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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Children banned from attending church in China


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In a bid to tighten their grip on religious activities in the country, authorities in China have banned children from attendingchurches. The new directive also prohibits them from attending religious sermons and other related activities across the country.
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Control on the country’s churches began several years ago when places of worship were ordered to remove crosses from their buildings in Zhejiang Province. William Nee, researcher for Amnesty International told MailOnline:
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“At this point it’s unclear how widespread the ban on children attending church services are in China, but these alarming reports seem to be coming in from fairly diverse areas throughout the country.”
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Speaking further, Nee said that the move reflects the tightening control of religion in particular Islam and Christianity under the present administration in the Asian country.
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Her told MailOnline that: “In an important speech on religion last year, the President, Xi Jinping, said that young people must study science, believe in science and develop a ‘correct’ worldview and set of values.
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“It could be that the government is concerned that young people going to church or religious activities may challenge their monopoly on truth and the government’s ability to instill its own historical narratives and worldview through the public education system.
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Fayose sacks aide over Sallah prayers


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Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has sacked his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi. A statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said Adelusi was relieved of his duty over “dereliction of duty.”
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The statement did not explain the specific offence committed by Adelusi. But a source in the Governor’s Office said Adelusi was sacked because he failed to organise adequate media coverage for the Eid prayer in Ado Ekiti, which the governor attended on Friday.
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Olayinka said, “The governor was livid that there were no journalists in his entourage and that they were not on the ground to cover his entry into the prayer ground. The governor felt he had taken more than enough from the gentleman and ordered his sacking.
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The CPS, however, said he was not aware of the event because it was not officially communicated to him. He said there was no way he could have arranged for a media coverage for an event he was not aware of. But we hope the matter can be resolved because the governor has a large heart.” Crdt: Punchng
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President Buhari Set For US Trip Tomorrow


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President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja on Monday, September 4, 2017 for a trip to Washington, DC, S.R reports.
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Mr. Buhari’s trip to the US is at the invitation of President Donald Trump, with a Nigerian Presidency source telling S.R correspondent that Mr. Trump extended the invitation last February, shortly after his inauguration.
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According to an itinerary seen by SaharaReporters, Mr. Buhari is scheduled to leave his hometown, Daura, by helicopter at 9:15 am on Monday for Katsina airport. From the airport, he will fly out at 10 am aboard a presidential jet to Washington, DC.
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A source at the Presidency told SaharaReporters that the earlier plan was for Mr. Buhari to combine the official visit to the US with his participation at the UN General Assembly in New York from September 21 to 25, 2017.
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Another Presidency insider said there was some anxiety within Aso Rock that the trip may turn out to have a medical tone.
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She’s Better Than Nigerian Ladies – Nigerian Who Married Older White Lover


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In a chat with Punchng, Muiz Adebiyi who is married to an older American, Susan Smith. and lives in the US with her opened up on their over two-year-old marriage and his reason for marrying her.
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Q: What attracted you to your wife despite the obvious disparity in your ages?
A: I am attracted to her because she is very cool, loving, understanding and protective. She has a better behaviour than slay mamas.
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Q: How long did you know her before you proposed?
A: We had known each other for two years before we decided to get married three years after.
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Q: What profession are you into?
A: I am a soccer player and also a car dealer.
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Q: When there are disagreements between the two of you, who apologies first?
A: We both apologise when there are disagreements. But she does that first and more than I do because she is a wise wife who knows that the husband is the head of the house. She knows what marriage means.
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Q: Tell us about her.
A: She is a nurse and from the United States of America. She is a short person but with a high intellect. She is quite understanding and the best woman in my life after my mother.
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Q: Some people believe you chose her to get a permanent stay or something related. What do you have to say to that?
A: Yes, I know that most people will think that way. But I do not care because I was already a US citizen and that’s not from her.
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Q: Having dated a Nigerian lady and now married to an older American, what comparison can you make between the two?
A: My wife is far better than Nigerian ladies in every positive way. She is a wife material
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Months after losing his mum, Nigerian rapper, Milli loses dad too




Nigerian rapper and former Chocolate City act, Milli is bereaved again. Just months after his mum died, his dad too has just passed away. He died last night, September 1st.

Announcing his dad's death, Milli took to Instagram to say, 'Just when I thought loosing my Mum was too much of a loss, I loose a father, it is with the most regret and pain that I announce the passing of my father who died last night just months after I buried my mum , I can't explain to you how I feel , I can't write it all down, loosing both parents in the same year is not what I wld pray for anybody, This year has brought me so much joy and so much pain at the same time, last night I watched my father die in my arms, it is the most painful feeling in the world, I know I promised y'all a lot this year but I didn't know there would be so much bad news, you might not hear any music from me or hear from me till next year or maybe the year after, please understand. God Bless'.
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Paris Jackson bares her breasts to show off new tattoos


Michael Jackson's only daughter, Paris Jackson showed off her latest tattoo on Instagram on Saturday. She showed off her new chakra tattoos which are from her chest to her navel area, on IG but has since deleted it and turned off comment section on all her posts. She covered her nipples with flower emojis. See the photo below:
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Vera Sidika shows off her banging bikini body in new photos


Kenyan socialite, Vera Sidika, who recently launched a new Instagram account after losing her previous account to hackers, shared this new racy photos of herself.


