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Motorists recall tales of pains, despair on federal highways across Nigeria

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Many major highways in Nigeria are in a deplorable state, thus making users go through indescribable stress plying them. Motorists plying the routes share their disconcerting experiences.

 

Worsening frustration on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
The Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, constructed in 1978 and said to be the busiest in Africa, has about 6,000 vehicles plying it daily according to the Federal Road Safety Corps.
Besides, the 127.6-kilometre-long road connects Oyo, Ogun and Lagos states, leading to the northern, southern and eastern regions of the country.

 

Julius Berger Nigeria and Reynolds Construction Company Nigeria were to take over the project after the Federal Government, on November 19, 2012, terminated its initial concession agreement with Wale Babalakin’s Bi-Courtney on the ground that it was unable make any substantial progress three years after it was granted the contract to rebuild and manage the road for 25 years.

 

Reconstruction is ongoing on the expressway. While Reynolds Construction Company is handling Section II of the road from Sagamu Interchange to Ibadan, Julius Berger Nigeria is handling the Section I, commencing from Ojodu Berger to Sagamu Interchange.

For more visit>>>>punchng.com – #obyorijiblog – #regrann

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Graphic: Man’s nose broken over his online support for President Buhari

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A staunch APC supporter is counting his losses after being allegedly attacked over his Facebook posts in support of Pres. Buhari and critical posts against the major opposition, PDP.

According to Babatunde Quadri, an estate surveyor, he was attacked, on Saturday, at Cele Bus Stop, Lagos, by one Kayode Abiola, a.k.a Kay Nana, who is a known PDP member.

His words: “I was with some friends when he approached me. He said he wasn’t happy with my activities online and he hit me in the nose with a sharp object. .

He threatened to deal with me and my family ruthlessly. I’ve already reported the case at Afonka Police station, Shasha, Lagos.”

Quadri added that Kayode has always been telling him he would get beaten because of Buhari and now he has achieved his aim. – #obyorijiblog

Via: instablog

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Music producer Tspize hospitalized after suffering paralysis .

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Popular Nigerian music producer, Tspize, has been rushed to the Lapaz hospital in Ghana, after coming down with paralysis and losing the ability to move his lower limbs.

According to our source, Tspize, who has worked with many heavyweight musicians like Davido, Runtown, Phyno and others, was in Ghana to work with one of the country’s topmost musicians.

However, there was allegedly a bitter breakdown in their working relationship, with the artiste threatening to deal with the producer and barely 3 days later, he became paralyzed.

He was rushed to the hospital around 12 midnight and according to our source, all treatment is currently proving abortive. We pray for his recovery as fast as life can offer, and also we part his colleagues can come to his aid if need be. Hope he is rehabilitated back to health.

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No word can describe our grief –Parents of boys brigade teenagers killed.

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No word can describe our grief –Parents of teenagers crushed to death by NSCDC official in Gombe on Easter Monday

If tears could bring back the dead, in Gombe, at least 10 teenagers would be back on their feet today. Since April 22, 2019 – Easter Monday – when they were crushed to death during a 12:00 religious procession by a murderous official of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps – Adamu Abubakar fondly known as Ushaka – in the Sabo Line area of the capital, their distraught parents and all those, who knew them closely have been drenched with tears. They have cried, prayed and constantly hoped for a miracle. But sadly, the victims are gone forever.

For example, the home of Mr Danjuma Paul, father of one of the teenagers killed – Joseph – has become a confluence of tears since Monday’s tragedy. Men, women and children could all be seen grieving at the place when one of our correspondents visited. According to family members, Paul was a promising boy whose rich ideas gave them hope for the future.

 

“He was a Junior Secondary School Two pupil of Universal Secondary School and dreamt of becoming a medical doctor when his life was cut short,” Paul’s distraught father said. “It was his younger brother who came to inform me and his mother that Paul had been hit by a vehicle. “We rushed down to the scene and saw the heartbreaking damage that had been done to the young boys and girls including my son.

 

Tears could not stop flowing down our cheeks. “The man who killed them threatened to cause them pains and he did that. In fact, he made attempts to clear more people and escape but his car got stuck as a result of the crushed bodies on the ground.

For more visit>>>>>punchng.com – #obyorijiblog

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Just in: Trailer on fire along 7up road Ikeja

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TRAILER ON FIRE WITH CONTAINER LOADED ON LAGOS IBADAN EXPRESSWAY… IBADAN BOUND BETWEEN OJOTA AND 7UP BUS STOP IN LAGOS IKEJA- #obyorijiblog

You tell these guys to have a can of extinguishers and they tag you troublesome. You let them know it is for their own good and they don’t process it. This tanker would have been saved before the closest Fire department arrive.

