Sunday, 25 September 2016

One dead as over speeding fuel truck falls and crushs a car on Ikorodu road

A fuel truck fell and crushed a car at Ikorodu road today 25th Sept, 2016 at about 4:08am. According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, the Mack Truck with registration number AGL 664 XG laden with 33,000 litre PMS, belonging to Forte Oil, fell due to the overspeeding of the driver.
 'While the truck was trying to turn at the round-about, it fell on another Hyunda Saloon Car and the only occupant, an unidentified adult male died in the car.'
 The prompt response of LASEMA, Lagos State Fire Service, LASTMA, Civil Defense, FRSC and The Nigeria Police force to the scene for recovery operation prevented the incident from escalting into a major disaster with the spillage and also promiximity of the incident to a filling station.
The truck was carefully lifted, while the dead body was extricated and subsequently taken to Ikorodu General Hospital Mortuary. Also the vehicles involved in the accident were cleared off the road and handed to the Police.


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World Bank, food technologists promote preservation tech for agribusiness...

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

 Amid quest by Nigerian governments at all levels to drive diversification of the economy away from oil base, a World Bank sponsored campaign for agro-product preservation technology has commenced in the country. 

Food technology experts at an investment forum last week in Lagos canvassed for application of Flash Dryer technology for agricultural produce in order to make them less perishable and stem the magnitude of wastages amongst small and medium scale agribusinesses. 

They posited that  there was the need to resuscitate and boost these businesses with the technology in order to get their products into export market to attract foreign exchange, as well as stimulate the nation’s economy. 

Presently, over 40 per cent of agricultural products in Nigeria are lost to high moisture content which could have been easily prevented with the Flash Dryer technology. 

According to Prof. Abdul-Lateef Sanni, a food science and technology expert who is the Dean, College of Food Science and Human Ecology of the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, FUNAAB, “the reason for the forum is to address the recession and quest for diversification of Nigeria economy and to encourage us to bring out some best technology that Nigerians can use to add value to agricultural commodities. 

Secondly, the Federal Government of Nigeria just launched agricultural promotion policy aimed at encouraging local and export market opportunities for Nigerians. “Therefore, we are showcasing abilities to reducing post harvest losses using Flash Dryer which is the best opportunity now than before. “There is no forex to import equipment, so we are saying we have some technologies we are taking to other countries that we can actually buy into and go on with our agribusiness investment. “One of the uniqueness of the Flash Dryer is the fact that it has 20-23 percent internal rate of return and has led to 50 percent reduction in fuel consumption.” “There are some value-chain activities we have in the past that government needs to sustain, one of them is what we are promoting at this forum”. He disclosed that there are agro-based SMEs that are moribund due to this problem of lack of preservation technology, and  though the Bank of Industry is trying to help some of them only a few have received the Flash Dryer. “So these are the areas where government’s intervention is needed by spending more on this technology in order to resuscitate the moribund industries and also strengthen the large scale industries that are working hard to sustain their enterprises. The forum was organized under the initiative of the World Bank Council for Agricultural Economy in West and Central Africa, targeted at “Up-scaling the Nigerian Flash Drying Experience for Sustainable Regional Trade and Income Generation in West Africa”, UDESWA. Sanni said, the World Bank and  UDESWA are  up-scaling the flash drying experience to other countries like Sierra-Leone, Benin Republic and Ghana, adding: “we are about to end the project and we felt to share some of the findings to the would-be investors and some active players in the Small Medium Enterprises, SMEs, in Nigeria before we go to other countries.” He stated: “This is a technology that can be used to preserve commodities because the bulk of what we produce in Nigeria is lost, 40 percent is lost to wastage at post harvest. If these products are dried they can stay long period of six months and up to a year and that means we will lose nothing again to wastage and then we have value-added products. “When we talk about technology, what comes readily to mind is China, Brazil as they were. Some of these technologies are available locally, so we do not have to spend forex to get these, once we get them locally, it boost local economy and this particular technology is one, there are several others lying fallow...
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from the traditional wedding of Orobosa, daughter of Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion

All roads led to Benin, Edo State, today, for the traditional marriage ceremony of Umar Mantu and Orobosa, daughter of Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion and his Jamaican born wife, Lady Cherry Igbinedion. Next stop is the white wedding which is coming up next weekend. See their pre-wedding photos and and photos from her bridal shower held yesterday, after the cut.


