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How Train Attackers Killed Medical Doctor Four Days Before Relocating Overseas



How Train Attackers Killed Medical Doctor Four Days Before Relocating Overseas

One of the victims of the attacks on a Kaduna-bound train was a medical doctor who was set to relocate overseas on Friday.

Terrorists bombed a section of the Kaduna-Abuja rail track and opened fire on passengers, killing some and whisking away unspecified number of people.

Tributes have been pouring in for the medical doctor, Chinelo Megafu, who was onboard the ill-fated train.

The deceased had tweeted during the attack, calling for prayers after being shot.

“I’m on the train. I have been shot. Please pray for me,” she had tweeted.

READ ALSO: Military Rescues Passengers Of Train Bombed By Terrorists

Hours later, Dr Michael Ajidahun, her colleague and friend, gave an update that she did not survive the attack.

“Just woke up to sad news. My friend just woke up to losing a close friend who was shot at the Abuja Kaduna train incident by terrorists. She tweeted yesterday that we should pray for her. Sadly she didn’t make it. She was a doctor Nigeria why..I’m heartbroken,” said Ajidahun better known as ‘The Bearded Doctor’on Twitter.

Another friend of the doctor said the lady who worked at a popular hospital in Kaduna had resigned ahead of her relocation abroad.

According to her, the doctor was bound to leave Nigeria on Friday.

“Dr Chinelo was making an honest living, she was working at St Gerald’s hospital in Kaduna, she wanted more for herself and processed her papers to leave this hell-hole. She resigned last month to leave the country this Friday then this happened. Nigeria why???”she tweeted.

In a statement, the Nigerian Medical Association, Kaduna branch, confirmed that the doctor worked at St Gerald’s Hospital.

Also, the driver of the train, who was simply identified as Sani, has not been reachable since the incident happened, according to sources.

A colleague of his who craved anonymity said that the driver left Kaduna with the train at 2:00 p.m. and was expected back to Kaduna at 8:00 p.m.

“He is a friend and a colleague; we were together a day before he left. We tried reaching him through phone after the incident but his phone has been unreachable. We are all confused but we pray he and the others are safe,” he said.

The missing driver’s friend said his colleague, who is an indigene of Bauchi State, recently relocated his family to Rigasa community in Kaduna

Other sources at the station also said two others workers of the train ‎were among the casualties.
It was earlier reported that two food vendors are among those killed by the terrorists.

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Stop Panic Buying, Fuel Subsidy Removal Not Immediate – Tinubu



Why I Stopped Using Social Media - Tinubu
President Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday assured Nigerians that the removal of subsidy would not be immediate and that they should stop panic buying of petroleum.

The president’s position was stated by the Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Media Centre.

In a statement, the centre urged the public to relax panic-buying that has ensued as a result of his speech.

The statement explained the development is neither new nor an action of his new administration.

The Tweet reads: “The public is advised to note that President Bola Tinubu’s declaration that “subsidy is gone” is neither a new development nor an action of his new administration.

“He was merely communicating the status quo, considering that the previous administration’s budget for fuel subsidy was planned and approved to last for only the first half of the year.

“Effectively, this means that by the end of June, the Federal Government will be without funds to continue the subsidy regime, translating to its termination.

“The panic-buying that has ensued as a result of the communication is needless; it will not take immediate effect.

“Furthermore, President Tinubu was clear about his plans to re-channel the funds previously devoted to the payment of subsidies into better investments that will cushion the effects of the removal on the general public, especially the poor of the poor. This includes but is not limited to investments in public infrastructure, education, healthcare and jobs that will materially improve the lives of millions of Nigerians and increase their earning potential.”

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BREAKING: Court Okays Death Sentence For Hilton Hotel Owner Adedoyin For Murder Of OAU Student Adegoke



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Dr Rahman Adedoyin, the owner of Hilton Hotel Ile-Ife, where Timothy Adegoke, an Obafemi Awolowo University postgraduate student was allegedly killed, will die by hanging.

This was the ruling of the Osun State Chief Judge, Justice Oyebola Ojo.

Earlier, the court found Adedoyin culpable of murder.

The Chief Judge in her judgement said the owner of the hotel and two of his workers, based on the circumstances of the case established by the prosecuting counsel, Femi Falana, SAN, are found culpable of conspiracy to commit murder, and unlawful killing of the deceased.

Adegoke had lodged in Hilton Hotels and Resorts at Ile-Ife upon his arrival from Abuja on November 5, 2021, to enable him to arrive early for his examination at the OAU Distance Learning Centre, Moro, Osun State, on November 6 and November 7, 2021.

He later went missing and was found dead buried in a grave following a police investigation of the hotel owner, Dr Rahman Adedoyin and its workers.

After Adegoke was declared missing, the police were invited and seven suspects were arrested after which an investigation commenced.

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Tinubu Names Dele Alake As Spokesman



Dele Alake

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has announced Mr Dele Alake as his Presidential Spokesman. He also appointed his SA on Digital Media and the State Chief of Protocol.

Ambassador Victor Kunle Adeleke is the State Chief of Protocol (SCOP) to the President while Olusegun Dada is SA Digital Media.

This were the first set of appointments by President Tinubu as the 16th Commander-In-Chief of the Army Forces in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Dele Alake is a journalist and editor. He was a commissioner for information while Tinubu was a governor in Lagos State.


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