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Obasanjo Denies Discussing Nnamdi Kanu + EFCC Warns Against Protests + Lagos Floods – Trending With Ojy Okpe

Heavy Rains which lasted several hours on Wednesday resulted to severe flooding which took over many residential areas, and grounded vehicular movement on major roads in many parts of Lagos

Heavy Rains which lasted several hours on Wednesday resulted to severe flooding which took over many residential areas, and grounded vehicular movement on major roads in many parts of Lagos State.

The floods submerged homes in the Ibeju-Lekki area of the State and also brought down a two-storey building in the Mushin area of the state. Thousands of residents have been affected by the floods while some pupils could not attend schools in some parts of the state.

The Lagos State government said the rain lasted for nine hours. Several videos showed commuters submerged by the floods, while some miscreants made make-shift bridges to extort commuters and charged N100 Naira to carry people through floodwater.

The Lagos State Commissioner for Environment, Tokunbo Wahab, has reaffirmed his commitment to removing structures obstructing the free flow of rainwater, Wahab was responding to a post on X, that questioned if the demolition of Igbo-owned properties and businesses in Lagos was politically motivated. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has denied meeting with South East governors over the issue of releasing the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, from detention, but rather met with the governors to discuss issues of regional development.

The former President disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday, encouraged parents and guardians to warn their wards, against joining a planned protest by what it described as the shadowy group against its operations.

The EFCC in a statement by its spokesperson on Wednesday, said that the shadowy group has been actively campaigning on social media, recruiting young Nigerians, including students, to take up arms against the anti graft agency. The EFCC further claimed, that the planned protest is aimed at resisting the operational activities of the commission, especially in areas relating to cybercrime.

In Edo state, students of the university of Benin on Wednesday trooped out in protest over incessant power outages in the institution’s campuses. According to the students, the university was thrown into darkness following its inability to reach an agreement with the Benin Electricity Distribution Company’ over perceived contentious electricity billing. Soldiers were seen in a viral video approaching the protesters who blocked the Benin/Ore highway.

The Senate has turned down a motion seeking an investigation, into the alleged diversion of security funds to purchase a yacht and build universities. The motion, sponsored by senator Adams Oshiomhole was brought to the floor during deliberations on the recent bomb blast in Gwoza, Borno State.

The lawmakers say it’s time for the military to change its strategy against insurgency by deploying modern technology and observed that relying on conventional methods alone, like deployment of troops appeared not to be succeeding, as terrorists continued to use non-conventional approaches in killing Nigerians and destroying their means of livelihood.

Afro beat singer and biker, Joy Ebaide completed her solo ride from Kenya to Lagos, on Sunday, June 30th. Ebaide who hails from Edo state, began her journey from Kenya, on March 10th.

A journey many have described as a testament of her determination and sense of adventure. She relocated to Kenya from Lagos in search for new experiences only a few years ago and has garnered a huge following online, after she began her adventure. Posting videos about her journey online, Ebaide narrated how she encountered quite a hassle with some immigration officers in Africa especially in Angola where she had visa challenges and also how she was almost bitten by a snake in a forest in a town in Tanzania.

Speaking on her inspiration to embark on the Journey, Ebaide stated that after encountering a near-death experience, she felt she was given a second chance to life and decided to do more than just live. On June 30th she became the first African woman to ever accomplish the solo ride from Kenya to Lagos within a four-month period.

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