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Lagos commences construction of Akinola Aboru drainage channel

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By Dada Jackson

The Lagos Lagos State Government has assured residents of Agbado Okeodo, Mosan Okunola, Ayobo Ipaja LCDA of a qualitative finish as work commences on the Akinola/Aboru drainage channel in order to permanently curb the menace of flooding in the area

Addressing stakeholders at a meeting held at Abule Egba, Lagos, on the project, the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello, said the flooding had almost become intractable.

He stated that it was the resolve of the Sanwo-Olu administration to prevent further loss of lives and properties occasioned by flooding that necessitated the award of the contract afresh.

Bello said the construction of Akinola\Aboru drainage channel would contribute to sustainable development and a quality living environment for all, adding that the cooperation of all residents was necessary to see the contract through.

According to him, without the residents’ “robust contributions and buy-in, we cannot achieve the desired success, which explains the reasons why your inputs are being sought as we commence the job.”

He charged the residents to form a committee among themselves in order to supervise the project and report their complaints to the ministry in case of discrepancy as regards the project.

Earlier in his remarks, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Drainage and Water Resources, Joe Igbokwe, commended the residents for collaborating with the state government on the construction of the major drainage channel in the axis.

He noted that construction of canals is going on in various areas across the  canals for water to flow naturally stressing that government will not relent in performing its responsibilities of maintaining flood free and clean environment.

Igbokwe appealed to residents to take ownership of the project after completion and desist from the arbitrary dumping of refuse into canals in order to continuously sustain a flood-free Lagos

 

 

 

Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary, Office of Drainage Services, Engr.Olalekan Shodeinde described the channel project as an engineering masterpiece which will run through 3 local councils.

He said the project may come with some pains as building on the setback and alignment may be moved, but it is for good of the majority.

He added that the Akinola bridge that collapsed recently which measured about 20 metres would be reconstructed and expanded so that water would flow freely underneath without damage.

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Lady’s Decomposing Body Dug Up in Kwara Doctor’s Office

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Adio Adebowale

Police in Kwara State have dug up the decomposing body of a yet-to-be-identified female buried in a shallow grave in the office of Adio Adebowale, Chief Medical Director of Kaiama General Hospital, Kwara State.

Okasannmi Ajayi, spokesman of the Kwara State Police Command, confirmed to FIJ that the police acted on a lead and gained entry to his office where they found the body in a shallow grave under concrete.

Shallow grave inside Adebowale’s office

He said the body belonged to a female, but her identity was yet to be ascertained.

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He also said the command would be looking forward to quizzing the doctor as he was facing homicide charges in Edo State as of the time of discovery.

Ajayi said, “We found the body, but we did not arrest him. He is not with us, as he is with the Edo State Police, where he is facing homicide charges.”

Adebowale, on September 3, allegedly murdered one Emmanuel Agbovinuere, a cab driver, by injecting him with a deadly substance, and he was paraded by the police on September 7. Speaking with the media on that day, Adebowale described Agbovinuere as a friend and begged his family to forgive him.

He said, “Let the police do their investigation. I am pleading with the family to forgive me. I have killed a friend. He was really my friend. I can show you our discussions on phone.”

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Man Mauled To Death By Dogs Belonging To A Church – Police

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The Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO) of Lagos Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday.

He also said the police have begun an investigation into the incident.

Hundeyin said that the younger brother of the victim reported the incident to the police in the Abule-Egba area of Lagos.

He said that on Tuesday at about 11:30pm, his elder brother was coming home and two German dogs came out from church premises and pounced on him.

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“The man said the dogs gave his elder brother several bites all over his body. The police immediately visited the scene of the incident by detectives led by the Divisional Crime Officer.

“On arrival, the dogs were not seen. The victim was said to be rushed to Orile Agege General Hospital for treatment by the family.

“On getting to the hospital, it was discovered that the victim has given up the ghost. Family forcefully removed the corpse for burial according to Muslim rite,” he said.

The PPRO, therefore, advised members of the public to always cage and vaccinate their dogs.

“You are liable for any damage caused by your pets,” he warned. (NAN)/Daily Trust

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BREAKING: NDLEA nabs ex-football with cocaine

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Spokesman of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has arrested an ex-footballer with cocaine at the Lagos air port.

Spokesman of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi in tweet on his verified twitter handle shared a video of how an ex-footballer imported cocaine into Nigeria.

The Cocaine was concealed in a wooden frame and Babafemi tweeted : “Just imagine the time and energy it takes to conceal this when you know there’s no guarantee ⁦ @ndlea_nigeria
⁩ officers won’t unravel you. Another one busted at Lagos airport. Details coming shortly”

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Spokesperson of the agency said in a statement that the 33-year-old indigene of Arochukwu Local Government, Abia State was arrested on Monday 26th September 2022 after anti-narcotic officers discovered he concealed the illicit substance in the handles of his bags and padded the top edges of same with the class A drug.

During preliminary interview, Okafor disclosed that he was an ex-footballer with the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH Enugu FC, where he played for four seasons before leaving for Sri Lanka in 2014.

He further stated that he moved to Brazil from Sri Lanka after playing for two seasons but could not advance his football career in Brazil due lack of official documents.

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