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Flood Washes Dobi Bridge Away In Abuja

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An improvised bridge linking residents of Dobi community in Gwagwalada Area Council of Abuja (FCT) and other communities in the area has been washed away by flood.

Residents of the community on Wednesday expressed concern over the development, as the bridge was the only link connecting them with other areas.

Mohammed Yusuf, a resident in the community, told newsmen on Wednesday in Dobi that the bridge was washed away by flood, following a downpour on May 5.

He said that residents of the community, who were mostly farmers, could no longer sell their produce at Gwagwalada market and appealed to the FCT administration to to come to their aid.

“We are now facing serious hardships as we cannot go to Gwagwalada town and people in Gwagwalada cannot come to Dobi.

“Infact, we are like prisoners here because we cannot go out and we don’t even have boats to cross to other areas.’’

Abubakar Jibrin-Grii, the Chairman of Gwagwalada Area Council, who visited the community, described the plight of the residents as “pathetic.”

He promised to convey the peoples’ message to the FCT minister to facilitate the completion of the main bridge that would link the community with others, which contract was awarded in 2012.

He said “I sympathise with the people because their situation is not pleasant. If you visit the area, you will know what I am talking about.

“I am appealing to the FCT minister to respond quickly to their plight.

“I have met with the Dantata Construction Company to see what we can do for now, but the main bridge project needs to be completed as soon as possible.” [NAN]

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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