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Asiwaju -Dada Wraps Up Inner Wheel Presidential Tenure With Goodies For LUTH, Children Home’s Needy.



The less privilege at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital  and  Lagos  State Children Home were all smiles and joy at the weekend  as they became part of many  beneficiaries of the humanitarian gesture of Inner Wheel Member Oluyemisi Asiwaju-Dada the out going President of Inner Wheel Club of LUTH, District 911.

Though naturally humane and kind hearted, a new chapter in the series of her  public humanitarian attitude  began last year, Saturday, 26th October, 2020 when she was sworn in as the President LUTH Inner Wheel.
One year after, and precisely the 15th May, 2020;  her benevolence and success in leadership position as an Inner Wheeler was once again displayed, but this time with  the less privileged at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital and Lagos State Children Home as beneficiaries.
The show of compassion was part of the unveiling of the Inner Wheel Club of LUTH Project for Year 2019/2020 and presentation to LUTH Management and Lagos State Children Home  ceremony titled: *Together We Can*. 

The event was witnessed , among others, by the Secretary to the Board and Director of Administration, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Dr. Babajide Grillo, Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), Professor Wasiu Adeyemo, Deputy CMAC -Clinical Dr. Ayodeji Oluwole and Deputy CMAC-Research Dr Yewande Oshodi,.

Also present were the  Head of the Paediatrics Dr. Yemi Osinaike, Head, Nursing Services Department Mrs Oyegoke, Head, Theater Nursing Mrs Imafidion, Head Lagos State Children Home Mrs Lawal and Mr Junaid. Apex Nurse Children Emergency, Mrs Chater and  President IWC of LUTH & District Treasurer Omolola Fakeye (Staff) and Friends.
At the event a presentation of the comprehensive list of PROJECTS for INNER WHEEL YEAR 2019/2020 executed by IWM Asiwaju Dada was given to include the following

* Donation of Children Friendly Signage at the Olikoye Ransome Kuti Emergency Center, Lagos University Teaching Hospital. **Valued at N50,000* 
* Donation of One Hundred and Twenty-Three (123) School Sanders and socks of various sizes, Packed Confectionaries, and 10th Year BIRTHDAY CAKE of Miss Barakat Adeboye Incoming Club President Daughter to Children at the Lagos State Children Home at Ojerinde Street, Idi-Araba. **Valued at N 60,000* 
* International Inner Wheel Day Celebration: Our Club donated Two (2) Sets of Baby Wears to two Babies who were born at proximity hour* at Labour Ward, Ward C, Lagos University Teaching Hospital. *Valued at *N20,000* 
* Donated Brand New Two (2) Spygmanometer for Blood Pressure to Maternity Wards C2 and C3 respectively. **Valued at N43,000* 
*Donated Brand New Child Vacuum Extraction for Birth Delivery for the Labour Ward, LUTH. **Valued at N39,000* 
* Donated Brand New Fourteen (14) Fans (Eight (8) Standing and Six (6) Wall Fans) for Paediatrics (Children) Emergency Ward, LUTH during the COVID 19 pandemic **Valued at N239,000* 
* Donated several Toys to Dental Paediatrics Children (0-6years) Clinic. **Valued at N30,000.* 
* Donated Books and Toys to Children at the Lagos State Children Home at Ojerinde Street, Idi-Araba.  **Valued at N20,000*  
 *The Club donated Ten Thousand Naira *(N10,000.00)* cash for COVID 19 lock down “Feed the Needy” District 911 Project.
At the  occasion,  out going President, IWM Asiwaju-Dada Oluyemisi expressed her gratitude, declaring that ” It’s been a very great privilege to have unlocked  the hidden potentials in her and a great honour to serve humanity through the Inner Wheel”
She  further used the occasion ”to immensely thank God Almighty for this Awesome Privilege and Opportunity. 
”My Most loving and Cherished Family for their great support and encouragement. 
”Every Member, IWC of LUTH for their Participation and Cooperation (Eniyan ni Aso mi).
”Not leaving out the District Chairman for her Unique Leadership and above  all, the IIWPP for her Motherly guidance and encouragement since the inception of Inner Wheel Club of LUTH”
Concluding  her speech, she implored guests and others who may be led, to ”kindly donate your widow’s mite to support us; Inner Wheel Club of LUTH Account Number: 1019940222Bank: UBA, LUTH Branch.”.

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Inclusive Foundation Mourns Veteran Actress, Rachael Oniga



Inclusive Social Welfare and Empowerment Foundation, a non-governmental organisation has expressed its heartfelt sympathy to family, friends and the entire movie industry over the loss of the veteran actress, Rachael Oniga who died at age 64.



The CEO of the foundation, Chief (Mrs.) Pat Eleto, in a condolence visit to the family, on Saturday, July 31st, said the news came as a rude shock to many, but she believes that the late actress has created a great impact with her career, and her legacy should never be forgotten.



In her statement, Chief (Mrs.)Eleto said:

“It is with a heavy heart that I grief with the family of a sister, friend and adviser of Inclusive Social Welfare and Empowerment Foundation.



“Mrs. Oniga, is one of our great ambassadors, and we were actually working on a project that is meant for the later part of this year when the sad news of her demise came.



