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Bird Flu in Rivers State

On Tuesday, the Rivers Government confirmed that Avian flu was back to its state and they had killed hundreds of fowls infected by the Avian Flu in a privately owned farm in Port Harcourt.

The Commissioner for Agriculture, Emma Chinda, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the farm was immediately quarantined and decontaminated after samples which were sent to the Veterinary Research Institute in Vom, Plateau State tested positive to Avian Flu. He also stated that there were no records of human infection.

Residents of Rivers state should endeavor to stay clear of chicken until further notice.


Nigerian arrested for registering British couple as baby’s parents

A Nigerian mother Oluwaseun Adenubi allowed a British couple Rita Ogunkunle and Michael Adebambo to register as her new baby’s parents in bid to get free NHS care and secure a UK passport for the child.

When arraigned in the court she pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation using the passport of her friend, Rita Ogunkunle, to obtain free medical care after giving birth.

Rita and her boyfriend, Michael, registered the baby as theirs at Bromley Civic Centre. They have also pleaded guilty to giving false information.

The Ms Alexandra Bushell the Prosecutor told the court “After the baby was born on June 20, staff realised something was not right because Ogunkunle has severe scarring, which the baby’s mother did not have and there were two different blood types for the same patient”.

The offences, contrary to the 1911 Perjury Act, carry a maximum sentence of seven years penal servitude. Judge John Tanzer told the court that, “The probation service think this is a Nigerian plot to use the ‘International Health Service’ and then take further advantage.”

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Al-Makura’s Campaign DG’s Pregnant Daughter Assassinated

On Monday the 19th of January 2015 gunmen suspected to be assassins, murdered Mrs. Amina Suleiman the pregnant daughter of Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura’s campaign organisation Director-General, Alhaji Musa Illu.

The seven months pregnant woman was found in the pool of her blood with her neck cut and a knife stuck in her stomach in her home in Katsina State while her husband, Suleiman Mohammed, was away to Zaria for his doctoral degree programme.

After the weekend when he tried calling but couldn’t get her, he sent someone to check that she was when it was discovered she had been killed.

She was buried on Tuesday at her husband’s home town in Katsina State.

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