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May 22, 2022

Fatal Motor Accident Claims 11 Lives In Jigawa


 

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, says eleven persons lost their while others sustained varying degrees of injuries in a motor accident Taura Local Government Area of Jigawa State.


Spokesman of the Jigawa State NSCDC Command, CSC. Adamu Shehu, confirmed the incident to DAILY POST on Sunday.


He said the incident happened on Saturday evening at Kwanar Kangal along Kano- Hadejia road in Taura.


Adamu said the accident happened when the driver of Golf 3, gray in color with Reg. Number AA 177 GML, lost control and rammed into a bush.


He said the NSCDC officers and policemen visited the scene after receiving the report and rushed the victims to Ringim General hospital for urgent medical attention.


According to him, six out of the victims died on the spot, while five died while receiving treatment.


Eyewitness also told DAILY POST that the accident happened as a result of overloading and recklessness.






May 22, 2022

Buhari Appoints Nwabuoku To Oversee Office Of Accountant General

Mr Anamekwe Chukwunyere Nwabuoku

 

Following the ongoing investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Ahmed Idris, for financial impropriety, the federal government has appointed Mr Anamekwe Chukwunyere Nwabuoku to oversee the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF).


According to a letter dated 20th May 2022 and signed by Aliyu Ahmed, Permanent Secretary (Finance), Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, the appointment is pending the outcome of the investigation.


 Tanko Abdullahi, Special Adviser, Media & Communications, to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, said in a statement, last night, “in this position, Mr Anamekwe is expected to carry out his duty in strict compliance with extant rules and observe the highest sense of professionalism expected of an officer working at his level.


“Mr. Anamekwe was born on 15th October 1962 to the family of Mr Robert O. Anamekwe in Shims Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.


“He holds Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy from the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu, and a Master of Science (M.Sc) in Financial Management from Common Wealth University, Belize.


“He started his civil service career with the Centre for Democratic Studies (CDS) and rose to the position of Principal Accountant between 1992 and 1995. He was deployed to the Office of the AGF, Abuja from 1996 to 2001 as Assistant Chief Accountant. 


“He served at the National Assembly, Office of the Senate President from 2001 to 2003 as Special Assistant to the Senate President on Public Affairs and his duties included Advisory Services to the Senate President on Media and other issues.


” He assumed duty as Chief Accountant in the Ministry of Defence Headquarters, Abuja and served as Head of Accounts Administration.

 

“Following his promotion to Assistant Director Accounts, he was placed in charge of Funds in the Ministry from 2009 to 2012. He became a Deputy Director (Accounts) in 2012 and was deployed to the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) as Supervisory Officer of Ecological Funds Accounts and other related matters.


” He was promoted to Director (Accounts) in 2017 and was posted to Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation. He was the Director ( Finance and Accounts) Ministry of Defence, Headquarters, Abuja from May 2019 to March 2021.


“Currently, he is Director, Inspectorate Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, and presently he is overseeing the office of the Accountant General of the Federation.


“Mr Anamekwe, who has attended several management courses both locally and internationally, is a Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Fellow, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), and a member of Nigeria Institute of Management ( NIM).”



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May 22, 2022

Salah & Son Heung-min Emerges English Premier League Joint Top Goalscorer


 

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and Tottenham's Son Heung-min will share the Premier League's Golden Boot award after finishing the season tied on 23 goals.


Egyptian Salah began the final day one goal clear of the South Korean at the top of the scoring charts.


Son scored twice in Tottenham's 5-0 win at Norwich but Salah struck late on as the Reds beat Wolves 3-1.


It is the third time Salah has won the award.


He previously claimed the Golden Boot in 2017-18, when he scored 32 times, and in 2018-19 season, when he finished with 22 goals.


In the latter case, Salah was involved in a three-way tie at the top of the scoring charts alongside his Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane and then-Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.


Salah's total of 23 goals this season includes one hat-trick, which he scored in a 5-0 win at Manchester United on 24 October.


Twenty of his strikes had come by 12 March but his scoring form tailed off after that, with two in a 4-0 win at home to Manchester United on 19 April and one more against Wolves.



