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Senator Olamilekan Adeola Escapes Kidnapping At National Assembly

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Senator Olamilekan Adeola

Olamilekan Adeola, senator representing Lagos west, was abducted by unknown gunmen at the national assembly on Wednesday. 

TheCable learnt that Adeola also known as Yayi was picked up in front of white house (the building housing the two chambers) but he later escaped.

An aide of the lawmaker said the incident might not be unconnected to his call for the sack of all service chiefs.

While speaking on the nationwide killings, especially the recent on in Nasarawa state, on Tuesday, Olamilekan urged President Muhammadu Buhari to the sack of heads of all security agencies.

The aide of the lawmaker said his principal suffered a sprain to his ankle after he jumped out of the vehicle that was used to kidnap him.

“Yesterday at the floor of the plenary, senator Yayi Adeola, while lending his voice to the killings in Nasarawa he called for the sacking of all service chiefs and heads of security agencies,” said the aide who preferred anonymity.

“Today, before the mace was seized, Senator Yayi Adeola was actually kidnapped. Not attempted kidnapped by unknown gunmen at the national assembly right in front of the white house.

“They took him all the way to the house of reps – they were trying to escape through the villa gate it was at that point he had to maneuver and jumped out of the vehicle. As I speak to you, he still has a sprain on his leg.

The lawmaker narrated the incident on Twitter but said he was responding to treatment.

Solomon O. Adeola

@YAYIAdeola

Thank God I escaped kidnapping b unknown thugs who invaded the

@nassnigeria today

I was pushed into one of the SUVs parked in front of the White House and attempt was made to drive me of National Assembly Complex

I escaped by forcing the car door o and jumping out

6:52 PM – Apr 18, 2018

Solomon O. Adeola

@YAYIAdeola

I’m very well and receiving treatme now.

6:52 PM – Apr 18, 2018

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, who presided over plenary on Thursday, had said there was an attempt to abduct two senators.

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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 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.

Also Read: Lagos Hospital Shuts Down As Two Staff Test Positive For COVID-19

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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