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Land grabbers invade Isoso community with over 200 armed thugs

The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, recently signed a bill into law which prescribes 25 years imprisonment or death sentence for anyone found guilty of land grabbing.

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SERAP sues NYSC over failure to publish Kemi Adeosun’s ‘exemption certificate’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sued the Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brigadier-General Sule Kazaure and the NYSC over “failure to publish specific documents and information on Minister of Finance Mrs Kemi Adeosun’s application for NYSC exemption, and seeking to compel them to explain if Adeosun obtained any Exemption Certificate from the NYSC.”

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Osun: APC seeks probe of PDP for allegedly cloning PVCs

The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has urged security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to probe the Peoples Democratic Party PDP for allegedly planning to scuttle next month's governorship election in Osun state as well as reportedly cloning some Permanent Voter Cards PVCs.

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Cholera outbreak kills 28 in Kano

Twenty eight people have lost their lives to cholera in Kano between the months of January and July this year as a result of 400 reported cases of acute watery diarrhea and 50 confirmed cases of cholera across 33 local government areas in the state.

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– And other rubbish advice.

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Prices of fuel, cooking gas, diesel decreased  in July – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS  says average price paid by consumers for premium motor spirit (petrol) decreased by -0.09 year-on-year and -0.9% month-on-month to N146.80 in July 2018 from N148.10 in June 2018.

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DELSU backs down, suspends controversial duty register

The Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, has temporarily suspended implementation of the controversial duty register it recently introduced for its staff.

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Why we established Admiralty University — Nigerian Navy

ABUJA—THE Nigerian Navy, yesterday, said it set up  Admiralty University of Nigeria, ADUN, to reduce the high rate of foreign trainings for its personnel and also those of its sister services. 

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Nigeria has not experienced true leadership since independence – aspirant

NIGERIANS have been marginalised, short-changed and traumatised for a long time, that anything the leaders proffer  as a solution to the problems of the country, is  hardly accepted by majority of the population.

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‘Kwankwaso’ll be in Kano at the right time’

Kano—A leading member of the Kwankwasiyya Movement in Kano, Hajiya Binta Spikin, has broken the suspense and anxiety that followed the defection of Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso from All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, stating that he is coming to Kano when the time is ripe.

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The Presidency has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari will return from his ongoing 10-day vacation as scheduled.

This is contrary to media (not The PUNCH) reports that the President would be extending his vacation.

A screenshot of the misleading article was shared on the Twitter handle of the Presidency.

READ ALSO: Genoa bridge collapse a disaster ‘waiting to happen’

See tweet:



Oladimeji Ramon

An anti-corruption group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, has sued the National Youth Service Corps and its Director General, Brig. Gen. Sule Kazaure, over the Corps’ failure to respond to the allegation that the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, forged an NYSC Exemption Certificate.

In a lawsuit marked FHC/L/CS/1369/18, filed before the Federal High Court in Lagos, SERAP is seeking an order of mandamus against the NYSC and its DG.

The group is urging the court to declare that Kazaure and the NYSC’s failure to provide information and relevant documents on Adeosun’s true status was unlawful and amounted to a breach of the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2011.

The group is praying the court to compel the NYSC to immediately supply it with “specific documents and information on Mrs. Kemi Adeosun’s application for the National Youth Service Corps’ Exemption Certificate and to publish widely, including on a dedicated and on the NYSC website, any such information.”

The suit followed allegation that Adeosun, who studied abroad, failed to observe the mandatory one-year national youth service and resorted to forging an NYSC Exemption Certificate to secure her current job and previous ones upon returning to Nigeria.

SERAP had last week given the NYSC a seven-day ultimatum to clear the air on the allegation, which had been in the public domain for about a month without a word from the minister herself.

In the suit filed through its lawyer, Ms Bamisope Adeyanju, SERAP contended that “suspicions of obtaining unauthorised certificate involving a senior member of the government, if not urgently and satisfactorily addressed, would weaken public trust in the government’s oft-expressed commitment to transparency and accountability.”

The court has yet to fix a date for the hearing of the suit which was filed on Tuesday.‎



Roger Federer began his US Open preparation with a quick 6-4, 6-4 defeat of Peter Gojowczyk in his first ATP Cincinnati Masters appearance since 2015.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion, who turned 37 last week, is pacing his tennis year, playing a limited schedule and skipping events when he feels the need to rest.

He has missed the last two editions of this tournament because of injury.

Eighth seeded Petra Kvitova used her precision serve to overpower Serena Williams 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 in their second round match on Tuesday night.

READ ALSOGenoa bridge collapse a disaster ‘waiting to happen’

Federer’s defeat of the 47th-ranked German in 72 minutes marked his first step towards a possible eighth title at the tournament.

“I felt good in that first match, to be honest, walking out, hardly any nerves. I think I knew what I had to do,” Federer said.

“It’s fast-court tennis. I knew my opponent was going to go for it and take big cuts at the ball. So there is only so much you can really do.

“It’s nice to have played a match so that my last match was not the Anderson match… you’ve kind of turned the page. It’s a good thing.

“The goal is now to recover from this match, take the positives with me. Of course the big goal is the US Open.”

The contest was the first for the Swiss since losing to Kevin Anderson in five sets in the Wimbledon quarter-finals on July 11.

Eighth seed Dominic Thiem was forced to withdraw without hitting a ball. He was from a virus.

The Austrian played just one losing match last week in Toronto on the hardcourts since making a late switch from post-Wimbledon clay.

Nick Kyrgios served 39 aces, including one to save match point, to power into the second round with a dramatic 6-7 (2/7), 7-5, 7-6 (11/9) win over Denis Kudla.

Last year’s losing finalist finally saw off the American on his sixth match point.

