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Thailand shooting: Survivors recall ordeal of gun rampage


Terrified residents of the Thai city of Nakhon Ratchasima have been reliving their ordeal after a gunman roamed around a shopping centre on a shooting spree that killed 29 people.

Some barricaded themselves in toilets or hid under tables, frantically searching for information on mobiles.

Jakraphanth Thomma began his rampage on Saturday afternoon, but it only ended with his death 16 hours later.

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Journalist Boat Covering Bayelsa State Election Tumbles.

A boat conveying journalists across flooded parts of Sampou community in Kolokuma Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Saturday capsized and threw the four occupants into the water.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the boat was carrying four journalists covering the governorship elections, including its correspondent.

The journalists were returning from a polling station when the incident happened and left the victims submerged.

However, the timely intervention of sympathisers saved the journalists whose mobile phones, cameras and recorders were drenched.

Flood had submerged many parts of Amasoma, Yenagoa and parts of Sagbama, a development that displaced polling stations.

Oriste femi slammed by fan online for neglecting chibudo; see his reactions.

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Oristefemi has come out with an explanation after he was slammed by fans online for allegedly abandoning his former friend and coming online to mourn him after he died.

In a post he shared on his IG page, the singer blamed Chi Jungulist’s friends for not speaking out on time when he first took ill until it got serious. Read what he wrote below

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He was a brave man …. he was the first to travel abroad among the both of us #china he was very talented, he know I love him ? he know I can take any shot on his behalf … he was so sick for so long, his so called new friends kept it on till when it got worse for him, that was when I was informed… and I sent money to them immediately to take him straight to the hospital… the so called friends told me the truth that my brother can not survive it anymore that he has to take him back to his mum ..

my problem is why they waited for this long… if y’all are true friends… no one can bring out money except me … nobody .. all of you guys should have contributed 1k each if you truly want him to survive, but I did my part am not super rich but have stood for so many people in this life, I took my fellow brothers problems first before facing my own .

There is no need to throw stones at anyone or throw blames! If I choose not to publicize how I help, doesn’t mean I don’t do my part! We can all be our brothers keepers.
No more comment from me!

Rest In Peace my brother, chibudo obinkwo.

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Oritse femi distabilised as jungulist and ex co-singer, Chibudo died. (Check video)

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Oritsefemi’s ex-music group member, Chibudo ‘ Chi Jungulist’ Obinkwo is dead.

The singer took to his Instagram page to announce the death of his former music partner, who he said died after a long battle with an undisclosed ailment.

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He wrote: ‘Brother you tried your best to fight it …jah knows better ….he’s bigger than everyone and no man can question him May your soul rest in perfect peace brother… ‘

In another post, Oritsefemi also blamed Junglist’s friends for not speaking out on time when he first took ill until it got serious.

He was a brave man …. he was the first to travel abroad among the both of us #china he was very talented, he know I love him ? he know I can take any shot on his behalf … he was so sick for so long, his so called new friends kept it on till when it got worse for him, that was when I was informed… and I sent money to them immediately to take him straight to the hospital… the so called friends told me the truth that my brother can not survive it anymore that he has to take him back to his mum ..

my problem is why they waited for this long… if y’all are true friends… no one can bring out money except me … nobody .. all of you guys should have contributed 1k each if you truly want him to survive, but I did my part am not super rich but have stood for so many people in this life, I took my fellow brothers problems first before facing my own .

There is no need to throw stones at anyone or throw blames! If I choose not to publicize how I help, doesn’t mean I don’t do my part! We can all be our brothers keepers.
No more comment from me!

Rest In Peace my brother, chibudo obinkwo.

The Ajegunle duo, Oritsefemi, and Chi Jungulist started out as ‘The Junglist Boys’ in 2006 before parting ways in 2006 to launch their individual solo careers.

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Ondo: Thunder Storm Again Strikes Herdsmen Cows To Death In Akure.

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Report gathered that the incident happened on Tuesday evening, causing panic among residents of the area. This incident comes barely one month after over 32 cows were struck to death in similar circumstance at Ijare in Ifedore LGA of the state.

Eight cows have been strucked to death by lightning at Ekan-Ile in Ikare, Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State.

