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9/11 Survivor Dies While Saving Drowning Kids

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A 9/11 attacks survivor, Luke Laidley, has drowned while attempting to save several kids from an overturned raft.

The 43-year-old father of three had been celebrating the July 4th holiday near Chicago’s Elder Beach on Lake Michigan around 1:30 pm on Tuesday, while towing a raft loaded with kids when the boat abruptly capsized.

According to ABC 7 Chicago on Thursday, Winnetka fire officials disclosed that Laidley immediately jumped into the water to save some of the children who were unable to swim.

The officials added that he was under the water for about a minute before he and the children were pulled to safety.

The reports added that CPR was performed on him before he was rushed to Evanston Hospital where he died hours later.

The father of three who leaves behind his children, aged 7, 5, and 3, was a Chicago native who graduated from Boston College and moved to New York to work at Morgan Stanley, an investment banking firm on the 61st floor of Tower Two of the World Trade Center in New York in 2001. On the second day of his new job, hijacked jetliners crashed into both towers.

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FG Clarifies Renaming of Murtala Muhammed Expressway

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Minister Of Information
– FG denies renaming Murtala Muhammed Expressway after Wole Soyinka
– New road inaugurated by President Tinubu named Arterial Road N20
– Murtala Muhammed Expressway remains unchanged

The Federal Government has dispelled rumors that the Murtala Muhammed Expressway in Abuja was renamed Wole Soyinka Way.

The government clarified that the renaming of the expressway was never considered by the current administration.

Instead, a new road was inaugurated by President Bola Tinubu on June 4, 2024, which was named Arterial Road N20.

This new road connects the Outer Northern Expressway to the Northern Parkway and was named after Prof. Wole Soyinka.

The confusion arose from a proposal by the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, during the inauguration, which was approved by President Tinubu. ”

The government emphasized that the Murtala Muhammed Expressway remains unchanged, honoring the legacy of the former Head of State, Gen. Murtala Ramat Muhammed.

Therefore, the Arterial Road N20 is named after Prof Soyinka.

The Murtala Muhammed Expressway remains unchanged, the government stressed.

 

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Leading with Love: Governor’s Father’s Day Message

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Lagos State Governor
– Governor highlights importance of fatherhood and leadership
– Emphasis on responsibility, love, and sacrifice for family and community
– Commitment to building a stronger, more caring community

As Father’s Day celebrations unfolded, Lagos Governor, Mr. Sanwo-Olu, shared a heartfelt message emphasizing the significance of fatherhood and leadership.

He noted that fatherhood is about responsibility, love, and sacrifice, quoting, “The same dedication I bring to my family, I bring to serving Lagos.”

The Governor’s words resonated with Lagos residents, who praised his commitment to building a stronger, more caring community.

Mr. Sanwo-Olu’s message also highlighted the importance of love and principles in guiding daily actions, both at home and in public service. He encouraged Lagos residents to uphold these values.

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