Saturday, January 23

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LASG Demolishes 1700 Illegal Shanties, Containerised Shops At Fagba Railway Line
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LASG Demolishes 1700 Illegal Shanties, Containerised Shops At Fagba Railway Line

The Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) over the weekend demolished over 1700 illegal shanties and containerised shops around Fagba Railway lines, Agege. Speaking during the demolition exercise, the Chairman of the Agency CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi disclosed that owners/ occupants of these illegal shanties and containerised shops had been served a 7-day 'Removal Order' by the government based on series of complaints about criminal activities around Fagba, Agege. He disclosed further that after the expiration of the Removal Order, the government gave them additional 21 day grace to remove their belongings and vacate the entire area before embarking on the demolition exercise. According to Egbeyemi "These illegal shanties an...
Hoodlums Attack Ologede Market In Oyo, Loot And Set Shops Ablaze
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Hoodlums Attack Ologede Market In Oyo, Loot And Set Shops Ablaze

Unknown hoodlums on Saturday, looted about 15 shops at Agbeni Ologede market in Ibadan, Oyo State capital before setting them ablaze. The incident which occurred at about 6:00 am on Saturday, November 7, was said to have caused panic at the market and its environment as a result of exchange of fire between the personnel of Operation burst and the hoodlums. The Deputy Director of Oyo State Fire Service, Moshood Adewuyi, who confirmed the incident, disclosed that trucks taken to the scene to put out the fire were attacked by the hoodlums, while the firefighters on the peace-keeping assignment were stoned. He added that the timely intervention of the officers and men of the operation burst later brought normalcy to the area, noting that only 10 shops were identified to have been ra...
Mile 12 Boils As Hoodlums Vandalise BRT Buses, Loot Shops
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Mile 12 Boils As Hoodlums Vandalise BRT Buses, Loot Shops

The #EndSARS violence spread to Mile 12 area of Lagos on Tuesday as hoodlums unleash terror on people and vandalised several BRT buses. It was gathered that the hoodlums also attacked private shops, shooting and looting properties in the area. There was pandemonium as traders and shop owners fled for safety. Vehicle owners were said to have abandon their vehicles and fled as the crisis spread around Mile 12 to Owode axis on Ikorodu Road. Primero, operator of the BRT (Blue buses) said they would be shutting down operation immediately to avoid other buses being damaged by the hoodlums. Thugs were presently moving around with guns and machetes and were causing mayhem, an eyewitness said on twitter. Hoodlums were seen on video holding machetes and other dangerous weapons. ...
Owners Of Looted Shops At Surulere Mall Cry As They Count Losses
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Owners Of Looted Shops At Surulere Mall Cry As They Count Losses

It wasn’t a pleasant sight to witness as shop owners cried to God after seeing their shop raided by the thugs. Some of the women could barely stand on their feet as they were left shocked seeing their years of hard work taken away from them in one day. According to a media report, the thugs have broken into every store to steal valuable items worth billions of Naira. The mall was not spared in their raid as it has most goodies they wanted. A quick look into the mall sees all items carted away with nothing left behind. https://www.instagram.com/p/CGr90akJJYj/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Fire Razes Oba Market in Benin
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Fire Razes Oba Market in Benin

Shops and goods located in the popular Oba Market in Benin City, Edo State, were destroyed when a fire tore through the market. The fire started at about 12:05 am on Monday, June 22, and raged till 6am. By the time it was put out by fire fighters, a large section of the market had been destroyed. The cause of the fire has not been revealed. According to reports, there was no power supply in the area at the time the fire began, thereby ruling out the possibility of an electrical fault. Traders who arrived at the market this morning to find their means of livelihood destroyed were inconsolable. The Assistant Controller, Federal Fire Servce in Asaba, Delta state, Samson Karibo, who was in Benin with his men, on special assignment, assisted to put out the fire.   ...
Fire Outbreak Destroys Twenty Shops and Five Houses in Akure
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Fire Outbreak Destroys Twenty Shops and Five Houses in Akure

Some residents and traders in the Obanla area of Akure, the Ondo state capital are currently counting their losses following a fire outbreak in the area last night June 14. Five houses and twenty shops were destroyed in the inferno. The cause of the fire outbreak is yet unknown. See more photos and video from the scene of the incident below.  
Fire Razes Over 20 Shops In Kaduna
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Fire Razes Over 20 Shops In Kaduna