Report gathered that the incident happened on Tuesday evening, causing panic among residents of the area.

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This incident comes barely one month after over 32 cows were struck to death in similar circumstance at Ijare in Ifedore LGA of the state.

Already, some officials from the Ministry of Environment have moved to the site of the incident to prevent an outbreak of sickness following the strange occurrence.

A community leader, Pa Omola Adegoke, confirmed the incident to our correspondent on Wednesday.

He explained that the residents got wind of the incident shortly after two herdsmen started selling the cows to butchers in the Akoko area at a low price.

He said, “The incident occurred in Ikare on Tuesday and it was like the mysterious ones that occurred last month in Ijare.

“And to our dismay, we saw the owners (herdsmen) with a butcher planning to sell the cows to customers.

Photo of one of the cows killed by thunderstorm being evacuated by some environmentalists in Ikare, ondo

“We had to raise the alarm and call the attention of the government to the incident to save us from epidemic.”

Following the incident, the state government has banned the sale of unverified cow meat in the Ikare Akoko area.

Director of Environmental Health Services in Akoko North-East, Yemisi Adeniyi, confirmed the incident and hinted that the government had arrested some butchers in connection with the matter.

Adeniyi however, cautioned the people of Akoko to stay away from beef over the next few days to avoid consuming contaminated one.

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Yenogoa: Protest in Bayelsa as flood clears two. (Details..)

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Protest on Sunday rocked Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital over the death of two brothers at Agudama area while trying to cross the flooded Epie Creek that stretched from Igbogene to Yenagoa.

The Epie Creek which has been neglected over the years is prone to flood and is usually becoming dangerous to cross by residents of the area.

According to investigations, the victims, Jeff Julius aged 22 and Adeni Julius aged 24, were among seven persons being ferried across the Epie Creek with a canoe from the Mbiama/Yenagoa road to the residential area when the canoe capsized.

While locals witnessing the canoe mishap were able to save five of the passengers in the canoe, the current of the flood was so strong that it swept the deceased away.

All efforts to retrieve the bodies were futile until Sunday afternoon when the bodies floated and residents of the area on seeing the bodies took to the streets to protest the neglect and failure of the government to construct a bridge across the Epie Creek.

Mr. Endwell Azibayam, a resident of the area said it was saddening that government had turned blind eye to the suffering of the people of the area.

“Yearly, people from this neighbourhood die because of flood. On Friday night, about 11pm, seven persons were crossing from Mbiama/Yenagoa Road to our area when their both capsized. We managed to rescue five persons but two people were swept away by the current of the flood. Since that day, we have been searching for their bodies until this morning we discovered them. Because government failed to build a bridge for us, we built a wooden bridge that we managed until the flood came and swept it away. So the only way we can connect to the outside world is to cross the Epie Creek with a canoe. If not for that reason, those boys wouldn’t have died in the manner they died on Friday.”

One of the protesters, Mr. Stanley Ikogi said residents of the area were pained by the manner of death of the two boys.

“We are protesting the death of the boys because of government’s total neglect of our community. It is painful to see those boys die in the manner they did.”

Also speaking an uncle to the deceased, Mr. Julius Diepreye, on behalf of the Julius family regretted the death of his nephews, lamenting that the government had continuously failed to live up to its responsibilities.

“The people living across the Epie Creek have been suffering for more than 20 years. Since the creation of Bayelsa State in 1996, every year we loss people to flood. This is because government has failed to construct the road linking this area to Igbogene. For government to build a 100-meter bridge across the creek is a problem. So what we normally do every year is to use a canoe to cross over to the city each time there is flood. If the state government cannot do it, then the NDDC should do it for us. Let it not be that it is only when there is election they come and solicit our votes.”

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Onitsha: Third fuel tanker destroyed property, 8 houses. (Details..)

Two days after fuel tanker wreaked havoc in Upper Iweka and Ochanja market Onitsha, a similar incident razed buildings and about 30 vehicles in Omagba phase II area of the commercial city yesterday.

It was gathered that a tanker laden with fuel lost control in the early hours of yesterday, along Enugu-Onitsha expressway by Chukwudi bus stop, Onitsha, fell and exploded. As a result, the tanker spilled its content and spread the inferno to residential houses and mechanic workshops consuming all on its path.

