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Two NYPD officers commit suicide in 24-hours

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Two members of the New York Police Department died by suicide within the course of 24 hours, Commissioner James O’Neill said on Thursday.

 

In a note to members of the department, he encouraged individuals to seek help if needed, saying the NYPD is the largest police department in the United States, with approximately 36,000 officers and 19,000 civilian employees.

 

O’Neill’s message reads in full:

“We are mourning the death of two members of our NYPD family this week, both of whom died by suicide in separate incidents less than 24 hours apart. “Whether you are depressed, going through a separation, having financial difficulties, feeling anxiety, or anything else, you are never alone. Nothing is ever hopeless.

“We cannot hide from this incredibly important discussion. We must not pretend that these things don’t happen, or that such tragic deaths are somehow a fact of life. Importantly, we cannot sit idly by and just pray that they don’t happen again. We have to take action now. We have to discuss mental health.

“Each of us is dedicated to the important business of fighting crime and keeping New Yorkers safe. And this is an immensely tough job. But your personal life can be even tougher. You may have no idea your office coworker — or your sector partner, even — is dealing with a challenge for which they see no positive resolution.

“But you need to know, and always remember: What seems unbearable today, absolutely will be more manageable tomorrow. The first step toward a solution is speaking to someone. And if you’re worried about a friend or colleague, you can make a confidential referral to our Employee Assistance Unit on their behalf.

“This is about keeping our family healthy — and about saving lives. Your jobs require that you spend so much of your work day helping people in crisis. But, before you can take care of others, it’s imperative that you first take care of yourselves.

“Seeking help is never a sign of weakness — it’s a sign of great strength. Trained members will listen and connect you with even more help, around the clock. I implore you to seek out — or to help others find — the assistance that is so readily available to us all. “Thank you for what you do every day and, please, always stay safe.”

Sincerely,

James P. O’Neill

Police Commissioner

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Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the burning of Sunday Igboho’s house .

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Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the burning of popular Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho’s house by unknown people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He took to his Twitter page this morning and wrote :

Burning Igboho’s house at 3.00 a.m. only proves that you are nothing but cowards & that you are running scared. I pray you do not get what you are looking for. War, conflict, bloodshed & carnage are best avoided. Let your madness stop here before it is too late.

 

Burning Sunday Igboho

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Breaking News : Oil tanker explodes in Lagos .

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A tanker explosion has occurred at Toyota bus-stop inwards Mile 2, along Oshodi-Apapa expressway.

The tanker was fully loaded with fuel at the time it exploded.

Oil tanker explodes in Lagos (photos/video)

Fire service arrived at the scene to put out the fire.

The Federal Fire Service giving an update on Twitter moments later, the Federal Fire Service said, “Update: The tanker fire situation at Toyota Bus stop, along Oshodi Apapa Expressway, Lagos State has been brought under control.”

 

Oil tanker explodes in Lagos (photos/video)

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Lagos state government shuts down all schools over #EndSARS protests

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The Lagos State Government has ordered the closure of public and private schools in the state indefinitely.
This was announced in a press statement by the state’s Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi, on Monday.
The statement was titled, ‘Lagos directs students to stay at home’.
It quoted the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, as saying that the schools were shut down over “tension generated by the #EndSARS protests.”
The statement read in part, “The Lagos State Government has directed all pupils/students in public and private schools to stay at home following the tension generated by the anti-SARS protests.
“A new date of resumption for all classes will be announced as soon as possible.”
Adefisayo added that “the safety of the pupils/students, parents and all staff working in schools is paramount at this critical period”.
She however advised parents to “keep an eye on their wards and not allow them to be used as willing tools in the hands of those who might want to hijack the protests to unleash mayhem on the society”.
The Commissioner also encouraged schools to “utilize other means of distance teaching and learning i.e radio, television and online media as they have been doing during and post the recent COVID-19 lockdown”.

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