How truck lost balance and spilled its content on airport road in Lagos.

Disaster was yesterday averted at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos after a tanker conveying Premium Motor Spirit lost balance and spilled its contents on the major road, leading to the nation’s busiest airport.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the incident which occurred about 10:a.m caused heavy vehicular traffic around the airport and its environs for several hours.
A reliable source from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Fire Service Department told NAN that the disaster was averted by the prompt action taken by both FAAN fire fighters and the Lagos State Fire Fighters.


He said:

“The truck lost balance and spilled its content very close to the Airport Garage which is the road leading to the airport from Ikeja.
“Fire fighters responded quickly and diluted the contents with a ” foam blanket”, to prevent any fire outbreak.
“Also, some officers were quickly deployed to the nearby FAAN residential quarters to monitor the situation.”
DSP Joseph Alabi, spokesperson for the Lagos Airport Police Command, who also confirmed the incident to NAN, commended the roles played by all agencies to avert the disaster.


Alabi said following the incident, the Police from Area F Command and traffic officials embarked on rerouting vehicles coming and going into the airport to ease the traffic gridlock.
He said vehicles coming from Ikeja were directed to use the newly constructed Airport Road via Oshodi while those exiting were diverted to the MMA1 to link up with the Agege Motor Road via National.
NAN reports that as at the time of filing this report efforts were being made to tow the fallen truck away.





Nigeria recalls ambassador to South Africa, pulls out of World Economic Summit, demands full compensation – presidential source.

The government of President Muhamadu Buhari, on Wednesday, September 4, recalled Nigeria’s ambassador to South Africa over the recent xenophobic attacks on Africans resident in the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said this in a short report quoting a presidential source.

“Nigeria recalls ambassador to South Africa, pulls out of World Economic Summit, demands full compensation – presidential source,” the report from the government agency said. earlier reported that angry Nigerians went on rampage on Wednesday, September 4, in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, in protest against attacks on the country’s citizens in South Africa.

The protesters blocked the roads, burnt tyres and attacked a mast belonging to one of the telecommunications companies operating in Nigeria.

They also stormed business organisations with roots in South Africa forcing men of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to mobilize to the scene.


The report added that the protesters were prevented by the police from attacking the mall.

Also, on Wednesday, September 4, President Buhari held a meeting with Nigeria’s vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, in the wake of reported xenophobic attacks South Africa.

The president held the strategic meeting with the vice president on Wednesday, September 4 at the Presidential Villa.

Also present at the meeting was the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.



Why Ekweremadu was disgraced in Germany by IPOB members?

A former deputy president of the Nigerian Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, was attacked by an irate mob in the European country of Germany.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ekweremadu, a federal lawmaker representing the Enugu West Senator District in southeastern Nigeria, was almost lynched by a mob suspected to be members of the proscribed separatist group Indigenous People of Biafra. notes that a video went viral on Saturday, August 17, showing Ekweremadu being dragged roughly out of a hall by the irate mob who also stoned him with different objects they could find.


In the video seen by our correspondent, the senator quickly jumped into a waiting hatch-backed style silver car which zoomed off quickly before the mob could close in on him.
NAN reports that Ekweremadu was violently questioned in the video over his alleged conspiracy with the Federal Government to proscribe the IPOB in the South East and killing several of its followers.


The national news agency reports that Enweremadu confirmed the attack in a statement released by his media aide, Uche Anichukwu in Abuja, saying he had immediately reported the incidence to the Nigerian Ambassador to Germany, Yusuf Tuggar.
He explained:

“I attended the Second Annual Cultural Festival and Convention organised by Ndi-Igbo Germany in Nurnberg today where I was billed to give a keynote address along with the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, who, however could not make it eventually.


I was given a resounding welcome by Ndigbo in Germany and everything went smoothly until some men, who identified themselves as IPOB members stormed the venue and began to complain about the killings in the South East, stressing that there would be no Igbo event at the venue.

“I tried to engage them, but when they became unruly, I had to leave the venue. The organisers also invited the police and I was accompanied out of the venue.
“Much as I am disappointed in their conduct, especially as I am one of the persons, who have spoken up on justice for Ndigbo, the Python Dance, judicial killings in Igbo land and elsewhere both on the floor of the Senate and in my written and personal engagements with the Presidency and the media as well as rallied the South East Senate Caucus to secure Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s release with Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe taking him on bail to douse tension in the South East, I nevertheless do not hold this to heart against them, for they know not what they do.
“I have received thousands of solidarity calls and messages from well meaning Ndigbo. I want to assure them that I am hail and hearty. I have also spoken with the Nigerian Ambassador to Germany, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar.”

