NO DTS 0988: ASEKUTU TASKS EX- MILITANTS ON SUSTAINING PEACE IN WARRI NORTH
NO DTS 0989: EXPERT IDENTIFIES FAMILY PLANNING AS PANACEA TO MATERNAL MORTALITY
NO DTS 0900: MISSING IGBUDU COMMUNITY DEFENCE SECRETARY FOUND DEAD IN WARRI RIVER
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NO DTS 0988: ASABA, NIGERIA, SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2021
ASEKUTU TASKS EX- MILITANTS ON SUSTAINING PEACE IN WARRI NORTH
By Temi Boyo
Chairman of Warri North Local Government Council, Honourable Smart Asekutu, has charged ex- militant leaders in the area, to continue in their support for the present administration in entrenching sustainable peace.
Asekutu gave the charge while presiding over a security meeting held at the council secretariat, Koko to chart new ways of building a peaceful and virile local government area.
He urged them to remain committed to the peace process, adding that his administration was working very hard to ensure sustainable development and stronger peaceful local government.
The Vice Chairman of the council, Honourable Solomon Milkie, on his part, also solicited the support of the ex-militant in providing a peaceful atmosphere in the area.
The Commanding Officer of the 19 Battalion, Koko, Major Ajongbo, who was also in attendance, urged them to be law-abiding.
The leaders of the ex-militants all lauded the efforts of the council boss, at ensuring peaceful coexistence in the area, and promised their continued support for the present administration of the council.
NO DTS 0989: ASABA, NIGERIA, SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2021
EXPERT IDENTIFIES FAMILY PLANNING AS PANACEA TO MATERNAL MORTALITY
By Ewomazino Egbo
An Expert in reproductive health has identified the adoption of modern family planning method as the panacea to ending maternal mortality and morbidity in Nigeria.
Delta State Reproductive Health (RH) Coordinator, Dr Theophilus Agindotan, made the revelation today to newsmen while marking this year’s Safe Motherhood Day.
The RH coordinator said 22nd of May every year was set aside by the Federal Government of Nigeria to celebrate National Safe Motherhood Day to promote maternal and newborn health.
“Motherhood should be a time of expectation and joy for a woman, her family and her community but for women living in developing countries like Nigeria the reality of motherhood is often grim because it is marred by unforeseen complications of pregnancy and childbirth.
“Worldwide, it is estimated that 303,000 women die yearly from complications of pregnancy and childbirth; majority of these deaths (about 99%) occurs in developing countries where a woman’s life time risk of dying from pregnancy related complications is 45 times higher than their counterparts in developed countries,” he stated.
Dr Agindotan posited that to effectively reduce maternal morbidity and mortality to half, the adoption of a number of strategies was necessary, such as the access to modern family planning method, providing antennal care, ensuring skilled birth delivery, and improved essential obstetric care.
Other, according to Dr Agidotan, included providing post abortion care, addressing reproductive health needs of adolescents of which family planning tops the strategies.
Agindotan said that the major causes of maternal deaths (60 – 80%) in our environment to include obstetric haemorrhage, obstructed labour, obstetric sepsis, Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and complications of unsafe abortion, which he said, could be prevented with the use of modern family planning method.
Speaking on this year’s theme of Safe Motherhood Day, “Improving Demand, Access and Utilization of Maternal Services in the context of COVID – 19 Pandemic” Dr Agindotan said that it was apt as it focuses on the need for more awareness creation, accessibility and utilization of maternal health services.
“As a state the government has done a lot in the family planning component and every woman of reproductive age has access to quality family planning services.
“Efforts are being made to ensure we have the same level of success in all the other components as well.
“We want the women in Delta State to be aware that quality Maternal and Child Health Services are available in all our Hospitals and Primary Health Centers,” he said.
NO DTS 0990: ASABA, NIGERIA, SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2021
MISSING IGBUDU COMMUNITY DEFENCE SECRETARY FOUND DEAD IN WARRI RIVER
By Ambrose Ologide
Tears flowed freely from the eyes of most residents of the ancient Agbarha Warri community of Igbudu, in Warri South Local Government Area as the corpse of their missing defence secretary, Victor Onotata Midehire Oghenevwede (alias Ogbogbo) was found dead in Warri River on Friday, May 21, 2021.
There were bruises on the face and body of the deceased whose hands were tied and legs were tied.
Ogbogbo was sporting Igbudu Community anti – cult vest at as the time of his gruesome murder.
The fallen defence secretary of Igbudu Community was declared missing two weeks to when his corpse was found.
It was gathered that three days after he was declared missing, his family and leaders of the community reported the incident to the police.
It was further gathered that three days before his corpse was found, an unidentified corpse was seen afloat in the Warri River by Igbudu Waterside area from a distance.
“But there was a reported case of a corpse floating in the Pessu Waterside. So the community sent people to go and identified the corpse. And it was Ogbogbo who was identified with the Igbudu Community anti cult vest he put on before his death,” a source hinted.
The remains of late Victor Onotata Midehire Oghenevwede have been buried.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Delta State Police Headquarters, Asaba, DSP Bright Edafe who was contacted by our correspondent for confirmation of the incident through test message, replied that he was not aware of the incident at as the time of filing this report.