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Female Doctor Dies Over Unpaid Salaries in Nigeria

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Unpleasant was the first working day of this week for staff of the Kogi State Specialist Hospital in Lokoja as the Head of Department of Internal Medicine, Dr. Chukwudibe Rosemary, suddenly died while another Dr. Idris Nuhu and three nurses slumped due to alleged exhaustion and over work.

Also, a ward attendant equally slumped and currently on admission with the three nurses.

According to reports, they have not been paid since February this year by Kogi State Government following traffic payment adopted by the government.

The deceased female doctor, who was admitted last Sunday evening for heart related issues, suddenly developed complications around 2 a.m. as her colleagues battled her for over five hours but lost her in the early hours of Monday.

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On hearing the news of the passing of Rosemary, another, Dr. Idris Nuhu and three nurses also slumped simultaneously and currently on admission at the Maternity ward of the hospital.

According one of the staff of the hospital, her death was not unconnected to financial problem as the deceased was heard lamenting that her name has been omitted in the March salaries payment schedule as she languish in penury for her drugs which are difficult to purchase due to nonpayment of salaries

Meanwhile, the Secretary, Association of Residence Doctors, Kogi State Specialist Hospital, Dr. Moses Adaudi, who confirmed the incident, said the death of the doctor was as a result of lack of Intensive Care Unit at the hospital where she could have been treated when she developed complications.

“There was no (oxygen) spanner to place her on oxygen even when she was to undergo some tests… there was money to carry out the test,” he alleged.

He called on the state government to make the welfare of civil servants a top priority.

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Families Identify Church Collapse Victims in Anguish

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Tears and anguish characterized the atmosphere as the grieving families of 13 worshipers killed in a church collapse arrived at the Richards Bay mortuary to identify the bodies of their loved ones.

The worshipers died when a wall collapsed at the Pentecostal Holiness Church near Empangeni in northern KwaZulu-Natal last Thursday night.

The KwaZulu-Natal Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department co-ordinated with various departments including health, home affairs and the police, to assist in speeding up the body identification process.

Six worshippers were from Ulundi, four from eSikhawini and three from Maqwakazi in uMlalazi.

Describing the collapse, Phumelele Simelane from eSikhawini said worshippers had just had their evening meal and were preparing to sleep when the wall caved in.

Simelane was with her 6-year-old son, who is recovering in hospital. She said she came to the mortuary to support congregants whose relatives died.

The Mthembu family, who lost grandmother Thembi Mthabela, 54, and Andiswa Mthembu, 10, in the tragedy were overcome with grief.

“Thembi loved going to church and she always took Andiswa with her. Andiswa was doing Grade 3 at Nyathini Primary School. As a family, we are very traumatised and it is hard for us,” said a relative, who did not wanted to be named.

Buhle Mzila, whose sister Samke, 33, died, said the family had lost a breadwinner.

Samke, who worked at the Ulundi Municipality, was with her 9-year-old daughter during the incident.

Buhle said her niece, who was in hospital, was in a state of shock about her mother’s death.

“Samke loved the church, she always made sure she attended every service. She played a big role in terms of assisting the family. We are still going to feel her absence,” said Buhle.

A sobbing Mbongeni Langa said his mother had died in a “place she loved”.

The memorial service will be held tomorrow

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CAF Sidelines Nigerian Centre Referees for 2019 AFCON

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Out of the Twenty-seven centre referees penciled down for the 2019 African Cup of Nations, countries like Burundi, Mali, Zambia and Sudan are represented on the list, but no Nigerian referee was selected for the big occasions.

However, only one assistant referee from Nigeria named Baba Adel was listed among the twenty-nine assistant referees selected by the African Football Governing Body.

The competition will be held from 21 June to 19 July 2019, as per the decision of the CAF Executive Committee on 20 July 2017.

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