Recall that reported that Ekweremadu lost the bid to be deputy president of the 9th senate after losing to Senator Ovie Omo-Agege in an internal election on the floor of the Red Chamber.
Omo-Agege, representing Delta central senatorial district, emerged the deputy president of the 9th Senate to replace Ekweremadu who was deputy immediate past president of the 8th senate Bukola Saraki.
Omo-Agege of the All Progressives Congress emerged victorious after defeating his challenger, Ekweremadu Peoples Democratic Party in the elections held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.



“Nobody will be allowed to maim, kill or commit other crimes and escape.—PMB.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, July 6, pledged his administration’s continued political will and determination towards ridding the country of insurgency and other forms of criminalities.
Buhari, who was represented by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, made the promise at the Grand Finale of the 2019 Nigerian Army Day Celebration and Combat Support Arms Training Week at Ikeja Cantonment Parade Ground, Lagos, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Nigerian Army Day Lagos is an annual event held every July 6, since 1976, in honour of the Nigerian Army with the theme;


‘Professionally Responsive Soldering:A Panacea for Successful Military Operations’.


The president said that the security challenges in the country were being tacked in collaboration with the Nigerian Armed Forces.

“The challenge for us is to recognise this sick extremism of Boko Haram for what it is and form alliances across faith, ethnicities, to destroy an evil that confronts us all. We will continue to demonstrate the political will and determination towards ensuring that our land is rid of insurgency and that criminality is kept at the barrest minimum.

“There are also other situations of insecurity in our midst, the Fulani Herder and farmer conflicts, random killings, banditry and kidnapping. In different parts of the country, there are challenges that the army has had to intervene in, in many occasions.


“We assure all Nigerians that this challenges are been seriously tackled by the federal government working with the states through a multi-pronged approach, working with the Nigerian Army and all our security forces and law enforcement agencies.

“Nobody will be allowed to maim, kill or commit other crimes and escape. It is our duty to apprehend and punish these criminals and we are doing that and we will continue to do so.”

Buhari urged the judiciary to ensure timely dispensation of justice in the cases of arrested bandits.


According to him,

“Several bandits’ hideouts and camps have been destroyed and hundreds of arrests have been made. It is now up to our Judiciary to ensure that justice is meted out, not just comprehensively, but in a timely manner.”

The president said his administration would intensify efforts to bring back the remaining Chiboks girls, Leah Shuaribu and others who were still in captivity.

According to him,


“We want to reassure the affected families and friends that this administration will not relent in its efforts to bring back all the remaining girls including Leah Shuaribu, who has become a postal child for the heinous activities of Boko Haram insurgency. We will reunite them with their families and friends by the Grace of God.”

Earlier, reported that President Buhari directed immediate reinforcement of the security architecture to Katsina state, and the prosecution of those involved in the conflict.

The president commiserated with families that lost loved ones in the attacks from herdsmen, assuring the state that the security structure would be further strengthened.



How Senator Elisha Abbo’s apology was rejected by the National Council for Women Society (NCWS).

The National Council for Women Society (NCWS), FCT chapter, on Sunday, July 7, rejected the apology tendered by Senator Elisha Abbo, for assaulting a nursing mother in an Abuja adult toy shop recently.
The FCT chairman of NCWS, Hadiza Umar, while briefing newsmen in Abuja, advocated for stiffer punishment for Abbo to serve as deterrent to others who assault women in workplace, shops or markets, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. notes that Umar said:


“I am here with my executives and members of NCWS FCT chapter for a peaceful demonstration on what an elected senator, who is suppose to serve us did to one of our women.


“We want to stop the barbaric habits on women either at home, in the markets, shops, workplace and everywhere in the country.

“We are women of integrity and mothers, we are not animals and we are saying no to violence against all women and the assault should stop with immediate effects.”

She called on the United Nations and all other international organisations to ensure the prosecution of Abbo in order to guard against future occurrence.


Umar said:

“We reject his apology and we will do everything within the ambit of law to demand justice for our fellow woman who was assaulted.”

The acting secretary, FCT Social Development Secretariat (SDS), Safiya Umar, said violence against women is an international offence as clearly stipulated in the UN Convention and Beijing Charter.

She disclosed that the secretariat had sent an invitation to Abbo for him to come and explain what transpired.


According to her, the secretariat is very passionate about anything that affects women and children in the FCT.

The director of Gender Development Department, Hart Agnes, said the department would not relent in doing everything humanly possible to stop violence against women, children and the physically-challenged people in the FCT.

Meanwhile, previously reported that the senator representing Adamawa North senatorial district, Senator Elisha Abbo, apologised to Nigerians, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and women in general for physically assaulting a lady.

The senator made the apology at a press conference at the PDP headquarters in Abuja.