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Without a speedy and positive response from FG, the strike will continue - ASUU




The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)'s National President, Biodun Ogunyemi yesterday gave the conditions for calling off its strike. It said only a speedy and positive response from the Federal Government to its letter would end the dispute.


Ogunyemi said the letter dated August 28 bears the unions position on what the government is offering in respect of the issues at stake.

Ogunyemi said the letter followed earlier meetings with the officials of the ministries of Education and Labour and Employment where it was agreed that ASUU should consult with members and “revert back to the federal government.”

The ASUU boss identified “registration of Nigerian Universities Pension Management Company (NUPEMCO), fractionalisation of salaries in federal universities and underfunding/non – funding of state universities” as issues requiring resolution between the ASUU and the federal government.


Others are arrears and implementation of Earned Academic Allowances (EAA), release of fund for revitalisation of the nation’s public universities as spelt out in the 2013 Memorandum of Understanding, guidelines for retirement benefits of professors in line with the 2009 FGN – ASUU agreement, Treasury Single Account(TSA) and withdrawal of support for universities’ staff primary schools.

The ASUU National President lauded Nigerians, particularly students, parents and the media for their understanding “on the need to speedily address the issues in the best interest of the university system and overall development of the nation.”

The union has been on comprehensive and total strike action on August 13 following what the lecturers alleged as FG non – implementation of the agreement with the academic body.

Senator Ngige dismissed speculations of uncertainty over government negotiation with the lecturers, saying they were working round the clock to ensure the issues in dispute are resolved as soon as possible.
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Ugborodo Community campaign against the return of Gov Okowa in 2019



Read the press release by Ugborodo administrative committee chairman, Jolomi Metseagharun, below...
Ugborodo administrative committee chairman, Jolomi Metseagharun and Ugborodo people have collaborated with freedom organization of Nigeria to campaign against the return of Gov Okowa in 2019, because his administration lacks accountability.
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Kourtney Kardashian and boytoy Younes Bendjima show some PDA at Malibu festival




Reality star and mother of 3, Kourtney Kardashian, 38, and her boytoy Younes Bendjima, 24 were pictured sharing a kiss as they hung out at the Malibu carnival on Friday.
Younes also snagged a prize for Kourtney who was seen carrying a Finding Nemo doll and a stuffed giraffe as they both headed home from their date night.
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Photos: See how an alleged plantain thief was punished in Delta State




The suspected thief was caught after he stole a bunch of plantains at Kpakiama Town, Delta state.
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Photos: Man caught trying to steal motorcycle in Anambra




A man trying to steal motorcycle in Anambra State has been arrested.
According to report online,  the suspect was caught today in Umuchu Town. He confessed to have been in the business for three years.
Members of the Umuchu Vigilante group bundled him into their vehicle and took him to Umuchu police station for further investigations.
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The Real Meaning of NNPC and DSS- Reno Omokri




As shared by Reno Omokri
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Public Administration student of the Federal Polytechnic Unwana, Ebonyi State, dies, hours after writing his final examination


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Super Eagles to receive N20m from Buhari over game victory



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Youth and Sports Minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung, has applauded Nigeria’s Super Eagles for their massive 4-0 triumph over visiting Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match played at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on Friday.
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The Senior men’s national team will receive N20million Naira for the 4 goals scored, after the FG promised to reward every strike with N5million during a pep talk before the game.
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Barrister Dalung thanked the Nigeria Football Federation and the team for not letting Nigerians down knowing the importance of qualifying for the World Cup in Russia next year.
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Biafra: Police deploy more personnel in S’East, S’South, to stop Kanu from fleeing



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The police have increased the numerical strength of their personnel in the South-East and South-South zones of the country as part of measures to prevent a breach of the peace, which may result from the activities of Biafran agitators ahead of the upcoming Anambra State governorship election, Punchng reports.
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And apart from the Mobile Police Force operatives, the force told Saturday PUNCH on Friday that it had deployed the Counter-Terrorism unit, the Intelligence unit and other conventional policemen, who would work with the state commands in the South-East and South-South zones.
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Cow thieves who normally trigger herdsmen attacks, stripped naked after being apprehended in Gbajimba, Benue State



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Buhari gives out cow, 10 bags of rice and N250,000 to Daura corps members


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President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday performed this year’s Eid- el-Kabir prayer in his hometown, Daura, Katsina State. The president later charged corps members who visited him after the prayers to uphold the country’s unity.
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The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, who addressed the corps members on behalf of the President, assured them of government’s commitment to the unity of the country.
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Buhari said the NYSC scheme was the best reconciliatory scheme and would remain relevant, adding that his administration would continue to uphold the unity of the country.
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Speaking to newsmen at his country home after the prayers, Buhari said the NYSC scheme had over the years continued to pursue the purpose of integrating the country, noting that diversity of cultures remained Nigeria’s greatest strength.
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Nnamdi John, who spoke on behalf of the corps members, commended the President for granting them audience. He said that as corps members, they would continue to promote the unity of the country through enlightenment and community development services.
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The corps members were presented with 10 bags of rice, a bull and N250,000 cash for their Sallah celebration. Corps members in Daura always throng the President’s residence for the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
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Nigerian and his Thai wife arrested for robbing and shooting a Russian woman



