Tinubu Is In The UK To Rest – APC Campaign Council Member

A file photo of APC chieftain, Bola Tinubu.

 

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu is in the United Kingdom to rest ahead of the campaign season.

This was the comment of a member of the APC Presidential Campaign Council Ayo Oyalowo during his appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today.  

“The man, like I said, needed a few days off because the pressure on him is a bit too much and he needed to rest because the campaign is pretty long – we have about four, five months to campaign before the general election,” the APC chieftain said on Monday.

“So, he needs to ensure that he is not worn out by the show of love, and camaraderie – too many people coming to see him.  So, yes, he needed to take that breather.”

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‘The Main Factor’ 

A screenshot of Tinubu’s workout video. Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu

 

His comment followed reactions that have greeted Tinubu’s absence in the country. The APC candidate was absent when presidential flagbearers signed a peace accord ahead of next year’s election, a development that raised concerns about the former Lagos State governor’s whereabouts and fitness.

Tinubu in the wake of the questions about his health status released a seven-second workout video, maintaining that he is fit and ready to serve Nigeria. The video further triggered a stream of criticisms.

But the APC chieftain said the buzz shows Tinubu is the “main factor” ahead of the 2023 elections.

“Two people dropped videos yesterday. Another person dropped a dancing video but nobody is talking about it because he is not a factor. Asiwaju is a factor,” he said about reactions generated by the video where Tinubu was seen on a treadmill.

“He will always be spoken about because he matters. He is the main factor in this election.”

Thousands Rally For Peter Obi’s Labour Party In Lagos, Other States

 

Thousands of supporters for Labour party candidate Peter Obi rallied in Lagos and other cities on Saturday, in the first major campaign march for the 2023 presidential election.

Obi, a former state governor, is challenging the long dominance of ruling APC and main opposition PDP to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in governing Africa’s most populous country.

People dance in support of candidate of Labour party Peter Obi during a campaign rally in Lagos, on October 1, 2022. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)
People dance in support of candidate of Labour party Peter Obi during a campaign rally in Lagos, on October 1, 2022. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

 

Five months before the February 25 ballot, main candidates appear in a tight race with Nigeria’s faltering economy and rife insecurity among the top priorities for the winner.

With Afrobeats tunes blasting from trucks, and crowds chanting his name, Obi’s supporters packed into highway service lanes in several districts in Lagos, Nigeria’s economic capital.

Supporters of presidential candidate of the Labour Party Peter Obi and running mate Datti Baba-Ahmed march during a campaign rally in Lagos, on October 1, 2022. Dare Idowu/Channels Television
Supporters of presidential candidate of the Labour Party Peter Obi and running mate Datti Baba-Ahmed march during a campaign rally in Lagos, on October 1, 2022. Dare Idowu/Channels Television

 

“We are taking back our country,” said Chijioke Chuwunyere, a tech consultant who was marching in Lagos Surulere area. “This is a chance to right all the wrongs.”

A supporter wears national green and white colours to campaign for candidate of Labour Party Peter Obi during a campaign rally in Lagos, on October 1, 2022. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)
A supporter wears national green and white colours to campaign for candidate of Labour Party Peter Obi during a campaign rally in Lagos, on October 1, 2022. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

 

Obi supporters also rallied near the Lekki tollgate, where peaceful #EndSARS protests demanding better governance and an end to police brutality were violently disrupted by security forces in October 2020.

Obi was not at the rallies, but supporters also marched in other cities across the country.

 

Obi’s supporters who call themselves “Obi-dients” say the 61-year-old former banking executive offers an alternative to the old-guard candidates put forward by the PDP and APC.

A supporter wears national green and white colours to campaign for candidate of Labour Party Peter Obi during a campaign rally in Lagos, on October 1, 2022. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)
A supporter wears national green and white colours to campaign for candidate of Labour Party Peter Obi during a campaign rally in Lagos, on October 1, 2022. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

 

High inflation, lack of jobs and insecurity have left many younger Nigerians frustrated with politics and apathetic about change at the ballot box.

