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Flood: Fear Grips Lokoja Residents Over 24-Hour Rainfall

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Flood: Fear Grips Lokoja Residents Over 24-Hour Rainfall

Flood: Fear has gripped Lokoja residents over 24-hour rainfall amid concerns.

News ToGo learnt that Residents of Lokoja, Kogi State capital, especially those living along the bank of Rivers Niger and Benue, have expressed fear of possible flood following a 24-hour rainfall in the area.

It was gathered that Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, witnessed rainfall that commenced on Sunday morning, almost on a continuous basis, up to Monday morning, Daily Post reports.

Many houses in Lokoja witnessed gushing out of water from the ground as a result of the persistent rainfall, raising fear of blockage of channels and pulling down of walls of fences.

A correspondent, who visited one of the banks of River Niger in Gadumo layout of Ganaja, a suburb of Lokoja on Monday morning, reports that there is, however, no cause for alarm yet as the level of water remained at a tolerable level.

However, some residents of the area said that they were warned by the Government to relocate to a safe abode in case the rain continues and the volume of water rises to the level of threatening their lives.

It could be recalled that more than half of the 21 local government areas of Kogi State were submerged in 2012, following the monumental flood that destroyed property, including agricultural products and rendered thousands of people homeless.

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BREAKING: London To Lagos Solo Driver Lands In Nigeria

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BREAKING: London To Lagos Solo Drivers Lands In Nigeria

A 28-year-old travel content creator, Pelumi Nubi, who embarked on a solo road trip from London, has completed her remarkable journey by arriving in Lagos.

News ToGo reports that the representatives of the Lagos State Government, including Commissioner of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka, and the Special Adviser, Tourism, Arts, and Culture, Idris Aregbe warmly welcomed her at the Nigeria-Benin Republic border

Nubi began her adventurous journey on January 31, overcoming numerous challenges along the way.

In March, she encountered a crash, with a video showing significant damage to the front of her vehicle and a shattered windshield.

Starting her expedition from England, Nubi traversed through France, Spain, Morocco, the West Sahara Desert, Mauritania, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Ghana, Togo, Benin, before finally arriving in Lagos.

As a seasoned travel content creator who had previously visited 77 countries by the age of 27 and now surpassing 80 out of the world’s 193 countries, Nubi aimed to demonstrate that “impossible” is merely a word. She emphasized that with determination and grit, one can overcome any obstacle.

Gboyega Akosile, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the Lagos Governor, expressed the state’s excitement, tweeting: “Lagos State Government gives a hero’s welcome to @peluminubi_, a Nigeria-British citizen who did a solo drive from London to Lagos.”

“Pelumi was received at the Nigeria-Benin Republic border on behalf of Lagos State Government by the Hon Commissioner of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka and the Special Adviser, Tourism, Arts, and Culture @IdrisConnecting. Welcome home!”

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Tinubu Tells Governors To Spend The Money Amid Rising Prices

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6 Major Decisions Tinubu Made During Meeting With Governors (FULL LIST)

President Bola Tinubu emphasized the importance of prioritizing the welfare of citizens during an emergency meeting with governors today, Thursday, February 15, in Abuja.

News ToGo reports that speaking on the issue of salary arrears and gratuities for retired workers, Tinubu urged governors to clear these payments promptly, emphasizing, “spend the money, don’t spend the people.”

This directive underscores the need to prioritize the financial well-being of citizens by ensuring timely disbursement of funds owed to workers and retirees. Tinubu’s plea reflects the government’s commitment to alleviating financial burdens on the populace amidst increased monthly FAAC revenue to states.

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AFCON: Yul Edochie Breaks Silence Amid Backlash Against Him Over Fake Prophecy

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AFCON: Yul Edochie Breaks Silence Amid Backlash Against Him Over Fake Prophecy

Yul Edochie, the Nollywood actor turned pastor, has responded to the criticism surrounding his erroneous prophecy about the AFCON 2023 final.

News ToGo reports that before the match on Sunday, Yul had predicted on his Instagram page that the Nigeria Super Eagles would emerge victorious over Ivory Coast in the final. He stated, “Today’s game will not get a penalty shootout. Nigeria will comfortably defeat the Ivory Coast.”

However, the Super Eagles suffered a 2-1 defeat to Ivory Coast, leading to disappointment among Nigerians on social media who labeled Yul’s prophecy as fake.

In response to the backlash, Yul posted on his page, saying, “It is well. Thank you Super Eagles. Getting to the finals is as good as winning. We are proud of you all. Great performance in the tournament. Win or lose, good or bad, we’ve been here. I love my country Nigeria. Better days ahead. Giant of Africa.”

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