Although, no life was lost but severl houses and vehicles worth billions million were burnt. The prompt intervention of fire fighting officials who promptly put out the fire saved the situation from getting worse.

Items destroyed by the fire include residential buildings, cars parked in front of the owners’ houses, and mechanic workshops, among others.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr. Haruna Mohommed, a Superintendent of Police while confirming the incident said that 22 vehicles were burnt.

“On 18/10/2019 at about 03:26am, a trailer loaded with petroleum product at Omoba Area along Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, collided with a truck and ignited fire burning three caterpillars, a truck laden with planks.

“A general assessment of the damage caused by the inferno within Omagba further revealed that a total of 22 vehicles parked in two mechanical workshops and along Udodi street Omagba phase 2 were burnt while 8 houses were also torched in the fire incident.

“Police patrol teams led by the Area Commander Onitsha rushed to the scene and cordoned off the Area to prevent hoodlums from taking advantage of the situation to loot and fire Service department was equally contacted which responded promptly and put off the fire before it became intractable.

“Consequently, the Commissioner of Police, CP John B.Abang, has ordered an investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident. No loss of life while obstruction was cleared to enable free flow of traffic” Mohammed stated.

Some of the victims John Odogwu, Gorge Nwedu, Sunday Udoka and Raphael Okeke called on government to come to their aid as most of the vehicles burnt were brought for repair in their workshops.

Mr Emeka Obinwa, Executive Assistant to Gov Willie Obiano on Anambra State Emergency Management Agency (SEEMA) also confirmed the incident in Awka. He said that SEMA team visited the scene about 4 am on Friday, adding that no life was lost.

Obinwa said the incident took the same dimension as that of Wednesday afternoon, but noted that timely arrival of fire fighters in the state reduced the damages.

“The second fire outbreak in Onitsha within the week was equally severe, property worth several billions of naira including buildings, vehicles and other valuable property were affected at Omaba Phase two.

“The petroleum product spilled through the gutter and resulted in the fire extending beyond the point the vehicle fell,’’ he said. He said the fire extended to a mechanic workshop around the area and burnt vehicles parked in the place.

Obinwa said that full assessment on both Upper Iweka/Ochanja and Omaba disaster would be carried out by the agency.

Meanwhile, what could have been yet another fire incident in the state was yesterday averted at Agulu, Anaocha local government by the quick intervention of the police and men of the Fire Service.

The Agulu incident, which happened about four hours after the second Onitsha inferno also involved a truck laden with fuel. It was gathered that the truck had a break failure while trying to make a U-turn in front of St Stephens Anglican Church, Agulu and in the process the wheel got hooked and stranded across the road blocking the entire way.

It took the quick intervention of the police who cordoned off the area to prevent people from coming close to avoid another fire. Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed (SP) said the Commissioner Police, John Abang had visited the scene and that Fire Service department was also on ground. He said another truck was brought to empty the content, while the area was cordoned off by the Police to prevent casualties.



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Onitsha: Third fuel tanker destroyed property, 8 houses. (Details..)

Two days after fuel tanker wreaked havoc in Upper Iweka and Ochanja market Onitsha, a similar incident razed buildings and about 30 vehicles in Omagba phase II area of the commercial city yesterday.

It was gathered that a tanker laden with fuel lost control in the early hours of yesterday, along Enugu-Onitsha expressway by Chukwudi bus stop, Onitsha, fell and exploded. As a result, the tanker spilled its content and spread the inferno to residential houses and mechanic workshops consuming all on its path.

Although, no life was lost but severl houses and vehicles worth billions million were burnt. The prompt intervention of fire fighting officials who promptly put out the fire saved the situation from getting worse.

Items destroyed by the fire include residential buildings, cars parked in front of the owners’ houses, and mechanic workshops, among others.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr. Haruna Mohommed, a Superintendent of Police while confirming the incident said that 22 vehicles were burnt.

“On 18/10/2019 at about 03:26am, a trailer loaded with petroleum product at Omoba Area along Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, collided with a truck and ignited fire burning three caterpillars, a truck laden with planks.

