Monthly Archives: October 2019

Why Culpable Individuals over Building Collapse Should Be Prosecuted, By Fashola


Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, Thursday called for the prosecution of builders found culpable in building collapse incidents in any part of the country, describing such action as the only way to send a strong message to builders to comply with the national building standards.

Speaking in his office in Abuja while hosting members of the National Building Code Advisory Committee who paid him a courtesy visit, Fashola said where an investigation has been concluded in any event of building collapse and someone was found not to have complied to any of the building standards, such a person should be prosecuted as an example to others.

Expressing regrets that there has been little or no prosecution of any person after an investigation has been concluded over a collapsed building, the minister said: “I think that we have come to a point where after each unfortunate collapse we…

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Kidnappers Of Six Kaduna Female Students and their Teacher Demand #50million Ransom

By AbdulGafar Abelewe Kaduna.


Abductors of six female students and teachers at Engravers College, Kakau Daji in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State have demanded N50m as a ransom to free the abductees.

The gunmen had in the early hours of Thursday stormed the college and took away six female students and two other staff of the school residing to an unknown destination.

The spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, DSP Yakubu Sabo, confirmed the incident.

When our Correspondent visited the college in the remote village of Kakau Daji, off the Kaduna eastern bye-pass on Friday, one of the parents, said the kidnappers had made contact with the management of the school where they demanded the N50m ransom.

According to him: “We learned that the kidnappers had contacted the college where they first demanded N30m per head of the student.

“We were told that the school authority told the kidnappers that they could only afford to pay N100, 000 for the release of the students and their teachers.

“The kidnappers told them they are not serious to get the children back. Negotiation is still going on”.

It was gathered that the students were immediately sent on a break following the abduction of the six female students and two members of the staff of the college.

“We have sent the students on a week break pending when the situation would normalize,” a source told our correspondent.

One of the traumatized parents, Mr. Julde Juli, whose 15 –year- old daughter was among abductees, prayed that the kidnappers release their children alive.

“We just pray nothing happens to them and they come out alive. We just have to take things the way it comes because is how God ordains it to happen.

“I used to have two children here (school) but one of them has been taken to the Federal Science School, Sokoto”.

On what attracted him to take his children to the school, he said: “From my experience over the years, the school is well based on their performance and the school fee is moderate

On how he felt on hearing of the abduction of his daughter, Juli added, “As a parent, I was shocked on receiving the news of the kidnap of my daughter”.

He urged all those that indulged in kidnapping for business to repent of the sins.