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Community Watch! News Bytes Traffic Alert 8.53pm: Lagos-Ibadan On Standstill

Traffic on Lagos-Ibadan today Sunday 30th June is nothing but maddening.

Folks have spent 3hrs or more from RCCG camp & still not near Mowe! Same reported for those traveling out of Lagos.

The gridlock which we were informed started about noon was, according to the FRSC caused by worshipers going in/out of NASFAT and RCCG. Please, are the worshipers still crossing at 8.45pm?

Except for the FRSC update well over 5hrs ago, commuters are left grappling with the stress of the standstill, the psychological trauma of its effect on their resumption at work tomorrow as well as the frustration of not knowing what caused the traffic, whether relevant authorities are doing anything to help solve it or the likely moment they will be lucky to wriggle out of the express.

Knowing fully well that once you’re past the Sagamu by-pass, the hope of access to an alternative route via Sagamu-Ikorodu-Ketu is almost nil, we ask: should someone’s job not be put on the line for gross wastage of man-hours. Should that fellow be entitled to a good night sleep today when Nigerians are psychologically subjected to distress almost on a daily basis on this same Lagos-Ibadan expressway? Why should this recur with no known solution and someone expects his salary to be paid at the end of the month?

Let’s not push Nigerians too far.

This is hoping someone get off his butts and set to work tonight!

For those stuck in that traffic (your phone batteries must have almost run down), exercise patience.

For authorities concerned, find a lasting solution, and when such situation unavoidably happens, do well to constantly update citizens on developments.

Let’s stop taking Nigerians for granted!

Attn: President Goodluck Jonathan, FRSC, Minister for Works, All Religious bodies whose places of worship adorn the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway


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Half-Way Through: A Call To #SaveOJBjezreel Now

Kindly join in the drive to #SaveOJBjezreel of kidney failure. He needs N16M to undergo a surgery asap.

News Bytes can authoritatively confirm that as at yesterday, Friday 28th June, N8 million has been realised!

We are half-way through and trust we can do it! We can #SaveOJBjezreel

No amount is too small or too much.

N500 from 16,000 people will get us the remaining N8 million
N1,000 from 8,000 people will hit the mark

Let’s stop expecting the big names only to do it.
Let’s not be discouraged by false hypes from some quarters.
Let’s not be disappointed by the inaction of some.

There is power in our large number!

Remember, ants in their millions can tie up a giant!

Speak with Muyiwa Osinuga (also known as Nomoreloss) on 08023000519 or 07069472135 to verify or clear any grey areas. He is the Head of the Fundraising Committee.

Let’s not delay! Every second counts to #SaveOJBjezreel!

All donations should please go into OJB’s accounts:

Banker: UBA
Acct No: 1015075120.

2) Especially for Online transfers
Banker: Zenith
Acct No- 1004186282
Sort code- 057150628
Branch- MARINA 2

On behalf of OJB, News Bytes thank you All for heeding the call to humanity!

Help beckons…@newsbytesalert, @newsbytesnow

Flash! Lagos: Building Collapse At Mushin Killing One; Rescue Efforts Ongoing

Collapsed Building At Mushin, Lagos

Collapsed Building At 38 Amu Street, in Mushin Lagos

A 3-storey located at 38 Amu street in the Mushin area of Lagos state collapsed Tuesday at about 3 pm leaving a year-old baby dead and four others seriously injured.

Dr David Oke-Osanyintolu, the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) who confirmed the incident to News Bytes said  recovery operations are ongoing although efforts by operatives of both the LASEMA and the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA have been hampered because of limited accessibility to the affected building.

The injured has been reportedly taken to the General Hospital, Mushin.

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Flash: Finally, Brain Tumor Patient, Funke Badru For Surgery Tommorrow At UCH; Help Needed!


Funke Badru, a 21 year-old student of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta Ogun State who has brain tumor has finally been given a space at the theatre of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan to undergo an operation to remove the growth on Wednesday.

News Bytes had called for a N2 million financial help for young and hopeful Funke in January this year, to which many well-meaning Nigerians responded. The Board of Management of MAPOLY gave a sum of N250, 000; the same amount was also donated by Mrs Toyin Saraki. Many within the News Bytes fold and beyond also gave their widows mite and a sum of N1.1 million was realised.

After this, Funke was  placed on medication for a pre-surgery procedure, which lasted till March and although she was to have had the surgery shortly after, the limitations in theatre space delayed this. Thankfully, Funke Badru has finally been slated to undergo the operation tomorrow Wednesday 8th May, 2013.

News Bytes have been in constant touch with her. We are hopeful that with the  YOUR support, Funke will make it through, healthy and back to school again.

An initial deposit of N1 million has been made on Monday, but an estimate of N800, 000 is still required for post-surgery expenses.

We therefore, on behalf of Funke Badru solicit for:

– Your prayers for a successful procedure tomorrow and  more importantly,

– Your financial support to raise the needed N800, 000

Although already on admission at the UCH, she can receive calls today, and won’t be able to tomorrow for obvious reasons, so please feel free to call her. Alternatively, send her texts to encourage her (Funke Badru’s Mobile – 08069388103).

Kindly forward your donations to Funke Badru’s Account (ACCOUNT DETAILS: ECO BANK, BADRU FUNKE: 2372113325)

Let’s make Funke Badru OUR success story!

Thank you.

(See Prof Malomo, Consultant Neurosurgeon at UCH’s report on Funke Badru below)

Help beckons…. @NewsBytesAlert
You are ahead…@newsbytesnow


Flash: Tanker Crashes Into 3 Loaded Buses In Awka; Many Feared Dead

Tanker accident at Akwa

A fuel tanker reportedly lost control at the UNIZIK Junction of Awka, the Anambra State capital, killing an unspecified number of people.

The tanker crashed into three passenger buses, with one fully loaded. Many people are feared dead. Officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, have arrived the scene and are trying to evacuate victims to hospital.

A source at the scene said the remains of the dead have been deposited at the Anambra State University Teaching Hospital, Amaku, Awka, where all the injured victims are also receiving treatment at the same hospital.

A policeman, and an official of the FRSC who evacuated the victims to hospital said many of the injured victims were still unconcious.

Details later…

Courtesy Premium Times

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