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Rain: Traders, residents decry flooding in Lagos Island



Brokers and inhabitants at Idumagbo, Lagos Island, on Saturday, criticized the issue of flood in the region, because of blocked water channels prompting the Lagoon. The merchants and inhabitants told NAN in discrete meetings that the overwhelming downpours on Saturday morning made harm their products and property.

They uncovered that different state and neighborhood government intercessions throughout the years had not worked, as the ideal answer to taking care of the issue had not been connected. A broker, who lives in the zone, Mr. Afolabi Olaribigbe, said that the state government had not been reasonable for the occupants of Idumagbo.

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“I was brought into the world here and had shopped here likewise, and since l can recollect, this zone has endured flooding ceaselessly. “Most noticeably terrible hit by this flooding in the territory is this Idumagbo Avenue, directly originating from Adeniji Adele Bridge to Idumota, Biniyo Street where l live, both left and right of Ojo Giwa Street and the Jankara Market.

“All alone, l am volunteering to do the cleaning of the trash since l don’t care for grimy condition and it aggravates me, and I have been doing it for quite a long time. “The issue of flooding in the territory is notable to me and the older folks, and l trust that the Government will look for our recommendation and feeling before setting out on work to cure the circumstance.

“What the Local Government is doing now won’t take care of the issue, in any case, we are appreciative that the waste framework is being overhauled,” he said. Olaribigbe, another inhabitant prevalently known as Mr. White, said that freeing the territory of flooding did not require much, as the older folks had contemplated the circumstance and could guidance the administration on how it would be done appropriately.

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A seller on cleaning apparatuses with a shop at Biniyo Street, Mr. Josephat Obi, said that he had remained for more than 18 years in the zone. “Since l can recall, no administration has had the option to deal with the work that would quit flooding in the territory. “A few structures have been built obstructing the section of water from the channel into the Lagoon.

“For any mediation to be fruitful, each one of those impediments along the seepage privileges of way should be evacuated. “At that point, the seepage framework being built ought to be done so that the water collected from the lanes streams toward the trench. “How the waste frameworks are present, the water streams in reverse rather than forward, considering the way that the seepage is blocked.

“The Local Government for as long as a half year has been building the waste frameworks and work is as yet continuous. “In any case, we don’t know whether after it is finished, it will quit flooding in the region,” he said. Obi said that they had questions because the brokers and occupants realized that appropriate answer for control flooding in the region was past what the neighborhood Government could do.

Another broker selling building apparatuses at Ojo Giwa Street, Mr. Abiodun Olowu, approached Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to address the flooding issue in the territory desperately.

“You can see that our shops are overflowed and properties pulverized, and without boots, we can’t remain outside our shops or homes. “The burst water pipe has declined the circumstance. The entire of Ojo Giwa Street down to Jankara Market is overwhelmed, and the water is knee profound. “You can see it for yourself. At the Jankara side, there is a Police Station, and it is overwhelmed as well.

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“We are drained, and we express gratitude toward God for another Governor, trusting that opening up the territory for water to stream to quit flooding would be his need,” he said. Olowu said that the dealers had lost their clients as no one would enter the water to purchase anything. He said that they complete the month to month sanitation practice each Thursday and guarantee that no earth is left, as it very well may be washed over into the seepage framework.

A bystander, who needed to stay unknown, said that the territory required dire Government. Mediation focusing on that one can’t emerge out of Adeniji Adele without experiencing the water to Idumota, Tinubu Streets and different pieces of Lagos Island. He said that due to the flooding, vehicles couldn’t go through individual pieces of the street. “We don’t realize what we are venturing into and how it will influence us wellbeing insightful,” he said.

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Buhari approves new appointment




President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that It will replace Captain Muthar Usman. Until his appointment, Nuhu was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

He is an airline pilot, security expert, leading quality control auditor, and artificial intelligence expert. Nuhu has a master’s degree. Bachelor of Business in Aviation and was in the Presidential Air Fleet as Captain and security officer.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also worked at Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.

