Evacuation of trapped Abuja-Kaduna train passengers concluded – Official

March 29, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Kaduna state government in conjunction with security agencies, the Nigerian Red Cross and others have concluded evacuation of passengers of Abuja-Kaduna train that was attacked by bandits on Monday night. The 6pm train was attacked between Kateri and Rijana where a portion of the rail track was bombed with an improvised explosive device (IED) following which there were reported barrage Read More

Still talking about pedestrians’ madness

March 4, 2022 Blueprint 0

Recently, a tragedy occurred along the Airport Expressway, near Federal Housing, Lugbe, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, when a pedestrian was killed after being hit by three vehicles in quick succession. According to eyewitnesses, the victim and his three friends, visibly drunk from a birthday party, chose to sprint across the ever busy expressway instead of using the Read More

Pictures: 4 dead in Ogun motor crash

January 18, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Four persons have lost their lives in a motor accident along Lagos-Ibadan express way in the Fadiwo area of Ogun state, on Tuesday. The accident which involved a Mazda bus and a Petrol tanker also led to 12 other people injured in the process. While they are currently receiving treatment at a nearby hospital in the area, the Federal road Read More

VIDEO: Ex-BBNaija housemate escapes death in auto crash

January 17, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, Tuoyo Ideh, survived a car accident in Lagos. The Psychotherapist fitness coach, on Monday, shared on his official Instagram handle, a video of his car after the accident saying, “Thank God for life, and everyone that was with me. Nothing shall take our life this year in Jesus name. Amen.”

VIDEO: Patoranking survives ghastly motor accident

December 20, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The popular Nigerian singer, Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, who is better known as Patoranking has escaped death. The Ebonyi state born musician survived a ghastly motor accident on Saturday. Sharing videos of the damaged car, Patoranking said he was seated in front when the accident happened. ”The devil tried and failed some days ago,after Our driver lost control of the brakes. Read More

Scores dead as trailer crashes in Mexico

December 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

At least 54 people have been killed and scores more injured after the truck they were being transported in crashed in southern Mexico, authorities say. More than 150 people, said to be migrants from Central America, were crammed into the truck’s trailer when it rolled in the state of Chiapas. One resident heard a man implore his badly hurt companion: Read More

Students killed by truck: Lagos shuts down school, FRSC washes hands off

December 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Lagos state government has shut down Bab Fafunwa Millennium School, Ojodu, formerly known as Ojodu Grammar School until January, 2022. Education commissioner, Folashade Adefisayo, announced this when she visited the school Wednesday morning.On Tuesday, a speeding truck rammed into some of the students, killed two, and injured 12, according to the police. Some reports, citing eyewitnesses, put the death Read More

Pictures: 40 dead, several injured as boat capsizes in Kano

December 1, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

No fewer than 40 persons have been confirmed dead and several injured after a boat conveying pupils of Madinatu Islamiyya school in Bagwai Local Government Area of Kano state, capsized on Tuesday night. An eyewitness said the boat capsized in the middle of the river though the reason for the accident is yet unknown. The deceased students and their teachers Read More

Kwara: FRSC records 72 accidents,96 deaths in two months

November 16, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Sector commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), in Kwara state, Jonathan Owoade, Monday said the commission had in the last two months of September and October recorded an average of about 96 deaths from 72 road accidents. He identified impatience, wrongful overtaking, night driving, use of phones while driving and over speeding as causes of major accidents on Kwara roads. Read More

Ember months: As ‘vampires’ strategise to take over roads…

November 12, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The ember months usually come with an upsurge in economic activities, including frequent travels and other activities to generate money for celebration of the yuletide. These activities and frequent travels often lead to increase in road accidents and consequent loss of lives often attributed to the conspiracies of blood-sucking ‘vampires.’ PAUL OKAH writes. The months of September, October, November and December always Read More

6 killed, 15 others injured in Bauchi auto-crash – FRSC

November 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Bauchi, Yusuf Abdullahi, said no fewer than six people lost their lives in a lone road crash in Bauchi on Sunday. Abdullahi, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi on Monday, said 15 others were seriously injured as a result of the mishap. Read More

