Breaking: All on board dead as plane crashes

September 23, 2021 Reuters 0

There are no survivors after a plane carrying 28 people crashed in the far east of Russia on Tuesday, Russian news agencies cited rescue officials as saying. The Antonov An-26 twin-engined turboprop was en route from the regional capital Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Palana, a village in the north of the Kamchatka peninsula, when it lost contact with air traffic control, the Read More

Reps task Fashola on repair of Onitsha-Owerri highway, others

September 22, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives, has urged Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, to urgently commence emergency repairs of the failed portion of Onitsha-Owerri expressway and bad portions of other federal roads with similar conditions across the country. While directing the minister to investigate the ongoing failure of strategic portions of the Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway as the contractor is still Read More

Cultists clash in Osun: Amotekun, JTF raid hideouts, arrests 11

September 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

There was panic in Owo-Ope area, Osogbo, Osun state, as suspected cultists clashed and killed one person. The victim whose name was not confirmed as at the time of filing this report, was allege to be a member of a rival group of the cultists. It was gathered that residents scampered for safety when the suspected cultists stormed the area, shooting Read More

Many cut off as Lokoja-Kabba highway collapses, FRSC raises alarm

August 31, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has appealed for maximum cooperation of motorists and general commuters travelling to or fro Southwest, through Lokoja-Kabba- Federal Highway, noting that there is currently a caving in of a section of the road between Zariagi and Obajana cement factory. A statement signed in Abuja by the assistant corps marshal,corps public education officer FRSC headquarters, Read More

Airline safety: Experts want runways shut

August 27, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Industry experts have expressed concern over the safety of the runway and urged that the runway be shut down for proper resurfacing. According to them , the runway should be closed for proper resurfacing saying there is a curvature that needs to be maintained such that the runway would be able to retain water. The experts stated this on Thursday Read More

Bauchi: FERMA rehabilitates 137 kilometers of roads within 8 months

August 22, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) has disclosed that it had rehabilitated about 137 kilometers roads in Bauchi state within the last eight months. Mr Nanfan Daniel Joroh, the Federal Roads Maintenance Engineer Bauchi state made the disclosure on Saturday during a critical stakeholders workshop organized by FERMA in partnership with Lofty Inc Allied Partners Limited in the state. He Read More

Breaking: 5 weeks after, UNILAG reopens, set for semester examination

August 18, 2021 Editor 0

The management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have ordered students to return to their classrooms for their second semester examinations between August 26 and September 26, 2021, after spending six weeks at home following COVID-19 scare on the campus. The students who had been receiving online classes using the institution’s Learning Management System (LMS) since the July 12 closure 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

NIMASA donates relief materials to Tuggar foundation

August 16, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has donated relief materials to the ‘Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar Foundation’ for onwards distribution to internally displaced persons (IDPs), poor and the needy people in Bauchi State. Presenting the consignment to the Foundation, representative of NIMASA, Musa Adamu said the gesture is to assist the IDPs, the poor and needy in the society Read More

DG tasks corps members on COVID-19 safety campaign

August 16, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

Corps members have been advised to sensitise their compatriots on the non-pharmaceutical safety protocols of COVID-19 as they were deployed to their places of primary assignment.Director-General of NYSC, Brig-General Shuaibu lbrahim, stated this Monday in a virtual address to corps members marking the end of the 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream One orientation ciourse. He advised them to also present themselves Read More

Wike promises N5m monthly for maintainance of FFS firefighting trucks

August 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has pledged five million monthly to the Federal Fire Service (FFS) for the maintenance of firefighting trucks in the state. He made the promise during the commissioning of one modern firefighting truck, Basic Life Support Ambulance (BLS) and one water tanker in Port Harcourt. In a statement released Friday in Abuja and signed by the Read More

Taraba FRSC reads riot act over extortion of motorists

August 12, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

The Taraba state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (ERSC), Mrs Selina William, Wednesday warmed personnel against extorting money from motorists. William issued the warning while speaking to newsmen in Jalingo and described the FRSC organisation as noble and reputable in all its dealings. She informed that the command had deployed its sectoral intelligence to fish out corrupt Read More

