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The cholera outbreak in the IDP camps in Nigeria reaffirms its public health threat to the country. Evidence on the current epidemiology of cholera required for the design and implementation of appropriate interventions towards attaining the global roadmap strategic goals for cholera elimination however seems lacking.

 

Scores of cases of cholera have been reported in Kuchingoro IDP camp with 9 deaths within one week, newsmen report.

 

Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease caused by Virbrio cholerae bacteria. It is passed on from faeces through contaminated food, drinks and unhygienic environments, and causes severe dehydration. Infected people can die if their illness is not quickly managed with rehydration

 

Further investigations by a team of journalists reveal the deplorable state of Kuchingoro IDP that camps no fewer than 1700 persons. The camp has no adequate water, as only one borehole serves the entire population.

 

 

Recall that EDWIIN in it’s program in July drew the attention of the World Health Organization, WHO, and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC to the rate at which the people in the camper suffer from an inadequate supply of clean water and sewage system, which has been discovered to be the cause of the outbreak.

 

The inclusive-driven NGO partnered with a number of organizations and schools to provide an emergency intervention in July, but the effect was minimal as donations and contributions served only for a couple of weeks.

 

Speaking to newsmen on Saturday, August 7, 2021, Uri Ngozichukwuka, the convener lamented the situation at the camp and appeal to government agencies to, as a matter of urgency, come to the aid of the Kuchingoro IDP, and save them from the clutches of the disease, by providing adequate hygienic water supply by constructing boreholes within the camp

 

Further investigations reveal that the new KUCHINGORO IDP camp has only one functioning borehole that serves over 1700 persons.

 

The camp has no hospital but a basic drug supply window and a twice-weekly visit by a retired nurse.

 

Medical aid camp has also been ravaged by STDs and infection due to open defecation, where there is not adequate sewage system.

 

Some well-meaning Nigerians have been feeding the children daily to keep them in school. As hunger looms over the camp the school is where they readily get at least a meal a day.

 

“We are calling on well-meaning individuals to help raise the living conditions of these displaced persons”, Uri said in her response to newsmen.

 

EDWIIN has been partnering with so many groups to bring succour to the camp. Amongst such is The Education Reform group. A team of resolute distinguished professionals concerned with restoring and redefining the education landscape of the country to meet contemporary international standards.

 

The team lead is Mrs Yemisi Subair, a chartered accountant and an author.

It will be recalled that on May 27th Standard Bearer School’s CEO Mrs Modupe Adeyinka Oni also launched the I-Africa which pushes for a rural online school. The children in the IDP CAMP will also be the key recipients of this project.

 

NGOs continue to bring partners into the camp in so many areas however the cholera epidemic has hit hard with so many deaths within a week. 

 

According to Modupe Oni, one of the volunteers and early education specialists, there is a need to urgently raise the hygiene level and awareness to prevent more deaths.

For material needs, there is an urgent need for a clean soup Kitchen, supply of toiletries, disinfectants soaps. Supply of mattresses and bed sheets and bed frames are also needed.

 

Interested volunteers and donors are requested to reach out through 08024367544 for updates and donations. 

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American Based Musician, Fadojoe Declares Intention To Run For President in 2023

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The United States of America based musician cum actor, Joseph Faduri better known as Fadojoe has declared his intention to run for the post of Nigerian president in 2023.

The famous entertainer cum activist made the declaration on Saturday 1st 2022 during the new year celebration after some Nigerian youths tipped him to represent them in the coming general elections in 2023.

 

information has it that, in October 2020, after the End SARS protest in Lagos State and some other states in Nigeria, the Youths especially those in diaspora contacted the highly intelligent actor, Fadojeo who has personally been extending his heart of gold to the less privileges in Nigeria, to run for presidency in 2023.

 

The Ipetu, Ijesha, Osun State born Joseph, then reluctantly rejected the offer until recently when he saw the need for a youth president to be emerged if throughly Nigeria is ready to move forward.

 

An official press release made available to us by his publicist, Gbolahan Adetayo, claimed that Fadojoe is fully prepared and ready to rescue the soul of Nigeria from destruction.

 

According to him, “Nigeria needs total change of generational leadership. We need to reposition the country for best.

So many things are wrong in my country and it’s high time we stop talking about it, we should try to fix it.

They use most of our Youths to rig elections in order for the old people and the same set of politicians who have been ruling us since 1960s to be declared as a winner. It’s time for Nigerian youths to vote their fellow youths who can deliver for the next generation. I represent a new Nigeria and I am ready to serve my people, to bring about a new country where 1 Dollar will be equivalent to 1Naira, where electricity will run 24hours a day, where roads will be tarred and no potholes anywhere, where jobs will be available to citizens as soon as they get off schools, where education will be free or cheap for every Nigerian, from Kindergartens to Senior High School, where farm will be producing foods locally and sell cheap for the citizens, where resources of Nigeria will be distributed evenly and no part of the country will feel marginalized. Where house rent will be cheaper compare to what we are paying now in Lagos State. Where standard hospitals will be built for us to stop running abroad for medical treatment.

A new Nigeria where the giant of Africa will return to its postion once again. This is the time to rescue Nigeria. Changing the face and the ways we do politics in Nigeria. Let the people of Nigeria sponsor their own president and not someone sponsoring himself to win election by giving us money to buy our future. This is can only happen in Africa. In America, citizen come together to contribute and sponsor the candidate of their choice, if such person wins, he knows that he has to do what his citizen sent him to do. Such president have no reason not to deliver”, he said.

