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Buhari celebrates renowned paediatrician, Dr. Bolaji Ajenifuja, at 90

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President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the renowned paediatrician, consultant and academic, Dr. Bolaji Ajenifuja, on his 90th birthday.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Wednesday, Buhari joined family, friends and professional colleagues of the nonagenarian in celebrating the medical doctor.

The president acknowledged that Ajenifuja had served the country for 60 years, caring for both the poor and rich in rural and urban communities, including families of many past Heads of State.

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He believed the contributions of the paediatrician to medical practice in Nigeria and Africa would always be cherished and appreciated by posterity.

He commended Ajenifuja for his sense of purpose and humanitarian spirit in returning to medical school in 1962 to specialise in children’s disease after graduation in 1959. He lauded him for serving in many associations, which include President of Paediatric Association of Nigeria, Secretary of the Faculty of Paediatric of the Nigeria Medical Postgraduate College for 14 years

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According to President Muhammadu Buhari, Ajenifuja streamlines his passion to ensure that Nigerian children live and grow healthier. Buhari also appreciated the paediatrician for his leadership roles in teaching and inspiring the younger generation of doctors, especially in his field.

He also commended him for being a Chairman of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital Board of Governors for ten years.

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He prayed that the almighty God would grant Ajenifuja a longer life, more strength, and good health to still serve humanity.

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DISCO urges tenants to verify electricity bill before renting apartment

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The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) on Tuesday urged potential tenants to always verify electricity bill status before renting apartments in Kano, Katsina and Jigawa States.

KEDCO gave the advice in a statement signed by its Head, Corporate Communications, Alhaji Ibrahim Shawai, and issued to newsmen on Tuesday in Kano.

He said that the advice was necessitated by the huge unpaid electricity bills by out-going tenants in the Kano Franchise area.

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“It has been observed that many tenants pay a percentage of their bills while some even refused to pay or skip payments.

“This has sadly accumulated huge unpaid debts which are often left unpaid when such tenants are packing from those houses.

“It is unfair to heap the huge outstanding electricity bills on people that did not enjoy the services, customers must take responsibility for their bills in the overall interest of the power sector.

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“This has become imperative in view of the observations made by the field staff of KEDCO and the need for incoming tenants to avoid inheriting bills of services that were never rendered to them,” he said.

Shawai enjoined customers to cultivate the habit of paying their bills in full to avoid leaving behind huge bills which might create issues for intending tenants, KEDCO, and landlords.

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He also called on all landlords to be involved in the electricity bill status of their properties to avoid any challenge with KEDCO.

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Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung volcano erupts, covers sky in thick smoke (Video)

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A volcano in Indonesia erupted on Monday sending a towering column of ash more than 3 miles into the sky and raining down on nearby villages.

Mount Sinabung, located on Indonesia’s Sumatra Island, has been active since 2010 and had a spike in activity in recent days, including a pair of smaller eruptions over the weekend.

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Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center said there were no reports of deaths or injuries from the eruption but that lava flows were possible.

“People living nearby are advised to be on alert for the potential appearance of lava,” the agency said.

Residents in nearby villages were advised to stay at least 3.1 miles from the crater’s mouth.

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Daughter of NY Giants co-owner, Hilary Tisch, dies at 36

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Hilary Tisch, the daughter of New York Giant’s co-owner Steve Tisch, has died on Monday, August 10, after she attempted suicide over the weekend.

Hilary Tisch, 36, passed away in a hospital.

Steve, son of former Giants owner BobTisch, told TMZ in a statement that his daughter Hilary battled depression before she died. He said the Tisch “family is utterly heartbroken and is mourning its tragic loss. We love and will miss her dearly.”

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He added that Hilary’s “mother, sisters, brothers and I are devastated by her passing. It leaves a hole in our hearts and our lives. She, like so many others, bravely fought the disease of depression for as long as she could.”

Hilary, a successful jewelry designer, had struggled through depression for many years.

Despite that, she spent most of her life helping others. She volunteered with Operation Smile, a nonprofit medical service organization that’s provided over 220,000 free surgeries around the world for kids and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.

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Her father said she will be remembered as “a kind, caring and beautiful person.”

 

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