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Lagos Gas Tanker Accident Kills One

Lagos Gas Tanker Accident

One has been reported killed in Lagos gas tanker accident. 

 

iexclusive News Nigeria reports that a gas tanker accident that occurred in Lagos State on Sunday has claimed the life of a 28-year-old man, Sanusi Moruff.

 

Lagos State Emergency Agency, LASEMA, in a series of tweets made this known to newsmen.

According to LASEMA, the accident happened in the Fadeyi area of Lagos State.

 

The tweets read, “Upon the arrival of the Cobra Squad at the scene of the accident that involved an empty tanker, Quantum Oil with registration number KTU-344XY and a loaded gas tanker with registration number JJJ-258XW, it was discovered that an adult male was trapped today, Sunday, 26th October, 2020, at Fadeyi Bus-stop.

 

“Unfortunately, the trapped victim, Sanusi Moruff aged 28yrs lost his life. With the combined efforts of the Eagle Squad, LASAMBUS, LNSC, NSCDC and Lagos State Fire Service, he was extricated and bagged before handing over to his family members who were at the scene of the incident.

“However, the Agency’s heavy duty equipment Super Metro recovered the empty tanker while the loaded gas tanker was recovered off the road with the aid of the Agency’s heavy duty equipment, Crane and placed on a layby while the entire scene was blanketed by the men of Lagos State Fire Service.

“Thereafter, the road was restored for vehicular activities.”

NECO Postpones 2020 SSCE Indefinitely Over #EndSARS Protests

NECO Postpones 2020 SSCE

NECO has Postponed 2020 SSCE Indefinitely Over #EndSARS Protests.

 

iexclusive News Nigeria reports that the National Examinations Council (NECO) has postponed the 2020 Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE) indefinitely.

 

NECO through a statement on Sunday by organisation’s Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani issued the statement.

 

This online news medium learnt that the notice noted that the postponement of the ongoing examination was a result of prevailing security challenges, occasioned by the #EndSARS protests across the federation.

 

Azeez Sani acknowledged that the demonstrations had disrupted the smooth conduct of the test in parts of the country

 

The spokesman added that the exercise would continue when normalcy returns.

 

Femi Fani-Kayode Blasts Tinubu Over Lekki Shootings Comment

Femi Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode has blasted Tinubu Over Lekki Shootings Comment. 

 

iexclusive News Nigeria reports that Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, has condemned the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu over his statement on the shooting of unarmed #ENDSARS protesters in Lagos.

 

 

Tinubu, during an interview with journalists after a visit to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said that the protesters had questions to answer in regards to the shooting.

Reacting to the statement, Fani-Kayode in a Facebook post on Sunday, condemned Tinubu and said his presidential ambition will never materialise.

 

Read Full Excerpt Below: 

The latest episode in your catalogue of atrocities is that children that were protesting peacefully and asking for #EndSARS and an end to police brutality have been slaughtered at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos under your watch as National Leader of the APC.

“Sadly, instead of exhibiting any remorse or displaying any regret for this abominable atrocity, with a sheepish smile and a sneering and jocular tone, you had the sheer nerve and effrontery to say nothing other than that you are still the Asiwaju of Lagos and the Jagaban?

“Yet, what was even worse than this and what shocked and astounded all right-thinking people all the more was that you had the temerity to go on even further to say that the ‘casualties at the Lekki shooting have some questions to answer!’

 

“You then asked, ‘how are they there?’ “how long were they there?’ And “what kind of characters were they?”

“How cruel can you be? Not a word of condolence or expression of commiseration to the families of the dead but instead you offered stupid questions and baseless accusations against their wards and children who were butchered in the most brutal circumstances and heartless manner.

“You only harbour love, which borders on obsession, for your vain and lofty ambition to rule Nigeria and trust me when I tell you that this will never happen,” the post read.

Cross River Governor Orders House Search To Recover Looted Items

Cross River Governor

Senator Ben Ayade, Cross River Governor has ordered security agencies in the state to search houses to recover looted Covid-19 items.

 

iexclusive News Nigeria reports that Ayade in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Christian Ita, during the weekend ordered security agencies in the state to search houses to recover looted Covid-19 items.

 

According to him,  “following the deployment of more soldiers to Calabar to help quell the violence, Cross River Governor, Sir Ben Ayade has asked security agencies in the State to take legitimate actions to halt the arson and carnage witnessed in some parts of Calabar.

“The governor also wants the security agents to carry out a house to house search for looted property and arrest everyone involved in the looting of both public and private property in the state”.

 

Ayade said he understood the pains of the people and there was a need to protect the collective commonwealth of the people which is currently under threat by some persons who are desperately trying to discredit the peaceful disposition of Cross Riverians.

 

He urged the security agencies to “take legitimate actions to ensure that calm returns to the State especially as the Government was already working towards ensuring the demands of those who genuinely participated in the #EndSARS match are met”.

 

The Governor called on the good people of Cross River to rise up and defend their land from criminal elements bent on destroying the image of the State.

