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Kebbi: 100 Traders Lose N800m Goods To Fire

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Some of the goods that were destroyed by the fire included motorcycles, textiles, electronics, tiles, dozens of fans, generators, provisions, etc.
 

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A group of 100 traders in Kebbi State have lost goods worth over N800m in a fire incident as the trailer bringing their goods to Birnin Kebbi was involved in a fire accident.

According to an eye witness the trailer was on its way to Birnin Kebbi from a depot in Jega where it conveyed the goods but got hooked to an overhead electric cable which ignited the fire.

The vehicle was chartered by 100 retailers in Birnin Kebbi Central Market to transport their goods which arrived from Sokoto, Kano, Ibadan, Kaduna and Lagos for final distribution to their customers.

Some of the goods that were destroyed by the fire included motorcycles, textiles, electronics,tiles, dozens of fans, generators, provisions, drums of engine oil, kegs of vegetable oil, and other valuable items put at about N800m.

An eye witness, Alhaji Adamu Tanko told a Daily Trust Correspondent that ” The trailer was carrying a full load of goods on it way to Birnin Kebbi when it cut down a cable on the high way which resulted in electrical surge and immediately ignited fire.It burnt down the vehicle and the goods before help could come”.

He said the driver and one other person in the vehicle escaped unhurt as the fire engulfed the trailer.

One of the owners of the goods , Alhaji Faruq Hamidu told Daily Trust correspondent that the goods was ordered from Lagos, Ibadan,Kano,Sokoto and Kaduna by about 100 of them but they lost all the goods to fire.

He said “The trailer carried about N800m worth of goods from the receipts in our possession. We have set up a committee to ascertain the worth of all the goods lost in the incident. As I speak to you now, we are still receiving more receipts from the victims involved”.

The Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) DSP Danjuma Possy confirmed the incident. He said the incident happened at about 11 am but no death was recorded in the incident.

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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.

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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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