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Lagos lawmaker commiserates with Sen. Adeola over aide’s death



Sen. Solomon Adeola

A Lagos lawmaker, Mr Setonji David has commiserated with Sen. Solomon Adeola (APC-Ogun) over the gruesome murder of his side, Mr Adeniyi Sanni on Saturday at Oshodi area of Lagos State.

David, the Deputy Chief Whip, Lagos State House of Assembly, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday.

NAN recalls that Sanni, a senior aide to Adeola, representing Ogun West, was shot dead in Oshodi area of Lagos state on Saturday morning by unknown assailants.

The senator’s spokesperson, Kayode Odunaro in a statement in Abuja, said the lifeless body of Sanni was found with gunshot wounds, dumped at Toyota bus stop in the Oshodi area of Lagos state.

Odunaro narrated that the deceased was said to have been stopped at a checking point in Lagos where he was said to have been questioned about documents of his vehicle.

He said after constant communication with the wife, the legislative aide suddenly went incommunicado, suggesting that something unpleasant had happened to him.

According to him, his corpse was later found with bullet wounds hours later.

David (APC- Badagry II) sent his heartfelt condolences to Sanni’s family and his boss, Adeola, on the gruesome and unfortunate death of the senator’s aide in Lagos.

He said: “The incident that lead to his death is tragic, painful, grievous and a great loss not just to the family but to the entire nation and humanity.

“I believe the police has already begun investigation and I urge the police not to allow this issue to be swept under the carpet so the cause of his death can be exposed.

“On behalf of the Lagos state House of Assembly, I commiserate with his family, Sen. Adeola, friends and colleagues of the deceased.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues in this difficult time.”

The lawmaker, thereafter, demanded a thorough probe of activities surrounding the untimely death.

David prayed the good Lord Almighty to accept his soul and grant him eternal rest.


LASTMA, others combat Ilupeju industrial fire outbreak



The operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and other emergency responders at early hour on Saturday combated an industrial fire outbreak at Mega Plastics Company at No.4, Ilupeju Bypass.

Mr Taofiq Adebayo, the Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, made the disclosure in a statement in Lagos on Saturday.

Adebayo stated that the industrial fire outbreak took place at Mega Plastics Company at No.4, Ilupeju Bypass beside Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Ilupeju area of Lagos.

“The Traffic Officer of LASTMA, Mr Ayo Olaosebikan (Falcon) of Zone 21, confirmed that LASTMA rescue team arrived at the scene of the industrial fire outbreak around at 6:30a.m. before other emergency responders were contacted by LASTMA.

“Immediately we arrived at the scene of the industrial fire, we quickly informed other emergency responders particularly the Lagos State Fire, Rescue Services and the Nigerian Police.

“The causes of industrial fire could not be immediately ascertained, he said.
Olaosebikan noted that preliminary investigation revealed that the storage and factory section of the petrochemical company were seriously affected by the fire outbreak.

According to him, emergency responders on ground include Federal and State Fire Services, policemen and LASTMA Response Unit.

Olaosebikan said that neither injury nor death had been recorded.

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NGO takes free medical outreach to Plateau community



GDG Wellness Initiative, an NGO, on Saturday offered free medical services to no fewer than 400 indigent persons in Gyel community, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau.

Mr Gyang Dung-Gyang, founder of the initiative told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the exercise was his little way of giving back to the society that made him.

He said that he was spurred by the plight of the people and the urgent need to reach out to them, in view of the current economic realities and its implications on their health.

Dung-Gyang said that he had been organising such outreaches annually, adding that the current hardship occasioned by the removal of fuel subsidy had made this year’s outing unique.

“It’s my heart desire and passion to reach out to the vulnerable and the needy in the society.

“And it’s not just this, we have been able to give scholarship to some students, with some already graduates.

“Today, we have planned to treat a minimum of 400 persons but from the way it is going, it may exceed that number,” he stated.

The outreach Team Lead, Mr Pam Chong, listed some of the medical services to include testing and treatment of patients for aliments such as malaria, hepatitis B & C, high blood pressure, diabetes among others.

Chong, a pharmacist, told NAN that the medical team comprised of doctors, nurses, lab scientists and pharmacists.
He said cases that they were unable to handle would be referred to hospitals that could handle them.

The team lead said that they have sufficient drugs to treat over 400 patients.

Mr Ishaya Pam, Vice President, Gyel Development Association of Jos South LGA, lauded GDG Wellness for the gesture, which he believed would improve the health and wellbeing of the people.
Pam prayed God to bless the organisers of the outreach to continue to impact the lives of the less privileged.

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