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Why so much emphasis on staying safe around water? Unlike many animals that instinctively and naturally swim if suddenly dropped into the water, humans must learn how to survive in the water. Swimming and water survival skills are not difficult to learn though. As history shows, many cultures throughout the ages have recognised the value of such skills. Also, we need to place our priorities right as the abuse of social media has led to the death of one who was left to drown while his friend filmed the whole event rather than lend a helping hand.



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A young man has lost his life after he reportedly drowned in a Port Harcourt beach, while his friend filmed with the thought that he was having fun According to user @Aunty_Les, his cousin was the victim and the incident occurred in Abuloma, Port Harcourt.




Read her tweets below;

My cousin drowned yesterday. The girl who was with him was making a asking him “is it deep”. When he was drowning, and raising his hand for help, she thought he was calling her to come in, she was really saying “I can’t risk my life like that o”.

She was almost arrested cos they thought she knew he was drowning but made the video instead of screaming for help. From the video, he was standing at the shallow end of the beach but the ground under him opened up because they’ve been dredging that area.

Such a sad sad way to die. He was in the water for barely 10 seconds. If not for that video, the girl would have been arrested cos people who saw them together said it didn’t take 5 mins from when they saw them to when he died.



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The earliest movements to help people become safer in and around the water focused on learning to swim and other survival techniques. This is often called personal survival: being able to help oneself from trouble in the water without the help of others, or being able to keep from drowning while waiting for help.

Obviously, it is important to know how to swim if you find yourself in water and unable to reach safety immediately. But even those who know how to swim might need to use personal survival skills in situations like these:



  • A person might not be able to swim to safety after falling out of a boat or swimming out too far.
  • Someone might be carried away by a strong current.
  • Unforeseen circumstances may develop, such as cramps or an inability to swim because of very cold water.
  • A pedestrian may from a pier or be swept from shore by a large wave.



SOURCE: LB/ International Life Saving Foundation

Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.


VIDEO: Babcock University Female Student Attempts Suicide Over Valentine’s Gift




A 200-level Babcock University student attempted suicide last night, because her boyfriend never got her a Valentine’s day gift. The Babcock University student of Public Health who attempted suicide by jumping down a 3-storey building over Valentine’s Day gift, reportedly took the decision after an argument with her boyfriend over the gift. The student was rushed to the hospital and it was learnt the incident occurred at Havilah Gold residence.

@okduet who shared the wrote; Attempted Suicide at Babcock #Valentines #TeamAlex Babcock University Student Jumps From 3 storey Building Because Her boyfriend Didn’t get her Valentine Gifts and suspected he’s cheating. Few hours ago, A female student from Babcock University, who was indentified as Susan.

It would be recorded that many Nigerians have yet to come to terms with what could have led a teenage undergraduate of Babcock University, Verishima Unokyur, who recently took his life , write GBENGA ADENIJI and MOTUNRAYO JOEL. In what appeared as a clue to the mystery surrounding the suicide act by a part-two student of Babcock University, 19-year-old Verishima Unokyur, his mother, Patricia, on Friday said her son couldn’t have done such to himself without external influence.

The mother, who was pensive and heart-broken, told some sympathizers who came to console the family in their home in Ewu Tuntun, Mafoluku Oshodi area of Lagos that her son never gave her any trouble while alive. She also disclosed her notice of his extremely reserved and shy nature which gave her concern. She said sadly, ‘‘Why would my dear son commit suicide? He cannot do that.  I know him. He was manipulated and God will fight for us. I will forever love my son. I know he was too reserved. I forced him to talk to me. I asked him if he was facing any threats anywhere or he didn’t like the school he was attending but he said no. Since he entered the university, his reserved nature got worse. He was neat and obedient. He is a son I wish to have again and again.’’

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Verishima, who hailed from Benue State and was studying Social Work at Babcock, committed suicide in their apartment after the New Year when his mother, who works with the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, was away on night duty and his younger brother, Asor, was asleep.

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SUNDAY PUNCH learnt that the deceased’s mother is a widow who has not remarried since the demise of her husband about 15 years ago but dedicates her time to the care of her two boys. A source close to the family who refused to be named said the woman created time for her kids by taking them out most times and also frequently visited Verishima in school. Source; Nairaland/Instablo9ja/

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Man Run Mad After Having Sex With Prostitute At Brothel In Surulere, Lagos




According to an eyewitness:

“This man went to a brothel in my area in surulere ijeshatedo lagos early this afternoon to have sex with ashawo but after having sex the man refused to remove the condom to be flushed he wanted to go away with the condom but the girl raised alarm then people gathered and forced the condom out of him then he suddenly ran mad, it seems they are tired of pants now …Hmm God see us through”



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