Mohamed Salah scored in seven Premier League games in a row between August and October


In contrast to Salah's finish to the season, Son struck nine times in his last 10 games, including six in his final five, to shoot up the scoring charts.


He managed one hat-trick this season, in a 4-0 win at Aston Villa in April.


"It's incredible to have this award," Son said. "I can't believe it. I got really emotional. I dreamed of it as a child. Literally it's my in hands. I can't believe it."


Ederson and Alisson share Golden Glove


Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson and Liverpool number one Alisson share the Golden Glove award after finishing the season on 20 clean sheets each.


Ederson has missed just one game for the Premier League champions this term - a 2-0 win over Burnley in October - while Alisson was only absent for the Reds' 5-0 win at Watford in October and the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge in January.


The duo finish ahead of Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who ends the campaign on 17 clean sheets.


Ederson was the outright winner of the award in each of the past two campaigns, while Alisson won the award in 2018-19.


Playmaker of the Season


The Premier League's Playmaker of the Season award, which was introduced in 2017-18 for the player with the most assists, also goes to Salah.


The Egyptian ends the season on 13 assists, one better than his Liverpool colleague Trent Alexander-Arnold.


Salah has now reached double figures for goals and assists in four of his five league campaigns at Anfield. The only time he failed to do so was in 2020-21, when he only set up five league goals.


Salah's Liverpool team-mate Andrew Robertson, Chelsea's Mason Mount and West Ham's Jarrod Bowen all finish the campaign on 10 assists.



Goal.com



May 22, 2022

C'River: Essien Ayi Emerges PDP Flag-bearer For Akpabuyo/Calabar South/Bakassi Federal Constituency

Rt. Hon. Essien Ago 

By Obio Monday

 Rt. Hon. Essien Ayi, Member of Nigeria's House of Representatives representing Calabar South/Akpabuyo/Bakassi  Federal Constituency in Cross River State has emerged the flag-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for next year's House of Representatives election for a record 6th time, GRASSROOT REPORTERS reports.


Hon. Ayi was first elected in 2003. He was re-elected in 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019.


The lawmaker who had been accused by some of his constituents of underperformance, was elected today at the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar.

May 22, 2022

Russian President Bans US President, Zuckerberg, 961 Others From Entering Russia (FULL LIST)


 


Russia Bans Biden, Zuckerberg, 961 Americans From Entering The Country by fergie001: 7:27pm

Russia blacklists and bans 963 American citizens from entering the Russian Federation.


In the context of responding to the constantly imposed anti-Russian sanctions by the United States and in connection with incoming requests about the personal composition of our national "stop list", the Russian Foreign Ministry publishes a list of American citizens who are permanently banned from entering the Russian Federation.


We emphasize that the hostile actions taken by Washington, which boomerang against the United States itself, will continue to receive a proper rebuff. Russian counter-sanctions are forced and aimed at forcing the ruling American regime, which is trying to impose a neo-colonial "rules-based world order" on the rest of the world, to change its behavior, recognizing new geopolitical realities.


Russia does not seek confrontation and is open to honest, mutually respectful dialogue, separating the American people, who are always respected by us, from the US authorities, who incite Russophobia, and those who serve them. It is these people who are included in the Russian "black list".


The "Stop-list" include persons from the defence, Press, Political circle, Judiciary, private citizens, Congress and the IT world, prominent of whom are:


The US President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., his son Hunter and Vice President Kamala Devi Harris placed at Numbers 31, 32 and 868 respectively.


Others are:


US Secretary of State: Anthony John Blinken (No 68)

Hilary Diane Rodham Clinton (No 356),

White House Press Secretary: Jennifer Rene Psaki (No 629)

Speaker, US House of Reps: Nancy Patricia Pelosi (No 598)

Ex-US Sec of State to President Trump: Mike Pompeo (No 619)

Former NSA to President Trump: John Bolton (No 73)

CIA Director: William Joseph Burns (No 53)

US Secretary of Defense: James Lloyd Austin III (No 580)

US Deputy secretary of the Treasury: Adewale Adeyemo (No 4).


Others like Meta Chairman, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (No 907) and Open Society Institute Founder, George Soros (No 726) also made the list.


