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Governor Zulum Donates House , N20M To Late Col . D .C. Bako’s Wife & Children



images 62 2 Governor Zulum Donates House , N20M To Late Col . D .C. Bako’s Wife & Children

Borno Governor, Zulum donates house, N20m to late Col. D. C. Bako’s widow, orphans
Borno Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum on Tuesday announced a donation of a befitting house and 20 million Naira to the widow and orphans left behind by late Col. Dahiru Chiroma Bako who died from wounds sustained while battling boko haram. Insurgents ambushed the Commander’s troop on Sunday morning.
Col. Bako, described by Zulum as a fallen warrior, was Commander of 25 Task Force Brigade of Operation Lafiya Dole in charge of Damboa and surrounding axis in southern Borno. He died at a military hospital in Maiduguri on Monday.
Zulum, at the burial of the late Commander in Maiduguri on Tuesday, paid glowing tribute and announced house and cash donation to family of the deceased.
“Indeed it is a very sad moment, this is not a loss to the family of Late Col. Dahiru Chiroma Bako alone, not to the Nigerian Military, it is a loss to Borno and indeed Nigeria.”
“Col. Bako was a gallant and dogged military officer, under whose watch Damboa was never defeated. He is humble and committed in discharging his duties, he is part of the success recorded in degrading boko haram insurgency in Borno State.”
“He has been one of the greatest in trying to stabilize not only Borno but even the neighbouring Yobe State. We will remember his contributions forever, may almighty Allah reward him, and forgive him.”
“To his family, may Allah give them fortitude to bear this irreparable lost. To all the soldiers and officers of the Nigerian Military that lost their lives, may Almighty Allah reward and forgive them. The injured ones we pray for their quick recovery.”
“I am reliably informed that Col. Bako did not have a house of his own. We cannot ignore the family he left behind. We share their grief and nothing can equal his life. Nevertheless, I am pleased to announce that Borno State Government will build a befitting house for the family of late Col. Bako. I was also told that the Nigerian Army under the distinguished leadership of Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has offered a scholarship to his children, we will also support the family to compliment the efforts of the military.”
“For the welfare of his family, Borno State Government will relase the sum of 20 million as support for them. A cheque to the effect will be ready later today or tomorrow morning” Zulum said.
The Governor had on Sunday night expressed sadness on the news of Bako’s demise.
Zulum described the Commander as one who inspired his troops and led them in the frontline with exceptional courage which was clearly out of pure patriotism.
He had also said the death of Bako and heroes like him shall not be in vain.

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STOAN condemn looting, torching of NPA headquarters by hoodlums



images 2020 10 28T095459.186 STOAN condemn looting, torching of NPA headquarters by hoodlums

The Chairperson, Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN), Princess Vicky Haastrup has condemned the looting and burning of the headquarters building of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) by hoodlums in the guise of ENDSARS protesters

Haastrup also conveyed the sympathy of all STOAN members to the Board, Management ad Staff of the Authority over the incident. The NPA building, located on Marina Street, Lagos, was torched by arsonists, suspected to be hoodlums, on Tuesday. The hoodlums also set many official and private vehicles parked within the vast NPA premises on fire.

Speaking on the unfortunate incidence, Princess Haastrup said, “Setting a national asset like the NPA headquarters building, which belongs to all Nigerians, on fire is an ignoble action. We urge the government to bring the perpetrators of this evil act to justice.

“These are trying times for the country and it is the responsibility of all Nigerians to protect, not destroy, critical national infrastructure.” The STOAN Chairman said that while it is within the rights of the youth and other Nigerians to express their grievances through protests, such expressions must be done in a non-violent manner and must also be carried out within the ambits of the law.

“It is rather unfortunate that hoodlums hijacked the otherwise peaceful #ENDSARS protest that received global commendation for its campaign against police brutality in the country. “Those who destroyed the NPA building, public assets and private businesses, cannot, by any stretch of the imagination, be termed #ENDSARS protesters. They are criminal elements who decided to hide under the guise of an otherwise noble cause, to steal and destroy public property.

“This must not be condoned by any means and we do hope that the relevant security arms of government will secure what is left of the NPA building and other national assets across the country so as to prevent another round of destruction. “We also do hope that an investigation will be promptly launched into the incident to unravel the perpetrators,” she said. Princess Haastrup also asked government to beef up security at all the seaports in various parts of the country, while protecting port workers against attacks.

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AKTH Mulls Liver Transplant.



images 2020 10 28T094929.559 AKTH Mulls Liver Transplant.

Prof. Abdulrahman Sheshe, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, made the disclosure at the maiden Liver Surgery Symposium organised by the hospital on Tuesday in Kano.The symposium with the theme: “Advancing Liver Surgeries in Nigeria”, was organised by the Department of Surgery of the hospital.Shehe said the hospital has been conducting successful kidney transplants in the past 20 years and has initiated studies to improve case management and treatment of kidney diseases.

“We are doing kidney transplant for over 20 years. Presently, we have over 60 kidney transplant patients.

“AKTH has the highest number of kidney patients in the country. It is time to move a step forward to develop and start liver transplant,” the medical director said.

Sheshe noted that the high manifestation of liver diseases in the country was a source of concern, which needed a comprehensive approach to stem the disease.

“Proactive actions should be applied to reduce the mortality, which is 100 per cent.”

According to him, the symposium will enable surgeons and other specialists to deliberate and fashion out preventive and curative methods to curb the disease.

Also speaking, Dr. Ibrahim Sulaiman of the Department of Surgery, said the symposium was also designed to build the capacity of medical personnel to meet the healthcare needs of the society. That about 100 participants attended the event.

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FG Raises Alarm On Rising Breast Cancer Cases



images 2020 10 28T094749.357 FG Raises Alarm On Rising Breast Cancer Cases

He said reports from Nigeria cancer registries showed a significant increase in breast cancer incidence from 13.7% per 100, 000 in 1960s to 1969, to 24.7 in 1990 -1999 and to 26.1 % in 2000 to 2016.Ehanire, who spoke in Abuja on Tuesday during the commemoration of the 2020 International Cancer Week, enjoined medical practitioners and health institutions to add routine physical checks for early cancer detection in their consultations.He said the situation made his ministry to resolve to harness all available human and material resources to disrupt the pattern.

He said the strategy involved cost effective measures such as improved awareness creation, risk communication for reduction of factors such as carcinogens and self-examination and routine medical examinations.

The minister also launched two documents: the Training Manual, Data Tools and Job Aids for Secondary Prevention of Cervical Cancer in Nigeria and the Costing of the National Strategic Plan for the Prevention and Control of Cervical Cancer in Nigeria.

The minister said the documents were resource materials and crucial for effective risk communication in national strategic plan of the National Cancer Control Plan 2017 to 2021.

Professor Folakemi Odedina of the Department of Pharmacy and Medicine at the University of Florida and keynote speaker at the event stressed the need for actionable research in the prevention, screening and control of cancer in Nigeria.

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