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OGUN STATE WARNS RESIDENTS IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS TO RELOCATE

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The Ogun State Government has asked residents in floodplain areas to relocate to safer ground before the rain commences fully.

The rain, according to the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NIMET) and the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), would commence in March and end in December, 2024, with an average rainy period of two hundred and thirty-nine days (239) and an average precipitation of 1786.5mm, affecting sixteen out of the twenty local government areas of the state.

 


The state Commissioner for Environment, Ola Oresanya, who made this known during the 2024 Ogun State Flood Alert in conjunction with the Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority, held at the Olusegun Osoba Press Centre, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, also said that local government areas such as Imeko-Afon, Odeda, Abeokuta North, and Abeokuta South would experience the lowest rainfall.

While noting that people who are located in hilly areas are going to experience erosion as a result of the speed of the water, he called for calm as the state government is putting measures in place to cushion the effects of the expected heavy rainfall.

“It is either you relocate from the area or you elevate; may be you want to reconstruct your house or do some kind of elevation if you must stay in that area. Every year, we talk about relocation. It is not easy to relocate. If you must leave in those areas, make sure that your electronics, your chairs, and whatever can be damaged are being elevated.

The commissioner, who noted that the length of the rainy season in coastal areas ranges from 250 to 292 days while that in inland areas is between 200 and 250 days, encouraged farmers to start planting.

He urged fish farmers to harvest before the peak of the rainy season in July, and advised poultry farmers against stocking density during the period, which started two months ago.

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Vigilante Beats Man To Death Over Missing Phone Later Found With Owner’s Child

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A 29-year-old man identified as Joe Philip a.k.a Aboy, was beaten to death by members of Anioma Security Watch Network in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State over a missing Nokia touch light phone.

The incident happened on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, 2024, following the death of a young man whom they said was accused of stealing a Nokia touch light phone.

According to an eyewitness who spoke to an Ika news portal, the deceased returned from the church and turned on his generator to relax when an elderly woman living in the same compound with him came to charge her phone in his room to come pick it up later.

While the young man was having a nap, it was said that the woman’s son came to pick up his mother’s phone from the young man’s room without his knowledge.

It was gathered that when the woman returned to pick up her phone and couldn’t find it, the deceased expressed dismay at the disappearance of the phone, however, promised to replace it for her, but the woman insisted that she needed her exact phone or else she would ‘’teach him a lesson of his life.

The young man’s plea to provide her a similar phone didn’t go down well with the woman hence she invited members of a local security outfit, Anioma Security Watch Network for intervention.

The vigilante members arrived at the scene in the compound and descended on the young man, requesting him to provide the missing phone. The witness said several people pleaded with them but they insisted that he must provide the phone before they leave him.

The persistent beating continued until they realised that the situation had gone out of their control, so they stopped. Narrating further, he said after a while they noticed that the motionless body of the deceased became cold and stiff, they immediately carried him to the office of the security group, Anioma Security Watch Network, at 17 Gbenoba Str, Agbor, where the

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Lagos Police Rescue Abducted Fouani Brothers And Crew

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The Lagos State Police Command has successfully rescued the abducted Fouani brothers along with two others.

Police spokesperson Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the rescue in a text message on Tuesday.

Abbas Fouani, Youssef Fouani, and Amtal Fouani, who were kidnapped on June 14 around 6 p.m., were freed in a late-night operation in the Orugbo Iddo area by the Marine Police.

One of the rescued brothers is the Managing Director of Fouani Nigeria Limited, a key distributor of LG, Hisense, and Maxi products in Nigeria.

The brothers were reportedly returning from their factory by boat when they were abducted.

There is no confirmation if the kidnappers, who had demanded a $1.5 million ransom, received any payment before the rescue.

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“She was a virgin before she left for service but I can’t vouch for her again” – Nigerian man says as he launches search for a husband for his sister-in-law.

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_Unusual Search for a Husband_

– _Unique Requirements_: A Nigerian man has taken to social media to search for a husband for his sister-in-law, with a specific condition: the suitor must be willing to accept her changed status.

– _Changed Circumstances_: The man revealed that his sister-in-law was a virgin before she left for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program but implied that her status may have changed during her service.

– _Honesty and Acceptance_: The man is seeking a husband who will accept her despite the possibility that she may no longer be a virgin.

– _Social Media Reaction_: The post has sparked a mix of reactions, with some praising the man’s honesty and others questioning his approach to finding a husband for his sister-in-law.

– _Cultural and Social Norms_: The search highlights the complexities of cultural and social expectations surrounding virginity and relationships in Nigeria.

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