Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Another building collapses in Lagos, casualties unknown

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) says it was yet to determine the number of casualties in Tuesday building collapse in Lekki area of the state.
Mr Michael Akindele, the General Manager of the agency, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the scene of the incident.
NAN reports that the collapsed building was located at 37 Agungi/Ajiran Road, Osapa London, Lekki in Eti-Osa Local Government Area.
“As l speak, l cannot ascertain whether there is anybody trapped, dead or alive, until when we conclude the search and rescue mission.
“For now, we are still on rescue mission to ensure that there is no life under the debris.
“Until we get to the zero level before we can make any further pronouncement,’’ he said.

He, however, said that the agency would conduct investigation to determine the quality of materials used to construct the building.
At the scene of the rescue operation were Lagos State Fire Service, Nigerian Police, LASBCA, LASEMA, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps and Federal Road Safety Corps. (NAN)

Yoruba actress, Funke Adesiyan thinks Omotola is too old to wear crop top

Nollywood actress and politician, Funke Adesiyan, has defended her friend and colleague, Bimbo Thomas, who was criticised few days ago for wearing a swimsuit to a beach in Miami.
Funke, who dream of becoming a lawmaker in the Oyo State House of Assembly in 2015 ended at the primary of her party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), stressed that her friend was being picked on for reasons she cannot still explain.

According to her, Omotola Ekeinde, who should have been lambasted for wearing an outfit her daughter should have worn, was praised by the media.
Funke said, “I have read different blogs call my friend Bimbo Thomas different names for wearing a swimsuit to a beach, will she wear 'agbada' or what? I am confused, Omotola Jalade, a mother of four, wore a crop top, a style she should have left to her daughter and hypocrites hailed her as stunning. What could be more inappropriate?
"We will do better by being real. Real time, real people. Bimbo is a beautiful person inside out. Sometimes her level of confidence almost intimidate me (believe me, not many people can intimidate me).
"Leave celebrities alone. We are humans too. We deserve every bit of happiness that comes our way. As for me, I make myself happy irrespective of how they make people feel. I am me and very original at it. Bimbo, please rock on and post more amazing pictures from your holiday.”

Kuchi Kuchi Crooner, Jodie Now Engaged(Photo)

This news will certainly excite fans of Jodie, the singer of the hot song, ‘Kuchi Kuchi’. The charming lady has said ‘yes’ to her boyfriend, who asked her to marry him.
Jodie announced this news to her teeming fans, who have since been sending congratulatory messages to her.
Congrats to her!

RMD Shows Off His Grey Bearded Look(Photos)

Richard Mofe Damijo is one of the movie industry’s renowned veterans but continues to captivate fans with every new movie he features in. He is also a ladies magnet, has a lot of support and Ini Edo recently expressed her fondness for him.
In the last few weeks, RMD has joined the selfie train and decided to flaunt his new grey bearded look. Check him out below:

OPC founder, Fasehun says Falae’s kidnap is a ‘political issue’

Founder of the Oodua People’s Congress, Dr. Fredrick Fasehun, believes that the kidnap of a former presidential aspirant, Olu Falae- is politically motivated.
Fasehun, has also ordered OPC members to find Falae, who was abducted in his farm, in Akure, on Monday.
The OPC leader said that he had a special connection with Falae, owing to the fact that they were both born on September 21.
Fasehun further stated that Falae’s kidnap was a slap on the Yoruba people, and he also urged security operatives and agencies to rescue him within 48 hours.
In the statement, he said he had ordered OPC operatives to “immediately launch a manhunt, combing all nooks and crannies of Ondo State and beyond, for the kidnapped politician.”
“We believe this is a political issue. And any politician in Nigeria must make sure that Chief Olu Falae is released immediately. Otherwise, the OPC will take any step available to defend its own.”
“Over 24 hours after this disruption of the life of a dignitary, the government has not issued any statement; rather what we hear is a loud silence from the Federal Government. It is a shame; it is a big shame.”

60,000 birds affected as Lagos records new incidences of bird flu

New incidences of bird flu have been recorded in Lagos State, with an estimated 60,000 birds already affected, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Mr Olugbenga Ogunsetan, the Executive Secretary of the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) Lagos State chapter, confirmed this to NAN on Tuesday in Lagos.
He said that several poultry farms were affected by the avian influenza in Ikorodu area of the state.
“Over 60,000 birds were lost in August after the avian influenza ravaged the farms.
“This has largely affected production of poultry products and leading to price hike in the area,’’ Ogunsetan told NAN.
Meanwhile, the state government said that it was making arrangement with the Federal Government for compensation to the affected poultry farmers.

Olu Falae’s family raises N2m, after kidnappers reduce ransom to N90m

The abductors of a former Minister of Finance and presidential candidate, Chief Olu Falae, have reduced the ransom demanded for his release from N100m to N90m.
Punch, however, reports that the family has only been able to raise N2m, which the kidnappers reportedly rejected.
The report states that the abductors called the family on Monday and asked them to raise N90m if they cannot come up with the amount earlier requested amount.
“At the time they called us on Monday night, they said they could only reduce the ransom to N90m, but we begged them to collect N2m, which they rejected.
They said they would call us back today (Tuesday), but as I am talking to you. they have yet to do that.”