“A general assessment of the damage caused by the inferno within Omagba further revealed that a total of 22 vehicles parked in two mechanical workshops and along Udodi street Omagba phase 2 were burnt while 8 houses were also torched in the fire incident.

“Police patrol teams led by the Area Commander Onitsha rushed to the scene and cordoned off the Area to prevent hoodlums from taking advantage of the situation to loot and fire Service department was equally contacted which responded promptly and put off the fire before it became intractable.

“Consequently, the Commissioner of Police, CP John B.Abang, has ordered an investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident. No loss of life while obstruction was cleared to enable free flow of traffic” Mohammed stated.

Some of the victims John Odogwu, Gorge Nwedu, Sunday Udoka and Raphael Okeke called on government to come to their aid as most of the vehicles burnt were brought for repair in their workshops.

Mr Emeka Obinwa, Executive Assistant to Gov Willie Obiano on Anambra State Emergency Management Agency (SEEMA) also confirmed the incident in Awka. He said that SEMA team visited the scene about 4 am on Friday, adding that no life was lost.

Obinwa said the incident took the same dimension as that of Wednesday afternoon, but noted that timely arrival of fire fighters in the state reduced the damages.

“The second fire outbreak in Onitsha within the week was equally severe, property worth several billions of naira including buildings, vehicles and other valuable property were affected at Omaba Phase two.

“The petroleum product spilled through the gutter and resulted in the fire extending beyond the point the vehicle fell,’’ he said. He said the fire extended to a mechanic workshop around the area and burnt vehicles parked in the place.

Obinwa said that full assessment on both Upper Iweka/Ochanja and Omaba disaster would be carried out by the agency.

Meanwhile, what could have been yet another fire incident in the state was yesterday averted at Agulu, Anaocha local government by the quick intervention of the police and men of the Fire Service.

The Agulu incident, which happened about four hours after the second Onitsha inferno also involved a truck laden with fuel. It was gathered that the truck had a break failure while trying to make a U-turn in front of St Stephens Anglican Church, Agulu and in the process the wheel got hooked and stranded across the road blocking the entire way.

It took the quick intervention of the police who cordoned off the area to prevent people from coming close to avoid another fire. Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed (SP) said the Commissioner Police, John Abang had visited the scene and that Fire Service department was also on ground. He said another truck was brought to empty the content, while the area was cordoned off by the Police to prevent casualties.



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(Check..) Onitsha Fire Loss Revealed >>>

Survivors and victims of the Onitsha fire disaster are still counting their losses as they recount the tragedy of Wednesday afternoon that brought sorrow to the commercial hub of Anambra State.

The conflagration was ignited when a tanker laden with fuel fell into a gutter, spilt its content and exploded. The accident happened at the MCC Bus Stop near Toronto Hospital, Upper-Iweka Onitsha, where the fuel emptied into the drainages trailed by a moving fire that consumed many houses, plazas and shops along Iweka road before it engulfed parts of Ochanja market, where it destroyed goods and properties worth one billion naira.

Saturday Sun gathered that a woman (identified as Ifeoma Obi) and her child fell into the big gutter at Ochanja First Gate while trying to escape and were completely roasted. Another victim, a wealthy trader in Ochanja by Zik Avenue had reportedly gone back to his shop to collect some undisclosed amount of money he kept in the shop while the fire was raging and was subsequently trapped by the inferno. The victim reportedly had seven shops and warehouse stocked with electrical materials in one of the plazas that were gutted by fire. His wife who also owned a shop in the same plaza was reportedly not around when the tragedy occurred.

One of the survivors, Okwudili Olisa, who claimed to have lost N1million worth of goods to the inferno told Saturday Sun: “I was offloading the goods I bought in front of my shop and all of a sudden I saw people running shouting fire, fire, fire. Before I knew what was happening, my shirt was on fire. I left the goods and ran towards the mud water on the road and jumped into it and quickly pulled off my shirt and the water stopped the fire from burning me.

“Then I looked at the shop, the entire plaza was on fire and both the goods I brought in and the ones in my shop were burnt to ashes. To cap it all, the fire also destroyed my goods packed behind the plaza.”

He was full of lamentation, wailing, “I have lost everything I had to the fire.”

