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On Tuesday, a section of Kara market located off the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Ogun State was gutted by fire.

It was gathered that some traders ran helter-skelter, while others resorted to packing their goods to prevent them from being consumed by the raging fire, which started around 10am.

It was learnt that about 40 shops, some storage facilities and rooms were consumed by the inferno.

As of the time of filing this report, the value of the burnt properties and goods had yet to be determined.

A lottery agent, Tunde Tiamiyu, said he was attending to customers when the fire started, adding that nobody could ascertain the cause.

He stated, “Nobody can say what caused the fire; we just saw people rushing to carry their belongings. The fire started around 10am and customers were busy placing bets in my shop when it started and we couldn’t finish staking the bets as everybody rushed out for safety.

“We were able to carry some of our terminals out, which are very important to my business.”

A shop owner, Yahaya Usman, while lamenting the loss of his goods, said this was the third time the market would be burnt in 2019.

Usman said, “The fire started from a woman’s shop and it spread everywhere and burnt our shops. I have lost a lot of my goods and cannot determine the value.

“This is the third time that fire will burn this market. People don’t listen when those in charge of the market speak. Traders have been banned from cooking inside their shops but they don’t listen”

Another trader, Abiola Ajayi, said the fire was caused by traders in the market, who were fond of positioning gas cylinders and generators close to each other.

The Secretary of the market, Babalola Adewale, said, “We will not allow anybody to build anything there until the management visits the scene to determine what should be done. We tell the traders to use blocks to rebuild their structures instead of planks, but they don’t listen.”

The Director, Ogun State Fire Service, Fatai Adefala, said, “There was no casualty because we were there to put the fire under control. We also called for assistance from the Lagos State Fire Service. The people at the Kara Market wanted to attack us, but the security men prevented them from doing so and we did our job perfectly.

“The reason for the attempted attack was that when fire occurred, they expected the fire service to be on the ground immediately. Properties and a vehicle were destroyed.”


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A strange Inauguration eve: why this night’s so different-AGU writes.

Earlier in the day, I saw the incoming President, Joe Biden, wept openly. I equally saw a woman, a staunch member of Qanon, who said President Biden would be arrested and won’t be sworn in as the President.

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Many of us quarreled, fought, and became enemies and passionately supported our candidates. In the next 12 hours or less, a new President will be sworn in. Let's bury the hatchets and be friends again. In politics, they say, there's no permanent friendship but permanent interest.

Washington DC is like a City under a military siege, right at this hour. I was an eye witness on the eve of then-President-elect Obama’s swearing-in ceremony. I got selected to headline the African Inaugural Ball; the day was the 19th of January 2009. I performed to honor the incoming President around 1.a.m Eastern time.

After my performance, the entire crew rode freely amid thousands of folks to Capital Hill, where the swearing-in ceremony would occur. We also visited Baily’s house, where the Obamas stayed on the eve of his swearing-in ceremony. Our next port of call was the White house. I can never forget when a White Secret Service agent told me bluntly not to pass through his ‘yard.’ That night, around 3.a.m, President Bush and his family had their last night in the White House.
Thousands of people camped out at the national mall and folks who kept coming from different directions.

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It was around 4.a.m that I drove back to New York City, leaving my crew behind in Washington D.C. I don’t have a word to describe what I saw as I saw thousands of people smiling, singing, and dancing in the streets. People partied across the United States all night long. Candidate Obama had mesmerized and dazzled a distressed nation with messages of hope. You can see that millions of people hoped that Obama would succeed after the economy took a turn for the worse.

Millions of people had lost their jobs. Companies went out of business.
A vast majority of Americans saw the President-Elect, Barrack Obama, who campaigned with a catchy phrase that says ‘Hope you can believe in,’ put their hopes on him. The man went to work as soon as he got sworn in; there was no drama, no scandal. Obama and Biden worked for the American people, who gave them a mandate. Obama, just like every other mortal out there, is not a perfect man; some of his policies, as controversial as they were, he dug the nation out of a hole. His detractors agreed.
Tonight as the United States people mourn the deaths of over four hundred thousand lives lost due to the coronavirus, Washington D.C is a no-go area. With over twenty thousand members of the national guard in military Kakis, their hands on the long guns, this night is the complete opposite of 2009 or even 2017 when the current President took over. The national guards are dealing with the harsh cold weather too. I don’t know how they do it, but this is hard. Imagine staying outside under this cold condition? Horrible. You can see hundreds of them sleeping on the bare floor. How do they even eat or shower under this condition? I salute these men and women who put their lives in harm’s way for us.

The national Guards, all over the City

I remain grateful that I witnessed history in 2009, by every standard, Kamala Harris’s rise from slum to become the Vice president lect is historic. She was born and raised like an ordinary child out there. She rose from nothing to become somebody. Kamala also went to a regular school like every other poor kid in our neighborhood. The man who selected her ( President- Elect Joe Biden) is also an ordinary American whose parents lived from paycheck to paycheck. Many of us quarreled, fought, and became enemies and passionately supported our candidates. In the next 12 hours or less, a new President will be sworn in. Let’s bury the hatchets and be friends again. In politics, they say, there’s no permanent friendship but permanent interest.

It is an unusual night, surreal, frightful, and unprecedented in so many ways. Historians will never refer to this transition as a peaceful transfer of power. It reminds me of a military take over in Banana Republics. This night in Washington, D.C, looks nothing like an inauguration eve; it is a sad night. Earlier in the day, I saw the incoming President, Joe Biden, wept openly. I equally saw a woman, a staunch member of Qanon, who said President Biden would be arrested and won’t be sworn in as the President. Guys, these are challenging times; please pray for the United States, the land of the impossibilities.

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AGU’s a New York-based Musicologist, Singer, songwriter, producer, web developer, and businessman.

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Trump’s final act in office is the pardoning of so many people including rappers. The plan to pardon Young Money boss, Lil Wayne has been put in motion.

Yesterday, the 18th of January, Trump’s administration put in place, article No. 45, as stated by media giant Bloomberg. The news was leaked by an anonymous source in Trump’s cabinet.

Lil Wayne amongst many other rappers, regardless of race, endorsed Trump during his failed 2020 elections, which was well reciprocated by the outgoing President.

The charge emanated from a December of 2019 incident in which Wayne was stopped at the Miami Airport by police who discovered a gold-plated Remington 1911, .45-caliber handgun loaded with six rounds of ammunition, personal use amounts of cocaine, ecstasy, and oxycodone in the rapper’s bag. He was charged with possession of a firearm in November of 2020.

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The infamous Bow Wow has been under fire from social media users for performing at a packed crowd show in a Houston club on Friday.

Twitter users called the superstar all sorts of names for encouraging the spread of the virus which has killed over 200,000 people so far.

The Houston club promoter Larry Morrow organized events with multiple club events slated at venues throughout the city which saw Bow Wow perform in one.

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Yeezy, the clothing brand owned by the famous rapper and producer Kanye West has sued its former intern Ryan Inwards for $500,000.

The Yeezy brand claimed the former intern shared confidential information about the company on social media, after signing a nondisclosure agreement before his internship.

The lawsuit which was filed on Friday in a Los Angeles County Superior Court claimed that Inwards posted confidential information about the company on Instagram multiple times while he was being warned to desist from the act.

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