Supporters of presidential candidate of the Labour Party Peter Obi and running mate Datti Baba-Ahmed march during a campaign rally in Lagos, on October 1, 2022. Dare Idowu/Channels Television
Supporters of presidential candidate of the Labour Party Peter Obi and running mate Datti Baba-Ahmed march during a campaign rally in Lagos, on October 1, 2022. Dare Idowu/Channels Television

 

But earlier this year, electoral authorities say 70 percent of newly registered voters for 2023 are aged between 18-34.

Obi has gained a huge following on social media, but analysts question how much he can convert that into votes on election day.

Supporters of presidential candidate of the Labour Party Peter Obi and running mate Datti Baba-Ahmed march during a campaign rally in Lagos, on October 1, 2022. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)
Supporters of presidential candidate of the Labour Party Peter Obi and running mate Datti Baba-Ahmed march during a campaign rally in Lagos, on October 1, 2022. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

 

The PDP governed Nigeria from the end of military rule in 1999 until 2015, when the APC defeated it to give Buhari his first term.

Nationwide, the Labour Party does not have the structure of the All Progressives Congress (APC) or Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), or any state governorships. But supporters say they have momentum.

Supporters of presidential candidate of the Labour Party Peter Obi and running mate Datti Baba-Ahmed march during a campaign rally in Lagos, on October 1, 2022. Dare Idowu/Channels Television
Supporters of presidential candidate of the Labour Party Peter Obi and running mate Datti Baba-Ahmed march during a campaign rally in Lagos, on October 1, 2022. Dare Idowu/Channels Television

 

“We want a man, a governor, a president who will hear the voice of the masses,” said therapist and Labour party organiser Felicity Okorocha at one of the Lagos rallies.

APC’s candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a former governor dubbed “Godfather of Lagos” for his political influence touts his experience running the megalopolis as key.

Supporters of presidential candidate of the Labour Party Peter Obi and running mate Datti Baba-Ahmed march during a campaign rally in Lagos, on October 1, 2022. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)
Supporters of presidential candidate of the Labour Party Peter Obi and running mate Datti Baba-Ahmed march during a campaign rally in Lagos, on October 1, 2022. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

 

Tinubu, 70, has been in London resting before the start of his campaign, according to an APC presidential campaign council member Ayo Oyalowo.

“He has five months to engage with Nigerians,” he said on Friday.

PDP’s Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president on his fifth run at the presidency, this week launched his campaign with a book event.

Abubakar, 75, says his government experience and business acumen can “rescue” Nigeria from APC’s mismanagement. But the PDP also faces a major split within its ranks with a powerful governor.

October 1: No Rally Will be Allowed At Lekki Toll Gate – Police

This photo released by the police on September 30, 2022, shows police officials patrolling Lagos streets.
This photo released by the police on September 30, 2022, shows police officials patrolling Lagos streets.

 

The police on Friday said no rally will be allowed at the Lekki Toll Gate on October 1.

“It has become imperative to reemphasize that no form of rally whatsoever will be allowed at the Lekki Toll gate tomorrow, October 1, 2022,” a statement signed by police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, said.

“This emphasis has become necessary to enlighten Nigerians that might be misled into converging on the toll gate. A court of competent jurisdiction has ruled that no person is allowed to converge on the Lekki Toll gate for whatever reason.

“In conformity with its mandate to protect life and property, the Lagos State Police Command under the leadership of CP Abiodun Alabi, fdc will leave no stone unturned in ensuring total compliance with the court order and an emplacement of adequate security in the state.

This photo released by the Lagos state police on September 30 shows the Lekki-Ikoyi toll plaza.
This photo released by the Lagos state police on September 30 shows the Lekki-Ikoyi toll plaza.

 

“While the Command is not averse to the peoples’ right to freedom of assembly and association; and expression, the Command will equally live up to its mandate of ensuring that no person or group of persons is allowed to infringe on the fundamental human rights of others, especially the rights to freedom of movement and right to dignity of human persons, especially under the guise of rally or procession.

