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LASTMA AVERTS ANOTHER MAJOR FIRE DISASTER AS ANOTHER PETROLEUM TANKER GOT HOOKED AT IKOTUN, LAGOS

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Operations of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) early today morning averted what could have been another major fire disaster around Synagogue Church, Oju-Odo area inward Ikotun.

Traffic officer Demola Muibi ‘Bravo’ (Zone 7) who led Lastma response team disclosed that an NNPC branded tanker fully loaded with petroleum product got hooked and totally blocked the entire Road inward Ikotun from the Synagogue Church.

He disclosed further that in order to avert another major fire disaster around the entire Synagogue Church area, Lastma team after arriving at the scene around 6 am called other major emergency responders including the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services immediately.

LASTMA avert Tanker crisis

“We managed the situation in such a way to avoid miscreants and hoodlums from tampering with the fuel before the arrival of Police men from Ikotun Police Division”

He confirmed that motorists were diverted through Ijegun Road for those who want to navigate through Ikotun/Ejigbo/Jakande and likewise those coming from Ejigbo are to access through Ile-iwe and Liasu Road in to order for them to continue their journey.

Trans-loading commences immediately another empty tanker was brought to the scene and the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services were doing the needful.

 

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Rivers Crisis: Hon. Enemi George Blows Hot, Calls Governor Fubara a Small Man

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Hon. Enemi Alabo George, a member of the Rivers State House of Assembly, did not mince his words when he called out Governor Sim Fubara for his reckless and violent actions. He boldly stated, “I dare you today, Sim Fubara.

 

”You may have had the guts to break the gates of the Rivers State House of Assembly quarters and force your way in, but let me tell you, you are nothing but a small man. Your threats and harassment, shooting and inducing fear into the wives and children of Assembly members are nothing but cowardly acts.”

George went on to remind Fubara of his past misdeeds, saying, “You burnt the hallowed chambers of the House of Assembly, attacked the residence of the Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, and even demolished the Rivers State House of Assembly Complex. Despite all this, we did not answer you, we thought it was just the madness of a minute. But know this, you can never break me.”

He further emphasized, “I have respected our friendship for a long time, but now, I refuse to hold back any longer. You know where I live, you know my apartment, why didn’t you come? I worked hard for you to become Governor, I even mobilized professionals from all works and corners of life to support you. But now, I will never bow to baal. You are nothing but a small man, and I will not be intimidated by you.”

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NDLEA Act: Senate Passes Bill to enforce Death Punishment for Drug Peddlers

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The Nigerian Senate has taken a significant step towards ensuring a safer and healthier society by passing a bill to amend the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA Act. The amendment includes the imposition of capital punishment by death for those involved in drug-related crimes in Nigeria. The aim of this move is to create a drug-free environment in Nigeria and to address the issue of drug peddling among the country’s youth, which has become a major concern.

The Senate believes that this amendment will provide the necessary legal backing for NDLEA to carry out its duties effectively and also enable the prosecution of those found guilty of drug-related offences. This will go a long way in curbing the drug trafficking menace that has been a source of worry to the government and citizens alike.

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BREAKING: Reps Tells CBN to Suspend Cybercrime Levy Collection

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On Thursday, May 9th, the House of Representatives made a commendable move by ordering the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to suspend the enforcement of the cybercrime levy introduced by the apex bank. This decision was made to ensure that the principles outlined in section 44(2a) of the Cybercrime Act are adhered to, and that Nigerians are not confused or misled in any way by the circular issued by the CBN.

The House of Representatives expressed their concern about the potential misunderstanding that could arise from the circular issued by the CBN, and urged the bank to retract the previous circular promptly and release a new one that aligns with the provisions of the Act.

This action was taken in response to a pressing issue raised by Minority Leader Kingsley Chinda (PDP, Rivers) on behalf of all members. The House’s decision shows their commitment to promoting fairness, transparency, and accountability in Nigeria’s financial sector.

 

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