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Keke rider flees as lady goes into labour in Lagos traffic, gets unexpected help

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A Nurse has taken to social media to reveal how he assisted a pregnant woman who went into labour while she was stuck in Lagos traffic.

Edeaghe Jeremiah Oyakhilome said the woman was on her way to a government-owned hospital after being rejected at the private hospital she had initially visited.

It was gathered that the incident occurred on Saturday November 9, 2019 at Ajegunle area of Lagos.

While the woman was heading to the general hospital, she went into labour by the roadside and the rider of the tricycle she boarded abandoned the tricycle and fled.

“Enroute to general, the baby head came out and the maruwa driver packed and ran away,” he wrote.

He said he was working at his centre when he suddenly heard a cry for help by the roadside. On getting to the scene, he saw a pregnant woman whose baby had a cord around the neck. He was left with no choice but to assist the woman.

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Oyakhilome’s colleague shared the story on Twitter.

He wrote:

“I took a rare roadside delivery of a baby with a cord round the neck whose mother was sent away from a hospital some days ago. Was in my diagnostic suite collating ECG result when I heard people shouting and crying for help. ori! ori! was their yelling tone.

“The said woman was presented in an undisclosed private hospital but not attended to due to the delivery beyond their capacity and was referred verbally to a general hospital which is few kilometres away amidst Lagos traffic and pot-holes….

“Enroute to general, the baby head came out and the maruwa driver packed and ran away. The shout was intense I had to rush out, alongside the doctor on duty. On brief assessment, the baby was observed to be asphyxiated as the cord wound round his neck

“Weighing the option of leaving the Baby to go to the general hospital prescribed, the minute to seconds to death of the baby and the coverage of our facility left me in an ethical dilemma but fetching from legal right of the baby to life that I owe him, I just must swift to action

“The cord was ligated and incised, baby delivered with a minimal fundal pressure, emergency resuscitation began as he was obviously blue and without normal reflexes.

“After several minutes of mucus extraction, mouth breath delivered through a gauze placed on the nostril with a head-tilt chin-lift maneuver, compression of 15:2 the baby came back to life and was cleaned up.

“Meanwhile the placenta was delivered through a controlled cord traction and placed in a newly ordered black nylon after assessment for completeness, exploration was done and hemostasis maintained. Baby was dressed in the available clothing to prevented hypothermia

“This happened on 9th of November, 2019 at about 13:00GMT around Seven-up bus stop Ajegunle, Lagos state.”

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Kwara commends BUA Group for donating three ambulances

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Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has commended the BUA Group for donating three ambulance buses to the Kwara State Government

A statement by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, on Friday in Ilorin said the donation came two months after the conglomerate donated N100 million to the state’s COVID-19 campaign.

“I am so glad that BUA has lived up to the expectation again. It is not just the buses.

“BUA recently gave us N100 million which we are very grateful for,” Ajakaye quoted the governor as saying shortly after the ambulances were handed over to him in Ilorin.

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The governor said that the gradual reopening of the economy did not mean that the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic was over.

AbdulRazaq, therefore, urged the people of Kwara to adhere to all safety protocols, adding that the world now appeared to be in the middle of the health crisis.

“I want to specifically thank the Chairman of BUA, Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu, for N100 million, these ambulance buses, the hundreds of people being employed in Kwara State, and for the internally generated revenue they contribute to the state and for future prospects and investments,” he said. 

The Senior General Manager of the Lafiagi Sugar Company (BUA Group), AbdulRasheed Olayiwola, while presenting the ambulances said they were meant to further campaign against the pandemic which had affected everyone.

“We are stakeholders in Kwara State and our Chairman is very particular about development.

“As a responsible corporate organization, we’re not only interested in our investment here, we are also interested in the wellbeing of Kwara people.

“We deem it fit, therefore,  to support this government in its drive to fight the scourge of COVID-19,” he said. 

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Kaduna completes the first phase of an ultra-modern market

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Kaduna State Government has completed the first phase of the ultra-modern market being constructed at Kasuwan Magani in Kajuru Local Council in Kaduna State.

Facilities in the market which include police posts, clinics, banks, fire service stations, warehouses, and administration blocks have been completed.

The Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Musa, who led newsmen on a tour of the market, said that the construction work in the market had reached advance stage.

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The project, with a cost of over N2 billion, has 224,000  shops.

A representative of the construction company, Hamza Bello, said over 400 shops had so far been completed in the first phase of the project.

He said that about 80 percent of the work had been completed and assured that the remaining work would soon be completed.

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Some laborers at the project site expressed their commitment to meet the completion target given to them.

Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai launched the reconstruction of the burnt market as part of his administration’s readiness to promote equality in opportunity and economic development in the communities.

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COVID-19: Edo discharges 80 more patients

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Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has disclosed that 80 more coronavirus (COVID-19) patients have recovered and have been cleared to reunite with their families and the society after testing negative to the virus.

In a statement, the Governor said the death toll in the state has risen to 43 with the elderly accounting for a large number of the fatalities, urging residents to observe precautionary measures to stay safe, healthy as well as protect the aged.

Obaseki noted:

“We have discharged 80 more COVID-19 patients from our isolation centres. The number of discharges now stands at 498. We lost one more person to the virus, bringing the number of fatalities to 43. Stay safe and protect our aged parents, who are most endangered”

Commissioner for Health, Dr Patrick Okundia, said the state has recorded a total of 1,203 confirmed cases, 6,046 suspected cases and exited 2,532 others, including 2,185 line-listed contacts and 347 persons-of-interest (POI), who have completed the compulsory 14-day follow-up and tested negative.

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Okundia said the 1,203 confirmed cases were recorded in Oredo (391), Esan West (117), Egor (223), OviaNorth East (86), Ikpoba-Okha (160), Uhunmwode (14), Etsako Central (2), Esan South East (7), Akoko-Edo (1), Esan Central (107), Ovia South West (19), Owan East (1), Esan North East (43), Etsako West (20), Etsako East (9), Orhionmwon (2), Owan West (1) Local Government Areas (LGAs).

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The commissioner, who reassured residents that the state government would continue to intensify efforts to contain the pandemic and protect the Edo people, said the state has tested over 6,371 residents and is contact-tracing 2,794 others as well as visited over 1,035 rural and urban communities for Active Case Search (ACS) activities.

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He added:

“While the state government intensifies efforts to protect the Edo people from this deadly disease, we urge all citizens to stay at home and observe all precautionary measures against the spread of the infectious disease, including regular handwashing with soap under running water and the use of alcohol-based hand sanitisers. Cover your mouth and nose properly when sneezing and/or coughing.”

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