie is known to live the extravagant life. She has 3 children. 2 with Doug; Chantel Christie, 23 and Douglas Jr. 15 and one from her previous relationship, 24 year old Takari Lee.
In the first season of the show, Takari and Jackie fought a lot and Takari accused her several times of favouring her other kids over her because they were light skinned and she was not. Jackie denied this accusation all the time but her other daughter, Chantel confirmed that her mum had said she didn’t like Takari because she was dark skinned.

That was the only Season Takari was featured in the show and Jackie didn’t talk about her in the following seasons, so I guess everyone forgot about her. Yesterday, Monday, blogger behind ig_beautys went digging and found some disturbing news about Takari and her 8 month old son. She posted the photo above. Read what she found out below:

You’re the SCUM of the earth! I was watching #Basketballwives last night thinking to myself “Wow! Jackie deserves this wedding I’m so happy for her.” Then I thought …But wait where is Jackies other daughter? Why isn’t she there? In fact why does Jackie never talk about her other daughter? After doing some research I found your other daughter and what I read was heartbreaking ?. Your daughter is a mother of two struggling. You parade around every week on #BBWL shopping at the best stores, eating at the finest restaurants and going around the world to the most beautiful places. Meanwhile your 8 month old grandson was badly burned and needs $3000 dollars to help cover medical bills. You’re worth over $10,000,000 dollars! No matter what the situation the one person in this world we should NEVER abandon are our children and grandchildren. You have issues with your daughter Kari because she isn’t #lightskin like your other children. Or is it because she has a different father? Or because she’s deaf in one ear? She’s said multiple times these are reasons you treat her differently and you’ve denied it but look at how you treat her! You left her struggling while you were out living a extravagant life! People like you disgust me and I’ll never support another thing you do! For you to have the heart to do that to your own flesh and blood, the one who YOU put on this earth is one of the most sickening things I’ve ever seen in my life! PS I’m gonna post your daughters #GoFund account in my bio and I hope her and your grandson are blessed beyond measure and get help since they can’t get it from your rich ass! ?@jackiechristie @basketballwiveslanews #jackiechristie #basketballwivesofla #shaunieoneal

These are photos of the Grandson.

Initially,found it hard to believe she treated Takai differently because of her skin color but these commenters who have been watching the show confirmed it.





How can you not like your own child because they are dark skinned?

Pastor Accuses Hospital Of Removing Wife’s Womb, Damaging Bladder

A pastor with a Pentecostal ministry, Chinedu Rockson, has accused the management of Ilogbo Central Hospital in the Ajangbadi area of Lagos State of removing his wife’s womb and damaging her bladder during childbirth.

 Chinedu said the hospital also detained his wife over the payment of N50,000, adding that efforts to clear the bill had been frustrated by the hospital.

It was learnt that Chinedu’s wife, Chinansa, had been referred to the hospital on August 26, 2016, after she could not be delivered of the baby at the hospital where she had her antenatal care.

The hospital reportedly commenced a caesarean section on the 42-year-old after her husband signed some documents to perfect the terms.

Chinedu explained that some hours into the operation, he was called into the theatre to sign another document, adding that nobody told him it was for the removal of his wife’s womb.

He said, “They charged N200, 000 for the operation and we negotiated for N150,000. I paid a deposit of N30,000 and they started the operation.

“They asked me to sign some papers, which I did. Some hours later, a surgeon said there had been complications and I would need to sign another document. He didn’t tell me what I was signing for or the implications. Because I was in a haste to get my wife saved, I signed the document.

“After some time, they brought out my wife from the theatre with a pipe attached to her bladder. We became worried when we discovered that few days afterwards, they didn’t remove the pipe.

“After a week, they said I should come and clear my bill of N50,000 so they could discharge her. I called a senior pastor, who presented them with a cheque. But they said they would keep her for the two weeks that the cheque would be ready to be cashed.”

