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Rage of residents over ravaging flood

Bauchi State, it would appear, is still battling to come to terms with the lives lost and property destroyed during recent flood incidents in the state. Many residents of the state, especially those living in the rural areas were forced to abandon their homes to seek refuge elsewhere, even in unpleasant places. Precisely on August 15, 2013, there was a heavy downpour that lasted for several hours in the state. The resultant flood affected several households as many buildings collapsed and properties were destroyed.

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End of the road for motorbike robbers

Travelling all the way from Lukosi area of Ogun State to Ikorodu in Lagos on a motorcycle is certainly remarkable. But more remarkable is that when the three travellers stopped beside a new generation bank last Friday, this did not immediately arouse any curiosity or suspicion, especially as their mission was unknown to those who saw them. That was until an alarm was suddenly raised, prompting some members of the public as well as security operatives to go after these three jolly good friends.

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Iyana Ejigbo: At last, motorists heave sigh of relief

Motorists and other road users plying the Jakande/Ejigbo/Ikotun route presently have cause to sigh in relief with the on-going rehabilitation and reconstruction of the failed and flood-prone road intersection at Iyana Ejigbo that has been notorious for frequent traffic bottlenecks, a nightmare for several years. More heartening, according to residents and road users, is the current effort to fix the drainage challenge believed to be responsible for the frequent flooding of the place any time it rains.

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Death at noon in Abuja: Mother of five jumps from Okada, crushed by runaway truck

When Deaconess Ngozi Ike, a 39 year-old mother of five and a trader, woke at about 6a.m on August 10 to supervise her house chores and prepare food for her household, she did not know that death was looming. After taking care of her children and husband, Elder Frederick Ike, she set out on a journey of no return. Deaconess Ike, who hailed from Obiaruku, in Kwale, Delta State, left her Byazhin Across, Kubwa, Abuja home at about 8.30 a.m. for her shop in the village market where she was selling Nigerian prints and Hollandis.

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Arowojobe bridge: A disaster waiting to happen

OFFICIALS of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, LASEMA and their federal counterparts in the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, should do well to pay a visit to the Arowojobe Village via Mende-Maryland in order to avert an imminent disaster. This is because residents in this ancient community in Kosofe Local Government of Lagos State are presently facing grave danger on account of the precarious nature of the only bridge linking them to neighbouring communities.

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