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#EndSARS: Massive Destruction Too Heavy For Lagos – South-West Senators
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#EndSARS: Massive Destruction Too Heavy For Lagos – South-West Senators

The South-West caucus of the Senate on Tuesday lamented the destruction of public and private properties in Lagos after the #EndSARS protest turned violent. The lawmakers described the attacks as ‘orchestrated tragedy’ and called for a thorough investigation. The senators, who noted that the burden of rebuilding would be too much for Lagos alone, promised to get the support of the National Assembly and the Federal Government to assist the state in recovering. They spoke during a visit to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to commiserate with him on the loss of lives and properties in the state. The delegation was led by Senator Ajayi Boroffice, who represents Ondo North senatorial district. Boroffice expressed worry that many youths working in the businesses that were destroyed...
Ubi Franklin Shares the Damage the Heavy Downpour in Lagos Caused in his Home
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Ubi Franklin Shares the Damage the Heavy Downpour in Lagos Caused in his Home

The heavy downpour in Lagos earlier today June 18, has caused major Havoc in the home of music executive, Ubi Franklin. In a post shared on his Instagram page, Ubi said his apartment became really flooded after the roof came off. He wrote''At About 5:30am I heard a knock on my door and when I came out it was my PA “sir the house is flooded” everywhere was flooded. The Roof came off, POP soaked and it was raining directly into one of the guest rooms upstairs and luckily The person sleeping in the room was not hurt. Stay Safe Guys I Dey here dey swim for my house Thank God we are all safe and no one was Hurt.''  
Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown
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Heavy Traffic In Lekki As Lagos Residents Flout Lockdown

Despite the lockdown in Lagos State to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of motorists were on Monday stranded in a gridlock on the Lekki-Epe Expressway. Footage of the gridlock, which was trending online, showed hundreds of vehicles stuck in traffic. “No isolation anymore, no quarantine in Lagos State, from Jakande Estate to Agungi, full hold up is going on right now,” the person, who recorded the video, could be heard saying. Some of the stranded motorists lamented having to spend hours for journeys that should have lasted minutes. While some complained that the gridlock was caused by security agents enforcing the lockdown by scrutinising motorists plying the road, others said not all those stuck in the gridlock were rendering essential services and th...
My Heavy Ring Walk Costume Caused My Defeat – Deontay Wilder
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My Heavy Ring Walk Costume Caused My Defeat – Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder wanted to make his ring walk prior to his fight with Tyson Fury on Saturday special and wore a 40-pound costume as a tribute to Black History Month. But Wilder said the costume was too heavy and was the reason that he didn’t have his legs under him in his seventh-round TKO loss to Fury. He said he will go to Africa at the end of March on vacation and plans to exercise his rematch clause for a third fight with Fury. He said he’ll get back to boxing once he returns from Africa. Wilder also said he is upset with assistant trainer Mark Breland for throwing in the towel to stop the fight and suggested that Breland will no longer be part of the team on fight night. He said he was displeased with the work of referee Kenny Bayless, who took a point from Fury in the fifth rou...
Rail: FG To Ban Heavy Cargo Transport By Road
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Rail: FG To Ban Heavy Cargo Transport By Road

The Federal Government plans to ban the movement of certain category of cargoes on some roads after the completion of major railways in the country. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said this in Lagos during a panel session on infrastructure development and financing at an event organised by Deloitte on Nigeria Economic Outlook 2020. “As soon as we finish these rail projects, there are some types of cargo that will not go on road, whether you like it or not,” he said. While giving an account of ongoing rail construction and other new ones to be constructed, he said it was important to transfer the cargo movement to the rail track. This, he said, would enable the roads to last longer. He said railway transportation for passengers was usually subsidised but was ...
Heavy Rainfall Kills Over 23 persons in Jakarta, Indonesia
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Heavy Rainfall Kills Over 23 persons in Jakarta, Indonesia

  At  least 23 people were confirmed dead on Thursday and thousands were forced to evacuate, after severe flooding hit Indonesia's capital as residents were celebrating the New Year. Residents of Jakarta were soaked by torrential rains as they waited for New Year's eve fireworks on Wednesday, Aljazeera reports. Jakarta's domestic airport was also shut, leaving almost 20,000 passengers stranded. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Agus Wibowo said on Wednesday that monsoon rains and rising rivers submerged at least 90 neighbourhoods and triggered a landslide in Kota Depok, a city on the outskirts of Jakarta. Wibowo said the dead included a 16-year-old high school student who was electrocuted while more than 19,000 people were in temporary shelters after floodwa...
Hazard’s Real Madrid struggles down to weight issues – Wenger
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Hazard’s Real Madrid struggles down to weight issues – Wenger