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Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel




The Civil Liberties Organization, a chapter of the state of Akwa Ibom, has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.

The president of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while informing journalists as part of activities to commemorate World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Young teachers: the future of the profession.”

He said the need became necessary to stop the serious decomposition of infrastructure and insecurity in state public schools.

Isong criticized the content of the education presentation recently organized by the state government, describing it as “urbanized” and not with the intention of capturing the deep crisis that was shaking the sector in the state.

He said: “It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom state are in ruins, insecure and left to the destiny of the communities without government attention.

“All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector to build more classroom blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure such as science equipment, libraries, laboratories, as well as review the education curriculum to ensure a better and safe future for children in the state of Akwa Ibom. ”

He thanked the state government for tameing the right to basic education of the Akwa Ibom child in free and compulsory education and urged the state government to do what is necessary.

“The right to basic education of all Nigerian children, as enshrined in the Child Rights Act of 2003 in Article 15 (1), had been tamed under the Akwa Ibom State Child Rights Act, to ensure that every child in the State of Akwa Ibom the right to compulsory, free and qualitative basic education. ”

Isong added that; “In the Fundamental Principles and Directives of State Policy, as set out in Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 (as amended), the government has the responsibility to ensure that the education of Nigerian children be free and qualitative. ”

He also urged the government to address the numerous complaints of delays in the payment of pensions and unpaid tips to relatives of late elementary school teachers with delays in 1991 and to provide an improved social assistance package for teachers in public schools throughout the state.

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We will attack DSTV, MTN, Shoprite, Stanbic IBTC, others if they don’t leave Nigeria – Yoruba youths




After the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and Nigerian companies in South Africa, the Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, has granted South African companies and businesses seven ultimata to leave Nigeria.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the group president, Oluyi Akintade Tayo, the refusal of the interested parties to give in to the notice of resignation will mean death.

While expressing disappointment at the attitude of South Africans against Nigerians living and working in South Africa, particularly what they described as the continued silence of the South African government on development, the group emphasized that during the apartheid era, which was the time Difficult of In the rainbow country, Nigeria was firm with them.

The statement says: “Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC), the most crucial youth group in Nigeria that projects and protects the Yoruba nation in the country, is sad and angry because South Africans, with the support of the country’s authorities, are coordinating the looting and burning of Nigerian businesses and mutilations and murders of our brothers and fathers on earth.

“It is unfortunate that South Africa, which under the apartheid regime had the support and solidarity of the Nigerians and the government while the white supremacists reigned supreme, is now turning to inflict physical and psychological pain and injury to the people whose parents committed great harm.” part of wages and profits and the community to end the apartheid reign.

“The circulating video in which Mr. Bongani Mkongi, the Vice Minister of Police of South Africa, defended the attacks against Nigerians and other Africans confirmed our previous fear and doubts about the guilt of the South African authorities. It is disconcerting that the country whose former leader, the late Nelson Mandela, recognized Nigeria’s efforts to elevate the South African-led government, is expelling other Africans, mostly Nigerians, energetically and with shame.

“We have tolerated the excesses of these South Africans whose businesses have prospered in Nigeria without any physical and psychological attack. For months, the coalition has written several letters to the South African consulate in Nigeria requesting meetings to chart a way forward and find a lasting solution for these unfortunate and barbaric incidents that have still been ignored or have run into a brick wall.

“OYC, after an emergency meeting, has concluded plans to, as a matter of urgency, attack all South African companies and facilities in Nigeria, especially in the southwest region of the country. DSTV, MTN, SHOPRITE, STANBIC IBTC, and other outlets are our goals.

“Therefore, we give these South African companies a maximum of seven days to leave Nigeria or forget them, since our coalition, with other groups and comrades throughout the country, will attack them and burn them to ashes,” reads the notice.

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