Gwong chiefdom thumbs up El-Rufa’i on response to auto crash

April 4, 2021 Abubakar Labaran 0

The Kpop Gwong, Col. Paul Zakka Wyoms (rtd), the traditional title holders and entire people of the chiefdom have appreciated Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai on his unwavering promptness and love during the recent road tragedy experienced by the father of Gwong chiefdom while on an official engagement. A statement made available to newsmen in Kafanchan, Sunday by Read More

Breaking: Another Reps member is dead

April 3, 2021 Editor 0

A serving House of Representatives member Hon. Haruna Maitala Jingir has died. Hon. Maitala was until his death the member representing Jos North/Bassa federal constituency. Eldest son of the deceased Ibrahim Saleh Maitala who confirmed the demise of his father said Hon. Maitala died in a fatal road crash. According to Ibrahim, the accident claimed the lives of Jingir, his Read More

Still on pedestrians’ madness

April 2, 2021 Editorial III 0

In less than 24 hours, two pedestrians were crushed to death along the NnamdiAzikiwe Expressway, Abuja, recently. According to eyewitnesses’ accounts, the first tragedy occurred at about 6 pm on Monday, June 15, 2020. An elderly man mistimed the speed of a tipper and zoomed across the expressway. The vehiclethen picked him up and hurled his body into the mid Read More

Port decongestion: NIWA plans removal of 100, 000 trailers from roads – Moghalu

March 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), George Moghalu is excited over the arrival of commercial barge in Onitsha, Anambra state, even as he revealed plans to decongest the nation’s ports. Chief Moghalu said the plans will lead to removal of about 100,000 trailers from Nigerian roads. Speaking with newsmen Tuesday in Abuja, Moghalu said the ports Read More

Breaking: Ex MOUAU VC, Prof Otunta is dead

March 30, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Former Rector of Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, Professor Francis Otunta, is dead. Otunta, who is also the immediate past Vice Chancellor of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU), reportedly died in a road accident yesterday along the Afikpo-Abakaliki expressway. When Blueprint visited the family home at Nkpoghoro, in Afikpo North local government area of Ebonyi state, mourners were seen commiserating Read More

NSCDC boss warns officers against accidental discharge

March 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Cmmandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has read out the Riot Act to his officers and men on operational tactics and use of firearms in special operations or civil engagements.  Audi said the move was necessitated by the need to uphold and preserve the integrity of the service while at the same Read More

Updated: 19 killed, 34 injured in Kaduna-Abuja auto-crash

March 23, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

A fatal motor accident on Sunday evening on the Kaduna – Abuja highway has killed 19 people while 34 others sustained various degrees of injuries, according to Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan. The accident, which took place at Kateri, involved a DAF articulated truck with 53 people affected while 16 of them died on Read More

Breaking: Tragedy strikes as 19 perish along Abuja-Kaduna expressway

March 22, 2021 Editor 0

Up to 19 people have been confirmed dead in an auto accident at the Kateri along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway on Sunday. The DAF trailer involved in the accident was said to be heading for Kano from Lagos when the incident happened. According to the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, the accident, which happened late Read More

Medical tourism to end soon – House Committee Chair

March 18, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Chairman House Committee on Health Institutions at the 9th National Assembly and Member Representing Ideato North and Ideato South federal constituency, Hon. Dr. Paschal Chigozie Obi, has assured that medical tourism will soon be a thing of the past  in the country.  Hon. Obi gave the assurance in Abuja when he led the committee members on an oversight visit Read More

Breaking: Players, officials escape death as another NPFL club bus crashes

March 12, 2021 Editor 0

Barely one month after, another Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club, Akwa United, travelling have been involved in accident. The bus of the Uyo-based club crashed in Enugu after a head-on collision with a truck en route Kaduna to honour this weekend’s match against Jigawa Golden stars. Blueprint gathered that some players and officials of the team who were injured Read More

Fuel tanker explosion destroys Delta property worth millions of naira

March 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

Properties worth millions of naira were destroyed by fire as fuel laden tanker exploded in Ekwuomah community in Ika north east local government area of Delta state. It was gathered that an unidentified vehicle which was overtaking the tanker scratched it by the side while on high speed on the Asaba-Agbor expressway, Ekwuoma. It was learnt that the tanker driver Read More

