The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, has disbanded the Zonal Intervention Squad, Obada-Oko, Ogun State.
This followed the death of the vice captain of Remo Stars Football Club, Tiyamiyu Kazeem, who was allegedly caused by operatives of ZIS SARS, Obada-Oko, Abeokuta.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Criminal Investigations Department Force Headquarters, Peter Ogunyonwo, announced this on Tuesday, when he accompanied the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on a condolence visit to the parents of the deceased in Sagamu.
Ogunyonwo said the ZIS office would be handed over to the Ogun State Police Command.
Kazeem was killed by a hit-and-run vehicle after he was allegedly thrown out of a moving operational vehicle of SARS on the Abeokuta-Sagamu Expressway on Saturday.
In 1 Corinthians 15:21-24 Paul reminds us that our current condition was caused by one man. Adam (by a man) is one “head” of the human race, and all mankind was brought under death by Adam. The second Adam, Jesus Christ (by a Man) is the other head of the human race, and Jesus brings resurrection to all that are “under” His headship. “For as by a man came death, by a Man has come also the resurrection of the dead.” Christ is the first who returned from the jaws of death to tell of immortality and light. It is His resurrection that truly is the foundation of the Christian faith and the basis of eternal life with the Father.
Paul is clear that all of us will die. It is 100% certain (unless Christ returns) that we’ll experience death. “For as in Adam all die, so…
Taking a few extra precautions this flu season may be just what the doctor ordered. Let’s face it, teaching proper handwashing protocols aren’t exactly on our kid’s priority list. That’s why hand sanitizers have become every mom’s dream when it comes to keeping their children’s hands clean.
What’s great about homemade hand sanitizers is you can get creative with scents using your favorite essential oils. One ingredient you will not want to change up is using 90 percent isopropyl alcohol. The reason why this type of sanitizer is preferred is that alcohol rub sanitizers containing at least 70% alcohol (mainly ethyl alcohol) is an excellent antimicrobial and kills 99.9% of the bacteria on hands 30 seconds after application and 99.99% to 99.999% in one minute. As well, it has the ability to denature proteins. The only viruses they do not kill some common germs such as salmonella, e. Coli, MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), and norovirus.
While alcohol-free hand sanitizers may not be as effective as preventing the spread of viruses we understand that children’s ages can factor into which hand sanitizer you use. For an alcohol-free sanitizer, click here.
Essential Oils Have Wonderful Medicinal Properties
Essential oils are considered mankind’s first medicine and it has been used throughout history for relieving symptoms of ailments and complementary treatments. Using essential oils for medicinal purposes dates back to 4500 B.C. when ancient Egyptians discovered that oils and aromatics could be used for illness. Let’s not forget those 4 thieves who discovered a simple combination of herbal oils when the Black Plague was wreaking havoc throughout Europe.
Chinese medicine also centers on herbal concoctions and essential oils and this medicine is finally gaining attention in the Western world. While many of the benefits of essential oils have not yet been clinically tested, there is the feedback that suggests that these oils may be beneficial to our health when used properly.
Antibacterial – Due to the increase of antibacterial resistant illnesses, many are turning to essential oils such as basil, cassia, cinnamon, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, lemon, marjoram, melaleuca, myrrh, orange, oregano, peppermint, rosemary, tea tree, and thyme.
Antiviral – Oils that have been studied to help control viral infections include: basil, cassia, cinnamon, eucalyptus, frankincense, lemon, lemongrass, marjoram, Melaleuca, myrrh, oregano, and thyme.
Antimicrobial – Having some oils that have antimicrobial action will also help fight germs. Herbs such as lavender, Melaleuca, geranium, lemon, eucalyptus, Ravensara, rosemary, cinnamon, thyme.
Here are some of our favorite essential oil scent combinations.
Germ-Fighting: If you have heard of the 4 thieves oil, then you know it has germ-fighting potential. You’ll love this scent combination of 5 drops each of clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus, rosemary.
Calming and Preventative: This is one of my favorites and it always calms me when I put it on. All you need is 10 drops of lavender oil, 5 drops of lemon oil.
Clean and Simple: If you like the classics, you will love this scent combo. All you need is 5 drops lemon oil, 5 drops grapefruit oil and 5 drops of thyme oil.
Once you make your own hand sanitizer, you will see how cost-effective it is and feel relieved with the simplicity of the ingredients.
Here’s what you need:
2-ounce plastic spray bottle
90 percent isopropyl alcohol
15 drops of your favorite essential oil
That’s it! Can you believe it?
How To Make Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer
16 ounces of isopropyl alcohol
1 tablespoon pure aloe vera
15 drops essential oils (see our favorite combinations below)
Combine all ingredients in a 2-ounce plastic spray bottle and shake well to combine. Adjust scent by adding more essential oil
What I love about this homemade hand sanitizer is that it smells great, fights off germs and bacteria and the aloe conditions the your hands so the sanitizer doesn’t dry the skin. Try it today and see!
