Author: Biyi Lawrence

Another container has fallen at Sawmill Dopemu in Lagos on Monday morning, just 24 hours after a similar incident claimed nine lives and left several injured. A tweep, who shared the video, said his sister recorded the scene on her way to work. He said: “January 30, 2023. My sister, on her way to the office before Tower company going to Iyana Ipaja.” Meanwhile, the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency has said that the fallen 40 feet container occupied 90 per cent of the road. LASTMA said: “A 40ft container laden truck fell at Sawmill inward Dopemu under bridge, it’s…

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has condoled with the families of the nine people killed by a container in the Ojuelegba area of Surulere, Lagos on Sunday. He also sent heartfelt condolences to the people of his constituency, Surulere, and the Lagos State Government. He described as unfortunate and sad, . Gbajabiamila said he received the news of the falling of the 20-feet container on a commercial minibus, popularly known as Korope, with indignation, and was pained that innocent people lost their lives in such a manner. The Speaker lauded the efforts of the officials of…

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Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered a probe into the truck accident that claimed nine lives in the Ojuelegba area of the State. The victims died on Sunday after a container fell on a bus. Sunday’s mishap involved an articulated vehicle carrying a 20ft container. Investigations revealed that the commercial bus was picking up passengers at the bus stop along the Ojuelegba Bridge when the vehicle lost control and fell over the side of the bridge. Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) suspended the container and cut off the top of the bus to rescue a…

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The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has urged the Federal Government to investigate the killings of about 40 herders in an airstrike believed to have been carried out by the military at Rukubi village in Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. MACBAN demanded an explanation for the killings which it described as intentional. Sources had told Daily Trust that the incident happened when the herders were returning from Makurdi, Benue State Capital, where they had gone to retrieve over 1,000 cows seized by the Benue Livestock Guards. In a statement by its spokesperson, Muhammad Nura Abdullahi,…

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Former Governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West, Rochas Okorocha, has launched the Teach a Child/Sponsor a Child Project (TAC-SAC) aimed at bringing one million out-of-school children back to school. Okorocha, who is the founder of the Rochas Foundation, while speaking at the unveiling of the project in Abuja, said there can’t be a new Africa if education takes the backstage. The former governor noted that the country owed a responsibility to give every Nigerian child the right education for their liberation. “In Africa, we have over 50 million out-of-school children and Nigeria has 13.5 million out of…

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The House of Representatives Adhoc Committee on the redesign of the new naira notes has reacted to the 10 days extension granted by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the swap of old bank notes. In a statement on Sunday, the Chairman of the Committee and the Majority Leader of the House, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, said the green chamber will proceed and sign an arrest warrant to compel the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele to appear before the committee. He described the extension as a mere political gimmick to further deceive Nigerians and worsen their economic and social livelihood, insisting…

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Brigadier General Y. D. Ahmed, will be officially taking over from Christy Uba, as the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps. Christy Una piloted the affairs of the NYSC for about three months following the sacking of Brig. Gen. Mohammed Fadah over alleged incompetence and poor performance. Uba, the most senior director, was elevated from her position as the Director, Information and Communications Technology to the acting DG. On 22 November, 2022, Uba made history as the first woman to be appointed to NYSC since its establishment about 50 years ago. The statement was titled: “Mrs Uba to oversee…

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Eleven people have lost their lives in a road accident that occurred on Sunday morning along the Benin-Shagamu Expressway in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State. It was gathered that the accident involved a Marcopolo bus and a truck. The victims were said to have burnt beyond recognition as the vehicles involved caught fire. The Ondo Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Ezekiel Son’Allah, confirmed the incident. He said the accident occurred as a result of excessive speeding on the part the drivers of the vehicles involved. The FRSC boss advised motorists to avoid over speeding…

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Big Brother Naija ex-housemate, Ka3na Jones, has welcomed her second child less than a week after announcing her pregnancy. On 24 January, 2023, the reality star took to Instagram to announce that she is pregnant with baby number 2. The maternity photos show a visibly pregnant new mama in a black bodysuit with golden sunlight flooding the room. She posed with her first child, Lila. “We Are Pregnant 🤍🖤🤫! @lila_bossbaby. We’ve Carried You In Our Hearts For Far Too Longggg! Now We Are Restless To Hold You In Our Arms And Show You Off To The World. Together We Will…

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The Central Bank of Nigeria has revealed reasons for extending the deadline for the swapping of old naira notes with the redesigned ones till 10 February, 2023. The apex bank, via its verified Twitter page, had insisted on Saturday evening, that the 31 January, 2023 deadline remained unchanged. Reposting a video of the CBN Governor, Emefiele, from a concluded Monetary Policy Committee meeting, the apex bank said: “Deadline for the return of old series of 200, 500 and 1000 naira notes remains January 31 2023. “Unfortunately, I don’t have good news for those who feel we should shift the deadline,…

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