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FG Commissions Multi-million flood, Erosion Control Project In Bauchi

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By Adamu Shehu Imam, Bauchi

President Muhammadu Buhari has executed a multi-million Flood and Erosion Control Project in Tulu-Tama, Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

During the handing over the completed project, Buhari said the completion of the project was part of the Federal Government’s effort towards tackling environmental degradation in the country.

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While reiterating the government determination to continue implementing all policies, agreements and contracts both at the national and international levels, he said it is aimed at laying a solid foundation for a prosperous nation.

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The President who was represented at the occasion by the Minister of State, Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Maryam Yalwaji Katagum, maintained that the implementation of the project was in line with the government promise of ensuring no part of the country suffer any neglects owing to its geographical location or political consideration.

In his key note address, the state Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, said the important of the project cannot be over emphasized as it was expected to address devastating effect of flooding and erosion menace in the area.

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Represented by the state Commissioner of Environment and Housing, Honourable Hamisu Muazu Shira, the governor expressed gratitude to President Buhari for the execution of the project.

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“Bauchi State Ministry of Environment is currently compiling list of all the areas affected by flood and erosion with a view to have more support from the federal government to arrest the situation.

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PHOTOS: Many Trapped As Two-storey Building Collapses In Lagos Island

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Rescue operation is currently ongoing to save victims trapped in a two-storey building which collapsed at number 15, Iga Idungaran, close to Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu’s palace, Lagos Island.

According to eyewitness, the unfortunate incident occurred at about 11am, Thursday.

Men of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, LASEMA, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Nigeria Police, among other emergency responders were on ground searching for survivors.

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Recall that the latest incident happened barely four days ago, precisely on Sunday, when a Mosque collapsed at Yusuf Street, Papa Ajao, Mushin area, killing at least three worshippers, including a 12 year-old boy in the process.

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Terrorists Kill 12 In Kaduna Market Attack

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Terrorists, on Wednesday, reportedly attacked and killed 12 persons at Maro Junction, a weekly Market in Maro Ward, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

A former chairman of the local government, Cafra Caino, who confirmed the development to The PUNCH, said the assailants invaded the market around 3pm on Wednesday and opened fire.

According to him, 12 bodies have been recovered while 20 others who sustained various degrees of injuries have been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

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He explained that it was the second time the weekly market had been attacked while business owners and customers transacting businesses.

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“The situation is critical and has thrown residents around the area into confusion while they scampered for safety in neighbouring villages.

“Security operatives drafted to the area have already left. We are appealing to the government to deploy security operatives to help restore normalcy,” he said.

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Meanwhile, the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan, did not respond to calls and text messages sent to him by The PUNCH correspondent as of the time of filling this report.

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VIDEO: Three Arrested For Accusing Delta Policemen Of Stealing N50m Gold Chains

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The Delta State Police Command has arrested three men for wrongly accusing some of its officers of stealing their gold chains, supposedly worth N50 million, during a stop-and-search operation.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Edafe Bright, disclosed this in a post, accompanied by a video, on X.com on Tuesday.

His caption read, “So yesterday, these three guys were accosted by men of RRS, searched, and allowed to go, only for them to come back later in the evening, alleging that their gold worth N50m was stolen by the policemen.

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“The policemen were humiliated for simply doing their job; well, the rest is history. “Please watch for the full gist.”

In the video, Edafe explained that the gold chains were later found in the possession of the suspects when they came back to the RRS office to accuse the officers of theft.

The driver in whose pocket the gold chains were found also claimed that the chains were given to him before they got to the RRS checkpoint.

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He added that later on, one of them, Nnamdi, said he couldn’t find his gold when he wanted to change his clothes.

“I called his brother to ask if those were the gold he (Nnamdi) was looking for, but he said no. So when we came back to the RRS office, the chains were found in my inner pocket,” he explained, speaking in pidgin.

 

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