CHI renews N24m group personal accident cover for Journalists

December 8, 2020 Edet Udoh 0

Consolidated Hallmark Insurance (CHI) Plc has renewed the Group Personal Accident Insurance cover worth N24 million assured for insurance journalists in the country. This, according to the company, is part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project, to ensure that journalists who are exposed to danger and hazard in the discharge of their civic duties are adequately protected. The Group Read More

Auto crash claims 11 in Sokoto community

December 2, 2020 Sidi A. Umar 0

Eleven people reportedly lost their lives following a ghastly auto crash involving a Sharon vehicle with registration number LFA 890 ZP at Takakume in Goronyo local government area of Sokoto state. The accident which occurred at Kwanar Kawadata outside Goronyo town had as occupants women from Takakume to Lafiya, Nassarawa state. A report from the area said the driver of Read More

One dies as learner loses control on Osun road

November 14, 2020 Lateef Ibrahim 0

One man has been declared dead in a lone accident that occurred at Ibodi junction along Ilesa-Ife road.  The driver of the car was said to be a learner as the leaning sign was found on the back of the car.  It was gathered that four people were in the Toyota Camry car with registration number EKY 730 AT that Read More

Accident: Dead bodies not yet evacuated from Imo River

November 12, 2020 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Twenty-four hours after a ghastly motor accident involving a refuse disposal van, a mini commercial bus and a private vehicle occurred along Akachi Road in Owerri, the relevant government agencies saddled with the responsibility of evacuating dead bodies are yet to do so. The accident which occurred Tuesday afternoon was caused by bad spots on one lane of the dual carriage in the Read More

Senator Nnamani condoles with Gov Ugwuanyi over Enugu tragedy

November 1, 2020 Taiye Odewale, 0

Former governor of Enugu State and Senator representing Enugu East in the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani has commiserated with the government and people of Enugu State over the fatal accident that claimed the lives of 21 pupils. Senator Nnamani in a personally signed condolence message issued in Abuja Saturday, said the tragic incident   was Read More

Breaking: 2 Policemen confirmed dead, others injured in Ondo road crash

October 13, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Two mobile policemen have lost their lives in a fatal accident along Oba-Ile road, Akure North local government of Ondo state. Eight others were said to have been critically injured. Witnesses said Police hilux van somersaulted several times before hitting a pavement due to over-speeding by the driver. Ondo Police spokesman, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the accident but said two Read More

Updated: Another petrol tanker falls in Lokoja

October 7, 2020 Oyibo Salihu 0

Barely one week after the fatal tanker explosion in Lokoja, Kogi state capital, another tanker laden with petrol has been involved in an accident on the same road in the Felele area of the city. Blueprint reported that at least 23 persons died in the September 23 fire incident. Governor Yahaya Bello in his reaction blamed the incident on bad roads Read More

Felele fires and the stories around the losses

September 25, 2020 Kingsley Fanwo 0

It was a Wednesday we will never want to have again, a Wednesday wet in blood and ashes, dashed hopes and sorrow. The immortality in us received conscience and we were all reminded how true it is that we all don’t see beyond our noses. As the information messenger of the state, I had to quickly move to the scene Read More

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