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‘It is my Ability to Swim that Saved me’ – Kebbi Boat Accident Survivor

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One of the survivor of the boat accident that happened on Wednesday at Kebbi state testify that it her ability to swim that saved her from the boat accident.

Aisha Usman one of the many passengers that set on the journey to the market at Malele town located at Niger state before the unfortunate accident occured few hours into the journey.

Kebbi state Authority told Nairagists that currently divers and Emergency agencies are working at the site trying to save any survivor alive.

“What actually saved me is just my ability to swim, I would have been dead by now if not for that ability and unfortunately I lost all my goods in the boat”

“We were heading to the Malele town market, what happened was just destiny because it was not the first time the boat pilot overload the boat”

“I didn’t injure myself and I am at home, I pray they rescue more survivor.”

Area manager of National Inland Water Ways at Kebbi state, Yusuf Birma told NairaGists that what happened is clear case of over loading and they do regularly warn boat operators to stop it.

“We do warn them about over loading several times and also since it wooden boat at least after every 5 years they should always change it.”

“Estimated persons inside the boat could be upto100, including motorcycles and so many things which ordinarily could make any boat to mishap.”

According to Mr Yusuf his men of divers and rescuers are still in the river searching for survivors.

“So far we have recovered 5 dead bodies and many other persons are still missing, our officers and local divers are still searching.”

The management plead with the government and Federal Government of Nigeria to support them with lot of rescuer boat to help them deliver effectively.

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Edo Governor to Organise State Burial for Prof. Victor Uwaifo

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Edo State Government has said it would be organising a state burial for late music iconic maestro, Sir Prof. Victor Uwaifo, who passed on last month.

In a statement by Chief of Staff to Edo state Governor, Osaigbovo Iyoha, said the government is firming up arrangements with the family of the late music legend to ensure a successful state burial.

Sir Prof. Victor Uwaifo died on August 28, 2021, aged 80 years. He led an illustrious career as a musician, artist and arts teacher, taking the culture, experiences and sound of Edo people to a global audience.

According to Iyoha, “The Governor has approved a state burial for an illustrious and dearly beloved Edo music icon, Prof. Sir Victor Uwaifo.

The Edo State Government is working closely with the family of Prof. Uwaifo to ensure a seamless state burial. Arrangements are in top gear and we will disclose more details of the burial in conjunction with the family.”

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PDP to APC – Acceptance of Wrecking Naira is a Sabotage

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the acceptance by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that it retained a Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor that allegedly supervised the sharing of money and looting of our treasury, is an admission that it deliberately sabotaged the economy and made life very difficult for Nigerians.

The PDP invites Nigerians to note the nerviness, uneasiness and tension that have gripped the APC since the call for the resignation and prosecution of the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, was brought to the public, apparently for fear that such will definitely expose the atrocities of APC leaders.

Our party insists that by the comments of the APC National Secretary, Senator John Akpan Udoedehe, the APC deliberately kept a CBN Governor that supposedly supervised the “sharing and looting” of monies in office to enable APC leaders to pillage the CBN.

Akpan Udoedehe might want to be reminded that General Buhari, as he was then known, had in his campaign, promised to fight corruption, yet he retained a CBN Governor, who his party is now accusing of having superintend over “sharing and looting” of funds in the CBN.

Is it not revealing that six years down the line, with the naira heavily depreciated, the same CBN Governor, whom Akpan Udoedehe claimed to have supervised the “sharing and looting” of monies in CBN is still in office?

We call on the APC and the Buhari Presidency to come clean on their activities in the CBN that has brought the value of our naira to her knees and stop the horrible resort by the APC to blackmail those who are demanding for transparency and accountability in the nation’s fiscal sector.

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Nigeria has Lost 2000 Persons to CoronaVirus since February 2020 – Min. Of Health

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The Min. of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, states that Nigeria has lost over 2,000 persons to Coronavirus since February 2020 (outbreak).

He disclosed this at the joint town hall meeting of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 and National Primary Healthcare Development Agency on COVID-19 Vaccination in Nigeria, South-south zone, which held in Benin City.

The minister disclosed that 90 per cent of those who have died from the pandemic across the globe were those who did not take the first or second dose of the vaccine, adding that it was God who has revealed to the scientists on how to manufacture the COVID-19 vaccines.

He said that the two sure ways available at the moment to safeguard oneself against the virus are the adherence to the non-pharmaceutical guidelines, which are social distancing, washing of the hands, using of hand sanitizer and the vaccine.

Dr Ehanire assured that the Federal Government would continue to work with the relevant agencies and stakeholders to ensure that the citizens get vaccinated, disclosing that the government is making plans to set up vaccine-producing plants in the country.

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