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Fire Razes Goods Worth Millions of Naira in Olaleye Market in Somolu, Lagos

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Fire Razes Goods Worth Millions of Naira in Olaleye Market in Somolu, Lagos

Goods Worth Millions of Naira was destroyed by Fire in Olaleye Market in Lagos.

Traders at the Olaleye market in Somolu, Lagos state are still counting their losses following a massive fire that broke out in the market in the early hours of today, May 30.

According to reports, the fire outbreak started at about 3:00 am. The cause of the fire is yet unknown.

However, officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Fire Service have arrived at the scene.

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LASEMA Spokesperson, Nosa Okunbor, said, “Upon arrival at the scene, it was discovered that Olaleye Market located at Shomolu was gutted by fire.

“However, an investigation is currently ongoing to ascertain the cause of the fire.

“Lagos State Fire Service, LRU fire and the Federal Fire Service are currently battling the inferno and preventing it from spreading to residential buildings.

“No life was lost and no injuries sustained but properties and goods worth several billions of naira are currently being razed by the inferno.”

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25-year-old Nigerian man arrested for Scamming woman of N16million in India

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A 25-year-old Nigerian has been arrested in India for allegedly scamming a 62-year-old woman from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, of Rs 31.64 lakh (N16,048,923.81)

“The accused, Wisdom Obinna, from Imo State, was part of a gang that befriended women on social media and then scam them with lottery and gift frauds,” said Indore Cyber Cell Superintendent of Police, Jitendra Singh, on Friday, April 9.

“Obinna was arrest25-year-old Nigerian man arrested in India for duping woman of N16m ed from Delhi, where he was staying even after his business visa expired. Efforts are on to nab other members of the gang,” he added.

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During the interrogation, the accused said that he came to India on Business Visa in 2014 and 2017. After the visa expired, he became active in cheating and used to operate from Delhi.

The gang members befriend Indian girls and women on Facebook by creating accounts with different foreign fake IDs.

After Wisdom has made friends with the women, he lured his victims by claiming he sent them some expensive gifts.

Later, other members of the gang pose as custom officers and demand money in the name of Tax and Penalty to get the parcel, send a message through bank account WhatsApp and get the money transfer. They would also threaten the victim with legal action.

Police recovered eight passbooks of various banks, three ATM cards, two laptops, three pen drives, 9 mobile phones, eight SIM cards, two dongles, passports and Rs 11000 in cash from the accused.

 

25-year-old Nigerian man arrested in India for duping woman of N16m

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Twitter makes Ghana its headquarters in Africa, Nigerians React

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Twitter makes Ghana its headquarters in Africa, Nigerians React

Twitter announced today that the company is now in Africa, with its headquarters in Ghana.

“Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you Ghana and @NakufoAddo,” Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey tweeted today, April 12.

Abubakar Suleiman, the CEO of Sterling Bank, has weighed in on the conversation about Twitter making Ghana its headquarters in African.

Nigerians reacted to the fact that Ghana, and not Nigeria, was chosen to be the headquarters.

Then Suleiman tweeted: “First you tell the world Nigeria is a zoo.. Then you hear @TwitterSF has chosen @GhanaPresidency as their WA headquarters & you are wondering why.

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“If you can’t sell yourself, nobody will buy you. Nigeria remains the heartbeat of Africa, our current struggles notwithstanding.”

Bank CEO, Abubakar Suleiman blames Nigerians who bad-mouth the country for Twitter’s decision to make Ghana its headquarters in Africa

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A number of his followers took to the comments to disagree with him and he doubled down, writing: “I think everyone sells. And we should showcase the good things in our country even as we critic the shortcomings..”

 

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Gunmen attack former CBN boss Chukwuma Charles Soludo, kill three aides

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Gunmen attack former CBN boss Chukwuma Charles Soludo, kill three aides
Gunmen has attack Prof. Charles Soludo, former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) who indicated his interest in the November governorship election for Anambra State.
Three policemen among the security aides attached to Soludo were shot dead during the attack. This attack was confirmed by DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, Police Public Relations Officer for Anambra State.

Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo was  the former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria. He graduated with degree of Economics from University of Nigeria Nsukka. He worked for World Bank as at 1993 for both long and short term work as consultant. Soludo was among the workforce of Obasanjo administration as the Economic Advisor to the President and the Chief Executive of the National Planning Committee.

In 2019, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Soludo as member of his Economic Advisory Council (EAC). In 2009, he contested for Anambra state governorship election under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which he lost to Peter Obi of All Progressives Grand Alliance. (APGA)

Gistflash gathered that he announced his intentions to run for governorship under All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in February 2021.

‘Attack on Charles Soludo could be politically motivated’

According to a support group, the attack on Soludo, an aspirants of the Governorship election in Anambra State, South Eastern Nigeria could be politically motivated.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would be holding Anambra Governorship election eight months from now, November 6, 2021.

“What happened to Professor Soludo is politically motivated. The plan is to discourage him and all his supporters ahead of the election,” Chinedu Nwoye Glamour, Chairman of All Soludo Support Groups speaking to BBC .

According to Glamour,  “the attack happen between 4pm and 5pm after Prof. Soludo finished a rally he was holding in Isuofia community in Aguata Local Government Area of the state. Unknown gunmen stormed the venue, shooting sporadically into the air and killed three of the security aides of the  ex-CBN governor. The officers  who dead were shot in the process of protecting Soludo and one of the aides was kidnapped.

“Police is on top of the matter and we hope they find the culprits who carried out this operation.”

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No group has claimed the responsibility for the attack but this incident happened while jaguda boys were attacking and killing security agencies especially Police officers for South Eastern Nigeria.

Recently, Police High Command paraded 16 suspects arrested at different parts of the region allegedly involved in the killing of officers and attack on Police Stations for South East.

Prof. Charles Chukwuemeka Soludo is Safe

The Anambra state police commissioner, Monday Kuryas, has said that the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and Anambra state governorship aspirant, Charles Soludo, is safe.

In an interview with Channels TV, the state police boss, Monday Kuryas, said Mr. Soludo is safe. He, however, disclosed that the state Commissioner for Public Utilities,  Emeka Ezenwanne, was abducted by the gunmen.

”The former CBN governor was holding a townhall meeting with the youths of his community called Isuofia in Aguata local government area of the state.

Suddenly, unknown gunmen attacked my men that were providing security for him. In the exchange of fire, three of my men were killed but the Professor is safe.

However, the Commisioner for Public Utilities, Engr Emeka Ezenwanne, was abducted in the process and my men are on the heels of the abductors.” he said

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