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Imo State Police Rescue 3-Day-Old Baby Stolen From the Hospital

The Imo state police command on Monday, August 22, rescued a 3-day old baby stolen by unknown child thieves barely 48-hours after his birth at the Chukwunonso Maternity in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area.
While reuniting the baby with his parents, Mr and Mrs Oluebube Ekwedike from Umuezealaowerre Ehime Mbano LGA, at the command headquarters in Owerri on Monday,  the Imo State Police Commissioner, Taiwo Lakanu, said that after the issue was reported to the police, the men of the command swung into action and arrested two suspects who were at the verge of selling off the baby.

The baby’s 21-year-old mother mother Uchechi Ekwedike said she was tricked by the culprits in

order to steal her baby. The Commissioner said child stealing and trafficking still persist despite numerous warnings to people to desist from the devious act.

“My team, the entire Imo State Police Command, will not rest on its oars to ensure that criminal offenses are brought to its barest minimum in the state. It is so unfortunate that such barbaric behaviour still exists amongst our people. But the arrest of these ones should serve as a deterrent to other child thieves across the state and to make them realise that no matter how smart they are, the hands of the law will catch up with them.” he said.

While speaking to reporters, the prime suspect Mrs Ngozi Anyanwu, claimed that she stole the baby because the owner of the maternity home was owing her some amount of money.

At Least 20 Killed In Pakistan Hospital Blast

At least 20 people were killed and dozens more wounded after a blast at a major hospital in the Pakistani city of Quetta, an AFP reporter and officials said, with fears the toll could rise.

Graphic video footage from the scene showed bodies strewn on the ground, some still smoking, among pools of blood and shattered glass as shocked survivors cried and comforted one another.

A large burn mark against white brick appeared to indicate where the explosion occurred.

The blast came after mourners including journalists and lawyers gathered at the hospital following the fatal shooting of a senior local lawyer, officials said. Many of the dead appeared to be wearing black suits and ties.

“More than 20 people have been killed, including two cameramen in the blast,” said Daud Khilji, a senior administration official in Quetta.

The figure was confirmed by an AFP reporter on the scene and senior police official Akbar Raisani, who said at least 40 others had been wounded.

“A number of lawyers and some journalists had gathered at the hospital following the death of the president of the Balochistan Bar Association in a separate shooting incident early this morning,” Akbar Harifal, the home secretary of restive Balochistan province where the explosion occurred, told AFP.

The lawyer, Bilal Anwar Kasi, was targeted by two unknown gunmen as he left his home in the morning for work.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for either attack.

Balochistan, which borders Iran and Afghanistan, has oil and gas resources but is afflicted by Islamist militancy, sectarian violence between Sunni and Shiite Muslims and a separatist insurgency.

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Alleged N42b Fraud: Ex-Customs Chief, Dikko, In Hospital

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is watching over a former Comptroller-General of Nigerian Customs Service(NCS), Abdullahi Inde  Dikko in a hospital in Abuja.

Dikko, who is being investigated over alleged N42billion fraud, has been in hospital since he surrendered to the EFCC for interrogation  last  Thursday.

A top source in the anti- graft commission, who spoke in confidence, said: “When Dikko reported at the EFCC, he was looking pale. It was obvious that his health was in bad shape.

“We interacted with him and relocated him to a hospital for treatment. From the first day, we allowed him to stay in hospital. Our operatives are only watching over him at the hospital.

 “We need to set the records straight. He was never at any time detained in EFCC’s custody because of his frail health. But we are monitoring him in a hospital.”

Out of the total fraud sum Dikko is being grilled on the sources of funds with which he acquired a N2billion mansion at 1, Audu Ogbe Street, Jabi Abuja.

The anti-graft agency had been on the trail of Dikko since January 8 when its operatives stormed the posh residence of the ex-Customs boss.

Following search pressure, Dikko gave himself up on Thursday by responding to the outstanding invitation of the EFCC.

Looking pale, Dikko arrived at the EFCC’s headquarters at about 10am for interrogation which lasted about eight hours.

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Metuh Admitted In Hospital, Lawyer Tells Court

The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Olisa Metuh, was absent from his ongoing trial before a Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday.

