Nigeria’s APC lawmakers were caught on camera jumping fence to gain access into the Nigerian National Assemble after members of the State Security Service (SSS) took over the National Assembly ahead of the today’s House of Reps meeting aimed at discussing emergency rule extension in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa states.
BOKO HARAM: A middle-aged man suspected to be a suicide bomber was on Tuesday afternoon mobbed to death while trying to detonate a bag loaded with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the popular Gombe line bus park in the heart of Gombe town.
Eye witness account said that the suspect tried to force his way through the main gate of the bus park with his bag when security personnel were screening passengers, and was immediately caught by angry youths and set on fire after the explosives were found to have been carefully arranged in the bag and ready for detonation.
The state Police Commissioner, Abdullahi Kudu Mna, who arrived the scene almost
immediately, told reporters that the explosion could have been devastating if it had gone off at the same location where about 10 persons died after a bomb exploded barely three weeks ago.
According to him, he was pleased with the response of the Police and other security outfits even though the suspect was mobbed to death by the angry youths.
He explained that the man tried to force himself into the park even when the security men at the gate insisted that his bag must be searched. This made onlookers suspicious prompted them to pounce on the suspect and then the mob action took place.
He said items found in the suspect’s bag included five components of rocket-propelled grenades and other forms of ammunition .The police had since cordoned off the area and dispersed onlookers from the place.
He also cautioned members of the public to be more alert and security conscious.
Less than three weeks ago, a bomb was detonated in the park killing no fewer that 10 persons in the morning when business at the park was at its peak.
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A 91-year-old Polish woman started stirring in the morgue after 11 hours in the cold room.
Janina Kolkiewicz had been declared dead by her physician in an eastern Polish town called Ostrow Lubelski. He found her without a pulse and filled out her death certificate, Polish newspaper Dziennik Wschodni reported last week. Her family started making funeral arrangements.
Then she woke up in “cold storage” and asked for hot tea and pancakes.
“I was sure she was dead,” Wieslawa Czyz, a physician who examined her, told TV station TVP, BBC News reported. “I’m stunned, I don’t understand what happened. Her heart had stopped beating, she was no longer breathing.”
But Kolkiewicz isn’t the first to “return from the dead,” as headlines often say. An anatomical pathology technician told the Guardian the woman likely had a pulse — but a very weak one.
“Even within the medical community there is debate over what really constitutes death, and it is seen less as a single event and more as a process,” Carla Valentine, technical curator at Barts Pathology Museum, wrote in a Guardian op-ed. “It involves several different mechanisms ceasing, not just one, which is why there can be ethical arguments around brain stem death — when the person is in fact deceased but their tissues can be artificially kept alive.”
It happens, Valentine said.
In January, a 24-year-old Kenyan man named Paul Mutora woke up in a morgue after he had allegedly tried to kill himself by swallowing insecticide. When the technicians heard noises, “the mortuary attendant and a worker took to their heels screaming,” a witness told a local newspaper.
“This was a mistake from the start and I apologize to my father,” Mutora said.
In February, 78-year-old Walter Williams started kicking in a body bag in an embalming room in a Mississippi funeral home. Coroner Dexter Howard called an ambulance and had him taken to a hospital. He said he thought Williams’s pacemaker had temporarily stopped working.
Then he called the family.
“He said, ‘Gracie, don’t get upset. We’re fixing to take your daddy to the hospital,’” Williams’s daughter Gracie Williams told the Clarion-Ledger. “I said, ‘What?’ And he told me, ‘He’s back moving.’”
Later, when they asked him what happened, he said he woke up in the hospital.
“He said, ‘I had to be sleeping through all this,’ and [Williams's daughter] Sarah said, ‘Daddy you were dead,’ ” Gracie Williams added.
Unfortunately, two weeks later, he really did die.
There’s a term for such resurrections: the “Lazarus phenomenon,” which refers to the biblical story of Jesus summoning Lazarus from his tomb.
The phenomenon is described as “delayed return of spontaneous circulation after cessation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation,” according to a 2007 study published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. Researchers counted 38 documented cases, including three where the “deceased” made it as far as the morgue before coming back to life.
However, such cases are likely underreported, the study said, in part because declaring someone dead who isn’t can have legal repercussions, especially if paramedics or doctors ceased resuscitation efforts.
