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 10 pupils killed, 32 injured in fatal road accident in Kenya

Ten pupils of St. Gabriel Academy Primary School died and 32 others were seriously injured in a grisly road accident near Mwingi town, Kenya on Saturday night.

The pupils were travelling from Mombasa where they had gone for a study tour when their bus was involved in a head-on collision with a lorry at Kanginga bridge about 1 Km from Mwingi town on the Thika-Garissa Road at around 11:00 pm. After the collision, the bus lost control and plunged into the Kanginga river bed.

Six others were rushed to the Kenyatta National Hospital with critical injuries while 32 more were treated at the Mwingi Level Four Hospital with slight injuries.

Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu and Mwingi Central MP Gideon Mulyungi led other leaders in mourning the death of the pupils and wishing those injured a quick recovery.

Ngilu said she was deeply saddened by their deaths seeing as they were young people who looked forward to a bright future.

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In his message, Mulyungi wished all the families, friends and relatives of the departed strength and resilience.

Mwingi Central Assistant County Commissioner Mohammed Dima said the pupils were returning from a tour from Mombasa when the accident occurred.

The Assistant County Commissioner said the bus rolled, plunging into the seasonal river. Those admitted in hospital include a teacher, a matron and the driver of the fated bus.

Six pupils had just been dropped home just before the accident, leaving 40 others, three teachers and a Matron on board at the time of accident.

Meanwhile, President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the families of 10 pupils.

In his message to the parents and guardians of the students, President Kenyatta said it was unfortunate that the lives of innocent pupils who are the future of this nation were lost.

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“It is indeed sad and unfortunate that we lost those we look forward to secure the future of our great nation,” said President Kenyatta.
The ten students were among 50 passengers who included their teachers” he said.

The President wished those who have been admitted in various hospitals quick recovery.

Of the injured, 32 students were admitted in Mwingi Level Four Hospital, six of them in critical condition while 26 are in stable condition.

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Ex-Governor, Fayose Mobbed By Supporters As He Returns To Ekiti State (Video)


Mr. Ayodele Fayose, a former governor of Ekiti state has returned to the state for the first time since he left power.

Upon his arrival, the former governor was given a rousing welcome. It has been two months since he left the state after his tenure elapsed.

Fayose stands before the people
The large crowd which came out to welcome the ex-governor chanted his name and hailed him as they struggled to catch a glimpse of him.
Fayose was sighted at Oja Bisi in Ado Ekiti, the state capital earlier today. A video of him was released by his spokesperson, Lere Olayinka on Facebook.
Watch below:

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Nigerian doctors task governors on health insurance scheme 

The National President of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Francis Faduyile has called on state governments to commence the implementation of the primary healthcare insurance scheme in order to make healthcare delivery available to all Nigerians.

The National President made the call in his welcome address at the 2018 National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the association held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

He said that the implementation of the health insurance scheme was one of the two critical elements needed to achieve an effective and efficient primary health care delivery in the country.

Faduyile however commended a few states in the country that have signed into law the health insurance bills and appealed to those states that were yet to sign the bill into law not to delay any further.

“A few states in Nigeria have signed into law health insurance bills; there is still much room for improvement. We thank you Mr. Governor for signing primary healthcare management agency bill and as well as state health insurance bill into law.

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“However, we call for the speedy implementation so that the good people of Akwa Ibom can enjoy and continue to enjoy the benefits you are showering on them in your administration as the governor of the state,” he said

The National President disclosed that the association was in talks with sister associations in the healthcare sector to stem the frequent disharmony in the sector.

His words, “We are currently engaging with our friends in the health team particularly the nurses and pharmacists and hopefully we know that this approach will reduce the disharmony that has characterised the health sector in recent time.”

Responding, the state governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel stated that apart from signing the health insurance bill into law, his administration had also gone a step further to improve health care delivery in the state by setting up the primary healthcare development agency. The governor added that he has released take-off grant to ensure the implementation of the health care insurance scheme in the state.

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He tasked medical doctors in the country to venture into medical manufacturing by partnering with businessmen in that direction, which he reasoned would bridge the gap in medical equipment production and also reduce the huge foreign exchange spent on the importation of medical equipment.

NAIJARAY reports that the 2018 National Executive Council meeting of the NMA had as its theme: “Strengthening healthcare delivery in Nigeria: Addressing legal and ethical issues in health care management”. The event witnessed the investiture of Governor Udom Emmanuel as the NMA Ambassador, and the offering of over 3,000 medical consultations, 144 free medium and minor surgeries as stated by the national president of the association.

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Details of Buhari’s meeting with Governors emerge 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday challenged state governors to redouble efforts in addressing infrastructure deficiencies in their respective states to revamp the nation’s economy.

The Chairman of the Governors’ Forum, Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara, quoted the president as stating this at a closed-door with the 36 state governors in Abuja.

According to NAN, he said, “Mr President, as usual, responded by telling us that the economy is in a bad shape and we have to come together and think and rethink on way forward.

“So, Mr President talked to us in the manner that we have a task ahead of us. So, we should tighten our belts and see how we can put Nigerian economy in the right direction and how we can address the nation’s infrastructural decay.

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“So, all of us as leaders especially those that are coming to the National Assembly and those coming back as governors and the president who will be re-elected by God grace we should not think that things are going to be easy.

”They are going to be harder than before, this was the message of Mr President,’’ he said.

The governor also disclosed that the Council deliberated extensively on new ways that state governments could generate additional revenues for speedy economic growth and development.

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He, however, declined to confirm whether the meeting discussed the issue of the proposed N30,000 minimum wage for Nigerian workers.

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