Full details of the casualties are yet to be ascertained. However, a neighbour to Mrs Ifeoma Obi (the woman who died with her child in the fire) described her as a hardworking woman who stayed about 16 years before she conceived and gave birth to the daughter that she died along with in the disaster.

The late Ifeoma Obi, according to Chief Chukwuka Okeke, was a carpet dealer, a business she did for several years even as a spinster. She was the manager in her brother’s shop and continued working in that capacity even after getting married until the fire disaster killed her and her child, he ascertained.

“She was in my shop before the fire came. I didn’t know whether she wanted to collect something inside the shop. But as she wanted to escape, she marched on the wooden pavement to cross the gutter without knowing that fire had heated the plank. She fell inside the gutter with the child and was roasted by the fire,” he recounted.

Disclosing that the victim hailed from Urum in Awka but married to a husband from Awka-Etiti, Okeke said of her: “The woman married in 2003 but couldn’t conceive until early this year when she gave birth to the child. It is a painful death; a big tragedy.”

One of the victims, Chief Uche Moore, who lost two shops to the inferno at Udaegbe Plaza, claimed a loss of over N15million.

“I did not remove anything from my two shops,” he said, urging traders and market leaders not to wait for anybody to provide fire fighting equipment “but should ensure that each line of the market has fire extinguisher to fight fire in a situation like that, than to wait for the fire service”.

Two other victims, Chidubem Ibe and Tochukwu Ubadiagha told Saturday Sun they lost N600, 000 and N300, 000 respectively to the inferno.

“I don’t have anything again to start a business. I need help from government and friends to start life again,” Ibe wailed.

President of Ochanja Central Market, Chief Nelson Ojukwu who called the incident a huge disaster avowed that all the electrical, electronics, phones accessories and rubber footwear business lines along the Zik’s Avenue were completely razed.

“The shops affected are too many that I cannot ascertain now until we count them,” he said. “Some of those who sell on tables and attachment were affected.”

Meanwhile, the senator representing Anambra North, Princess Stella Oduah has promised to donate three fire-fighting trucks to the Federal Fire Service in Onitsha and also offered to pay the bills of those who sustained injuries and are receiving treatment at two designated hospitals.

“It goes without saying that no market should exist without a functional fire fighting equipment, steady water supply and a well-trained and motivated fire fighting service, ready to deploy at the shortest possible time and the authorities must ensure that preventable incidents like this never rear their ugly heads again,” Senator Oduah said in a statement.

Similarly, Hon. Lynda Ikpeazu, representing Onitsha North and South Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives also averred: “What will it take Anambra state Government to provide functional fire fighting equipment for our communities? During the last DMGS roundabout, the governor promised to do the needful but the Ochanja fire incident has shown otherwise.”

Governor Willie Obiano who visited the scene of the fire at Upper Iweka promised to compensate the affected traders before Christmas.

He expressed sadness over the unfortunate incident and assured that a panel of inquiry that was swiftly set up, shall commence immediate work to ascertain the number of shops affected, and their owners in a bid to compensate them. He also assured that the government would provide the fire service equipment around the Upper Iweka axis.



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OMG! Another Tanker Caught Fire In Onitsha, Burns 15 Vehicles. (More..)

Two days after fuel tanker wreaked havoc in Upper Iweka and Ochanja market Onitsha another fuel tanker fell and razed buildings and over 30 vehicles in Omaha area of Onitsha.

It was gathered that tanker lost control at early hours today, along Enugu-Onitsha expressway by Chukwudi bus stop Onitsha, fell and exploded.
When the tanker exploded and spilled its content with fire on gutter as it flowed to residential houses and mechanic workshops.

Although, no life was lost but many houses and vehicles were burnt.
The prompt intervention of fire fighting officials saved the situation who came and put out the fire and stopped the fire from spreading.



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Buhari Worried About Death Of Family In Anambra Over Tanker Explosion. (Update).




Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari says he is troubled by the
charred remains of mother and child killed in the Onitsha tanker
explosion.

“I am profoundly touched by the sight of the charred remains of an
innocent mother and her child who are victims of this tragedy,” the
president was quoted as saying in a statement by his spokesperson,
Garba Shehu.

“I also extend my sympathies to other victims of the explosion whose
houses, shops and other property were destroyed in the mishap.”

