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Nigeria: Fuel-Laden Tanker Explodes In Lagos, Several Cars Engulfed by Fire

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A fuel-laden tanker has exploded along the Otedola Bridge axis of Berger in Lagos with the blaze engulfing many other vehicles.

The tanker was heading inwards Lagos towards Alausa when the crash occurred, causing panic and fear.

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Traffic has been stopped on both side of the road and emergency officials are at the scene trying to put out the fire and attend to those affected.

There are fears that many people may have been trapped in the affected cars but the authorities have not confirmed them or given any casualty figure.

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Former communication minister arrested over corruption in Ethiopia.

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Ethiopia’s former Communication Minister, Bereket Simon, has been arrested by the federal government at his residence in the capital, Addis Ababa, multiple news sources, state and private, have reported.



Simon is also a founding member of the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front, EPRDF. Multiple local mdia channels are reporting that his arrest is in connection with corruption.

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Another arrested official is Tadesse Kassa, a former top civil servant. Simon was a member of the Amhara regional bloc in the EPRDF.

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His party, now the Amhara Democratic Party ousted him from executive committee membership.

Bereket resigned his position in government in October 2017 at the time as an advisor in charge of Policy Studies and Research to ex Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

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Nigeria: Council of State reaches final pegs new minimum wage at 27,000

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The National Council of State presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sum of N27,000 as the new minimum wage.



The national council approved the sum during an ongoing meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The meeting had in attendance former presidents like Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, among others.

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