On Tuesday, a section of Kara market located off the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Ogun State was gutted by fire.
It was gathered that some traders ran helter-skelter, while others resorted to packing their goods to prevent them from being consumed by the raging fire, which started around 10am.
It was learnt that about 40 shops, some storage facilities and rooms were consumed by the inferno.
As of the time of filing this report, the value of the burnt properties and goods had yet to be determined.
A lottery agent, Tunde Tiamiyu, said he was attending to customers when the fire started, adding that nobody could ascertain the cause.
He stated, “Nobody can say what caused the fire; we just saw people rushing to carry their belongings. The fire started around 10am and customers were busy placing bets in my shop when it started and we couldn’t finish staking the bets as everybody rushed out for safety.
“We were able to carry some of our terminals out, which are very important to my business.”
A shop owner, Yahaya Usman, while lamenting the loss of his goods, said this was the third time the market would be burnt in 2019.
Usman said, “The fire started from a woman’s shop and it spread everywhere and burnt our shops. I have lost a lot of my goods and cannot determine the value.
“This is the third time that fire will burn this market. People don’t listen when those in charge of the market speak. Traders have been banned from cooking inside their shops but they don’t listen”
Another trader, Abiola Ajayi, said the fire was caused by traders in the market, who were fond of positioning gas cylinders and generators close to each other.
The Secretary of the market, Babalola Adewale, said, “We will not allow anybody to build anything there until the management visits the scene to determine what should be done. We tell the traders to use blocks to rebuild their structures instead of planks, but they don’t listen.”
The Director, Ogun State Fire Service, Fatai Adefala, said, “There was no casualty because we were there to put the fire under control. We also called for assistance from the Lagos State Fire Service. The people at the Kara Market wanted to attack us, but the security men prevented them from doing so and we did our job perfectly.
“The reason for the attempted attack was that when fire occurred, they expected the fire service to be on the ground immediately. Properties and a vehicle were destroyed.”
OBAMA, fully vaccinated and boosted TESTS POSITIVE TO Covid-19
I just tested positive for COVID. I’ve had a scratchy throat for a couple days, but am feeling fine otherwise. Michelle and I are grateful to be vaccinated and boosted, and she has tested negative.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 13, 2022
It’s a reminder to get vaccinated if you haven’t already, even as cases go down.
The former President of the United States, Barack Obama said on Sunday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is “feeling fine” other than a scratchy throat.
Both the 60-year-old Obama and his wife Michelle Obama are fully vaccinated and boosted, the former president said. Michelle Obama has tested negative.
Obama said his diagnosis is “a reminder to get vaccinated if you haven’t already, even as cases go down.”
UFC: Nigerian Born Isreal Adesanya defeats Robert Whittaker!
Houston-Texas. Israel Mobolaji Temitayo Odunayo Oluwafemi Owolabi Adesanya; born in Lagos, Nigeria, defeated Robert Whittaker at the UFC 271 in Houston, Texas. Sports pundits now believe his reign of dominance has just began. He is unstoppable. The 32-year-old Adesanya, alias ‘The Last Stylebender’ is a mixed martial artist, kickboxer, and former boxer with multiple championships in all three disciplines.
It was a unanimous decision in the main event of UFC 271 to defend his middleweight title and push his record over his rival to a perfect 2-0. The two fought for 25 minutes and a unanimous decision was awarded to Adesanya, as he scored 48–47, 48–47, and 49–46 on the three judges’ scorecards.
During the post-match press briefing, Robert Whittaker, who lost for the second time to Isreal said –“I thought I did enough, I thought I did enough,” Whittaker told MMA Junkie at the post-fight press conference. “Breaking it down, I think I lost the first round. I put myself together and I beat him to every punch. I got takedowns. I thought I did enough.
“But it is what it is. That’s how work goes in the office. I’m going to go back evolve some more, get better, and fine tune the things that I’ve been working on, and come back a better man. Honestly, though, Izzy was my biggest obstacle, my biggest hurdle. He beat me in a good fashion the first time. I’ve been working and angling myself to evolve and to get better and I’ve done that. You can see it in this fight how far I’ve come. To the point that I think I beat him.
So, I’m excited. I’m excited for the future. The ceiling is nowhere in sight. There is no ceiling for me.”
Adesanya and Whittaker are the two best 185-pound fighters in the world. Although the gap between them may have narrowed slightly since UFC 243, the gulf between Whittaker and whoever qualifies as No. 3 on any given day has only widened.
A very big congratulation to a fellow Naija man.
Jeff Zucker , CNN President Resigns.
CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker, the influential news executive who reshaped the iconic network, announced Wednesday morning that he has resigned from his position effective immediately.
Zucker’s stunning announcement came less than two months after he fired prime time anchor Chris Cuomo for improperly advising his brother, then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, about how to address sexual misconduct allegations.
“As part of the investigation into Chris Cuomo’s tenure at CNN, I was asked about a consensual relationship with my closest colleague, someone I have worked with for more than 20 years,” Zucker told employees in a memo. “I acknowledged the relationship evolved in recent years. I was required to disclose it when it began but I didn’t. I was wrong. As a result, I am resigning today.”
Zucker did not name his colleague, but the relationship is with Allison Gollust, his key lieutenant for the last two decades. Gollust is remaining at CNN.
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In South-Eastern Nigeria, there has been an uptick in ritual killings lately. Many Young men are killing their loved ones to get rich quicker.
A few days ago in Owerri, the Capital City of Imo State, a mother narrowly escaped the cold hands of death, orchestrated by her son. The man hatched a plan to kill his mother for money-making ritual. The mother fought with every strength in her as she got stabbed, repeatedly by her son.
An eyewitness said the woman was invited over by her son. On getting to his apartment, the boy approached her with a knife with the intention to kill her. Luck ran against him when the mother broke loose, pushed her way through the window and fell with her son in tow. The woman’s will and strength to be alive saved her as she got stabbed repeatedly. Please watch the video……..
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