One week, five deaths, shock in Ondo school

Chairman of Governing Council, Banji Alabi, One week, five deaths, shock in Ondo school

The death of five staff of the Ondo State-owned Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo (RUGIPO) has thrown the institution’s community into mourning and created controversy over reasons for the death. Babatope Okeowo reports     Stakeholders are of the view that the non-payment of salary for about eight months led to the deaths while management of the institution said the deaths were coincidental.   Although, the Ondo State-owned Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo (RUGIPO has been witnessing a spate of deaths amongst its staff for months, the recent happening within the institution…

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DEATH, NIGHTMARES: AGONY OF RESIDENTS SACKED BY FLOOD

Rainy seasons bring tears and sorrow to most residents across the country. Whenever it rains, flood sweeps chaos and confusion into homes. EMMANUEL IFEANYI recently took a tour of Abia South Local Government Area and returned with nightmarish tales of a people in agony who are constantly swept away by the ravaging tidal wave   Ugwunna Ahuruonye Nwaogu is the son of late Chief Mathew Ahuruonye Nwaogu, one of the popular landlords in Aba, the commercial nerve centre of Abia State. For years, the younger Nwaogu watched helplessly as flood…

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Probing the death of 26 Nigerians girls

The House of Representatives recently passed a resolution mandating its Committee on Foreign Relations to investigate the death of 26 Nigerians on the Mediterranean Sea. PHILIP NYAM examines how the decision was taken and how far the committee could go in this assignment. This is not the first time Nigerians will lose their lives in an attempt to cross over the Europe either though the sea or the Sahara desert. Every other week, able bodied and energetic young men and women in a desperate attempt to leave the shores of…

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Death in bottles

Death, according to Shakespeare, is a necessary end that can come when it will come. However, some could be prevented while some could be accidental. Yet, some occur intentionally. Although, at the end of the day, all  mount to deaths, carefulness, through efficient and effective government mechanism, monitoring and control by government agencies like NAFDAC could prevent some deaths. But South East Focus findings inc=dicate that allegations of corruption among some regulatory authorities has made a mess of some of the regulatory powers. For instance,  how can NAFDAC justify the…

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Sleep apnea ‘a cause’ of Star Wars actress, Carrie Fisher’s, death

  Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher died from sleep apnea and “other factors”, the Los Angeles County coroner says. Her death certificate said in January that the 60-year-old, best known for her role as Princess Leia, had suffered a cardiac arrest. But in a statement the LA coroner said the exact cause was unknown. Sleep apnea is a common condition in which a person stops breathing during sleep, either for a few seconds or minutes. As well as listing sleep apnea as a cause of death, the coroner’s statement cited…

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