“The warning therefore goes that anyone found flouting the court order or infringing on the rights of other Nigerians will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

“Meanwhile, CP Alabi enjoins all peace loving persons to go about their lawful duties without fear of harassment or intimidation, reiterating that adequate security assets have been strategically deployed to ensure the safety and security of Nigerians at designated rally venues and across the state at large.”

Gunmen Abduct Policeman, Two Others In Ogun

 

Gunmen have abducted three persons including a police officer attached to Zone 2, Onikan, Lagos.

The incident is said to have taken place on Thursday when the police officers ran into the kidnappers at Wasinmi in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Sources say the officers were on their way to investigate an emerging case within the neighbouring state.


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Confirming the incident, The Ogun state police command through its spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the assailants wore military uniforms.

A commercial driver who was also part of the team was said to have escaped from the kidnappers

The police spokesman said a manhunt has been launched to track and rescue the victims. According to him, the anti kidnapping unit of the police has swing into action and are on the trail of the suspected kidnappers

Survey Practice: Lagos Govt Challenges Judgment In Court

A court gavel

 

The Lagos State Government says it has challenged the judgment of the Federal High Court which among other things declared that practising surveyors do not require consent before carrying out survey work on any state land.

Channels Television’s judiciary correspondent, Shola Soyele obtained a copy of the State’s notice of appeal which was premised on 8 grounds.

Ground one states that the learned trial Judge erred in law when he assumed jurisdiction over the subject matter of the suit which they argue is not on matters within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court as provided by Section 251 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

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Ground two states that the learned trial Judge erred in law when he held that Section 5 of Survey Laws of Lagos State Law is professionally restrictive and runs contrary to the general intent and purpose of the Surveying Act especially as the State has a right to determine who works on its land just as an individual has a right to determine who works on his land

The state is therefore seeking an order setting aside the Judgment of the Federal High Court, Lagos in its entirety and an order dismissing the claim of the surveyors.

The State has also filed an application for a stay of the execution of the court judgment as well as an order for an injunction restraining the surveyors from enforcing, implementing, or taking any further step or giving any effect to the Judgment of Justice Osiagor of the Federal High Court, Lagos Division.

Surveyors Ask Lagos Govt To Obey Court Order On Survey Law

A file photo of a court gavel.
A file photo of a court gavel.

 

The Association of Private Practicing Surveyors of Nigeria(ASPPSN), has advised the Surveyor General of Lagos State to give effect to the recent judgment of the Federal High Court which among other things declared that practising surveyors do not require consent before carrying out survey work on any state land.

The chairman of the association, Surveyor Adaranijo Rafiu told journalists that a subsisting order of the court must be obeyed by all, no matter how lowly or highly placed in the society.

He asked Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Moyosore Onigbanjo to call on the State’s Surveyor-General, to obey the court order, and stop controlling survey practice in Lagos State failing which the association will initiate contempt proceedings against him.

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Last month, Justice Daniel Osiagor held that the Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON), is the only body or authority vested with the power to regulate survey practise and the profession of surveying in the country.

The court also held that it is unconstitutional for the Lagos State House of Assembly to enact laws regulating surveyors in the state as only SURCON has the power to issue guidelines for the conduct of survey practice in Nigeria.

PHOTOS: Buhari Commissions New Naval Sports Complex In Lagos

 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday commissioned a New Naval Sports Complex in Lagos State and declared open the 12th Nigerian Navy Games.

At the commissioning ceremony, the president urged Nigerians to believe in the capability of the armed forces to safeguard and bring long-lasting peace and stability to the country.

Declaring open the 12th Nigerian Navy Games, LAGOS 2022, the President assured Nigerians that the armed forces would continue to sustain their operational tempo to contain the security challenges in the country.


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He said the security agencies would continue to ensure that all appropriate measures were in place for the safety of Nigerians.

The President also re-emphasized the importance of synergy between the armed forces, other security agencies and the general population for peace and security.

