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Dangote Truck Crushes 6 to Death in Lagos – LASEMA

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) says that six people have died while an adult male has survived in an accident at Ikorodu area of the state. The SUN reports that the accident which happened on 31st Minvolved a Dangote cement truck and a commercial vehicle along Lekki-Epe expressway. According to LASEMA’s Public Affairs Officer, Nosa Okunbor, the Dangote Silo...

Coronavirus: FRSC Warns Drivers, Passengers against Overloading

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has warned drivers of vehicles to carry only one person in front and no more than three in each seat row. This was released in a statement signed by the commission’s Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, following the need to curtail the spread of the global epidemic through avoidable overloading of vehicles with persons. The...

Reps to FRSC: Stop Chasing Erring Motorists on Highway

The House of Representatives yesterday urged Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety to instruct his personnel to desist from chasing erring motorists on highways. This followed the adoption of a motion by Oluyemi Adewale Taiwo who cited a hot chase of an 18-seater commuter bus by FRSC personnel along the Ogbomosho-Ilorin Road on February 8, 2020, that led to...

Robust Data Management Vital in Tackling Insecurity’

The Corp Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has said robust data management will play an effective role in tackling the insecurity challenges in the country. He expressed the view in line with the initiative to issue a National Identity Number (NIN) run by the federal government through National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). Oyeyemi, disclosed this in...

Oyeyemi Decries Alarming Increase in Road Accidents, Fatalities In 2020

FRSC Boss, Boboye Oyeyemi
Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Tuesday said that the first quarter of 2020 witnessed an alarming increase in road accidents and fatalities. Oyeyemi made the assertion in an interview with newsmen at the inauguration of the Assistant Corps Commander (ACC) and Deputy Corps Commander (DCC) Promotion Course at the FRSC Academy, Enugu. The corps...

We need technology that puts phones off while driving – Amaechi

Nigeria’s Minister for Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi has called for the development of a technology that will shut off the phone while driving. He stated this during a high-level panel discussion titled, “Enhancing International Collaboration for Road Safety” at the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Sweden. This, according to him, would go a long way in reducing road traffic...

Why politicians may not commit to road safety, by Amaechi

The Minister for Transportation Rotimi Amaechi has disclosed that politicians in Nigeria will not commit towards ensuring road safety if it does not benefit them politically. He explained this was why the indices regarding road safety in Nigeria have not improved much in recent years. Amaechi stated this during a high-level panel discussion at the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road...

Auto Accident Claims 6 Lives in Niger

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger says four had been burnt to ashes in a fresh accident in Kutigi town of Lavun Local Government Area of the state. NAN reports that FRSC confirmed the death of six persons in a road traffic crash that occurred on Monday on Kutigi – Mokwa road in Mokwa Local Government Area of...

1.35m die annually from road accidents globally – WHO

World Health Organisation (WHO) says no fewer than 1.35 million people died annually from road traffic accidents. WHO, in a statement posted on its website, stated that ministers from over 100 countries would meet to agree on a new global road safety agenda to reduce the number of deaths. According to the statement, the ministers will meet to agree on...

Lorry crushes 5 in commercial tricycle to death in Yenagoa

FRSC
Four passengers in a commercial tricycle and the operator died in a fatal accident on Tombia-Amasoma road in Yenagoa, Bayelsa on Monday. The accident victims were crushed by a tipper driver along the Tombia-Amassoma Road in Yenagoa, the state capital. Mr. Ikechukwu Igwe, Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Bayelsa, who confirmed the incident on Tuesday,  said...

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