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Oniru Building Collapse: ‘Developer Chased Us Away’ – Lagos Official Suggests Owner Powerful

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Oniru Building Collapse: ‘Developer Chased Us Away’ – Lagos Official Suggests Owner Powerful

Oniru building collapse: ‘Developer chased us away’ – Lagos official has suggested that the owner is powerful.

News ToGo reports that The building collaspe in Oniru again brings to the fore the seeming laxity of the Lagos government in enforcing the laws governing construction.

The seven-storey structure collapsed in the early hours of Sunday on Oba Idowu Oniru Street, near Palace Road in Oniru.

Already, two bodies have been recovered by emergency responders and taken the morgue; the search for more bodies and possible survivors continues.

Speaking at the scene, Commissioner for Physical Planning, Idris Salako revealed how the developer chased away State officials at different times.

Salako told reporters that the site had been sealed thrice but the owner shunned warnings and resumed work.

“We have a developer that is hostile and who contravenes the law of the Lagos State Urban and Regional Planning, 2019, as amended”, he said.

The commissioner confirmed he did not get the necessary planning permit and the prerequisite authorization before the start of construction.

“Several times, the officers of the Lagos State Building Control Agency visited this site and the attitude of the contractor has been that of hostility,” he said.

Salako added that the owner has been using his personal security to stop them from performing their job.

“The developer has been dropping names any time our officers visit the place; we have sealed the site three times and he kept breaking the seal,” he added.

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JUST IN: TB Joshua’s Emmanuel TV Channel Removed

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JUST IN: TB Joshua's Emmanuel TV Channel Removed

YouTube has removed the primary channel associated with the late founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet TB Joshua—Emmanuel TV.

News ToGo reports that the channel, which broadcasts the religious activities of the church, was taken down following allegations against the late preacher. This action comes after the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) aired controversial documentary reports about allegations of torture and rape linked to TB Joshua.

The termination of Emmanuel TV’s channel on YouTube is a response to the platform’s policies against hate speech, cyberbullying, and harassment, particularly targeting survivors of sexual violence. The move follows openDemocracy’s report on more than 50 abusive videos amplifying attacks against Joshua’s accusers.

The documentary by BBC World Service, in collaboration with openDemocracy, featured whistleblowers who made on-the-record allegations of sexual and psychological torture, financial fraud, and criminal negligence by Joshua. In a disturbing backlash, YouTube accounts promoting SCOAN shared archival video footage depicting experiences of these abuse survivors, leading to the termination of Emmanuel TV’s channel.

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Wife Runs For Her Life After Discovering Her Husband Plans To Use Her For Ritual (VIDEO)

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Wife Runs For Her Life After Discovering Her Husband Plans To Use Her For Ritual (VIDEO)

A Nigerian woman has detailed the reasons behind her decision to end her marriage shortly before their third wedding anniversary.

News ToGo gathered that in a TikTok video, she revealed that she severed ties with her husband to save her life after uncovering his involvement in alleged ritualistic activities. She also disclosed that her husband was intending to use her for money rituals.

The woman, who smashed a mug she had crafted for their anniversary in the video, claimed that their daughter was substituted in her stead for the purported money ritual.

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Moment Lagos Govt Officials Stormed Market, Ignored Pleading Women and Seized Their Goods (Video)

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Moment Lagos Govt Officials Stormed Market, Ignored Pleading Women and Seized Their Goods (Video)

On Friday, January 5, the Lagos state government carried out the confiscation of goods displayed by traders along the highway.

News ToGo reports that a video circulated online captured the traders pleading for leniency as their merchandise was being seized.

Sharing the video on social media, the state Commissioner of Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, emphasized the need for enforcement without sentiment. He highlighted previous warnings to traders against displaying or selling items on walkways, setbacks, or main roads, as such practices deface the city and pose safety concerns for the public.

Wahab stated, ”We cannot be emotional about enforcement. We have severally warned that traders should desist from displaying or selling things on the walkway, setbacks, or main road. It defaces the city and majorly for people’s safety.

Early Friday, Special operatives of KAI/LAGESC again dislodged street traders operating on Agege Motor road, Old Secretariat GRA Ikeja, Awolowo way, Alausa Secretariat, Agidingbi Jakande road inward LTV 8, Ojodu Berger, Fagba road.”

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