Seventy-six people have tested positive for Lassa fever in Edo State following a test carried out on 175 suspected cases in the state.
Edo State commissioner of health, Dr Patrick Okundia gave out the figure on Friday January 24, during a Lassa fever committee meeting headed by the State’s Deputy Governor Mr Philip Shaibu and a representative of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Okundia said: “A total of 76 suspected cases of Lassa fever were confirmed yesterday in the state and they are currently on admission in the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital. We have not recorded any new death but have also reduced our case fatality rate to less than 10 per cent. The number of cases in the ward now is 34, and we have discharge over 28 patients that have been fully treated and cured.”
Edo State Deputy Governor, Mr Philip Shaibu on his own part urged hospitals in all parts of the state to refer suspected cases to Irrua Specialist hospital and isolation centres.
He said: “Ministries of environment, agriculture, education, information and other relevant ministries should also step up in the area of public awareness of the people. The 18 local government councils of the state should call for emergency meeting which will include private health practitioners for the purpose of early referral.”
‘Wonder Bank’ Operator Sentenced To 3 Years In Jail
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Sokoto Zonal Office, today, February 17, 2020, secured the conviction of one Amina Kabo (a.k.a Fauziyya) before Justice Mohammed Mohammed of the Sokoto State High Court sitting in Sokoto.
She was convicted on a one-count amended charge bordering on Cheating to the tune of N907, 500 (Nine Hundred and SevenThousand, Five Hundred Naira).
Kabo, a fake manager at Olive Micro Finance Bank, who allegedly collected the sum from 108 victims, pleaded guilty to the charge when she was arraigned.
In view of her plea, the prosecution counsel, Buhari Mohammed Balarabe, asked the court to convict and sentence the defendant in line with the plea bargain agreement.
However, the defence counsel, Shamsu A. Dauda, pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy as his client was a first time offender who has become remorseful. He also told the court that the defendant has restituted the victims in the sum of N907, 500.00.
Justice Mohammed, thereafter convicted and sentenced the defendant to three (3) years imprisonment with an option of fine of Thirty thousand naira (N30, 000). He also ordered full restitution to the Victims.
Man Commits Suicide In Anambra After Girlfriend He Sponsored In Varsity Gets Married To Another Man
A Nigerian man has committed suicide after he was reportedly dumped by girlfriend whom he sponsored to school.
According to information shared by a Facebook user, Ahamefule Bright, the man identified as Mr. Ossy from Aguleri in Anambra State Nigeria committed suicide by hanging himself on a Mango tree after sponsoring one Miss Melisa Nnaji from Enugu State to the University level at Institute of Management Technology (IMT) with the promise of getting married to her after graduation.
Regrettably, the man couldn’t stand the shock when he received an invitation of the girl’s marriage coming up 18th of March 2020 through one of his best friend called Nnadozie.
See Ahamefule’s post below:
This is one Mr. Ossy from Aguleri in Anambra State Nigeria who hanged himself on a Mango tree after sponsoring one Miss Melisa Nnaji from Enugu State to the University level at Institute of Management Technology (IMT) with the promise of getting married to her after graduation.
Regrettably, the man couldn’t stand the shock when he received an invitation of the girl’s marriage coming up 18th of March 2020 through one of his best friend called Nnadozie, Which led him to commit suicide.
What’s your take!!!!!”
Woman Loses 39-Year-Old Marriage For Denying Husband Sex
A mother of four, Mrs Janet Ayoola, lost her 39-year-old marriage to her husband, Olajide Ayoola, for denying him sex for seven years.
An Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Monday granted the request of Janet’s estranged husband, Olajide, for dissolution of the marriage.
The Court’s President, Mr Adeniyi Koledoye, said that since the petitioner insisted on divorce after several interventions, the court was left with no option than to grant him his wish.
“The court hereby pronounces the marriage between Mr Olajide Ayoola and Mrs Janet Ayoola dissolved today. Both of you henceforth cease to be husband and wife.
“Two of you should go on your separate ways unmolested. The court wishes both of you well in your future endeavour,” Koledoye ruled.
He, however, ordered Olajide to pay a severance of N200, 000 to Janet for her to move on with her life.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 70-year-old pensioner had earlier approached the court to terminate his marriage, accusing his wife of starving him of sex.
“Janet who stayed under the same roof with me refused me to make love to her for good seven years. She will not even allow me to touch her, let alone sleep with her,” the petitioner told the court.
Ayoola said that his wife wanted to terminate his life so as to inherit his property.
“She had attacked me both physically and spiritually,” he said.
The embittered husband said that Janet lacked care for him.
“My wife had to employ some domestic staff who came to wash my clothes and cooked for me.
“Janet was an ungrateful woman. I had established businesses for her severally but the businesses collapsed due to her inability to manage them well.
“ My wife is a fighter; she fights me and everybody on the street,” Ayoola said.
The petitioner said that the respondent lacked respect for him and also instigated their children against him.
He pleaded with the court to end their marriage on the ground of lack of love.
“Please court terminate our marriage because my wife may succeed one day by killing me in my sleep,” he begged.
The respondent denied all the allegations.
She made a fervent plea to the court not to annul their marriage, saying that she still loved her husband.
The 58-year-old businesswoman said that she did not starve her husband of sex.
“My husband asked me to leave our room for another room, claiming I snored.
“I never made any attempt to kill my husband nor instigated any of our children against him,” Janet said.
The mother of four said that her husband always refused her food for reason best known to him.