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Oil pipeline: NSCDC Lagos command renews fight against vandalism

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By Goodluck Ikiebe

The Lagos state Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has launched new offensive against oil pipeline vandals.

Lagos Commandant, Eweka Okoro, says in a statement to newsmen that enough is enough.

Commandant Eweka warns all oil pipelines’ vandals to relocate out of Lagos, saying that the Corps will not tolerate any form of economic sabotage in the state.

“The protection of lives and property and our critical national Assets and infrastructure belonging to the Federal, State and Local Government are very important to us at any given time”.

Eweka further said that the government is also in dare need of revenue now and can’t allow any form of sabotage to thrive in the land.

He noted that the new administration of the Commandant – General (CG) Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has spelt out the new policy of the Corps, which is to rejig, revamp , re – invigorate and reposition the Corps.

He also keyed into the vision in order to ensure that through it the security of lives and property is guaranteed in the state.

In another development, the Lagos Commandant, Eweka Okoro, confirmed to newsmen in an interview the arrest of a white truck, with plate number ( MUS – 385XK LAGOS), containing about 24,000litres of (PMS) by the combined team of NSCDC , NAVY AND DSS on the right of way, in Baruwa Area, of Alimosho LGA in Lagos.

“The suspected vandals took to their heels, while the truck has been brought to the Lagos State Command Headquarters and necessary investigation and legal action will be taken accordingly” the Commandant stated.

Eweka says that the NNPC has been alerted and informed to come for evacuation because of the inflammable nature of the content in it.


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Oregon dog’s 12-inch ears earn Guinness World Record

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Lou, a 3-year-old canine belonging to Paige Olsen, officially has the longest ears on a dog (living).
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An Oregon woman’s black and tan coonhound earned a Guinness World Record when each of her ears was measured at 12.38 inches long.

Guinness said Lou, a 3-year-old canine belonging to Paige Olsen, officially has the longest ears on a dog (living).

Olsen said she always knew Lou’s ears were “extravagantly long,” but she only decided to measure them while sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“All black and tan coonhounds have beautiful long ears, some are just longer than others,” Olsen, a veterinary technician, told Guinness.

Olsen said Lou’s especially long ears have not led to any medical complications for the canine.

“Of course everyone wants to touch the ears, they’re very easy to fall in love with with just one sighting,” she said.

Olsen said Lou is also a competitor at dog shows and has earned titles from the American Kennel Club and Rally Obedience.

Source: (UPI)


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Breaking: Ganduje appoints new Emir of Gaya

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Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has in the early hours of Sunday appointed Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim-Gaya as the new emir of Gaya.

Ibrahim-Gaya succeeded his late father, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir who died at the age of 91 years after protracted illness.

The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji announced the appointment on behalf of the Governor.

More to come…


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Tanks head for Kosovo-Serb border as Balkans tensions grow

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A Kosovo security unit trooper guards the border with Serbia as the Balkan nations trade accusations.
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Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti has accused neighbouring Serbia of “provoking a serious international conflict”, with tensions between the two countries at their highest for years.

In the latest flashpoint, two interior ministry offices in northern Kosovo were on Saturday attacked near border crossings blocked by local Serbs angered by a ban on cars with Serbian licence plates entering the country.

The car registration office in the town of Zubin Potok was set ablaze, and two hand grenades were thrown at the civil registration office in the nearby town of Zvecan, though they did not go off, police said.

There was no mention of any casualties.

Serbs from Kosovo’s north have blocked two main roads near the border since the government ban went into force on Monday.

Drivers from Serbia must now use temporary printed registration details that are valid for 60 days.

The Kosovo government says its move mirrors measures in force in Serbia against drivers from Kosovo since 2008, when Kosovo declared independence from their neighbour.

Serb fighter planes flew close to the border crossing of Jarinje where protesters cheered them. A day before, three helicopters also flew in the vicinity.

Media in Belgrade reported that tanks and other military equipment were heading towards the border, but the Serb army did not give any details.

NATO’s mission in Kosovo, where peacekeepers maintain a fragile peace, called for restraint.

Source: (NewDaily)


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