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Nursing Student Killed Self Over Unwanted Pregnancy

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The management of a private tertiary institution in Ogun State, Havarde College of Science, Business and Management Studies, Ogun State has refuted the reports that one of its students, simply identified as Ajoke, committed suicide after the school failed to meet the accreditation requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.

A 300-level student of the institution reportedly took her life after the school allegedly failed to meet the accreditation requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.

It was gathered that the deceased student had on Monday evening, consumed insecticide and slumped on her way to her boyfriend’s house.

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Meanwhile, an enforcement team of the state Ministry of Health and members of the state Nursing and Midwifery Committee on Tuesday, sealed the nursing department of the institution for operating without accreditation from the NMCN.

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Reacting to the report about the deceased, the college said the news was nothing but falsehood.

The President of the college, Oluwatosin Adebayo, in a statement on Thursday, said that Ajoke had not only left the school since 2023 but the cause of her death was also not in any way connected to the institution.

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He said, “The deceased 300-level student who allegedly committed suicide dropped out of the institution over poor academic performance over a year back.

“For the unfortunate incident that claimed the life of an ex-student, one Ajoke, who had left our school since 2023 based on her failure in her academics.

“Our investigations through Adigbe Division of Nigeria Police Force, Ogun State Police Command indicated that Ajoke died of a poisonous substance she took when she didn’t know who exactly was responsible for her pregnancy, and all efforts to get it terminated proved abortive as she later resorted to killing to save her shame.

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“This is nothing but the truth about Ajoke’s death. We believe that all records, exhibits and the police are there for anybody to see and interrogate on the remote and immediate cause of her death.”

Also speaking on the shutting of the school, Adebayo said, “It’s no doubt that Nursing as a course didn’t start in Nigeria as an academic course, but it did start in Nigeria as a professional course with Schools of Nursing, and their graduates were awarded, after three years of studies, (RN) – Registered Nursing and (RM) -Registered Midwifery, respectively.

“But, the recent upgrade changed the face of Nursing Science in Nigeria as it’s being taught as both academic and professional just like other professional courses, such as Medicine, Law, Engineering, Medical Laboratory Science, Pharmacy, and Accounting, among others for which students must offer certain academic courses for a certain number of years before they are finally qualified for professional training which prepare them for licencing and the professions.

“What the upgrade by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) now means is that Colleges of Nursing are statutorily empowered to award National Diploma and Higher National Diploma in Nursing Science before professional exams by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCH) and licencing to operate in the health sector.

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“This was what the National Board of Technical Education (NBTE) requested Harvarde College of Science, Business and Management Studies to do by taking out ND and HND for Nursing Science completely from the college and creating a separate College of Nursing where ND and HND Nursing Science will be run”.

The management, however, said in compliance with the NBTE’s directive, the school has established an entirely new College of Nursing Science named PenHarvard College of Nursing which has a separate structure and Nursing equipment different from the structure and equipment being used by Harvarde College of Science, Business and Management Studies.

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Soldier Arrested For Allegedly Stabbing Motorcyclist In Lagos

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A Lance Corporal of the Nigerian Army had been arrested for allegedly stabbing a commercial motorcyclist during a misunderstanding in bar in Ikorodu area of Lagos, weekend.

The cause of the incident said to have occurred at about 2am at the bar of a lounge in Itamaga area of Ikorodu was yet to be ascertained.

Eye witnesses hinted that during the Lance Corporal later discovered to be attached to 159 Battalion, Yobe State, allegedly attacked the commercial motor cyclist with a gun like Jack knife, in the upper left side of his stomach.

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The scene of the crime was reportedly visited by policemen , who rushed the dying victim to an undisclosed hospital.

Spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hudenyin confirmed the incident.

He said that the injured man was responding to treatment.

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According to him: ” The suspect has been arrested and investigation is ongoing”.

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Many Feared Dead As Hoodlums Go On The Rampage In Niger

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Suspected hoodlums in Niger State have reportedly raided shops, killed and maimed residents in the Maitumbi area of Minna, the state capital.

Eyewitnesses said the rampage started on Friday and continued for the next two days, forcing a reign of terror in the area.

A tricyclist, Ifeanyi Nwosu, narrated how he narrowly escaped death when some of the hoodlums attacked him while he was carrying some passengers.

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As I was riding my tricycle through the Maitumbi area, I had three passengers when about four of the hoodlums attacked us. They were brandishing their knives and daggers, threatening to use them on us. They collected all the mobile phones of the passengers.

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“What saved me was that I was swinging the tricycle, preventing the hoodlums from overpowering me. One of them even used his dagger to try to stab me, but in the process, he destroyed the tricycle’s windscreen. I only managed to escape from them. I would have been a dead man by now,” he narrated.

Another eyewitness, Musa Mohammed, narrated how the hoodlums who were said to be acting under the influence of dangerous drugs beheaded a middle-aged man and his young son, who they caught at the centre of the fracas.

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According to Mohammed, police operatives who were invited to arrest the situation were also attacked by the hoodlums.

“Before my very eyes, the hoodlums beheaded a middle-aged man and his young son. They also attacked policemen who came to quell the crisis.

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“They even vandalised their vehicle, but the policemen fired teargas at the hoodlums to disperse them, but they refused to calm down,” he added.

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According to The PUNCH, several residents of the Maitumbi area could not get home on the night of the incident as they had to find alternative places to sleep for fear of the attacks.

The hoodlums reportedly broke into shops, raiding wares and attacking those who attempted to resist.

Over eight residents were allegedly killed while many others were injured in the rampage.

The spokesman for the Niger State Police Command, Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed the attack to newsmen but could not ascertain the number of victims killed.

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“There were street fights, but the men of the state command were able to bring the situation under control. Five ring leaders of the fight were arrested,” he said.

Abiodun said details of the incident were still emerging, so he could not confirm the number of deaths or injuries.

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Police Intercept Stolen Truck With Over N30m Goods, Arrest Suspect In Bauchi

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Operatives of the Bauchi State Police Command have arrested a suspected robber who stole a trailer truck loaded with 35 tons of groundnut oil worth N30m.

Spokesperson of the command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, April 14, 2024, said the truck was coming from Umuahia in Abia State heading to Kano State when it was stolen at Maraban Jos trailer park in Kaduna State.

According to the PPRO, preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the truck had stopped around the park to take his bath only to return later and discover that the trailer was missing from where it was parked.

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On the 12th of April, 2024, the Toro Divisional Police headquarters received a distress call reporting the theft of a trailer truck parked at the Maraban Jos trailer park area of Kaduna state,” the statement read.

“The stolen truck contained 35 tons of groundnut oil worth about thirty million Naira (30,000,000) and was en route from Umuahia to Kano state with a DAF CF 85 model. The Divisional Police Officer immediately led operatives to track down the truck, which was intercepted while heading towards Bauchi state.

“A preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the truck had made a detour around the Maraban Jos trailer park to take a bath. Upon returning, the driver discovered that the trailer was missing from where it was parked.

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“However, the operatives were able to recover the significant amount of goods that had been transported, including the trailer truck.

“The suspect responsible for the theft has been arrested and is currently being held for questioning. The Commissioner of Police Bauchi State Command CP Auwal Musa Muhammad, psc, directed that a discreet investigation be carried out by the state criminal investigation department, after which the suspect will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.”

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