Prioritise safety, security of the Nigeria’s cyberspace, Pantami tells professionals

August 10, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isah Ali Pantami, on Tuesday tasked Information Technology professionals to prioritise the safety and security of the country’s cyberspace. Dr. Pantami who made the call during his address in Uyo, titled- The Imperatives of Cybersecurity for a Digital Economy said priority and preference should be given to cybersecurity as the capacity and Read More

Banditry, Kidnapping: PDP unqualified to speak on insecurity – APC

August 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was not qualified to criticise the current administration on the worsening insecurity in Nigeria. Responding to an earlier statement released by the PDP, APC reassured Nigerians that “the security of the nation is of the highest priority to the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and this government is Read More

Indigenes hail Onyejeocha as FG commissions erosion, flood control project in Abia (PICTURES)

August 7, 2021 Editor 0

It was a moment of jubilation amidst deep relief day the federal government commisioned and handed over erosion and flood control works built in Isuikwuato community of Abia state. The project, specifically located at Oghighe/Urualla Ohukabia Aligbara/Ohukabia, Nduibi in Oguduasa clan in Isuikwuato Local Government Area (LGA) of the state was executed through the Ecological Fund Office (EFO), Office of Read More

Fire disasters: Fayemi urges Nigerians cooperation with firefighters to improve response time

August 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state, has asked Nigerians to cooperate with officials of the State and Federal Fire Services (FFS) to improve response time to fire incidents. The governor, however commended Controller General of the Federal Fire Service, Dr. Ibrahim Liman, for the provision of operation truck by his agency to the state. Speaking Friday during the commissioning of Read More

200 corps members not murdered in North-east – NYSC

July 30, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The management of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has urged the general public to dismiss the story that 200 corps members were murdered this year in the North-east as fake and unsubstantiated. A statement from the office of the director-general of NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, read in part, “The attention of management of the National Youth Service Corps has been Read More

Sallah: No orderlies, protocol staff around airports, FAAN tells VIPs

July 19, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

For the umpteenth time, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has reiterated it will not allow protocol officers and orderlies into terminals of airport buildings just as the facilities are witnessing a surge in passenger traffic as Nigerians head home to celebrate the Muslims Eid-El-Kabir Festival across the country. The country’s airports management Authority affirmed the decision is consequent Read More

Corps Marshal Oyeyemi felicitates with Muslims, assures free-crash Sallah

July 19, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has felicitated with the Muslim faithful on the occasion of this year’s Eid –el-Kabir Sallah celebration, urging motorists to take issues of safety during the celebration seriously. The Corps Marshal stated this in his Sallah message in which he assured members of the public that the ongoing Read More

Breaking: NAFDAC approves Moderna, Sputnik, another AstraZeneca vaccines as Delta COVID-19 variant spreads

July 15, 2021 Editor 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has just announced the approval of three new vaccines for use in the country. Director General of NAFDAC, Professor Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye who disclosed on Thursday morning in Abuja gave their names as Moderna of Rovi Pharma Madrid, Spain, AstraZeneca AZD1222 of SK Bioscience Co Limited, Republic of Korea and Read More

Fire disasters: Gombe ‘ll invest more resources to safe lives, property – Gov Yahaya

July 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Gombe state governor, Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya, has pledged his administration’s commitment to safeguard lives and property of citizens by investing more resources to combat fire outbreaks in the state. Governor Yahaya said he was ready to double efforts to assist the federal fire Service and state fire service to ensure safety of lives and property. Speaking Tuesday during the commissioning Read More

Attacks on schools: NSCDC releases survey on nationwide vulnerability

June 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Following the spate of attacks and kidnapping of students in schools across the country, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has conducted a vulnerability survey of all schools in the country across the six geopolitical zones, states, senatorial districts and local governments. NSCDC Commandant General Dr Ahmed Audi stated this while briefing corps personnel at the National Headquarters Abuja on Read More