Police recover corpse of day old baby abandoned beside a hospital in Lagos (graphic photo)
The lifeless body of a day-old baby lying beside Ayinke hospital in Lagos was recovered by police operatives attached to the Ikeja Division of the Lagos State Police Command, on Saturday, March 20.
According to a statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Ademuyiwa Adejobi, the police officers responded to a call from the Security Department of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, alerting it of the corpse of the baby.
Adejobi said having discovered the corpse of the baby, the command contacted the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit that evacuated the corpse. He said the baby was suspected to have been abandoned by his mother and must have been exposed to risks that caused his death.
Adejobi added that the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, condemned the barbaric act of dumping and/or killing babies with impunity as he ordered the State Intelligence Bureau and Surveillance teams in the command to step up their findings and keep watch on heartless criminals who engage in such heinous crimes with a view to bringing them to book and curb the act in our society.
Buhari explores Cargo Tracking Note to curb insecurity
IN a bid to curb the rising insecurity situation, President Mohammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi to reintroduce Cargo Tracking Notes, CTN, following the proliferation of arms and increase in banditry across the nation.
Buhari, who is shopping for ideas to beef up security in the country, has been convinced that CTN could play a crucial role in enabling the nation address the growing spate of banditry, kidnappings and restiveness fueled by easy access to guns. Amaechi has further directed the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, NSC, to commence preparation to undertake the responsibility of administering CTN as it takes off.
The Cargo Tracking Note is a system for collecting documents and processing information, when exporting by sea in order to obtain prior information, to participate in security measures, statistics, and generally in order to participate in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Customs Organization (WCO).
Source: Vanguard News
Military Cannot Stoop So Low To “Spy” On Single Igboho — Defence Headquarters
The Defence Headquarters has dismissed a trending video clip on social media alleging that some Nigerian military personnel were on a spying mission to the residence of Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho) before they were apprehended.
A video, showing captured military men allegedly sent to spy on Igboho, was released by Igboho’s aide, Olayomi Koiki, and had circulated on social media on Friday.
In a statement, the Director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko, the DHQ described the report on some media platforms, and claims made in the video, as false and warned mischief-makers in the country to desist from dragging the Nigerian Armed Forces into petty political issues.
Onyeuko stated that alleged soldiers were seen being accused of having been sent by the government to do a ‘survey’ of Sunday Igboho’s Soka residence in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
“While the Defence Headquarters has no interest in dragging or joining issues with Sunday Adeyemo or his associates, it is pertinent to clear the air and address these allegations squarely
“For the record, it should be noted that the Armed Forces of Nigeria, are highly professional in the discharge of their duties, with well-defined roles, responsibilities and duties in its mandate of securing the territorial integrity of the Nigerian nation.
Source: Sahara Reporters
COVID-19: Only Those Eligible For Phase One Will Be Vaccinated – Lagos Govt
Only those who fit into Phase One of the COVID-19 vaccination exercise in Lagos State will be attended to at the approved sites from Monday, the government has said.
Such persons include healthcare workers, COVID-19 Response Team (RRT), ports of entry staff, laboratory network, judiciary, military, police, other security agencies, petrol station workers, teachers, press, and other frontline workers, as well as those who are 70 years above.
The Commissioner for Health in Lagos, Professor Akin Abayomi, stated this on Sunday after reviewing the report of the weeklong phase one vaccination rollout campaign in the state.
He hinted that the exercise would resume on Monday at the 88 approved vaccination sites across the state after the weekend break.
Abayomi urged the eligible persons to observe and ensure strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols and instructions given by officials when they visit the vaccination sites.
Source: Channels TV
Five suspected Yahoo boys die in ghastly motor accident
Five suspected Yahoo boys yet to be identified ram into a stationary heavy duty vehicle with four of the five dying on the spot.
The incident according to a reliable source who pleaded anonymity, said the accident occur at about 4am in the early hours of yesterday at Ekiugbo road along the East/West road, Ughelli North local area of Delta state.
According to the source, the Lexus car with registration number KWL 365 BH Abuja said to be purchased two days earlier and in which the victims was returning from night club when the incident happened.
The source had explained that while the suspected Yahoo boys were returning from night club, both friends in their different cars decided to paly stunt in order to ascertain who among the lots had the fastest car.
In the midst of the joyous reverie, the driver of the Lexus car lost control and ran into the stationary Caterpillar which led to their death.
Source: The Nation
Elderly man allegedly caught raping 8-year-old girl in Abia community
An elderly man has been arrested after he was caught raping an 8-year-old girl in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State.
The suspect was caught by Amaekpu youths led by their president, Stormy Stainless.
According a short statement posted by the organization on Sunday, March 21, the suspect lives opposite a guest house in Ohafia.
Source: Linda Ikeji
Miyetti Allah Hits Back At Ortom Over Claim Herdsmen Attacked His Convoy
Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore has reacted to a statement by the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, alleging he was attacked by suspected herdsmen on Saturday at Tyomu community in Makurdi Local Government Area of the state.
Ortom had been at the forefront of the fight against killer herdsmen in Benue State, claiming that they had been killing his people in order to take over their ancestral lands.
Ortom immediately blamed the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore and called for their arrest.
But reacting in an interview with DailyTrust, the National President of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Abdullahi Bello Bodejo, said Ortom was lying.
He accused the Benue governor of keeping malice against the group because they sued him over the controversial anti-grazing law he enacted in Benue.
Bodejo said: “There was nothing secret about the conference we held in Yola. We called for unity and sensitised Fulani on the need for peaceful coexistence with other people. Ortom lied, we don’t know anything about the said attack.
Source: Sahara Reporters