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Buhari is clearly helpless, insecurity is getting worse – PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

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National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus has raised an alarm of increased insecurity across the nation.

Secondus in his speech at the party’s 90th national executive committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja on Thursday November 19, said the country’s current challenges is due to the “poor governance” of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government. He said that Buhari is not providing the leadership needed to address insecurity.

The PDP chairman said;

“Great leaders of our party, before the COVID-19 lockdown our country was already going through some socio-political and economic challenges all arising from the poor governance delivery by the ruling APC.

“The security problem of the country has refused to abate, instead, it has multiplied with no clear solution in sight.

“President Muhammadu Buhari led APC government, under whose watch the situation got worsened and complicated has remained clearly helpless and incapable of providing the needed leadership.

“The consequences of all these came to the fore when the youths, last month, poured out their anger on the country through a nationwide protest.

“Even though the protest was triggered off by accumulated police brutality, particularly by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), it developed into a wider rebellion against injustice and poor leadership in the country.”

On Governor Umahi’s defection, Secondus said;

“You must have read the eventual defection of PDP Governor in Ebonyi state, His Excellency Dave Umahi to the ruling APC on Tuesday and his provocative reason of allegations of injustice against the south-east by the party.

“We have refused to join issues with him in any way but we cannot bow to any blackmail. What I can report to NEC is that the strength of our party in Ebonyi state and south-east is intact and the NWC has taken necessary steps to protect and guard it.

“The real season that informed this decision will soon be exposed.”

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Meet record breaking baby that is ’28 years old’ and just 18 months younger than her mum’ (Photos)

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Molly Everette Gibson, has been tagged the world’s oldest baby, as she was born using an embryo frozen in October 1992, less than two years after her mother Tina was born in April 1991.



Molly Gibson, otherwise known as miracle baby, broke the previous record held by her sister, Emma Wren, who spent 24 years as an embryo on ice before she was born in November 2017.

Both full genetic embryos were frozen together and transferred to mum Tina’s uterus three years apart.

The Molly’s mum, Tina while speaking to the New York Post described her baby as a miracle, adding that she feels honoured to be a part of the process.

In her words,

“It’s hard to wrap your head around it, but as far as we’re concerned, Molly is our little miracle.”

According to Researchers at the University of Tennessee Preston Medical Library, Molly enters the history books as the longest-frozen embryo known to result in a live birth.

Lab director of the National Embryo Donation Centre Carol Sommerfelt stated that, “It was very rewarding for me to see an embryo that was frozen years ago result in the birth of a lovely baby. I feel honoured to be part of the process.”

Tina and husband Benjamin have been married for 10 years and had previously fostered children before considering traditional adoption.

When they visited the NEDC for the process, the couple were presented with profiles of around 300 strangers who had donated spare embryos after their IVF treatments.

According to Tina they weren’t picky, but just wanted a baby.

On the day of her first embryo transfer with Emma, Tina was amazed to be told it had been frozen for 24 years and also did the same for their second daughter Emma whose embryo was from the same donors.

The Doctor in charge of the process, Sommerfelt said,

”As long as the embryos are maintained correctly in the liquid nitrogen storage tank at -396 degrees, we feel they may be good indefinitely.”

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Cultists arrested while fighting over a gun deal

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The Ogun State Police Command has arrested six suspected cultists in Odogbolu area of the state.

The Lagos-based suspected cultists Oluwadamilare Aboyeji, Matthew Adebiyi, Jacob Solomon and Iliasu Jubril, and Odogbolu-based suspected cultists Segun Olubanjo and Samuel Olaniyan were arrested after concluding on a deal to purchase a locally-made pistol for an operation.

Ogun police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said;

“Investigation revealed that the Ikorodu-based suspects contracted Samuel Olaniyan to purchase a locally-made pistol for them, and when the gun was delivered, they discovered that the pistol was not serviceable; hence they came with full force to deal with the Odogbolu-based cultists for betraying their trust.

“While the pandemonium was going on, a distress call was made to the Odogbolu Division, consequence upon which the DPO, SP Awoniyi Adekunle, quickly led his men to the scene, where the six suspects were apprehended.

“Recovered from them were one locally-made pistol and two live cartridges.”

The Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, had directed that the suspects and exhibits be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation with a view to charging them.

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Former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies at 94 after contracting Covid-19

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Former French president, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, who became a champion of European integration in the early 1970s, has died at the age of 94 after contracting Covid-19.

Giscard, who served as France’s leader from 1974 to 1981, had recently been hospitalised in Tours with respiratory problems and was released only to return back to the hospital in mid-November.

He died at his family home nearby after suffering from complications linked to the virus, according to a statement issued by the foundation he had set up and chaired.

“His state of health had worsened and he died as a consequence of Covid-19,” his family said in a statement to AFP.

The Foundation Valéry Giscard d’Estaing tweeted: “In accordance with his wishes, his funeral will take place in the strictest family intimacy.”

Giscard was known for steering the modernisation of French society during his presidency, including allowing divorce by mutual consent and legalising abortion.

He was elected president at 48, coming to power after years of Gaullist rule, and sought to liberalise the economy and social attitudes. He was credited with launching major projects including France’s high-speed TGV train network.

The head of President Emmanuel Macron’s ruling party in parliament, Christophe Castaner, said: “His modern and resolutely progressive policies … will long mark his legacy.”

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