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Junior Pope: 10 Safety Tips For Boat Rides




Water transportation, integral to commuting in many regions, carries inherent risks that demand stringent safety measures and responsible practices.

The tragic incident involving the Nigerian actor Junior Pope Odonwodo, widely known as Junior Pope, poignantly reminds us of the potential dangers associated with negligence in water bodies.

Pope and three others met their untimely demise in a boating accident, an event that has cast a shadow over the entertainment industry and beyond.

Moments before the tragic incident, in a video he shared on Instagram, Pope highlighted the precarious nature of his journey. Without a life jacket, he expressed concern over the speed of the boat, emphasizing his responsibilities as a father to three children.

His caption, “See me lamenting… The risk we take to entertain you; crossing river Naija yesterday with no life jacket… Na wahoooooo… Who does that??” underscores the often overlooked risks individuals take, sometimes underestimating the dire need for safety precautions in pursuit of their duties or entertainment.

Pope was en route from a film set for “The Other Side of Life,” directed by Adamma Luke, emphasizing the risks actors and crew members face while filming in challenging locations.

In response to this tragedy, the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), under the leadership of President Ejezie Rollas, has taken decisive steps to prevent similar incidents.

The AGN has suspended film productions that require cast and crew to work in riverine areas or involve boat rides, pending a review of safety protocols.

Furthermore, a temporary advisory has been issued against participation in projects associated with the director of the ill-fated movie, signalling a serious approach to ensuring the safety of its members.

Boating is a pleasurable activity that offers an excellent opportunity to explore the beauty of lakes, rivers, and seas. However, like any adventure, it comes with its risks. Ensuring safety on a boat ride is crucial for preventing accidents and enhancing the overall experience.

Naija News, in this article, highlighted 10 crucial safety tips for boat riders to ensure a safer experience:

1. Wear Life Jackets

Always wear a life jacket, regardless of your swimming capabilities. Life jackets are designed to keep you afloat in case of an emergency. Make sure the life jacket fits properly and is approved by relevant safety authorities.

2. Check Weather Conditions

Before setting off, check the local weather conditions. Look for any warnings about storms or high winds and plan your trip accordingly. It’s best to postpone or cancel your ride if bad weather is expected.

3. Follow a Pre-Departure Checklist

Prepare a pre-departure checklist to ensure that all safety measures are in place. This list should include checking the fuel levels, engine, and safety equipment like fire extinguishers, flares, and first-aid kits.

4. Understand Boating Rules

Familiarize yourself with the basic rules of boating, similar to learning the rules of the road. Knowing the right-of-way rules, speed limits, and signage will help prevent collisions and ensure a smooth journey.

5. Use a Kill Switch

A kill switch is a safety device that turns off the engine if the driver is thrown from the helm. Wearing a kill switch lanyard is a simple yet effective measure to prevent the boat from operating uncontrollably.

6. Avoid Alcohol

Operating a boat under the influence of alcohol or drugs is not only illegal but extremely dangerous. Save any alcoholic beverages for when you have safely returned to dry land.

7. Inform Someone About Your Plan

Always let someone onshore know about your boating plan. This includes your departure time, destination, and expected return time. In case of an emergency, rescuers will have a starting point.

8. Equip Your Boat With Communication Devices

Ensure your boat is equipped with a working communication device, such as a VHF radio or a fully charged mobile phone in a waterproof case. This is vital for calling for help in case of an emergency.

9. Take a Boating Safety Course

Consider taking a boating safety course, especially if you are a new boat owner or operator. These courses cover essential topics, including navigation, emergency procedures, and environmental laws.

10. Be Prepared for Emergencies

Know how to handle potential emergencies. This includes understanding how to use the safety equipment on board, knowing basic first aid, and being able to perform an emergency stop and evacuation if necessary.

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JUST-IN: 100 Terrorists Dead As NAF Strikes, Police Rescue Kidnap Victims In Katsina



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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) conducted a nighttime operation in the Kuka Shidda camp, Faskari local government area of Katsina State, killing over 100 terrorists.

Naija Latest Gist reports that the operation, conducted by Operation Hadarin Daji troops, targeted a criminal group affiliated with notorious terrorist kingpin Yusuf Yellow and his close associate Rabe Imani.

In a statement from Katsina State governor’s spokesman, Ibrahim Kaula, it was revealed that more than 45 motorcycles were destroyed in the airstrikes.

