Friday, April 5, 2013

Nigeria: FG Resuscitates Open Heart Surgery

A decade after the federal government suspended the operations of open heart surgeries in the country, the open heart surgery unit at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu, has been resuscitated to avail Nigerians the opportunity of getting the service at a subsidised rate of N500,000.
The unit was suspended a decade ago following the movement of the UNTH from the old site within the Enugu metropolis to its permanent site at Ituku-Ozala.
Briefing journalists at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting yesterday, the Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, said his Ministry of Health counterpart, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, briefed the council on the issue, indicating that with the development, Nigerians now have the chance to have the operation within the country without having to travel abroad.
Just last month, Chukwu inaugurated the heart surgery unit at the UNTH, noting that it was in line with the transformation programme of the President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration.
According to him, the resuscitation became necessary in order to forestall the current trend whereby "Nigerians are flown abroad for medical missions which is not the best for us."

Over 100 people burnt to death in accident on Benin-Ore Expressway

That's a photo from the scene sent to me by a LIB reader. The accident occurred this afternoon at Igbogui village in Benin and involved three heavy duty vehicles; a Young Shall Grow Motors luxury bus, a fuel tanker with registration number GA 71 XA, and a Dangote truck carrying cement. 

Over 100 people were burnt to death when the fuel tanker exploded following the accident. The fire spread to surrounding shops and burnt several cars packed nearby. Survivors have been rushed to the hospital while rescue efforts by the Federal Road Safety Corps & Civil Defence Corps continues.

NYSC Youth Corper Hit By Truck (Photo)

A youth corper was hit by a truck few minutes ago along Sakar Tinubu Victoria Island Lagos.
Its so sad, after enduring years of University Life and graduating with his mate, he met his untimely death and such terrible fate. May his soul rest in peace.

RE-WATCH VIDEO: Nigeria Minister Of State Foreign Affairs Disgraced In New York

The minister of foreign affairs was confronted by many supporters of the occupy nigeria movement and these scenes below occured

Nigerian Minister Disgraced in New York

Ngerian Policeman shot dead a Pregnant Woman Over ₦20 Bribe

The Police authorities have dismissed one Corporal Abudu Alonge who was reported to have shot dead a pregnant woman in Akure, Ondo State, on Tuesday evening.

The shooting was said to have been caused by the failure of the driver of the commercial car the pregnant woman was in to part with N20 bribe along the Ijapo road in Akure.
The incident which caused pandemonium and disrupted peace in the metropolis for over two hours occurred around 6p.m.

Justice Delayed is Justice denied: Unforgettable Aluu 4

They deserve justice. The way they died is no way for any human being to die; tortured, beaten to unconsciousness then set ablaze for doing absolutely nothing other than being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Their killers are yet to be prosecuted and let's keep demanding justice for them. They were killed 5th October, 2012. Rest in peace Tekena, Ugonna, Chiadika and Lloyd. 

MASS ARREST: 32 people, 22 Nigerians arrested for multi-million credit card fraud in the US

32 people, including 22 Nigerians have been arrested in a multimillion, multi-state identity theft and credit card fraud ring. See the report from below...
The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office first got involved in the investigation in the early fall of 2012, when they received numerous complaints from victims as far away as California claiming that credit cards in their name made fraudulent retail purchases in Hudson County, officials said yesterday.
Using store video and physical surveillance, the detectives were able to identify several suspects, authorities state. Detectives then linked those suspects to hundreds of other accounts and millions of dollars in phony transactions.
Please continue After The Break

Update: 32 people, including 22 Nigerians arrested for multi-million credit card fraud in the US

 If you missed first part of the story, click Here to read it.
So many people were arrested Wednesday as part of the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office's sweeping investigation into a multimillion-dollar, multistate credit card fraud ring, the suspects had to appear via videolink from the Kearny jail yesterday in groups of threes.

In total, 32 people are charged with being part of the ring, including 26-year-old Oladayo Araromi, a nurse at the Hudson County jail in Kearny.

Primate Elijah Ayodele Seeks Presidential Attention… Attacks Pastor Oritsejafor

The popular seer and self acclaimed man of God, Primate Elijah Ayodele, is a known name in Nigeria. He gained relevance through his numerous predictions with a vast majority of such predictions coming to pass.

But recently, the man behind the Inri Foundation, a humanitarian organization poised to take care of the needs of those in need, has lampooned the governance of the apex Christian body, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN led by Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor. In his predictions for this season, he said Oritsejafor lacks style as CAN leader.

Hear him, “CAN has not been playing its role as an umbrella Christian body. The leadership of CAN has turned the body to a kind of political party through which they play politics and solicit from government. The current leadership of CAN lacks vision, they lack Focus.”

Boko Haram Is Your Baby, Buhari Fires Back At Jonathan

Former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, slammed President Goodluck Jonathan, describing the virulent sect, Boko Haram, as a creation of the present administration.
President Jonathan, through his Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Dr Doyin Okupe had on Tuesday challenged General Buhari to persuade members of the sect to accept dialogue as a means of ending the orgy of violence in the North.
General Buhari, who apparently was angered by the Presidency’s attempt to link him with the sect, asked Jonathan to leave him alone and find ways of resolving the Boko Haram crisis, which he said, was borne out of the failure of his government.


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