At least, no fewer than 20 shops including a pharmacy are currently on fire in Kaduna State. The incident started at about 7:00 pm on Wednesday along Constitution road in the state capital and the cause is yet to be known. At the time of filing this report, officials of the state fire service and other emergency response agencies were yet to arrive at the scene. However, residents of the area, as well as passers-by were seen making frantic efforts to put it out. Unfortunately, most of the shop owners are not around due the lockdown imposed on the state as a result of the COVID-19.
Fire Razes 23 Shops in Kwara Market
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Fire Razes 23 Shops in Kwara Market

About 23 shops and goods believed to worth millions of Naira were destroyed in a fire incident yesterday March 17 at Owode market in Offa, Kwara State. The fire reportedly started by 1a.m, however the arrival of firefighters prevented the inferno from spreading to other shops and houses in the vicinity. The Head, Media and Publicity of the Kwara State Fire Service, Hassan Hakeem Adekunle who confirmed the incident said it is suspected an electric spark caused the incident. He said; “If not because of the quick intervention of the Fire Brigade, the disaster would have been greater. About 23 shops were affected due to the little delay in reaching out to the Fire Brigade. “The cause of the inferno was suspected to be an electric spark, even though the intelligent team of the s...
Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG
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Nigerian Traders In Ghana Turn Beggars Over Locked Up Shops – NUTAG

The Nigerian Union of Traders Association Ghana (NUTAG) claims their members have now resorted to begging for survival over closure of their shops by the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA). Speaking to Citi News, Secretary-General of NUTAG, Comrade Evaristus Nwankwo, said the locking up of shops has subjected members to severe economic hardship forcing some Nigerian traders to go back home. In 2019, over 600 shops operated by foreigners were closed down for engaging in retail business exclusively reserved for Ghanaian traders. Majority of these clocked up shops were owned by Nigerians. The Nigerian traders have insisted that they are permitted to trade in the country by ECOWAS protocols and have made several appeals to stakeholders for amicable intervention. Comrade ...
Shops Destroyed as Fire Guts Jabi Motor park, Abuja
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Shops Destroyed as Fire Guts Jabi Motor park, Abuja

There was a fire outbreak at the popular Jabi motor park in Abuja today February 21. Some shops within the motor park were burnt, as well as goods worth thousands of Naira. The cause of the fire outbreak is yet unknown. See another photo below.
Customs To Close Supermarkets, Shops Selling Foreign Rice, Others
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Customs To Close Supermarkets, Shops Selling Foreign Rice, Others

Nigerian Customs Service has warned off supermarkets and shops in some parts of the country to stop patronising foreign rice and other prohibited goods. “In our effort to suppress smuggling, the Nigerian Customs Service Kano/Jigawa area command deemed it fit to write and seek for your cooperation to stop patronising foreign rice and other prohibited items in your supermarket/shops to avoid being closed by customs operatives,” Kano/Jigawa area controller, Ahmed Nasir, said in a statement. This warning comes months after the Nigerian government ordered the closure of its land borders. Nigeria, without warning on 21 August, closed all its land borders two months ago to tackle smuggling, but the unprecedented move is affecting trade across the region. Bustling borders have come...
Fire Guts Apongbon Market in Lagos
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Fire Guts Apongbon Market in Lagos

The popular Apongbon market in Lagos Island was gutted by fire on Sunday morning. The Ebute Ero Underbridge section of the market went up in flames around 10:45pm. Shops and property were affected and efforts are on to stop the spread. The cause of the fire has not been ascertained yet. The Lagos State Fire Service, the Nigeria Police, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), among others are at the scene. The incident occurred a few weeks after the fire outbreak at the popular Balogun Market in Lagos. Some days earlier, shop owners of Amu Timber Market in Mushin Lagos lost millions of naira worth of goods and property to inferno.
Nigerian Traders’ Shops Closed In Ghana As They Cry Out
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Nigerian Traders’ Shops Closed In Ghana As They Cry Out