Example: In April, the family of an 80-year-old grandmother revived a medical malpractice suit, claiming she had been zipped up in a body bag — alive — and put in a hospital morgue’s freezer where she froze to death.
Maria de Jesus Arroyo was declared dead in the summer of 2010 after going into cardiac arrest. She was pronounced dead at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles. She allegedly wasn’t.
When Arroyo’s body arrived at the mortuary a few days later, it was face down. The body bag was halfway unzipped, and her face was battered — a broken nose, bumps and bruises, court documents said.
The problem is that even some doctors don’t quite know what death is and rely solely on the absence of a heartbeat and respiration, according to the research.
“Death should not be certified in any patient immediately after stopping CPR, and one should wait at least 10 minutes, if not longer, to verify and confirm death beyond doubt,” according to the 2007 study.
In other words, don’t be so quick to call for a body bag.
Many could not fight back tears when names of those killed were called out and a procession of giant mortuary trucks carrying the bodies, slowly drove past the gathering to the tune of the “death march” played by the police band.
A total of 116 people — including 81 South Africans — were killed on September 12 when a multi-storey guesthouse collapsed at a Lagos mega-church.
The bodies were flown home aboard a cargo plane, two months after the accident, leaving behind another 11 victims to be repatriated after the DNA identification process is complete.
People were crushed when the guesthouse that provided lodging for foreign followers of popular Nigerian preacher and televangelist Temitope Balogun Joshua, commonly known as TB Joshua, was reduced to a pile of shattered concrete and twisted metal.
“This is indeed a sombre moment for our nation, the nation is in mourning,” said South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, leading the ceremony in Pretoria.
“This tragedy in many ways has united us in grief, it has reminded us of our shared humanity,” he said.
Ramaphosa shook hands with bereaved family members, many of whom wore white TB Joshua’s church scarves around their necks.
Franzette Saul, who lost her cousin Dan Samuels in the disaster, said the victims had visited the Nigerian preacher in search of salvation.
“They believed he would heal them… then the opposite happened,” said the 31-year-old from Cape Town.
Earlier today, Nigeria’s APC Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar posted a picture of himself shaking the hand of a physically challenged man with his left hand and he had this to say: “It was a great honour shaking the hands of Ayo, a physically challenged supporter, who came from afar to meet with me.”
Nigerian Social Media Commentators had since bashed the former vice president’s gesture and tagged it ‘dehumanising and humiliating’ as Atiku would not shake his colleagues in like manner.
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The suspended General Superintendent of Assemblies of God Church Nigeria, Rev. Paul Emeka, has been arrested and detained by the Nigerian Police Force for alleged certificate forgery and parading himself as a professor of Theology.
Punch Reported that “Rev. Emeka who was interrogated by the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Abuja, on Wednesday, may be arraigned in court on Friday. If convicted, he may be jailed for between 10 and 21 years”.
The cleric was recently sacked as the leader of the AGC in what has been described as a conspiracy of the past leadership to cover up their dirty tracks and install their anointed son Rev. Chidi Okoroafor in place of Paul Emeka.
Following the installation of Rev. Chidi Okoroafor as the General Superintendent of Assemblies of God Church Nigeria, a dissatisfied member of the church who lives in America hinted our reporters that “Chidi Okoroafor is not a better replacement for Paul Emeka”. She further exposed how Rev. Chidi Okoroafor made sexual advances at her when he travelled to preach in the United States claiming that she has evidence to that effect.
Africa Thisday has made efforts to reach Rev. Chidi Okoroafor to hear his side of the story but our efforts proved abortive.
However, Punch reported that “Rev. Emeka confessed to Police interrogators that he purchased the professorship certificate from one Prof. Okoro, who was deported from the United States to Nigeria”.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, confirmed the detention of the cleric to Punch and his planned arraignment in court for certificate forgery.
He said, “I am aware that Rev. Emeka is with us and he was interrogated on Wednesday by detectives for parading himself as a professor. He may be arraigned in court on Friday.”
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Nigeria’s islamic extremist sect, Boko Haram have released a recent video to AFP. The video shows the leader of the sect teaching the residents of the city they had captured in the Northern part of Nigeria while another clip of the video shows the residents of the city being entertained by Boko Haram insurgents. The fact that Boko Haram members can move freely on the streets of Nigeria spells danger for the rest of Nigerians.