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At least 9 Dead Many Injured As Building Collapsed in Lagos… See Photo and Video

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A three-storey building housing a nursery/primary school collapsed in Ita-Faji area of Lagos on Wednesday with scores of pupils and other reportedly trapped.

Eyewitness said Over 50 children have been rescued and 9 bodies where also taken out of  the building. Though rescue agency said they can’t put a figure to the number of casualties.

The building is about 30 years and according to neighbours, the building had been marked twice for demolition by the authorities.

Erinoluwa Akinmoladun, son of the owner of the collapsed building, who is also seen assisting in the rescue operations said he noticed the weakness in the structure of the building this morning and alerted his father without knowing that the building was going to collapse.

“I left my father and sisters at home,” he said

He said his father had been rescued, but he was not sure if all his siblings had been rescued from the debris.

Erinoluwa Akinmoladu

The cause of the collapse is still unknown. Efforts are still ongoing.

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Additional source: Punch Newspaper

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US Begins Immigration Raid Across Different Cities

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According to report, the Trump administration will begin arrests of undocumented immigrants from tomorrow Sunday.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid is expected to affect two New York Neighborhoods amongst other cities. ICE agents were said to have been turned away in Harlem section of Manhattan and Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood on Saturday because they lack warrant.

Trump had said the raids would focus on criminals, saying agents would “take criminals out, put them in prison, or put in them in prison in the countries they came from.”

According to ICE, that the agency won’t offer specific details related to enforcement operations. “As always, ICE prioritizes the arrest and removal of unlawfully present aliens who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security.

Many activists condemned this action and have staged protests across different cities.

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Massive Blackout Hits New York City

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A massive power failure has hit Manhattan, the heart of New York City on Saturday after sic power cales were knocked out. The power outage put the city in darkness affecting about 73,000 people and disrupts traffic, subway system, businesses and Broadway productions.

The power failure occurred at about 6:47pm. Many people were said to have been trapped in elevators across the city. The cause of the blackout is not yet known but according to Police and fire department sources, the cause of the failure appears to be a feeder cable problem below ground at 64th Street and West End Ave.

According to report, power is gradually being restored and should be totally restored before midnight.

This is happening on the exact same day in 1977 when similar power failure put the city in darkness.

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My Near-Encounter with Boko Haram Insurgents [True Story]

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Adeeko Ademola

So, last week, I experienced firsthand, exactly what it is like to live in the Northeast region of Nigeria.

That place is a perpetual war zone and worst still, the fighting can begin at any time without prior warning.

A thread on my encounter with the horror of Boko Haram.My final destination was Potiskum – an insurgency ravaged town. The plan was to witness and cover the commissioning of public structures previously destroyed by Boko Haram fighters. The projects were reconstructed by @VSFNigeria as part of its duty to rebuilf the Northeast.

To get to Potiskum by air, you’ll have to fly to Maiduguri airport in Borno and then proceed to Potiskum via Damaturu, & a few other towns in Yobe state.

The roads are fair but heavily guarded as military bases, trenches and checkpoints were scattered everywhere.

Real warzone!


Almost every corner in Damaturu had at least 2 armed soldiers. The security around the government house is always on high alert.

If you visit Yobe state, seeing that much guns could make you feel safe but it also meant, there’s a high level of insecurity in the neighbourhood.Fast forward. We wrapped up the event in Potiskum, headed to Damaturu to get some sleep, then head back to catch our flight in Maiduguri next day.

Back in my hotel, I felt; “Well nothing bad happened despite the perception of this place, so nothing can happen.”

I was wrong!

Just a few minutes after leaving Damaturu towards Maiduguri, we saw vehicles facing one-way, horns blaring, headlamps flashing, hands waving.

Vehicles in from of us started making immediate U-turns. Oh shit! The worst has happened.

Immediately, we parked and turned around.

I was confused AF. I asked people in the bus what was happening.

They just casually told me that Boko Haram had taken over the road & it’s possible they’re marching towards Damaturu.

LMFAOOoo, I wan mad. Na Boko Haram dis people de refer to like say na Fadeyi Boys de fight?????Me: “Excuse me, what’s happening? Why are people turning around?”

It was as if my ears were paining me when they said it is possible that they’re marching towards Damaturu.

I asked where we were. They said Damaturu.

Waaaaait!!! Na here dem go pass??? Dem say yes!!!

Haaaa! KNDFY!!! … I jumped down from the bus! 😂😂😂😂I sha stood close to the Mopols that were with us. So, we started discussing alternatives.

What do we do?
Is there another road?
Should we just go back to Damaturu?
Should we reschedule our flight?
Should we go and pass Jigawa?

Can’t explain how I was feeling.

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