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30 Students Were On Bridge Taking Selfies — ATBU VC

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Collapsed metal bridge kills four ATBU's students
#ATBU Bridge Collapse: '30 Students Were Taking Selfies On The Bridge' - VC

ATBU VC Prof Muhammad Abdulaziz 

Following report that four students of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, died after a bridge collapsed on Monday, the school’s management has released a statement.

According to the management, none of its students are missing, contrary to reports that some of the students were still missing.

ALSO READ: ‘My Degree Is Not Going Up With Me To Heaven’ – Last Status Of ATBU Student Who Died An Hour Later

The declaration was made by the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof Muhammad Abdullazeez while receiving the Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir who paid a condolence visit to the Gubi campus of the institution on Wednesday.

“The management felt that it was necessary to construct a metal bridge so that at a time, it will carry between 10 to 15 people. This is not meant for static loads but for dynamic loads, that means, you don’t stand on it, you just pass.”

“From the report, we received from some of the students was that, when the rain had finished falling and the students were about crossing, the found the scene excellent for them to take selfies. So they started from two and before you could realize, there were more than 30 students on the bridge standing, and that bridge was not meant for people to stand”.

“Some of the students could not pass and had to also stand, and the bridge suddenly collapsed and that was how we lost three students. And there were some mirrors that some students are missing, as at today, we came to the University, we came and ask, as of now, we don’t have the identity of any student missing.”

“Based on our records, no student is missing for now and I can confirm that the dead students are three, two from Kogi state and one from Benue State, two females and a male and they are all from Business Education and Management Studies,” he insisted.

The VC also revealed that the University Management has begun an investigation to find out what caused the bridge to collapse as well as find a way to handle the whole situation.

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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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