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Police arrest man for raping daughter in Lagos

 The Lagos State police command have arrested  Uchenna Elumadu, for allegedly raping his 15 year-old JSS 3 daughter and giving her drugs to prevent her from getting pregnant. The man, who resides at Martins Street, new Oko Oba, Agege Lagos was reported to the police by a neighbour. 

While speaking on his arrest, the Spokesperson of the Lagos state police command, Dolapo Badmos, said
“The victim said that her father, on countless occasions wakes her up in the middle of the night to rape her, mostly when her mother is on night duty. The mother is a casual worker in one of the outfits attached to airport.
On the night of Sept. 19, the mother discovered the suspect having intercourse with the victim and raised the alarm and one of their neighbours reported the case to the police,”
She said the victim has been admitted at the Police Cottage Hospital, Ikeja Police College, where she is receiving treatment in partnership with Mirabel Centre LASUTH.
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Monday, 19 September 2016

President Buhari congratulates Paralympic team for outstanding performance in Rio

President Muhammadu Buhari has warmly congratulated Nigeria’s team for an outstanding performance at the Paralympic games in Rio, Brazil. Reas the ppress statement from Garba Shehu below...
President Buhari joins all sports-loving Nigerians in commending the athletes for doing the country proud by winning 12 medals and setting new records, which made them the top-performing African team at the 2016 games.
The President extols the resilient spirit of the Nigerian Paralympic athletes, who were able to excel in the face of adversity. Buhari applauds the athletes for their tenacity, focus and determination, which has brought glory to the country. 
The President also extends gratitude to all the officials and trainers of the Paralympic athletes, who made sacrifices and persevered to fly the country’s colours.

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Vice President Osinbajo attends Presidential Quarterly Business Forum...see photos.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Ministers, other government functionaries, Organised Private Sector OPS and other stakeholders today attended the Presidential Quarterly Business Forum which held at the Banquet hall in the presidential villa Abuja. More photos after the cut.

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Suspected thieves apprehended and paraded in Kano state, get their hair shaved off

These suspected thieves were recently paraded before members of Bangan neighborhood in Kurnan Ungoggo Local Government Area of Kano State. The thieves are said to have terrorized the neighborhood for a while until they were recently apprehended. While been paraded, they had their hair shaved off before they were handed over to the police More photos after the cut.

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Happy 36th birthday to me thank god for my life...

I turn a year older today September 19th and I can't tell you guys how grateful I am for the life I have. I may not have everything I want yet...but I have more than I thought was even possible and for that I am thankful. I am thankful for my family, friends, all LIB readers and well wishers.

My prayer as I turn 36 today is to find an amazing guy soon, settle down, have a bunch of kids and continue to live, impact my world and make a difference. Please say a prayer for me! I mean it! :-)

Also, happy birthday to every one else born today. May God continue to bless, love and protect us. Thank you guys so much for all the lovely birthday wishes that I know will come.
Massive hug and plenty kisses
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Thursday, 15 September 2016

Nigeria rises to 64th in new Fifa ranking, now 14th in Africa

The Nigerian Super Eagles have risen to 64th in the new FIFA /Coca-Cola rankings published on FIFA's website today. 

Nigeria, coached by Gernot Rohr, is now the 14th best team in Africa behind Cote d’Ivoire, Algeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Ghana, Congo DR, Egypt, Congo, Mali, Morocco, Cameroon, Guinea and South Africa.

Nigeria, before this latest ranking was 67th in the world. In the international scene Argentina is first while Belgium, Germany and Colombia occupy the second, third and fourth position respectively.

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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Repentant ex militants in Imo state surrender their weapons to Governor Rochas Okorocha, granted amnesty

Repentant ex-militants in Imo state were today granted amnesty by the state governor, Rochas Okorocha, a‎fter they surrendered their weapons to the state government and vowed never to return to their old ways. The governor received them at the Victory Chapel at the government house, prayed for them & advised them to shun violence, oil pipeline vandalism, cultism & other criminal activities.

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Pamela Anderson, 49, appears naked in new movie days after calling for porn to be banned(see photos)

Former Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson has appeared fully naked in scenes of a new movie 'Canadian offering' days after calling for pornography to be banned despite starring in her own sex tape with her ex-husband Tommy Lee.
The 49 year old mother-of-two can be seen undressing in a room, at one point wearing nothing except a pair of black boots. Some days ago she called for Porn to be banned saying it causes marriages and relationships to “implode”. More photos after the cut.


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