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[Video] Kano Distances Self from Video on Isolation Centre

The Government of Kano State has distanced its from a viral video showing that the Sani Abacha Stadium Isolation Centre has been ‘abandoned’.

In a statement from an official of the State Government, the state expressed displeasure in the manner that the video of the site of the Isolation Center was covered. The official claimed that the person who covered the site of the Isolation Center deliberately avoided filming the site workers at the site showing that the center was still under construction.

See the video below as provided by ChannelsTV:

Fire Guts Delta Market, Properties Worth Millions Destroyed

A midnight fire has reportedly razed down an office/storage building at Burutu Market in Burutu council area of Delta state.

It was learnt that goods and properties worth millions destroyed in the inferno, which started around 3am on Tuesday.

As at the time of filing this report, the cause of the fire was still not known.

Able-bodied men from the community were said to have expended several hours in an effort to put out the raging fire. Though no life was lost in the tragic incident, wares were consumed with traders lamenting and counting their losses.

The financial secretary of Burutu community, Engr. Aminu Suyei, who described the fire as “mysterious,” said the affected building houses the market’s regulatory office, as well as a store for food items.

According to him: “a lot of goods and commodities were lost to the mysterious inferno and up till now, the cause is yet to be ascertained”.

The Delta State Police Command confirmed the development.

Its Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya said: “no, the cause is not yet ascertained. I think they said it is a shop that got burnt or somebody’s office.”

El’rufai To Enroll 218 Almajirai Into Primary Schools

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El – Rufai on Monday said all the 218 Almajirai repatriated from neighbouring states and tested negative for COVID – 19 will be enrolled in primary schools in the state .

No fewer than 680 Almajirai were repatriated from Kano, Plateau , Bauchi , Gombe and Niger States into Kaduna , according to the state Commissioner for Human Services and Social Development, Hafsat Baba.

The Commissioner had said over 200 Almajirai out of the 680 were discharged after completion of the 14 days quarantine period.

The governor while expressing his joy in a post on his Facebook page on Monday said the Almajirai were being restored full human rights as children and added that every child in Kaduna has equal opportunity and access to 12 years of Free and Compulsory Education.

The governor said he was pleased to see “ our Almajirai children the batch of 218 from Kano, Nassarawa , Plateau & Gombe States looking well & free of COVID- 19 ”.

According to the governor , the next step is for the Commissioner of Human Services and Social Development , Hajiya Hafsat Baba and her team to return the Almajirai to their parents in collaboration with Local Government Chairmen and Traditional Rulers .

El – Rufai said , “ With the support of @ UNICEF _ Nigeria , AMA Foundation, other NGOs & philanthropists, they are being restored full human rights as children , dignity & hope !

“ Every child in Kaduna has equal opportunity and access to 12 years of Free and Compulsory Education in our public schools .

“ All the children are to be compulsorily enrolled in the primary school nearest to them so they have modern education and life skills in the morning , and continue their Quranic or Islamic education in the afternoon and over the weekend.

“ That is how many of us got our education . That is what the Northern States Governors ’ Forum decided . These children may the future of Northern Nigeria . ”

Boko Haram: residents flee Yobe community

A recent Boko Haram attack has forced residents of Dapchi in Yobe State on Sunday flee the town for fear of being attacked by the insurgents.

The residents had earlier learnt on Saturday about potential gathering of the insurgents at a nearby bush. They took to their heels believing that they might be attacked during the Eid prayer on Sunday, as it has been the practice of the insurgents.

A lot of the residents were said to have fled to Damaturu, Gashua, Nguru and Potiskum since Saturday.

Consequently, the made the town totally deserted with the Eid prayer not holding on Sunday.

Some residents spoke on phone to journalists on Sunday from a nearby village at a time they suspect that the Boko Haram militants in a convoy of 11 trucks and heavily armed were already close to Dapchi but suddenly changed direction and took the road towards Gumsa.

It was reported that the people took to their heels and a few of them have remained in the bush while many others escaped to neighbouring towns.

Lagos-Ibadan Expressway accidents: 1 dead, several injured

Two accidents that happened along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Sunday has led to the death of one person and injured several others.

The disclosure was made by the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) in Ogun, Mr Clement Oladele, on Monday in Abeokuta.

Mr. Oladele said the first crash occurred about 7 am around Isaara, near Ogere on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, involving a Toyota bus marked AG 346 XV.

The FRSC boss, added that the accident involved two male adults and one female adult. He also reported that said the driver drove under the influence of alcohol in excessive speed, which led to loss of control. The second crash was said to have occurred about 11:50am on Sunday, close Fidiwo, near Ogunmakin on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

After the incident the two injured victims were moved to Victory Hospital, Ogere for further care.

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