Issuu on Google+ Vol. 10 No. 48 Wednesday, March 6, 2013 Presidential c’ttee indicts NDDC on projects . . . putting the people first Rabiul Akhir 24, 1434 AH N150 Kaduna Trade Fair Ogun Assembly in rowdy Peoples Daily wins session, 4 members ‘Best Media’ award suspended, mace broken >> PAGE 2 >> PAGE 3 >> PAGE 2 Woman, 19, gives birth to baby with 2 heads A baby girl with what appears to be two heads has been delivered at the General Hospital, Malumfashi, Katsina state. The baby also has a cleft palate and stunted fingers. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 19-year old Zainabu Dahiru gave birth to the baby with no eyes on Sunday night. The baby’s father, Malam Dahiru Umar, told NAN at his residence at Unguwar-Sodangi in Malumfashi on Tuesday that the baby was born through normal delivery. Umar, a 25-year-old petty trader, said the baby was their first and his wife attended regular ante-natal care during pregnancy. He said he burst into tears on sighting the baby and sympathetic hospital workers told him that they could not offer any medical assistance beside the delivery. He said the workers informed him that his wife was in stable condition and referred the baby to the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika, near Zaria. Umar appealed to government, wealthy individuals and non-governmental organizations for support. Meanwhile, efforts to speak with the Medical Director of the General Hospital failed. However, a paediatrician, Dr Ahmad Bala, who spoke to NAN, said the baby needed maximum medical examination to ascertain the nature of the abnormalities. NAN report that the baby and her mother were still at home. When shown the photograph of the baby, a gynaecologist at the Garki Hospital, Abuja, Dr Kayode Obende, said the condition was called encephalocele. According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia, encephalocele is a neural tube defect characterised by sac-like protrusions of the brain and the Contd on Page 2 PD INDEX 4th March, 2013 CBN RATES $ £ EURO CFA RIYAL BUYING 154.74 236.22 203.87 0.2964 41.26 SELLING 155.74 237.75 205.18 0.3164 41.52 PARALLEL RATES EURO £ RIYAL $ BUYING 208 254.50 42 157 SELLING 210 257.50 43 158 Sultan wants unconditional amnesty for Boko Haram How northern govs brokered ceasefire deal From Nasiru Mu’azu Isa, Kaduna T he President-General of Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’adu Abubakar, has appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to grant members of the Boko Haram sect an unconditional amnesty like was done to militant groups in the Niger Delta, without further delay and in the interest of peace in the country. The Sultan made the call while speaking yesterday in Kaduna at the opening of the JNI annual central council meeting. He said: “I want to use this opportunity to say that we have heard in the news that Mr. President will be visiting Maiduguri in a couple of days. We want to use this opportunity to call on the government, especially Mr. President, to see how he can declare total amnesty to all combatants without thinking twice. That will make any other person who picks up arms to be termed a criminal. Contd on Page 2 L-R: Kaduna state Governor, Alhaji Mukhtar Yero, Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, and Minister of State for Health, Dr Muhammad Ali Pate, during the Jama'atu Nasril Islam’s Central Council meeting yesterday in Kaduna. Photo: NAN

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