He emphasized that the recent air raid by the Nigerian Air Force in the Faskari-Kankara axis had significantly disrupted the bandits’ activities there, marking the third successful development in the state.

Kaula also mentioned that a prompt response by security forces foiled a kidnapping attempt in the early hours of Sunday morning in Jibia local government area of the state, resulting in the rescue of three victims.

The statement partly read, “A credible police source disclosed that the distress call regarding abduction of some residents in Kwata area, Jibia local government area was received around 4:15 am.

“Without hesitation, a Supol led an APC patrol team to the scene. They arrived to find armed bandits holding three women captive. Acting swiftly, the team blocked the kidnappers’ escape route, leading to a confrontation. A gunfight ensued, pressuring the criminals to flee.

“Thankfully, all three kidnap victims – Ummulkhari Abubakar (23) Shafa’atu Abubakar (35), and Maryam Lawal (15) – were rescued unharmed. The team also ensured the safety of a six-month-old baby boy named Ismail Usman, who was among those abducted.

“The source indicates that the security forces exercised commendable restraint during the operation, expending only 14 rounds of ammunition and 20 smoke canisters.”

The statement emphasized that the swift response saved lives and sent a clear message to criminals that such acts will not be tolerated.

It further highlighted the NAF and local law enforcement’s firm commitment to protecting Katsina State’s citizens from criminal activities.

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Video trends as President Tinubu falls while climbing a parade car for Democracy Day celebration today (Watch)



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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is one of the trending conversations online as he falls while climbing a parade car for Democracy Day celebration.

This is coming after the 72-year-old president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria delivered the Democrazy Day speech.

Today, June 12th 2024 is the 25th Democrazy Day celebration of Nigeria, meaning the country is celebrating the silver anniversary of our journey in democracy.

While delivering his Democracy Day speech, Prsident Tinubu said that he was among those who took the risk to midwife the birth of democracy in the country.

He added that he understands the economic difficulties we face as a nation and by extension tells Nigerians to be more positive while promising to move Nigeria forward.

After delivering the Democrazy Day speech, Bola Ahmed Tinubu raises eyebrows online as he falls while climbing a parade car for Democracy Day celebration today.

The security details had to quickly rushed to him after he fell down and tried to raise him up.

Watch the video below;


See reactions below;

tufab: Please sir don’t fall. You must finish your 12 years tenure oo. 🙏.

sonita_the_virtuous_girl: If this falling sweet you gather here>>>>😂😂😂.

veevyann: Naso prices of Foodstuffs go take fall this week in Jesus name🤲🏾.

lyric_onyems: Nice one! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂.

nkemakonamu’: We are still standing on your mandate and you are already falling 😞.

castroevans1:He will be flown abroad and billions will be spent for his check-up… meanwhile, the common won’t be able access Healthcare, meanwhile doctors here would be paid a meagre stipend called salary…

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“This is a disrespect” – Police officer loses control as lady seduces him during car inspection on the road (Video)



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A video is making the rounds on social media that shows the moment a police officer loses control as he gets seduced by a lady during a car inspection on the road.

In the clip that has gone viral, the middle-aged lady while driving was asked to stop by the police officer while driving for a quick inspection.

However during this moment, the lady automatically turned on her romantic state as she was seen seducing the police officer and by extension, the police officer who was actively doing his job became the victim.

The police officer asks the lady for her particulars and the lady responds by putting her particulars in her mouth and then moving it in the direction of the officer so that he can take it.

The police officer seems to be left with no choice and he reacted by collecting the particulars by stretching her his hand toward her mouth and collected the particulars from there.

Following that, the lady continues to seduced the police officer as she was seen locking her lips with her teeth together and the duo ended up looking at each other.

The police officer who has lost control while standing was seen staring at the lady inside the car in what could be described as “love is a beautiful thing.”

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laughpillscomedy: This Gen Z plays too much 😂.

ble_ssing_sunday: This Olopa don wet but maintaining maximum composure😂😂😂.

uchenna4712: If they arrest this one now they go day disturb us with justice for her.

attih_soul: Stop doing this. If he thinks you’re flirting and wants to do something with you, what will you do? What if he decides not to understand that it’s not a joke? Don’t tempt the devil to tempt you 🙏🏼.

azapeter_1: his is very wrong You can’t try this outside Nigeria That’s why I don’t like visiting this country.

director_h20: This is 💯 crime. U can’t seduce an officer.

funny_thinker1: See the power of a woman, she made the conStable unStabe 😂.

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