Connect with us

News

Another Staff Member Injured In OAU Zoological Garden Incident – NANTSU

Published

on

The leadership of the National Association of Non-Teaching Staff of Universities, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife branch, has condoled the family of the late Olabode Olawuyi, a veterinary technologist killed by a lion in OAU zoological garden on Monday.

Speaking with The PUNCH on the incident, NANTSU OAU branch chairman, Mr. Wole Odewumi, said details of how the incident happened were not available yet, however, confirmed that another staff member working at the garden was also injured during the incident.

There were insinuations that the deceased had left the cage opened, while trying to feed the animal when he got seized by the lion, but Odewumi, who promised to visit the scene of the incident on Tuesday could not confirm the claim.

Advertisement

READ ALSO: JUST IN: OAU Lion Kills Zookeeper

He, however, said the leadership of the association would meet the university’s management to discuss the welfare of the family left behind by the deceased, adding that Olawuyi’s death was a loss to the entire OAU community.

He said, “A member of the association also working at the garden reported to me that the incident happened while the deceased was trying to feed the animal. Immediately, I heard of it, I contacted other people on campus. It is true that another staff also got injured.

“The injured staff could have sustained the injury when those at the scene were running helter-skelter in panic during the incident. As a union leader, I have to get the facts around the incident. I condole the family. The person may be the breadwinner of his family.

Advertisement

“May God console them. I urge them to accept the incident. Whatever role the University management will have to play, we will meet them on Tuesday to discuss it. We will ask them about steps they want to take regarding the family left behind by the deceased. It is a great loss to the university community, apart from his family members who are directly bereaved.”

 

Advertisement

News

Nigeria May Adopt Chinese Water Transport System

Published

on

Nigerian maritime stakeholders and authorities have concluded plans to understudy the Chinese waterways transport model with a view to perfecting Nigeria’s waterways transportation system.

In a statement, the Head of Maritime Roundtable Breakfast Meeting, MBRBM, Mrs Tosan Edodo-Emore, said that China being the largest country with the largest inland waterways is apt to teach Nigeria on how best to manage and improve water transport system.

READ ALSO: Troops Ambush Terrorists On Transit To Cause Havoc In Kaduna, Neutralize Two

Advertisement

She said that the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China, Madam Yan Yuqing, is expected to share the Chinese experience with the Sino-Nigeria Maritime Relationship and lessons to be learnt from China at the summit scheduled for April 18, 2024.

According to the Edodo-Emore, the Summit themed, “Security and New Technologies in Inland Waterways Transportation”, will have some heads of maritime institutions

Advertisement
Continue Reading

News

NAFDAC Alerts Nigerians On Banned Soap

Published

on

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has drawn Nigerians’ attention to the ban on Dex Luxury Bar Soap (No 6 Mystic Flower), by European Union (EU).

The notification is contained in a public alert with No. 012/2024, signed by NAFDAC Director-General, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, and issued to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday.

The product does not comply with the cosmetic products regulation; it also contains Butyphenyl Methylpropional (BMHCA), which is prohibited in cosmetic products due to its risk of harming the reproductive system.

Advertisement

READ ALSO: NAFDAC Shuts 10 Bakeries, Eight Water Factories In Rivers

“It also causes harm to the health of unborn children and may cause skin sensitisation.

“It is as a result of the defective nature of the product that the EU banned it.

“The products is not in NAFDAC database; importers, distributors, retailers and consumers are to exercise caution and vigilance within the supply chain,” she said.

Advertisement

READ ALSO: NAFDAC, PCN Raid, Seal 1,321 Patent Medicine Outlets In Kano

Adeyeye called on marketers and consumers to avoid the importation, distribution, sale and use of the product, saying that product’s authenticity and physical condition must be carefully checked.

She called on members of the public in possession of the product to discontinue sale or use, and submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.

The NAFDAC boss advised healthcare professionals and consumers to report any suspicion of adverse reaction or substandard and falsified regulated products to the nearest NAFDAC office on 0800-162-3322 or via email: sf.alert@nafdac.gov.ng.

Advertisement

She also encouraged healthcare professionals and patients to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of the product, to the nearest NAFDAC office.

Continue Reading

News

Troops Ambush Terrorists On Transit To Cause Havoc In Kaduna, Neutralize Two

Published

on

Troops of the Nigerian Army have neutralized two terrorists and recovered arms in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Director Army Public Relations, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, who made this known in a statement on Sunday, April 14, 2024, said the terrorists were on transit to cause havoc in the area.

Nigerian Army troops deployed for Counter- terrorism Counter-insurgency operations in the North West on Saturday 13 April 2024 successfully ambushed and neutralized two terrorists transiting with arms in Kaduna,” the statement read.

Advertisement

READ ALSO: Police Nab Man Who Killed 100-year-old Mum Over Palm Oil Proceeds

The operation, which took place in Rafin Sariki Village of Giwa Local Government Area, was a prompt response to actionable intelligence on the presence of terrorists transiting with a sack containing weapons.

“The troops laid in ambush for the terrorists and engaged them in a gun battle, that neutralized two of the terrorists. The gallant troops also recovered one AK-47 rifle, 52 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, and one locally fabricated revolver frame.

“The Nigerian Army remains committed to ensuring the safety and security of the citizenry and the nation in general.

Advertisement

“The NA will thus, continue to take decisive actions against terrorists activities in the region.”

Continue Reading

Trending