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Woman delivers triplets after 17-year wait in Anambra

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By Phil Okose, Onitsha

It was a celebration galore at St. Stephen’s Catholic Chaplaincy, Nkwelle-Ezunaka, Oyi local government area, Anambra state on Sunday, when the family of Mr. Sampson Aniagolu, dedicated their triplets to the hand of all mighty God.

According to the mother of the triplets, Mrs. Nkiruka Aniagolu, “after my first issue, I could not get pregnant again. But as God may have it, after 17 years, God blessed me with these triplets and I thanked Him for remembering me again.”

Aniagolu, who disclosed that the triplets were, two males and one female, gave their names as Chibuikem, Chinecherem and Chizaramekpere, advised couples undergoing the same predicament to trust God.

Similarly, the father of the triplets, Mr. Sampson Aniagolu, who is also the chairman of Valley View Estate Nkwelle Ezunaka, stated that he would not stop thanking God in his life.

The business mogul further poured accolades on the friends, relations and the entire St. Stephen’s Catholic Chaplaincy for their prayers and unalloyed support.

Also thanking God, the vice chairman of Valley View Estate, Nkwelle Ezunaka, Mr. Ezeayom Chinazom, described the triplets as the children of those who have faith in God, praying God to keep the triplets alive and provide resources for their up keep.

Oyo govt’ll compensate cattle owners, treat Ibadan shooting victims (Natnews)

By Ojo Peter, Ibadan

Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, has directed the state’s ministry of health to take over the medical bills of some persons who sustained injuries during last weekend’s shooting incident at Alafara community in Ologuneru/Apata axis of Ibadan.

The executive assistant to the governor on security, CP Sunday Odukoya (rtd), announced this when he led a government delegation to assess the situation.

Odukoya who discovered that the suspected gunmen invaded the area in the early hours of Saturday and fired shots at the animals said that, when the incident was reported to Governor Makinde, he immediately directed the ministry of health to take over the treatment of the victims, while the government will compensate the owners for the killed cows. “We have since briefed the governor and he has also directed that the medical bills of the injured persons be fully picked by the government,” Odukoya said.

He, also, said that the state government has offered to compensate the owners of the cattle, while the traditional ruler and chiefs in the area are collaborating with security agencies to get to the bottom of the situation.

Youths set houses ablaze over boy’s mystery death in Delta (NEWS)

By Nosa Akenzua

Irate youths, on Sunday, allegedly set two houses ablaze at Ufuoma Community in Ughelli North local government area of Delta state following death of a boy in the area.

The deceased, identified as Saturday Eyamekware, was allegedly abandoned at the family compound after he reportedly died of a strange disease. It was gathered that the youths from the community destroyed the deceased’s family house following a disagreement on where to bury him.

Mr Michael Eyamekware whose house was set ablaze told our correspondent that the property was torched by suspected cultists. He recalled the incident that led to the destruction of his property. “About 8pm last Wednesday, my cousin John Obodo, came to inform me that my younger brother was dead; that I should show him where to bury him. I told to him that they refused to let me know, all the while that he was sick and wondered that they want to come and bury him in my house.

“I later showed them the place to bury my brother only for them to surface on Thursday that he could not be buried because the culture demanded that I must be present at the burial.”

“To my surprise, my children ran to me saying that they were burning my house. I had to escape from the house. I put a call across to the military protecting oil installations in Ufuoma but their arrival could not help matters.

“The angry youths, who are not my family members, were cultists who came with weapons and asked me to move or they will kill me, so I ran away from the house for safety.”

Asked if he had issues with the suspected cultists, Eyamekware said ‘We were not having any issues at all and even the properties of a 200 Level student tenant were also razed as she could not retrieve anything, only managing to escape alive.”

But when contacted, the police commissioner in the state, Ari Muhammad Ali, who confirmed the incident, said investigation was ongoing with a view to arresting the hoodlums who allegedly set the houses on fire, disclosing that the corpse of the boy was still left on the family house, still not buried.

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