Outrage in Libegun over demolition of houses by Ogun govt.
Residents of Libegun Aregbe Village in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area have kicked against the demolition of their houses and shrines by the Ogun state government. The villagers said their community which had been in existence for over 450 years, was being demolished without prior notice and compensation. VDO.AI The Baale of the community, Pa John Akinsola accused the state government under the leadership of Prince Dapo Abiodun of demolishing their properties including their shrines without prior notice. Akinsola described the demolition of their houses to pave way for an Estate as an atte...
Residents of Rivers, Abia State, Abuja benefit from 3M food palliative packages
At the onset of the dreadful COVID-19 pandemic, 3M immediately reached out to United Way Greater Nigeria (UWGN) seeking ways to bring relief to the underserved in our local communities.3M is a diversified multinational corporation manufacturing a plethora of products including much-needed PPEs. 3M has offices all over the world, including Nigerian cities.United Way Greater Nigeria states that over 10,000 people have benefited from a recently completed food distribution program in Rivers, Abia, and FCT Abuja, all powered by 3M’s giving back stance. Care packages included staple food items such ...
Fugging hell: Tired of mockery, Austrian village changes name
Residents of an Austrian village will ring in the new year under a new name -- Fugging -- after ridicule of their signposts, especially on social media, became too much to bear.They finally grew weary of Fucking, its current name which some experts say dates back to the 11th century.Minutes from a municipal council meeting published Thursday showed that the village of some 100 souls 350 kilometres (215 miles) east of Vienna will be named Fugging from January 1, 2021.Increasing numbers of English-speaking tourists have made a point of stopping in to snap pictures of themselves by the signpost a...
Apapa: Residents kick as trucks ‘invade’ reserved areas
Residents of Apapa Government Reserved Area (AGRA) on Friday raised the alarm as trucks of all shapes and sizes ‘invaded’ the reserved area in search of parking space on the roads and avenues in the area.Ayo Vaughan, chairman of the Apapa Residents Association, who confirmed the incident to BusinessDay, noted that if not for the AGRA residents that help to monitor trucks movement, some of the trucks would have made their roads and avenues parking lots.“What we saw this morning was a spill-over from Tin Can Island. Tin Can roads have been totally blocked since Monday. On coming and seeing the c...
Residents of 11 buildings in Joburg inner city in Concourt bid for infringed rights
Pretoria - The Constitutional Court was this week asked to confirm an earlier order by the high court where certain sections of the South African Police Service Act were declared unconstitutional as they infringed on the privacy of citizens.Residents of 11 buildings in Joburg inner city had successfully challenged, in the high court, the lawfulness and constitutionality of more than 20 police raids on their homes.During the raids – joint operations by the police, the Joburg metro police, Home Affairs and the City of Joburg officials – residents were forced out of the buildings and onto the str...
Making their voices heard
Residents in a village in Jinhua, East China's Zhejiang Province exercise their democratic rights to elect village officials on Thursday. In China, the village committee includes at most seven members, including a chief and two deputy chiefs. A 50-percent turnout is required to validate the election results. Photo: VCGCopyright Global Times. All rights reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
National Day 2020: Record your performance of UAE National Anthem, get a chance to be featured
Dubai: Residents have been invited to record their own vocal performances of the UAE National Anthem for the 49th UAE National Day.The Organising Committee of the Official 49th National Day Celebration has launched the campaign titled ‘Eishy Bilady’ — the first two words of the UAE’s National Anthem in Arabic, which mean “long live our country”. A dedicated page on the celebration’s official website (uaenationalday.ae) has been launched, and includes instructions on how to make a recording.People can also submit their recordings via the celebration’s official social media channels (@OfficialUA...
Hired a UAE visa violator? Second chance to avoid Dh50,000 fine in Dubai
Dubai: Residents who hire an absconding worker or violator of residency rules can now get a second chance and avoid the Dh50,000 fine if they move to change the status of the worker, a senior prosecutor in Dubai has said.Advocate-General Dr Ali Humaid Bin Khatim, chief of naturalisation and residency prosecution in Dubai, said that Dubai’s Attorney General has directed the concerned departments to go easy on people who may have hired a visa violator and dismiss the case if he or she changes the status of the violator and puts him or her under his sponsorship.“We strictly implement the law for ...
Azerbaijan: Armenians turned Aghdam into ruined city
Residents of Aghdam, which was occupied by Armenia for 27 years, said Saturday it was turned into a ruined city, Anadolu reports.In Aghdam, where the Armenian army withdrew Nov. 20, there are almost no steady buildings.About 143,000 Azerbaijanis once live in the city but it now consists of poorly maintained roads and demolished buildings.The double-minarets mosque, which was built in the 19th century, is the only building in Aghdam whose main structure remains intact. But it is in a very poor and neglected condition.The destruction by Armenians in Aghdam during the occupation was described in ...
The Middle East Monitor
WATCH: Rodriguez residents continue cleanup, receive aid after Ulysses impact
Residents of Kasiglahan Village in Rodriguez, Rizal continued to clean up their homes almost a week after Typhoon Ulysses left a devastating impact in their area.A video by Radyo INQUIRER on Wednesday showed residents washing their clothes and their homes.Residents also lined up to receive a bag of rice each from the local government.Rizal was one of the areas badly hit by Typhoon Ulysses after it brought heavy rains and massive floods in Southern Luzon, Central Luzon, and Metro Manila.
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