Actors/Filmmakers, Robert Reiner (No 637) and Morgan Freeman (No 840) who notably launched "The Committee to Investigate Russia," a nonprofit focused on fighting Russian interference in U.S. elections in 2017 were not left out


Even the dead made the cut as Three former US Senators who are deceased made the list:


John Sidney McCain III: A former Republican US Presidential Candidate in 2008 and a sitting US Senator (R-Arizona) until his death on August 25, 2018. (He appeared on No 475)


Harry Mason Reid: A long-serving US Senator (1987-2017: D-Nevada) who died on December 28, 2021 also appeared on (No 648).


Orrin Grant Hatch: The longest Serving Republican Senator in US history (1977-2019: R-Utah) died on April 23, 2022 also appeared on (No 906).

See full list



May 22, 2022

Progress Wins Nigerian Idol 2022 Season 7

Progress wins Nigerian Idol 2022 Season 7 .

 

Progress has emerged the winner of the Nigerian Idol Season 7.


This was announced at the Grand Finale which was broadcasted across Africa Magic stations on Sunday.


The show’s host, IK Osakioduwa, announced Progress as the winner after he battled with Zadok, for the grand prize worth N100m.


After weeks of watching the top 12 contestants singing their hearts out on the live shows to earn fan votes, Progress and Zadok emerged as the final two.


For the finale, D’banj and Simi, who are also judges for the show, performed on stage and thrilled the audience.


D’banj had a performance with the two finalists, while the season 6 winner, Kingdom Kroseide, performed with the other 10 finalists.


As the winner of the competition, Progress goes home with a cash prize of N30m, a brand new SUV, a Bigi-branded refrigerator and a year’s supply of Bigi drinks.


He will also get to record an Extended Play album produced by a leading music producer in Nigeria and a music video, a weekend getaway from TravelBeta, and a DStv Explora fully installed with a 12 months premium subscription.


Punch

May 22, 2022

C'River: Eta Mbora Wins PDP Reps Ticket For The 4th Time; Party Postpones Assembly Primaries

Rt. Hon. Eta Mbora

 By Obio Monday


Three-term lawmaker representing Odukpani/Calabar Municipality in the House of Representatives, Rt Hon. Eta Mbora has been declared winner of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, House of Representatives primaries conducted today in Calabar.


Hon. Mbora, who is gunning for the fourth term was earlier adopted as the consensus candidate of the party for the constituency.


In a related development, the PDP has postponed the House of Assembly primaries earlier scheduled for today, to tomorrow due to late arrival of voting materials and in some constituencies, insufficient materials.


GRASSROOTREPORT REPORTERS gathered that the party members who had waited since 8am, were furious over the delay in the commencement of voting while some of the delegates accused the party of planning to rig the process. 


A delegate who spoke with GRASSROOT REPORTERS expressed disappointment with the process, accusing the party of planning to impose candidates on the party.


The source who pleaded not be named, said other states had conducted theirs and the exercise was successful while that of Cross River State has been delayed, adding that there are rumours that names are being written instead of allowing the delegates to vote.








May 22, 2022

Muslim Body Says Osun Pastor Has Blasphemed Against Islam, Vow To Sue Him


 


The Osun State Chapter of the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called the attention of security agencies and well-meaning Nigerians to the misdemeanors of Pastor Akintaro Joshua Ojo over his recent utterances which are capable of plummeting Osun and the entire South West Nigeria into chaos and religious war.


Just few days into mourning Deborah whose brutal killing MURIC condemned along with her senseless and audacious act of blasphemy, and as if that was not enough, a pastor by name Akintaro Joshua released an audio tape raining insults on Allah (The Supreme Creator), Islam, the Qur’an, and The Noble prophet of Islam Muhammad (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him (SAW), an effrontery far more dangerous than one could imagine and which no sane Muslim can stomach.


Some of his provocative utterances as heard in the audio-visual clip are: *‘We are not as stupid as your Muhammad’*; *‘Your Muhammad is a sinner’*; *‘There is nothing called Allah or Jibril*. *Muhammad is the one bearing those names’*; *‘Go and tell your leader, Muhammad’s brain is dark and he is daft’*; *‘Why call Muhammad ‘holy’, He is not Holy Prophet’*.


