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NYSC launch health initiative for rural dwellers in Yobe

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By Najib Sani, Bauchi

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) medical personnel have launched a health scheme for rural people in Yobe state tagged ‘Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD) at Dikumari village, in Damaturu local government area of the state.

The programme according to the state NYSC coordinator Hafsat Yerima who flagged it off was the second phase noting that the first phase was launched by the Director General of NYSC Shuaibu Ibrahim at Dazigau village of Nangere local government of the state in June this year.

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According to her, the programme which renders medical services including diagnosis, treatment and referrals of various ailments have reached about 2, 000 people in the village.

Hafsat explained that in the second phase of the health outreach, a total of 50 corps medical personnel comprising doctors, pharmacists, nurses, laboratory scientists and physiotherapists would be intervening yet again in the areas of diagnoses, treatment and referrals in line with the focus of the programme.

“And we shall be doing so with the support of some of our stakeholders who are either assisting us with their personnel or providing material support in the area of drugs and medical equipment.

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“This is in furtherance of the desire of the NYSC to bring health care as close as possible to all citizens of Nigeria who are in the rural areas”. She stated.

In his address, the state governor Mai Mala Buni represented by the commissioner of youth, sports and social development Goni Bukar Lawan expressed appreciation to the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for the initiative of mobilizing corps medical personnel for the provision of health interventions saying it enhances the general well being of the rural dwellers.

“Indeed, this intervention of the scheme in the area of health care services to our people is intended to support the efforts of this government in its avowed commitment to the enhancement and expansion of health care facilities and service delivery across the length and breadth of the state.

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“As you are all aware this government places high premium on excellent health care delivery to the people. That is why we implement a deliberate policy of allocating 16% of the state budget to the health sector in line with our commitment to improve health care delivery in the state”. The governor stated.

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Lagos govt shuts down Dowen college Over death of Sylvester Oromoni

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The Lagos State Government on Friday ordered the indefinite closure of Dowen College, Lekki, following the investigation into the death of Sylvester Oromoni, a student of the school.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Assistant Director, Public Affairs, of the Lagos State Ministry of Education, Ganiu Lawal.

The statement read, “The Lagos State Government has ordered the indefinite closure of Dowen College, Lekki, pending the outcome of an investigation into the death of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, a student of the school.

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“Commissioner for Education Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo announced the closure after a meeting with the School Management and Staff.

“The Commissioner called for calm, saying no effort will be spared in getting to the root of the incident.”

The death of the 12-year-old student of the college, Oromoni Jnr., had sparked various reactions from celebrities and Nigerians alike.

Reports had emerged that Oromoni was bullied and beaten by fellow students. The supposed injuries from the beating led to his death, according to a Twitter user with the handle @perrisonoromoni, who claimed to be the boy’s cousin.

Lagos govt shuts down Dowen college Over death of Sylvester Oromoni

However, in a statement on Wednesday, the school denied all allegations stating that Oromoni was neither bullied nor beaten but only complained of hip pain after playing football.

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The child’s father, who bears the same name as the student, stated that contrary to what Dowen College had said in the statement, the family friend who they sent to pick up Oromoni Jnr. from the school described a totally different situation.

The bereaved father stated that his son was bullied and beaten to stupor as he said, “The next day, we sent a family friend to help pick up our son since he was the only person in Lagos and take him to the hospital. When he got there, he panicked, pointing out that he doubts it’s a football injury as the school claimed.”

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Meanwhile, Dowen College, in an email sent to parents early Friday morning, stated that students should not come to school on Friday, 3rd December and Monday, 6th December because of the incident.

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Student Beats Teacher To Death For Flogging His Younger Sister In Delta (Photo)

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A teacher in a private school in Abraka, Delta state, Ezeugo Joseph, has died after he was allegedly beaten to death by one of his students on Thursday, 2nd December 2021, IgbereTV reports.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Bright Edafe, said the suspect, Micahel Ogbeise, an SS3 student of the school, attacked the teacher for flogging his younger sister, Promise.

”The suspect confronted the teacher because he flogged his younger sister. He blew the teacher, beating him up and the teacher collapsed. The teacher was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead”the PPRO said.

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DSP Edafe said the suspect and his parents are currently at large as they have all fled their apartment while the sister, Promise, is currently in protective custody.

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Gov Zulum Approves Scholarship For 500 Orphans

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Borno State governor, Babagana Umara Zulum has announced scholarship for 500 orphans of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) members who died fighting Boko Haram terrorists.
In January 2022, an initiative titled, “Borno Heroes Support Programme” will be launched by Borno State government for the award of educational scholarship to 500 orphans and their widowed mothers left behind by members of the Civilian JTF, hunters and vigilantes who died during battles with Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists.

Governor Zulum announced this during his 2022 budget address at the Borno State House of Assembly on Tuesday in Maiduguri.
“We plan to launch Borno Heroes’ Support Programme. This programme involves the setting up of a government team that will identify primary and secondary school-aged orphans of volunteers in the CJTF, hunters and volunteers who died during battles. Government will give these orphans scholarships to Federal Government Colleges and international schools.

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Gov Zulum Approves Scholarship For 500 Orphans

The programme is to be in phases with a pilot phase of 500 orphans,” Zulum disclosed.
“Many of these Civilian JTF fighters, hunters and vigilantes have lost their lives fighting for Borno’s peace. Insha’Allah, we plan to reward their priceless sacrifices by educating the children they left behind, and by supporting their widows through a programme we plan to launch in January, Insha’Allah,” the governor said.
Zulum explained that: “Another component of the Borno Heroes’ Support Programme is needs assessment of widows left behind by the deceased volunteers”. He said that government would allocate required support to these widows for sustainable livelihood.

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