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Bayelsa: Fire outbreak in 12 prostitute houses

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Two separate fires in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, that happened between Friday and Saturday, have destroyed properties worth millions of Naira.

Most of the affected structures were said to have belonged to some prostitutes.

The first incident occurred on Friday night at Amarata, near where NAN and another Nigerian media outfit have offices.

The second fire occurred early today in Ovom, a suburb of the state capital.

The houses gutted at Aritalin, Ovom, were all wooden structures and the occupants were mainly commercial sex workers.

Miss Joy Onuh, a resident of the area, explained that the fire started from a locked room.

“We do not know how the fire started. And we never knew it would spread because we thought that it was just an ordinary smoke. Then, it became serious.

“We still appreciate the efforts of the state fire fighters in putting out the fire, though they arrived late,” she said.

Jully Bobby, one of the affected residents, sobbed as she recounted her losses.

She said all her belonging, including money, clothing and mobile phone, were lost in the fire.

At Imgbi Road, Amarata, where the second fire happened, a car and some shops were destroyed.

The fire was believed to have been sparked by adulterated kerosene loaded in the car.

“It would have been a disaster if not for the help of the fire service. The car was fully loaded with fuel. I commend the efforts of the state fire fighters,” a female resident said.

Station Driver, Bayelsa Fire Service Command, Mr. Prince Ogun, urged the people to promptly call the fire service when they have an emergency.

Ogun said, “The one at Imgbi Road was in the night, Friday, at about 8pm; we went there with our fire fighting personnel and we were able to put out the fire.

“In fact, the two incidents were shocking, as many houses were burnt, though no life was lost.

“I am advising members of the public against the use of candles and to desist from illegal oil bunkering to avoid fire incidents.”

(NAN)

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Fake News Triggered #EndSARS Carnage – IGP

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Fake News Triggered #EndSARS Carnage – IGP

IGP Mohammed Adamu

Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has expressed that the carnage that followed the #EndSARS protests across the country was triggered by fake news.

The IGP spoke on Thursday in Akure while addressing officers of the Ondo State Police Command as part of his tours of states affected by the #ENDSARS protest.

He maintained that those behind the protest were armed with the sinister motive to destabilize the government.

Also Read: #EndSARS: UK Parliament Does Not Speak For British Govt – FG

While urging the officers to return to work, Adamu pointed out that no nation could survive without policing even as he informed them that the Buhari administration has taken various steps to reform the Nigerian Police.

According to him, “The government has approved an extension of health scheme to retired police personnel. The police salary structure has been reviewed affecting all ranks.

“Your job is important. Without you coming out, there will be chaos and you are special.”

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Buhari Will Set Nigeria On Fire If He Doesn’t Implement People’s Demands —Wike

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Buhari Will Set Nigeria On Fire If He Doesn’t Implement People’s Demands —Wike

Nyesom Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has an opportunity to address the demands of the people or put the country “on fire.”

He gave this warning on Thursday during his appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.

This is coming at a time when there have been serious calls for the restructuring of the country.

Also Read: NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians – Nyesom Wike

“We must understand in this country that political leadership is very key, having the political will to implement what the people want is very serious.

“I don’t want to talk about the issue of distrust or no trust in government. People have raised such issues, that they don’t think that nothing will come out of all this dialogue. I don’t agree with that. I believe that if the president does not do, given the opportunities he has now, then, he will be putting Nigeria on fire.”

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Former Lawmaker, Shehu Sani Accuses FG Of Using Huge Loans To Buy Substandard Chinese Railway Locomotives

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Former Lawmaker, Shehu Sani Accuse FG Of Using Huge Loans To Buy Substandard Chinese Railway Locomotives

Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has accused the Federal Government of taking huge loans to acquire substandard and refurbished trains.

The former lawmaker from Kaduna made this accusation on Thursday on his Twitter page while condemning the recent breakdown of the Kaduna-Abuja railway.

Also Read: Amaechi Apologises For Abuja-Kaduna Train Breakdown

The railway line was reported to have broken down between November 18 and November 20, exposing passengers on the journey to grave danger.

He expressed that for such to have happened, it means Nigeria paid for substandard or refurbished locomotives adding that the Chinese contractor in charge must be made to repair them at no cost to the government.

He wrote:

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