Awka—Anambra State Primary Health Care Development Agency has said that only 25% of lactating mothers in the state observe exclusive breast-feeding despite the campaigns mounted in the various communities and health centres by the agency. Desk Officer in charge of breast-feeding in the agency, Mrs. Joy Eberendu, who gave the figure at Umuoba Anam, Anambra East Local Government Area of the state said efforts were being made to improve the situation to 44% this year. She said the week-long breast-feeding campaign on the theme Empower Parents, Enable Breast-feeding: Now and for the Future, began on August 1 and would end on August 7. Her words: “Although the message is going down, the level of adherence
One of the thieves terrorising the staff, students and other residents of the Obafemi Awolowo University has been sentenced to fifteen years imprisonment. A release by the Public Relations Officer of the university, Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that one ODIONYE Wilson was arrested by the security unit of the university when the students who were sitting for examination dropped their belongings as is customary of them during examination. The 23 years old Wilson, who claimed to be a rusticated student, informed the University Security team, during interrogation, that be belonged to a seven-man syndicate that specialised in coming to OAU to rob people and steal their valuables. He was subsequently
By Emmanuel Okogba The never disappointing social media has joined in with memes and hilarious remarks to the news of the sacking of Dino Melaye from his position as the senator representing Kogi West. Melaye (PDP) was declared winner in the February election by INEC, but Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC) approached the tribunal, challenging INEC's declaration citing, irregularities, over voting and non-compliance with the electoral acts. The three-man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke in a unanimous judgment on Friday accepted Adeyemi's ground and ordered for reelection into the senatorial axis. READ ALSO: Baby with swollen head needs N45m to save his life See some reactions below:
By Egufe Yafugborhi INDEPENDENT petroleum marketers in Rivers state say more than two years dependence on illegally refined diesel to run their product-delivery trucks has taken a harsh toll on their business and livelihood. Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD), an arm of Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria Petroleum (IPMAM) Port Harcourt Deport, Rivers state, expressed the worry in protest yesterday at the Port Harcourt depot. The Chairman, IPMAN Port Harcourt Depot, Emmanuel Inimgba, said the Port Harcourt refinery has, in the past two years, not produced diesel or kerosene while the depot in the area has been releasing only petrol within the period. Inimgba said, “For the last two years
…EFCC worked with FBI to unravel fraud By Soni Daniel The Nigerian Government said on Friday it would take drastic measures to prevent Nigerians from engaging in cybercrimes to save its image from international embarrassment. The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu, made the declaration while receiving the leadership of Nigeria's Diaspora Commission and the National Directorate of Employment in his office. Magu, who was reacting to the arraignment of 77 Nigerians by the American Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, over wire fraud, said that the country would not allow the fraudulent activities of a handful of its citizens to destroy the image of the millions
Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Edo State House of Assembly, and its Speaker, Francis Okiye, on Thursday, withdrew the suit they filed to stop the moves by the National Assembly to take over the state assembly's functions. This came barely two weeks after Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja made an order restraining the National Assembly from going ahead with the takeover plan pending the hearing and determination of the suit. The judge had fixed Thursday for hearing of the suit in which the Clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, and the National Assembly, were joined as the respondents. But at the resumed hearing on Thursday, the plaintiffs' lawyer, Mr Sylvanus Ugwu
Boris Johnson has vowed to use the gathering of major world leaders this weekend to “call for a renewed focus on protecting nature” following the record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest. Downing Street confirmed the Prime Minister backed French President Emmanuel Macron's push for the situation in the Amazon to be on the agenda when G7 leaders come together in Biarritz tomorrow. Brazilian federal experts reported a record number of wildfires across the country this year – up 84% over the same period in 2018 – and environmental agencies have pointed the finger at the country's government for its relaxed policy towards deforestation. Brazil contains about 60% of the Amazon rainforest and its degradation could have severe consequences for global climate and rainfall.