Akintaro did not only release his rancorous and venomous audio, he also went ahead to include his two mobile numbers which are: 08034201859 and 08188898410 for whoever wants to attack him but nay, we won’t take laws into our hands and we urge all Muslims in Osun State to allow the security agencies to handle this man’s case.


The South West Nigeria is a more delicate area because of its fair share of both Muslims and Christians and any religious war in the zone could possibly wipe out millions of lives.


MURIC has continued to wonder what actually Akintaro wants to achieve in the South West by uttering such slanderous, heinous, malicious,derogatory, and egregious statements about our Lord, Allah, our Prophet Muhammad (SAW), our religion, Islam, and our book, the Glorious Qur’an.


Is it to incite Muslims against Christians? Is it to catalyse another jungle justice? Is it to frustrate the coming elections in Osun? Is it to mar the economic activities in the region? Or is it to destroy the infrastructures in place by inciting a religious war? All these questions and more keep begging for answers.


The Osun State chapter of MURIC calls for calm among several Muslim communities in the state. Please do not take the law into your hand but remain law abiding.


We call on the Osun State Police Command and other law enforcement agencies to quickly wade in lest we witness another mayhem and loss of lives in the South West.


The Osun State chapter of MURIC and the entire Muslim community in the state will not allow Akintaro to mismatch our gentility for cowardice nor heat the polity of Osun especially, when the State election is around the corner. Therefore, instead of organising mob attack, we will allow the law to take its due course.


In line with MURIC’s avowed motto which is ‘Dialogue, No Violence’, MURIC headquarters in Lagos has directed that we should sue Akintaro. He will meet us in court. This is apart from whatever action the security agencies will take against him.


We hereby, call on the Government of the State of Osun, the DSS, all security agencies and most especially, the Commissioner of Police to immediately arrest the said culprit and charge him to court for his blasphemous positions on Allah (The Creator), our Prophet Muhammad, The Qur’an, and Islam. Akintaro must be arrested for attempting to plunge the state into chaos.


Action against Akintaro by the security agencies must be swift and transparent in order to placate angry Muslims. It is the failure of security agents to take action against such blasphemers and trouble-makers in the past which made Muslims in the country to lose confidence in them. It eventually led to self help, jungle justice and mob action which MURIC will never encourage because we are a peace-loving and law-abiding organization. It is our hope that the security agencies will do the needful.


Above all, the man needs to be in protective custody because his highly explosive audio-visual messages have gone viral on social media. Security agents will be helping him if he is quickly arrested because Muslims in the state are already provoked, and rightly so. They are most likely to get more angry if they see him walking freely on the streets.


This is to enable justice be served on Akintaro Joshua and to possibly tame others in his shoes before another religious war erupts.


Dr. AbdulAzeez Ademokoya,

Chairman,

Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)

Osun Chapter.






May 22, 2022

18 C'River Council Chairmen Behind Illegal Taxes, Tolls - C'River Anti-Tax Boss Cry Out

Dr Emmah Isong


Judex Okoro (Daily Sun)


The Chairman of the Cross River State Anti-tax Agency, Bishop Emmah Isong, has disclosed that council chairmen are behind the collection of illegal taxation and tolls in Cross River state.


Isong, who doubles as the Publicity Secretary of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), said it is high time traders resisted the illegal tax collectors who come to harass them for levies.


Speaking at the second anniversary activities of the agency held in Calabar at the weekend, he said: “Council chairmen are the chief perpetrators of illegal taxation.


Politicians are using levy collection points as settlement of the boys (thugs) after elections. So, you can see that Illegal taxation has been institutionalised.”


He said Governor Ben Ayade set up Anti Tax Agency to prevent the collection of taxes and levies from low income earners, adding that “two years after the agency was established, it has reduced illegal taxation by 40%, and vowed that the agency must make sure that illegal taxation is wiped out of Cross River state.


“We will continue to preach against those who frustrate and milk our state for their selfish gains. This agency is the first of its kind in Cross River state and Africa.


“We know other government agencies have also encroached into our constitutional duty and now we face threats.We therefore, call on traders to reaisit illegal tax collectors who come to harass them. Once there is a mob action against illegal tax collectors, their activities will stop.


“In addition, some politicians who engage in illegal taxation should be punished and not be allowed to enter public offices.


