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Ikeja Electric Disconnects Parts Of Lagos

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Nigeria’s largest power distribution company Ikeja Electric Plc has cut off supply to the Agege 33KV feeder.

Ikeja Electric (IE) did this due to safety measures as the Double Circuit Powerline Tower located in Shagari Estate, Alimosho Local Government has been affected by erosion and is at risk of collapse.

The company said the outage will temporarily affect residents in Abule Egba, Tabon-Tabon, Pen Cinema, Orile, Power Line, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Arigbanla and environs, and cautioned residents of the area against carrying out activities around where the Power Tower is situated.

IE’s Head of Corporate Communications, Felix Ofulue while speaking on the development explained that the company needed to take that approach as safety of lives and properties is paramount in all its operations.

He said: “Cutting power supply on the tower is a “safety-first” approach to ensure that no live is endangered. The base structure of the pole is quite solid as it rests on pile foundation. However, we want to appeal to residents affected by the outage to be patient as technical teams are working on back feeding their location through alternative feeders”.

He further explained that the company was in talks with Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and other relevant agencies over ways to contain the situation.

He noted that persistent rains and weak soil structure had caused an increase in cases of fallen poles, snapped wires and fault related outages. He called on residents to remain vigilant and careful especially during rains.

We have issued multiple rain/inclement weather alerts across all our publicity media which provide some guideline for our customers on what to do in case of an emergency or accident”, he said.

He advised customers to visit the company website for weather updates and alerts.

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Ekiti Extends Curfew Indefinitely

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Ekiti Extends Curfew Indefinitely

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Amidst the continued violence across the country, Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has approved the extension of the 24-hour curfew in Ekiti State indefinitely.

The curfew was declared on Tuesday evening following reported cases of violence in Ado Ekiti as hoodlums allegedly the peaceful protest by EndSARS protesters.

The initial curfew lapsed on Wednesday night by 10 pm.

Also Read: “I don’t care about #EndSARS”- Edo state deputy governor’s son slams protesters

However, on Thursday morning, the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Akin Omole, announced that the curfew still continues in every part of the state until further notice.

It reads: “The general public is hereby alerted that the 24-hour curfew announced by the State Government is still in place in all parts of the state until further notice.

“Government appreciates the cooperation of all citizens of the state in obeying the curfew and ensuring that peace returns to the state.”

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BREAKING: Hoodlums Invade Ondo Prison, Release Inmates

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BREAKING: Hoodlums Invade Ondo Prison, Release Inmates

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According to reports, no less than 58 inmates of the National Correctional Service Centre located in Okitipupa, the headquarters of Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State have been released by hoodlums on Thursday.

It was gathered the hoodlums stormed the center, burnt down a vehicle, and forcefully released the inmates.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hoodlums Hijack Benin Protest, Free Prisoners

It was also gathered that several items were also destroyed on the premises of the prison service.

This is the second jailbreak to be recorded this week, following the jailbreak recorded in Benin, Edo State earlier in the week.

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Ikoyi Prison On Fire, Inmates Attempt Jail Break (Video)

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Ikoyi Prison On Fire, Inmates Attempt Jail Break (Video)

Ikoyi prisoners attempt jailbreak

An attempted jailbreak has reportedly occurred at the Ikoyi Prisons of the Nigeria Correctional Service located in Lagos State.

Videos circulating on social media suggest the Ikoyi prison has been broken into, some building set on fire, and gunshots are been heard as officials try to control the pandemonium.

Also Read: Lekki Shooting: No One Can Explain Buhari’s Silence, Says Kukah

A video clip of the jailbreak shows smoke coming from the prison premises while gunshots were heard in the background.

According to reports gathered the police and military personnel had been deployed to assist prison guards to foil the attempt by inmates to escape.

Watch the video below:

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