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Gas Plant Explodes , On Fire In Baruwa , Lagos

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The inhabitants of BARUWA, IPAJA in LAGAS were woken up by another gas explosion at the early hours of this morning….
The explosion which was said by onlookers to have happened around 5am this morning brought chaos in that vicinity as crowds came by to see if there was any casualties… Many properties were burned and 1 death has been confirmed so far
The viral video that has been flying around was made by inhabitants who couldn’t hold it but show the world how Nigerian government can’t put safety measures to prevent this disaster from happening again this year..

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COVID – 19 : Yahaya Bello Reveals How Much Governors Received From Buhari & World Bank

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COVID-19: Governors received N1billion each from Buhari, N1.1billion from World Bank – Yahaya Bello
Governors of the 36 states were said to have received N1billion each from the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Governors were also said to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the World Bank to receive a sum of N1.1billion for the same purpose.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State made this revelation on Tuesday.
According to Gov Bello, all the state governors have since received the N1billion from the Federal Government.
However, Yahaya Bello said he was the only state governor who refused to sign an MoU with the World Bank.
Asked why he received the COVID-19 fund from the Federal Government despite not believing in the virus, Bello said, “even though we did not have COVID-19 in Kogi State, we are equally affected; because our economy was equally affected and Federal Government released that fund to assist every state and we cannot reject it.”
He stated that he refused to sign the World Bank MoU because it was a one-sided agreement or document.
“Go and check records. Kogi State is the only State that refused to sign that document for N1.1bilion because I don’t believe in COVID. N500million has been disbursed, Kogi State did not receive and I refused to receive and I rejected it,” he said
The Kogi Governor debunked allegations that his government hoarded the CA-COVID relief packages in Lokoja or anywhere in the State as being rumoured.

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COVID – 19 Palliatives Were Not Hoarded – Nigerian Governors ‘ Forum

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The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has since the EndSARS demonstrations started, held several meetings to address the underlying concerns and members have aligned themselves with the call for justice leading to the setting up of judicial panels in the States of the Federation against Police brutality. The NGF regrets the loss of lives and property occasioned by the violent protests that erupted, and calls for calm.
A lot of the information circulating the social media needs to be fact checked. The NGF pleads with members of the public to desist from spreading rumours which further creates panic and stampede.
For example, some of the properties stolen and vandalized, include palliatives set aside for vulnerable members of society.
The NGF reemphasizes and corrects the impression that palliatives found in warehouses that were broken into in Lagos and some other States were kept in storage for members of the society especially our vulnerable citizens.
The erroneous impression in the public domain that these palliatives were hoarded is not just inaccurate, entirely erroneous and untrue but also mischievous, to say the least.
For the avoidance of doubt, some of the palliatives had the CACOVID stamp embossed on them, meaning that their source is unambiguous.
As we know, CACOVID operations are mainly domiciled in Lagos, being the headquarters of most of the public-spirited organisations, corporate bodies and individuals that came together to form the Coalition Against COVID-19; CACOVID.
Until mid-October, when the NGF had its last meeting, up to ten States had not participated in the flag-off ceremonies for the distribution of palliatives in their States. This was because the items meant for distribution in these states had not been completely received from CACOVID.
Some other States that still had palliatives in their warehouses chose to keep a strategic reserve ahead of a projected second wave of Covid-19.
Furthermore, as of a couple of weeks ago, some States were still receiving palliatives from the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
The NGF wishes to state categorically that no State has been involved in or has hoarded any palliatives.
The NGF also assures all contributors to the palliatives that prior to the looting of these ware houses, States had kept full accounts of all the items received and distributed.
NGF calls on members of the public to check their facts. While we all recognize the need for improved governance, we should be careful not to damage ourselves by pushing the wrong narrative.
The State Governors are doing their very best under the circumstances to ameliorate the needs of the teeming population
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum stands for justice, improved governance and a progressive Nigeria.

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COVID – 19 Palliatives : – I Forgive My Accusers – Humanitarian Minister , Sadiya Farouq

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Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has said that she has forgiven those who accused her of hiding COVID-19 palliatives meant for the poor.
Farouq stated this while fielding questions from journalists in Gusau on Monday.
“I’m aware many people have made various spurious allegations and accusations against my person and my ministry over the way we distributed Federal Government palliatives to cushion the effect of COVID-19.
“I have always said I am carrying out my duties and responsibilities to the best of my ability and with fairness to all parts of the country.
“Now that they have realized their mistakes, l will only pray to God to forgive us all,” she maintained.
The minister had earlier paid homage to the Emir of Gusau, Alhaji Ibrahim Bello, where the monarch appealed to the federal government to take a second look at the security situation in the state.
“The federal government should support the state in opening more access roads to expose the hideouts of criminal elements and give security operatives easier access to counter all terrorists.
“We should also be considered for more federal appointments because currently, we only have one permanent federal secretary.
“I want to assure you that we will continue to support all federal government programmes geared towards improving the wellbeing of the people,” the emir said.

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