 

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“Save Our Souls From Bandit Sponsors, Land Grabbers in Police Uniform”- Oreki Villagers To IGP

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The Family of Olowu Ogunkalu and 12 other family inOreki Village, Lagos State is calling on the DIG, Force C.I.D, Abuja, The Director of State Security Services and the Lagos State Governor as well as the Commissioner of Justice and Anthony General of Lagos to Save their souls over infringement of the rights by some Bandit sponsors, who are allegedly working with some landgrabbers in Police Uniform.

The said Bandit Sponsorers are allegedly pretending to be land grabbers but in reality what they do is using the Ogunkalu Family land that has been sold to Harmony Gardens and other assignee in Oreki as Bandit training camp where they are training Fulani Terrorists.

 

The Family decried how a billionaire fraudster who specializes in using government acquisition or land that have been excised by government to others to defraud innocent land buyers, one of who veiled as Real Estate Agent, known as Otunba Steve Ajose, and an aliens of Hong Kong origin in person of David Chang of Cento Design, who had successfully built a Land grabbing Cartel now turn to Fulani Bandit Sponsors, as well as other forms of illegal activities in Lagos.

According to a member of the Oreki family, Otunba Steve Ajose, David Chang have been using the Fulani Bandits led by one Musibau Oladiti and some illegal mobile police officers which their engagement with the Nigerian Police is also shoddy.

 

In his statement, “On behalf of the Family, Chief Semiu on behalf of the Baale of Oreki, the Head of all the families that form the Oreki Village, Chief Waliu Olowu alleged that unlawful act being perpetuating by these enemies of peace, put the community, as well as neighbouring communities in disarray, which is also a threat to justice in other parts of Lagos; and by extension, Nigeria.

 

The Family seeks to approach the Media, as an unbiased voice for the voiceless, as efforts made through many letters, protests and petitions written to the Inspector General of Police and DIG, Force C.I.D and AIG Force CID are thwarted by some ‘ Landgrabbers in police uniform’ DSP Funmi EGUAOJE PPRO attached to DCP Dayo Ariyo who is serving as DC Admins in the Honourable DIG Force C.I.D, those who have been blocking other police formation investigative activities of the Bandit Sponsors and Land grabbers in person of Otunba Steve Ajose and David Chang.

 

Among the identified Police Officers are the team led by DSP Funmi EGUAOJE of PPRO attached to the DC Admin, Dayo Ariyo; and one Mr Uba Adams, OC Zonal Monitoring at Zone 2.

 

The Head of Oreki family alleged that the cartel uses DSP Funmi EGUAOJE in conjunction with DCP Dayo Ariyo to harassing, intimidating and persecuting genuine landowners on behalf of her fellow Land grabbers and bandits-sponsors, who they work with through hijacking of cases files and truncate investigation by setting the complainants up on frivolous and malacious charges after doctoring a police report to court for no reason thereby causing breach of trust between the police and community and actions of Funmi has been causing Nigeria Police Force clash with Citizen of Ibeju Lekki where Ajose, Garba Owo-Eiye, Owolabi Sars opersted because the citizens would not really understand that DSP Funmi EGUAOJE is mere a land grabbers in police uniform.

 

For instance; one Abu, a Fulani bandits in the David Chang Bandits-sponsors camp was arrested by the community’s securities with guns and handed over to Akodo police station, only for the case to be transferred to Zonal Monitoring Command in Zone 2, where one UBA ADAMS released Abu Yakubu to the bandits Lawyers and his father who is also a commander in the camp for DSP Funmi to send the same ASP ARCHIBONG to take over the files in bids to truncate justice and use same case files to set the complainant up for kidnapping as usual as this has been Funmi and Ariyo’s way of writing falseful police investigation reports to charges innocents land owners to court.

 

Abu Yakubu that was arrested with gun was set free and ASP ARCHIBONG attached to DSP Funmi has took over files to Abuja in bids to implicate Oreki Family member and Mr Saheed of Harmony Garden and other community members”.

Semiu also narrates how the Cartel arrested and unlawfully detained the Managing Director of Harmony Garden and Estate Development Limited in the past before the DIG took over the file from Ariyo and funmi to GID.

 

According to him, “the machinery of the Cartel had demolished fences, houses of the proposed sites for the Harmony Garden and Estate Development Limited and other station the Fulani bandits with AK 47 now turn it to bandit training camp on the land.

 

In lieu of these, we beg the IGP to ask for our petitions dated Sept. 27th, 2021. One was addressed to the IG’s Office; and the other, addressed to the AIG, FCID Annex, Alagbon, Ikoyi, Lagos. Do the needful including the case pick up by one ASP ARCHIBONG from Zonal Command, Zone 2, that link Abu the bandit who has close to 19 units of AK 4 in his pocession as evident by pictures attached to this release. We as well want the IGP to withdraw the case from the present agents of the Cartel and give an unbiased officers, with proper monitoring with time frame for completion and submission.

 

It may interest you to know that the Family and our clients had initiated a legal proceedings in suits No: FHC/L/CS/1706/2021 and FHC/L/CS/1395/2022 among others and all what we are praying for is the court to compel the Nigeria Police Force to remove all the cases link Oreki Villagers, Olamuyegun and Baba Adisa from DSP Funmi EGUAOJE.

 

As the Chief Security Officer of the State, we implore Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to use the State machinery to ensure that peace continues to reign in all nooks and crannies of the State by ensuring committee. The panel of inquiry is set to look into the matter and bring all perpetrators to book, in ensuring justice prevail.

 

With the valuable resources the Sanwo-Olu Led-Administration invests to ensure that menaces of land grabbing is completely eradicated in the state, elements like Steve Ajose, and his cohort are threat to such mission”, he said.

 

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