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Fire Outbreak At Balogun Market



There was a fire outbreak at the popular Balogun Market on Lagos Island, leaving some shops in flames.

Shops in a three-storey building in the market were razed by the inferno before emergency management agencies put out the fire.

There was pandemonium when the fire broke out on Friday afternoon as traders scamper to safety.

A huge crowd of onlookers were seen on the ground floor of the building as fire fire fighters arrived on time to battle the raging inferno.

The fire was quickly curtailed as the fire fighters prevented it from spreading to other shops in the vicinity.

Director General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu told PM NEWS that on arrival at the scene it was discovered that a double shop on the second floor of a three-storey building was gutted by fire

The fire was contained and has been successfully put out by the agency’s LRT , LASG fire , CBD and Federal Fire Service.

“There were no injuries or casualties. Damping down has been concluded,
” he said.

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IGP queries police legal officer over suit challenging the legality of the state jiducial panels



The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has directed immediate investigations into a suit purportedly challenging the legality of the States’ Judicial Panel of Inquiry, investigating allegations by citizens against officers of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

The IGP, who gave the order on the heels of trending reports in the media, today 3rd December, 2020, expressed the disapproval of the Force Management Team on the matter and ordered investigations into the alleged role of the Force Legal Section including its Head.

A statement released by the spokesperson of the Force, Frank Mba, says the Force Legal Officer has been queried and may face further sanctions if found guilty of dereliction of duty.

Mba said the IGP is committed to fulfilling all his obligations with regards to the disbandment of the defunct SARS, the ongoing Judicial Panels and all other police reforms.

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China is the greatest threat to democracy and freedom since World War II’ – US Government alleges



The United States Government has alleged that the People’s Republic of China is the “greatest threat to democracy and freedom” since World War Two.

The Trump administration has taken a hard line on China, imposing tariffs on Chinese goods and accusing Beijing of intellectual property theft and hiding the true nature of the Coronavirus disease until it spread round the world.

The US has also made efforts to keep the China owned telecoms giant Huawei out of the American market.

Writing in the Wall St Journal, John Ratcliffe, the US Government’s top intelligence official said China was the biggest threat to democracy and freedom of the world and accused China of growing its power by stealing US secrets and then replacing US firms in the market.

According to him, China is preparing for confrontation with the US and intended to dominate the world “economically, militarily and technologically”,

Ratcliffe,the Director of the National Intelligence said China had replaced Russia and counter-terrorism as the main focus of US intelligence activities as the Super Power was engaged in a form of economic espionage that carries out “rob, replicate and replace”

He cited an example of a Chinese wind turbine firm that was found guilty in the US of stealing from a US competitor before going on to sell worldwide while the US firm lost shareholder value and fired staff.

He also alleged that US intellectual property worth $500bn (£370bn) was being stolen every year and that it was more common for the FBI to arrest Chinese nationals for stealing research at universities.

He also revealed China had been paying the head of Harvard University’s chemistry department $50,000 a month until his arrest earlier this year.

He said US intelligence showed that China had carried out “human testing” on troops with the aim of developing soldiers with “biologically enhanced capabilities”.

“China had engaged in a massive influence campaign targeting US members of Congress and their staff by encouraging unions at big firms to tell local politicians to take a softer line on China or face losing union members’ votes.

“Beijing was targeting members of Congress with six times the frequency of Russia and 12 times the frequency of Iran”, Mr Ratcliffe said.

“China believes that a global order without it at the top is a historical aberration,” he said.
“It aims to change that and reverse the spread of liberty around the world.

Under President Trump, both countries have imposed tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of goods then.

This year the US ordered a Chinese consulate in Houston to close over economic espionage concerns – Beijing responded by ordering the US to close its consulate in the city of Chengdu. The two countries have also expelled each others’ journalists.

Joe Biden has said his administration will cooperate more with China when he resumes office in January 2021.

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What actors did to John Dumelo shows there is no love in the industry – Christiana Awuni



What actors did to John Dumelo shows there is no love in the industry - Christiana Awuni
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Popular Kumawood actress Christiana Awuni has joined the many people who believed what some actors did to aspiring Member of Parliament John Dumelo by supporting his opponent wasn’t fair.

With just few days to the 2020 elections, the political parties are putting their last minutes tactics in place and Maa Lydia the Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon decided to call upon actors and actresses to support her campaign.

The move has been described as a bad move judging from the fact that their colleague John Dumelo is also contesting for that same seat.

Christiana Awuni during a recent interview with Nana Romeo on Accra FM has decribed the move by Prince David Osei, Kalybos, Bismark The Joke, Bibi Bright and others as uncalled for.

According to her, they(film makers) have over the years being saying their was no love amongst themselves but some people thought it was a joke but with what they(film makers) did to John Dumelo now confirms the is no love between them.

She went on to say that the actors and actresses could have choosen a different region/constituency to go and campaign and but not Ayawaso West Wuogon.

Christiana Awuni stressed that she is disappointed in all those who involved themselves in this after actors were ridiculed by Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey.

She concluded that if they(actors) have taken monies from the NPP, they should know that the money would soon get finished.

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