Director, wife, 2 kids die in Jigawa auto crash

September 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

At least four members of the same family died on Sunday in a road accident along Gaya-Dutse road, Jigawa state. The accident, a head-on-collision, occurred on the busy highway connecting Kano and Maiduguri. The victims included Abubakar Isah, a deputy director for the Jigawa state Ministry of Land, who died alongside his wife and two kids. The police spokesperson for Read More

Train collides with vehicles, kill one in Lagos

September 15, 2020 Suleiman Idris 0

The driver of a Toyota Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) with registration number Lagos FST 723 FL died instantly on Monday when he was hit by an upcoming train at Arena and dragged to under the bridge in Oshodi alongside with a white van as the man attempted to cross the rail track, his son, who was with him is currently Read More

Aviation safety: AIB, NCAA forms 11-man committee

August 19, 2020 Editorial III 0

In an effort aimed towards ensuring the safety of the aviation industry in Nigeria, the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) have formed partnership to further increase the air record. The two agencies in Abuja on Wednesday jointly inaugurated an 11-man committee that would review the NCAA’s response to safety recommendations issued by AIB on Read More

The deplorable state of Mokwa General Hospital

August 13, 2020 Usman Gana 0

Health is wealth is a saying that is very popular among our people. True, health is wealth; it is when you are healthy that you can do anything. Unfortunately, in this part of the world, our people are in need of proper medication, but it is lacking due to insufficient medical facilities and personnel. And where you have health facilities, Read More

Bed-ridden journalist Arikpo seeks help for hip replacement

August 11, 2020 Joseph Obung 0

70-year-old veteran journalist, Chief Sam Arikpo, who is bedridden after battling with bilateral osteoarthritis of the hips with associated subluxation of the right hip, has cried out for help. Arikpo, now on a wheel chair with severe pains caused by waist deformity, said medical experts have advised him to do a total hip replacement if he is to avert being Read More

Random thoughts on Tolulope, Akpabio and Nuneih

July 22, 2020 Victoria Ngozi Ikeano 0

There is no shortage of topics for a columnist for things happen at rather high speed. One drama or the other keeps unfolding every day that it is sometimes difficult to keep pace with them. Thus, one has to be choosy on what to comment on, aware of the high responsibility one bears through the written word because of its Read More

In Oyo, Makinde presents cash to family of late PDP loyalist

July 21, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Governor Seyi Makinde has brought Succour to the family of a deceased Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) loyalist in Oyo state, Mr Isaiah Adedapo Adegoke, who died in an accident on April 14, 2020. A statement signed by the Special Assistant (Print Media) to the Governor, Moses Alao, indicated that the late Adegoke’s wife and children were received by the governor, Read More

Car plunges Ogun river, 4 dead

July 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) said four persons died, while two others sustained injuries on Tuesday when a commercial vehicle plunged into Ososa River on Sagamu-Ijebu Ode Expressway. The Public Relations Officer of TRACE, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota, Ogun. Akinbiyi said that an eyewitness told the Read More

14 bodies recovered from Benue River boat mishap

July 9, 2020 David Agba 0

  No fewer than 14 bodies have been recovered from the Benue River boat mishap which occurred on Sunday. According to Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Benue Police Command, DSP Catherine Anene, in a statement in Makurdi, the ill-fated boat had on board 23 members of Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) in Adeke community, Makurdi, when the incident happened. Read More

Hit and run driver kills cyclist in Osun

July 5, 2020 Lateef Dada 0

  A hit and run driver Saturday night killed a motorcyclist in Osogbo, Osun state.  It was gathered that the accident occurred along Gbongan-Ibadan road around 8pm.  The motorcyclist with registration number SKJ 560 QC (Bajaj) died immediately on the spot. The victim, as at the time of filing this report, was yet to be identified.  The spokesperson of the Read More

Truck crushes pedestrian woman to death in Anambra

June 25, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

A middle aged woman whose identity was yet to be revealed was on Thursday, knocked to death at Coca-Cola area, Onitsha, Anambra state, by a green coloured DAF truck with a registration number, USL860ZC.An eyewitness, Mr Ifeanyi Obi, alleged that the incident occurred when the driver lost control while trying to avoid pedestrians crossing the expressway, but unfortunately ran over Read More

