Petrol tanker catches fire near Ogun Governor’s Office

A truck well loaded with about 50,000 litres of petroleum was gutted by fire in front of Ogun State Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. This happened on Saturday. Nurudeen Uusuf, the driver told newsmen that he, together with his two motor boys, noticed a spark from the engine, which resulted in the fire outburst. Sodiq Atanda, the leader of the Federal Fire Service at the scene, said, “If not for the proximity of our station and the timely intervention of our men, this situation would have been worse.”

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Breaking: Obiano declares 24-hour curfew as violence spreads in Anambra

Willie Obiano, Anambra State Governor, on Thursday, declared a 24-hour curfew state-wide as violence spread in various parts of the state. Hoodlums had burnt the Nnewi Central Police Station and killed two persons around 11pm today. Obiano said in a state address today, “I am compelled to address you today by the growing tension across the country ignited by recent efforts by Nigerian youths to ask for a better Nigeria. “While our beloved state remains largely safe and isolated from the boiling sea outside, we have also recorded a few unpleasant incidents in our domain and there is justifiable anger in the land. But we cannot give it a chance to consume us all. “Consequently, we are taking precautionary steps to prevent further descent to lawlessness in Anambra State by imposing a 24-hour curfew with effect from 8pm today until we bring this rising tension under control. “Therefore, all schools and markets in Anambra State are hereby closed. All gatherings by groups and associations under any name or label from 8pm are banned. The law enforcement agencies in the state have been duly directed to enforce compliance. “However, all law enforcement officers charged with ensuring compliance to the restriction on movement must resist the temptation of applying excessive force while attempting to bring the situation under control.”

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Greensprings Tasks Parents On Frequent Children Engagement On Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day 2020 was celebrated on Saturday, October 10, and to mark the day, Greensprings School’s Head of Counselling Services, Ms Chinelo Nkennor, has appealed to parents to watch out for red signals by creating time, engaging and listening more to their children. She said that mental health has already become a serious issue in our society before the lockdown, and staying at home for six months has made things worse. “Because of the situation we found ourselves in 2020, we have been forced to stay back at home for several months. ”While many adults understand the situation and maintain a healthy mental health condition, that can’t be said of children because of their vulnerability. ”So, to ensure children’s mental health doesn’t suffer now that schools have reopened and life is gradually getting back to normal, parents need to allow children to express themselves more. ”By engaging children in open and honest discussions, parents can quickly identify red flags that will serve as pointers to know if their children are not in the right state of mind, hence giving them the opportunity to probe further and determine the root cause of their situation,” she advised. “Parents should learn to listen to their children with empathy. When their children speak to them about the challenges they are experiencing, parents shouldn’t shut them down or judge them. ”Instead, they should put themselves in the shoes of the children and work together to resolve any issue as unresolved issues may likely affect their mental health,” she added. Nkennor also talked about the importance of parents being empathetic, she asked parents not to quick to judge or condemn their children. She said that children should be allowed to take on more responsibilities as long as it’s age-appropriate. She said that children should be assigned tasks and house chores while ensuring all safety measures are in place. She revealed that doing these would help them build soft skills, which would help them to[…]

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