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12-Year-Old Orphan Commits Suicide In Imo

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A 12-year-old boy has committed suicide in Agboala Ishiala Umudi community in Nkwerre council of Imo State following the death of his parents.

The boy, identified as Kasarachi Odurukwe, was a primary six pupil before his death.

He committed suicide by hanging himself on a rope on an Indian bamboo tree, it was gathered.

According to village sources, the boy and two younger siblings had lost his parents and had been living with their aunty in that village.

It was gathered that the deceased had been complaining of how boring the world had been to him since his parents passed away.

One of the villagers said the boy would “jokingly tell his mates that he wanted to die and meet his mother in heaven”.

It was gathered that Kasarachi, last Wednesday, led his two siblings and two other kids to a nearby stream to fetch water.

On arrival at the stream, Kasarachi was said to have assisted the other children to fill their cans while he used a long stick to check the depth of the stream.

One of the sources told newsmen, “Not satisfied with the shallow depth of the water, the boy took a rope and tied it to a bamboo tree. But his first and second attempts to kill himself failed while the other kids were begging him to stop.

“It was on the third attempt on a stronger Indian bamboo tree that the rope strangled him.

“That action jolted the other kids, who ran back to the village to report the incident to the family and villagers elders”.

When the elders quickly got to the scene, they called in the police who assisted in bringing down the hanging body and deposited it at the morgue.

It was further gathered that one of the things found on the deceased were four batteries, which some villagers said he might have intended to drink as poison.

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BREAKING: Explosion Rocks Ondo, Hundreds Of Buildings Destroyed [PHOTOS]

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Over 100 hundred buildings were in the early hours of Saturday destroyed following an explosion that rocked Ondo State.

The explosion happened in the early hours of Saturday at Eleyowo, Akure, along Owo-Akure highway around 1 a.m.

According to residents of the area, a terrifying loud bang was heard when everyone was already asleep.

Also affected in the explosion was a full boarding school, Aina Awawul Secondary School, one of the most popular churches in Akure, Possibility Ground Ministry, as well as a filling station and hundreds of buildings.

The highway was cut off with hundreds of travelers stranded.

Police officers and other security agencies are already on ground to assess the situation.

Details later…

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COVID-19: Anxiety In kebbi Over Governor Bagudu’s Status

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There is tension among top government officials in Kebbi state over the health status of Governor Atiku Bagudu after he came in contact with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari who had been tested positive to the virus.

Governor Bagudu held a series of meetings at the Presidential Villa last week where he was alleged to have come in contact with the Chief of Staff.

It was also observed that the governor had allegedly gone into self-isolation in his private home in Birnin kebbi, a day after it was confirmed that COS Abba Khari was tested positive to Covid-19.

Governor Bagudu since his return from Abuja a few days ago held an emergency meeting with various stakeholders in the state including the Emir of Gwandu, Emir of Argungu, Speaker of the State House of Assembly, SSG, Commissioners, special advisers, permanent secretaries, directors, and chairmen of local governments in the state, to chart the best course of action for the financial future of the state, and also ways to curtail the spread of the coronavirus, that was the last public appearance of the Governor.

Meanwhile, he has since directed that civil servants in the state stay at home for two weeks except for the conventional workers.

This development, our correspondent gathered has generated a lot of anxiety in the state, especially among top government functionaries and other critical stakeholders who have come in contact with the governor.

When our correspondent contacted the Special Adviser on Media to the Governor, Mallam.Yahaya Sirki to Know whether the governors is on self-isolation to prevent further spreading? he stated: that “the governor is not on self-isolation.

The directive to stay at home does not involve the media and the security and those on essential services. What actually happened in Govt House yesterday is just to reduce the number of people entering the government house including the media and security they were asked to go home until when needed. But even at this point, some journalist and security are still retained in Govt House. I repeat my Governor is not on self-isolation” he added.

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BREAKING: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tests Positive For COVID-19

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The United Kingdom Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has confirmed testing positive for coronavirus.

Boris made this known via his twitter account, Friday afternoon.

He wrote:
“Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus. Together we will beat this”

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