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Lagos accident victim stranded as rescuers steal N8000 from him [Video]

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Ever heard of stealing from the dead? Yes, people steal from the dead at home or on the highway, including dead accident victims. If no respect is reserved for the dead, how much more an accident survivor?

This is the sad reality a motorcycle rider in Ikorodu area of Lagos was forced to come to terms with on Thursday morning when he was knocked down by the tyre of a moving vehicle.

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It was gathered that the man was riding his bike when a loose tyre from a moving vehicle crashed into him resulting in an accident which prompted passersby to quickly rush down to help him. But the help from the passersby turned into the scare of the day for him when a thief among his rescuers robbed him in the process of lifting him off the road.

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It turned out that one of those who had gathered to help him was an unknown looter who allegedly dipped hands into the pocket of the accident victim and stole N8000 from him.

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A social media user shared a video of the stranded man sitting by the roadside as other sympathisers gathered looking puzzled over the bizarre incident.

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The social media user wrote:

This accident happened this morning in Ikorodu. The car tyre pulled out on motion and knocked down the bike man.

“In the process of helping the guy away from the road, someone dipped hands inside his pocket and stole his N8000 despite all the injury sustained.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No Nigerian killed in Beirut explosion – FG

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The Federal Government said on Monday no Nigerian was killed in last week’s explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, which killed over 100 people and wounded several others.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement titled: “FG commiserates with Lebanon over the deadly explosion,” and signed by its spokesman, Ferdinard Nwonye, in Abuja, commiserated with the Lebanese government on the incident.

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The federal government, according to the statement, was in solidarity with the Middle Eastern nation in the period of grief.

The federal government urged the international community to support the Lebanese government in the rebuilding process.

The statement read: “The Federal Government of Nigeria wishes to commiserate with the government and people of Lebanon over the August 4, 2020, deadly explosion that occurred in the main seaport in Beirut.

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“The Government of Nigeria is in solidarity with the nation of  Lebanon in this period of grief and calls for international support to facilitate the rebuilding process.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform the general public that reports from the Embassy of Nigeria in Beirut indicate that, so far, there is no reported case of Nigerian nationals among the dead but the host authorities are still assessing the impact of the damage caused by the massive explosion.”

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Buhari signs instrument for African Trade Insurance Agency

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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)  has signed the instrument to establish the African Insurance Agency.

The President  Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

According to the statement, “The Agreement and the Agency are registered with the Secretariat of the United Nations in accordance with Charter of the United Nations and is incognizant of the truth that lack of satisfactory political, non-business and business threat insurance coverage is a big obstacle to the supply of finance for investments in Africa and the growth of African international commerce and intra-Africa commerce.

“The Agency when executed will acknowledge earlier multilateral efforts made by the African States in the direction of regional financial integration via co-operation in commerce liberalization and growth in order to attain sustainable development, promote financial exercise, and create an enabling setting for international commerce, in addition to cross-border and home investments.

“Recalling the financial aims and goals of the African Union, there are a number of African Treaties on regional financial integration, together with the Treaty Establishing the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, the Treaty Establishing the Southern African Development Community and the Treaty Establishing the Economic Community of West African States.

“A memorandum from the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said that the request for the President’s signature on the settlement was a sequel to the directive of the Federal Executive Council, that the instrument is ready and forwarded for execution.

“The ratification was adopted at Grand Bay within the Republic of Mauritius on May 18, 2000.

“The object and function of the Agency are to present, facilitate, encourage and in any other case develop the availability of, or the help for, insurance coverage, together with coinsurance and reinsurance, ensures, and different monetary devices and providers, for functions of commerce, funding and different productive actions in the African States in complement to these which may be provided by the general public or non-public sector, or in cooperation with the general public or non-public sector.

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Masari bans NGOs from IDPs camps

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Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State has warned Non-Government Organizations against going into any of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the state under any guise

Masari who issued the warning on Monday at the Army Special Super Camp IV, Faskari, stated that “we will not allow these NGOs under whatever guise into our IDPs camps.

“We know that the fight against bandits and banditry is not over but we can handle our displaced persons adequately because we have sufficient food, clothing, shelter, and security for them while we strengthen efforts in restoring security for them to return to their respective homes.

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“We want the IDPs to return to their homes as soon as possible because leaving them at the camp is what is giving an opening for those wanting to prolong the banditry.”

While commending the military for their renewed effort in fighting the bandits in the North West, Masari said the government needs to take more kinetic and administrative actions that would completely end the menace.

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He lamented that the 1976 local government reforms had stripped district heads of powers to effectively intervene in such situations.

The governor, however, said that the state government had formed committees to revisit the Act in order to give powers to traditional rulers, from the district upward, with a view to sustaining the peace so far achieved.

Earlier, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, who had led the governor on a tour of the camp where they were shown the capacity of soldiers and weapons for the onslaught to decimate the bandits.

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Buratai who was represented by the Army Chief of Training and Operations, Maj. Gen. Enoch Udo thanked the governor for the visit and support of the troops.

He assured that the Army would continue to push until banditry is completely eliminated in the North West zone

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