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Photo Of Accountant Who Mysteriously Disappeared 4 Years Ago Leaving Wife And Son Behind



According to a report by Vanguard, when Idowu Gbadegeshin Ajiferuke left his residence at Wale Adebayo Otemuyi Street inside Matogun, Ogun State, on November 30, 2014, little did his family know that it was the last time they would see him. It has been four whole years and no one knows his whereabouts, what has become of him, if he is still alive or dead.

For four years, his wife and two children waited expectantly, praying fervently for him to come back but nothing of such happened.

Narrating their ordeal, Temidayo, the victim’s son said, “I was actually in school when they called to notify me that my daddy was missing. Before I came back from school, my mother and some other relatives had gone to the police station to report   him missing. We didn’t stop at that; we also went to different hospitals within Ogun State to check if he was involved in any accident but no information came from there.


“Before he went missing, he lost his job. My father  doesn’t like being idle and losing his job affected him.  There was a time he was sick, we took him to the hospital, they said he was fine and that nothing was wrong with him. As time went on, he lost his memory. I guess the loss of his job got him depressed. We took him to Yaba Neuropsychiatric Hospital for treatment and  he was there for a while.


“After he lost his job, the pension company was supposed to pay him his pension two years after. After he went missing, we went to the pension office and they asked us to get a letter from his place of work which we did.


After we submitted the letter, they asked us to come back after 12 months as they wanted to do some investigation on their own to know if our claims were genuine. After their investigation, they called my mother recently and requested that we make a publication that her husband is missing. We wanted to use his pension in roofing his building.”


Mother and son

When asked the reaction of their father’s relatives, the visibly traumatized young man quipped: “We lost contact with his family, but when he went missing they came to our house trading blames and attacking my mother, accusing her that she was the reason we stopped visiting them.”


Still keeping hope alive, 58-year-old, Ajiferuke Dashola, the wife of the missing man expressed fervent hopes that her husband who has been missing for over four years must be alive.

According to the mother of two who came to Vanguard office with her son, “I believe my husband is still alive. Each time I dream, I see him alive. I am trusting God that one day, he will come back home. I thank God that the two children we have are behind me.”

“What if he comes back with another woman and kids? “If tomorrow my husband comes with children, I will welcome him.

“After all, my children are graduates. There is nothing I can do. But I know that my husband is not that kind of person. When we were still young, he was a one- man, one- woman person. He didn’t double date. His routine was going to work, coming back home after the close of work, going to church and home. He is more of the indoor type. Till date, my in-laws don’t have an idea of how I managed to train the kids through school since my husband went missing.” 

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Welcome the next set of MTN Scholars!



360 young Nigerians receive scholarships from MTN Foundation

MTN Foundation has awarded scholarships to 360 university students at a virtual ceremony on November 12, 2020. The scholarships were awarded under the MTNF scholarship schemes made up of the MTNF Science & Technology Scholarship (STSS) and Scholarship for the Blind Students (SBSS). In attendance were the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, represented by the Technical Assistant, Dr. Olufemi Adeluyi; Honourable Minister of Science & Technology represented by the Acting Director-General of the National Space Research and
Development Agency, Dr. Francis Chizea; former Minister of Communication Technology, Dr. Omobola Johnson amongst other notable dignitaries.

Speaking at the ceremony, the representative of the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Olufemi Adeluyi said: “We are here with the MTN Foundation to celebrate scholars that have excelled in school. MTN is also supporting people with disabilities by funding their education and this is very commendable. The Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy is constantly working towards elevating skills over degrees. We are also committed to ensuring that individuals are empowered with the right tools and skills.”

Also speaking, Honourable Minister of Science &  Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu represented by Dr. Francis Chizea said: “I am glad that MTN, in giving back to the society through its foundation, set up a scholarship scheme to empower the youths and as well, drive science and technology. This is a welcome development and a commendable effort that other organizations need to emulate.”

A major highlight of the ceremony was a fireside chat themed “Insight. Influence. Impact” with thought leaders sharing inspiring insights with the scholars. Nigeria’s former Minister for Communication Technology, Dr. Omobola Johnson reiterated the role MTN continues to play in the ICT space and its impact on the country. “We need to get a workforce that is very comfortable with technology. We are in a state where we need world-class educational institutions and interventions such as this that will enable students to be very vast in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics,” Johnson said.

Leading to the ceremony, this year’s graduating students from the scholarship programme were hosted to a career incubation boot camp facilitated by experts from Google, Oracle, Cisco and Jobberman. Facilitators shared insights on various opportunities amongst other vital employability tips.

Speaking on the scholarship award ceremony and workshop for graduands, Executive Secretary, MTN Foundation, Nonny Ugboma said, “Providing access to quality education is the first step to a world of opportunity for the youth of our nation. We know it does not stop there. We need to also ensure that they are adequately prepared for the
workplace. We hope that the fireside chat at the award ceremony will inspire the students to reach for greatness and innovation. Furthermore, it is our belief that the employability workshop held earlier will enrich the career path of the graduating students. The MTNF scholarship scheme is more than just funds; it is a commitment to
build the capacity of our youth. We wish all our graduating scholars success as they set out to take on the world and congratulate all awardees as the next set of young nation builders in the making.”

The newly awarded scholars will each enjoy a scholarship grant worth N200,000 annually till graduation as long as they maintain a CGPA of 3.5 or its equivalent. The scholarship covers tuition, book allowance and stipend. Till date, MTN Foundation has awarded scholarships to 3,829 students valued at over NGN 2.1Billion.

The MTNF annual scholarships are awarded to high performing students in Nigerian public tertiary institutions.

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Illegal Abortions Responsible For Mysterious Deaths In Bauchi: State Govt



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



Funke Olakunrin's killers

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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