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Heavy rainfall leaves buildings, cars damaged in Ilorin


Residents of Olunlade Area in Ilorin on Thursday lamented the havoc wrecked by flood on their property as buildings, cars, and shops were destroyed after heavy rainfall. It was reported that the area experienced downpour around 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday and it lasted for about three hours. Some of the victims, who spoke separately with newsmen expressed sadness over the ...

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Another three-storey building collapses in Lagos

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The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency has said that a three storey building at Iju area of the state collapsed. Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the newly appointed General Manager of LASEMA confirmed the news to journalists. He said, “This is just to inform you that a three-story building collapsed at K Farm, Fagba, Off Iju Road. “It was a building under ...

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Railway construction: Lagos to close Ashade for two days


The Lagos State Government has announced the closure of Akanni Doherty Street, Ashade, from June 28 to June 30, 2019. The state government said this was due to preparation for the ongoing Nigerian Railway Modernisation Project. In a statement on Tuesday signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Taiwo Salaam, the state government explained that the closure was ...

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UNILAG Library Collapse: Panel recommends contract termination, wants university officials punished


The panel set up by the Governing Council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, to probe what led to the partial collapse of the institution’s seven-story library under construction, has submitted its report. The 40-page report has recommended termination of the contract with the contractor – Dutum Company Limited (DCL). It also recommended that seven key actors in the transactions who ...

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NGO embarks on school, housing projects


Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, Mohak Foundation has commenced school and housing projects meant to accommodate the 13.2 million out-of-school children in Nigeria. Hoping to contribute its quota in nation building, the foundation resolved to construct 48 blocks of classrooms for nursery, primary and secondary pupils/students, hostels for male and female students with recreational/religious centres and halls for youth hub. These were ...

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Kaduna pastor wields support for construction of mosque


Yohanna Buru, a Kaduna-based pastor, has appealed to public spirited Muslims to assist in building a mosque for members of the Centre for Muslims with Disability in Nigeria in Kaduna. Buru made the appeal when executive members of the centre led other associations of physically-challenged persons to his residence in Kaduna south on Tuesday. The pastor called on Muslims, who ...

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Five people killed, several houses burnt in Taraba clash


Five persons were killed on Tuesday and several houses burnt in a fresh crisis between the Tivs and Jukuns in Rafinkada Village of Wukari local government area of Taraba. Mr. Daniel Adidas, the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Council confirmed the development in a telephone interview with the newsmen in Jalingo. Adi alleged that gunmen in Army camouflage attacked Rafinkada ...

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Two jailed for stealing pumping machine

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An Akure Chief magistrate Court has ordered the remand of two men, Peter Felix, 35, and Isaac Shedrack, 22, in prison for alleged burglary and stealing of pumping machine and electrical switch worth N200,000. Felix and Shedrack were dragged before the court on a four-count charge of conspiracy, burglary, and stealing. According to the Police Prosecutor, Sergeant Adebayo Suleiman, the ...

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Flood hinders movement in Badagry communities


Some communities in Badagry Local Government Area, were on Tuesday sacked by flood due to the ongoing construction of drainage by the Lagos State Government. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the communities are Oropo, Yoyowe, Zogbakomeh and Sadoyon, all along Samuel Ekundayo Road in Badagry. Residents of the area abandoned their vehicles at home and waded through the ...

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