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Anenih Donates N100m To UCH Centre For Elderly Patients

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CHIEF (MRS) ALAO-AKALA, MINISTER OF HEALTH, PROF. ONYEBUCHI CHUKWU, FORMER INFORMATION MINISTER, PROF. DORA AKUNYILI, CHIEF TONY ANENIH & PROF. TEMITOPE ALONGE UNVEILING THE PLAQUE AT THE COMMISSIONING OF THE UCH IBADAN GERIATRIC CENTRE

L-R: CHIEF (MRS) ALAO-AKALA, MINISTER OF HEALTH, PROF. ONYEBUCHI CHUKWU, FORMER INFORMATION MINISTER, PROF. DORA AKUNYILI, CHIEF TONY ANENIH & PROF. TEMITOPE ALONGE UNVEILING THE PLAQUE AT THE COMMISSIONING OF THE UCH IBADAN GERIATRIC CENTRE

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees chairman, Chief Tony Anenih Sunday brought smiles to the faces of elderly patients at the Geriatric Centre in the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, as he donated the sum of N100 million to the centre.

The Centre which is a brain-child of the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. Temitope Alonge, is endowed by Anenih for the treatment of elderly people at subsidized rates.

The PDP chieftain, who was represented by Matthew Urhoghide, chairman, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Board of Management said, “I cannot think of a nobler service to mankind than a proper attention to the health needs of the elderly”.

Earlier, in his welcome address, the CMD said, “Living to old age may be attained with a lot of challenges but the main focus should be on aging gracefully and this is in the purview of geriatricians”.

The centre, according to Alonge, provides care for acute life threatening ailments in the elderly as well as caring for senior citizens with chronic diseases as outpatient clients.

“The financial burden for attendees at the centre has been lessened by the buy-in of 50 per cent as rebate for services provided knowing fully well that most of them are pensioners”, he said.

One of the elderly, Mrs. Grace Apanpa, who spoke on behalf of the elders’ forum, expressed appreciation to the endower, Anenih and Alonge for reduction of fees while also requesting for tricycles to ease transportation problem of the elderly to the centre.

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  1. Engr Umoumoh

    January 7, 2014 at 10:16 am

    The example of my father/ role model speaks volumes of his heart of gold. Other Nigerians would build houses for lady friends, build hotels, or build gas stations to milk the already poor citizens. My God who moved him to do this, will reward him with long life in Jesus’s name.Engr.Uwemedimo Umoumoh:i from:Uyo(Akwa Ibom State)

  2. JIWUEZE CYNTHIA C

    January 11, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Sir,
    As an NYSC member in your home town Uromi zone. I ve heard about your greatnes and achievements. Your type is the kind we need in the present Nigeria. You have apprexiate grey hair by offering this amount. Your shall there more for us in good health and sound mind. Untimely time and sicknesses shall be far from your home. Thank you sir!

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

Also Read: Nigeria still needs SARS, Zamfara gov, Matawalle insists

He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

Police

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Philip Shekwor, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

According to reports, Shekwor was abducted on Saturday night at his residence along Dunamis church, Bukan Sidi in Lafia.

Also Read: Gunmen Attack Police Station In Ibadan; Kill Police Corporal

Confirming the incident, Police Commissioner Bola Longe said the unidentified gunmen in large number stormed the residence of the APC chairman in Lafia around 11 pm and took him away to an unknown destination.

According to him, security agencies had reacted swiftly by deploying personnel to different forest locations to ensure the safe release of the APC chieftain.

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