The Nigeria Union Traders Association of Ghana (NUTAG) is asking the Government to come clear on its plans concerning the closure of shops operated by its members. About a month after the closure of the shops, the association is worried about the situation it claimed had brought untoward hardships on NUTAG members. In a Citi News interview the General Secretary of the association, Comrade Everystus Nwankwor, said he government must make known its line of action regarding their issue so they can be advised. “We do not have much to say about this other than opening the shops. It is like Ghanaian are disallowing Nigerians to trade. They should be bold enough. They are speaking in parables. They should come out and say that for the next month, we do not need Nigerians to trade but...
Fire Outbreak in Lagos Market on New Year Eve
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Fire Outbreak in Lagos Market on New Year Eve

There were fire outbreaks at the popular cattle market “Kara” close to Berger Garage along Lagos-Ibadan expressway in which some traders got engulfed in fire on New year’s eve. Some traders at the popular market lost their goods, properties and vehicles to the fire that engulfed the market. Three vehicles, 40 shops razed in Lagos market fire on New Year Eve No less than 40 shops, five storage facilities, 20 residential rooms, and cash, all worth millions of naira, were lost to the fire at Kara market in Lagos, The Guardian reported. They added that the goods in the shops and storage facilities include provisions, animal feeds, and food items. Although millions were lost to the fire, traders were still thankful that no life was lost to what they described as a “mysterious” f...
1,000 Nigerian Shops Shut Down By Ghanians Over Border Closure
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1,000 Nigerian Shops Shut Down By Ghanians Over Border Closure

The rising attacks on shops owned by Nigerians in Ghana have escalated since the Federal Government of Nigeria shut its borders, the Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador Olufemi Abikoye, has said. Abikoye said about 1,000 shops owned by Nigerians had been shut as a  retaliation for the border closure which began in August. The shutting of the shops is being enforced by the Ghana Union of Traders’ Association. Abikoye said in a statement that there was a need for both Ghana and Nigeria to settle things amicably so as not to destroy the good relationship between both countries. The statement further read, “It is recalled that there has been ongoing tension between Ghanaian and Nigerian traders of recent, with almost 1,000 shops belonging to Nigerian traders being ill...
Davido Shops For His Squad In Dubai
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Davido Shops For His Squad In Dubai

30BG front man, Davido just went to splash some couple of millions on expensive items for all his guys that went to DUBAI with him. Davido just keeps doing great things back to back for people.
Border Closure Bites Hard On Rice, Textile Shops In Benin Republic
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Border Closure Bites Hard On Rice, Textile Shops In Benin Republic

Investigation by our reporter has revealed that the major textile and rice markets in Cotonou, Benin Republic, have seen a massive decline in patronage following the complete closure of the land borders and increased clampdown on smuggling. A 24-hour observation at the Seme border post revealed a complete compliance with the FG’s directive on the closure of borders to both imports and exports as only passenger movement is aloud. In August, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the closure of Nigeria’s land border with Benin, hence preventing the import of goods. This recent move is part of an effort to tackle smuggling and associated corruption and also to spur domestic agricultural industry. On October 14, 2019, Nigeria ordered the closure of its border with Benin, as well as thos...
Ghana Union Of Traders Locks Up Nigerians’ Shops In Kumasi
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Ghana Union Of Traders Locks Up Nigerians’ Shops In Kumasi

Some persons associated with the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) have gone on rampage closing shops belonging to foreigners in commercial hubs in Kumasi in the Ashanti region. The closure that begun from Alarbar spread to Adhye and Kejetia Wednesday. The Ashanti Regional President of the Nigerian Association of Traders Union told Ultimate News he has asked his nationals not to retaliate when the errant people beseech their shops. He pointed out that the faces of the GUTA members do not look familiar and wondered why they all refused to show any identity. He told reporter Ivan Heathcote – Fumador, “as we speak now, there are some of the guys here at magazine closing shops belonging to foreigners.” He however indicated that the Manhyia Divisional Commander ACP Kw...
IGP’s Wife, Fatima Adamu Planning To Take Over Our Shops – Traders
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IGP’s Wife, Fatima Adamu Planning To Take Over Our Shops – Traders

