Casualty figures uncertain as another explosion rocks Lagos

  Another major gas explosion has rocked Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, with figures of casualty still uncertain. Over 20 people were however reportedly injured in the explosion that occurred at Ajuwon, few kilometers from Iju Ishaga area of Lagos State on Thursday. Properties worth millions of Naira including over four vehicles were also burnt. The explosion also damaged some buildings within same proximity with the explosion site. Spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Agency, Nosa Okunbor, confirmed the incident. He noted that emergency responders have arrived at the scene of…

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Kogi: How 6 Children, 17 adults burnt beyond recognition as death toll hits 30

  Authorities are considering a DNA test to determine the identities of 6 school pupils and 17 adults whose corpses were burnt beyond recognition as death toll in the fuel tanker fire that rocked Nigeria’s Kogi State has risen to 30. Initial figures ahowed that twenty-three people, including seven school children, have died in a fuel tanker explosion, which occurred at Felele area of Lokoja, Kogi, Nigeria’s North central in the early hours of Wednesday. The State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Idris Ali, who…

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INTERVIEW: Most Nigerians with hypertension are not Aware of Status – Expert

  Those with hypertension tend not to so well with COVID-19- Dr. Oyejoko says during Platforms Africa e-Discourse    Health Policy analyst and Managing Director, Solomon Jayden Medical Centre, Dr. Akin OYEJOKO, is an accomplished Senior Medical Doctor whose sojourn in the practice spanned many years at both public and private hospitals in Nigeria and abroad. He featured as the lead discussant at the second e-Discourse organised by Platforms Africa, an ex-Community of Intellectuals, opinion leaders and policy moulders in Africa, where he dissected the relationship between High blood pressure…

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No Fuel In Helicopter That Crashed, Killed 3 In Opebi Lagos – AIB Report

  A Preliminary report by the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has revealed that there was no fuel left in the tanks of the Bell 206B 111 Helicopter, as at time of crash in Opebi area of Ikeja, Lagos, on August 28. Initial findings released by the Bureau on Monday said that the helicopter, with registration number: 5N-BQW operated by Quorum Aviation Limited, had 3:15 minutes endurance fuel, while the estimated flight time was 2:45hrs. According to the report, rather than the 2:45hrs of estimated flight time to Lagos from Port…

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Apprehension as Three-storey College Building Collapses in Lagos

A three-storey School building has collapsed in Lagos state, Nigeria’s commercial capital heightening apprehension over casualty figure, which remains scanty as at press time. The sad incident occurred at Number 15, Ansarudeen Street, Ile-Epo bus-stop, at about 8.15 am. So far, there are no reports of casualties recorded. According to eyewitnesses’ account, the privately-owned building belonging to Excel College had previously shown signs of distress and the school was planning to renovate/refortify the structure before the collapse. It was gathered that the three-storey building had two wings conjoined unfortunately the…

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Casualty figures uncertain as Petrol Tanker Explodes in Lagos

  A tanker conveying Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol, lost control while in motion in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, exploding with a big bang that affected other two vehicles. However, casualty figures could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report. The accident, Platforms Africa gathered, occured at Anthony inward Gbagada area of Lagos State on Friday night. “The tanker fell sideway and this led to an explosion in which two other unidentified vehicles were burnt,” an eye witness told this online newspaper. A joint…

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China ‘intentionally’ manufactured, released COVID-19 – Chinese Virologist, Whistleblower

The Chinese government intentionally manufactured and released the COVID-19 virus that led to mass shutdowns and deaths across the world, a top virologist and whistleblower told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday. Carlson specifically asked Dr. Li-Meng Yan whether she believed the Chinese Communist Party released the virus “on purpose.” “Yes, of course, it’s intentionally,” she responded on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” Yan said more evidence would be released but pointed to her own high-ranking position at a World Health Organisation reference lab as a reason to trust her allegation. “I work[ed] in the WHO reference…

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$1bn Ogoni cleanup: CISLAC demands incompetent contractors’ probe, sack

  The $1 billion Ogoni cleanup in Nigeria’s Niger Delta has been brought back to the front burner as Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has demanded the probe and sack of incompetent contractors. United Nations Environmental Protection (UNEP) Agency has earlier in a report recommended that the Ogoniland be cleanup through an investment expected to gulp about $1 bilion. Executive Director of the Centre, Auwal Ibrahim Musa also known as Rafsanjani, who made this demand at a regional capacity building for environment editors in Lagos Nigeria, alleged that the…

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Seadogs raise alarm over Lagos flooding

The National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) has raised the alarm over the recent flood witnessed in some parts of Lagos. A statement by the Capon, Ikeja Chapter of NAS, Mr. Iheanyi Konkwo, said contrary to predictions by the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet), the ‘Little Dry Season (LDS)’, a seasonal weather phenomenon commonly known as August Break, extended beyond the projected 25-day period. While it lasted, the ever-busy Lagos metropolis was ‘dry’ and accommodated its relatively high-frequency hustle and bustle. NAS IKeja Chapter, equally took a swipe at the Lagos…

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TRAGEDY! How Flood swept away two toddlers in Lagos + WHY PARENTS SHOULD CARE

  Hope of seeing their children alive again is shattered for parents of two toddlers swept away by flood in Ketu area of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, as officials ended search and rescue operations. The two toddlers were swept away into the canal by flood during torrential Saturday evening rain at Oyebanjo Street, Ketu. Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the tragedy that occurred at around 8pm on Saturday, cautioned parents and guardians to take extra care of their wards during…

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