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Phuket police have arrested a Nigerian man and his Thai wife for allegedly robbing and shooting a Russian woman in Muang Phuket district in Thailand. Both were also accused in other theft cases in the houses of foreigners.
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The Nigerian man was identified as Chijioke James Chukwunweike, 27, and his Thai wife, Sasipha Nakonthaisong. They were apprehended by police on Thursday night (Aug 31) at home.
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Both were charged for breaking into the rented house of Mrs Elena Kharenko, 51, on Wednesday night as she was sleeping. But she woke up and shouted for help, and was shot.
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Both escaped with her safe, while she was rushed to hospital for treatment. Police said the search of Chukwunweike’s house produced lot of valuables believed to have been stolen, including gold necklaces, computer notebooks, a Louis Vuitton handbag and luxury watches.
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My boobs caused an accident in Lagos – Mitchel Ozakpolor



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Busty actress, Mitchel Ozakpolor, has narrated how a lustful car owner rammed into another car while starring at her boobs indiscriminately, in Lagos.
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Sharing this shocking experience with HVP, the actress said, on that fateful day, she was walking down the road as there was heavy traffic around Surulere area of Lagos.
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Upon sighting her, the car owner in question lost control of himself as he kept starring at her boobs until his car rammed into another car.
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Immediately, the two drivers alighted from their cars and started throwing shade at each other as she walked passed them. Mitchel said the incident wasn’t the only embarrassing moments she has had as a busty actress.
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She recalled that on several occasions, she had avoided standing at bus stops because of men starring at her boobs. “It happens all the time, they keep starring at my boobs.
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Brad Pitt ‘apologises’ to Jennifer Aniston for leaving her for Angelina


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Jennifer Aniston ’s heartbreak was felt around the world when Brad Pitt decided dumped her for Angelina Jolie. But after Angelina filed for divorce, taking their six kids with her, Brad’s reportedly been doing some long, hard thinking and reached out and say sorry to Jen,for the way he behaved.
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According to In Touch magazine.. “He’s been determined to apologise for everything he put her through, and that’s exactly what he did,” a source tells the magazine. “It was the most intimate conversation Brad and Jen have ever had.”
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His words brought back sad memories for Jen who famously said in 2005, when a Vanity Fair interviewer asked her about Angelina’s then-rumoured pregnancy with her’s and Brad’s first born, Shiloh, she cried silently for several minutes and was unable to answer.
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“I have to think there’s some reason I have called this into my life,” she said of their separation. “I have to believe that—otherwise it’s just cruel.” So when Brad, reportedly made his apologies, the source says it brought back a lot of that old hurt. “Jen was overcome with emotion.
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All the hurt feelings and resentment she’d suppressed for years came flooding to the surface, and she broke down in tears.”” Brad is also said to have admitted that perhaps he wasn’t always the best partner.
“He apologized to Jen for being an absentee husband, for being stoned and bored much of the time. He also made amends for leaving for her Angelina,” the source added. Now married to Justin Theroux, according to the report, Jen accepted Brad’s apology, although she “still resents Angelina.
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He kept on admiring my boobs I would have spent the night with him - Lady who partied with Wayne Rooney before his Drunk-Driving arrest says



A brunette lady who partied with Wayne Rooney before he arrested for drunk driving, has admitted she would have spent the night with the married footballer if the opportunity had presented itself.
The Everton star whose pregnant wife Coleen was on holiday 1,300 miles away in Majorca, was arrested on Thursday night while he was driving one Laura Simpson in her car after they enjoyed a whirlwind night boozing at a bar.
The 29-year-old office manager said she was too drunk to drive and the football star offered to drive her home in her ten-year-old VW Beetle.

In an interview with Mail Online, the single mother-of-one who was ready to spend the night with Rooney said he didn't discuss whether they were heading to his mansion in Prestley, but they wanted to be away from 'prying eyes'.
She said: 'I allowed him to drive my car, my black soft top, because I was too drunk to drive.
'Was I going to spend the night with him? Yes, perhaps, we hadn't really discussed it.
'We just wanted to be away from all those prying eyes.'
Laura said she was on a night out with friends when she spotted Rooney with his pals who were out to give former Man United defender Wes Brown a final send-off before leaving to play in India.
'There was a big group and the drinks were flowing. I ended up talking to Wayne about this and that and we were having a right laugh. He kept admiring my boobs in my clingy top and asking what size they were.
"He asked if they were real and said, ‘I’d like to get my hands on them’. I laughed, he was being flirty and I didn’t tell him my boobs are fake.
“It’s not every night you meet a famous footballer and it wasn’t that I was star-struck, I just liked talking to him.
'I'm a single girl and I'm allowed to have some fun. I was swept away with the moment. I'm not a marriage wrecker it was all playful fun and I'd had loads to drink.
'We had a kiss, a hug, some banter, harmless fun. When the bar was closing, one of Wayne's pals came up to me and said: "You know Wayne likes the look of you and wants to go somewhere with you".
There are reports that Rooney's Coleen has made a swift return from her family vacation in Spain to confront her husband who was charged with Drunk Driving on Friday.
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Police arrest woman for filming friend’s rape and posting to the victim’s Snapchat account after they argued over a man