Upon an inquiry by the trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, about Metuh’s whereabouts, his lawyer, Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), said the defendant was on a bed rest at the National Hospital, Abuja.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is prosecuting Metuh and his company, Destra Investments Limited, on charges including fraudulent collection  of N400m from the Office of the National Security Adviser in November 2014 and using same for PDP’s presidential campaign.

Metuh and Destra Investments Limited are also being tried on charges of money laundering involving alleged cash transaction of $2m.

Justice Abang had on Monday adjourned till Tuesday for the continuation of the testimony of the fifth defence witness, Mr. Richard Ihediwa.

After intimating the judge on why Metuh was absent from court, Ikpeazu passed to the court registrar a medical report  signed by a neurosurgeon consultant in the hospital, Dr. O.O Olaleye, confirming that Metuh was in the hospital for a bed rest.

The lawyer, who sought an adjournment of the case, said the situation in section 352(4) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015, in which the judge is allowed to proceed with a criminal trial without the defendant present in court, had not arisen.

The provision of the law provides that the court may proceed with a criminal trial if a defendant already granted bail is absent from court in violation of a court order or in the absence any good reason for the absence of the defendant.

?Destra’s lawyer, Tochukwu Nwugbufor (SAN), had supported the request for adjournment insisting that by virtue of the provisions of section 352(4) of the ACJ Act, the court could never proceed with the trial in Metuh’s absence.

Prosecuting counsel, Mr. Sylvanus Tahir, also did not oppose the application for adjournment but also referred the court to section 266(a) and (b) of the ACJ Act which makes it mandatory for a defendant to be present in court whenever his trial comes up.

The judge, in a ruling, which he delivered after entertaining the submission of parties to the case, noted that though Metuh had good reason to be absent from court, the medical report was unhelpful, as it failed to indicate the period which the bed rest would last.

The judge said the omission of the period for the bed rest in the medical report had left doubt to whether the report was issued in bad faith.

The judge conceded to the request for adjournment and fixed May 30 for continuation of trial.

Justice Abang also fixed Wednesday (tomorrow) for ruling on an application by Metuh seeking the release of his passport to enable him travel to the United Kingdom for medical treatment.

Katsina Hospital Treats 13 Rape Victims In 4 Months

No fewer than 13 rape victims have been treated at Funtua General Hospital in Katsina State from January to date, the hospital’s Medical Director, Tijjani Bakori, has said.

Mr. Bakori told the News Agency of Nigeria in an interview on Thursday in Funtua that most of the cases were severe.

He disclosed that some of the victims had to undergo surgery in the hospital.

The medical director lamented that three of the rape victims were admitted by the hospital in the last four days.

“This signifies the magnitude of the problem in Funtua and environs, and it is important for all stakeholders to intensify efforts to address the menace.”

According to him, all the victims were below the age of 13 and mostly from less privileged families.

He noted that there was no presence of International and National Non Governmental Organizations in the area to support the victims, noting that respective families of the victims were left to shoulder the burden.

He urged the Katsina State Government and local councils in the area to ensure that the perpetrators were traced and severely punished.

“A victim was admitted on Monday, and another, aged 12, had undergone surgery in the hospital on Wednesday because of the severe injuries she sustained,’’ Bakori said.

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Patient Rapes 16-Month-Old Baby On Sick Bed In Sokoto

A 35-year old patient, Auwal Muhammad has been arrested for raping a 16-month old baby on his sick bed. Muhammad, was said to be on admission at the orthopaedic department of Usman Danfodiyo Teaching Hospital, Sokoto following a motor accident in which he sustained fracture on one of his leg.

DailyTrust leant that Muhammed had been nursing his leg at home before he was brought to the hospital by unnamed NGO for proper treatment. According to eyewitness account, the incident occurred on Friday, January 1 at about 2pm when mother of the baby along with one of her son came to visit a sick relative.

The suspect was said to have collected the victim from her brother to cuddle her in admiration
which later turned to be something else as he was caught raping her on his sick bed. “Her mother heard her crying profusely. So she started looking for her only to find her being raped by the patient at his corner covered by curtains,” the source stated.

He added:”She quickly grabbed her daughter and reported the matter to the hospital security who arrested and took the suspect to Kwanni police station before he was transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department in the police headquarters for further investigation.”