Just look at them staring at it while it burns down. At least no life was lost.

Video: goldmytv

 

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WTH!!!: Buhari donates $500,000 to G’Bissau for elections

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President Muhammadu Buhari has donated $500,000  in  support  of  the legislative election  in Guinea Bissau.

He also approved five  Toyota Hilux, two trucks, 10 motorcycles and 350 units of electoral kits for Guinea Bissau.

The Presidency  said  Buhari made the donations  in response to an “urgent request” by Guinea Bissau to support the electoral process in the small West African country.

“In his capacity as Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State, President Muhammadu Buhari, this morning (Friday) directed the  Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, to undertake an urgent mission as his Special Envoy to Guinea Bissau in  company  with  the  ECOWAS Commission President, Jean-Claude Brou.

 

“President Buhari had in response to an urgent request for assistance by the government of Guinea Bissau graciously approved support  for  the country’s election process, including 350 units of electoral kits, 10 motorcycles, five (Toyota)  Hilux, two  light trucks and $500,000,” the Presidency said in a  statement by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu.

What the hell is the meaning of this? Why will the president of the poorest country on earth be giving out money to any body,  for something as shitty and human-imposed as politics?

Mr President? You do know that the people of Nigeria will appreciate that money invested right here or used to make a company, more than the country you are trying to please right?

People are starving,  famine heightening,  and others feeding from hand to mouth  in hope that the country will get better in your regime, and you are there going to please people who don’t even care one bit for us.

 

This is bullshit Buhari. How much did this new Guinea Bissau friends of yours give to you when it was your own  Country’s elections just two months ago? Food for thought right there Mr President.

– #obyorijiblog

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Gunmen kill British tourist in Kaduna holiday resort

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On Friday 19 April, 2019, Faye Mooney, a Mercy Corps team member working in Nigeria, was killed when gunmen stormed Kaduru castle, a vacation resort in Kaduna State, where she was visiting on holiday.

A Nigerian man was also killed in the incident, while three other tourists were abducted. Faye was working as a communications specialist for aid group, Mercy Corps, and was one of 12 tourists visiting Kaduru castle from Lagos.

Via: instablog#obyorijiblog

My Opinion

So this people won’t even thank God that someone all the way from Britain is supportive enough to recognise the existence of the resort and attend it.

Now they allowed these gunmen to kill her? Like even if as a Nigerian won’t go visiting that resort, and the people doing it are being killed?

I hope they will face reality by the time the resort dies a natural death due to fear from tourists. Just when you think the people of this country will be smart enough to help themselves when the government is not, and then this kind of shit happens. So heartbreaking. May her soul rest in peace with the Lord.

 

 

 

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Sudan: Over $351m cash found in ousted president’s house .

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Huge sums of cash have been discovered by anti-corruption investigators at ex President Omar al Bashir’s former residence, less than two weeks after he was kicked out of office in a military coup. .

 

Senior public prosecutor in Sudan, Mutasim Mahmoud, in a statement, announced the seizure of $351 million, €6,7 million, and SDG 5 billion ($105 million) at the residence.

He confirmed that the cash is secure within the vaults of the Bank of Sudan, and that charges will be filed against #Bashir under the foreign exchange and money laundering law. – #obyorijiblog

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Easter Tragedy: Bombing blasts kill over 156 in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.

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A coordinated bomb blasts at a number of high-end hotels and churches in Sri Lanka have left at least 156 dead and more than 400 injured

The blasts hit a number of high-end hotels and churches in Kochchikade, Negombo and Batticaloa, targeted worshippers as they attended Easter services. .

Additional blasts ripped through three hotels, The Shangri La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury Hotel, all in the capital, Colombo. There have been “many casualties including foreigners,” tweeted Sri Lankan MP, Harsha de Silva. 📷: AP/EPA/GettyImages – #obyorijiblog

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Lyra McKee, a young writer for the LGBT community shot dead in a Northern Ireland Riot.

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Reposted from @bbcnews – RIP Lyra McKee, a young journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland during rioting last night. Lyra has been described as a “rising star”, a “brave, intelligent” writer and a “hero” for the LGBT community. Tap the link in our bio to find out more about a writer and advocate who “believed passionately in social and religious tolerance”. Photo: AFP Photo/Jess Lowe Photography #LyraMcKee #RIPLyra #journalism #BBCNews – #obyorijiblog

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A devastating fire guts 856 year old Cathedral Notre Dame in Paris

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from @cnn – A devastating fire may have gutted Notre Dame in Paris — but amid the smoke and ash, the cathedral’s altar and cross are still intact. The blaze raged for several hours on Monday evening before 400 firefighters managed to bring it under control.