The president added, “While I express sadness over this tragedy, I
must at the same time call for urgent action on the part of those
concerned to stem these frequent fatal disasters on public roads.”

According to him, “safety precautions and routine maintenance are
taken for granted by vehicle owners”.

“I call on the Ministry of Transport, the Federal Road Safety Corps
and other stakeholders to urgently address the issue of safety
standards in the country, with a view to stemming the embarrassing
frequency of these tragedies,” the statement noted.

A petrol tanker has exploded in the upper Iweka axis of Onitsha in
Anambra State after falling off its lane, killing a woman and her
child, ChannelsTV reports.

No fewer than 40 buildings, ranging from two-storey to four-storey
buildings were also razed in the explosion.

Over 500 lock-up shops were also gutted by the fire along the Iweka
street leading to Ochanja and Menax market.

The tanker’s head reportedly fell off and went up in flames after
spilling its content within the area.




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Woman got malnourished, thrown out of a car in Ajah naked.




A severely malnourished naked woman was thrown out of a moving car in Ajah.

The incident took place on the evening of Wednesday, October 16.

According to eyewitnesses, she was thrown out at the popular Jubilee Bridge in Ajah.

Eyewitnesses also claim the woman wasn’t looking as amaciated when she was dropped. She allegedly “dried up in a few minutes” after getting dropped by the car.




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Explosion: Governor Obiano Of Anambra Sympathises with affected.




The Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano has sympathised the family of a woman and her child who was burnt to death in a truck accident in Onitsha, the state capital.

Governor Obiano has directed owners of properties affected by the tragic accident, including shop owners, to report at the Conference Room of the Secretary to the State Government on Monday, October 21, 2019, see how the Anambra State Government can assist them.

The accident occurred on Wednesday when a tanker laden with premium motor spirit, popularly known as petrol, fell into a ditch and began to spill its contents. A ball of fire resulted from this incident and quickly spread.

Men of the Anambra State Fire Service arrived at the scene with their equipment but were unable to quench the inferno as the angry mob on the scene prevented other fire trucks, including one from neighbouring Asaba in Delta State, from getting to the scene.

In a statement by the Commissioner for Information & Public Enlightenment Don Adinuba, said that a panel will be set up immediately to determine the cause of the accident, why the firemen could not put out the fire and how the condition of the victims can be ameliorated.

The governor also prayed for the repose of the souls of the woman and child who died in the accident. The Anambra State Government will assist their families in their burials.




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Anambra: Petrol tanker exploded, kills family. (Photos)




A petrol tanker has exploded in the upper Iweka axis of Onitsha in Anambra state after falling off its lane, killing a woman and her child in the process.

No fewer than 40 buildings, ranging from two- storey to four- storey buildings were also razed in the explosion.

Over 500 lock-up shops were also gutted by the fire along the Iweka street leading to Ochanja and menax market.

The tanker’s head reportedly fell off and went up in flames after spilling its content within the area.


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Nigerian Man In South Africa Stapped To Death By Assailant Over Business Agreement – NUSA, Acting Chairman.




The Nigerian community in South Africa has confirmed the killing of one of its members, 41-year-old, Ikenna Innocent Otugo, in Empangeni, South Africa on Tuesday October 15th.

Acting chairman of Nigerian Union, South Africa (NUSA) in the Kwazulu Natal Province, Sylvester Okonkwo, who confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the deceased, a native of Nimo in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra, was allegedly stabbed to death by unknown assailants over a business disagreement.

According to Okonkwo, Otugo who is a phone repairer, had repaired a cellphone for a client in the area. However the female client wasn’t satisfied with the job he did for her and they had an argument. Things degenerated when she organized some men to attack Otugo who was stabbed in the process. He died while he was being rushed to the hospital.

Okonkwo says the body of the deceased has been deposited in the morgue and an autopsy is expected to be carried out on him.

Otugo is survived by a Nine year old son.




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NISHA Blames Developer, FG Over The Flood For Not Taking Heed.

Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) on Monday blamed state governments, state developers and other individuals for floods which have recently plagued some parts of the country.