When contacted, spokesman of the Sokoto state police command, DSP Almustapha Sani confirmed the incident, saying the suspect was released on bail to enable him recover from his ailment.

Source: DailyTrust

Doctor Dies Of Lassa Fever In Rivers

A medical doctor with Rivers State-owned Braithwait Memorial Specialist Hospital, BMH, Dr. Livy Ijamala, has died from Lassa Fever, bringing to three the number of people killed by the disease in the state.

Chairman of the state branch of Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Dr. Furo Green, disclosed this yesterday in Port Harcourt, saying the late doctor, Ijamala, who died in the early hours of yesterday from the ailment, had contact with patients infected with Lassa Fever.



Dr. Furo added that the late medical doctor had been buried in line with recommendations of World Health Organization, WHO, for deaths from contagious diseases.

He also said a team from WHO had already visited the hospital for assessment, adding that the hospital had been decontaminated and that those who had contacts with the late Dr. Ijamala had been placed on observation.

He said: “Last night, one of our hard-working doctors in the department of obstetrics gynaecology, Dr. Livy Ijamala, lost his life following infection with Lassa Fever.

This is the price medical doctors and health personnel pay for offering health services to the public.

“The hospital is being decontaminated as we speak. All medical doctors and healthcare personnel that had primary contact with the late medical doctor have been placed under observation.”

… as doctors begin strike
He also said medical doctors in the state were on three days strike to protest the frequent abduction of medical doctors in the state.

He said within the week two of his colleagues, Dr. Isaac Opurum and Dr. Ib Aprioku were taken hostage at separate times. He said in 2015, 21 doctors were abducted in the state.
According to him, the warning strike was to draw attention to the plight of medical doctors.

He said: “While we are not happy to go on strike, the strike now appears to be a blessing in disguise because fewer doctors and patients came to the hospital today, thereby, reducing the rate of contacts among medical doctors and patients.”


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Federal Teaching Hospital Ido-Ekiti Promotes 557 Staff, Settles Outstanding Allowances

Dr Lawrence Ayodele, the Chief Medical Director, Federal Teaching Hospital (FETH), Ido-Ekiti, Ido Osi local government area, Ekiti state, said that 557 staff were promoted in the hospital.



Briefing newsmen on Tuesday, Ayodele said that the promotion, which was for 2015, saw 368 senior staff elevated while those promoted in the junior cadre were 189.

“This negates claims by some faceless petition writers in the hospital that the management, under my administration, embargoed promotion since 2012 when I was first appointed by the Federal Government in acting capacity.


“The alleged financial impropriety and diversion of IGR of the hospital rumour being peddled against me are all lies.

“Every kobo spent on one project or the other was properly documented while award of contracts passed due process.


Various types of scanning machines of the hospital, including ambulances, are also functioning contrary to the claims of these rumour mongers,’’ he said.

He disclosed that apart from the promotion exercise, all outstanding benefits and allowances due to staff had been cleared, along with both November and December 2015 salaries.

He fingered elements interested in taking over his position as CMD for? a second term as those behind series of petitions against his person and office.




Medical Director Appeals To Health Workers To Call Off Strike

Dr Peter Alabi, the Chief Medical Director, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), has appealed to members of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses to call off their warning strike.


The union on Monday embarked on a three-day warning strike to press home its demand for payment of one year teaching allowance to its members on grade levels 7 and 8.


Alabi told newsmen that negotiations to resolve the issue was ongoing and called on the union to suspend its action.


“It is true that we owe them only one year allowance, but only nine staffers are affected. Knowing that there is no money in circulation, we have been able to meet two out of the three demands they made.


We have made efforts before this strike to dialogue with the union, but we were not able to get a good representation from them,’’ he said.


Alabi appealed to the public to bear with the management of the hospital as efforts were being made to ensure that things were brought to normalcy.


According to the director, health is a team work, adding that doctors on ground had been doing their best to ensure that health services are rendered to patients.


He called on the union to consider the sufferings of the populace, especially patients, who could afford private hospital bills and end the strike.




