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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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Cars destroyed as #EndSARS protesters were allegedly attacked at Lekki toll gate

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End SARS protesters have accused hoodlums of attacking them on Friday October 16, as they continued their protests at the Lekki toll gate.

The protesters who have been demanding for an end to police brutality alleged that they were attacked early this morning and some cars were scattered.

Photos from the scene show cars destroyed, including a Range Rover and a Lexus.

This isn’t the first alleged attack on End SARS protesters. On Thursday, October 15, thugs poured out of a huge bus to attack protesters in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos. They were armed with machetes and other harmful objects. Prior to that, protesters in Abuja were attacked on Wednesday, October 14, by thugs.

To protect themselves, protest organizers hired private security to guard protesters across different states in the country. However, the alleged attack at Lekki happened very early and took protesters by surprise.

Below are tweets from Lekki End SARS protesters calling for help.

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Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey tweets ‘#EndSARS’ again after being threatened by former presidential aspirant Garba Adamu

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Twitter CEO has tweeted his support for the #EndSARS movement again after being threatened by former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba.

Garba asked Jack Dorsey to stay away from Nigerian politics and threatened to sue him for supporting a protest that “has transformed into a political agitation, capable of breaking law and order in the country”.

The threat came after Dorsey tweeted support for the protests holding in Nigeria to end SARS and police brutality.

Following Garba’s threats, Dorsey tweeted again.

“#EndSARS” he wrote simply with an emoji of a raised fist in the colours of the Nigerian flag.

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Video of officers of disbanded SARS unit allegedly breaking into people’s homes, assaulting and whisking them away in Yaba and Surulere

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Some Nigerians including celebrities have raised an alarm of some operatives of the disbanded SARS unit allegedly breaking into people’s homes Pedro community of Surulere, Lagos state.

The alleged officers of the defunct police unit were also accused of assaulting and whisking people away in a police van they allegedly stormed the community with. It was also alleged that there’s been raids in Ojuelegba, Shomolu, Yaba areas of Lagos state.

Actress Adunni Ade wrote;

I cannot confirm how true this is. I have been tagged severally on this video from different posts. My DM’s with multiple videos , text and all. In the case of it being true Sir,
@jidesanwoolu @jidesanwoolu @jidesanwoolu Sir, how true is this Sir? The disbanded SARS officers still have access to work? Picking up men at night? Shooting? Could you confirm where this men are been taken to?
This is said to have happened at Feyisara close, close to Pedro police station in somolu. Please send help Sir.

I cannot confirm how true this is but my damn DM’s is full with this. I am only posting this just in case it is true.
HER NAME IS BISOLA!!!! She was caught recording my previous video. Good enough isge was able to post the videos before they got to her. Anyone close to Pedro police station in somolu???? @jidesanwoolu @jidesanwoolu please im not sure who you could send since the police are doing this but please look into this. I pray this young Lady isn’t touched! What is this???
UPDATE TOLD SHES OKAY NOW


Here are more tweets below;

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