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Lagos To Close Abule Nla , Brewery Level Crossings For Construction

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Lagos School Feeding Project To Cost N11b

To ensure the construction of track laying of the Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge, the Lagos State Government will close down Abule Nla and Brewery Level Crossings.

The closure will be from 9:30 p.m. on, Friday 12th March, to 6:00 a.m. Saturday 13th March, 2021.

A statement from the Ministry of Transportation disclosed that the contractor China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) Nigeria Limited, would commence the track stress dispersion on the level crossings, hence the need for the closure.

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As a result of the ongoing construction on the aforementioned routes, the Costain Bridge will be opened to all motorists to serve as an alternative route to aid the movement of people around the corridor.

Road users are advised to comply with the State’s Traffic Management Personnel directions and road signals to minimise inconveniences that may be experienced while the construction work lasts.

The state government appealed to residents, especially motorists that ply these corridors to bear the pains, as the project is aimed at achieving a seamless Multi Modal Transport System that will meet the transportation needs of a larger population.

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Police Teargas EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Tollgate

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Police Teargas EndSARS protesters At Lekki Tollgate

Some EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate, Lagos State, were teargassed by the police on Wednesday.

The protesters, who gathered for the EndSARS memorial protest at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos State, were dispersed by men of the police force.

The demonstrators had gathered to call for justice for protesters who were allegedly shot dead on October 20, 2020

The EndSARS protests which were held in October 2020 were against the activities of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit of the Nigeria Police Force accused of brutality.

READ ALSO: Pro-Buhari Protesters Say Nobody Died At Lekki Tollgate

However, on Wednesday the peaceful protest was disrupted by police officers who fired teargas at the youths.
The protesters scampered for safety as they chanted “EndSARS”.

 

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Pro-Buhari Protesters Say Nobody Died At Lekki Tollgate

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Pro-Buhari Protesters Say Nobody Died At Lekki Tollgate

Protesters loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday converged on the Unity Fountain in Abuja, saying “nobody died at Lekki tollgate” in Lagos.

The protesters who were conveyed to the venue on a bus, held up placards stating,”#EndSarsProtest; Lekki shooting was a hoax”, and ”Nobody died at Lekki tollgate”.

On October 20, 2020, soldiers reportedly opened fire on protesters campaigning against police brutality at Lekki tollgate.

READ ALSO: No Massacre Of Lekki Protesters In 2020 – Mohammed

While some reports, including civil society groups say some protesters were killed in the attack, the federal government has disputed this account.

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, on Wednesday described the Lekki incident as a ”phantom massacre”.

Nigerians poured into the streets in Lagos, Abuja and other places on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the #EndSARS protest.

 

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No Massacre Of Lekki Protesters In 2020 – Mohammed

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No Massacre Of Lekki Protesters In 20220 - Mohammed

A year after the EndSARS protest, Information Minister Lai Mohammed has insisted that there was no massacre of Nigerians at Lekki where the event held last year.

READ ALSO: Police Arrest Two At Lekki Tollgate As EndSARS Procession Holds

During a news conference in Abuja, Mohammed said that most of the claims of killings were false and misleading as most of those who made the claims of losing people were yet to show up and give evidence a year after such allegations.

 

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