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Senator Brigidi Dies At 56, Okowa Mourns

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Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Tuesday condoled with the family of a Fourth Republic legislator, late Sen. David Cobbina Brigidi, who passed on at 56.

Okowa, also commiserated with the government and people of Bayelsa State, as well as business associates and friends of the deceased.

According to him, the late senator, who represented Bayelsa Central Senatorial District from 1999 to 2007, was a lawyer and entrepreneur who lived a life of service to the nation and humanity.

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In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, the Governor commended the late senator’s contributions to the restoration of peace in the Niger Delta region when he served as Chairman of the Presidential Peace and Conflict Resolution Committee.

The late Senator Brigidi’s Committee in 2008 called for immediate demobilisation, rehabilitation and reorientation of the Niger Delta militants which culminated into the Presidential Amnesty Programme.

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Governor Okowa extends his heartfelt condolences to Senator Brigidi’s family, friends, associates and the people of Bayelsa Central Senatorial District, who mourn the demise of the exceptional politician and businessman.

“Senator Brigidi – the philanthropist, politician, humanist, sportsman, and entrepreneur will be long remembered and honoured as a worthy patriot who stood for social justice, peace and truth,” he said.

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He therefore urged all who mourn Senator Brigidi, to always be inspired by his deep love, devotion and dedication to humanity.

He prayed the Almighty God to grant the deceased eternal rest and comfort all those he left behind.

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Group Seeks Compensation For Building Collapse Victims In Lagos, Oyo

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Group Seeks Compensation For Building Collapse Victims In Lagos, Oyo

Advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, has called for investigation into circumstances surrounding buildings collapse incidents in Lagos and Oyo states last week.

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SERAP said the two states should take immediate steps to investigate the latest incidents and bring to justice complicit developers and contractors.

SERAP’s Deputy Director, Kolawole Oludare, says the group is ready to offer free legal services to affected families.

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Building Collapse: Lagos Demolishes 13 Buildings

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Building Collapse: Lagos Demolishes 13 Buildings

Five more buildings in Lagos Island have been brought down by the Lagos state government, bringing the number of demolished buildings to thirteen.

Lagos state building control agency embarked on this demolition on Friday to prevent another disaster after Wednesday’s collapsed building incident in Ita-Faji, Lagos Island.

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Twenty persons were killed; forty-five others were injured when a four-storey building, housing a school at its top floor, collapsed. Most of the dead were children.

Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Rotimi Ogunleye described the exercise as a holistic response to the challenges posed by derelict structures and unapproved schools.

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The government has taken over the site of the collapsed Massey street building.

Government officials say the ministry had identified 149 distressed and defective buildings, of which 40 have been demolished.

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10 Killed In Attack On Kaduna Community

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10 Killed In Attack On Kaduna Community

Ten persons have been killed in a fresh attack in Nandu community in Kaduna State.

Chairman Sanga local government council, Charles Danladi, says the attack happened in Nandu village in which eleven houses were burnt.

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This is happening at a time when the state struggles to contain repeated attacks in Kajuru local government area of the state for two months now.

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Dozens of civilians have been killed there in communal violence believed to be between the Adara people and their Fulani neighbours.

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