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Hefty Rainfall: Lagos Cautions Residents On Release Of Water From Oyan Dam

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The Lagos State Government, on Sunday, October 4, 2020, forewarned occupants, particularly those living near the banks of the Ogun River, to stay ready as more water will be delivered from Oyan Dam this month, because of anticipated hefty precipitation, Themoneymetrics Reports.

This is as the legislature has cautioned against weighty precipitation, flooding and conceivable flood calamities.

While making the exposure through a marked proclamation, the Honorable Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello, said 23 million cubic meters of water will be delivered in October, which is the pinnacle of the precipitation season.

Bello clarified that the arrival of more water from the Oyan Dam, which will be the most noteworthy up until now, is because of serious precipitation in the course of recent days, expected to top in the momentum month.

He, thusly, ordered all occupants of Agboyi-Ketu, Owode Onirin, Isheri, Ajegunle, Agiliti, Kara, Majidun and all zones flanking the streams and the ocean in Lagos to be careful about the stunned delivery, including that by November, a decreased arrival of 11million cubic meters will be influenced as the power of the precipitation decays.

Bello called attention to that information gave by the Nigerian Hydrological Services noticed that the long periods of July, August, September and October would be described by weighty precipitation, flooding and flood catastrophes in many pieces of the nation.

Repeating that the update became vital in light of the fact that the extended weighty precipitation, which had expanded in September, would proceed with high power this month prompting the amazed arrival of water from the dam, the Commissioner revealed that Lagos is, notwithstanding, escalating measures to limit the impact of the hefty precipitation on lives and property.

He affirmed that, in continuation of the preventive endeavors against flooding by the State Government, work is nearly finished on all the essential and auxiliary channels, expressing this is notwithstanding the endeavors of the Emergency Flood Abatement Gangs (EFAG) that are being sent around the State to attempt convenient solutions of stopped up sewer vents or depletes physically.

Bello stated, “For a waterfront city like Lagos, let me remind everybody that once it rains reliably for at least eight hours, we will undoubtedly have streak floods brought about by the expanding failure of compelling release into the tidal pond, which is achieved by an ascent in the sea level. This will naturally secure every one of our wastes and would be not able to release until the water level goes down.”

“Streak floods are not unconventional to Lagos. It is the new wave in most beach front urban communities around the globe, including the individuals who have embraced the best of mechanical headways to abridge flooding. Lagos is forced to bear three kinds of flooding, specifically Coastal, Urban and River flooding as a result of the eccentricity of its area.”

While asking occupants to embrace an attitudinal change by not unloading deny in seepage channels and raising structures on waste arrangements, Bello promised that anybody found abusing the ecological laws of the State would be rebuffed appropriately.

The Commissioner likewise underscored that all occupants owe the express an obligation to help the endeavors of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu drove organization to guarantee that hefty precipitation doesn’t unleash ruin in any aspect of the city.

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Billiri crisis: Buhari calls for parties to exercise maximum restraint

President Buhari has called for parties involved in the Billiri crisis to exercise maximum restraint to avoid escalation.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed great shock over the violence that erupted in the Billiri chieftaincy tussle in Gombe state and has urged that all parties involved should exercise maximum restraint to avoid escalation.

The President disclosed this in a statement posted by Garba Shehu on Sunday evening.

“I’m seriously disturbed by the outbreak of violence in Gombe State and call on the parties involved to exercise maximum restraint to avoid escalation.

“The easy resort to violence is uncalled for because there are enough avenues to resolve differences amicably without threatening law and order,” Buhari said.

The President revealed that in a circle of violence, there would be “no winners except losers,” and advised both Muslims and Christians to avoid the temptation of resorting to violence in order to express their grievances.

“Nigerians have shed enough blood over issues that could have been peacefully resolved. I appeal to the two parties to sheathe their swords for the sake of peaceful coexistence,” the President added.

What you should know 

  • The Government of Gombe State imposed a 24-hour curfew on the Billiri Local Government Area of the state, following the eruption of violence in the area.
  • “What we want to establish is peace so that we can reach out to the people and conclude issues with regard to the appointment of the new Mai Tangale”the State said.
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Herder crisis: Not impossible that non-Nigerian elements are involved – Fayemi

Governor Fayemi has stated that non-Nigerian elements could be involved in the Herder-Farmer clashes in Nigeria.

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Governor Kayode Fayemi, the Ekiti State Governor has said that it is not impossible that elements that are not Nigerian are involved in the herder clashes with farmers in Nigeria.

Fayemi who is also the Chairman of the Nigerian Governor Forum urged the importance of ensuring that ECOWAS protocols are comprehensively implemented with regards to the crisis.

Governor Fayemi disclosed this in an interview with Channels TV on Sunday evening.

“I believe some people are looking at other perspectives to explain what is going on in many parts of Nigeria.

“There can be no doubt that we have elements from the ISWAP terrorist group that are proliferating all over Nigeria and there is no question that we have the porosity of our borders to deal with,” Fayemi said.

Fayemi said that it is not impossible that non-Nigerian state actors are involved in the crisis and revealed that the FG is working to ensure ECOWAS protocols on freedom of movement are properly implemented.

“It is not impossible that elements that are not Nigerian are involved in this, which was why the NGF and NEC also emphasized the importance of ensuring that ECOWAS protocols are comprehensively implemented with regards to its trans-human protocols and with regards to its protocol on free movements of goods and people across the various countries in the ECOWAS sub-region,” he said.

He revealed that some bandits have been apprehended and that while some are clearly Nigerians, there are also some who are not Nigerians and spoke languages that are not Nigerian.

“What is important is that Nigerians across the country want those apprehended for crimes to be swiftly prosecuted. It is the seeming delay in ensuring access to Justice that contributes to the feeling that some people consider themselves above the law,” Fayemi added.

What you should know 

  • Recall It was reported that the National Economic Council (NEC) said that State Governments have statutory jurisdiction over forest reserves and will seek federal support for efforts to eradicate forest-based crime.
  • The Council added that the National Livestock Transformation Plan, as a comprehensive strategy, will address the farmer-herder conflict.
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BREAKING: Six Feared Dead As Nigerian Air Force Plane Crashes In Abuja

It was gathered that the aircraft departed Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 10:33 am with six persons on board, including 2 crew members.

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A Nigerian Air Force NAF201, a B350 aircraft on Sunday crashlanded in Abuja.

It was gathered that the aircraft departed Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 10:33 am with six persons on board, including 2 crew members.


The plane reported engine failure at 10:39 am and crashlanded on the final approach path of Abuja runway 22 at 10:48 am.

Fire services are already at the scene of the accident.

All six persons on board were reported to have died.

Confirming the incident, Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation said, “A military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure en route Minna. It appears to be fatal. We should remain calm and wait for the outcome of investigation by the military, while we pray for the departed soul/souls if any.”

 

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