A new focus on the Deep State in undermining the national interests has become a serious thought for many citizens.Not known to many, the Deep State has its origin in the British Empire and how the Round Table infiltrated former British colonies (including India) through America.
Last year, fuel was added to this fire when internal memos were leaked from theBritish-runIntegrity Initiativefeaturing a startling account of the techniques deployed by the anti-Russian British operation toinfiltrate American intelligence institutions, think tanks and media.
The Integrity Initiative
For those who may not know,TheIntegrity Initiativeis an anti-Russian propaganda outfit funded to the tune of $140 million by the British Foreign office. Throughout 2019, leaks have been…
The Italian confirmed to have been infected with coronavirus, had earlier visited Ewekoro community in Ewekoro Local Government area of Ogun State for a business transaction with a private manufacturing company.
The Commissioner for Health, Tommy Coker, made this known on Friday at a press conference. He, however, said residents and visitors to the state need not entertain any fear, as the facility he visited had been quarantined.
She said further that epidemiologists and infectious disease consultants are already handling the situation in collaboration with the Lagos State Government and federal government. According to her, efforts are in top gear to get in touch with the established index case.
The commissioner advised the public on the need to always wash their hands, cover their mouth and nose while sneezing or coughing, and endeavor to report to the nearest public health institutions at the notice of any sign of cold, cough and respiratory difficulty.
Government releases money
Meanwhile, the permanent secretary, ministry of health, Abdulaziz Abdullahi, said the government, in preparation for surveillance and response to an eventual outbreak of Covid-19 in the country, has released N386 million to two health agencies.
The fund, released to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Port Health Services, is to strengthen Nigeria’s preparedness to combat Covid-19.
He said the fund was part of the N620 million budgeted by the government to curtail Covid-19 from entering into the country.
The virus, which originated from China in December, has spread to about 30 countries across the world.
Africa in the past 14 weeks of the outbreak has been spared, “but the window seems to be closing”, officials said.
The World Health Organisation, in preparation for an eventual importation of disease, had listed 13 African countries (Egypt, Algeria, South Africa, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Morocco, Sudan, Angola,Tanzania, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda and Tunisia) as having the highest ‘importation risk’.
These countries have been WHO’s top priority for preparedness measures due to their direct links or high volume of travel to China.
The respiratory disease, which has killed over 2000 people, is capable of spreading through human-to-human contact, droplets carried through sneezing and coughing, and germs left on inanimate objects.
Symptoms of the disease can include a sore throat, runny nose, fever or pneumonia and can progress to multiple organ failure or death, in some severe cases.
Senate committee wants FG to set up ‘war room’
Following the discoveryof a case of the fast-spreading (COVID-19) Coronavirus disease, in Nigeria, the Senate health committee has asked the Federal Ministry of Health to set up a ‘Health War Room’.
The news of the first recorded case of the virus was made known early on Friday, following confirmation from the Lagos State Government.
PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported that an Italian national, who came into the country on Tuesday on a business trip, had tested positive at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, and was taken to the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) in Yaba.
Chukwuka Utazi, who is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Health, also urged Nigerians not to panic but be conscious and observe all the safety and precautionary measures issued by the Ministry of Health in order to avoid contracting the ailment.
“I enjoin citizens to be confident of the Federal Government’s capacity and readiness to contain any spread of the disease through the Ministry of Health’s National Centre for Disease Control.
“On the same breath, I implore Federal Ministry of Health, as a matter of urgency, to put up a ‘Health War Room’ with trained health personnel that will coordinate and man all the entry points into the country, with a view to screening on board, all passengers even before permitting them to disembark from any of their chosen means of transportation. In addition, isolation and quarantine facilities must of necessity, be in place in case of emergency,” he said.
Prior to the discovery, the health minister asked Nigerians to remain calm as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is coordinating surveillance activities in the country.
He advised all airlines to report any case of a passenger falling sick on-board before the plane lands.
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The recent killing of Hannah Clarke and her three children by her estranged husband has raised national attention to the types of behaviour that might lead to such a horrific crime, and how we might spot it early enough to intervene.
Researchers have known for decades most family violence involves forms of abuse other than physical violence, such as social isolation, emotional abuse and financial abuse.
However, we are now experiencing a watershed moment where the broader community is starting to recognise that too.
Evidence is mounting that Hannah’s husband had a long history of psychological abuse and controlling behaviours, sometimes called coercive control.
This is something we and others believe should be a crime in all jurisdictions across Australia.
In a nutshell, coercive control is a collection of behaviours designed to strip someone of their sense of autonomy and self-worth. Some examples of these behaviours include removing male contacts from a partner’s social media, dictating where and when their partner sleeps and eats, threats of self-harm if the relationship ends, and physical violence.
Perpetrators are nearly always male. And research by the UK charity SafeLives shows perpetrators can come from all works of life and social demographics.
