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JUST IN: Uber Passenger Jumps Into Lagos Lagoon

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A yet-to-be-identified man on Saturday jumped into the Lagoon around the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State.

It was learnt that the man had boarded a car-hailing service, Uber, from Gbagada to a destination in the state.

While the driver was commuting him to his destination, the passenger told the driver to park on the Third Mainland Bridge because he had a stomach ache.

After parking, the yet-to-be-identified man disembarked from the vehicle and jumped into the ocean around 11am.

The Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, Nosa Okunbor, confirmed the incident, saying that rescue operation was ongoing.

He said, “The guy boarded Uber from Gbagada and when they got to the Third Mainland Bridge, he told the driver that he had stomach upset and that he needed to relieve himself. So when the driver parked, he got down from the vehicle, abandoned his belongings and jumped into the water.

“The incident happened around 11 am and our team has responded but I can’t confirm if he would be rescued alive or dead.”

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BREAKING: Funke Akindele, Husband Plead Guilty To Violating Social Distancing Law

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Popular Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele and her husband Abdul Rasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz has pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of violating the Lagos State Government directive on social distancing.

Akindele and her husband Abdulrasheed Bello popularly known as JJC skills were arraigned before a magistrate court in Lagos.

They were arraigned for breaching the Lagos Infection Diseases Regulations 2020 (the Regulations) which prescribes a jail term of one month or N100,000 fine or both for persons found guilty of hosting gatherings or flouting the lockdown order.

The proceedings are still ongoing at the time of this report.

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BREAKING: Buhari Approves Withdrawal Of $150m From Sovereign Wealth Fund To Tackle Coronavirus Impact On Economy

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The President, Major-General Muhamadu Buhari (retd.), has given approval for the withdrawal of $150m from the Sovereign Wealth Fund for distribution to the three tiers of government.

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, disclosed this on Monday, in Abuja during a media briefing on the fiscal policy measures to tackle the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the economy.

She said the amount would be withdrawn from the stabilization fund component of the Sovereign Wealth Fund.

The fund is currently being managed by the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority.

Zainab said the need to withdraw the amount was to cushion the negative impact of the drop in revenue on the federation account.

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Teju Ajayi Pens A Letter To His Former Boss, Demola Eleso At 55

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City Architect, Teju Ajayi aka TejuOga has penned beautiful words to his ex-boss Mr. Demola Elese as he celebrates his 55th year on earth.

Teju described Eleso as a good motivator and a helper amongst other things.

Read Full Letter Below:

My sincere gratitude for all your time and efforts teaching me (almost) everything you know. I am so grateful to have you as my boss, leader, and mentor.

Your mentorship gave me a better understanding of what it takes to achieve greatness in life, I won’t take that for granted.

You are a fantastic example of wisdom, leadership and foresight.

It’s been truly a pleasure to have worked with you and learn by your leadership skills. I owe much of my success to your example.

Thank you so much for your patience and motivation.

Thank you for being there for me when I needed help.

Thank You for the support during my marriage 10 years ago, you made it happen.

Thank You for the honeymoon in Dubai, you made it happen.

Please raise a glass to a fitting and magnificently tailored toast to the Grandmaster of Telecoms globally, DEm Eleso!

May all your dreams grow into unblemished legacies & the odds forever be in your favor. 🥂

Happy 55th Birthday Boss!

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