Director-General of the agency, Clement Nze in an interview on Channels Television breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, said state governments and agencies have repeatedly failed to set up measures to curb flooding but only resort to ‘fire brigade approach’ when flooding eventually occurs.

“The response to our predictions in terms of taking precautionary measures have not been quite pleasant. It is only when the disaster has occurred that people will now be taking the fire brigade approach.

“State governments, individuals, estate developers have not taken heed to our predictions. If they have done so we won’t be witnessing what is happening today. Response to our predictions are not encouraging,” he lamented.

When questioned on roles played by the NIHSA to curb flooding following their predictions, Nze said the role of his agency is to merely advise and not enforce.

He added that ministries involved in enforcing measures that can prevent flooding are however engaged when flood alerts are issued.

“Whatever we do, we bring in different authorities that are in charge of enforcement. Ministry of urban planning, regional planning, and environment in that state involved are pre-informed.

“It is their role to implement. We are not an enforcement agency.”

Nze also blamed flooding on poor urban planning, and lack of drainages.

He warned that states located within the coastal region need to put up extra measures to prevent flooding concluding that “Coastal flooding will occur from time to time in places like Lagos, Ondo, and Bayelsa.

NIHSA in August issued flood alert warning Nigerians of imminent increased flooding.

The hydrological agency predicted that no fewer than 74 Local Government Areas (LGA) in 30 states in Nigeria would experience severe flooding in June, July, August, and September.

They also warned that 279 local government areas would experience minimum flooding across the country in the period.

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Bayelsa Flood: Police Seeks NDDC Supports.

The Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Uche Anozia, has appealed to the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, to assist it in checking the flood ravaging its headquarters and some stations in Yenagoa.

The police boss, who was accompanied by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Jide Kolawole, made the appeal when he paid a courtesy visit to the NDDC Acting Managing Director, Dr. Akwagaga Enyia, at the Commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt.

Anozia lamented that flood had swamped some police stations and barracks under his command and called for urgent assistance from the NDDC to help in restoring full operations in the affected areas.

He stated: “I am seeking intervention with regard to an emergency situation confronting my command. The current flood has submerged most of Bayelsa State Police headquarters and other police posts.”

Responding, the NDDC Chief Executive Officer, Dr Enyia, regretted that the police have had to operate under very difficult conditions. She assured the police that as an interventionist agency, the NDDC would urgently review the situation and act appropriately.

She said that the NDDC would continue to support the police with equipment and other things that can make life easier for those who spend nights and days to protect life and property in the country.

Earlier in July, the NDDC had informed the Commissioner of Police, of its plans to construct a new headquarters and police barracks for the Bayelsa State Police Command, which had been in a makeshift building since the creation of the state.




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See what happened despite the Summoned emergency Meeting by Zamfara state government.

Zamfara government has summoned an emergency meeting with Fulani
leaders over an attack on an outpost in which nine soldiers were
killed in Sunke village, Anka local government area.

Senior Special Assistant to Governor Bello Matawalle on Security
Matters, Alhaji Abubakar Dauran, told journalists in Gusau on Saturday
that the meeting was to forestall future occurrence.

He, however, did not say when the meeting will be held.

The security-post attack is the first major security breach since the
government initiated dialogue with bandits in the state.

Dauran confirmed that Thursday’s attack left some soldiers and
attackers dead, while those injured were admitted to Federal Medical
Center, Gusau for proper medical attention.

According to him, the attackers were from Niger State.

“Following the good relationship and understanding established with
the bandits which led to their repentance in Zamfara, I can assure you
that those attackers are not from Zamfara.

“Immediately after the attack, we reached out to the Fulani leaders in
the state who confirmed to us that none of their members participated,
but we have summoned a meeting with them to forestal reoccurrence,” he
said.

The bandits that attacked the joint security outpost were more than
200 and had come on motorcycles.

Eight people killed, seven injured in Rwanda, DR Congo Attack.

Unidentified gunmen killed eight people and injured 18 during an overnight attack in northern Rwanda near the border with DR Congo, police said Saturday.

The attack took place in Musanze district which attracts tourists because of its Volcanoes National Park and its mountain gorillas, they said.

Six people were killed with machetes or knives and the others were shot dead, a police statement said.