Police have arrested a Chicago woman who allegedly filmed and posted the rape of her unconscious friend on Snapchat after they argued over a man they met at a party.
Prosecutors say Beth Rae Harris, 36, and the victim 23, were arguing on August 24 but that the two eventually made amends. They then made their way to a club and a hotel party where the victim drank heavily.
Harris and the victim then returned to Harris's apartment on the 7400 block of North Artesian Avenue where the victim passed out, prosecutors said.
That's when Harris allegedly encouraged a man, but possibly more, to rape the 23-year-old.
The victim woke up the next morning completely naked, and sore. Harris told her as she left that a man had sex with her while she was passed out, Assistant State's Attorney Nora Gill said.
Upon arriving home, the victim discovered there were videos posted to her Snapchat account that showed her being raped.
Harris reportedly appears in videos posted to the victim's Snapchat account insulting the 23-year-old and even narrating the rape at times, reported DNAinfo Chicago.
According to authorities, the videos were seen by Snapchat users and Harris was identified as the person who recorded and disseminated the videos of the rape.
Harris was arrested and charged with nonconsensual dissemination of sexual images on Thursday. She is currently being held at Cook County Jail where bail was set at $150,000.
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Nine men kicked out of Ryanair flight 'after one jokingly shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’



Nine Belgian men were kicked out of a Ryanair flight to Madrid after one of them shouted “Allahu Akbar” and joked that there was a bomb on board to scare other passengers.
The flight, which was due to leave Zaventem airport in Brussels at 7am this morning, was delayed for several hours after the plane was evacuated because of the scare.
Police told the VTM NIEUWS channel that the men were getting on board the Ryanair flight when one of them was heard shouting “Allahu Akbar” and indicating there was a bomb on board.
Peter De Waele of the federal police told the news channel: "The flight commander refused to take these nine people. One of them was a foolish joker and called 'Allahu Akbar'."
Ryanair told the Standard it had requested police assistance after a number of passengers became disruptive prior to the plane’s departure.
The plane was eventually allowed to leave at 9.25am after all the luggage was removed and checked. The bomb squad attended accompanied by sniffer dogs.
Police detained the men who could face prosecution as it is an offence to cause a false bomb scare.
Officers said the joke was not appreciated by the airline or passengers who were extremely alarmed by the incident.
According to VTM NIEUWS, a full investigation is being carried out and a preliminary report has been sent to the local prosecutor’s office
A Ryanair spokesman said: “The crew of this flight from Brussels to Madrid requested police assistance after a number of passengers became disruptive prior to departure.
“Police removed and detained the individuals before the aircraft departed to Madrid.
“We will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behaviour at any time and the safety and comfort of our customers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority. This is now a matter for local police.
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Photos from the burial of Nnamdi Obasi, son of IMSU Vice Chancellor, who died two years after his wedding



Nnamdi Nnanna Obasi the son Imo State University Vice Chancellor, Prof Adaobi Obasi who died on August 13, 2017 two years after his wedding has been buried.

Late Obasi died  after he suffered internal bleeding from a surgery he underwent at a hospital in Orlu, Imo state.

His burial was held today at St John's Anglican Church, Isu with Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha in attendance.


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Photos: Husband accuses hospital of negligence after his wife of one year died moments after giving birth to their set of twins in Delta



A Delta-state based man, Ngozi Uchebuego, has accused staff of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Asaba, Delta State, of negligence after his wife of one year, Rita, died after giving birth to their set of twins in the hospital a few weeks ago. He had a press conference in Asaba yesterday where he narrated how his wife died after the birth of their set of twins.  Read what he said at the press conference below
My name is Mr. Ngozi Uchebuego, a Citizen of Nigeria, a professional land Surveyor by occupation, a husband, father, brother and a son. I have heard gory tales and read of a few on the pages of newspaper or books, but little did I know that I will be standing here today to tell the world of my own gory tale, the tales which many Nigerians suffer in silence everyday as a result of the decadence and anti-oath practices in the Nigerian health sector. The silence of many victims of the Nigerian Health sector has encouraged the prevalence and provided an enabling environment for this man-made wreckage to thrive at the expense of Nigerian lives. I want the world to hear my story in the hope that it will lead to curbing future occurrences and ensure that no one else will ever have this kind of story to tell like I now do.
On the 11th day of June 2016, I walked down the aisle with the woman of my dreams; Mrs. Rita Uchebuego at the House on the rock Assembly Asaba, Delta State. I met her while she was serving as a corp member at Issele Ukwu, Delta state, when I went to the camp to preach the gospel to the Christian corp members. We lived in peace and love whilst our happiest day appeared to be the day we discovered that she was pregnant with twins. We proceeded to register for ante natal services at Federal Medical Center (FMC) in Asaba wherein a patient’s card number; FMCP/0270822 was issued to her. The consultant assigned to her was stated to be; Dr Ojenuwa. Sadly, just shortly after we registered for the ante natal services at the Federal Medical Centre Asaba, the hospital went on strike. During the pendency of the strike, Mr. Albert Omate a friend of mine, recommended Graceland Specialist Hospital and Maternity to me, which is owned by One Dr. Maduakor, who also doubles as a consultant obstetrician/Gynecologist of the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Federal Medical Center Asaba. when we got to Graceland Specialist Hospital and Maternity we met Dr. Maduakor who insisted that we register for ante natal services at Graceland Specialist Hospital and Maternity owned by him. This request was unsuspectingly heeded by me and my wife. We were consequently issued with a patient card number; 2666
Dr. Maduakor became my wife’s private doctor by virtue of which he conducted series of tests on her in respect of her pregnancy and from one of such test results he informed us that my wife has blood shortage issues in her pregnancy because she is carrying twins, this got us worried, but upon further enquiry Dr. Maduakor informed us that it was normal with pregnant women with twins to have shortage of blood issues as the twins would be sucking from her blood massively, but that there will be blood transfusion.
Subsequently, the strike at FMC was called off and normal activities started again at the hospital, this warranted my wife to commence her usual and regular attendance of the ante natal clinic with FMC again. Dr. Ojenuwa who is her consultant had confirmed my wife’s Expected Date of Delivery (EDD) to be the 19th of March, 2017, but on Monday the 6th day of March, 2017 my wife Mrs Rita Uchebuego went for ante-natal check up at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Asaba when Dr. Ojenuwa discovered that her blood pressure was 160/100mmHg and advised that my wife be admitted so that they can monitor her blood pressure until the next day given the fact that it was high. When I returned from the site where I was working, I drove to the hospital to pick up my wife and she informed me that Dr. Ojenuwa said she should be admitted. Being worried, I requested to see the doctor but the said doctor was not present at the hospital anymore. While I was still worried, some nurses accosted me and asked if I was the husband to Mrs. Rita Uchebuego? I replied yes. One of the nurses now brought out my wife’s ante-natal file and took me to the pay point where I was made to pay the sum of N10,000.00 (Ten Thousand Naira) only for what they called deposit fee and afterwards my wife was admitted at the O&G ward of the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba. I stayed with my wife until about 9:00pm on that said day and I subsequently left to return the next morning as there was no place for me to stay and the nurses had started locking up the doors.

