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

Fatal crash: 12 killed, 6 injured along Kaduna-Abuja highway as El-Rufai gives fresh order

August 31, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

A fatal road accident at Nasarawa Doka, along Kaduna-Abuja highway in Kachia local government area of Kaduna state has left 12 people dead leaving six others with injuries. Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, said, “On a sad note, security agencies have reported to the Kaduna state government that 12 persons have died and Read More

Nigeria set to digitize air accident reports

August 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria is set to lead the world as plans are on top gear by the Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria (AIB-N) to simplify its air accidents information and report in a digitalized graphic form before the end of 2021. The Commissioner/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Engr Akin Olateru noted this on Wednesday in Abuja during the 2-day Industry Engagement on the review Read More

Woman killed in Osun accident

August 17, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A woman, whose name could not be ascertained, has been killed in an auto accident that occurred in Osogbo, Osun state capital.  It was gathered that the driver immediately ran away, leaving the car at the scene of the accident.  The accident occurred around Women and Children Development Foundation, WOCDIF, ring road, Osogbo, Monday evening.  The spokesperson of Federal Road Read More

Gov. Diri tasks new CP on human rights, seeks special outfit for waterways security

August 13, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state Governor Douye Diri has urged the new Commissioner of Police in the state Echeng Eworo Echeng  to respect of the fundamental rights of residents while tackling crime.  Governor Diri gave the charge when he received CP Echeng in his office in Government House, Yenagoa, on Thursday.  A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor Read More

NCS launches investigation into death of 8 in Jibiya

August 13, 2021 Patrick Andrew 0

The Comptroller-General of Nigerian Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd), has directed that a holistic investigation be conducted into the remote cause of the accident involving officers of the service Tuesday, in Jibiya, a border town in Katsina state. Though the service had attributed the accident involving its vehicle that led to the death of eight persons in Jibiya, Read More

Two trucks crush 65-year-old man in Ebonyi

August 11, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

Two trucks Wednesday afternoon crushed a 65-year-old man to death in Ebonyi state. The deceased simply identified as Papa Elijah was killed at Aforezuna junction on Tran-Saharan highway, Abakaliki. The incident happened when two truck drivers competing for space on the ever busy highway in the state lost control. While one of the trucks hit the deceased, the other one crushed him Read More

Need to avoid reckless driving in rainy season

August 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

It is no longer news that ghastly road accidents have led to the death of many people which could be attributed to improper driving in rainy season. You may find out that the number of accidents that are being recorded, the major factor that causes it is driving in a wet weather full of negligence to safety precautions. This is Read More

Edo: Truck tumbles, crushes 2 policemen to death

August 10, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Tragedy has struck operatives of the Nigerian police in Edo state after a truck fell on two policemen along the Benin-Ekpoma express way. The incident was said to have caused the death of the two policemen and a yet to be identified civilian driver.  Blueprint gathered that seven other operatives who were incompany of the police victims escaped death by the whisker.The Read More

5 die in petrol tanker auto crash on Ibadan/Ife expressway

August 9, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

No fewer than five persons, including a cab driver were Monday feared killed in an auto crash at Cecica area of the new Ibadan – Ile Ife expressway. According to an eye witness, the auto crash involved a fully loaded petrol tanker and a blue colour, Micra Taxi cab said to be heading towards Toll-Gate end of the expressway. It was learnt Read More

14 die in Osun road accident

July 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Osun says no fewer than 14 people lost their lives in an accident that occurred on Ipetu-Ijesa – Ilesa Highway on Saturday evening. Sector Commander, Paul Okpe, made this known in a statement issued by Agnes Ogungbemi, the command’s spokesperson, which was made available to journalists on Sunday morning in Osogbo. Mrs Ogungbemi Read More

Late COAS, 10 others: Crash report ready next week – AIB

July 9, 2021 Adeol Tukuru 0

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has revealed that the preliminary report on the crash of a military aircraft late Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 others “will be ready in a week’s time.” The Commissioner, AIB, Akin Olateru, who disclosed this Thursday evening in Abuja during the release of eight flight accident reports by the bureau, said Read More

Bicycle day celebration: FRSC commander leads ride in Bauchi

June 3, 2021 Najib Sani 0

This year’s world bicycle celebration in Bauchi state was colourful as participants from the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Nigeria Immigration service, Nigerian Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Nigeria correctional service (NCS), National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) state fire service as well as students joined the celebration. The celebrants led by the zonal commanding officer Read More