22 January 2015
A jealous housewife, Rosemary (surname withheld), in Oko-Ogbelecommunity in Asaba, Delta State, has allegedly bathed her rival with acid water and jumped into River Niger.
Leadership reports said the housewife had complained of the frequent visits to the husband by the woman. During one of the visits, Rosemary had warned her rival that she would teach her some lessons.
It was reliably gathered that the husband, a well-known fisherman and a native of Bomadi Community, who settled in the Oko-Ogbele community, had threatened to marry another woman when the wife became unruly.
It was gathered that she sometimes attacked the husband with dangerous weapons.
At some point, she was said to have ambushed her rival and poured substance suspected to be acid on her face.
Police sources at the C Division Police Station said that the housewife disappeared after she attacked her rival.
Delta State Police command’s spokesman, DSP Celestina Kalu, confirmed that the husband of the woman, who had jumped into the river, was arrested, disclosing that the incident took place on Monday evening at Oko-Ogbele Community by the River Nigerbank.
She said that the corpse of the woman was yet to be found in the water while the acid victims was rushed to a private hospital in Asaba where she is currently receiving treatment.
21 January 2015
The Federal government says the highly transmittable avian influenza viral disease also known as Bird flu has spread to five more states asides Lagos and Kaduna where the first cases were recorded in Nigeria. The states with the latest cases of the disease in poultry animals include Ogun, Delta, Rivers, Edo and Plateau states.
Speaking at a press conference today in Abuja, the Minister of Agriculture, Akinwunmi Adeshina said 15 commercial farms and 9 live bird Markets have been affected by the disease in the five states.
He stated that the disease has not reached an epidemic state in Nigeria and that everything is being done to contain its spread in the country.
"We are not in a state of any epidemic. Seven states have so far reported cases of the bird flu – Kano, Lagos, Ogun, Delta, Rivers, Edo and Plateau States. The most affected state has been Kano, where the initial case of the bird flu was found. In all of these states, different levels of interventions, including depopulation, decontamination and quarantine are currently ongoing.” he said 103,445 birds have reportedly been exposed to the infection in Kano State, with 15,963 (15 per cent) mortality reported, while 31,195 and 3,347 (11%) mortality has been reported in Lagos State.
14 January 2015
Three months after Babatunde Williams’s wife, Chinwe, gave birth to a baby boy through a caesarean section; the couple has remained stranded in a private hospital in the Surulere area of Lagos State.
It was learnt that the hospital, Midas Touch Clinic, had stopped attending to the baby’s mother because the family had yet to pay about N500,000 bill incurred so far.