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Ismaila Badmus emerges YABATECH’s new Deputy Rector

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Dr. Ismaila Badmus, from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been appointed as the new Deputy Rector (Academics) of Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH). The announcement was made in a statement released on Friday by Mr. Joe Ejiofor, YABATECH’s Deputy Registrar and Head of Public Relations.

During an emergency meeting of the college’s academic board, Dr. Badmus received 75 votes, surpassing Dr. Pauline Ehirheme from the Department of Office Technology and Management, who secured 13 votes.

The election was deemed necessary as Dr. Titilayo Ukabam’s tenure as YABATECH’s Deputy Rector came to an end in September 2022. The position has remained vacant since then.

In order to ensure effective and seamless administration of the college, a fair and transparent election was conducted, resulting in Dr. Badmus being appointed as the new Deputy Rector (Academics), as stated by Mr. Ejiofor.

The spokesman said that Badmus, a native of Ibadan, joined the service of YABATECH in 1997 as Lecturer 2 and rose to the position of Chief Lecturer in 2013.

The spokesman said that Badmus also headed YABATECH’s Department of Mechanical Engineering.

According to Ejiofor, Badmus holds a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD, also in Mechanical Engineering.

Ejiofor said that the new deputy rector, registered with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, has published a number of scholarly papers in both local and international journals.

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Police Probe US Businessman’s Sudden Demise in Lagos Hotel

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– US-based businessman Onyejekwe Izuchukwu found dead in Lagos hotel
– Police investigation underway to determine cause of death
– Autopsy to be performed to reveal more details

The Lagos State Police Command has launched an investigation into the sudden death of Onyejekwe Izuchukwu, a 62-year-old US-based businessman. Izuchukwu’s body was discovered in his hotel room in Ikoyi on June 9, 2024.

According to a source, Izuchukwu had been staying at the hotel since June 6, engaging in business activities. Tragically, his lifeless body was found by a cleaner on the floor of his room.

The hotel’s management reported the incident to the police, who have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Izuchukwu’s death. A doctor was called to the scene and confirmed the businessman’s demise.

Izuchukwu was a prominent figure in the oil and gas industry, having served as President of Bits and Drilling Tools, a division of Schlumberger. His death has sent shockwaves through the industry.

“The command has commenced an investigation into the case,” said Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin. “Izuchukwu’s corpse has been deposited in a morgue in Ikeja for autopsy.”

 

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Lagos Govt Opens Emergency Center To Curb Cholera Outbreak

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– Lagos activates emergency centre to combat cholera outbreak
– UNICEF urges provision of clean water and sanitation facilities
– 350 suspected cases reported with 17 confirmed and 15 deaths

Lagos State Government has activated its Public Health Emergency Operations Centre to tackle the cholera outbreak. The centre will coordinate responses to the increasing number of severe gastroenteritis cases across the state.

According to Prof. Akin Abayomi, Commissioner for Health, the laboratory investigation has confirmed Cholera sub-type O-1, associated with more severe disease. He urged residents to adhere strictly to precautionary measures to prevent further spread.

Meanwhile, UNICEF has called on the state government to provide high-standard water and sanitation facilities to communities. Celine Lafoucrier, Chief of UNICEF Lagos Field Office, emphasized the need for strengthened healthcare systems to respond to outbreaks.

Lafoucrier stated, “Addressing cholera outbreaks requires a deliberate focus on providing high-standard water and sanitation facilities.” She also stressed the importance of community engagement strategies to halt transmission.

The state government has confirmed 350 suspected cases of cholera in 29 wards across multiple LGAs, with 17 confirmed cases and 15 deaths. However, the number of new cases is subsiding in previously affected areas due to interventions and surveillance efforts.

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