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LG suspends gas station, gives conditions for operation in community

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Oshodi-Isolo Local Government (LG) has ordered a gas station located at Oluyeye Dosumu community to stop its operation until it obtains all the necessary documents from the government and other concerned agencies.

The suspension of the gas station’s operation was ordered based on the ‘save our soul’ letter submitted by the Community Development Association (CDA) to the local government on the impending danger that could emanate from its operation in the community.

At a discussion between the local government, the community and the management of the business outlet, the local government chairman, Hon. Bolaji Muse-Ariyoh, who was represented by the Secretary to the local government (SLG), Hon. Taoheed Abiola said his government is committed to the security of lives and properties in the local government area and would not compromise anything that could affect the safety of the people.

The CDA chairman, Elder Adeboye emphasized that the lives of the residents would be in danger if proper safety measures were not put in place.

Meanwhile, the CEO of the gas station, Mr. Kazeem Shittu appealed to the community for understanding as he explained his efforts in getting insurance for buildings beside his gas station, informing that the process of getting certification from relevant agencies was ongoing.

He added that he had purchased a machine that would automatically detect any gas leakage which could cause havoc.

He claimed that he was conscious of people’s safety in the community, saying he would ensure his workers comply with the best of safety regulations.

After much deliberations and contributions from the three parties, the local government ordered that as a matter of urgency, the gas station should stop all activities including sales of gas or otherwise until all papers of approval were ready and obtained from all the relevant agencies to confirm compliance with standard regulations.

It was unanimously agreed that the gas station should submit copies of certifications from the DPR, safety commission, LASEPA and Lagos State government to the office of the secretary to the local government.

The local government authority also asked the gas station to expedite action to ensure that the buildings next to it by left, right and back are properly insured, charging it to work more with the community and sensitise the residents on precautionary steps to avert disaster.

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Rotimi Amaechi uncovers biggest obstacle to Nigeria’s development

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The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has indicted ethnicity for the inactive tempo of development in Nigeria.

Amaechi, in an opinion on Friday, revealed that rail projects around Nigeria were built for the improvement of the country’s economy rather than racial biases.

The former Rivers State Governor recognized what he called politicising of railway development as one of the main challenges thwarting the government’s effort to boost the economy.

The minister, who was speaking as a guest lecturer at the Annual Public Lecture of the Department of Economics at the University of Lagos, commented that transportation as a criterion involved logistics.

Ameachi said, ”It’s a key element in driving the development of economies all over the world and it creates possibilities for other sectors; therefore, you cannot even create employment if you don’t create logistics.

“Nigerians are too ethnically conscious. You think first of your ethnicity before you think as a Nigerian.

”Ethnicity is putting pressure on the economics of railway construction. What you hear is, ‘I am a Yoruba man, I am a Hausa man, I am an Igbo man.”

“Railway is fuelled by economic activities, it is not fuelled by tribes.

“Ethnicity isn’t the way to go. Those who flare the embers of ethnicity are those who were profiting from the government in the past, but are no longer profiting from the government.” He added.
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Ondo university vows to rusticate students over indecent dressing 

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Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State has thoroughly warned its entire students against indecent dressing that it will no longer condone such act from its undergraduates of the institution.

The Senate of the institution has put rustication as a form of portends for any student involved in any form of indecent dressing.

The authority of the institution, which gave the stern warning in a circular, disclosed that failure to comply with the directive would attract rustication from the school for a semester.

The circular with reference number AD/ REG/CIR/58/VOL. VI/309 was signed by the registrar of the school, Olugbenga Arajulu .

 

According to the circular, indecent dressing that would no longer be allowed on campus include, “wearing of skimpy skirts and blouses; leaving cleavages open by female students; and wearing of braids or dreadlocks, earrings, nose rings, tattered jeans, sagging etc by some male students.

“Any student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, who violates the above Senate decision on indecent dressing is deemed to have committed a misconduct and he/she shall be sanctioned accordingly. Please be guided.” school management informed the students.

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Katsina:Three women are arrested by police for concealing petrol in bags for bandits

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Just on thursday, a team of policemen, operating along Katsina-Jibia road arrested a mother, her daughter, alongside another woman, for hiding petrol in their bag to take to bandits in the forest.

The Spokesman, Katsina Police Command, SP. Isah Gambo paraded the three suspects at the state police headquarters on Thurday.

The suspects, who admitted to have committed the offence in contravention of the executive order and other extant laws of the federation, are all said to be residents of the Malali Quarters, in Katsina metropolis.

“These women that you are seeing here were arrested along Jibia-Katsina road with these bags pretending to be normal travellers going to Magama in Jibia, a border town with Niger Republic.

“What they do is engaging in smuggling of petrol to bandits in Jibia forest but nemesis caught up with them and they were arrested with these exhibits.

“These exhibits you are seeing are not just travelling bags but they are loaded with petrol meant to be taken to the forest for the bandits.

“The suspects are Umma Bello, 45 years of Malali Quarters here in Katsina metropolis, Nusaiba Muhammad, 16 years and Dija Umar 50 years all of the same address.

“It may interest you to know that the suspects while confessing to have committed the offence also revealed that many of them in the area are involved in the business.

Futhermore, SP Isah Gambo said “What they do is to engage the services of ‘okada’, motorcycle riders to buy the fuel for them in their motorcycle tanks from filling stations and then take it back to Malali quarters for them where they siphon the fuel from the motorcycle tanks and then arrange them into bags like these to avoid the eagle eyes of the security agencies while taking it to the forest to sell to bandits,”

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