It is unclear exactly when Graeme Souness was first openly critical of Paul Pogba but such has been the volume and variety of barbs since it has been labelled by some as an 'obsession'. In September of 2016 – just a matter of weeks after Pogba re-signed for Manchester United from Juventus – the former Liverpool heavyweight was questioning the midfielder's footballing intelligence: “Does he have a football brain? He has still to develop his football brain.” Soon after, he continued on this theme saying: “I don't see him having a great understanding of the game.” It should be stated at this juncture that this article is absolutely not about how good or bad a footballer Paul Pogba is. There is ample
By Chinonso Alozie, Owerri A woman whose name was given as Chinaza Ukaonu has been arrested by the Imo state police command alongside two nurses for allegedly selling her baby for N500,000. The Imo state police public Relation Officer, PPRO, Orlando Ikeokwu, who confirmed this yesterday in Owerri, said that the arrest of the woman was made possible by her husband, Promise Ukaonu, he reported the wife to the police, suspecting that the wife was telling him lies about the whereabouts of their child. ALSO READ: OML 11: Why court ordered FG to renew Shell's oil lease for 20 years Others arrested with Mrs Ukonu was an alleged buyer of the child, Amadi Chioma. Also, two others said to be nurses who
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump angrily escalated his trade fight with China on Friday, raising retaliatory tariffs and ordering American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there. He also blamed Jerome Powell, the man he appointed as chairman of the Federal Reserve, for the state of the domestic economy, wondering who was a "bigger enemy" of the U.S. — Powell or Chinese President Xi Jinping. Even by the turbulent standards of the Trump presidency, his actions, all done via Twitter, were notable, sending markets sharply lower and adding to a sense of uncertainty on the eve of his trip to France for a meeting of global economic powers. Trump's move came after Beijing announced
DAVID GREENE, HOST: In 1619, 400 years ago, the first enslaved Africans arrived in English North America. Taken from their West African village, about 20 eventually landed in Point Comfort, Va. Today, that landing site is called Fort Monroe, and it's a national monument. Before commemoration events this weekend, Mallory Noe-Payne with member station WVTF in Richmond, Va. spent some time with the fort's director. (SOUNDBITE OF BIRDS CHIRPING) TERRY BROWN: That is one of the most historic moments in history because when they get off that ship, you know, this is a new world to them. MALLORY NOE-PAYNE, BYLINE: This story gives Terry Brown goosebumps. He's Fort Monroe's supervisor and national park
HOUSTON (CN) –A former Houston policeman who prosecutors say made false statements in a warrant, leading to a drug raid in which a married couple were shot to death by police was charged with two counts of murder Friday. A Houston police narcotics squad with a no-knock warrant burst into a southeast Houston home on Jan. 28, 2019, looking for bricks of heroin. They exchanged gunfire with Dennis Tuttle, a 59-year-old Navy veteran. When the shooting stopped, Tuttle and his wife Rhogena Nicholas, 58, were dead with multiple gunshot wounds and four officers had also been shot. The police also fatally shot the couple's dog. They did not find any heroin, just small amounts of cocaine and marijuana.
By Evelyn Usman Zone 'A' headquarters of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS Ikeja, Lagos, has kicked off the e-registration exercise of migrants in line with the Federal Government directive. Consequently, foreign nationals who intend to stay in Nigeria for a period exceeding 90 days, are expected to report to the closest Migrant Registration Centre for registration. Assistant Comptroller General in -charge of Zone 'A', ACG Mohammed Alfa, explained that the e-registration was free, adding that only migrants who had attained the age of 18 years would be attended to. ALSO READ: Best asset to give people is health, education ―Buhari But he was quick to caution that “Migrants are not allowed to
John Ameh, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari met with traditional rulers from the North in Abuja on Friday to examine the security challenges facing the country. The monarchs were led to the meeting by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa'ad Abubakar III. Addressing the rulers, Buhari said his administration had resolved to overhaul the police structure by providing modern equipment and collaborating with local communities in intelligence gathering. He also said the Federal Government would recruit more police officers from the local communities. The President added that the reason he separated the Ministry of Police Affairs from the Ministry of Interior was to ensure a proper
By Daud Olatunji Tragedy struck on Friday when a truck loaded with granite crushed a soldier identified as R. A Nata'ala, while one other was injured in the accident that occurred along Iyana Mortuary area of Abeokuta in Ogun state. It was gathered that the soldier was reported to have been on his motorcycle when the truck with registration number JJJ833XW had a brake failure and crushed the soldier to death. The state sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Clement Oladele while confirming the incident said the accident occurred at 10:15 am. ALSO READ: Past leaders'll be tried for economic sabotage — AGF Oladele further explained that three vehicles and a motorcycle were involved