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Man Flees As Hospital Demands N450, 000 Medical Bills From Wife After She Gave Birth to Triplets (Photo)



A woman, Mrs. Evlyn Odinaka who recently gave birth to triplets has cried out for help after her husband abandoned her and their children at the hospital.

According to TheNation, Sunday Odinaka, the husband of the woman allegedly abandoned her and their kids at a private hospital in Okpoko, Ogbaru Local Government Area, Anambra state, where she delivered a set of triplets.

The man, a native of Ubaraekwem in Ihiala Local Government Area of the state, reportedly fled his No. 153b Obodoukwu road residence to an unknown destination following his inability to afford the hospital’s medical bills.

The Nation gathered that prior to the arrival of the triplets, two boys and a girl; the couple already had four kids and were compelled to withdraw them from school due to financial predicaments.

Narrating her ordeal to newsmen on Thursday from her hospital bed, Mrs. Odinaka, a petty trader, said the husband who had expected only a baby from the pregnancy, had pleaded with the doctor to allow him to look for the sum of N450, 000 given to him, but was yet to return two weeks after.

She said, “Before I gave birth to the triplets, there was nothing in the house to eat. I sell sachet water and my husband has no job, sometimes he will do menial work from which we eat.

“We have been living from hand to mouth until the arrival of the triplets and the trouble became worse. My husband has been complaining about how to afford the hospital bill even before I gave birth believing I will deliver just one baby.

“But on seeing three of them, coupled with the already four kids that are not adequately fed, he abandoned us up to two weeks now. Worse still, he has no phone to call him with.

“I’m sure the N450, 000 bill he was asked to pay at the hospital due to complication I had was the major reason my husband abandoned us.”

The nursing mother further disclosed that her daughter who she usually sends home to get hot water for bathing the triplets said she has not set her eyes on her father.

“My daughter said that somebody told her that her father swore never to return until he was sure the hospital bill was settled.

While revealing that she had been able to raise about N50,000 from friends and well-wishers, the victim appealed to the wife of the state Governor, Chief Ebelechukwu Obiano, to come to her rescue.

“Before my husband fled, he submitted a petition to the office of the first Lady and Commissioner for Women and Children Welfare that I gave birth to triplets and needed help, but no response. That may be part of the frustration that made him to flee,” she added.

Reacting, Anambra state chairman, Civil Liberties Organization (CLO), Comrade Vincent Ezekwueme said the family was in dire need of financial assistance not only for offsetting the hospital bill but feeding the babies.

He also appealed for the engagement of the husband with a meaningful job to enable him to fends for his family

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Ghana Election 2020: Withdraw Soldiers From Volta Region Now



Ghana Election 2020: Volta Regional House of Chiefs has released a statement to call President Akufo-Addo to withdraw soldiers and security personnel deployed in the region ahead of December 7 elections.

According to the Vice President of the Volta Regional House of Chiefs, the presence of armed security personnel in the region will intimidate majority of voters on electon day.

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Part of the statement read “The call from citizens is that the House should demand the withdrawal of security personnel from the region forthwith, so as to reduce the fear of intimidation being exhibited by the security personnel,

“Our people are of the view that the continued presence of these personnel and the intimidating posture towards the citizens will prevent them from going out on December 7, 2020, to cast their votes in a peaceful manner.”


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This is Yakubu Gowon’s Response to Allegations of Leaving Nigeria with Half of CBN



On Monday, Former Nigerian head of state Lt Col Yakubu Gowon was accused of  “stealing half of Nigeria’s Central Bank” by the Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat. In his words, “Some people will remember when General Gowon left Nigeria with half the Central Bank of Nigeria, so it is said, and moved to London.”

Tugendhat made the statement while speaking during a parliamentary debate concerning the British government imposing sanctions on Nigerian officials. He went further to say,

Sadly, we know that our banks have been used for those profits and for that illegal transfer of assets. That means that the UK is in an almost unique position in being able to do something to exert pressure on those who have robbed the Nigerian people.

However, the former head of state who studied political science and international relations in the UK in 1975 has responded to the allegations in an exclusive interview with BBC. “I don’t know where he got that rubbish from, I served Nigeria diligently and my records are there for all to see,” he said.

The case is still on-going in the UK courts, although hundreds of millions of dollars have been returned to Nigeria from bank accounts in several places including Jersey and Switzerland.

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17-Year-old girl who bagged seven A1s in 2019 WASSCE dies of cancer



Chisom Chukwuneke is a 17 year-old girl who was adjourned the best student in her school after she got 7 A’s in the 2019 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) has died after battling with blood cancer.

Chisom was indicted into the ‘Hall of Fame’ in her school, Graceland College after her performance in the 2019 WASSCE examination and is said to have died in South Africa on October 18th, 2020 after suffering from blood cancer for so long.

Her school in a post on Facebook paid a tribute to Chisom, it reads;

Forever in our hearts! Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint you left in our Hall of Fame. A truly outstanding student! Rest In Peace Chisom!”

Chisom in 2019 won awards like Best Student in Mathematics, Best Student in Further Mathematics, Best Student in Physics and Best Student in Chemistry.

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