‘‘Over the years, sports have remained a tool to strengthen the ties between troops, instilling discipline and readiness to serve a common cause in the military. I am sure that these Games will create the forum for the Nigerian Navy to achieve these objectives and more.

‘‘The construction of this sports complex has provided a standard venue for the Nigerian Navy to host major games as well as an appropriate venue for naval personnel within Lagos to use for training and other recreational purposes.

‘‘I am therefore confident that besides the conduct of the Games, the Nigerian Navy and its personnel will continue to make good use of the facilities in this complex,’’ he said.

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces expressed the hope that the Games would provide the needed platform and avenue for the discovery of new talents that will represent the Navy and Nigeria in international competitions.

He, therefore, urged all participating athletes to inculcate fair play and exhibit a high level of decorum during the competition.

Present at the commissioning ceremony were the Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya and the Chief of Defence Staff Gen. LEO Irabor.

The Minister of Defence Major General Bashir Magashi, Chairman Senate Committee on Navy, Senator George Thompson Sekibo, Former Chiefs of Naval Staff Jubrilla Ayinla, Akintunde Aduwo and Ibok Ekwe Ibas, were also present.

Rapper Ice Prince Arrested For Assaulting Police Officer

This photo released by the police on September 2, 2022, shows Ice Prince in police custody.
This photo released by the police on September 2, 2022, shows Ice Prince in police custody.

 

The Lagos State Police Command on Friday morning arrested popular rapper, Henry Zamani, better known as Ice Prince, for an alleged assault on a police officer who stopped him for driving without license plates.

The Lagos Police Command spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin, in a tweet, alleged that the rapper threatened to throw the officer into a river at the point of arrest.

The PPRO, who posted a photo of the rapper in handcuffs, said he will be arraigned today.

“At 3 am today, @Iceprincezamani was stopped for driving without license plates. He agreed to be taken to the station,” he said.

“He, thereafter, abducted the police officer in his car, assaulted him, and threatened to throw him in the river. He has been arrested and would be arraigned today.”

DSVA Received Over 4800 Cases Of Domestic/Sexual Violence In 10 Months – Lagos AG

 

The Attorney General of Lagos, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Moyosore Onigbanjo has said that the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA), received over 4,800 cases from Sept 2021 to July 2022.

Of these number, a total of 1578 children were said to have experienced emotional abuse and exposure to Domestic Violence within the home.

At a media parley to kickstart activities to commemorate the Domestic & Sexual Violence Awareness Month, this September, the AG disclosed that the youngest child that experienced sexual violence in the year under review was 8 months, whilst the oldest client that experienced domestic violence was a 75-year-old woman and an 89-year-old man.

The AG also disclosed that the Domestic & Sexual Agency now receives a minimum of 200 clients on a monthly basis while it has also secured over 150 convictions.

“Out of the 20 Local Government Areas in Lagos State, the top 5 highest LGA of highest reporting for adults cases, include Alimosho, Ikorodu, Kosofe, Eti-Osa and Oshodi Isolo, whilst for cases involving children, the agency recorded high reporting from Alimosho, Kosofe, Oshodi-Isolo, Ikorodu, and Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Areas.

“Further analysis of cases under the year in review revealed that at least 60% of survivors that reported to the Agency, experienced domestic violence in the first five years of their marriage.

“However, 50% of the reports were made after 10 years of the subsistence of the marriage. Various factors which contributed to delay in reporting include- financial dependence on the abuser, wanting to remain in the abusive relationship because of their children as well as other socio-cultural factors”.

According to Onigbanjo, “through the established Gender Based Violence Virtual and Referral Service, which is supported by the EU funded Spotlight initiative and United Nations Population Fund the virtual system has provided legal, psychosocial, referral as well as emergency services to 1366 adults and 219 children; a total of 1585 cases”

“An integral mandate of the agency is to conduct preliminary investigations, rescue and provide support to survivors. The Agency has conducted a total of 140 rescue missions of survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence in Lagos State.

