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Over 70 Displaced In Lagos Fire Disaster

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Over 70 people have been displaced as fire razed three buildings at Ijesa area of Lagos.

As victims of the disaster mourn the tragic incident and worry about where they would lay their heads, state governor, Babatunde Fashola ordered that the Agbowa relief camp, Ikorodu be opened for the displaced victims.

The fire disaster was said to have occurred at about 3:00 p.m. on Monday and razed the three buildings on Nos. 34,35 & 36 Obi Osa Street, Off Baruwa Bus Stop, Ijesa, destroying property worth several millions.

Confirming the incident, Information officer of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, told Vanguard, yesterday, that three houses were razed by the inferno and one person sustained injury while trying to escape the scene.

According to him, the fire disaster may have occurred due to electrical surge. He added, “when we arrived at the scene, the electricity was still on. Immediately we noticed this, we called the authorities in charge of power supply in the area to disconnect the power supply to the area.”

The General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu confirmed the action of the state governor, saying that the agency was prompt in responding to the fire out-break through the Local Emergency Management Committee in Itire-Ikate Local Council Development Area.

Oke-Osanyintolu said LASEMA, as the first responder came to the scene to complement the work of the local emergency management committee.

He said investigation was on-going to ascertain the cause of the fire.

“The fire incident resulted in displaced people. As a consequence of this, the governor has directed that the Lagos State Relief Camp in Agbowa be opened.

“LASEMA has therefore commenced the evacuation of the Internally Displaced People, IDP, to the Agbowa Relief Camp as directed by the governor of the state,” he said.

Oke-Osanyintolu said the agency had begun the enumeration of the displaced persons and would relocate them to the camp anytime from now.

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Amotekun: Oyo Releases List Of Successful Applicants

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Amotekun: Oyo Releases List Of Successful Applicants
Amotekun: Oyo releases list of successful applicants

Amotekun Operation vehicles

The Oyo State Government has released the list of successful applicants for Amotekun Corps in the State.

The process of documentation for successful applicants is billed to commence on Tuesday at the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education.

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This was contained in a statement made available by the State Commandant of the Amotekun Corps, Colonel Olayinka Olayanju on Saturday.

He indicated that all candidates are to check their names at their various local government headquarters or online through the Oyo State job portal.

 

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Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack

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Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack
Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle has commiserated with families of victims of the attack on citizens of Gidan Goga community by armed bandits.

The Governor assured that what is happening in terms of banditry attacks is not a security lapse but a momentary hiccup that will not be allowed to last.

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He said the attack further exposed the desperation of the bandits who are experiencing heavy pressure from the offensive launched by security operatives in recent times.

“I want to assure our law obedient citizens of Zamfara State that the experience we are undergoing will not last. The bandits are experiencing our sustained pressure which they have reacted through cowardly and desperate attacks on innocent citizens,” Matawalle observed.

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First celebrity Limited Edition Smartphone in Sub Sahara Africa: Davido Special Edition of Infinix NOTE 8

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Over the last few weeks, Infinix has floated its candy before the eyes of tech enthusiast intensifying their craving for the soon to be released device. Through several social media posts, Infinix has hinted on the imminent release of the NOTE 8 and we all can’t wait for the device to hit the shelves.

Although the proposed date for the launch in its initial teaser videos and banners have passed without
any launch, we have reasons to believe that the launch will take place sometimes this month.

However, here’s a more interesting news. Infinix is set to be the first smart phone company in sub Sahara Africa to launch a limited edition device with a celebrity. A special edition of the NOTE 8 will be released alongside the primal version of the NOTE 8 and the NOTE 8i. The special edition is  signed by Infinix’s brand ambassador David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido.

The available stock for the special Davido-signed edition is limited. However, interested shoppers can
get one for themselves at exclusive SLOT outlets nationwide and on their website Here. Exciting free
gifts are also available if you’re among the lucky few to buy this device while stocks last.

The Infinix NOTE 8 is targeted at the mid-to-high-end market segment and it comes with several
interesting features. The device on-boards a super-fast processor – the MediaTek Helio G80
processor, which supports ultra-fast gaming speed, stable graphics in-game, easy multi-tasking as
well as an all-round optimal performance.

The device also sports six cameras in total. It comes with a dual selfie camera which is cut out from its
super-wide 6.95inches screen. On the back, the NOTE 8 crams a 64MP super night shot camera for
amazing night shot photographs and other photography needs.

Many of Infinix loyalists and smartphone enthusiasts are already clearing their carts and lining up in
preparation for the launch of the Infinix NOTE 8. Now that there’s a special Davido edition in sight, the
queue might just be doubling up.

To stay ahead of interested shoppers and ensure that you’re one of the first to get your hands on this
special edition of the NOTE 8, follow Infinix on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @Infinixnigeria.

You can also join their community of young and vibrant fans on XClub via the app on your Infinix
device or click on this link to download the app if you’re a non Infinix user.

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