Over 120 traders, operating at the Police Officers Wives Association (POWA), Phase 2, Plaza, Computer Village, Ikeja, have accused wife of the Inspector-General of Police, Mrs. Fatima Adamu, of attempting to take over their shops and destroy their source of livelihood. According to them, Adamu has concluded plans to demolish the shops, construct new ones and then release the shops. Adamu is the national president of POWA. A source close to the IG’s wife, however, told our correspondent that the woman in question was not aware of the shenanigans going on in the market. It was learnt that a senior police officer’s wife has been using the name of the IG’s wife to carry out illegal eviction of the traders. The woman is alleged to be colluding with a land developer to achieve this ...
South African consulate and shops attacked in DRC
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South African consulate and shops attacked in DRC

Protesters on Thursday smashed the windows of the South African consulate in the DR Congo's second largest city and attacked South African-owned stores, in reprisal for attacks on foreigners in Johannesburg. A demonstration called by a campaign group outside the consulate in Lubumbashi, southeastern DR Congo, spiralled out of control and protesters smashed the building's windows. They then attacked and looted a store owned by the South African retail group MR Price before police intervened, injuring one or two protesters. The campaign group Lucha tweeted its disapproval. "You do not condemn violence by violence! We call on the police to stop the looters, without using excessive/legal force," it said. Attacks broke out in and around Johannesburg this week, leaving seven dead ...
VIDEO: Zambians Vandalizes South African Shops In Zambia
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VIDEO: Zambians Vandalizes South African Shops In Zambia

In a video shared on the Twitter handle of Blogger, Ameyaw Debrah, some angry Zambians in retaliation to the xenophobic attacks happening in South Africa have also vandalised shops belonging to South Africans in Zambia. In the video, they could be seen trooping in the mall in their numbers to cause chaos in shops owned by South Africans in Zambia. The hashtag #SayNoToZenophobia has been trending on social media since the attacks started but it seems that’s not the solution to end this menace displayed by the South Africans.   View this post on Instagram   #xenophobia : #zambians vandalizes #southafrican shops in #zambia A post shared by Mci (@mycelebrityandi) on Sep 4, 2019 at 3:57am PDT
Many Escape Death As Raging Fire Guts Warehouses, Shops At Lagos Market
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Many Escape Death As Raging Fire Guts Warehouses, Shops At Lagos Market

According to a report by Daily Trust, a fire incident at 4 Market Street Tinubu Square on Lagos Island left many shops and warehouses burnt yesterday. It was learnt that the inferno broke out from a three-storey building in the area. Officers of the state fire service were immediately mobilized to the scene to quell the fire and prevent it from spreading to adjoining shops. The ever busy Market Square on the Island yesterday was chaotic as emergency officials including the state Emergency Management Agency made efforts to put out the fire. Eyewitnesses said the fire incident caused a near stampede scenario among traders and stall owners in the shops to avoid being stuck in the inferno. The emergency agency said no life was lost.
NUPENG Reacts as Nigerians Begin Panic Buying of Fuel
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NUPENG Reacts as Nigerians Begin Panic Buying of Fuel

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Saturday called on Nigerians to stop panic buying of petrol and diesel as there was enough of the products in circulation. Mr. Tayo Aboyeji, the NUPENG South West Chairman, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. “Nigerians should stop spreading and listening to rumours of government removing fuel subsidy and increasing pump price of fuel. “We are not aware of such move, there is enough fuel in circulation and no increase have been made so far, ” Aboyeji said. The NUPENG boss cautioned Nigerians of the impeding dangers of storing and stock piling fuel at homes and shops, especially during this hot weather. “Careless storage of fuel can lead to fire disaste...
Nigerians Attacked, Shops Looted In Fresh Xenophic Attacks
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Nigerians Attacked, Shops Looted In Fresh Xenophic Attacks

According to confirmed reports, Nigerian owned businesses were targeted as some shops were vandalised and goods stolen in a recent Xenophobic attack which happened on Tuesday in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. It was gathered that about eight Nigerians were abducted by South Africans in Evander, north-west of Secunda in Mpumalanga province of the country, but have been released after government intervention. Some others were beaten mercilessly during attack by South African. Adetola Olubajo, president of the Nigerian union in South Africa, told NAN that the abducted Nigerians were released on Wednesday following pressure by the union on the South African authorities. Olubajo said Nigerians in Evander had also informed the union about attacks on them in the province. “The...
Kaduna Traders Reject El-rufai’s Offer To Rebuild Their Burnt Shops
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Kaduna Traders Reject El-rufai’s Offer To Rebuild Their Burnt Shops