The next morning being the 7th of March, 2017 I asked my wife’s mother to join my wife at the hospital as I went to site very early. when I returned from the site at about 12:00pm, to check up on my wife at the hospital, I was astonished, surprised at what I saw, to my uttermost shock and dismay, I met my wife passing through excruciating pains and her stomach was visibly moving up and down while she was also screaming. This made me terrified and so I enquired to know what the problem was and she informed me that she had been induced by the nurse on duty on Dr. Ojenuwa’s instruction, but I did not know what it meant to be induced, So I asked questions and upon inquiry, I was told that it was very dangerous to induce a woman pregnant with twins, at this point, I became visibly shocked. It was also revealed to me that inducement can only be done when permission had been sought and obtained from the expecting mother and her husband; this aggravated my worry as nobody sought for my permission before the inducement was carried out. At this point, I requested to see Dr. Ojenuwa as a result of the agony my wife was going through which was beyond normal but all efforts to see the said doctor failed as he was nowhere near the hospital premises. This put me in a position where I was left in the dark so I demanded to know why they induced my wife when they earlier told her that they were only admitting her to monitor her blood pressure, and her Expected Date of Delivery was still far away but the nurses asked me to calm down that my wife would soon put to bed. Upon this assurance, and the presence of my wife’s mother at the hospital, I quickly rushed out to deliver some survey plans to my clients, as soon as I was done I came back to the hospital at about 6:00pm and by this time, my wife could no longer get up from the bed and the pains had increased even as she informed me that she was induced a second time, still without my consent or permission first had and obtained.
It was our believe that Dr. Ojenuwa threw the law into the wind and in utter disregard for human life, authorized the inducement of a woman who was pregnant with twins and whose EDD had not arrived and disappeared into thin air as he was not around to monitor my wife’s condition afterwards. The next day being Wednesday the 8th day of March, 2017, I met my wife at the labour ward where she was being forced to push and when this yielded no positive result as she was already tired, my wife was suddenly booked for an emergency caesarean section after suffering from two (2) failed unauthorized inducements. Due to the reality of the caesarean section, I was asked to provide an extra pint of blood and I quickly put calls across to the laboratory and the blood was made available immediately. The nurses were preparing my wife to be rolled to the theatre for emergency caesarean. They brought a document for me to sign and I read and signed, but more than an hour after I signed the document, NOTHING WAS DONE to my wife, who at this stage was groaning in pains. While the nurses and one Dr. Longway were joking and laughing aloud, even as my wife was wriggling with serious pains on the wheel bed. I asked to know the reason for the delay but nobody replied me, I kept asking until Dr. Longway asked who is this woman? Nobody answered him. It was at that point that he said that my wife’s condition was more critical than the woman who was lying at the theatre and that she should be moved into the theatre for urgent attention. when I was told that the doctor who is to perform the caesarean operation has still not come despite calls to him, I enquired to know who he was, and it turned out to be Dr Maduakor my wife’s private doctor, this made me happy and I called Dr. Maduakor who sounded really happy to hear my voice but when I told him that I was at the Federal Medical Center Asaba and my wife is the patient they just called him about, I pleaded with him to come and save my wife. His voice changed and he dropped the call. We waited endlessly for Dr. Maduakor to come but to no avail despite the fact that he was supposed to be on call at that moment. At about 20 minutes later, I called Dr. Maduakor again for the second time passionately pleading with him to come. He did not show up. Fortunately, at about 12:00noon one Dr Adigba came and took my wife in for the operation and I donated another pints of blood, making two (2) pints of blood at my wife’s disposal.
At about 1:30pm my twin beautiful baby girls came out from the theatre. The surgery ended at about 2:00pm when my wife was rolled out from the theatre to the O&G ward with a pint of blood connected to her body through her hand. I was still in the hospital premises at about 5:00pm when a nurse called me to go get them drugs for my twins on the instruction of the doctor at the Neo natal department, so I left my wife in the O & G ward. I was shocked to my bones when I got back to the O & G ward at about 6:30pm and saw that the blood connected to my wife was disconnected and a large part of it was still remaining whilst she was wide awake at this point in time. I asked her why the blood was disconnected? She did not know why, so I asked the nurse on duty one nurse Egbuobi but her response was a cold silence, This made me alarmed to the extent that I started shouting to see the person in charge but the nurse said I should go out of the ward claiming that I was disturbing, it was untill after about three (3) hours of my disturbance that the nurse removed the half pint of blood and said I should go to the lab and ask them why the blood was disconnected. I hurriedly rushed down to the laboratory with the blood where I met one Mr. Moses for the test/cross examination which took about forty-five (45) minutes. A lab test result was given to me and the half pint of blood with an instruction that the blood should be reconnected, but on getting back to the O & G ward, I gave nurse Egbuobi the half pint of blood together with the laboratory result and the oral instruction that it should be reconnected, but she just dropped it on her table, laid back and she took no actions. Neither did she connect the blood back despite all pleas from me, which left me stranded, perplexed and worried. However, I adamantly remained with my wife at the O & G ward till about 2:00am on the 9th of March, 2017 before leaving her for my house in the care of her mother.