The Australian will next face Croatian Borna Coric, who beat Daniil Medvedev 6-2, 6-3.

Weekend Toronto finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas tired late in a 7-5, 6-3 loss to Belgian 11th seed David Goffin.

South Korea’s Chung Hyeon rallied past a struggling Jack Sock for a 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory.

Chung handed the slumping American an eighth straight defeat, with Sock’s last win coming in the opening round at Rome three months ago.

Unseeded Milos Raonic advanced past Serb Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-3 at the combined ATP and WTA event, the last major tune-up prior to the US Open on August 27.

In the women’s draw, the second set of the Kvitova-Williams contest was significant for Williams because it was her first set win this season against a top 10 opponent.

– Out of gas –
The 23-time Grand Slam champion won her first round match over Daria Gavrilova in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2, on Monday, but appeared to run out of gas in the third set against Kvitova.

Just two weeks ago, Williams suffered the worst defeat of her career in San Jose when she was crushed 6-1, 6-0 in 51 minutes by world No. 39 Johanna Konta.

“I’m still at the very beginning. You know, this is a long comeback. I just began. Definitely at the very, very beginning,” Williams said. “I’m getting there, and I’m going to just continue to work hard, and hopefully I’ll start winning more matches.”

Czech ninth seed Karolina Pliskova made a personal breakthrough as she beat Agnieszka Radwanska for the first time after seven previous straight-sets losses to the Pole, winning 6-3, 6-3.

“It was a tough round for me because I’ve never beaten her, never even taken a set,” said Pliskova. “I was so happy when I won the first set because I thought, ‘Finally, one set for me.'”

Australian 16th seed Ashleigh Barty defeated Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova 6-3, 7-5, while 14th-ranked Elise Mertens topped Magdalena Rybarikova 6-4, 6-2.

(AFP)



Genoa’s Morandi motorway bridge, a 200-metre (650-foot) portion of which collapsed on Tuesday killing dozens of people, has been riddled with structural problems since its construction in the 1960s, which has led to expensive maintenance and severe criticism from engineering experts.

– Celebrated designer –
The Morandi bridge was built between 1963 and 1967. It has a maximum span of 219 metres, a total length of 1.18 kilometres, concrete piers (vertical structures that support the arches of a bridge) that reach 90 metres in height.

The technology of pre-stressed reinforced concrete used in the construction was the hallmark of its designer, the celebrated Italian engineer Riccardo Morandi, who died in 1989.

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Dubbed patent “Morandi M5”, he had used the technology for other works, including a wing of the Verona Arena in 1953.

This technique also characterises another, even longer and just as problematic Morandi bridge: the 8.7-kilometre long General Rafael Urdaneta Bridge that spans the bay of Maracaibo, Venezuela, and was completed in 1962.

– ‘Waiting to happen’ –
On Tuesday specialist engineering website “Ingegneri.info” published a piece that highlighted how the bridge had always presented “structural doubts”, calling it “a tragedy waiting to happen”.

Lending support to the website was Antonio Brencich, a professor of reinforced concrete construction at the University of Genoa, highlighting the constant maintenance the bridge needed.

“It was affected by extremely serious corrosion problems linked to the technology that was used (in construction). Morandi wanted to use a technology that he had patented that was no longer used afterwards and that showed itself to be a failure,” said Brencich to Radio Capitale,

Brencich has long been a critic of the bridge. In 2016 he spoke with “Ingegneri.info” about construction going over budget and poor calculations over concrete viscosity that led to an uneven road surface which wasn’t fully corrected until the 1980s.

At the time of the accident, maintenance work was in progress.

– Tender for work –
Economic news agency Radiocor reports that Italy’s motorway agency had recently launched a 20-million-euro tender for work on the viaduct.

The tender provided for a strengthening of the bridge’s pier cables, including those of pier nine, the one that collapsed on Tuesday.

Notwithstanding the importance of a road that sees 25 million vehicles pass along it every year, the demolition of the bridge was being studied as far back as 2009.

– At risk –
“Ingegneri.info” says that bridges like the Morandi viaduct should have a lifespan of at least a century, but the structure has been the subject of major maintenance work in the years after its completion, in particular to repair cracks and combat degradation of the concrete.

In the early 2000s the suspension cables put in place in the 1980s and 1990s were replaced.

“Fifty years ago, we had unlimited confidence in reinforced concrete, we thought it was eternal, but now we know that it only lasted a few decades,” Diego Zoppi, former president of the Genoa branch of the order of architects, told reporters on Tuesday.

Zoppi warns that it is impossible that similar tragedies won’t happen again without serious work on infrastructure built post-World War II.

“The Italy built in the 1950s and 1960s is in urgent need of renovation. The risk of collapses is underestimated, the works built at that time are coming to an age when they are at risk.”

(AFP)



The Police in Enugu are investigating alleged murder of one Chizoba Ogbonna-Izuchukwu, 46, by his brother, Raphael Izuchukwu, 4o, in Igboeze North Local Government area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said in Enugu on Wednesday that the incident happened on August 3.

Amaraizu said that preliminary investigation showed that the suspect confessed to killing his brother and burying him in the early hours of August 3.

He said that the suspect claimed that the deceased had been sick for long and there was no money to continue bearing the cost of his brother’s treatment.

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The spokesman said the police arrested the suspect following a tip-off.

“The sleepy and calm community of Ugwuagbo-Inyi in Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State was thrown into mourning as the news of the killing and burying of a brother by another brother was released to the members of the public.

“It was gathered that one Raphael Izuchukwu from Ugwuagbo-Inyi community had, on that fateful day, killed his elder brother identified as one Chizoba Ogbonna-Izuchukwu and went ahead to bury him.

“Full-scale investigations have commenced as the suspect is now helping the police in their investigations,’’ he said.

(NAN)