“Death is inevitable, we pray for the repose of her soul, and may God comfort all the people she left behind. We also hope and pray that all her good legacies, be sustained because, she was indeed a pillar of support to our foundation, and also one of veterans that contributed immensely to the growth of Nollywood,” the statement reads.



A native of Delta State, Oniga was one of the ambassadors of Inclusive Social Welfare and Empowerment Foundation.

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Alaafin Shuns Ooni-Backed Group Over Alleged Anti-Buhari Posture




The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, on Friday, at the last minute, allegedly cancelled an appointment he gave to a Yoruba group, Ooni’s Caucus, on the alleged complaint that members of the group are “notorious critics” of the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).



The Ooni’s Caucus, which was inaugurated at the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on July 20, 2021, is made of many influential Yoruba persons and is being coordinated by a former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria, Mr Akin Osuntokun.



PUNCH learnt that Osuntokun led about 14 members of the group to Alaafin’s palace for the alleged 11am appointment on Friday, but after waiting for about two and a half hours, the influential monarch sent words to them that he would not be seeing them.



According to a source, who spoke to  PUNCH on condition of anonymity, some of the group’s members who went to Alaafin’s palace with Osuntokun were a monarch, the Olugbon of Orile-Igbon, Oba Francis Alao; a former presidential spokesman, Dr Doyin Okupe; a former commissioner in Osun State, Muyiwa Ige;  a former Minister of Defence, Mrs Dupe Adelaja; a retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Taiwo Lakanu,  Oye Oyewumi, Sola Lawal, among others.



A former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, is also said to be a member of Ooni’s Caucus, but he was not on the delegation to Alaafin’s palace on Friday.



The source, who is a member of the group, claimed that the group had through the Olugbon secured an appointment with Alaafin since Monday, and the same appointment was confirmed on Thursday, only for them to get to the palace and the Alaafin refused to see them on the claim that they were anti-Buhari and were also loyalists of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.



The source explained that the main purpose of the meeting was for the newly-inaugurated group to get Alaafin’s blessings and to possibly discuss the issue of the embattled Yoruba Nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, alias Sunday Igboho, who is currently being held and tried in Cotonou, Benin Republic.



The source said, “The Olugbon, a member of the caucus, was the one who booked the appointment, but he said the Alaafin said he didn’t want to see us because we’re notorious critics of the Buhari government.



“He (Alaafin) confirmed the appointment yesterday (Thursday). But when we got there today, he kept us waiting; after a while, he asked to see the Olugbon. He (Alaafin) didn’t come to see us; we were told he said he wouldn’t see us because we are notorious critics of Buhari’s government and that some of us are close to Obasanjo, who is also critical of the government.



“We were made to wait for about two and a half hours; he gave us an appointment for 11am; we got there at 11am and at about 1.30pm, that was when it was obvious to us that he wasn’t coming (to see us). But he initially asked to see the Olugbon, who went to see him for about an hour. When the Olugbon eventually came back, he said Alaafin would not see us, saying we are a group that is critical of the Buhari government and some of us are loyalists of Obasanjo.”


On whether the group’s mission to Alaafin’s palace was to discuss Sunday Igboho’s matter, the source said, “Of course, the issue (of Igboho) would come up but that was not the purpose of the visit. The issue of Igboho concerns all the Yoruba people but that was not our reason for going to him.”



On whether the group would try and book another appointment, the source said, “I don’t know; we were all surprised that a Yoruba oba can refuse to see his children on account of not wanting to be on the bad side of Buhari’s government. I would have thought that an oba is supposed to take everybody as his children, whether they are supporters of Buhari the All progressives Congress or the Peoples Democratic Party or whatever party.”



But when contacted by PUNCH, the Media Director to the Alaafin, Bode Durojaye, said the reason his principal did not see the group was because they did not have any prior appointment with him.



Durojaye said the Alaafin would be willing to entertain the group if they booked an appointment.




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NMA Reacts As Bandits Break Into, Pick Nurse At Zamfara General Hospital




Suspected bandits invaded General Hospital, Dansadau, Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Friday, resulting in the abduction of a nurse and caregiver.



Residents said that immediately the men stormed the medical facility, the armed men headed to the outpatient ward in search of a doctor or nurse.



“When they couldn’t find anybody there, they started going from one ward to another. A nurse and a caregiver were abducted. They then moved to staff quarters looking for doctors and nurses but could not find any.”



“The armed criminals had earlier attempted to attack Maigoge, a community located six kilometres north of Dansadau town.



“But when they laid siege to the community, the vigilantes otherwise known as Yan Sakai firmly defended the village. The vigilante killed some of the bandits and injured several others.



“They then invaded the hospital to kidnap nurse and doctors that will treat their injured brothers in the forest.”




Maigoge is one of the few communities in Dansadau Emirate known to be firmly defending themselves against bandits.



“The staff of the facility are not carrying out night duties now. They only attend to patients at day time. They then move inside the town to spend night usually at undisclosed locations,” he added.



Meanwhile, the chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association in Zamfara state, Dr Mannir Bature, who confirmed the attack said the association is worried by the unfortunate incident.



He said they would hold an emergency state officers council meeting on Saturday.

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