Maltreatment Of Patients: NHRC Vows To Prosecute Erring Hospitals

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, has said it would henceforth prosecute hospitals and medical practitioners over any alleged unprofessional conduct. Consequently, the commission has implored Nigerians to report to it, cases of maltreatment or negligence by both private and public health care centres in the country.

Executive Secretary of the NHRC, Prof Ben Angwe, who made the call during the official launch of a research report on Human Rights and Maternal Mortality, said it was high time hospitals were made to pay for every act of negligence suffered by their patients. Angwe said he was shocked to discover that some women were evicted from their hospital bed to the corridor, “barely an hour after they gave birth.”

According to him, “that kind of thing is highly unacceptable in a country which not only recognises human rights of its citizens, but also respects them.“ He said the commission, in the course of its pilot study on women’s access to health care facilities in the six area councils of the Federal Capital Territory, also found out that over 90 babies that died shortly after birth, were abandoned in a mortuary by their parents.

He said it was disheartening for the commission to discover that sundry inhumane treatment are meted out on patients, especially pregnant women, in both private and public hospitals. The report focused on the six area councils of the FCT, where a total of 96 hospitals/healthcare facilities, comprising 51 primary, 43 private and government secondary and two tertiary healthcare institutions were surveyed.

Angwe said: “We are using this opportunity to urge Nigerians to report any unprofessional treatment they suffered in the hands of medical practitioners to us. “If a medical practitioner is alleged to have committed an act of negligence, that person must be prosecuted. We need cooperation to bring quack doctors that are busy killing people to Justice.”

Among stakeholders at the unveiling of the report yesterday were wives of the Chief of Defence Staff, Mrs. Omobolanle Olonisakin and the Inspector-General of Police, Mrs. Agharase Arase. The duo who are Presidents of Defence and Police Officers Wives Association, DEPOWA, and Police Officers’ Wives Association, POWA, bemoaned plights of pregnant women in the country who they said are badly treated by health officials in the hospitals.

Describing maternal mortality as a major challenge to gender equality, the NHRC boss said the magnitude of its incidence in Nigeria typified a form of social injustice against women. “Medical personnel who has been confirmed to have done an act of negligence will have to pay compensation. If it involves institution, the institution will make the victim become rich.
“It is only in Nigeria that a practitioner will be responsible for the death of a person and nothing happens and the personnel will continue his practice without losing his license.

“The tragedy of maternal and child death lies in the fact that that most of these deaths can be prevented if only all pregnant women have access to adequate ante natal care, skilled attendant at child birth, emergency obstetric care when pregnancy related complications arise and appropriate post natal care for mother and babies” Angwe noted.

Akpabio’s World Class Hospital Opens 6 Months After Launch

The much talked-about “world-class” Akwa Ibom specialist hospital has finally begun operations, six months after it was hurriedly commissioned by former Governor Godswill Akpabio who left office May 29.

The hospital, initially known as the Akwa Ibom 20th Anniversary Hospital, is now officially called Ibom Specialist Hospital.

The hospital became a subject of controversy in September after Mr. Akpabio, now senate minority leader, travelled to the United Kingdom for medical attention after a car accident, abandoning the multibillion naira facility his administration promoted as being of world class standard.

Mr. Akpabio later said the hospital’s takeoff was delayed because foreign doctors billed to work there had not been cleared by the Nigerian Immigration Service to travel to the country.

He said the hospital would start off with 150 expatriates at once.

Some of the doctors are now in the state, and have been deployed to test run equipment at the facility.

About 25 foreign doctors have so far started work at the hospital while about 125 others were still being expected in the country.

It was unclear how many Nigerian doctors would be employed at the new hospital.

On Wednesday, doctors, mostly Indians, were busy carrying out medical examinations on the people who visited the hospital for treatment.