Arsene Wenger believes Eden Hazard is 'too heavy' and his weight issues are the main reason behind his struggle to get started at Real Madrid. The Belgian attacker joined the Liga giants from Chelsea in a deal worth €100 million (£88m/$112m) as the star signing of Zinedine Zidane's second stint at the club. However, Hazard has had little impact on his new team, scoring one goal in 10 appearances to date, and was outshone by 18-year-old team-mate Rodrygo Goes' hat-trick in Madrid's 6-0 thrashing of Galatasaray on Wednesday. Wenger thinks Hazard, who was taken off in the 68th minute of Wednesday's match, isn't overwhelmed by his new surroundings at the Bernabeu and is battling to perform because he put on too much weight in pre-season. "He is not the type of guy to be [over-awed ...
UNILAG Female Hostel Roof Leaks As Heavy Rain Water Fills The Rooms
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UNILAG Female Hostel Roof Leaks As Heavy Rain Water Fills The Rooms

After a recent occurrence which a spinning ceiling fan fell in the middle of the night in a room at the Fagunwa Hall of Unilag which no one was hurt, there has been another sad event at the female hostel in which their rooms were filled with rain water because of leaking roof. Student were seen using bucket to scoop out the water that filled the rooms as they keep their valuables. Watch Video "@uniksoundsng: Unilag what's the way na... Why will they treat students like trash??? What kind of nonsense is this??? #Unilag pic.twitter.com/uMVxKi9bj8 — GIDITRAFFIC (@Gidi_Traffic) March 17, 2019
Heavy Deployment Of Soldiers Good For Rivers People – Amaechi
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Heavy Deployment Of Soldiers Good For Rivers People – Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, Nigeria's Minister of Transportation who hosted a delegation of British High Commission to Nigeria at his residence in Port Harcourt, the capital, on Friday, stated that heavy deployment of soldiers good for Rivers people. Speaking ahead of Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state, the former Governor of Rivers State said that military personnel supporting other security agencies already on ground, the exercise would be more secure, thereby avoiding unnecessary loss of lives. Amaechi who further claimed that the elections of 2015 could not in any way be compared to the 2019 general elections in terms of security situation, added that the heavy deployment of soldiers good for Rivers people. He said; “With the presence of the military in ...
Kenya Court Postpones Ruling On Homosexuality Laws
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Kenya Court Postpones Ruling On Homosexuality Laws

Kenya’s High Court has postponed a ruling on whether to scrap laws which criminalize homosexuality, citing a heavy case load. Friday’s announcement of a delay was met with dismay by Kenya’s LGBT community and their allies, who have been anxiously awaiting a ruling on the petition, which was filed three years ago. Chacha Mwita, one of the judges, said the files are above his height, adding that one of his colleagues was on leave and other members of the three-judge bench were juggling multiple cases. Chacha Mwita set the decision for May 24. “We plan to meet in April if all goes well and see whether we can come up with a decision. You do not appreciate what the judges are going through.” Gay rights organisations are asking the court to scrap two sections of the penal code that cr...
Troops Repel Boko Haram, Kill 4 Terrorists In Borno
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Troops Repel Boko Haram, Kill 4 Terrorists In Borno

The Nigerian Army, on Thursday, said its troops killed four Boko Haram terrorists when they attempted to attack 118 Battalion location at Arege village in Borno. Nigerian troops rallied to flush out Boko Haram rag tag forces in Guzamala The army said on its twitter handles that on Nov. 28, the troops successfully repelled the terrorists’ attack, killed several of them and recovered high caliber weapons. It disclosed that the terrorists suffered heavy casualties and fled in disarray leaving behind four dead bodies of their members. “Boko Haram met their waterloo and suffered heavy casualties yesterday evening Nov. 28, 2018 when they attempted to infiltrate 118 Battalion location at Arege in Abadam Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno. “The terrorists were completely route...
Parents’ Only Child Dies As Generator Crashes Into Building In Lagos
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Parents’ Only Child Dies As Generator Crashes Into Building In Lagos

A mall’s generator which crashed into a building in Lagos, reportedly killed a two-year-old boy who is his parents’ only child. Twitter user @temiokomi who shared the story, also disclosed the late boy’s parents were also injured as a result of the incident. The generator crash which killed the boy who is his parents’ only child, has been reported to the police. Read the tweets below; Man. My boy is in pain & needs some justice. Last night’s rains pulled down the heavy fence of a shopping complex & a pillar or so, crashed into his sister’s house & killed her two-year old. Who does he report to, Twitter? His heart is heavy & he wants justice. Damn. Update: It wasn’t the rains. Apparently, the mall’s generators are by the fence & it was the large Mikano generato...
Asaba Residents Sacked As Flood Sweeps 6 Tricycles Into River Niger
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Asaba Residents Sacked As Flood Sweeps 6 Tricycles Into River Niger

