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

4 perish in Bauchi auto crash

May 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has disclosed that four people were killed while four others sustained injuries in an accident that occurred in Wailo village, Darazo local government area of Bauchi on Thursday.The sector commander in Bauchi, Mr. Yusuf Abdullahi, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday. Abdullahi said the accident, Read More

Breaking – Attahiru: Nigeria’s Military engages independent probe as AIB-N recovers black box of crashed plane

May 22, 2021 Editor 0

The black box of a Nigerian Air Force Beechcraft 350 jet which crashed on Friday near the Kaduna International Airport has been recovered by the Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria (AIB-N) on Saturday. The aircraft conveyed late Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 other military personnel who died on Friday. The AIB-N, according to its mandate, only Read More

Revealed! How Chief of Army Staff, Attahiru, others crashed

May 21, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru has died in an air crash while on an official trip to Kaduna. Attahiru died in a military Beachcraft 350 aircraft that crashed at Kaduna International Airport on Friday, claiming all eight souls onboard. Blueprint learnt learnt that the ill-fated aircraft crashed at the airport’s runway about 6pm. Confirming the incident in a Read More

FCTA launches investigation into viral video on Maitama hospital

May 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said it has begun a comprehensive investigation to ascertain the truth about a viral video on the social media, purporting that an accident victim was rejected by Maitama District hospital. Recall a short video produced in Hausa language that went viral on the social media two days ago, suggesting that an accident victim Read More

INEC loses 3 in Borno auto crash

April 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had expressed sadness over death of its three staffers involved an auto crash in Borno state. The staffers who lost their lives were Adamu Mohammed Electoral officer, (Biu LGA), Abubakar Hamma Joda and Suleiman Umar (Assistant Electoral Officers), Damboa LGA), while five others sustained injuries. According to a statement on Monday by National Commissioner Read More

Accident: 2 Nurses die, 10 others Injure at Lagos-Abeokuta expressway

April 19, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Two nurses were reportedly dead while 10 other passengers sustained different degrees of injuries when a Toyota Hiace bus was involved in a loan accident along Akinale village on the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway. The spokesperson to the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi confirmed the accident to Blueprintin Abeokuta According to Akinbiyi, the accident which occurred at about Read More

Azare fire: SOS to Gov Mohammed

April 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

I write to call the attention of Governor Bala Mohammed on the disastrous incidents that are happening in Azare. It was reported that the Azare fire fighting truck was involved in an accident on Friday, April 2, 2021, on an emergency scene. Sadly, the incident again occurred on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at the nearest Azare Fire Service Station which Read More

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