Tragic Accident on Otedola Bridge in Lagos Causes Heavy Traffic+30

A tragic accident involving a wheat-loaded truck that flipped at the edge of the Otedola Bridge in Lagos has caused heavy traffic and disrupted the flow of vehicles on the bridge. The accident, which occurred on Tuesday, September 12, has been attributed to the flooded portion of the bridge caused by rainfall. Efforts are underway by the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) to recover the contents of the truck and clear the accident spot.

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Anambra Governor Appeals to Federal Government for New Models of Delivering Federal Roads+30

Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has appealed to the federal government and the Works Ministry to bring in new models of delivering federal roads in the Southeast. Soludo suggested a mixture of financing options or an infrastructure tax credit scheme to address the failing state of federal roads in the region. He also emphasized the importance of repairing the Onitsha Owerri road to complement the construction of the Second Niger bridge. The Minister for Works, Engr. Dave Umahi, expressed disappointment with the contractor handling the Enugu-Onitsha Express road and pledged to think outside the box to reassign and improve road infrastructure in the state.

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Atiku and Obi Urged to Embrace President Tinubu's Call for Unity+30

The recent affirmation of President Tinubu's win in the presidential election has prompted calls for unity and collaboration from political leaders in Nigeria. Chief Kodilichukwu Okelekwe of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged opposition candidates Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi to accept President Tinubu's hands of fellowship. This article explores the significance of unity and the potential benefits it could bring to the country.

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Labour Party Assures Judgment is a Step Towards Reclaiming the Country+30

Labour Party assures that the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal is a step towards reclaiming the country, as it reveals plans to sustain its momentum and take over Nigeria. The party acknowledges the support it received during the last election and calls for continued commitment from its supporters.

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Nigerian Navy Intensifies Efforts to Tackle Oil Theft and Maritime Crimes+30

The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Adm. Emmanuel Ogalla, has reaffirmed the Nigerian Navy's commitment to combat oil theft and other maritime crimes. During the CNS 2023 Retreat in Abuja, he emphasized a zero-tolerance policy towards oil theft and urged naval personnel to educate their officers and ratings about this menace. The navy aims to cooperate with other military and security agencies to tackle all security threats effectively. The CNS outlined his vision and mission, emphasizing the need for a safe and secure maritime environment to encourage economic prosperity and national security.

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NECA Urges Government to Respect ILO Convention for Industrial Harmony in Nigeria+30

The Nigeria Employers' Consultative Association (NECA) has called on the Nigerian government to uphold the provisions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention 087. The association expressed concerns over recent events that are threatening the country's industrial relations system and its reputation in the international labour community. NECA highlighted violations of workers' rights and interference in union activities by some state governments. It urged the Minister of Labour and Employment to address these issues and prevent further disruption in industrial relations.

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Nigerians Urged to Remain Hopeful Despite Challenging Times, Says Edo State Governor+30

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has urged Nigerians not to lose hope despite the current socio-economic challenges. Speaking at an interdenominational thanksgiving service, the governor highlighted the need for belief and hope in the country's future. He emphasized the transformational potential of the new Edo Nation, encompassing infrastructure development, innovation, and inclusivity. The governor's message resonated with attendees, who sought unity and progress in their beloved state.

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Arrest of Railway Vandals in Kaduna State+30

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has apprehended 13 suspected railway vandals in Kaduna State. Large quantities of valuable railway materials were found in their possession. This incident mirrors the ongoing challenges that the country's railway system faces regarding vandalism and theft of infrastructure. The government and relevant security agencies must take stringent measures to curb such criminal acts and protect national assets.

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Taraba APC Decries Non-Inclusion of Mohammed Mustapha in Tinubu's Cabinet+30

The Taraba State All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed disappointment over the exclusion of Mohammed Mustapha, former Secretary and Legal Adviser of the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council in the state, from President Bola Tinubu's cabinet. The party highlights Mustapha's significant contributions during the last Presidential elections and urges the President to correct the alleged shortchange.

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Nigeria Labour Congress Begins Nationwide Protest Against President Tinubu's Economic Policies+30

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has commenced a seven-day nationwide protest to draw President Bola Tinubu's attention to the negative impacts of his economic policies. Despite the announcement of palliatives, the NLC insists that a mere N8,000 monthly aid is insufficient. This article discusses the grievances of the labour union and the significance of the ongoing protest.

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NANS Appeals to Zamfara State Government to Save Students Stranded in North Cyprus+30

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called upon the Zamfara State government to intervene and rescue 90 students studying in North Cyprus. These students are facing the risk of being expelled from their high-profile institution due to unpaid fees. NANS urges the state government to support these promising students in their pursuit of education and prevent their repatriation.

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Nigerian Army Clarifies Arrest of Soldier Allegedly Detained for Converting to Christianity+30

The Nigerian Army spokesperson has clarified the arrest of Lance Cpl. Musa Adamu who was allegedly detained for converting to Christianity. The army stated that he was arrested for violating the extant social media policy for the armed forces of Nigeria, by preaching in uniform on a social media platform. His absence from duty without official leave also contributed to his arrest. The article delves into the army's justification for their actions and highlights the importance of adhering to rules and regulations within the military.

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The Osun State Muslim Community Calls on Governor Adeleke to Recognize Shariah Law+30

The Osun State Muslim Community (OSMC) has called on Governor Adeleke to recognize the Islamic Personal Laws system known as Shariah in the state. OSMC President, Alhaji Mustafa Olawuyi, urged the governor to also recruit more Arabic and Islamic teachers in public schools and revive dormant industries in the state. They also appealed for the government's intervention in addressing health hazards caused by emissions from iron and steel recycling factories.

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APC Governorship Candidate in Kogi State Promises to Consolidate on Yahaya Bello's Initiatives+30

Ahmed Usman Ododo, the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Kogi State, has promised to build on the achievements of Governor Yahaya Bello if elected. Speaking at the unveiling of the 'Okun United for Ododo Project 2023,' Ododo solicited for massive support and votes from the people of Kogi State. He assured the people of his commitment to give them 100% support and recognition for their contributions to his emergence as governor. Ododo's running mate, Joel, also received assurances that Kogi West would deliver massive votes for their ticket in the upcoming election.

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Governor of Enugu seeks support of Nigerian Navy and Air Force to tackle insecurity in the state+30

Governor of Enugu State, Dr. Peter Mbah, has sought the support and cooperation of the Nigerian Navy, the Air Force, and other security agencies towards ending insecurity in Enugu State and the South East. He also emphasized that there would be no place for sit-at-home orders in the state under his watch. This article explores the Governor's plea and the efforts being made to tackle insecurity in Enugu State and the wider region.

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