“We are not yet where we are supposed to be but we are not where we used to be.The tears of Ayade will not be in vain. We are not just a food on the table agency. We are a post COVID-19 palliative.”


“So, we call for adequate funding of the agency and recruitment of more workers as most of them are volunteers so that the agency could do more.”


He noted that taxation is the oldest form of revenue generation in the world, but regreted that most people are hiding under government agencies and public offices to abuse taxation.”


To fight the illegal tax menace, Isong siad the agency is not discouraged by this and is becoming well positioned to address the menace.


He added that local government representatives have been employed and deployed to the 18 local government areas of the state and we have also liased and interfaced with other arms of government.


The agency was established in 2020 to prevent illegal taxation in order to promote small scale businesses and entrepreneurship in Cross River state.







May 22, 2022

Premier League Table 2021/22: Final Standings, Results After Game Week 38


 

Today’s Premier League season finale offered so much in the way of drama and despair.


For the first time in years, the title race, relegation battle and European scrap were still to be resolved as we approach the final game of the League season.


All games kicked off at 4pm and eyes were glued to the action across the country as Manchester City and Liverpool hosted Aston Villa and Wolves respectively to determine who will be crowned champions at the end of the final matchday. Despite falling 2-0 down, it was City who prevailed.


At the bottom of the table, Leeds beat Brentford to send Burnley into the Championship, after the Clarets lose at home to Newcastle.


Arsenal did beat Everton but Norwich could not pull off a shock result against Tottenham as Antonio Conte’s men secured fourth with ease.


West Ham failed to leapfrog Manchester United into sixth as both teams lost on the last day, to Brighton and Crystal Palace respectively.



Premier League table 2021/2022


Pos Team P W D L GD Pts

1 Manchester City 38 29 6 3 73 93

2 Liverpool 38 28 8 2 68 92

3 Chelsea 38 21 11 6 43 74

4 Tottenham 38 22 5 11 29 71

5 Arsenal 38 22 3 13 13 69

6 Manchester United 38 16 10 12 0 58

7 West Ham 38 16 8 14 9 56

8 Leicester 38 14 10 14 5 52

9 Brighton 38 12 15 11 -2 51

10 Wolves 38 15 6 17 -5 51

11 Newcastle 38 13 10 15 -18 49

12 Crystal Palace 38 11 15 12 4 48

13 Brentford 38 13 7 18 -8 46

14 Aston Villa 38 13 6 19 -2 45

15 Southampton 38 9 13 16 -24 40

16 Everton 38 11 6 21 -23 39

17 Leeds 38 9 11 18 -37 38

18 Burnley 38 7 16 17 -19 35

19 Watford 38 6 5 27 -43 23

20 Norwich 38 5 7 26 -61 22


Premier League 2021/2022 fixtures, gameweek 38


Sunday, May 22


1600 | Manchester City 3-2 Aston Villa


1600 | Liverpool 3-1 Wolves


1600 | Norwich 0-5 Tottenham


1600 | Arsenal 5-1 Everton


1600 | Brighton 3-1 West Ham


1600 | Crystal Palace 1-0 Manchester United


1600 | Brentford 1-2 Leeds


1600 | Burnley 1-2 Newcastle


1600 | Leicester 4-1 Southampton


1600 | Chelsea 2-1 Watford




May 22, 2022

Relegated English Premier League Clubs 2021/22 Season


 

Burnley Watford and Norwich City have been relegated from the Premier League. Burnley lost  to Newcastle on the final day of the season as Leeds beat Brentford to secure their survival.


Burnley will join Norwich and Watford as they drop into the Championship after finishing third-bottom of the top flight.


It took until the final day of the season to decide who would go down to the second tier, as Burnley and Leeds were level on points heading into Sunday's matches.





May 22, 2022

BREAKING NEWS: Man City Comes From 2 Goals Down To Win English Premier League


 

A resilient Manchester City came from two goals down to beat Aston Villa and retained their title, ending Liverpool’s hopes of achieving a quadruple this season.


In almost what seemed like a repeat of 2012 when Aguero left it late, City had to throw everything they had to grind out the result.





