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Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Accident Claims 9, Others Injured

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Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Accident Claims 9, Others Injured

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun has confirmed the death of nine people in an accident involving two vehicles on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Wednesday.

The Sector Commander of FRSC in the state, Mr. Ahmed Umar, revealed that 16 other persons sustained varying degrees of injuries.

Umar explained that the accident occurred at about 3.45 pm. around Wich Tech Company, near Danco Station on the ever-busy expressway.

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“The accident involved a commercial white Mazda bus, with registration number: APP 28 YE and a blue Volvo truck, with no number plate. He said.

The sector commander further stated that the Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident involved 25 persons, with nine killed and 16 injured.

“The corpses of the deceased had been deposited at the morgue of Idera Hospital, Sagamu, while the survivors were receiving treatment at the same hospital.

“The cause of the accident could be traced to speed violation and overloading on the part of the commercial bus driver.

He added that the commercial bus lost control due to excessive speeding and rammed into the truck.

The sector commander said that clearing of obstruction caused by the crash by FRSC officials and other sister agencies had commenced.

He advised motorists to exercise patience and remain calm, as the situation in the axis would soon be normalized.

Umar stressed the need for caution, saying that as all hands must be on deck to ensure that lives were not lost due to carelessness on the road.

While advising motorists to always obey traffic rules and regulations, the sector commander assured that FRSC would continually be committed to creating a safer motoring environment.

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Panic In Abuja As Okada Riders Protest Ban

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Panic In Abuja As Okada Riders Protest Ban

There is panic among Abuja residents on Monday, August 8, 2022, as okada riders protested in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) protested against the impoundment of their motorcycles.

The task force of the FCT Administration had stormed the Goza area along the Airport road in Abuja to clamp down on the operators.

Displeased with the seizure and impoundment of their motorcycles, the operators blocked the road in protest and caused heavy traffic for motorists plying the road.

FCT taskforce went there to seize the motorcycles of those operating at the expressway. They have been warned to stop using the highway. But they still do, which was why the task force came. But they angrily blocked the road afterward,” a commercial bus driver stated.

Confirming the incident, the FCT Police Spokesperson, Josephine Adeh said policemen have been deployed to the area to restore normalcy.

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Warri Old NPA Engulf In Flames, As Residents Scatter

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Warri Old NPA Engulf In Flames, As Residents Scatter

Residents have scampered for safety, as popular Warri old Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), Delta State engulf in flames.

Report reaching NEWSRAND is that the particular side that is on fire is the Miller Waterside axis of NPA in Warri South LGA. 

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Meanwhile, residents of the area have called on the Delta State Government to intervene, as they use local means to battle the fire in order to give it under control. 

Our source continued that many houses and properties have already been destroyed by the fire. 

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Justice Served As Court Sentences Uduak Akpan To Death

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Justice Served As Court Sentences Uduak Akpan To Death

Justice Bassey Nkanang of the Akwa Ibom State High Court, has sentenced Uduak Akpan to death by hanging for the murder of Iniubong Umoren.

Umoren, a graduate of Philosophy, University of Uyo, was killed on April 2021.

She was job hunting while awaiting mobilisation for the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.

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