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‘He’s Learning To Walk’ – Khloe Gives Update On Lamar’s Health

Khloe Kardashian has given Lamar’s progress report .She told told Entertainment Extra that the NBA star  is learning how to walk again.
‘He’s definitely doing better which is awesome, every day is better, he’s off of all machines that, he is alive on his own, and no machines are helping him which is great, but he still has a lot of physical and cognitive therapy to go through, so it’s a long road for him. ‘He will try to learn to how to walk back so that is first…When he can support himself on his own, or physically try to walk better on his own or at least with an assistance, with like a walker, then he will probably leave the hospital and do
a lot of cognitive and mental strengthening.’It’s gonna be a long long time, every day is different, some days he’s really strong and some days he’s weaker than the day before cause it’s mentally draining I’m sure on him.’

Lil Wayne Tweets RIP to Lamar Odom

Rapper Lil Wayne has incorrectly pronounced Lamar Odom dead on Twitter. To make matters worse, Twenty Three hours later, the tweet is still up.

Former Laker (and ex of Khloe Kardashian) Lamar Odom is currently in critical condition at Las Vegas’ Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center after being found unconscious in a nearby brothel over the weekend. Meanwhile, back in 2013, the YMCMB head honcho, Lil Wayne was “killed” by the internet when rumors began circulating that he was near death and had been read his last rites.

One might think that an experience like that would make Dwayne a bit more sensitive to the accurate announcement of someone’s death on social media. But it hasn’t.

Wife Of Former Enugu Governor, Chimaroke Nnamani Dies At 47

Wife of Former Governor Chimaroke Nnamani of Enugu State, Nnenna Agnes Nnamani has died at the age of 47. A statement by Dan Nwomeh, the media aide to the former governor, says Nnenna died following complications from sickle cell disease and cerebral aneurysm at a Florida Hospital in the US on Friday September 4th. May her soul rest in peace Amen.

Diezani Alison-Madueke Critically Ill In A London Hospital

Some family members of the immediate past minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke have appealed to Nigerians, especially her critics to let her be.

Mrs Allison-Madueke is said to be in a critical condition from an undisclosed ailment in a London hospital.

“Our daughter has been in hospital where is receiving treatment for some weeks now. She is currently under close medical observation. We learnt that the observation means that she has been unable to see
anyone outside close family members over the last few weeks.

“They have also discouraged her use of phones to avoid any risk of infection which will be extremely harmful for her.

“Diezani is responding well, but doctors are concerned about her movement and interaction given the intense treatment being administered.

“It is such an emotional time for us all as she is quite fragile and we are careful to keep her away from all the gossip and falsehoods being attributed to her in the media. We expect the media to respect the family’s feelings at this trying time,” the family said.

On those calling for the probe of the former minister, the source appealed for balanced coverage of some of the opinions being bandied around by different interest groups.

“The press, especially online media, should be careful to be professional and balanced in their reporting,” a family source added.


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45 ISIS Militants Killed By Poison, Dozens Taken To Hospital

Forty-five ISIS Takfiri terrorists have been killed by eating poisoned food in the Iraqi city of Mosul, while dozens of others have been taken to hospital.

A young man from Mosul doctored their iftar prepared for the terrorists with the deadly poison and managed to kill 45 of them and send 100 others to hospital, some of them reportedly in critical condition, Iraqi local sources said on Tuesday.

The incident reportedly occurred in the Wadi Hajar district, located in the southern part of the city, where popular resistant groups have recently formed to retaliate against ISIS atrocities.

The northern and western parts of Iraq have been plagued by violence ever since Takfiri ISIS militants began their march through Iraqi territory in June 2014. Army soldiers and volunteer fighters have joined forces, and are seeking to take back militant-held regions in joint operations.

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Ghost Caught On Camera In Hospital #Photo

A Nigerian woman recently revealed that they, doctors and mortuary attendants, sometimes hear dead people talk, and I was wondering how possible that could be. What will corpses be saying and to who?

But this picture just added another angle to the ghost saga. A hospital worker, Andrew Milburn was texting his girlfriend at Leeds General Infirmary on Friday night just before starting his night shift.

His girlfriend thought he was cheating on her and was not at work as he claimed. So, to prove to her that he was indeed at work, he took a snapchat of a corridor of the hospital and sent to her. The picture on the right was what his girlfriend got – a ghost was actually around in the hospital ward. Wow!