Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


NICO student slumps, dies in Lagos

30 April 2015, 07:36

Lagos - A student of the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) on Wednesday died on her way to the hospital after collapsing at the institute’s hostel in Lagos.

An official of the institute said that the woman, simply identified as Tina, died while being taken to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).

The official, who pleaded anonymity, said Tina, until her death, was a staff of Abuja office of the institute.

"Tina had been very ill and needed some financial assistance to get medical attention.

"The management had granted her permission to go for treatment and had also promised her some financial assistance before she died," the official said.

Also read: Nigeria expresses 'deep disappointment' at Indonesia executions

According to the officer, the deceased, who hailed from the Northern part of the country, had been on medication for an undisclosed ailment.

A top official of the institute, who also did not want to be identified, however, confirmed the student’s death.

She said members of staff had concluded arrangements to take her body to the public mortuary.

"LASUTH by its policy will not accept the corpse of a patient that did not die in the hospital.

"This is a rude shock to us, it is quite painful," the official said.

NAN leant that a cleaner at the institute had earlier this year died while on duty.


Tags lagos death

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...