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Stop ‘Hanging’ On Moving Vehicles, FRSC Tells Political Campaigners

The Federal Road Safety Corps, Nasarawa State command, has called on politicians to stop their supporters from hanging on moving vehicles to minimise the risk of road accidents. The Sector Commander, Mrs Faustina Alegbe, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lafia, on Wednesday that FRSC was worried over the menace, which could also endanger other road users. Alegbe said the...

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...

Second Hand Tyres are like Time Bomb Ready to Explode – FRSC Warns

The Itori Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, has advised motorists to desist from buying second-hand tyres known as ‘Tokunbo’ tyres to avert unnecessary crashes traced to tyre burst. Mr Aliyu Yahaya, the Itori Unit Commander of corps, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Ota, Ogun. According...

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...

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...

Articulated Vehicle Crushes Pregnant Woman to Death in Ibadan

  A pregnant woman suspected to be in her late 20s was on Wednesday morning crushed to death by an articulated vehicle, while trying to cross the road at Molete area of Ibadan. Two other people were involved in the accident. The incident happened beneath the Molete flyover linking Beere/Oje to Challenge roundabout. Confirming the incident, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Public...

FRSC Attributes Over Speeding, Wrongful Overtaking, Others as Causes of Most Road Crashes In 2018

  The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has said the cause of most accidents in 2018 were as a result of over speeding, wrongful overtaking and carelessness of many drivers. The FRSC Sector Commander in osogbo, Osun State, Mr Peter Oke, on Wednesday revealed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in the state. He also disclosed that 18 persons died...
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