Petrol station in Ogba on fire – Lagos Emergency Agency

  A Tuesday morning fire has gutted a petrol station in Lagos with safety officials stating that they are yet to unravel the material losses to the inferno. The filling station along Ajayi Road, Ogba, Lagos, went up in flames in the early on Tuesday. The Head, Public Affairs of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Nosa Okunbor, confirmed the incident, saying: “A petrol station along Ajayi Road is on fire.” He added that recovery operation was ongoing. As at the time of filing this report, the extent of the…

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How My son was killed at Lekki Tollgate — Mother

  A woman claiming to be the mother of 23 year-old Anthony Okechukwu, who was reportedly killed by gunshot injury at the Lekki Tollgate shooting has spoken up. The woman who, in a viral video, spoke from her base outside Nigeria claimed that she found out about her son’s death online when she saw his photo being circulated. For several days, there have been questions on the lips of every Nigerian concerning the people who lost their lives at the Lekki Tollgate shooting in Lagos State on October 20, 2020.…

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We are not dafts, Celebrities react to Fashola’s Lekki hidden Camera news

  Celebrities in Nigeria including music super stars; Davido, Falz, Adekunle Gold, and Rudeboy, have mocked news about the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola’s discovery of an alleged hidden camera at the Lekki Tollgate. Fashola, a two-term Governor of Lagos has visited the Tollgate scene where Soldiers opened fire on #EndSARS protesters. The celebrities who are staunch supporters of the protest however reacted in disbelief on their social media pages, suggesting that the story and the camera were planted. They all seem to believe the camera was planted there by the…

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How 28 year-old #EndSARS riot survivor died in Lagos Gas Tanker Accident

  A 28-year-old man, Sanusi Moruff, who survived riot emanating from Soldiers’ shooting of #EndSARS protesters in Lagos has been killed in a gas tanker accident that on Sunday occurred at the Nigeria’s commercial capital. The Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA), which announced his death, declared that the accident happened at the Fadeyi area of Lagos State. In a series of tweets on Monday, the agency said the corpse of the deceased had been handed over to members of his family. LASEMA said: “Upon the arrival of the Cobra Squad…

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Toddler, grand father die In Kogi palliatives’ looting stampede – Report

A child was among four people who were trampled to death on Sunday while some residents were looting COVID-19 palliatives at a warehouse in Lokoja, Kogi State, North central part of Nigeria. A report by New Telegraph, which showed this, added that the other victims were a grand father and two women. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP William Aya, however, declared that nobody died in any stampede. The warehouse, located at the John Holt Market, Lokoja, was forced open about 7am by members of the public, including…

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COVID-19: Lagos Records Zero Case, freezes number at 20,807 in 24 hours

  Lagos, hitherto epicentre for COVID-19 in Nigeria, has recorded zero case of the dreaded infection in the last 24 hours. There was no single confirmed case of COVID-19 in Lagos in the last 24 hours, the latest data released Sunday night by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) read. On Saturday, Lagos, which has 20,807 confirmed cases so far, logged 18 cases, out of the 48 reported. But on Sunday, the state reported no new virus incident, although 800 COVID-19 patients are still hospitalised. Out of the new…

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Seven Nigerian ‘UK asylum seekers,’ Liberian vessel hijackers arrested

More facts have emerged on the identities of seven people who hijacked a Liberian-Registered vessel and their mission off the Isle of Wight. The towaways, believed to be Nigerians seeking UK asylum, were handed over to Hampshire Police on Sunday night, reports the BBC. They were detained when military forces stormed a tanker suspected to have been hijacked off the Isle of Wight. Sixteen members of the Special Boat Service (SBS) ended a 10-hour standoff which started when stowaways on board the Liberian-registered Nave Andromeda reportedly became violent. The stowaways,…

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Hoodlums loot Toyota Corolla Car, Apple desktop in Complete Sports raid

  The head office of Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspapers in Okota, Lagos, Nigeria has been attacked by hoodlums whose loot included a Toyota Corolla car, Apple desktop, HP laptop and several GSM phones. The hoodlums seized on the curfew imposed by the Lagos State Government in the wake of the violence and looting that engulfed the state in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests in the country, to carry out the attack. A signed statement from Group Managing Director of Complete Sports, Dr. Mumini Alao, confirmed…

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China Suffers COVID-19 Second Wave, Tests Another Entire City of 4.7m people

China is once again mass testing an entire city for the coronavirus amid a regional outbreak in Xinjiang province. Around 4.7m people in Kashgar are being tested and 138 asymptomatic cases have been found so far. China has been largely successful in bringing infection rates down but there continue to be small outbreaks. Xinjiang is home to China’s mostly-Muslim Uighur minority which rights groups say is being persecuted by the government in Beijing, reports the BBC. Schools in Kashgar have been closed and residents are not allowed to leave the…

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MTN, 9mobile Roaming Trial license in Nigeria expires October 31

  The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is set for a review of three months’ trial of National Roaming Service granted two mobile network operators (MNOs), MTN and 9mobile as the approval ends by the end of October. The approval, it would be recalled, was granted for a period of three months, commencing from August 1, 2020 and to end by October 31, 2020. A statement by the Commission stated that the two telecoms companies are Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN) Nigeria and the Emerging Markets Telecommunication Service Limited (EMTS), trading as…

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