There was a drama at the Central Market (Abubakar Gumi) in Kaduna, Kaduna STate, on Tuesday as traders in the market openly rejected the offer of Governor Nasir El-Rufai to rebuild their dilapidated shops. It was gathered that the Governor made an unscheduled visit to the market on Tuesday after he was told that Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, had visited the market earlier on Monday. The Governor was said to have quickly arranged for a visit to the same market. The traders interjected the Governor while addressing the crowd and booed him, shouting: 'We Don't Want, We Don't Want, You Can Only Do One Term'. Sani had visited the market on Monday at 11am as part of his street parliament initiative to engage the people of his constituency a...
Succour For Nigerian Businesses In Ghana As Ekweremadu Intervenes
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Succour For Nigerian Businesses In Ghana As Ekweremadu Intervenes

SUCCOUR has come the way of Nigerian business community in Ghana following the intervention of Deputy Senate President and former Speaker of Parliament of Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS Parliament, Senator Ike Ekweremadu. Ekweremadu Against this backdrop, the government of the West African nation has promised to reconsider its policy on foreign businesses, which led to the sealing of over 400 Nigerian-owned shops in Ashanti Region of the country. Ekweremadu gave the indication on his Facebook page, @iamekweremadu, yesterday, following discussions with Regional Minister of Ashanti Region, Simon Osei-Mensah. According to Ekweremadu, the freedom of the peoples of the sub-region to ply their trades in any part of West Africa was central to the prosperity of ECOW...
Nigerians Attacked In South Africa Again
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Nigerians Attacked In South Africa Again

Four Nigerians are in critical condition in a South African hospital while some shops and a guest house have been burnt in renewed attacks by South Africans. Mr Paul Nwanedo, chairman, Nigerian Union, North West Province chapter told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the telephone from Rustenburg that the attacks against Nigerians began on Sunday. He said that taxi drivers in Rustenburg alleged that a Nigerian abducted and raped a 16-year-old South African girl and also alleged that Nigerians sold drugs to a local gang that attacked their members. “ This is absolutely untrue. We have investigated and found out that the allegations are false. The union is worried about the safety of our members in Rustenburg,” he said. Nwanedo said that four Nigerians caught by the taxi driver...
4 Thieves Raided Shops In Abuja, Killed 2 Security Guards Captured By CCTV
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4 Thieves Raided Shops In Abuja, Killed 2 Security Guards Captured By CCTV

According to a Facebook user, Four thieves raided an ultramodern complex in Abuja and killed two security guards at the new AYM shafa filling Station by shoprite, Apo, Abuja. He shared the footage, showing the faces of the thieves and how they broke into an office at the complex. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myQbzMzDI3E  
Photos From The Crisis In Idi Oro, Mushin As Rival Gangs Cause Mayhem
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Photos From The Crisis In Idi Oro, Mushin As Rival Gangs Cause Mayhem

This morning, crisis broke out in Idi Oro, Mushin as rival youth gangs engaged themselves in a fight burning shops and looting stalls. Angry youths were reported to have invaded Alamutu Street, Idi Oro, from Akala Elegba looting shops and setting them ablaze early this morning. The Rapid Response Squad has since moved into the area to restore peace...
Man Who Breaks Into Shops To Steal Rods Caught & Chained In Delta
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Man Who Breaks Into Shops To Steal Rods Caught & Chained In Delta

According to a report by Sapele Oghenek,the thief pictured below whose name is Iyke was caught while stealing rods from a popular shop in Delta along Cemetery Road,Rainoil around 5am on April 10. When interrogated after receiving a series of beating from people, he admitted that this was not his first time. According to him,he resides at Crudas road.
Anambra Begins Sealing Of Filling Station In Residential Areas
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Anambra Begins Sealing Of Filling Station In Residential Areas

Following the unfortunate Inferno at DMGS ROUND-ABOUT that destroyed houses, cars, properties, offices, shops, kekes and other valuables; On Wednesday (night) 15th February, 2017. The Government of Anambra State bold and diligent act to ensure full compliance to the Governor's order; Today, Tuesday, 21st February 2017, have commenced the sealing processes of Filling Station is some residential areas of Anambra State, in a commendable attempt to save guard the lives and properties of Ndi Anambra.