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Today’s Headlines: Mass Protests Rocks Lagos Over Hike In Price Of Goods, Gunmen Kill Okada Man

Mass protests rocks Lagos over hike in price of goods

Some angry Lagosian on Saturday, bemoaned the recent increase in the price of goods which has lead to massive suffering in the state.

The protest, which was at different locations in the state, obstructed vehicular movements with commuters trekking long distances to their destinations.

Mr Ola Ayindea, resident in Badagry area of the state, said the price increase was not rumoured but a situation the Residents were currently not happy about.

They called for the decrease in prices of goods, lamenting that the state was already confronted with lots of challenges and an increment to prices of goods would further subject them to hardship and possibly push many to premature death.

Gunmen kill Okada man in Ekiti

A middle-aged man was allegedly shot dead by unknown gunmen around Okesa Roundabout in Ado Ekiti.

The man, who was one of those issuing tickets to commercial motorcyclists around Okesa Roundabout, was reportedly fired upon by unknown assailants who arrived on another motorcycle.

Witnesses said that the killers fled after perpetrating the act.

When contacted, Chairman of the Okada Riders Association, Ekiti State, Mr Kunle Asaolu, confirmed that the man was one of those working with the association.

The attack was also confirmed by the spokesperson for Ekiti State Police Command, DSP Sunday Abutu, who said an investigation has commenced.

Hajj 2024: Ogun pilgrims receive praise, advice from NAHCON

 

As the activities for Hajj 2024 gradually come to a close for about 1.5 million pilgrims from across the world, the Commissioner of Operations, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, Prince Anofi Elegushi, has congratulated pilgrims from Ogun State on the successful completion of the 2024 Hajj rites.

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Elegushi, according to a statement on Tuesday, expressed this felicitation during a brief visit to the Mina tent of Ogun pilgrims,.

The Hajj Commissioner acknowledged the dedication and spiritual commitment demonstrated by Ogun pilgrims throughout the sacred journey, emphasizing that their perseverance and devotion were truly commendable.

He admonished the pilgrims to avoid any actions that might invalidate their Hajj before Allah, stressing the importance of maintaining purity in their deeds and intentions to ensure that their pilgrimage remains accepted and blessed.

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The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) reassured the public that the Nigerian airspace remains safe and secure despite recent concerns raised online about radar coverage. In response to these reports, NCAA affirmed that radar surveillance is fully operational in key locations such as Abuja, Kano, Lagos, and Port Harcourt. The authority disclosed plans to enhance radar infrastructure with additional stations in Obubbra, Ilorin, Talata Mafara, Maiduguri, and Numan to ensure comprehensive national coverage…..See More

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