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8 drown in fresh Bayelsa boat accident

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8 drown in fresh Bayelsa boat accident

8 drown in fresh Bayelsa boat accident

Eight persons have been confirmed dead in a boat accident that occurred along Oyoma river, near Oporoma, the headquarters of the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Wednesday, June 22.

 

According to eyewitnesses, the 75-horse-power engine boat conveying 12 passengers from Korokorosei to Ayama rammed into another boat conveying foodstuffs from Yenogoa to Ayama due to bad weather and poor visibility.

 

It was said to be raining and the tarpaulin used to provide a shield for the passengers was blown away and covered the boat driver’s face, making him to lose control and hit the local boat.

 

Also, the passengers were said to be travelling without using life jackets.

 

The state chairman of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), Ipigansi Ogoniba, who confirmed the accident, said the union had banned any boat from loading without passengers wearing life jackets. He added that the boats would be handed over to the police.

 

“Yes, we have been at the scene of the accident. It occurred at Oyoma near Oporoma and eight people died. One of the boats, the local boat, stopped and the other one hit it.”he said

 

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Nasarawa Senator dumps APC

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Nasarawa Senator dumps APC

Godiya Akwashiki, Senator representing Nasarawa North, has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) 

 

Akwashiki announced his resignation from the party on Monday, June 27, during the inauguration of the construction of a 2km Nassarawa Eggon/ Galle road, in Nassarawa Eggon Local Government Area of the state.

 

The senator explained that he was dumping the party due to the alleged doctoring of the delegates’ list by the APC National Secretariat during the recently conducted primary elections of the party.

 

“You have seen and you are all aware of what transpired during the APC primary election in Akwanga. I have withdrawn from the race because delegates’ lists were doctored by the party.,” he said. 

 

“I have been under pressure by you to leave the party and today, I have answered your call to leave APC and to actualize my re-election ambition. In the next 72 hours, you will see a platform that I will join and we will all move together.”

 

His defection comes days after Femi Fani-Kayode, said 22 APC senators are planning to dump the ruling party. 

 

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Atlanta Subway customer shoots dead female worker for putting too much mayonnaise on his sandwich

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Atlanta Subway customer shoots dead female worker for putting too much mayonnaise on his sandwich

A Subway sandwich customer allegedly shot dead one female worker and injured another after too much mayonnaise was put on his sandwich.

 

On Sunday night, June 26,  at around 6:30pm, a customer ordering a sandwich at a Subway connected to a gas station located in the city’s downtown area erupted into a dispute with one of the store’s employees and opened fire. One employee was fatally wounded and another was sent to a nearby hospital.

 

The owner of the Subway told Fox 5 Atlanta that the customer became angry and decided to shoot his two employees over the amount of mayonnaise on their fast-food meal.

 

“Believe it or not, it was about too much mayonnaise on his sandwich,” owner Willie Glenn said in an interview with the news station.

 

The employee who died during the shootout, a woman, has not been identified by police, but the store’s owner reported during an interview with Fox News 5 that the son of one of the employees was present at the time that staff was attacked by the armed customer.

 

“She had a young son that had to witness all of this,” said Mr Glenn.

 

The store’s on-duty manager reportedly returned fire at the suspect but missed, according to the store’s owner.

 

“Everybody wants to carry a gun. Everybody wants to scare somebody wit a gun. It’s scary out here,” Mr Glenn said.

 

Police are still investigating the shooting, reviewing surveillance video, and interviewing witnesses while they actively search for the suspect.

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Again, Nigerian lawyer storms Lagos court dressed in traditional worshipper’s regalia (video)

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Again, Nigerian lawyer storms Lagos court dressed in traditional worshipper

Again, Nigerian lawyer storms Lagos court dressed in traditional worshipper

Nigerian lawyer, Malcolm Omirhobo, stormed the Federal High Court in Lagos state dressed in traditional worshipper’s regalia today June 27.

 

Again, Nigerian lawyer storms Lagos court dressed in traditional worshipper

Omirhobo made news last week when he attended proceedings at the Supreme Court dressed in the same manner.

According to him, he is only following the approval of the Supreme Court in its judgment on June 17 allowing Nigerians to express their mode of worship which includes the use of Hijabs in schools and places of worship.

 He rebuffed an attempt by court officials to stop him from going in.

 

Watch a video of him arriving the Federal High court in Lagos below…

 

 

 

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