 

However, they were unable to save the spire, which burned to a blackened shell before finally toppling as thousands of Parisians watched in horror from the streets. But the building’s iconic facade and towers were salvaged, as were a host of invaluable artifacts and works of art stored inside. An investigation into what caused the fire has been opened, and French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed that the cathedral will be rebuilt. Photos: Philippe Wojazer / French Interior Ministry / Getty Images – #obyorijiblog

from @barackobama – Notre Dame is one of the world’s great treasures, and we’re thinking of the people of France in your time of grief. It’s in our nature to mourn when we see history lost – but it’s also in our nature to rebuild for tomorrow, as strong as we can. – #obyorijiblog

 

 

from @michelleobama – I will never forget the first time I walked into the Notre Dame Cathedral. I was a teenager on a school trip to Paris. It was my very first international trip, and until then, I hadn’t seen much outside of the South Side neighborhood I grew up in. But the majesty of Notre Dame—the history, the artistry, the spirituality—took my breath away.

 

The feeling was almost indescribable—a place that lifts you to a higher understanding of who we are and who we can be. Every time I’ve visited in the years since, including as First Lady, I felt the same thing. So being here in Paris tonight, my heart aches with the people of France.

 

Yet I know that the Notre Dame I experienced all those years ago, as so many others have over the centuries, will soon awe us again. – #obyorijiblog

from @visit – We are heartbroken to see what was happening to Notre Dame today, and still the fire is burning right now! More than just a historical monument, this 856 year old cathedral, maybe the most visited in the world is also one of the most important symbols of Paris and French culture ! 🇫🇷
#NotreDame #NotreDameDeParis

Photo by @ag_photographe – #obyorijiblog

 

from @krisjenner – This is just so devastating. My heart goes out to Paris. We grieve for you and pray that in time you can rebuild. Thanks to the brave firefighters who have worked so hard, risking their lives, to save the cathedral. 💔 #Paris #NotreDame – #obyorijiblog

 

from @nytimes – The Cathedral of Notre-Dame still stands, and a devastated France has one unwavering goal: It will be rebuilt. This photo shows the interior of the church a day after a devastating fire swept through the cathedral, which is an iconic symbol of the beauty and history of Paris. The 800-year-old Gothic masterwork is now scorched, battered and missing its spire and much of its roof. President @EmmanuelMacron of France said he hoped the cathedral could be rebuilt within 5 years — though at least one expert said it could take 3 times that long. Officials are treating Monday’s fire as an accident, not a deliberate act, and the cause is still unknown. Visit the link in our profile to see more from inside the cathedral and to read the latest developments. Christophe Petit Tesson shot this pool photo. – #obyorijiblog

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Unbelievable: Man survives after being impaled in the head with a rod

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While the indians believe so much in rhd spirit, just might be the explanation to this miraculous stoy you are about to read.

A 21-year-old Indian man has undergone a successful operation to remove an iron rod that pierced through his skull

On Wednesday, Sanjay Bahe was recorded calmly talking to medics with the iron rod sticking out of both sides of his head before it was safely removed.

He was building a well at his family farm at Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh, when he fell onto the metal rods, with one piercing the right side of his skull, passing through his brain and coming out of left side of his head. .

Surprisingly, Bahe remained conscious as he was taken to Neuron Hospital for treatment. .

Neurosurgeon Dr Pramod Giri said the rod entered the right temporal region of the brain and passed through the left frontal region across the midline. .

The rod did damage brain tissue but luckily the portion affected may only cause problems like seizures and behavioural changes, like irritability, in later part of his life. None of the injuries is life threatening.

This one is a fighter and a miraculous young man. I pray makes it out of this alive.

Story and photo from Instablog9ja

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Inspector of Police involved in the shooting of Apapa Couple has been declared wanted.

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The Lagos State Police Command has arrested five members of the Trinity Police Station allegedly involved in the shooting of two youths in the Olodi Apapa area of the state.

In a statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, the officers are being detained on the orders of the Commissioner of Police, Mr Zubairu Mu’azu, while an Inspector of Police has been declared wanted in connection with the incident.

One of the victims, 20-year old Ada Ifeanyi reportedly died on the spot, while her friend 32-year old Emmanuel Okomafuwa is receiving treatment from the injuries he suffered as a result of the shooting.

For more visit www.channelstv.com – #obyorijiblog

I’m  Glad that finally the law is coming for them. If he can run, then he sure has an idea of what’s coming for him. A police man who has committed murder should be treated and judged like a civilian who has. No special treatment for a hardened murderer. I’m actually impressed with the prompt response of the police to this matter. Seeing that it happened on Saturday night, and is already being investigated on Sunday night, and arrests made. Good one.

