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Ex-NYSC Director-General Edet Akpan is dead

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Former director-general of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Edet Akpan, is dead.

Mr Akpan, a retired major general in the Nigerian army, died Friday morning in his home in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, two persons who work as his domestic aides confirmed his death on Saturday.

One of Akpan’s aide said his death was shocking and that they were too shocked to break the sad news to Mr Akpan’s wife who lives in the same home with the late husband.

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Mr Akpan was commissioned a lieutenant in the Nigerian army in 1968 and was appointed the director-general of NYSC in 1984. He was promoted to the rank of a major general in 1994.

Mr Akpan was actively involved in Akwa Ibom politics and was one of the most influential politicians between 1999 and 2007, during the administration of Victor Attah, the second civilian governor of Akwa Ibom.

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One of the sad moments in his post-retirement life was in February 2010 when he was abducted inside a church, Qua Iboe Church, at his hometown, Nsit Atai, by gunmen who shot and killed a woman, a police officer, and a soldier.

That was during the administration of Godswill Akpabio when the oil-rich state recorded several unresolved abductions and killings.

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Akpan was arrested for alleged involvement in ballot stealing during the April 2015 general elections in Akwa Ibom state. He was detained for four days by the State Security Service in Uyo and later charged to court.

The retired general retired from active politics after his tumultuous experience during the Akpabio era, and lived a quiet life with his family in Uyo.

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Drivers exchange blow at Berger area of Abuja (Photos)

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Drivers exchange blow at the Berger area of Abuja on Monday.

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Covid-19: Ondo records two new deaths

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Covid-19: Ondo records two deaths

Two new COVID-19 related deaths have been recorded in Ondo State.

Governor of Ondo State,  Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, made the disclosure on his verified Twitter handle on Monday.

According to Akeredolu, three new confirmed cases of the deadly virus were also recorded.

With the two new deaths, the total number of deaths recorded in the state now stands at four.

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While revealing that the two patients who were part of the three new cases discovered passed on at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, UNIMEDTH, Ondo town, Ondo State.

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The governor’s tweet reads, “Today, we recorded three new cases and an unprecedented number of deaths from #COVID19Nigeria in Ondo State.

“Two of the new cases passed on at UNIMED in Ondo town this morning. The third case is currently at the IDH in Akure undergoing treatment,” Akeredolu tweeted.

 

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Dumitru Comanescu: World’s oldest man reveals secret to his long life

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Dumitru Comanescu: World’s oldest man,111, reveals secret to his long life

The new world’s oldest man, Dumitru Comanescu, aged 111 years and 203 days old, has revealed his personal recipe to long life.

The Romanian super-centenarian was born on 8 November 1908 in Proviţa de Jos, Drăgăneasa commune, in the county of Prahova.

The Guinness World Records have confirmed his status as the world’s oldest man after Bob Weighton, who was 112 years old, died from cancer.

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‘I feel honoured and blessed to be, officially, the oldest man in the world and to represent Romania at the highest level! It’s incredible!’ Daily Mail quoted Comanescu as saying in an interview.

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He went on to reveal that the secret of his long life was the love of his wife, sons, and grandchildren and told fans that ‘I hope you will outgrow me’.

Comanescu graduated from university in 1933 and worked as an agricultural engineer and in plant pathology for 70 years.

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Comanescu currently lives at the Bucharest Center for Seniors.

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