 

Ayade said the dusk to dusk curfew was still in place but this time around it is and “consequent upon this, everyone is advised to remain indoors as security agencies will not tolerate any non compliance”.

Police Arrests 7 Over Looting Of Teslim Folarin’s House

Looting Of Teslim Folarin’s House

Police have arrested seven (7) over Looting Of Teslim Folarin’s House.

 

iexclusive News Nigeria reports that Police have arrested no fewer than seven persons in connection with the invasion of Sen. Teslim Folarin’s house in Ibadan on Saturday.

 

Mr Yinka Folarin, the lawmaker’s elder brother, told newsmen on Saturday in Ibadan.

 

Recall that some hoodlums had on Saturday invaded Folarin’s house, carting away items worth more than N200 million.

Among the items carted away are about 300 motorcycles, deep freezers and food items.

 

He said that the suspected hoodlums were arrested at the residence of the lawmaker by the Oyo State joint security task force ‘Operation Burst’.

 

According to him, “Most of the equipment had been looted before the arrival of the security men, while seven of them, identified by the residents, were arrested at the scene,” he said.

 

The lawmaker’s elder brother revealed that the looted items were meant for the 11 local government areas constituting Oyo Central Senatorial District.

 

He said that the empowerment programme was postponed due to the ongoing protest.

#EndSARS: Investigate Lekki Shooting, Buhari Orders

Lekki Shooting

President Buhari has finally ordered an investigation into Lekki Shooting.

 

iexclusive News Nigeria reports that after much ado and global criticism, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into the shooting of unarmed #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate in Lagos.

 

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, said this during an interview with Arise TV on Saturday and stated that Buhari will speak on the incident when he has all the facts on it.

In his words, “The President wants to have the facts and that is going to be made public.

“It is going to be difficult to hide all these facts because we live in a multimedia world and we have evidence, collaborations, and all of that, and I think it is important to get the facts right.

 

“That is the path that the President has toed and I am sure that when these facts are made available, this President because he has integrity, will level with the Nigerian people about what happened on Tuesday in Lekki,” he said.

 

#EndSARS: Akeredolu Relaxes Curfew, Sues For Peace

Akeredolu Relaxes Curfew

Ondo Government has a relaxed curfew in the state.

 

 

iexclusive News Nigeria reports that Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, Governor of Ondo state has lifted the 24hr indefinite curfew he imposed on the state, following the return of peace to Akure, Ondo.

 

Mr Donald Ojogo, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, said that the decision is with effect from Saturday, 24th October 2020.

 

 

Recall that Akeredolu imposed the curfew on Wednesday to prevent loss of lives and properties as #EndSARS protesters took to the street in some major cities of the state.

According to Ojogo, the decision to lift the curfew follows consultations between the governor and security chiefs in the state after a preliminary assessment of the security situation.

 

“The relative peace in the state capital, Akure, appears very encouraging just as the people’s resolve, especially the youths, not to allow brigandage under any guise is equally palpable.

“It is, therefore, only normal that law-abiding residents are allowed to go about their legitimate businesses.

“Government, however, emphasizes the need for all to be vigilant and law-abiding.

“This is more so, that security agencies deployed to strategic areas of the state capital are under strict directives to enforce law and order for the enforcement of permanent peace,” he said.

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How Ebonyi Command Foiled Jail Break Attempt

Jail Break Attempt

Ebonyi police command Foiled Jail Break Attempt by hoodlums.

 

iexclusive News Nigeria reports that the Ebonyi State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service has narrated how its officials foiled an attempt by hoodlums to break into the facility.

 

According to a statement issued by the command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Iyasei Nneka, ‘hoodlums attempted to pull down the prison gate, but were fiercely resisted’.

 

In Nneka’s voice, “An attack on the Medium Security Custodian Centre, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State Command about 3:45 p.m. by the #EndSARS protesters, was subdued by the combined efforts of the Nigerian Correctional Service Arms Squad, Army, Police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) after one and half hours gun battle with protesters.

 

“The protesters made attempts to pull down the gate, while others broke the walls, but were resisted and repelled by the command’s force. They were resisted until they retreated. Calm has been restored and all officers are on red alert,” the statement said.

Breaking: INEC Postpones Bye Elections In Nigera

INEC Postpones Bye Elections

INEC has postponed Bye Elections in Nigeria Over #EndSARS Protests. 

 

iexclusive News Nigeria reports that Independent national electoral commission, INEC has postponed Bye Elections in 6 Senatorial Districts, 9 State Constituencies over the prevalent security situation in Nigeria.

 

In a statement via Microblogging platform, Twitter, the National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, INEC said the decision was taken after meeting with the 37 Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) on Thursday.

 

Breaking: Ojodu Police Station Lagos On Fire

Ojodu Police Station

Ojodu Police Station Lagos On Fire.

 

iexclusive News Nigeria also learnt that more than seven (7) vehicles were also burnt during the invasion.

 

A resident who spoke to exclusive News Reporter said that the hoodlums also looted shops close to the police stations.

 

Operatives of the Lagos State Fire Service have been swiftly mobilised to put out the fire.

 

Details shortly…