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Breaking: One feared dead, commercial bus burnt in Oke-Afa fuel tanker fire

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A fuel laden tanker that fell at Oke-Afa in Isolo area of Lagos on Monday evening has caused an early morning tragedy in the area today.

According to eyewitnesses, spillage from the fuel tanker caught fire on Tuesday morning, a woman was burnt while a commercial bus was also razed.

The incident has caused heavy traffic gridlock on the road.

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The fuel laden tanker had fallen at Oke-Afa on Monday and it was gathered that the tanker fell due to the bad portion of the road.

Officials of the Lagos State Transport Management Agency (LASTMA), the response unit of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), and the police were reportedly at the scene on Monday evening to manage the situation.

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JUST IN: Buhari to address Nigerians on Democracy Day

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President, Major General (Retd.) Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday (tomorrow) address the nation in commemoration of this year’s Democracy Day.

According to a statement on Thursday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President’s message will be broadcast by 7 am.

The statement read, “To commemorate Nigeria’s Democracy Day, President Muhammadu Buhari will broadcast to the nation on Friday, June 12, 2020, at 7 am.

“Television and radio stations, as well as other electronic media outlets, are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority and Radio Nigeria respectively for the broadcast.”

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JUST IN: Nigeria records 229 new COVID-19 cases, total now 8,068

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The National Centre for Disease Control has confirmed 229 new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria which brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 8068

NCDC made this known via a tweet on its official Twitter handle @NCDCgov.

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@NCDCgov
229 new cases of #COVID19;

Lagos-90
Katsina-27
Imo-26
Kano-23
FCT-14
Plateau-12
Ogun-9
Delta-7
Borno-5
Rivers-5
Oyo-4
Gombe-3
Osun-2
Anambra-1
Bayelsa-1

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8068 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria
Discharged: 2311
Deaths: 233

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JUST IN: Buhari appoints New Chief of Staff

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Ibrahim Gambari

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Prof. Ibrahim Gambari as the new Chief of Staff.

Proffessor Gambari replaces former Chief of Staff, late Abba Kyari who died of coronavirus.

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