Seven killed in kwara road accident

May 27, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Seven persons have reportedly lost their lives in an auto accident at Lumoh village along the Olooru/Bode Sadu expressway in Kwara state. The accident, which occurred at the early hours of Wednesday, involved two vehicles; a commercial DAF tanker and a private Toyota Corolla car. The Fedral Road Safety Commission (FRSC) Sector Commander in the state, Mr. Gbenga Owoade, confirmed Read More

Motorcyclist dies in Anambra accident

May 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Anambra state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Andrew Kumapayi, Tuesday confirmed the death of a motorcyclist at Orie Akwu-Ukwu on the Owerri-Onitsha highway. Mr Kumapayi, who confirmed the incident in an interview with the in Awka, said the unidentified motorcyclist was hit by a Toyota Siena car. The commander said the accident which occurred at Read More

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Osinbajo’s outrider dies in road accident

March 13, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Presidency has announced the death of a police outrider on the convoy of the vice- president, Yemi Osinbajo. The senior special assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande, in a statement in Abuja, said the sad incident occurred on Friday. “With grief in our hearts, we announce the death of one Read More

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5 kinsmen burnt to death in Edo auto crash

February 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Tragedy has struck Udeni community in Uhunmwode local government area of Edo state following the death of five of its leaders  in a fatal road crash. The accident reportedly occurred at Egba junction along the  Benin –Auchi express way  at about 7.30pm on Saturday night. The victim were said to be returning to the community after attending a funeral ceremony Read More

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Updated: Black Tuesday in Ogun as auto crash claims 15 lives, 38 injured

January 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Fifteen persons were on Tuesday confirmed dead while 38 others sustained various degrees of injury in an accident which occurred at Omi river, Ajegunle bridge, along the Ibadan-Ijebu Ode highway in Ogun State. The accident, according to the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun State Command, Clement Oladele, occurred in the early hours of Tuesday.The accident Read More

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Trucks’ accident causes gridlock on Ikorodu road, Lagos

January 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  A lorry and another 40 ft container-laden truck fell at Obanikoro, Ilupeju area of Ikorodu road, following an accident between both vehicles in the early hours of Wednesday. An eyewitness who preferred anonymity said at the scene of the accident that the container-laden truck with registration number  KY32SD hit the lorry with registration number AA757-NEN, while overtaking. The accident Read More

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Scores injured on Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident

January 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

    No fewer than 31 persons including children sustained various degrees of injuries in an accident involving a luxury bus opposite Nasfat around Mowe on Lagos-Ibadan expressway  Saturday. Mr Clement Oladele, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, confirmed the incident in Abeokuta on Sunday. Oladele stated that the accident occurred around 4:38 p.m. and was Read More

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Nigerian soldier confirmed dead, two weeks after his wedding

December 4, 2019 Blueprint 0

A Nigerian soldier has been confirmed dead  just two weeks after his wedding. The soldier identified as Gabriel Osemudiamen died in a fatal auto accident, barely two weeks after being wedded to his fiancée, Ivie. According to reports, he was seen driving along a bridge, on Monday, in Warri, Delta State, on his way to Port harcourt when his car Read More

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5 killed, 9 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway auto crash

December 2, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Ogun command Sunday confirmed an accident along Lagos-Ibadan expressway, which claimed the lives of five persons and injured nine others. FRSC sector commander in the state, Clement Oladele, told theNews Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota, Ogun state that the accident occurred at 9.10 p.m. around Danco petrol station, near Sagamu on Saturday. Oladele Read More

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FRSC to motorists: Don’t use google map while driving 

November 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT) has warned that driving with the aid of Google map is a serious traffic offence. Mr Gora said this at the inauguration of the “2019 Ember Months Campaign” by Lugbe unit command of the FRSC in Abuja on Wednesday. According to him, the law Read More