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Corper dies in Owerri building collapse

One of the two National Youth Service Corps members who were in a coma after being trapped for eight hours in a collapsed building in Owerri, Imo State, has died.

The
victim, Chinedu Isiogugu, who hailed from Anambra State, died of
cardiac arrest around 3am on Monday after a team of medical experts
carried out a successful surgery on his two damaged legs.
The
death of 26-year-old Isiogugu brings the casualty figure to five after
two babies and two adults were confirmed dead on Sunday.
A source at the hospital where he died told Punch that his female counterpart survived, adding that her condition was stable.
She said:

“We
lost the male corps member around 3am on Monday. It was painful because
a team of eight medical experts battled for hours to save his life.
“We were happy that the surgery was successful, but he developed cardiac arrest and died moments later.
“The
female corps member is getting better, though she is in pains right
now. We don’t want to tell her that her colleague is dead because that
could worsen her condition.”

The remains of the deceased corps member have been taken to his hometown by his sibling.
Punch
visited the hospital and they report that the female corps member,
Ngozi Oformezie, who also hails from Anambra State, was groaning in
pains as she cried.
Responding to an enquiry about her identity, she said:

“I
am Ngozi Blessing. I studied Adult Education from the University of
Nigeria, Nsukka. I am from Anambra State. I am in pains. My legs are
killing me. Please don’t go. Help me. Jesus, please save me.”

A
source at the hospital said the pains were as a result of the long
hours she was trapped in the rubble, adding that she would recover soon.
Another survivor, Chukwudi Anoruo, said it was by God’s grace that he survived the collapse.
Anoruo,
a 40-year-old native of the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo
State, said his wife and six children had left for his father-in-law’s
house on the day the building collapsed.
He said:

“I
will be going to church to specially thank God when I fully recover.
All my family members could have perished if they were around that
night. Luckily for me, they left for my father-in-law’s house.”

The Imo State Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, could not be reached for comment on the development, Punch adds.
However, a senior police officer, who did not want to be identified, confirmed the death of the corps member.

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All you need to know about what led to the break up the Ooni of Ife’s marriage to Olori Wuraola (More Details)

So yesterday, KFB shared a report that the marriage between, Ooni of Ife and Olori Wuraola has crashed! Well, more details have emerged about the 17 months old marriage.

According to LIB, A few weeks ago, the Ooni told his wife he was no longer interested in
the marriage and asked her to leave. The former Olori has relocated from
Osun state and now lives in Lagos.
So what led to the marriage break up? Here's all we know and this is authoritative.
The Ooni married Olori Wuraola shortly after meeting her last year.
According to sources close to the estranged couple, after he ascended
the throne, a wife was needed asap and he was introduced to Wuraola who
at the time was with a Lebanese business man. But immediately the Ooni
indicated interest to marry her, she quickly dumped the Lebanese man and

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Desperate Ogun couple cut daughter’s finger for ritual

 

 

The Ogun State Police Command has
arrested a couple, Nasiru Adeyemo and Idayat Adeyemo, for allegedly
cutting off the finger of their daughter, Abibat, and abandoning her in a
bush.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the
suspects tied up the seven-year-old in a white sack to stop her from
escaping before disposing of her in the bush.

After about two days in the bush, some
residents were said to have noticed the sack and called the attention of
policemen from the Owode Egba division to it.

Upon the opening of the sack, Abibat was
said to...
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Showdown as Ebonyi State University Dares ASUU, Holds Lectures as Usual

ASUU has embarked on nationwide strike
 
Ebonyi  State University, Abakaliki resumed normal school
activities today despite the indefinite strike action declared by the
Academic Staff Union of Universities to press home lecturers’ demands
for improved welfare and working condition in the universities.
 
According to Punch, a visit to the five campuses of the
institution, namely Presco, Isieke, CASS and Permanent Sites
respectively revealed that students were attending lectures, while other
non-academic activities were also ongoing without hindrance.
 
In a telephone interview, the chairman of ASUU, Ebonyi State
University chapter, Dr. Uche Onwe, said the chapter would hold a
congress on Wednesday to arrive at a resolution concerning the strike
action.

“We...

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