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Another Trouble For Kogi As Flood Ravages Lokoja, Residents Displaced While Properties Are Destroyed

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Amid financial challenges, the Kogi state government is to face issues of flash flood which displaced residents and destroyed properties on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

The incident is happening days after flood destroyed properties and rendered about 110,000 homeless in neighboring Benue state.

Governor Yahaya Bello is currently asking residents affected by the flood to leave to safety while those in other areas prone to tragedy should be evacuated.

Petra Akinti, the chief press secretary to Governor Bello, said the government was doing everything to protect lives.

“We wish to implement this immediate evacuation to forestall further loss of valuables and possibly lives in our dear state.

“We are thankful for the cooperation of all the security agencies, local and state government emergency workers, all other stakeholders and the good people of Kogi state for helping to minimize the effect of the flash flood. You are the true heroes of this event.

“We also wish to call for the understanding of all travellers, both drivers and commuters, who use this road.

“The road is a major artery connecting the Northern and southern of Nigeria, hence it is critical that we navigate the road carefully during this period and respect the men and women in uniform trying to keep traffic flowing as quickly as possible.

“Relief camps have been set up in the affected areas for temporarily displaced persons to take advantage of.

“Relief materials have also begun to arrive the locations. Donors and volunteers are also welcome,” she said.

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Speaking also, Rosemary Osikoya, the environment and natural resources commissioner, said her ministry had enlightened the people three months ago concerning the incident.

She however said no life was lost in the flooding incident.

The old woman, currently taking shelter at a displaced persons camp in Makurdi, noted that the flood is the third she experienced in her lifetime.

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TOO GOOD!! King Messi & Coutinho Score As Barcelona Thrash Alaves 3 – 0 [Watch The Goals Highlight]

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Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona got their La Liga title defence off to a winning start with a deserved, hard-fought victory over Alaves.

Messi fired a fantastic free-kick under the wall to open the scoring – Barcelona’s 6,000th La Liga goal.

Half-time substitute Philippe Coutinho then cut inside to curl home a second.

And Messi controlled Luis Suarez’s pass with his chest, beat two defenders and steered a low shot into the bottom corner of the net in injury time.

You Can Watch & Download The Goals Highlight Below:

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Kofi Annan: Buhari And Saraki React To Death Of Former UN Secretary-General

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President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the death of the former United Nations, UN, Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Kofi Annan.

The 7th UN Secretary General died in a hospital in Bern, Switzerland in the early hours of Saturday.

Buhari’s condolence message was contained in a tweet on the Presidency’s official Twitter page.

”Buhari commiserated with the government and people of Ghana over the passing of former United Nations @UN Secretary General, @KofiAnnan, in the early hours of Saturday 18th August, 2018,” the tweet read.

The statement added that Buhari had called President Nana Akufo-Addo from London, informing him that all Nigerians and ECOWAS member countries share in the deep loss, considering the strategic influence of the former scribe in global affairs and his vision for the repositioning of the West Africa and Africa.

Similary, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, described the demise of Annan, as the end of a golden era in global politics and international relations.

He said that the late Annan was a quintessential African diplomat on the global plane and a citizen of the world, who deployed his vast capacities to tackle intractable global challenges ranging from hunger, conflict, epidemic and restoration of peace in war-torn countries.

He noted that many developing nations benefitted immensely from the humanitarian efforts of the late Annan during lifetime as he was able to raise the concerns and challenges confronting hitherto forgotten peoples and nations in the Assembly of world powers.

”Annan was a quintessential African Diplomat who bestrode the world stage with dignity, finesse, admirable restraint and wisdom. He was a diplomat’s diplomat.

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He dedicated his immense expertise, experience and energies to resolving some of the world’s most pressing problems and conflicts, including most recently, the Rohingya refugee crisis. He was a citizen of the world.

“Annan was an African avatar and God’s messenger of peace to the world. His demise is a huge loss to the international community and to humanity. Africa has indeed lost one of her best. He shall be sorely missed.”

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President Buhari Arrives Abuja After 10-Day London Vacation

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President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after a vacation in London.

He embarked on a 10-working days vacation to the United Kingdom on August 3, 2018, and returned to the country this evening.

Details soon…

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