9 burnt beyond recognition in Niger multiple crash

November 8, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Nine persons have  reportedly been burnt  beyond recognition in an  accident involving two cars and two trailers in Edati area of Niger state.The accident, it was learnt,  occurred on Monday at about 10am. According to an eyewitness account, the accident occurred when a speeding sharon bus rammed into the trailer heading to Minna.It was said to have bursted into flames Read More

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Prof. Charles Igwe and the prize of honour in UNN

October 29, 2021 Rev Solomon Semaka 0

Honour is a virtue that is no longer in vogue in most modern societies. It is the least talked about of all virtues. In fact it is almost honourable to be dishonest provided the stakes are high and the benefits will fall down heavily. The antithetical and immoral philosophy of the end shall justify the means is widely held as Read More

Accident claims Kogi varsity student (Pictures)

October 29, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The main campus of the Federal University Lokoja, was thrown into mourning on Thursday after a 300-level student, simply identified as Maryjane Imaobong, was reported dead. Mary was a student of Geography in the Faculty of Art and Social Science. An eyewitness told Blueprint that the deceased met her death Thursday evening at Felele when the bike that was carrying Read More

18 passengers, 2 drivers died in Moniya – Iseyin road accident

October 10, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

No fewer than 18 passengers and two drivers Saturday evening died in a ghastly auto crash on Iseyin – Moniya road in Iseyin town in Oyo state. It was learnt that in the accident which involved two Mazda buses, all the passengers died at the scene of the auto crash said to be at  kilometer 2 cattle market at Iseyin town. According Read More

Insecurity: PDP presenting false narrative against Buhari, APC – PGF boss

October 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has said opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and others are presenting false narrative to paint President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party in bad light. The PGF boss also described as “politically scandalous” for an APC state like Lagos to Read More

Tanker drivers blockade: Six days of siege on Niger state roads

September 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

Travellers and frequent users of roads in and out of Niger state went through unbearable ordeal last week over blockage of the road by tanker drivers. AIDELOJE OJO reports on the experiences. In the early hours of Thursday last week, two trailers arrived a spot where Minna road enters Bida road and parked inappropriately.Much later, other colleagues, including Yusuf Ibrahim Read More

Accidents: Yobe to establish computerize vehicle inspection centre

September 29, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf, 0

In an effort to minimize recklessness and fatal accidents on the roads, Yobe state government said it would establish of Computerized Vehicle Inspection centres in Damaturu, Potiskum and Bade local government areas. Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state disclosed this Tuesday while speaking at the North-east zonal conference of Directors/Chiefs of Road Traffic Officers of the Federation (VIOs) which Read More

Two crushed to death, others sustain injury in Ondo

September 26, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

 Two persons   Sunday lost their lives in a crash along the popular Hospital road in Akure, Ondo state capital. The two persons who were on motorcycle were hit by a reckless car coming from the back and they died instantly. The motorcyclist was however lucky as he sustained injuries. The accident caused traffic hold up in the area for several hours. Read More

Shun cyber-crime, be employer of labour- NYSC DG urges corps members

September 21, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The director-general of National Youth Service Corps, Brig.-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, has urged corps members in Akwa Ibom to shun cybercrime and make themselves employers of labour. Ibrahim stated this during the closing ceremony of Batch “B” Stream II of NYSC members deployed to the state at the Orientation Camp, Ikot Itie Udung in Nsit Atai LGA on Tuesday. The DG Read More

Katsina to sustain support for NYSC – Masari

September 11, 2021 Hamidu Sabo, Katsina 0

Katsina state governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, said the state would sustain the tempo of its support for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). He gave the assurance Friday, when the NYSC Director-General, Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Katsina.  Masari, who praised the existing cordial relationship between the state government and the scheme, thanked Read More

After nearly 40 years in coma, footballer dies at 73

September 6, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Jean-Pierre Adams, the former France defender, has died at the age of 73, almost 40 years after falling into a coma as a result of a medical error, his former clubs, Paris St-Germain and Nîmes, said on Monday, September 6, 2021. In 1982, Adams was administered a near fatal dose of anaesthetic before a routine knee operation, which caused brain Read More