“The Agency has sadly received reports of 5 victims of Domestic Violence who lost their lives, all of which were escalated to the Police as well as the Chief Coroner of Lagos State with a view to ascertaining the cause of death, the outcome of which would greatly strengthen prosecution of the cases. Prosecution is ongoing in all of the cases”.

“In view of DSVA’s role in ensuring full implementation of the Executive Order on Safeguarding and Child Protection, dated the 16th of December, 2016, all reports of Child Protection concerns in schools were duly responded to.

“From September 2021 to July 2022, the attention of the Taskforce saddled with the responsibility for implementing the Executive Order on Safeguarding and Child Protection, which comprises representatives from the Office of Education Quality Assurance, Department of School Social Work of the Ministry of Youth and Social Development as well as DSVA has been drawn to incidents of Child Abuse in 42 schools.

“All erring schools were jointly investigated. All the sexual violence related cases are being prosecuted by the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, five (5) cases are in court, while (1) school was shut down as a result of infractions. Four (4) of these cases were defilement whilst one (1) was physical assault”.

The attorney general also said that “an analysis of the data revealed that 3rd party interference and lack of communication between couples were some of the key contributory factors, attributable for intimate Partner Violence. Similarly, 60% of survivors disclosed they saw the signs of their abusive partner during courtship, but yet still proceeded with the wedding ceremony.

“These findings have now informed the Agency’s collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs with a view to introducing compulsory pre-marital effectiveness preparatory counselling for intending couples in other to tackle the issues of domestic violence before the marriage.

“A curriculum has also been developed to marriage registrars and other professionals to provide the counselling for intending couples so as to make an informed decision before saying “I Do”.

The DSVA as it has always done since it’s inception will commemorate the Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness Month, which has traditionally been in the month of September.

The theme of this year’s activities is “IT’S ON US”. This is based on the compelling need to ensure that residents of Lagos realize that ending the menace of Sexual Gender-Based Violence is indeed a collective effort which requires the support and collaboration of all members of society

Apart from the media parley, various activities have been lined up to commemorate the month.

They include, “turn Alausa purple/advocacy walk against Domestic and Sexual Violence which will happen on the 1st of September within the secretariat. Public servants are encouraged to wear a touch of purple, in solidarity with the walk.

There will also be a market fiesta which seeks to contribute towards breaking gender stereotypes which directly and indirectly encourages the perpetration of Sexual and Gender Based Violence. This initiative would educate individuals on gender roles which are social constructs.

Survivors of sexual and gender based violence will also get an opportunity to share their stories during the month at a symposium titled, “tales of survivors.” This would be an intimate gathering which would include other relevant stakeholders. The aim is to ensure that other critical stakeholders would be in a better position of learning firsthand, the daily life struggles of survivors and the challenges they experience whilst on their road to healing.

Children would not be left out of the activities as the Safeguarding and Child Protection Day would witness the gathering of over 400 students, debate on the topic- Social Media Promotes Sexual and Gender Based Violence.

Participants would also receive books on their rights, body safety and steps to take to report child protection concerns.

The activities will be rounded off with a DSVA Awards/Commendation Night where Gov. Babajide SanwoOlu will hand out awards to deserving officers, institutions and individuals who have distinguished themselves in the fight against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence.

The following categories of persons would be recognized and appreciated: –

1) Best Family Support Unit (FSU), Police Division
2) Best Family Social Services (FSS) Unit
3) Most Responsive Health Facility
4) Best Non-Governmental Organization for Domestic Violence
5) Best Non-Governmental Organization for Sexual Violence
6) A Mandated Reporter

Also speaking, the Executive Secretary of DSVA, Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, encouraged the media to continue to partner with the Agency to achieve considerable progress to rid society of the menace.

She also appealed to the public to call the toll-free number: 08000333333, whenever there is a case of domestic and sexual violence or abuse in any form in their neighbourhood.

Emirates Restores Flight Operations To Lagos

Emirates Airlines
In this file photo, the Emirates Airlines plane conveying the 292 evacuated Nigerians from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on June 19, 2020.