If we can predict it, we can prevent it
There is a recognised timeline of behaviours that tend to occur before one partner (or ex-partner) kills the other.
A review of 372 intimate partner homicides in the UK found many men who kill their intimate partners (and it is almost always men killing women) followed an eight-stage homicide timeline. The eight stages that tend to lead to one partner killing another.
For instance, the offender tends to have a history of abuse (either against the same or a different victim), the relationship often doesn’t start out as abusive, their behaviour tends to gradually become controlling, there’s a trigger (such as the end of the relationship) and then they escalate and kill their partner. There are clear similarities between the killing of Hannah and her children and this timeline.
Just as importantly, not only is coercive control a warning sign for intimate partner homicide, it is also a wrong in itself. Victims report coercive control is often worse than all but the most extreme physical violence.
It’s time to criminalize coercive control
Tasmania is the only jurisdiction to have made certain coercive controlling behaviours (in particular, economic abuse and emotional abuse) criminal offences in Australia.
But we andothers believe coercive control should be a criminal offence in its own right in each state and territory.
Such criminalisation needs to be part of wider reforms to address the unacceptable reality that a current or former partner murders a woman every week in Australia, and millions of Australians experience emotional abuse by an intimate partner at some stage in their lives.
According to media reports, Kevin Dunleavy called his partner nearly 6,000 times in three months (more than 60 times a day). He made her take her phone with her when she left the house. He made her answer video calls so that she could show him where she was and who she was with. He threatened and attacked her. And he burned her clothes so she couldn’t leave the house.
Because the court could look at his behaviour as a whole, he was given a sentence that reflected the overall seriousness of his behaviour, nearly two years in prison.
It’s not just more law, it’s an ideological shift
In jurisdictions other than Tasmania, the types of behaviours we might call coercive control are recognised as forms of family violence. But, generally, these behaviours can only be prosecuted as a breach of an intervention order (otherwise known as a domestic or apprehended violence order).
This is an issue because many women who need protection do not have intervention orders. Even when they do, police don’t always take action when those orders are breached. And it sends the wrong message to victims: that these behaviours are only wrong if a court order is in place.
Criminalising these abusive behaviours demonstrates our strongest denunciation of them. It legitimises victims’ perceptions that what they are experiencing is unacceptable. It gives the broader community a language and shared understanding that can lead to long-term changes in attitudes. It gives police and others in the justice system a tool to intervene. And because of that, it may even save some lives.
There are, though, some concerns. Most importantly, the criminal justice system already struggles to respond to physical violence. And women are often misidentified as the perpetrator, especially in intervention order proceedings. Why should we expect it to do any better with the more complex concept of coercive control?
Training is critical
The answer, which is supported by conversations we’ve had with police and service providers in the UK, is that with proper resources and training, criminalising coercive control becomes more than just adding another crime to the thousands already in the statute book.
It necessitates a fundamental shift in the way police, prosecutors and judges see domestic abuse, not as a series of separate events but more like the way victims experience it: cumulatively, and comprehensively.
Criminalising coercive control isn’t, though, as simple as just cutting and pasting from one jurisdiction to another. It would require a detailed review what’s happened in other countries, and how best to legislate in each state and territory. It will also take time to implement, and uptake may be slow, as has been the case in England and Wales. That is, this isn’t the sort of reform that can happen overnight.
Instead, criminalising coercive control is the kind of reform that, done right, could lead to generational change in how we as a society conceptualise domestic violence
Resplendent in bright pink feathers (the result of a diet rich in larvae, algae, and shrimp), flamingos are among nature’s most beautiful birds—and the strangest. They eat with their heads upside down, sleep with their heads on their backs, and often rest by standing for long periods on one leg.
Another theory involves the maintenance of body temperature. Because birds lose a lot of heat through their legs and feet, holding one leg closer to the body could conceivably help them stay warm.
Both theories were tested by observing a flock of flamingos at the Philadelphia Zoo. Muscle fatigue was tested by measuring how quickly the flamingos were able to move from both a bipedal and unipedal position. If the theory was correct, flamingos should be able to move more quickly from a unipedal position, but researchers found that they were actually faster when starting on both feet.
The body heat theory was tested by monitoring the temperature and weather conditions during periods of flamingo rest. When the weather was warmer, more flamingos stood in the water on two feet. They more commonly assumed the one-legged stance when temperatures were cooler.
Flamingos are typically found in warmer tropical climates, such as in Africa, South America, and the Caribbean, so the need to regulate their body temperature may seem unnecessary. However, they spend the majority of their time in water, which can lower their body temperature fairly quickly—hence the need for heat conservation.
Yet another theory suggests that flamingos, like whales and dolphins, are essentially able to turn off half their brains when they sleep. Standing on one leg is a natural reflex that helps them maintain their balance and keeps them from falling over.
Ornithologists admit that no theory so far has been confirmed with certainty and say there may be additional reasons why flamingos stand on one leg, including reducing exposure to waterborne parasites and other hazards.