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Fire Destroys Properties worth Millions in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday said that two major fire incidents, which occurred early this year destroyed houses worth millions of naira in Gusau. The Executive Secretary of the agency, Malam Sanusi Kwatarkwashi, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau. Kwatarkwashi said that the incidences occurred on Jan. 11 and 12,...

955 Persons Charged To FRSC Mobile Courts In 2018

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, said no fewer than 955 persons were arraigned in its mobile courts for various offences across the country in 2018. Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, made this known in an interview with newsmen in Abuja, on Monday. Mr Kazeem said that the corps had over 201 courts nationwide and that it was part of...

Gombe: 20 Persons Die, Property Worth N417.1m Destroyed In Fire Disasters in 2018— Official

  The Gombe State Fire Service said on Friday that 20 people died and property valued at over N417.1 million were destroyed in fire disasters in the state from January to December 2018. Mr Wambai Haruna, a Deputy Director, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe. Haruna said that the service saved 2,053 lives and...

Boy, 7, Steps On Abandoned Well Covered With Sacks, Drowns

  A seven-year-old boy, Godwin Samuel, Orepeju Close in the Akowonjo area of Lagos on Saturday, lost his life after falling into a well. It was gathered that Godwin left his parents’ residence to play on the street. While playing, he reportedly fell into the well at 6 Orepeju Close, off Olasehinde Crescent, Akowonjo, Lagos. It was learnt that at the time of...

Mother, Child, 13 Others Killed In Ekiti Road Tragedy

At least 15 persons have been confirmed dead in an auto accident that occurred on Saturday night at Iworoko Ekiti, near Ado Ekiti. Among the dead was a mother, her child, a Youth Corps member, traders and some students of the Ekiti State University in the town. The crash occurred around 9:00 p.m. on Saturday night when a truck loaded with...

NNPC Petrol Tanker Catches Fire in Ogudu, Lagos

A petrol tanker belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) caught fire in Ogudu area of Lagos State on Friday evening. The tanker was loaded with petrol when it burst into flames along the Ifako Bridge inwards Ogudu. Officers of the Lagos State Fire Service, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) were...

Sixteen Feared Dead In Fatal Motor Accident on Benin-Asaba Expressway

  No fewer than sixteen persons lost their lives in a fatal accident that occurred along Benin-Asaba Expressway on Saturday. The accident involved a commercial bus with the registration number AA137 ASB. The state Commander of the FRSC, Random Kulven, who spoke to newsmen in Asaba, confirmed that the accident occurred as a result of high speed, which led to the driver...

Three Dead, 11 Injured In Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Accident

  Three persons lost their lives while eleven others sustained various degrees of injury in a road accident when a Mazda bus somersaulted, near Makun city on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Friday. Mr Clement Oladele, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun State, who confirmed the incident, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta on Saturday that the somersault...

Agency Evacuates 454,450 Tonnes of Waste in Jigawa In 2018

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  The Jigawa State Environmental Protection Agency (JISEPA) says it collected and disposed 454,450 tonnes of waste across the 26 local government areas of the state in 2018. The Acting Managing Director of the agency, Alhaji Umar Amadu, gave the information during an interview with the News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) in Dutse on Thursday. The agency successfully collected and disposed 26,420...

FRSC: 221 Killed In 546 Road Accidents in Nasarawa

  Two hundred and twenty-one persons were killed in 546 road accidents in Nasarawa State in 2018, according to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC). Faustina Alegbe, the State Commander, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Thursday in Lafia, the state capital that 3,296 persons were involved in the crashes that left 1,785 badly injured. Mrs Alegbe said 106 accidents...
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