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Justice: SARS officers who opened fire at a couple, have been hunted down and arrested

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Police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a Nigerian lady and her boyfriend have been arrested and detained.

The police officers who were involved in the shooting of a Nigerian man and his girlfriend following an encounter with the couple who were returning from a club on Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Lagos, have been arrested.

 

The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu had ordered the immediate arrest and detention of the Police Officers suspected to be involved in the shooting of Ada Ifeanyi ‘f’ 20yrs old of No 4b Amusa Lane off Ojo road Ajegunle and Emmanuel Akomafuwa ‘m’ 32yrs old of No. 52 Babatunde Street Olodi Apapa, at Akpiri Street, Olodi Apapa.

 

According to a statement by DSP Bala Elkana, the Police Public Relations Officer
for Lagos State, ‘the incident happened on 13th April,  2019 at about 7.00am. The victims were rushed to hospital and Ada Ifeanyi was confirmed dead while Emmanuel Akomafuwa is currently on admission receiving treatment from the injury he sustained as a result of the shooting.

 

Members of the team suspected to be involved in the shooting are from Trinity Police Station and are currently facing internal disciplinary proceedings at the Command Headquarters Ikeja. Their Rifles have been retrieved for forensic analysis by Ballisticians. If found wanting, they will be prosecuted in conventional Court for Murder.

 

The Policemen arrested are (1) Inspector Adamu Usman (2) Sergeant Adeyeye Adeoye (3) Sergeant Kashim Tijani (4) Sergeant Lucky Akigbe and (5) Sergeant Paul Adeoye while Inspector Dania Ojo who escaped immediately after the shooting incident is declared wanted by the Command.

 

Lagos State Police Command condemned in total these senseless killings of unarmed civilians by few ‘bad eggs ‘ in the Command, who are bend towards denting the image and reputation of the Nation’s Police Force. The Command will not relent in its efforts in ridding the force off these criminal elements. Those involved in extra judicial killings and abuse of power are promptly identified, isolated, tried through internal disciplinary proceedings, dismissed from service and prosecuted. – #obyorijiblog

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Graphic Image: Nigerians Livid as SARS officers yet again open fire killing lady and severely injuring her boyfriend.

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According to the news reaching us just now from Instablog9ja,  where A young man  identified as Emmanuel aka AJ main boy, was said to be currently battling for his life, while his girlfriend, Jessica Ada, is pronounced dead, following their encounter with some SARS operatives while returning from a club on  last night Saturday, April 14, 2019, in Lagos.

The lovers and a friend had gone to Club J5 in Olodi Apapa, on Friday, and were returning around 6:30a.m on Saturday, when they were accosted by some SARS operatives who were on a bike.

Since there was no way to differentiate the officers from armed robbers, Emmanuel refused to stop for them and continued on his trip to drop Jessica at home.

However, on getting to their destination, the officers showed up and opened fire on them.

Jessica was shot twice in the belly and once on the lap, while her boyfriend was shot at the back of his head, but their friend was unhurt.

 

The officers were later identified by some eyewitnesses and the DPO of Trinity Police Station confirmed that they have been transferred to the headquarters in Ikeja for interrogation.

Via: instablog

Looking at this video, you will feel sad for the victims if these SARS  guys killing people and facing the hands of the law. Even though they get punished, the dead are already dead.

 

But in a case where you see a girl that has been severely shot at laying there unconsciously, but everyone is watching and analysing the incident without calling an ambulance or even rushing her to the hospital.

 

This has been a situation in Nigeria for the longest time. No sense of urgency in an emergency situations. Just look at the level of relaxation going on around a dying girl.

 

This is even more even than the shooting to be honest. Hear the woman begging them to help the girl. This is the wrong country to demand an emergency, especially on the streets.

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Lady in labor, assaulted, left to give birth on the grass over N20k in Calabar

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A nurse attached to a Primary Healthcare Centre at Mayne Avenue, #Calabar, Cross River State, has been suspended alongside some other staff over alleged gross misconduct and negligence.

Their suspension was as a result of how they treated a pregnant lady who rushed to the facility on Friday evening. .

It was gathered that rather than attending to her, they demanded for N20,000 and later pushed her out because she couldn’t afford the fee, despite her labor pains. .

The nurse, identified as Eme Bassey, also allegedly used mop stick to beat the lady, claiming that she bit her hand. .

Left with no other choice, the lady eventually went to the grass in front of the facility, where she struggled on her own to deliver the baby. .

Some aggrieved youth of the community later went into the PHC to drag the nurse out and it was then she reluctantly came out to help the woman deliver her placenta and finally let her into the facility.

When the case was reported to the Director General of Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Betta Edu, she suspended all the staff involved and said they would all face tough sanctions. – #obyorijiblog

Via: instablog9ja

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