Fake Doctor Nabbed For Carrying Out Illegal Abortion

Fake Doctor Nabbed For Carrying Out Illegal AbortionA fake doctor who allegedly performed an illegal abortion of a six month pregnancy in Akute, Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State has been arrested.

The crime was uncovered by a supervisory team of the State Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) while monitoring the level of compliance of the re-validation and registration exercise of health facilities in the State.

Chairman of NANNM, Roseline Solarin who disclosed this during an interview added that the fake doctor was also discovered to have organised a graduation ceremony for a fake nurse.

She, however reiterated the readiness of the professional body to lead the fight against quackery in the health sector.

“This particular suspect conducted a graduation ceremony for a fake nurse. Let me assure that the NANNM is now fully ready to cooperate with the State Government in the fight against quackery in the State health sector.

Any nurses or doctor found practicing without the prerequisite certificate would be arrested and prosecuted” Solarin said.

While commending the state government for taking bold steps in fighting quackery in the health sector, Solarin lamented that fake doctors and nurses are gradually taking over the profession but  warned that anyone caught practicing without the prerequisite certificate would be prosecuted and shown the way out of the system.

Reacting to the development, the
declared that government was ready to combat quackery in the health sector to a standstill, expressing regret that a large number of unsuspecting members of the public had been victims of this practice

Ipaye declared that the state would not be a comfort zone for quack health personnel, warning that any health facility caught operating with fake documents or not having the new approved signboards by the state government would be dealt with in accordance with the laws of the state.

“I want to urge members of the public to always patronize approved health facilities that have signboards with the new colour and coded number, which can offer them better and qualitative health care services.

”The Governor has mandated officials of the Ministry to arrest and prosecute anyone found operating facilities with fake documents” Ipaye said.

To send the right signal in this direction, over 60 illegal health facilities were shut down in different parts of the state during similar monitoring exercises in 2016.

Amosun Vows To Complete Sango-Ojodu Road By March 2017

Ibikunle-AmosunOgun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has assured residents of Ogun State of his administration’s commitment to completing the ongoing construction of Sango-Ojodu road.

The governor made the promise on Saturday, when he visited some parts of the 32km road construction project, which comes along with five bridges, during the monthly environmental sanitation exercise.

A statement by the spokesman for the Governor, Adejuwon Soyinka, said that Governor Amosun assured residents and commuters whose daily activities are affected by the current state of the road that, “the hardship of this rainy season would be the last that you would experience on this road before the completion of the project”.

While explaining that the road construction would have been completed but for paucity of fund, the Governor described it as a huge project. He said the size of the project was one reason all previous administrations in Ogun State avoided it.

“But we are determined to tackle it headlong and put an end to the hardship always experienced on the road by our people,” Governor Amosun said.

The Governor, while appreciating residents of Ijoko, Yakoyo, Alagbole, Akute and other communities on the path of the project, for their patience and support, assured them that by March next year, “the five overhead bridges on the road would have been completed.”

Ehingbeti 2014: Fashola Reaffirms State’s Readiness For Private Partnership In Power Sector

gov. fasholaThe Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, has said that the essence of the Lagos Economic Summit, tagged Ehingbeti 2014 was for the private sector to draw the attention of the Government to places where its activities would enable the private sector achieve its potential in terms of delivering of service, provision of opportunities and growth of the economy.

Speaking on Channels Television breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, Governor Fashola said that the summit which holds bi-annually was to check the progress of the resolutions carried out in the previous summit and how they had been implemented.

In an effort to further emphasize its mission to encourage more private sector involvement in the development of Lagos State, Governor Fashola spoke about different areas of the state’s economy, providing insight into his administration’s efforts at creating a conducive environment for investment.

Power generation came to the fore, being the focus of Ehingbeti 2014. He stated that the distribution and generation of power were now in the hands of the private sector, which makes it easier for people that have investments in the sector.

Governor Fashola disclosed that for about 4 years, Government had invested in a transformer manufacturing company in Badagry, and this was because they anticipated that when power generation ultimately became sufficient, there would be need to get power into homes, which called for buying of cable, transformers, and meters to measure the power.

He stated that a large number of these assets had been imported into the country but Nigerians could not wait to have power supply in their homes, unaware that “after these assets come into the country there might not be transformers”, but the good news was that “ transformers are now produced in the country.”

The Governor also revealed that the Akute Power Plant now enables the powering of Iju Water Works and increases the utilization capacity of the water works, “Power that should have gone to Iju is now available on the grid for the supplier to deal with and distribute to the ordinary consumer”.

Governor Fashola further mentioned the Alausa Power Plant which he said had freed off 10megawatts of power demand by government from public power.

He noted, “Power is available on the grid and should go ordinarily to private citizens” and according to him, the same goes to the State House, High Court, Magistrate Court, 14 schools, adding that his government had supported some other public amenities that were not state owned, like churches, police formations amongst others.

He also mentioned that in about 6 years, his government had been able to develop three independent power plants, with two more to be completed in Lekki and Ikeja, and for the sustainability of its efforts, he urged that Nigerians should conserve power, “People must shut down appliances that they are not using , it saves money in your pocket.” He also emphasized the need to save water, urging the media to help preach the message.

Speaking on the Resident Registration Exercise, Governor Fashola stated that the exercise was essential and useful for the power sector and telecommunications, to enable them know where their customers and consumers are, noting that it would also require auditing.