Heavy rainfall, which resulted into flood in Asaba and its environs on Wednesday night, has swept six tricycles into the River Niger. According to Daily Posts, the flood also sacked residents of Ifant Jesus, Phase 11, and DLA road in Asaba. Although, no death was reported, it was learnt that the entire Ifant Jesus, Phase 11, and DLA residents were thrown into disarray as their houses and properties were taken over by the flood. Thieves, in spite of the heavy down pour, defied the situation to take advantage of the affected residents’ predicament and robbed them at gun point. Mrs Patricia Mokego, one of the victims at Infant Jesus road, said: “the flood took over my property, destroyed my things, everything I have in my house was destroyed, and I have no place to be sleeping fo...
The Bridge Linking Gombe, Adamawa And Borno States Has Completely Cut Off
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The Bridge Linking Gombe, Adamawa And Borno States Has Completely Cut Off

A bridge linking Gombe, Adamawa and Borno States has been completely cut off after a heavy heavy led to flooding in the area.   According to a tweet by Federal Road Safety Corps, the bridge which has been cut off is located at Bayo Local Govt area of Borno State. The agency advised motorists to make use of alternative routes.   Also, a portion of the Kwaita Bridge along Lokoja–Abuja Expressway has been washed-off after a heavy rain and motorists are advised to be cautious as they approach the bridge.  
How Heavy Use Of Social Media Could Lead To Mental Illness
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How Heavy Use Of Social Media Could Lead To Mental Illness

Heavy consumption of social media could lead to mental illness, researchers have said. Roughly a quarter of British adults have been diagnosed at some point with a psychiatric disorder, costing the economy an estimated 4.5% of GDP per year. Such illnesses have many causes, but a growing body of research demonstrates that in young people they are linked with heavy consumption of social media. According to a survey in 2017 by the Royal Society for Public Health, Britons aged 14-24 believe that Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter have detrimental effects on their wellbeing. On average, they reported that these social networks gave them extra scope for self-expression and community-building. But they also said that the platforms exacerbated anxiety and depression, deprived...
Trump Urges China To Get ‘Heavy’ With North Korea
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Trump Urges China To Get ‘Heavy’ With North Korea

US President Donald Trump said it was time for China to take decisive action against North Korea after Pyongyang’s latest ballistic missile launch, urging Beijing to “end this nonsense once and for all”. “Does this guy have anything better to do with his life?” Trump said late Monday, referring to his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-Un after South Korea’s military reported that a ballistic missile had come down in the Sea of Japan. The US military also confirmed the launch. “Hard to believe that South Korea and Japan will put up with this much longer,” he wrote on Twitter. “Perhaps China will put a heavy move on North Korea and end this nonsense once and for all!” The missile launch, which authorities in Seoul said was fired from a site near Panghyon in North Phyongan provinc...
Eid-El-Fitr: Heavy Downpour In Bauchi Stalls Prayers
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Eid-El-Fitr: Heavy Downpour In Bauchi Stalls Prayers

Heavy downpour in the early hours of Sunday prevented teeming Muslim faithful in Bauchi metropolis from performing congregation prayers marking the end of Ramadan Fast. The rainfall, which started at about 8 am, lasted about two hours, taking worshipers that had already arrived at open prayer grounds, by surprise. As it intensified, worshipers had to seek refuge in nearby buildings and tents, most of them, soaked in their new Sallah attires. When the rainfall subsided, most of them, particular women and children, returned home, while few others sought for alternative places where the prayers were delayed. Meanwhile, Bauchi State Head of Civil Service, Alhaji Liman Bello, has called on civil servants in the state to use the period of Eid-El-Fitr celebration to pray for continued...
Heavy Rain Floods National Assembly Lobby
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Heavy Rain Floods National Assembly Lobby

An evening downpour flooded the lobby of the main building of the National Assembly on Wednesday. The area affected is the lobby of the popular ‘White House’, which houses the chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The PUNCH observed that the rain, which started about 6 pm and lasted for close to 30 minutes, let in water that covered the entire protocol box of the lobby. Findings by The PUNCH showed that the heavy wind that accompanied the rain, forced the water from outside into the lobby. A portion of the roof around the lobby also leaked water, a development that worsened the flooding. The National Assembly building is said to have suffered from lack of adequate maintenance over the years. The Clerk of the bureaucracy of the legislature, Mr. Mohammed Sani...
Breaking : Top Wanted Boko Haram Commander Apprehended While Hiding At Borno LG Chairman’s House
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Breaking : Top Wanted Boko Haram Commander Apprehended While Hiding At Borno LG Chairman’s House

Nigerian Army of ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ in the north east on Friday night made a heavy breakthrough when it arrested a Caretaker Chairman of Mafa Local Government Area of Borno state, Alhaji Shettima Lawan Maina for hiding a top Boko Haram Commander (name withheld) in his house at 1000 housing estate along Maiduguri- Damaturu- Kano road. Sources have said. The incident according to sources living at the same estate with the Chairman did not come to them as a surprise following the capture of Sambisa Forest, a stronghold of insurgents by troops that led to so many of the terrorists escaped to various places for safety. Mafa Local Government is east and about 40 kilometres drive from Maiduguri the state capital which had witnessed series of deadly attacks by insurgents, before it was libe...