I arrived my house to get a little rest, but at about two hours and fifty two minutes, my wife called me at about 4:52am to come and help her with the oxygen fixed on her as it was not properly connected thereby causing her great discomfort. This is the same discomfort she complained to the nurse Egbuobi who did nothing about it. In the twinkle of an eye, I quickly wore my clothes and rushed down to the hospital, arriving there at about 5:05am where I met my wife struggling with the Oxygen fixed on her and tearfully beckoning on me to come and assist her. I did not know anything about oxygen neither do I know how to fix it, so I shouted for help. Nurse Egbuobi shouted back at me and saying, “are you not the husband? go and bring blood”, I told her that the half pint of blood was still there and not connected to my wife, that my wife is complaining of oxygen while she is talking about blood, but she insisted that I should pay and bring receipt before they can connect blood. So I ran out to pay for blood at the pay point of the laboratory, which was against the instruction given to my wife and I at the first ante natal orientation in respect of donating blood in advance, which I had fully complied with by donating a pint of blood in advance.
The very essence of my rushing into action was because of the condition I saw my wife in, even as my memory thought about our new born twin girls. within seven to ten minutes, I got back to the ward with the receipt of payment only to see that nurses had surrounded my wife’s bed and Dr. Okorie was crying. I was too shocked to totally comprehend what my brain cells were inferring to me, so I presented the receipt of payment to them to fix the blood, but the said nurse Egbuobi told me, “you see am now, you see am now” whilst one of the other nurses was making a call saying that the patient has finally given up. My world and that of my twin babies’ seemed to have crumbled instantly. The unimaginable had happened and the most painful journey of my life had just taken its first breadth. It was at that point reality dawned on me that my wife had been murdered in cold blood. Then I quickly ran to Dr. Okorie to inquire from him why they refused to reconnect the blood to my wife despite her critical state of having given birth to twins through caesarean operation? And he exclaimed “Bottlenecks!” “Bottlenecks!” I started praying for my wife as I could not believe that she was dead.
Furthermore, about 10 minutes later, Dr. Maduakor whom I have been calling for the past 24hours but refused to show up came into the ward and went straight to my wife’s file at her bed side, while the nurses took the drugs they made me pay for at the hospital to be administered to her which they never administered on her from the time she came out from the theatre till when she gave up as a result of their negligence and abandonment, The moment they had finished collecting al the items aforesaid, they disappeared and the new personnel reporting for work rolled my wife away to the morgue.
The obvious acts of the FMC medical personnel which led to the death of my wife filled me with so much grief and a decision to ensure that the perpetrators must be brought to book. So on the 10th of March, 2017 I went to the office of the MD of FMC Asaba; Dr. Victor Osiatuma to lay a complaint but I met his absence. So I put my complaint in writing and went back to his office to submit it formally which was received at his office on the 17th day of March 2017, and he promised to look into it, but to my greatest shock I did not hear anything from the office of the Medical Director for about six weeks. So I did a follow-up visit, and got to see him at his office. I tried to inquire from the Medical Director after six weeks as to why I have not heard from them regarding my complaint, then Dr. Maduakor came into the office of the Medical Director while I was there and told me that “whatever has happened is a thing of the past and I should see it as a thing of the past”. He also said that he “had a lot of loops which he had not opened”. He said all these in presence of the Medical Director, and this made me perceive that justice would not be served in this matter from the Hospital (FMC Asaba) so I decided to approach any and every other external disciplinary body. I retained the services of a lawyer and couldn’t keep up with the financial burden until, a team of 5 Lawyers vide the law firm named; Reuben Izeze and Partners [humanity Chamber] took it up on themselves on probono bases (free legal services).
The team of lawyers at Reuben Izeze and Partners proceeded to put up petitions to
Medical And Dental Council Of Nigeria,
Federal Ministry Of Health,
House Of Representative Committee On Public Petitions,
The Chairman, Senate Committee On Health
Federal Ministry Of Women Affairs And Social Development.
The United Nations Development Programme
The House Of Representative Committee On Public Petitions served the team of lawyers at Reuben Izeze and Partners with a hearing Notice for me, the hearing was slated for the 18th day of July 2017. A hearing commenced on the said date and is still pending as at the date of this report, the next adjourned date is the 18th of October 2017. The Medical and Dental Council Of Nigeria, constituted a panel in accordance with their practice, hence the petition was forwarded to the Medical and Dental Practitioners Investigating Panel. The panel commenced exchange of evidence on oath between myself and the concerned personel at FMC. Furthermore, The federal ministry of health replied informing me of the receipt of my petition but I have not heard anything from them ever since. The Federal Ministry Of Women Affairs And Social Development replied stating that the complaint ran ultra vires their mandate. In addition, The Chairman, Senate Committee on Health; Senator Lanre Tejuoso and The United Nations Development Programme never replied nor exchanged any correspondence with me in respect of my petition.
