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Aregbesola Declares Free Train Ride For Sallah Celebration

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**Crowd besiege Nigerian Railway over Osun’s
free train ride
Beneficiaries express satisfaction, ask other
states to emulate
Thousands of holiday makers traveling to Osun,
Kwara, Kogi states, and other parts of the
country, have besieged the Iddo Terminus of
the Nigerian Railway Corporation as the free
eid-il-kabir festival free train ride provided by
the government of Osun state entered its
second day in Lagos. The free train initiative of
the Osun state government was to help people
travelling home for the Eid-il Kabir festival. But
indigenes of neighbouring states have also
taken the opportunity to get to various
destinations when they arrive in the state
capital, Osogbo.
A statement signed by the Commissioner of
Commerce, Cooperatives and Empowerment,
Ismail Adekunle Jayeoba-Alagbada, said the
train rideis to facilitate stress-free travelling for
the people, who are coming home for the
festival. The free train ride, which spans five
days, commenced on Saturday 12, 2013. For
the journey to Osogbo, the train would take off
from Iddo Terminus, Lagos, at 11 o’clock daily
on Saturday 12th, Sunday, and Monday 14th.
The return trip to Lagos, according to the
statement, is fixed for Thursday 17th and
Saturday 19th as the train would depart
Osogbo at 11 o’clock daily. Mr Jayeoba-
Alagbada said the government embarked on
the initiative in the past three years to reduce
the stress people go through during Easter, Eid
–il Fitri, Eid –il Kabir and Christmas festivals.
“We hope our people, wherever they are coming
from, Oyo, Ogun or Lagos, would make
maximum use of this gesture of the government
and promptly too. This is a sign that
government has the welfare interests of the
people at heart and would not detract from
providing same as and when required,” Mr
Jayeoba-Alagbada said.
A passenger, Idiat Oladosu, who said she was
travelling to Oro, Kwara State, said it was a
good opportunity for her to reduce her cost of
travelling. Ganiyu Alimi, an indigene of Inisa in
Odo Otin Local Government Area of the state,
said he had been enjoying the free train ride
since the inception of the Aregbesolas’
administration.
Awololo Samson, said though he is not a
Muslim coming for any festival, he joined the
train in Lagos to arrive in Osogbo on his way to
Lokoja as he believed that would reduce his
cost of travelling.

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  1. Adebayo Damilare

    October 14, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Real pandemonium for the nation. Where is the fear of God?

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Rifle allegedly seized from drunk policeman (video)

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A drunk policeman identified as Garba Salisu is currently the talk of social media.

Passersby who saw a drunk police officer carrying a gun, seized the gun from him then poured water on him to help revive him.

In a video shared online, people are seen surrounding the police officers and commenting about the fact that he was inebriated already at that time of the day.

A man is seen pouring a sachet of water on the policeman’s head.

Voices in the video are heard saying the policeman was seen at about 4pm on Saturday, Nov 28, at CBN Junction, close to Abuja Police Command Headquarters.

Watch the video below:

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Settling down is not easy when you are a babymama — Actress Bisola Aiyeola

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Former Big Brother Naija housemate cum actress, Bisola Aiyeola, has said it hasn’t been easy raising a family.

The multi-talented TV star, in an interview with Sun News, revealed that getting married and building a new home might not be a bed of roses for someone who already has a child.

“There’s the urge to have that close nuclear family unit and then there’s the reality; it’s not that easy having another child and building a new home. I’ve heard from other people’s experiences too. Somehow, I’ve been able to manage all these years with my daughter.

I am proud of her; she’s in secondary school now. I just want to work on giving her the best. I won’t say that I am using torchlight to look for a family now, but if it does happen, I’ll embrace it with all of me. But the reality of it is that, it’s not as beautiful as it sounds,” she said.

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Nurse who is HIV positive, reveals how she’s been keeping her husband safe from the virus

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A nurse who is HIV positive is currently making rounds on social media and has taken to social media and revealed how she’s been keeping her husband safe from the virus.

The South African lady identified as Angela Motsusi disclosed this in a recent post she made on her Facebook wall.

According to her, HIV patients who take their ARVs daily, attend all clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled are safe of have sex with a negative partner.

She wrote on Facebook, “Living testimonies of #UequalsU , it’s simple really, if you are HIV positive, take your ARVs daily and attend all your clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled, by taking your treatment everyday you will be virally suppressed and with a sustained, suppressed viral load you CANNOT sexually transmit HIV to your partner, I am positive and he is negative. #normalizinghivchallenge #uequalsusouthafrica”

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