Breaking: Gov Bala’s convoy in accident as several policemen wounded

March 1, 2021 Najib Sani 0

One policeman has fainted and several others got wounded Monday in the convoy of the Bauchi state governor Bala Mohammed when a vehicle carrying police excorts had an accident. The governor was traveling to local governments across the state to inspect ongoing projects initiated by his administration.  Blueprint reports that the accident occurred along Burga to Duguri road currently being Read More

Road accidents in Nigeria: New norms, FRSC looks the other way

February 24, 2021 Prof MK Othman 0

At the rail crossing of Tsafe town, Zamfara state on my way to Sokoto, a stern looking officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), who demanded my vehicle’s particulars, accosted me. After examining the particulars, he demanded triangle and fire extinguisher and was promptly given. When he found nothing amiss, he tried to operate the extinguisher and, in the Read More

Breaking: Tiger Woods crashes, hospitalised

February 23, 2021 BBC 0

Tiger Woods is in surgery after suffering “multiple leg injuries” in a car crash in Los Angeles, California. The LA County Sheriff’s Department said that it “responded to a single-vehicle rollover” accident in which the “vehicle sustained major damage”. The 15-time golf major champion, 45, had to be “extricated from the wreck” by firefighters and paramedics. Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg said: Read More

Calling on the management of Alibro Atrium Building

February 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

The management of Alibro Atrium Building at Utako, Abuja should find a way to curtail the unbecoming incessant trapping of people in its elevator to prevent a possible fatal accident that may occur in future if this persists. On Monday, February 8, some people were trapped in the same elevator for many minutes, bringing the number of victims to many Read More

Attention! FERMA

February 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal road (Gusau road, Zamfara state) which passes through my town, Shuni, is not in good condition due to some environmental factors. There are a lot of potholes on the road; this causes lots of accidents because of the influx of heavy trucks and the bad condition of the road. The federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) recorded 585 deaths Read More

Mother, 3 kids, 8 others die in Benue auto crash

January 27, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

A woman, her three children and eight others, Tuesday, died in ghastly motor accident at Ogodumu on the Otukpo-Adoka road in Benue state. The passengers were onboard a bus to Abuja. Blueprint learnt that six persons survived the tragic accident but sustained various degrees of injuries. It was further learnt that the incident occurred in the afternoon after a truck Read More

Delta: Youth set police van ablaze over death of mother, 4-month old baby

January 21, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Pandemonium occurred Wednesday in Warri, Delta state as angry youth set police van ablaze for causing death of mother and a four-month old baby. The police attached to Ebrumede divisional headquarters hit a tricycle conveying a mother and 4-month baby leading to their untimely death at Petroleum Training Institute (PTI) junction, Warri Delta state. It was gathered that the police Read More

Ogun bans tankers, trailers from plying flyovers

January 20, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Following the accident involving a fuel laden taker in the early hours of Tuesday, the Ogun state government has banned tankers and other articulated vehicles from plying overhead bridges in the state. Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun, who handed the order after inspecting the accident scene at Kuto Abeokuta, said henceforth, tanker drivers would no longer be allowed to use the Read More

Breaking: 20 burnt to death in Bauchi auto crash

January 10, 2021 Najib Sani, Bauchi 0

Up to 20 people were burnt to death Sunday evening as a result of a fatal accident that occurred at Tirwun area of the Bauchi state capital. According to eye witnesses, the accident happened when a government vehicle collided with a commercial bus carrying 18 passengers passing by the road which caught fire and roasted the occupants. They said 20 Read More

Yuletide: NEMA sensitizes commercial drivers in Kano

December 26, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has sensitised commercial vehicle drivers in Kano state on ways to avoid over speeding and overload during the Christmas and New Year celebrations. Speaking during the sensitisation, Friday in Kano, NEMA Coordinator in charge of Kano and Jigawa States, Alhaji Sanusi, said the programme was necessary due to the high rate of road accidents Read More

Truck kills 18-year-old in Kogi

December 25, 2020 Oyibo Salihu 0

An eighteen-year-old boy, Thursday morning, lost his life when a truck fully  loaded with  petrol failed brake and fell at Felele junction in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital. Eye witness account disclosed that the accident occurred around 7: 30 am when people were struggling to board taxi that would convey them to their places of work. It was gathered that Read More