The next phase of this painful discourse is important as it contains the evidence/excuses of some of the medical personnel at FMC made in an attempt to vindicate themselves, but none the less, unknowingly roping themselves the more amidst a heavy train of multiple contradictions and childish denials cum deliberate and questionable omissions.
Dr Ojenuwa Sunday Abiodun who is the consultant in charge of my wife stated on oath sworn to at the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Asaba Judicial Division on the 25th day of July 2017, that upon examining my wife’s condition on the 6th day of March 2017, he discovered that she had a high B.P of 160/100mmHg, so he called a conference of the medical practitioners in the Ante Natal group in other to take a concrete decision, however, two out of the six Doctors were absent as usual without any excuse from the conference. He stated that these two doctors were in the habit of deserting their duty posts because the Medical Director; Dr Victor Osiatuma, is backing them up. Dr Ojenuwa alongside One Dr Anunobi and Dr Onwuka held the meeting to consider the best approach to my wife’s condition. He stated that during the conference, Dr Anunobi suggested an elective C/S but the other two doctors objected to this and rather voted for an induction of Labour which is to be carried out after the patient and her husband (that is me) must have been counseled about this first. The conclusion of the team of doctors, was that two days from that day which was to be the 9th day of March 2017, Dr Anunobi who was at the conference is to induce my wife after he must have taken out the first two preceding days of 7th and 8th of March 2017 to prepare and work up the patient for the IOL. Dr Ojenuwa stated that his instruction was that, the following investigations were to be done by Dr Anunobi on the 7th and 8th before induction is to be done on the 9th, after the test result must have been communicated to him, the investigations were; PVC, GROUPING CROSS MATCHING OF 2.0 UNITS OF BLOOD, URINALYSIS FOR GLUCOSE PROTENURIA (Which means to check for excess amount of protein in the urine of my wife). The aforementioned investigations were to be done for two days whilst observing my wife’s blood pressure before inducement of labour can be done on her. It was shocking according to Dr Ojenuwa, when he discovered that these tests were either not carried out or the outcome was not communicated to him as instructed before the induction was done expressly against his instruction.
Dr Maduakor Godwin Chukwuma, in his own statement on oath sworn to at the Delta State High Court, Asaba Judicial Divison on the 24th Day of July 2017, revealed amongst other things that my wife was induced as early as 6:20am on the 7th of March 2017 as against the earlier instructed date of 9th March 2017. (and obviously without the required investigations, and without any counseling session for me as the husband of the patient to agree to the induction of labour as recommended by the Ante Natal Conference). Dr. Maduakor’s statement on oath also went further to reveal that as at 7:30 am of that same 7th /03/2017, that is one hour and ten minutes after the unauthorized and unconsented induction was carried out, the Urinalysis investigation which ought to come first before the inducement, was then conducted, and same revealed that my wife had as high as 2 pluses of Protenuria. This was why the test ought to precede the inducement amongst other things. Dr Maduakor revealed further that, my wife was therefore diagnosed of “pre-eclampsia” which means the existence of significant proteinuria (protein) in a pregnant woman who has been diagnosed with gestational hypertension. (In other words, pregnancy induced hypertension). The (NICE) National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommendation for standard medical practice is that, when pre-enclampsia is diagnosed, the woman should be admitted and blood pressure should be treated for gestational hypertension. The NICE recommends delivery with a stable blood pressure and delivered of their baby after stabilization. However, this was not done for my wife as, she was induced at 6:20 am, whilst her blood pressure showed 170/110mmHg, meaning it was very high and needed to be stabilized before birth especially in the presence of two pluses of Protenuria which increased to Three pluses by the next day, as stated by Dr Maduakor.
The above revelations shows that my wife’s life was simply placed like that of a chicken ready for the slaughter due to medical negligence. It will interest you to know, that Dr Ojenuwa, upon realizing the obvious neglect to his instructions which led to the death of my wife, issued a query dated 5th April to Dr Anunobi, Dr Iyiola and Dr Osemeke, for not following his instructions to only conduct the routine follow up investigations requested whilst stabilizing my wife’s hypertension. In the said query, Dr Ojenuwah demanded to know why the IOL was done on the 7th day of March 2017 rather than the tentative 9th March 2017. Why the results of the requested investigation was not communicated to him prior to the IOL etc, but to Dr Ojenuwah’s utter disappointment, the Medical Director; Dr Victor Osiatuma in his usual way of romancing and encouraging staff gross indiscipline instructed that Dr Anunobi should not answer the query, but should disregard same. This was the same outcome to the queries issued by Dr Ojenuwah to Dr Iyiola and Dr Osemeke for absenting themselves from the Ante Natal Conference meeting which considered the health condition of my wife.
Dr Ojenuwah, went on through a letter written to the Honorable minister of state for health, by his lawyers; Okwelum and Co, wherein he stated that he was amazed that they started the induction of labour on Tuesday the 7th /03/2017, the team on call had not completed induction of labour by Wednesday morning when an emergency Caeserean was done by another team of doctors on call. Dr Ojenuwah went further to state two names of deceased women who died at the FMC Asaba due to the negligence and leadership incompetence obtainable at the federal medical center, the names mentioned were; Mrs Opiah Stella and Mrs Amuamuzia Faith.
