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Four people have been confirmed dead in yet another building collapse in Lagos.

The three-storey building located at Oye Sonuga Street, Off Oye Roundabout in Isolo Road, Mushin collapsed on Friday afternoon trapping an unidentified number of persons.

The latest update from the Lagos Territorial Coordinator of NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, confirms that two female and two male bodies have been pulled out from the rubble of the building.

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According to Farinloye, in an update around 7:45 pm, search and rescue operations have been concluded as emergency workers have reached ground zero.

He, however, said emergency workers will cart away the rubble and demolish the adjoining building which was affected on Saturday.

In an earlier update on the latest building collapse tragedy to hit Lagos, the Publicity Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said those rescued alive have been taken to the hospital for treatment.

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“After a painstaking search, one female has been rescued from the rubble. This brings the total rescued alive from the incident scene to three,” he said in an update at 7:15 pm.

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Cherry Valentine cause of death: How RuPaul’s Drag Race UK star died

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Cherry Valentine cause of death: Star of RuPaul’s Drag Race Cherry Valentine passed away suddenly at the age of 28. The sad news was made public by the beloved TV star’s family. Let’s look at his cause of death, what transpired, and how he passed away.

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Social media is overflowing with shock and disbelief at what happened to the Gypsy Queen.

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“This will come as a great shock to the majority of people, and we recognize that there is no simple way to make this announcement.

“As his family, we are still coming to terms with his passing, and it has changed everything in our lives.

“We are aware of how he is adored and how many lives he has influenced.

George, who passed away on Sunday, had an appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’s second season before beginning a career in television and starring in the BBC documentary Gypsy Queen And Proud. According to speculation, his cause of death was a suspected short illness or accident but yet no reason behind his death is revealed.

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Update: Reports from online resources claims, Cherry Valentine reported having chest pains on Friday and Saturday. And it’s possible that Cherry Valentine’s cause of death was myocarditis and blood clots.

He was quite youthful and free of any health problems. His family was not aware of any psychological or physical problems. After the autopsy results are out, let’s hope everything will be clear.

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21-year-old dies after taking mixed hard drugs at birthday party

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A 21-year-old man has been confirmed dead in Lagos State after taking two hard drugs he mixed at a birthday party.

This was disclosed by the spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, on his Twitter handle.

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Hundeyin, however, did not give the name of the deceased or the details of the birthday party.

He tweeted: “At a birthday party yesterday, a 21-year old mixed two hard drugs for maximum effect.

“He began gasping.

“He was rushed to the hospital but died.

“Investigation has commenced.

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“Thinking of doing drugs?

“Have a rethink as nothing fruitful emanates from it.”

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Delta government expresses concern as farmer loses over N70 million rice farm to flood

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The Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, in Delta State, Godfrey Enita, on Thursday expressed concern over the extent of damage wrought by flood on a rice farm in the state.

The commissioner spoke with reporters after inspecting a 100 hectare rice farm taken over by flood at the Benin-Owena River Basin Authority in Ngegwu, Ajaji–Illah, Oshimili North Local Government Area of the state.

According to Enita, the damage to the rice farm is huge.

“In fact, when the report got to me, I did not know that it was of this magnitude.

“When I first saw the video, most part of the farm was above the water but as you can see, more than 70 per cent of the entire rice farm land is under water.

“That tells you how massive the loss is. But I must commend the farmer, he is a dogged person because of his commitment.

“These are people the government should encourage, particularly for someone who had invested much and only to experience this huge loss due to flooding,” he said.

Enita said the state government would liaise with the appropriate authorities to give the farmer the necessary support to remain in business.

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He said the magnitude of damage was enough to discourage the farmer, if nothing was done to “keep him afloat”.

The commissioner said how to ensure food security would remain a national discussion.

He said the issues of flooding should occupy the centre stage, if the nation must sustain the policy on food security.

“We are aware that dams will be opened and flooding will come but why something tangible has not been done to stem it over the years is what we cannot understand.”

The commissioner said there was nothing much the state government could do to stop the flooding.

“But we will continue to support our farmers in all ways possible to give them hope and encourage them to stay in their businesses,” Enita said.

On his part, the Managing Director, Merrybell Rice Farm, Felix Okonti, who lost 50 hectares (about 250 metric tonnes of rice) farm to the flood, said that his total loss was about N72 million.

According to Okonti, the total hectare under the river basin land development is 100 hectares which was leased to the Delta State Government Ministry of Agriculture Assisted Rice production.

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“Out of this, I own 50 hectares, and because we are mindful that there will be flood, we first planed planting 44, but due to delay in inputs, we opted for flood resistant variety, called Buga rice variety from Jos which we planted in this field.

“We did not envisage that the height of flood will be this high, normally, this variety is supposed to withstand the flood but this is not the situation.

“As you can see, it has covered all the plants and going by the average of five to seven tonnes of rice per hectare, the gravity of loss is colossal.

“It takes about 120 days (three months) for this variety to mature, and these have reached 72 days when the flood came and as you can see, there is nothing to salvage from the farm.

Okonti, who encouraged himself said that despite the loss he would venture into dry season rice farming from November.

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“According to him, the farm is insured and give the current market price, the total loss is put at about N72 million.

He, however, advised the federal government, as the manager of river basins and inland waterways, to construct the needed dams along the River Niger/Benue Basin to absorb the waters that cause havoc along the states in the area.

Newsmen reported that the commissioner in company of the Permanent Secretary, Ben Agamah, and Okonti, among others, paddled on a canoe through the flooded rice farm to check the extent of damage.

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