“This exercise will require auditing of information for future purposes”, he said.

On the recent controversies surrounding the payment of toll at the Lekki area of Lagos, Gov. Fashola said that the Lagos State Government had appealed the court judgement stopping it from collecting toll at the Lekki-Ikoyi bridge, and had asked for an order to stay execution of the judgement. He explained that when a party is applying that the enforcement of a judgement should be stayed, it is technically a suspension of the enforcement of  that judgement until the court determines if the application would succeed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Policing; Solution To Rise In Baby Factories, Ritualist Den – Ogun Govt

Teenage mothersThe Ogun State Commissioner for Community Development and Cooperatives, Samuel Aiyedogbon, has underscored the need for leaders of Community Development Associations (CDAs) in Nigeria to put in place community policing that would serve as neighbourhood watch. 

A statement signed by the Head of Media in the Ministry, Mr. Ayokunle Ewuoso, quoted the commissioner as saying “this move, if made, would go a long way in checking rising crime rates across the country, particularly baby-making factories and ritualist dens.

Mr Ayedogbon made this proposal in reaction to the recent recovery of a ritual den/baby factory uncovered at a residential estate in Adigbe, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state, barely 2weeks after a similar discovery was made in Akute, Ifo Local Gvernment Area of the state.

He opined that “the issue was shocking and worrisome,” maintaining that efforts to combat such unwholesome development should be the concern of all and not that of Government alone.

“We all have major roles to play in securing our communities, our CDAs should live up to their expectations and should imbibe the idea of setting up neighbourhood watch within their communities to stem the ugly incidents of baby factories, ritual dens and other criminal activities. CDAs should be security cautious and report any suspicious moves in their various communities to security agencies”, Ayedogbon said.

The Commissioner pointed out that now, CDAs need to do more than embarking on self-help projects, but go a step further to collaborate with agencies to ensure all-round security of lives and property in their community, adding that “people will only be at peace to enjoy whatever amenities the CDA provides if they are sure of safety and protection at all times.”

He further advised landlords to be mindful and always ascertain the nature of businesses their tenants engage in before renting their buildings to them, urging  owners of uncompleted buildings to always ensure that the environment of such buildings are kept clean so as not to serve as hideouts for criminally minded people.

On the plans of his Ministry on the development, Ayedogbon affirmed that it would not fold its arms and watch the ugly trend continue, revealing that very soon, leaders of CDAs would be invited to a meeting to fashion out ways of collaborating with other relevant stakeholders towards establishing the neighborhood watch in their respective communities across the state.

Eight Pregnant Women Rescued From Baby Factory In Ogun State

Imo-Baby-factoryEight pregnant ladies including teenage girls have been rescued by the Ogun State police command at an alleged baby making factory located at number 9 Sebanjo Crescent, off Fabolude Busstop, Akute area of Ifo local government of Ogun State.

The police also arrested a middle aged man and a 26 year old woman running the factory.

While parading the suspects at the Ajuwon Divisional Police Headquarters, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Mr Ikemefuna Okoye, described the development as inhuman, insisting that the command would get to the root of the matter.

The suspects are expected to be transferred to the state criminal investigation department for through investigations.

The structure which housed the hostages appeared as residential building but the latest discovery by the police revealed that a baby making factory was domiciled in the house, where teenage girls were made to part with their babies after delivery and a token given.

The 26 year old woman, Angela Chigoeze, who claimed to be operating a divine herbal clinic, has been arrested as the one in charge of the illicit operation which sold babies for an alleged sum of 300,000 Naira (about 1,800 dollars).

“If they give birth, I will sell the child for 300,000. I sell it to women that cannot give birth,” she said.

The state’s Commissioner of Police said the arrest was made possible through information by some residents, adding that the police was on the trail of other accomplices.

Baby factory is gradually becoming a business in Nigeria, as there have been discovery of similar factories in the eastern part of Nigeria.

The discovery of a baby factory in Imo State in December 2013 led to the banning of all non-governmental organization operating under the platform of motherless babies’ home.

About 24 persons were also arrested in January at a Baby factory uncovered in Ilu-Titun, a town in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State by the Officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service in the state.

Meanwhile, four middle aged men have been gunned down and fatally wounded by the command in Sango area of the state while robbing  a Bureau De Change.

Items recovered from them included arms and ammunition and a Toyota Yaris vehicle with registration number EJ 440 ESD.

 

In December 2013, Police also uncovered a Baby Factory in Imo State.

 

Ogun State Considers Extending Deadline For Regularisation Of C-of-O

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun

The Ogun State Government is considering an extension to the deadline for the ongoing regularisation of Certificate of Occupancy and other title documents by homeowners across the state.

Governor Ibikunle Amosun hinted on this when he led members of the State Executive Council and other government functionaries for an on-the-spot assessment tour of the Homeowners’ Charter Service centres at Otta, Ifo, Akute, Ojodu Abiodun and Ado Odo-Ota Local Government areas of the state.

He urged homeowners to seize the opportunity provided by the scheme to regularise their title documents at huge discounts and quickly too.

“Having come here today, i am seeing it for my self. Two or three things came out. One, that the people appreciate what they are doing and that they have bought-in into what we are doing and that tells us that everybody have accepted the programme,” he said.

The initial deadline was February 28.