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NYSC Relocates Plateau Orientation Camp

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In response to the wave of violence gripping Plateau State, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has taken a decisive step to relocate the camp.

The move comes as a result of the distressing frequency of killings that have plagued the region, leaving the NYSC with no choice but to seek an alternative location for the orientation camp.

According to an official statement issued by the NYSC, the new venue for the camp has been shifted to Waye Foundation, located in Doi-Du within the Jos South Local Government Area.

Eddy Megwa, the Director of Press and Public Relations for NYSC, emphasized the importance of complying with the new directive.

Megwa stated, “We hereby inform the general public, particularly our esteemed Prospective Corps Members, that the location of the 2023 Batch ‘B’ Stream One Orientation Camp for Plateau State has been changed from the Permanent Orientation Camp in Mangu to Waye Foundation, by Buken Academy Doi-Du (Temporary NYSC Orientation Camp) in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.”

“All prospective Corps Members are urged to report to the new Orientation Camp (Waye Foundation by Buken Academy) on the specified dates as indicated in their call-up letters,” Megwa added.

The decision to relocate the camp was prompted by the escalating violence between local communities and armed militias, with inadequate intervention from security agencies.

Recall that, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) reported a devastating attack in Mangu Local Government Area, resulting in the loss of 15 lives.

Moreover, MACBAN claimed that 78 houses belonging to its members were set ablaze, while over 2,000 cattle remain missing.

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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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