“Security forces were quick to provide emergency services to the residents of the area and investigations are still ongoing to find these terrorists,” it added.

The area has repeatedly been targeted by Rwandan rebels operating from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

One such group is the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, created by Rwandan Hutu refugees in eastern DRC after the genocide of Tutsis by majority Hutus in Rwanda in 1994.

The last attack by rebels in this region happened in December and resulted in the deaths of two Rwandan soldiers.

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Zamfara state’s soldiers suffers death from gunmen.

Nine soldiers have been killed by yet to be identified gunmen in Sunke village in Anka local government area of Zamfara state.

The gunmen who rode on motorcycles, stormed the village yesterday Thursday October 3rd and opened fire on the soldiers who were station in the village.

Residents claim the killing might be a retaliation for the killing of some bandits in the village by some soldiers recently.

“Soldiers killed some of the repentant bandits and they vowed to avenge the attacks. The repentant bandits mobilized their men and raided the army formation in the village,” a resident who spoke on condition of anonymity said

The Army is yet to react to this incident.

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Goodbye Promise, The Former Nigeria Under 20 Captain Died At Age 31.

Ex- Flying Eagles captian, Isaac Promise is dead.

The Former Genclerbirligi and Trabzonspor striker passed away at the age of 31 on Wednesday (Oct.2) under unknown circumstances.

The striker’s American team, Austin Bold FC confirmed the shocking news in a statement.

“The greatest loss a team can suffer is not on the scoreboard, it’s the death of a fellow teammate,” said Austin Bold FC Chairman Bobby Epstein. “It’s with shock and grief that we acknowledge the sudden death of Promise Isaac. On behalf of the Bold organization; we wish his wife, children and family strength and peace as they struggle to cope with his death.”

Austin Bold FC is heartbroken by the death of Isaac Promise, who passed away on Wednesday night.

Isaac Promise: 1987-2019

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— Austin Bold FC (@AustinBoldFC) October 3, 2019

Isaac Promise represented the Super Eagles in the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship. He served as captain and scored once in six matches. He later earned a silver medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing with the Nigerian U-23 team, again serving as captain in four matches, including the gold medal match.

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Fire outbreak in university of Ibadan, faculty of education triggered by power surge

The management of the University of Ibadan has linked the Wednesday night fire incident at the Faculty of Education of the campus to a power surge.

It was gathered that the incident occurred around 9:00 p.m. during torrential rainfall. They said the power surge was further triggered by a cooking gas in the common room. Equipment for social interaction and networking by teaching and non-teaching staff members were completely razed in the resulting fire outbreak.

The university’s Director of Communication, Olatunji Oladejo while responding to enquiries by Punch in a telephone conversation said, “yes, I can confirm to you that there was a fire incident last night”.

“However, contrary to the insinuations that the whole faculty was engulfed in fire, it is not true as the incident only affected the common room of the faculty. The affected room was completely razed as we couldn’t lay hands on anything after the incident. We thank God that no life was lost.”
Oladejo thanked the men of the Oyo State Fire Service for helping the campus firemen to put out the fire, from spreading beyond the affected area.

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10 brutalised, 1 found dead as swordsman attacked Finnish.

A student has been confirmed dead while 10 others were injured after a sword-wielding man attacked students of a vocational college in eastern Finland on Tuesday October 1.

The ‘swordsman’ reportedly walked in on a class shortly after midday, pulled a sword out of his bag before attacking the teacher, the Iltahlehti news website reported. As she tried to flee, students threw chairs at the attacker in an attempt to escape and some were wounded.

The suspect said to be a Finnish citizen, was also carrying a gun in the attack that also left him injured after being confronted by local policemen who fired two shots. Two victims of the attack are said to be in criticial conditions.

“One dead body has been found at the college premises of Kuopio Herman,” police said.

The wounded have been taken to Kuopio university hospital where a major disaster alert is under way.

“He hit a girl in the neck with a sword and stabbed her in the stomach,” an unnamed eyewitness told Keskisuomalainen newspaper. The attacker also set off “some sort of small firebombs”, the eyewitness said.

The Police are yet to confirm a motive for the attack or whether the suspect is a student at the college. Commenting on the attack, Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne described it as “shocking and utterly reprehensible”.

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