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Tragedy has struck at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, with a final year student of Microbiology, Francis Chinedu Madubuobi, collapsing on a basketball court playing the game, dying shortly afterwards.

Yesterday, students of the university took to the streets to protest the tragedy. They lamented the lackadaisical attitude of the medical personnel at the university’s medical centre, alleging that they did not do enough to save the life of Francis, who was still gasping for breath when they arrived the hospital.

But, on the contrary, the Director of Information of the university, Dr. Emmanuel Ojukwu, said the deceased was brought into the clinic without any pulse.

According to him, the deceased was after examination rushed to Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Teaching Hospital, Amaku where he was also confirmed dead.

A student of the institution said he was among those that rushed Francis to the medical centre, adding that on arrival to the clinic, medical personnel at the clinic asked them to pray for his survival.

He said: “I was inside the ambulance holding Francis’ foot. It was damn cold; his eyes were already open. I was scared. I knew only a miracle could save happen since he had no pulse. On getting to Amaku, the doctors saw that it was already too late,”

However, the demonstration came on the heels of a call by the Committee of Faculty Presidents of the institution who on hearing of Francis’ demise, called out a demonstration for Monday.

A statement by the Faculty presidents reads: “The events leading to the death of Francis is one that is extremely worrisome to students of this institution as it could happen to any one of us or our close friend,

“This is the second time that a student had died in similar circumstances at the university’s medical centre.”

The students vowed to continue with the protest until the management of the university not only address them but make commitment to resolve the issues so far raised by the students.

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Kano Drama! Court Restrains Ganduje, Anti Corruption Commission From Taking Action Against Emir Sanusi

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A Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Tuesday granted an order restraining Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje and the State Public Complaints and Anti Corruption Commission from acting on the preliminary report on alleged misappropriation of N3.4 billion by the Kano Emirate Council.

The order followed a suit filed on June 7, by Muhammad Mannir-Sanusi, Dan Buran Kano, seeking an order to restrain Ganduje, the Commission and the state Attorney General or their agents from acting on the preliminary report of the investigation.

Justice Obiara A. Egwuatu, issued the restraining order and directed that the respondents be served through a publication in the Daily Trust newspaper and the Attorney General of the state.

He adjourned the case to June 28, for hearing of the motion on notice.

The anti-corruption commission had on June 14, forwarded the preliminary report of the investigation in which it indicated the Kano Emirate Council, to the Secretary to the State Government for appropriate action by the state government.

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BREAKING: Thugs Beat Up Oshiomhole, 14 Other Edo Lawmakers-Elect

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Suspected thugs have beaten up Seidu Oshiomhole, the younger brother of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress and lawmaker-elect (Etsako West 11) of the Edo State House of Assembly.

The attack on Oshiomhole and 14 other lawmakers of the Edo State House of Assembly is the latest in the crisis between the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and the National Chairman of the APC.

According to Tribune Online, the 15 lawmakers, who were absent at midnight on Monday when the other nine members of the Assembly were inaugurated, were attacked at a hotel in downtown Benin, the Edo State capital, where they were having a meeting.

Some of them were said to have sustained serious injuries.

A former Deputy Speaker of the Assembly, Victor Tiger Edoror, was said to have led his colleagues to the police headquarters in Benin to report the assault.

The nine members who met to inaugurate the Assembly elected Frank Okiye (Esan North East 1) as the Speaker.

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Best Alcohol Unveils New Premium Drink, Best Honey Cream

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A new flavour from the stables of Nigerbev Limited, makers of Best alcoholic beverage, has been unveiled in Nigeria to the delight of their teeming alcoholic beverage lovers.

Best alcohol premium beverage aims to satisfy the taste buds of our esteemed customers and consistent with our pledge to provide Best products and exciting choices at all times, we have recently introduced a new variant called Best Honey cream made from soothing and comforting honey flavor which can be served chilled or with ice.

The product is now available in trade channels (open markets, supermarkets, neighborhood stores, bars, and restaurants)

Best Honey cream is Thick… Rich… Creamy…

Available in 750ml and 200ml #simplythebest

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