 

Emirates Airlines has restored its flight operations to Nigeria’s commercial capital of Lagos. 

The company announced this in emails sent to its customers and obtained by Channels Television.

“We are pleased to inform you that effective from 11th September 2022, we will reinstate operations of our flights,” Emirates said on Wednesday.

“Inbound flights from Dubai to Lagos (EK783) and outbound flights from Lagos to Dubai (EK784) will recommence from Sunday, 11th September 2022.

“Lagos flights after 30th September 2022 will be advised in due course.”

Wednesday’s reinstatement came two weeks after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) carrier suspended flight operations, citing its inability to repatriate its earnings in foreign exchange from Nigeria.

“We have had no choice but to take this action, to mitigate the continued losses Emirates is experiencing as a result of funds being blocked in Nigeria,” the airlines said in a letter addressed to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika.

“As of July 2022, Emirates has US$85 million of funds awaiting repatriation from Nigeria. This figure has been rising by more than $US10 million every month, as the ongoing operational costs of our 11 weekly flights to Lagos and 5 to Abuja continue to accumulate.”

The Emirates’ move followed concerns raised by the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) over the issue. IATA had said foreign airlines’ funds trapped in Nigeria rose from $450 million in May to $464 million in July.

While the Federal Government said Nigeria was having a forex exchange crisis and thus could not meet some responsibilities, including revenue repatriation by foreign airlines, it later bowed to pressure and released $265 million to the airlines.

The IATA lauded the step, noting that it would boost foreign airlines’ to continue their service in Nigeria.

Take Charge Of The Future, Sanwo-Olu Tells Nigerian Youths

The governor believes youths should take part in nation-building efforts. [email protected]

 

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has called on Nigerian youths to take charge of the future, maintaining that it belongs to them.

The governor said this on Sunday during the 2022 Children and Youth Harvest Thanksgiving of the Our Saviour’s Church, Diocese of Lagos (Anglican Communion) at Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Marina, Lagos. He told them to take part in nation-building activities to help in building a great country.

“What the church stands for is to give you (youths) the foundation and space for you to be able to do those things you want to do and fly to whatever height,” he said at the event tagged, “Harvest of Restoration and Divine Satisfaction.”

“Because indeed, you are not just the future of the nation, you are indeed the future of the world and the future is now. And so, you need to be a partaker of it and take full charge of it.”

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Sanwo-Olu says youths should take an active part in leadership. [email protected]

 

He equally charged Nigerians to shun division, assuring that his administration will be fair to all parts of Lagos State.

“Let us hold ourselves together. Whatever is dividing us as a country are the little things that can also unite us as a country. Let us make the right choices. Let us create a tomorrow that all of them can be proud of,” the governor added in a statement issued by his media aide Gboyega Akosile on Sunday.

“We have that responsibility to continue to make this place (Lagos) safe. We have that responsibility to continue to make sure that we will not divide ourselves. We will continue to create opportunities for every one of our citizens. And we will continue to make it home to all for as long as they want to be peaceful and law-abiding.”

The governor and his wife Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu were Parents of the Day for the Harvest Programme.

Two Children Die As Another Building Collapses In Lagos

This photo shows debris after a building collapsed in Lagos on August 21, 2022.
This photo shows debris after a building collapsed in Lagos on August 21, 2022.

 

At least two children have died after another building collapsed in on Adeleye street, Ladilak in the Bariga area of Lagos on Sunday.

According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, three adult males also sustained injuries and were taken to nearby hospitals.

“The Agency activated its response to the above incident and upon arrival at the incident scene, discovered that the tank scaffolding of a two-storey building collapsed on a bungalow beside it and affected two rooms,” a statement signed by LASEMA chief, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said.

“Unfortunately 2 children died from the impact. 3 adult males sustained injuries and were taken to nearby hospitals.

“The Agency’s response team alongside Lagos State Fire and LASBCA are responders at the incident scene.”