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Yet another building collapses in Lagos

According to multiple and trending reports, another building has just collapsed in the Oke Arin area of Lagos Island, in Lagos State.
It is gathered that the incident happened at Egerton Square, Oke Arin, Lagos Island and many occupants of the building are reportedly trapped in the rubble.
A video of the collapsed building posted on Twitter with caption:
"Another building collapses at egerton square Lagos Island, As many people are trapped in at the moment."
This incident is coming barely a week after a building in the Ita Faaji area of Lagos Island, Lagos State collapsed killing 34 occupants of the building, while 13 were reportedly rescued from the rubble.

Lawsuit against Germany about Namibian genocide, rejected.

As at the time of German colonial rule of Namibia 65 000 Herero and 10 000 Nama were victims of the German empire’s repression.
 Even though the European nation has refused to accept being responsible for the genocide that left indigenous peoples slaughtered and starved in their concentration camps, they returned over 40 Herero and Nama skulls for burial in 2011.

A lawsuit lodged by the descendants of the Herero and Nama people, demanding compensation for damages over genocide and property seizures, has been disapproved. According to the global news agency AFP, the plaintiffs argued that two exceptions to the principle of sovereign immunity, one covering state commerce outside the US that causes a “direct effect” inside the country, and another on property taken in violation of international law, applied in the case.
They maintained that, among other issues, the presence of bones of genocide victims, which were sold by the wife of a German anthropologist to the American…