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#EndSARS Protests: Lagos Will Need N1trillion For Reconstruction — Femi Gbajabiamila

A minimum of N1trillion is required to reconstruct Lagos State after the destruction that occurred during the #EndSARS protest and the crisis that followed, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said.



The speaker disclosed this on Sunday, October 25, during a commiseration and solidarity visit to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at Lagos House, Marina.




According to Vanguard, the minister said: “The House of Representatives will do all it can to compensate all those who suffered brutality including policemen that lost their lives in the process.




Also whatever the house can do in rebuilding Lagos and other states it will do. We are now in a state of reconstruction. What must be done will be done.


ALSO READ: I WISH I NEVER CREATED SARS IN 1984

I learnt from the governor of Lagos State that it will take N1 Trillion to rebuild what had been lost and asked him whats the budget size of the state he said about N1,Trillion. You can see we are moving backward.




Hence, we …

FEARS OF AL-QUEDA ATTACKS GRIPS AMERICA


Officials have warned authorities in New York City, Texas and Virginia about a threat of attacks by al Qaeda militant around Election Day.


The threats have prompted local law enforcement to be on alert the weekend before Tuesday’s vote, officials confirmed on Friday.
A U.S. government source in Washington said some federal agencies sent bulletins to local and state officials flagging the information but that the threat was relatively low-level.
A U.S. official familiar with the threat information said......
that it was ‘uncorroborated’, but that federal agencies believed that they needed nonetheless to remain vigilant.


The New York City Police Department and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey were alerted to the information, the local agencies said.
The Port Authority, which operates airports, tunnels and bridges around New York City, is continuing high levels of patrol it has had in place, said spokesman Steve Coleman.

He declined to offer details on the warning, but the police department said the threat report was still being assessed.
‘We are aware of the information’, the department said in a statement, adding that it was working with intelligence agencies and the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Although some of the attention of U.S. authorities has shifted to Islamic State-inspired attacks, the al Qaeda network has shown resilience more than 15 years after it was responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and the Pentagon.

Last month, the United States carried out strikes in Afghanistan targeting two of al Qaeda’s senior leaders in the country, and al Qaeda’s Yemen branch has posed a risk to merchant ships in waterways nearby.
‘We still view al-Qa’ida and the various al-Qa’ida affiliates and nodes as a principal counterterrorism priority’, Nicholas Rasmussen, director of the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center, told the Senate’s homeland security committee in September, using an alternative spelling for the group.

The task force issued a notice identifying the three states as possible targets of an al Qaeda plot, a New York law enforcement official said on condition of anonymity.
The official said the type of threat was common but authorities were giving it more attention because of Election Day.
Authorities were assessing whether there was a plot and whether the states named were real targets or misdirection.
‘Another possibility is that this is just an attempt to inspire someone here to mount an attack,’ the official said.

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