Gas Explosion: 5 Persons Dead, 3 Rescued In Buruwa, Lagos

Five persons were confirmed dead in the gas explosion that occurred at Baruwa, Alimosho area of Lagos on Thursday. TellAfrica gathered that the gas tanker explosion occurred at 5:40 a.m. when a LPG tanker was discharging at the Best Roof Plant Station at the area. Ibrahim Farinloye, the Acting Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), while giving an update on the explosion said, three persons were rescued while five bodies were recovered from the explosion. The rescued persons had been taken to a hospital after the initial first…

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Commercial Bus Passengers & Driver Narrowly Escaped Death Having Veered Into A Moving Train In Lagos

-Adewale Adetoyese Passengers and driver of a commercial bus escaped death by a whisker on Monday as the bus conveying them to their destinations ran into a moving train around the PWD area of Oshodi, Lagos State. TellAfrica gathered that the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the bus suddenly veered onto the tracks and collided with the train. He stated that some of the victims, who sustained injuries resulting from the impact of the collision, had been provided with on-site medical care. He added that the…

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2 Children Drown Following Heavy Rainfall In Lagos

Two children still unidentified have drowned in a flood at Ketu, Lagos, during heavy rainfall on Saturday. The incident which occurred at Oyebanjo Street, Ketu area of the metropolis was confirmed by the Lagos Emergency Management Agency. The agency said it received several calls concerning the incident. However, the children are yet to be recovered at the time of this report. “The agency received distress calls concerning the above. On arrival at the scene of the incident, it was discovered that around 8 p.m., two children had been caught up…

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Falling Container Claims 2 Lives In Lagos

An empty 40ft container has claimed two lives in an accident at Ijesha area of Lagos, an official said. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said this on Saturday. Mr Oke-Osanyintolu made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Saturday. He said that the LASEMA management received a distress call on its emergency toll free line at about 9:44 p.m. on Friday and activated a response team to the incident scene at Odo Olowu bus-stop at Ijesha.…

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A Soldier, 26 Others Arrested For Alleged Cyber Crime

A serving military corporal in Lagos State, Lance Corporal Ajayi Kayode has been arrested for alleged Internet fraud. Kayode was arrested in the Lekki axis of the state by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The soldier, who was arrested alongside 26 others, said he was still learning “yahoo yahoo” (Internet fraud) from his friends when he was nabbed. He confessed that his friends, who were teaching him, had told him that cybercrime was the best way to make quick money hence his involvement. EFCC spokesperson, Mr Dele…

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Breaking: International Flights Resume In Nigeria

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that international flights will resume on August 29. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this announcement for resumption of flights at the bi-weekly Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing on Monday. He said the airports will open in batches beginning with Lagos and Abuja. President Muhammad Buhari had in March ordered the suspension of international flights to curb the influx of imported cases of the virus in the country. While local flights were also suspended, they have resumed for about a month…

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records Another Low With 290 Cases & 5 Fatalities

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Monday, Nigeria reported another low incidence of the novel coronavirus; as 290 new infections was recorded, being the second lowest daily figure since June 8. Five deaths were also recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the toll of COVID-19 related deaths to 950. The given figure on Monday is slightly higher than the 288 daily cases recorded a week ago. Nigeria continue to record cases below 500 for the past two weeks; this may signify that the country’s epidemiological curve…

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Nigerian Government Investigates Pharmaceutical Stores Over Hike In Price Of Hydroxychloroquine

The federal government of Nigeria is investigating some drug stores in the country over outrageous hiking of prices of hydroxychloroquine, a controversial anti-malaria drug used for COVID-19 treatment. A drug store in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, Ebus Pharmacy Limited, was selling hydroxychloroquine at an exorbitant price of N50,000. The owner of Ebus Pharmacy, Boniface Ebugosi, said the hydroxychloroquine was an imported drug and that the dwindling value of the naira against the dollar was responsible for its high price. Other drug stores in Port Harcourt were also selling hydroxychloroquine at…

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Brothers Arrested With Fresh Human Head

TWO BROTHERS ARRESTED WITH FRESH HUMAN HEAD: Police operatives attached to the Anti-kidnapping unit of the police in Lagos state has arrested two brothers with a fresh human head. It was gathered that the brothers were arrested today 26th June 2020 at about 8.30am by a police team while on routine patrol between Ajah/Epe expressway in possession of the fresh human head which they concealed in a sack. The two brothers, Ayodeji Obadimeji, aged 18,and Saheed Obadimeji,19 who resides at Tunde Balogun Street, Shapati, Ibeju-Lekki have confessed that one native…

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