I will like to go back to examining the response of Dr Maduakor in his statement on oath. He stated that he resumed his call on the 8th /03/2017 when he allegedly studied my wife’s file. He stated that she had been induced but omitted to state the details of instructions on the patient’s file containing the express instructions given by Dr Ojenuwa. Why did Dr Maduakor fail to state the express instruction of Dr Ojenuwah on my wife’s file, is he hiding anything? Why did Dr Maduakor say that my wife “was booked for emergency ceaserean section” without stating who booked her for same? Why the omission? Why the secrecy in the identity of the Doctor who booked my wife for a ceaserean?. Could it be because my late wife was operated upon before induction was even completed? as was stated by Dr Ojenuwah? Furthermore, why didn’t Dr Maduakor ensure that everything which was a precursor to the C/S had been done and completed before the C/S was conducted? Furthermore, at the investigative hearing of the House of Representative Committee on public petitions, Dr Maduakor stated that he was never around the patient, my wife during her stay because he had an injury and had to write to the Medical Director for permission to be absent, because the said permission was granted by Dr Victor Osiatuma. However, Dr Maduakor is now stating that he was around and was at the ante natal ward and even at the thearter. Furthermore, the secrecy and multiple denials that has followed my wife’s death, has led to multiple contradictions. A major contradiction can be seen in the computation of time given by Dr Maduakor in his statement on oath, he stated that he was called by 6:25am on 9th /03/2017 by the Senior Registrar on call informing him that my wife was gasping for breath, which made him rush to the hospital. Whereas he still went on to state that my wife died at 6:15am. So how come is it that Dr Maduakor is being called to come and handle the deteriorating health condition of a patient who had already been certified dead at 6:15am?
It would interest you to know that the case note of my wife at FMC Asaba, states that she died of blood transfusion reaction as was stated by Dr Maduakor, whereas, the medical lab scientists of FMC Asaba, who re-cross matched the blood confirmed that the blood was compatible and couldn’t react. So what is FMC Asaba really hiding? Who is FMC Asaba hiding? Why the contradictions denotative of a chain of lies?
Dr Maduakor in his statement on oath is claiming that he was effectively communicated with and that he did all that he ought to do for my wife, but this assertion is questionable in the light of the query issued to Nurse L. A Egbuobi over my wife’s death by the FMC Asaba on the 3rd day of April, 2017 by the Assistant Director (Administration) on behalf of the Medical Director, wherein it was stated thus; “enquiry conducted revealed that as the duty Nurse, you acted inappropriately by failing to communicate properly with the doctors on duty and patient’s relations during the critical period in the management of the patient. Your action above amounts to dereliction of duty.” In the light of this, how come in one breath, Dr maduakor is stating that he was communicated with whilst the enquiry of the hospital is showing otherwise, which correlates with the testimony of my experience with Nurse Egbuobi.
Dr longway on the other hand, expressly stated that he went on to evaluate and prep my wife for caesarean without the use of her case note this is reckless and unprofessional, given that vital information may be contained in the case note of the patient. Dr Longway asserted that in order to ascertain the status of some contents of the absent case note he called Dr Maduakor to ask about the emergency status, grade of caesarean section, findings of last clinical examination by Obstetricians. This assertion was outrightly denied by Dr Maduakor in his statement on oath even as he states that, all Dr Longway wanted to confirm from him was weather the patient, my wife was an emergency patient. This shows the level of deceit involved in the various statements being given in respect of my wife’s death, whilst exposing how she was attended to by an Anaesthesiologist without any information nor record of her, available to him. Furthermore, Dr Longway in his statement on oath failed to mention the name of the resident Doctor from O & G who came to inform him of an emergency case of my wife which was without a written consult. So whose duty was it to issue a written consult?
In addition, it’s important to note that Dr Ojenuwah stated through his lawyers that the management of the Federal Medical Center Asaba, set up a two man external panel, constituting; Professor Fasuba of OAU Teaching Hospital and Dr Ande of UBTH, to investigate the death of my wife amongst other recent maternal deaths recorded in FMC Asaba, The Panel completed its job and came up with a report which has been protected and hidden ever since, even as the hospital management has refused to inform me nor any other person of the outcome or content of the report, which i reasonably suspect is being used to protect some Doctors. The said Dr Victor Osiatuma was asked to submit a copy of the said report by the House committee on public petitions at Abuja for over two consecutive times, but he failed and refused to do so. I urge that the report be released immediately. As a matter of fact, the Medical Director vide the Vanguard newspaper of 5th April 2017, stated that my wife died because she reacted negatively to blood administered on her. This statement was made whilst the medical director had not yet informed me of the cause of death of my wife, as he had only informed me that they were still doing investigations. Furthermore this assertion of the Medical Director runs fowl of the certification of the blood as fit for administration on my wife by the lab scientists at Federal Medical Center Asaba.
It is my demand that all medical personel involved in the death of my wife be brought to book. There should be a complete overhaul of the obviously incompetent administration of the federal medical center Asaba, which has led to the death of many expecting mothers in recent times as well as the numerous amount of babies that die at the hands of their doctor at Federal Medical Centre Asaba
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