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Mace Snatching: Why Thugs Overpowered Us – NASS Security

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The thugs making away with the mace

Speaking with a high ranking officer in the office of NASS sergeant-At-Arms, who did not want his name in print, he said, “our major challenge is that our staff need training, continuous training. It could be organised by outside experts or among ourselves on how to handle the situation in the chambers”.

But when grilled on why the suspended Senator, Ovie Omo-Agege was even allowed into the Senate chamber, he said, “Actually, he was not supposed to have been allowed. But the way we work here, sometimes, we are being demoralised. Maybe, our staff were thinking that if they had stopped him, some of his colleagues would have intervened.

“When the hoodlums were intercepted, the suspended senator said, ‘They are with me’. You know when your master said, they are with me, it becomes a normal thing since he has identified them”.

He continued, “But when one of us ran out from the chambers to inform us that something was happening, we thought that it was an issue between a visitor and our security personnel.

“But unfortunately, as we tried to prevent them, they overpowered us”.

Speaking on why the hoodlums passed through the villa gate successfully, he said it was largely because they had no communication gadgets with which to raise alarms and disseminate urgent information.

“What happened was because we don’t have communication gadgets to pass information during such an urgent situation. Even, one of us used his car to block them”, he added.

The highly placed security officer, however, denied the knowledge of whether or not presidency had a hand in the political brigandage and desecration of the hallowed chambers.

“As for whether or not the presidency was involved, we don’t know. That is their politics”, he said.

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Illegal Abortions Responsible For Mysterious Deaths In Bauchi: State Govt

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Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed
Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed

Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed

Bauchi State Government has revealed that the mysterious deaths recorded in the State has been as a result of illegal abortions.

An investigation carried out by the Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has revealed that illegal abortion by unqualified medical practitioners is the cause of mysterious deaths in Azare and other local government areas in the northern part of the state.

According to reports, no fewer than 200 women have died in Bauchi as a result of this and there are projections that the number could be more at the end of the investigation.

The Executive Chairman of the agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, disclosed this Friday, May 29, at an interactive session organized by the Bauchi State Public Health Media Network.

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Mohammed said the deaths resulted from unwanted and unplanned pregnancies by both married and unmarried women of childbearing ages who, after becoming pregnant, visited quack health workers to terminate the pregnancies.

He said the lack of understanding of the importance of child spacing as well as ignorance of what to do with such pregnancies had become a major problem to family health in the state.

He emphasized the need for adequate sex education for the girl-child by parents, particularly mothers, to reduce unwanted pregnancies, thereby reducing deaths from complications.

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Ondo Govt Arraigns Suspected Killers Of Funke Olakunrin

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Funke Olakunrin’s killers

The Ondo State Government has arraigned four men suspected to have killed Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of the National Leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

Recall that it was earlier reported that the Nigeria Police Force handed over the suspects to the State Government.

Also Read: BREAKING: Suspected Killers Of Funke Olakunrin Arrested – Police

They are Lawal Mazaje from the Felele area of Kogi State, Adamu Adamu from Jada area of Adamawa State, Mohammed Usman from Illela area of Sokoto State, and Auwal Abubakar from Shinkafi area of Zamfara State.

The suspects were arraigned on Friday by the government at a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure.

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Lagos Govt To Shutdown Markets Violating Social Distancing Order

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The Lagos State Government has threatened to shut down markets in the State violating the social distancing order.

The Corps Marshal, Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), Gbemisola Akinpelu, gave the warning on Monday at the Command Headquarters in the Oshodi area of the state.

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In a statement issued by the Head, Public Affairs Unit of LAGESC, Adebayo Kehinde noted that the order is coming from the State Ministry of Environment.

He reiterated the commitment of the agency to monitor markets across the state to ensure that the directive of the government is being adhered to strictly.

He urged the traders to maintain environmental cleanliness around the markets and stop trading on road setbacks and drainage.

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