Thursday, 30th November 2023

Balogun fire outbreak

29 Mar
It was a pitiable sight, yesterday, as an early morning fire gutted the topmost section of a five-storey building in the popular Balogun Market, Lagos Island, destroying over 580 shops.


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HONG KONG SAR, 30 November 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Hantec, a leading global financial services provider, is proud to announce its recent acquisition of a new license from the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in Seychelles. This strategic move marks a significant milestone in Hantec’s mission to broaden its global reach and further solidify its position…
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Israel and Hamas extended their truce by another day on Thursday as Washington's top diplomat arrived to urge a more lasting break in the devastating conflict. The warring parties have agreed a pause in fighting to allow time for the militant group to release Israeli hostages in exchange for Palestinian prisoners. But international pressure is…
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The Hon. Minister of Works, Engr Dave Umahi, has disclosed that his ministry has received express approval from the presidency to commence federal roads construction/rehabilitation in Kogi State. He also outlined the modalities being explored to expedite the works without delay. Umahi spoke during a visit to him by the Kogi State Governor, His Excellency…
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China on Thursday hailed the late Henry Kissinger as an "old friend", paying tribute to a diplomat central to establishing ties between Beijing and Washington. Kissinger, a former US secretary of state whose unapologetic promotion of raw American power helped shape the post-World War II world, died Wednesday, his consulting firm said. The diplomat, who…
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The Delta State Police Command confirmed on Thursday the arrest of eight suspected kidnappers after its operatives foiled a planned kidnapping by the gang.
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The Lagos State Government took enforcement action on Thursday against street hawkers and handcart pushers in different areas of the state.
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China is not likely to consider a major invasion of Taiwan for now due to domestic challenges, the island's president Tsai Ing-wen said Wednesday, although Beijing is trying to sway its upcoming election. "I think the Chinese leadership at this juncture is overwhelmed by its internal challenges," Tsai told the 2023 DealBook Summit in New…
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The world's largest regional security body convened in North Macedonia on Thursday amid controversy, with Ukraine Poland and the Baltic states boycotting the summit in protest at the presence of Russia. Created in 1975 as a forum for dialogue between the Eastern and Western blocs, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) --…
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Gunmen killed three people and wounded several more in Jerusalem on Thursday, Israeli police said, in an attack shortly after an truce in the Israel-Hamas war was extended. Police said the two assailants from annexed east Jerusalem opened fire on people near a bus stop on the western side of Jerusalem, where there are no…
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The eurozone's second-largest economy France shrank slightly in the third quarter, official data showed Thursday, while the inflation weighing on consumers eased in November. Gross domestic product (GDP) retreated by 0.1 percent in July-September, statistics authority INSEE said, returning close to flatline following a strong second-quarter expansion. INSEE pointed to revitalised household consumption over the…