May 22, 2022

Winners Of A'Ibom State PDP House Of Assembly Primaries (See List)


 


Winners of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, House of Assembly primaries conducted today, May 22 has been announced,



WINNERS OF PDP PRIMARIES FOR HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY SEATS:


1. Essien Udim: Hon Barr Prince Akpabio


2. Abak: Hon Udeme Otong


3. Esit Eket/Ibeno: Engr Udofia Friday Udobia


4. Nsit Ibom: Hon Eric Akpan


5. Etim Ekpo/Ika: Rt Hon Mfon Idung


6. Uyo: Mr Uwemedimo Asuquo


7. Ibiono Ibom: Obong Godwin Ekpo


8. Ikot Ekpene/ Obot Akara: Mr Jerry Otu


9. ONNA: Sunny Johnny


10. Nsit Atai: Prince Aniefiok Attah


11. Nsit Ubium: Hon Barr Otobong Bob


12. Ukanafun: Evangelist Emem Udom


13. Itu: Hon KufreAbasi Edidem


14. Oron/ Udung Uko: Hon Mrs Kenim Onofiok


15. Uruan; Dr Itoro Etim


16. INI: Hon Lawrence Udoide


17. Etinan: Uduak Ekpo-Ufot


18. Ikono: Hon Itoro Columba


19. Ibesikpo Asutan: Ubong Attah


20. Okobo: Pius Bassey


21. Mkpat Enin:wem Imo-Ita


22. Oruk Anam:Prince Sampson Idiong


23. Urue Offong/Oruko: Hon Precious Selong




May 22, 2022

Gunmen Kidnap Catholic Priest In Jos


  

A catholic priest identified as Rev Fr. Anthony Agu has been kidnapped from his parish resident in Jos on Friday 20th May, 2022 by unknown gunmen.


Augustine Mario shared the news on Facebook. He wrote;


"Fr Anthony Agu, CMF Kidnapped


Greetings of Peace! Please let's join hands and faith for the release of our brother Rev Fr Anthony Agu. He was kidnapped yesterday night from his parish residence in Jos by gunmen who forcefully gained entrance into the parish House in Fier, Jos.


No contact has been established with the kidnappers.


Kindly pray for the safety and release of Fr. Anthony Agu as you offer the Holy Mass and in your private prayers.


Note: The Reverend Father is from Ebe in Udi LGA of Enugu State. Help is urgently needed in the form of prayers, informations and suggestions on ways to get him released without harm.

Help us in making this reach the table of our State Governor, His excellence Hons. Dr Ifeanyi Ugwuanyị (Gburugburu) and other notable people that can help in securing the release of one of their brothers.


God bless as you pray


Augustine Mario"






May 22, 2022

Oyo State Govt Suspends 2 Health Workers For Diverting Patient To Their Private Hospital


 

Oyo State government says it has suspended two health workers over the diversion of patients to a private health facility.


The state government made this disclosure on Saturday.


Chairman, Oyo State Hospital Management Board, Dr. Gbola Adetunji, who spoke on behalf of the government, said the two affected workers are a Medical officer and a Nursing officer.


He said the two workers were involved in unprofessional conduct, which necessitated their suspension.


Adetunji in a statement made available to on Saturday added that the two officials were suspended after a meeting of the management of the board.


He said that it was discovered that the two people diverted a patient to a private facility for emergency surgery.


He explained further that the suspended officers were petitioned by a relation of the said patient.


He insisted that the management investigated the case and found the two people culpable.


“The Oyo State Hospital Management Board has suspended two medical officers for diverting a patient to a private facility for surgery.


“This decision followed an investigation of a petition received from an affected relation of the said patient.


“Further investigation is continuing by the Disciplinary Committee of the Board.


“Following the activities of the Monitoring Committees of the Ministry of Health and the Board and reports of members of the public, the Board had come to the conclusion that a few bad eggs in the state health sector are demeaning the good works of the majority of the public health workers.


“The Board has had several interactive sessions with a cross-section of the health workers, emphasising drastic attitudinal changes in the course of their duties.


“The Board is now sending a strong note of warning to health workers in the public sector to buckle up or face severe disciplinary action, as the leadership of the Board is migrating from counselling mode to serious disciplinary mode”.