Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Two Died In Building Collapse In Lagos

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Two kids born of the same mother were killed on Wednesday when a building collapsed at number 26 Jakande Estate in Isolo Lagos.

A National Emergency Management Agency source said the mother of the children was also injured.
NEMA, Red Cross, Civil Defence with the aid of Lagos State Ambulance Services  have since evacuated the building and deposited  dead bodies at the mortuary.

The Lagos State Building Control Agency [LASBCA] has ordered all occupants of structures near the collapsed building at the Jakande Estate, Isolo in Lagos State to vacate their premises in 48 hours.

Most buildings within the vicinity have structural weaknesses and signs of imminent collapse.

Police officers who visited the site promised the residents that they would be temporarily rehabilitated, but where they are to be relocated had not been announced as of the time of filing this report. Kids died in the collapse and their mother was also seriously injured.  She is receiving treatment in a hospital.
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Two Died In Building Collapse In Lagos

Bi-Courtney Boss Wale Babalakin Arranged for Money Laundering (N2billion)

The Chief Executive Officer of Bi-Courtney Ltd, Wale Babalakin, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He was alleged to have helped in facilitating the siphoning about N2 billion belonging to Delta State on behalf of former Governor James Ibori.
This is coming a few days after a concessionary agreement between Bi- Courtney and federal government on the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway was terminated by government. EFCC sources in Abuja confirmed that the charges were filed against Babalakin today at a Lagos High Court in Ikeja (Daily Times)

Police detain 7-month-old baby, parents over N20,000 debt

AWKA—A SEVEN – MONTH old baby boy, Uchenna Nwoye, his parents and two others were allegedly arrested and detained by the police in Onitsha over N20 000 debt owed by the parents.
They were arrested at Ifitedunu in Dunukofia local government area of Anambra State by policemen from Fegge Police Stattion, Onitsha, for failure to pay the N20,000 to a woman Uchenna’s father allegedly did business with.

Dangote; Richest Man Africa and Other Nigerians Counted In

Business mogul, Aliko Dangote can still hold his head high as the richest man in Africa just as the 2012 list of Africa’s 40 richest people came out with his name topping it. According to Forbes, most of his net worth lies in publicly traded Dangote Cement which operates in 14 African countries. Nicky Oppenheimer of South Africa comes in once again as the second richest, with a $6.4 billion fortune – down $100 million from the previous year.

Ex-Banker, 53, Sleeps On Lagos Streets Over Unpaid Terminal Benefit

Olubiyi Odunayo, 53, former employee of Hallmark Bank Plc, has embarked on hunger strike to protest against non-payment of his terminal benefit. The ex-banker has turned a garden on Mobolaji Bank-Anthony Way into his new home, vowing to remain there until he is paid his benefits.

Immigration Arrests Nigerian At Wedding Ceremony In UK For Overstaying His Visa

Imagine leaving home with the intention of attending a wedding, but ending up in detention? That was the case of a Nigerian man who was apprehended at the venue of a wedding in Falkirk, Scotland for overstaying his visa. According to the BBC report, he was to be a witness at a wedding in Falkirk where he was caught and later detained by the UK Border Agency.

REVEALED!!! 13 dangerous bus-stops in Lagos

Many bus stops in most cities in the country have become havens for criminals and innocent citizens who use them have bitter tales to tell, where they survive attacks.
Like most commercial cities, Lagos has many dangerous bus stops even though checks revealed that few of them have become relatively safe due to Governor Raji Fashola’s Green Lagos campaign.

6 Men Shot Dead In Gaza

Six men accused of being 'Israeli spies' were dragged through the streets of Gaza City and executed in front of a chanting mob today as Israel warned Palestinians to evacuate some areas of the territory in apparent preparation for a ground invasion. Witnesses said the six were taken to an intersection in the north of the city where they were summarily shot for providing intelligence that helped Israel pinpoint key figures in Hamas and the Islamic Jihad targeted by their warplanes


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