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Ikeja Electric Restates Commitment to Quality Primary Education

…Distributes free educational materials to mark Children’s Day.

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Ikeja Electric Restates Commitment to Quality Primary Education

Nigeria’s leading Electricity Distribution Company, Ikeja Electric (IE), has restated its support for quality education with the donation of educational materials to Agidingbi Primary Schools, Ikeja, Lagos, as part of activities to mark this year’s Children’s Day.

The company stated that it is in line with its commitment to support efforts in promoting quality primary education and also contribute to the growth of educational sector in Nigeria, through its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.

Speaking during presentation of the items which included books, writing materials and school bags, the company’s Chief Finance Officer, Olubunmi Olukoju, explained that IE came to identify with Agidingbi Primary School, as a way of giving back to the society, in appreciation of their contribution to the progress the company.

“We understand that quality primary education is the bedrock for building leaders of tomorrow, so it becomes pertinent that we lend our support to growth and quality educational development of these children. As a socially responsible corporate organization, we will continue to engender opportunities and support platform that will prepare children to excel in their academic pursuits,” she said.

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In her response, the elated Head Teacher of Agidingbi Primary School, Ehirim Edith, commended Ikeja Electric for distributing the educational items to their pupils, as this will encourage them in their studies. “We are extremely delighted and grateful to Ikeja Electric for coming to celebrate this year’s Children’s Day with our school.” She said.

During the interactive session in the school, the pupils were educated on how to use electricity safely to avoid electrical hazards. Olukoju urged the pupils to abide by all the safety tips at all times while enjoying electricity at home, school and anywhere they find themselves.

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She discouraged any form of activity near power lines and also advised parents not to carry out any trading activities near electrical installations, especially near transformers and under high tension power lines, to avoid electrocution. She assured the children and parents of excellent service delivery across the network coverage areas of Ikeja Electric.

The pupils, after receiving the educational materials, thanked the DisCO, saying “God bless Ikeja Electric”.

The event was also attended by Afolabi Adeola, Education Officer, Ikeja Local Government  Education Authority, Oluyemi Ayanga, Business Manager, Ikeja Business Unit, Adebimpe Akintola, Brand, Events and PCSR Coordinator, Ayeni Akinola, Community and Media Relations Manager, all from Ikeja Electric and some Ikeja Electric’s employee volunteers.

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Tragedy Struck As Students Drown At Lagos Beach

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Tragedy Struck As Students Drown At Lagos Beach

Tragedy struck on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at the Elegushi Beach, in the Lekki area of Lagos State, after four teenagers drowned while swimming in the water.

It was gathered that 10 secondary school leavers, aged between 14 and 15, went swimming at the beach to celebrate the completion of their West African Senior School Examination (WASSCE).

They were said to be pupils of the Kuramo Senior College, Lekki.

The spokesperson for the Elegushi Beach Management, Chief Ayuba Elegushi, in a statement on Tuesday, said the pupils were not properly registered.

He noted that the incident happened at an unmanned section of the beach not open to the public.

He said, “We initially sent them away from the area of the beach they wanted to swim in. Then, they went to another place that was not for the public at all. It was the child of our kinsman, Abass, who took them from school to the beach and those kids followed him.

“They did not pay any gate fee to access the beach. Abass used the leverage that he was one of us to take them through another place.”

The victims were said to have raised the alarm as the water swept them away.

Elegushi said some lifeguards plunged into the water and brought out six of the pupils.

“Out of the six that were rescued, some escaped by the time we got there. We were able to arrest two of them and we took them to the Jakande Police Station.

As of now, there are still four missing as our seamen have not been able to bring them out of the water. We have informed their parents and they have come to the police station.

Abass is one of the missing kids. There is another boy we have not identified and two other girls,” he added.

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Panic In Abuja As Okada Riders Protest Ban

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Panic In Abuja As Okada Riders Protest Ban

There is panic among Abuja residents on Monday, August 8, 2022, as okada riders protested in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) protested against the impoundment of their motorcycles.

The task force of the FCT Administration had stormed the Goza area along the Airport road in Abuja to clamp down on the operators.

Displeased with the seizure and impoundment of their motorcycles, the operators blocked the road in protest and caused heavy traffic for motorists plying the road.

FCT taskforce went there to seize the motorcycles of those operating at the expressway. They have been warned to stop using the highway. But they still do, which was why the task force came. But they angrily blocked the road afterward,” a commercial bus driver stated.

Confirming the incident, the FCT Police Spokesperson, Josephine Adeh said policemen have been deployed to the area to restore normalcy.

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Warri Old NPA Engulf In Flames, As Residents Scatter

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Warri Old NPA Engulf In Flames, As Residents Scatter

Residents have scampered for safety, as popular Warri old Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), Delta State engulf in flames.

Report reaching NEWSRAND is that the particular side that is on fire is the Miller Waterside axis of NPA in Warri South LGA. 

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Meanwhile, residents of the area have called on the Delta State Government to intervene, as they use local means to battle the fire in order to give it under control. 

Our source continued that many houses and properties have already been destroyed by the fire. 

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