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Sustainability Week: FrieslandCampina WAMCO, LASEPA TEAM Up to Clean Up

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Leading Dairy manufacturer, FrieslandCampina WAMCO teamed up with the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) to clean up public gutters around the industrial end of Ogba-Ikeja, Lagos, recently as part of activities to mark its 2022 ‘Sustainability Week’ tagged “Step up for a better planet.”

Stepping up with their management and staff teams, the Managing Director, FrieslandCampina Sub-Saharan Africa Cluster, Ben Langat, and the General Manager, LASEPA, Dr. Dolapo Fasawe, wore gloves and clutched cleaning tools as they marched through Ogba-Ikeja with the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) waste truck trailing behind.

Explaining the sustainability initiative, Langat said, “As a company, we remain committed to nourishing Nigeria with quality dairy nutrition with sustainability at the heart of all we do. We did the clean-up exercise across different states in Nigeria in line with our global commitment to environmental sustainability.

“We hope to drive behavioural change as well as inspire Nigerians in various communities to be responsible stewards of the environment. We are happy to partner with LASEPA on this noble initiative and we look forward to stronger relations with the agency on the strength of a common objective,” Langat said.

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Addressing both FrieslandCampina WAMCO and LASEPA teams, Fasawe said, “We at LASEPA are particularly impressed and buoyed about the “Step up for a better planet” clean-up exercise and look forward to working closely with FrieslandCampina WAMCO on future endeavors towards the sustainable and responsible use of our shared environment.”

While the public cleaning exercise continued in Ogba and Ikorodu, Lagos State, FrieslandCampina WAMCO replicated same in major markets across Kaduna, Jos, Gombe, Abuja, Mushin, Ibadan, Owerri and Port Harcourt. FrieslandCampina officials also donated product gifts at the “Societas Socialis” SOS children’s village Isolo, and planted trees within the premises in line with the sustainability agenda.

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The Executive Director, Corporate Affairs, Ore Famurewa was also an active participant in the clean-up exercise. She explained further that “At FrieslandCampina WAMCO, we are committed to positively impacting both our immediate host communities as well as far flung parts of the nation.

“In addition to the clean-up exercises in key markets across Nigeria and even in communities where we run our Dairy Development Initiative, our employees volunteered as nutrition educators in Secondary schools to teach the young generation about the importance of nutrition and sustainability.

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Gas Explosion kills man while he was preparing food (Photos)

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A Gas Explosion has killed a man at Ayimensah in the Greater Accra Region.

This sad incident happened this morning, Tuesday November 29, 2022.

Mr. Daniel, an agent was killed by the gas explosion this morning while preparing his breakfast.

The cylinder exploded and caught him in the fire.

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He was rushed to the hospital after the unfortunate incident but he passed away hours later.

The body has been kept at the morgue for autopsy and preservation.

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Native doctor shoots his client dead while testing bulletproof charm in Enugu

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Operatives of the Enugu State Police Command have arrested a 23-year-old native doctor, Odoh Emmanuel, for accidentally killing his client while testing a bulletproof charm he prepared for him.

Odoh shot the deceased, identified as Onunze Benedict, with a locally-fabricated single-barreled gun in his shrine while testing the potency of the charm he made for him.

According to the Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, who disclosed the incident in a statement released on Tuesday, November 29, the killing occurred in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of the state.

The statement reads,

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“On 16/11/2022 at about 11.pm, police operatives serving in Isi-Uzo Police Division of the Command, arrested Odoh Emmanuel (male and a native doctor) aged 23, of Umuaram Village in Ikem community of Isi-Uzo LGA, for shooting and murdering his adult male client, one Onunze Benedict, of Eha-Amufu community in the same LGA.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the suspect confessed to having used a locally-fabricated single-barreled gun to shoot and murder the said victim in his shrine at the mentioned location, while testing the gunshot protection charm he had prepared for him

“The gun has been recovered, while further investigation is ongoing at the Homicide Section of the State CID Enugu.”

The suspect will be charged to court once the police conclude their investigation.

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Ogun: Yahoo-boy kills girlfriend for refusing to remit fraud proceeds

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A 27-year-old suspected internet fraudster, otherwise known as Yahoo boy, Obeta John, has allegedly killed his girlfriend, Idowu Buhari over claims that she refused to remit to him, a proceed of fraud paid into the girl’s account by a victim.

The victim, an HND 1 student of Mass Communication, Gateway Polytechnic Saapade, Ogun State, was reportedly beaten to death by the suspect.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun State police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect, was arrested Tuesday following a distress call received at the Ode-Remo divisional headquarters.

The police were informed that the suspect, a resident at 3, Mojubade Compound, Eredu Ishara, locked his door and started beating the girl, hitting her head against the wall.

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Efforts by neighbours to persuade him to open the door did not succeed, DAILY POST learnt.

Acting on the distress call, Oyeyemi said the DPO of Ode-Remo division, CSP Fasogbon Olayemi, had quickly led his officers to the scene, “where they met the victim in the pool of her blood after forcing the door open.”

The police rushed the victim to the State Hospital, Ishara, where she was pronounced dead by the doctor on duty.

The suspect said to be an indigene of Enugu State, is presently in police custody.

“On interrogation, the suspect informed the police that he is an internet fraudster and that a certain amount of money from one of his clients was paid into the account of his deceased girlfriend which she refused to relinquish to him,” Oyeyemi explained.

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He quoted the suspect as saying that the fight over the said money had eventually led to the death of the girl.

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Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the State CIID for further investigation and prosecution by the homicide team.

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