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Federal Fire service set to buy firefighting helicopters

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The Federal Fire Service plans to acquire firefighting helicopters to help in the fight of fire outbreaks.

Controller-General of the service, Mr Liman Ibrahim, stated this during the inauguration of a renovated the Zone G Command of the organisation on Thursday in Minna, Niger State. Ibrahim also said some senior officers of the service were set to travel to Belarus to discuss with the manufacturers of firefighting helicopters on the purchase.

“We are leaving the country on March 5 to Belarus to engage the manufacturers on procurement of this helicopter,” he said.

He said that the team would also discuss the possibility of acquiring additional hydraulic platforms for high-rise buildings firefighting and training of fire instructors and investigators for the newly established training schools in states.

The fire service CG said, “We have taken delivery of one hydraulic truck which can extend to 18 floors. Our special crew for the truck is presently undergoing training to master the operation because it is purely hydraul”ic.

“When the vehicle is commissioned, it would be stationed in Lagos and when we purchase another, it would be stationed in Abuja,” he said.

According to him, the agency has received requests from state governments asking for fire investigations on fire outbreaks in their state. Ibrahim said, “It is our statutory duty and we will continue to do it to partner with states.

“The state governments are advised to engage the federal and state fire services to see how we can come together to make markets free from fire outbreaks.

“We are facing the challenge of market fires and the solution is political will.”

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State said the renovation of the station would help to improve the self-confidence of firefighters in the state.

The governor, represented by Mr Ibrahim Matane, Secretary to the State Government, appreciated the service for the training and retraining of firefighters in the state for better service delivery.

The service Zonal Controller in Minna,  Mr Ahmad Gana, said that before the renovation of the state command, the office was unkempt.

“Before the renovation of this station, most workers disliked being at the office to work because the environment was not friendly.”

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Customs burst cross-border criminal syndicate, seize fake $6m, forged passports

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Four members of cross border criminal syndicate were on Thursday arrested at Seme border with fake $6 million and a number of other prohibited items.

Seme border Customs Area Comptroller, Dear Nnadi, mni, disclosed that the fake currency bears the same serial number, adding that the money was being moved out of the country before it was intercepted at Gbaji customs post along the Lagos – Seme highway.

He also said besides the confiscation of the currency, a total of six international passport of Malta Republic bearing the same photograph but with different names.

According to the Customs boss, the same lady whose name is on the passport also has six international driver’s license with her photograph but with six different names.

He said, ”Our officers at Gbaji check point intercepted a vehicle and upon searching them, we discover the currency you are seeing here. These are fake United States Dollar Bills.

“When we counted them, it amounted to $6 million United States Dollars Bills in fake currency but it will take the eagle eye of a trained officer to detect that they are fake. One of the land marks is that some of the Bills bear the same serial number besides that, it will be very difficult for anybody to detect that these Dollar Bills are fake.

“Two people were arrested in connection with this development.

“Similarly to this, we also arrested few hours after this, we also arrested two other passengers in another vehicle and upon searching them and their baggage, we discover some international passports

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Ghanaian pastor divorced by wife for impregnating sidechick vows to ban condoms if elected president

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Christian Kwabena Andrew

The founder of Life Assembly Worship Center, Christian Kwabena Andrew,  has disclosed that if he is elected as president, he will ban condoms.
The Ghanaian cleric who is running for presidency under Ghana Union Movement Party said this while speaking in an interview on Dawdne TV.

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In the video, he opined that the use of c#ndoms is useless since diseases contracted can be treated in hospitals. He added that wearing it would only defeat the purpose of intimacy.
Amused by this, the host asked if he would ban the importation of c#ndoms if elected president while also informing him that there’s no cure for HIV/AIDS.
The pastor had gone viral after he revealed, while preaching, that his wife had left him after he fathered a child with another woman.
Reports have also revealed that his wife who told her side of the story disclosed that he’s a hardcase lecher who beds every woman that comes his way, including his church members. Tori

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Gun threats: Tajudeen Olanrewaju, Ogboni Leader declared wanted

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Tajudeen Olanrewaju Bakare

The Lagos State Police Command has declared wanted the first President of the Supreme Body of Ogboni Association Worldwide, Tajudeen Olanrewaju Bakare.

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