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LASTMA PREVENTS PETROLEUM FIRE EXPLOSION AT SURULERE, LAGOS

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Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and other emergency responders today prevented another petroleum fire explosion on top of Stadium Bridge inward Barracks/Ojuelegba on Funsho Williams Avenue, Surulere, Lagos.

In a press statement released by the Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA Mr Adebayo Taofiq confirmed that a Coniol tanker (T–22032EA) fully loaded with Petroleum product (PMS) fell on a Golf Volkswagen car (KRD 810 EA) and had its contents spreading over other side of the expressway.

Mr. Adebayo confirmed that in order to prevent another imminent fire explosion, Lastma Officials as first emergency responder after arriving at the scene immediately called other emergency responders particularly the Lasema Response Unit (LRU) and the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services.

“After arriving at the scene, our personnel immediately secured the environment against area boys including other members of the public who had already gathered with buckets/jerry cans with the intention of scooping spreading fuel on the road”

Mr Adebayo confirmed that Policemen from Area ‘C’ Police Division at Barracks provided security backup at the scene with the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services doing the needful.

He confirmed further that motorists coming towards Stadium bridge inward Barracks/Ojuelegba on Funsho Williams Avenue diverted to ply service lane and continue their journey.

“Priliminary investigations revealed that the falling Coniol tanker loaded fuel at Apapa and was on his way to Ikeja before the truck developed a break failure on Stadium Bridge”

Traffic Officer Olukoga Olajide who led Lastma rescue operations to the scene confirmed that the driver of falling Coniol tanker (Sefiyu Adamu) was arrested and handed over to the Police for further investigation.

You will recall that the Lagos State Government restricted trucks including petroleum tankers drivers from plying Ojuelegba, Stadium and Dorma-long bridges to forestall further accident on the bridge.

 

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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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