Connect with us

National News

Operation Thunderstorm Clampdown 110 Vehicles In Lagos – FRSC

Published

on

Operation Thunderstorm Clampdown 110 Vehicles In Lagos - FRSC

Mr. Olusegun Ogungbemide, the Lagos Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), says the corps has arrested 110 traffic violators on Wednesday under its Operation Thunderstorm.

Ogungbemide disclosed this in a statement by the FRSC Route Commander and Public Education Officer, Mrs. Olabisi Sonusi, in Lagos.

He explained that the command had begun a special operation, tagged “Operation Thunderstorm”, to clamp down on Very Important Personalities (VIPs) for flagrant disobedience to the National Road Traffic Regulations.

READ ALSO: FRSC Officials To Start Operating With Guns

According to him, the corps has noticed a new trend of aberration and disregard for law and order.

”Some VIPs are in the habit of not fixing number plates and fond of replacing their number plates with pet names.

“A situation where some VIPs and motorists change one of their Number Plates, which comes in pairs, with their pet names or their popular slogans, can no longer be tolerated,” he warned.

The sector commander said that the operation had recorded 110 traffic offenders for number plate violations and other offenses in private and commercial vehicles within the state.

He said that the operations which started July 28, was one of the command’s intervention patrol aim at reducing road traffic crashes and also to stop impunity of not properly affixing number plates and other violations.

“A total of 110 vehicles were issued tickets for 150 various offenses, 75 vehicles got impounded and 35 documents were confiscated during the operation.

“The FRSC boss wishes to remind motorists that number plate has security features that should not be tampered with under any disguise,” he said.

The sector commander further explained that private and commercial number plates came in pairs and were meant for the front and rear of the vehicle except for articulated vehicle number plates that came in three.

He urged commanding officers to improve operations across the state in line with the corps mandate of 15 percent road traffic crashes and 20 percent fatalities reduction.

He also advised VIPs and motorists to revert to using their original number plates, which were not expected to be covered.

He added that in case of any emergency, motorists should call FRSC toll-free number 122 for prompt rescue.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

National News

2021 EFCC Essay Competition: Bawa Present Awards To Winners

Published

on

2021 EFCC Essay Competition: Bawa Present Awards To Winners

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa has presented awards to three winners of the 2021 EFCC Essay Competition.

The awardees were presented with their accolades at the EFCC’s headquarters in Abuja, as Bawa charges them to be good Ambassadors, as disclosed on the commission’s social media page.

“The Executive Chairman of the EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja presented awards to the three winners of the 2021 EFCC Essay competition titled: “How to Fight Economic and Financial Crimes to Make Nigeria Great.” EFCC wrote.

The winners of the competition in order, are;

READ ALSO: Ondo Church Attack: 2 More ISWAP Leaders Arrested -Army

  1. Ehizogie Iyeomoan, an undergraduate student of Law at the Ambrose Ali University Ekpoma, Edo State.
  2. Omtoso Abiola Sodiq, an Engineering student of the University of Ibadan, Oyo State
  3. Zeenat Magaji an undergraduate of Cyber Security at the Federal University of Technology Minna, Niger State.

“We encourage you not only to serve as role models but change agents by shunning all acts of corruption and economic crimes. Bawa said.

“It is no use lamenting that things are not right with our country. We are inviting you to invite others to lend a hand in helping us build a society.”

The EFCC Boss promised to institutionalize the essay competition as an annual event to enable other Nigerians to lend their voices to the anti-graft fight.

Continue Reading

National News

Peter Obi: Nigeria Must Stop Borrowing For Consumption

Published

on

Peter Obi: Nigeria Must Stop Borrowing For Consumption

The Labour Party Presidential Candidate has requested that Nigeria avoids borrowing for the sole purpose of consumption.

Revealing this in a tweet, the former Anambra Governor disclosed that investment should be the only right reason the country should borrow.

“As a matter of urgency, Nigeria must stop borrowing for consumption, but only borrow to invest in regenerative development projects and other productive ventures. Obi wrote.

“It’s ironic that States that received fiscal bailouts did not invest them properly; did not repay the loans and are still borrowing beyond their revenue earnings.

READ ALSO: 2023: Why Nigerians Must Make The Right Choice -Obasanjo

“Also, it has become imperative to restrict Federal borrowings to the statutory 5% of the previous year’s revenue.”

In 1999, Olusegun Obasanjo’s government met $28 billion as foreign debt, it left $2.11 billion in 2007 after successfully securing a write-off by the London and Paris clubs of foreign creditors.

The Yar’adua government added $1.39 billion to what they met, and the Jonathan government incurred an additional $3.8 billion, taking the country’s total foreign debt to $7.3 billion when that administration came to an end in 2015.

Nigeria’s external loan reached $28.57 billion by December 2020, meaning an extra $21.27 billion had been accumulated under the Buhari administration — three times the combined amount by past governments since 1999.

For domestic debt, considered relatively less harmful to the value of Naira than foreign debt, the figure rose from N795 billion in 1999 when the Obasanjo government came to power, to N8.8 trillion in 2015 when the Buhari administration assumed office. By December 2020, Nigeria’s domestic debt stood at N16.02 trillion, twice as much as the combined amount taken by the past three governments.

Continue Reading

National News

Motorbikes, Iphones, Others Recovered As EFCC Rounds Up 29 Suspected Fraudsters (See Names)

Published

on

Motorbikes, Iphones, Others Recovered As EFCC Rounds Up 29 Suspected Fraudsters (See Names)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 29 suspected internet fraudsters, as Iphones, motorbikes, and Laptops, amongst others were recovered.

The law enforcement agency, lists the names of the apprehended, disclosing that they will be charged to court as soon as the investigations are concluded.

“Operatives of the Ibadan Zonal Command of the EFCC, on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, arrested twenty-nine (29) internet fraud suspects in a sting operation at the Omi-Adio area of Ibadan, Oyo State. EFCC stated.

READ ALSO: Police Arrest ‘Money In The Boot’ Scam Artist Posing As A Driver

The suspects are;

  • Abdullahi Kehinde Tawab
  • Ayomide Alase Abiodun
  • Hassan Larla Olamilekan
  • Makinde Adebowale Saheed
  • Tofunmi Oyebade Segun
  • Rotimi Gbadamosi Ayomide
  • Igbamidun Joshua Olamiposi
  • Gbadamosi Samson Tobiloba
  • Qodir Ayoola Babalola
  • Frank Obi Ogechukwu
  • Olawale Abowaba Joshua
  • Dauda Kareem Oladayo
  • Hammed Dauda Akanji
  • Yusuf Akorede Abiodun
  • Haruna Adedoyin Kayode.
  • Yusuf Lawale Raji
  • Adejare Ayuba Olamide
  • Owolabi Gbadamosi Moses
  • Victor Salami Gbenga
  • Abdullahi Teslim Taiwo
  • Oluwaseun Abowaba Samuel
  • Alase Ayodele Philip
  • Oduola Kunmi Ireola
  • Ajayi Olumide Olamilekan
  • Opeyemi Samuel Enitan
  • Yusuf Ayobami Qudus
  • Atanda Jamiu Olamide
  • Ibrahim Bashit Alade
  • Ilori Peter Oladapo

“Items recovered from them include mobile phones, laptops, two motorbikes, one i-watch, video games, and jewelry. They will be charged to court as soon as the investigations are concluded.”

Continue Reading

Trending