The President General of the apex Igbo organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, has warned that Nigeria may be heading for a serious crisis if the clamour for the restructuring of the country was not urgently attended to. The Ohanaze boss, who spoke in Abuja, yesterday, at a live political programme on African Independent Television…
… As gunmen kidnap doctor
From Chris Anucha and Tony John, Port Harcourt
There was horror and pandemonium yesterday in Rumuosi community, River State, when neighbours discovered the decomposing bodies of a couple and four children in their apartment.
Though autopsy was yet to be conducted on the victims at press time, preliminary investigation insicated that they died from suffocation caused by generator fumes.
Neighbours told Daily Sun that the victims were last seen on the night of Friday, June 30, 2017, and they became curious whenthe foul odour emanating from the victims’ apartment became unbearable.
Following a report lodged at Choba Police Station, some policemen were dispatched to force open the door of the aprtment, only to find the family of six dead.
Reports said the victims were lying on the floor of the sitting room, with the television on.
Neighbours also said that on the night they were last seen, there was power outage and the family was using the electricity generator.
The landlord of the house, simply identified as Darlington, said he saw members of the family on Friday night, when their generator was still on, adding that he never suspected anything when he didn’t see them the following day.
According to him, when he still didn’t see them throughout Saturday and Sunday, he thought they went to the church.
“I was in my place of work yesterday when my younger brother called me on phone and said something tragic had happened in my house. The house was sealed, when the police were invited. Policemen came and forced the apartment’s door open, where the decomposing bodies were found,” he said.
Rivers State Police Public Relation Officer, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident, but could not say anything about the identity of the victims.
In another development, gunmen have kidnapped a medical consultant with the Department of Family Medicine, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Dr. Alex Akani.
A statement from the Public Relations Officer of the Medical and Dental Consultants Association, UPTH, Dr. Chukwuemeka Emmanuel, said Akani was abducted from his home in Rumuekini, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.
The statement appealed to the state government and the security agencies to ensure the safe release of their colleague.
Reacting to the kidnap, Omoni said had command had intensified efforts for the safe rescue of the victim and the arrest of his abductors.
— 9th September 2017
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— 9th September 2017
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— 9th September 2017
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— 9th September 2017
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Entertainment— 9th September 2017
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South-West Report— 7th September 2017
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Abuja Metro— 7th September 2017
A National Assembly member, Sen. Stella Oduah, has debunked allegation that she bought a 1.2 million dollars house in England while she was Minister of Aviation, saying it is untrue. She said at a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja on Thursday that the allegation made in an online publication was a total…
Oriental News— 7th September 2017
The Police Command in Enugu State said it had commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the alleged drowning of three children in a well at Ezeama. Ezeama is a village in Ohodo community in Igboetiti Local Government Area of the state. The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, in a statement on Thursday…
Features— 9th September 2017
Nigeria’s first Olympic Gold Medalist, Chioma Ajunwa Oparah, has a large heart. Despite not being adequately honoured and rewarded after achieving a feat that placed her country’s name on the world map, she has not relented on her quest to discover, nurture and keep hope alive for the younger generation of sportsmen and creative minds….
Literary Review— 2nd September 2017
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Lifeline— 9th September 2017
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TSWeekend— 8th September 2017
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