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Climate Change: Fire Service Warns On Safety Measure

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The Federal Fire Service, Osun, Ekiti and Ondo States Zonal office has warned people of the region to take all safety measures as Nigeria approaches harmattan season.

This is as the fire service was asked to improve their awareness on safety measures on prevention of fire and protection on being the first responder.

The command also revealed that the zonal office of Federal Fire Service has been situated in Osogbo adding that Osun State Government has provided land for the service.

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This was made known by the Public Relations Officer for the zone, DSF Adijat Basiri during a visit to the Asiwaju Tunde Badmus in his house in Osogbo on Friday.

According to Basiri, the people are the first firefighters and always take preventive measures.

“And as we are planning towards our safety week we are planning to not just capture the adults but to also capture the youth of Osun State by bringing schools together, teaching them the basics required both the theoretical and practical aspect and we believe these youths are going to be the custodian and user of this knowledge.

“Climate has a lot to do with fire and we are always taking that into cognizance as we earlier said usually December month as a result of harmattan, the hot season we usually experience large amounts of fire outbreaks due to carelessness. As the weather becomes hot, the leaves are dry then we are more prone to fire outbreaks,” she said.

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While speaking, Tunde Badmus lauded the fire service for their works and sacrifices adding that his door is always open for the service of the society.

READ ALSO: ‘Why I Declined Invitation To Visit Osinbajo’ – Comedian, Mr Macaroni

He, however, asked the command to improve their awareness on safety measures on prevention of fire and protection on being the first responder.

“I salute the men of firefighters for their service; as much as the service needs to improve their awareness of the safety measures on prevention of fire,” he said.

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EndSARS: No Peace Without Justice, Eedris Abdulkareem To Sanwo-Olu

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Nigerian Music legend, Eedris Abdulkareem has condemned Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu over his invitation for a peace walk in Lagos State.

Sanwo-Olu, in a speech on Tuesday on the Lekki shootings of October 20, 2020, said he will be leading a Walk for Peace in December to herald the “healing of our land”.

“Let me use this occasion to extend an open invitation to our youths, members of the diplomatic corps, civil society groups, students, and the media as well as other stakeholders to join me,” he said.

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He specifically extended invitations to Falana, Adebayo, Dele Farotimi, Temitope Majekodunmi, Segun Awosanya (Segalink), Adedotun (Just Detoun), Seun Kuti; Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu; and Commander of Rapid Response Squad CSP Yinka Egbeyemi and others to join him in the “historic march for our dear Lagos.”

Falz and Mr Macaroni have since rejected the invitation as they demanded justice of those allegedly killed during the EndSARS protest before peace can be restored.

Eedris, taking to his Instagram page described the invitation for the walk of peace as being dead on arrival.

READ ALSO: EndSARS: Lagos Govt Releases White Paper In Panel Report

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According to him, no amount of walking can get Nigeria to the destination of peace without the route of justice.

His post read, “Dead On Arrival; No amount of walking can get us to the destination of peace without taking the honourable route of justice.

“Sanwo-Olu your walk of peace is dead on arrival.”

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BREAKING: Court Dismisses Suit Seeking Soludo’s Disqualification As Anambra Governor-elect

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit seeking the disqualification of Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo as the governor-elect of Anambra State.

Justice Taiwo Oladipupo Taiwo, in a judgment, described the suit as frivolous, irritating, and lacking in merit.

The judge awarded a punitive cost of N2 million against the two plaintiffs to be paid to Soludo and his deputy, Ibezim.

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‘Why We Will Allow ‘Repentant’ Boko Haram Terrorists To Go Scot-free’—Borno Gov

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Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum has said the state government will not prosecute ‘repentant’ Boko Haram insurgents.

While presenting the 2022 budget at the State House Of Assembly on Tuesday, Zulum said terrorists will not be encouraged to eschew violence if they see ‘repentant’ ones being prosecuted.

Addressing the House of Assembly, the governor said, “Mr. Speaker, honourable members, we need Allah’s guidance and the utmost wisdom to work for an end to the crisis facing our dear state.

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“Prosecuting all the criminals (insurgents) would have been most appropriate but if we insist on it, we would discourage others out there that are willing to lay down their arms.

“The terrorists’ ranks could swell and our innocent fellow citizens, particularly those in local government areas, could become more vulnerable to attacks and abductions.”

READ ALSO: Police Rescue Soldier, 15 Others Abducted By Boko Haram

Noting that the exercise to de-radicalise terrorists is being handled by security forces, Zulum said the initiative does not give terrorists the freedom to kill and immediately seek pardon.

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He said none of the ‘repentant’ terrorists had been reintegrated into society yet, adding that terrorists willing to surrender must immediately “stop further attacks on civilians, security agents and facilities”.

 

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