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Another Gas Tanker Accident Rocks Nigeria’s Lagos

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A gas tanker exploded in Fadeyi area of Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre, Lagos State, killing one.

The Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA) said one 28-year-old man, Sanusi Moruff, lost his life in the accident.

The agency, in a series of tweets on Monday, said the corpse of the deceased had been handed over to members of his family.

LASEMA said, “Upon the arrival of the Cobra Squad at the scene of the accident that involved an empty tanker, Quantum Oil with registration number KTU-344XY and a loaded gas tanker with registration number JJJ-258XW, it was discovered that an adult male was trapped today, Sunday, 26th October, 2020, at Fadeyi Bus-stop.

“Unfortunately, the trapped victim, Sanusi Moruff aged 28yrs lost his life. With the combined efforts of the Eagle Squad, LASAMBUS, LNSC, NSCDC and Lagos State Fire Service, he was extricated and bagged before handing over to his family members who were at the scene of the incident.

“However, the Agency’s heavy duty equipment Super Metro recovered the empty tanker while the loaded gas tanker was recovered off the road with the aid of the Agency’s heavy duty equipment, Crane and placed on a layby while the entire scene was blanketed by the men of Lagos State Fire Service.

“Thereafter, the road was restored for vehicular activities.”

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Breaking News: Tanker catches fire at Magboro, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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Money Transfer; CBN Changes Rule on Remittance

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The Central Bank of Nigeria has changed its remittance rule. And now, Nigerians can receive money in the currency it was sent in. Janet Ogunkoya, a financial analyst joined us on News central Now to explain the benefit of the new development.

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Champions League: 6 African Youngsters Feature As RB Salzburg Defeat Lokomotiv Moscow

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It was a celebration of African football talents as Red Bull Salzburg took Russian Premier League club Lokomotiv Moscow to the cleaners on Tuesday.

The Austrian giants ran out 3-1 winners away from home against a hapless Lokomotiv Moscow side with one of the six Africans involved, Nigerian-German teenager, Karim Adeyemi getting on the scoresheet.

Salzburg in the game, featured Zambian 22-year old winger Enoch Mwepu, 20-year old Malian midfielder, Mohammed Kamara and his 21-year old compatriot, Sekou Koita.

Others were 22-year old Cameroonian Jerome Onguene, Patson Daka, a 22-year old Zambian international and 18-year old goalscorer Adeyemi.

Salzburg went into the game sure of their non-progression from the group stage after Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid sealed their places in the knockout stage.

The Austrian giants however needed the win to boost their chances of finishing in third place and earning a berth in the knockout phase of the Europa League.

Another that didn’t get to feature in the game was 22-year old Ghanaian midfielder, Majid Ashimeru.

Red Bull Salzburg are Austria’s biggest team and one with a rich talent pool. It has helped the rise of African talents in the past with some of them being Liverpool duo of Sadio Mane and Naby Keita, RB Leipzig’s Amadou Haidara, Moussa Diakité and a host of others.

The team has a solid recruitment system in Mali and Senegal and has recently snapped up Zambians. Salzburg also has 18-year old Nigerian youngster, Tijani Kazeem who has been loaned out to Hartsberg, a club in the Austrian top flight.

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