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

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Autocrash: Kwara poly unveils late prospective corps members’ identities

November 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The management of Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin, Thursday confirmed the death of two prospective corps members who reportedly died in a road accident en-route Taraba on Tuesday. Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr Abdul Jimoh Mohammed, announced the death of the students at the 26th convocation ceremony of the Polytechnic. He gave the names of the late prospective corps members as Read More

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Another tanker guts fire at Onitsha, two weeks after

October 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Two weeks after a tanker felled into a ditch and gutted fire at  major parts of Onitsha, the commercial nerve of Anambra state, another tanker on Wednesday, crashed into a gutter due to break failure. Blueprint reports that the tanker which was conveying PMS to Enugu fell into a ditch along Onitsha/Enugu expressway by Chipex Filling station, close to Army gate Read More

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3 die, 90 missing in ferry travelling from Nigeria to Cameroon

August 27, 2019 Editorial III 0

Local authorities Monday reported that three people had died after a ferry belonging to Cameroon’s shipping company, Achouka, sank off Cameroon’s Atlantic coast. A Cameroon navy official who preferred not to be named said over 200 passengers were on board the ferry, which left neighbouring Nigeria and was heading to Tiko wharf in Cameroon’s Southwest region. Officials said, the navy Read More

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Horror as truck crushes soldier in Ogun

August 24, 2019 Editorial III 0

A soldier identified as R. A. Nata’ala, was Friday crushed by a truck at Iyana Mortuary area of Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital. The truck, marked JJJ 833 XW and laden with granite, was coming from Ajebo-Idi-Aba road, and heading to Ijaye when the incident occurred around 10:30am. The driver, it was gathered, lost control of the wheels due to Read More

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Popular Nigerian comedian escapes death in a ghastly accident

August 16, 2019 Editorial III 0

Nigerian comedian, Afamefuna Klint Igwemba, popularly known as ‘Klint da Drunk’, has took to his instagram page on Friday to share how God saved him from a terrible accident. Igwemba, who hails from Agukwu-Nri in Anocha LGA of Anambra State was filled with praises as he called on his followers to join him in thanking God for saving him from Read More

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Accident victim abandoned, dies 2 weeks after

July 18, 2019 Editor 0

An unidentified man has died two weeks after he was knocked down by a hit-and-run vehicle and dumped in the median median of the East-West road in front of the corporate headquarters of Cool WAZOBIA Info FM radio stations, in Rumuosi,in Obio-Akpor local Government area of Rivers State. For the two weeks that he was left there, the accident victim Read More

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Passengers injured, seven cows killed in Ekiti crash

July 15, 2019 Editorial III 0

Four commuters escaped with their lives but   sustained severe injuries in an accident involving a commercial bus and herds of Cattle.  The crash which occurred at a steep portion of  Efon Alaaye -Esa Oke highway, close to the border between Ekiti and Osun states, killed seven cows. The Nissan Mazda bus according to eye witnesses crashed into the crowded herds Read More

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Popular Nollywood actor Yul Edochie involved in ghastly accident

June 5, 2019 Editor 0

Actor Yul Edochie miraculously survived a terrible accident and came out alive with few cuts and bruises. In a recent Instagram post, the former gubernatorial aspirant said he was on his way to the East from Lagos when his car had an accident along Ore- Benin expressway but sustained non-life threatening injuries. His words: “Yesterday (Tuesday) I miraculously survived this Read More

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Torrents of tributes, encomiums for Atomode, late Blueprint staff

May 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

It was a day of tributes and encomium on Thursday for the late Blueprint staff, Sunday Edward Atomode, during a wake-keep cum service of song at his Dutse Alhaji residence in Abuja. Atomode who passed on at 47, was involved in a motor-accident alongside others on Sunday along Lokoja-Abuja road while returning from a trip to Ondo State. Taking their Read More

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Anxiety as 4 Women fight dead man at morgue

May 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A morgue in Kenya experienced a mild drama after four women fought over the body of a man they each claimed was their husband. The three of the ladies who came to claim the body of the deceased are identified as Janet Wambui, Lydia Wanjiru, Susan Wakuthii; the fourth is yet to be identified. The deceased, Peter Mwangi Gichobu, a Taxi driver Read More

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DPR urges Gombe govt to equip fire service

April 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Gombe state field office of Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has called on the government of the state to device a means to decongest the Gombe bypass road leading to Biu in Borno state. According to the controller of the Gombe DPR office Alhaji Abdullahi Abawa, congestion around the bypass road which is supposed to be free is endangering Read More

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Nine APC members die in Jigawa auto crash

January 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nine members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) reportedly died in auto crash yesterday while returning from the party’s governorship campaign in, Hadejia, Jigawa State. Blueprint newspaper learnt the accident, which claimed the lives of seven males and two females, occurred in three different spots. The Jigawa state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Abdu Jinjiri, who confirmed the accidents Read More