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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Car Rams into Commuters, Kill 4 in Lagos

At least four people reportedly died in Lagos on Tuesday when a car rammed into commuters standing at a bus stop. The PUNCH gathered that the accident happened at Ogudu, inward Third Mainland Bridge. According to an eyewitness, no fewer than four people died in the accident. The eyewitness said the accident, which saw some persons injured, also involved children. Read Also: Trucks kill...

Disaster Avoided as NNPC Tanker Falls, Spills Fuel in Alagbado

A tanker laden with 45,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit fell on Monday and spilt its content on the road in the Alagbado area of Ogun State. The PUNCH reports that the incident happened around the state boundary with Lagos State, thereby requiring a collective response from both states. The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said in...

LAWMA Truck Traffic Crushes Four In Head-On Collision

Four people were injured yesterday morning in a crash involving Lagos Waste Management Agency (LAWMA) and a van at Ile Zik, Oshodi, Lagos State. In a statement issued by Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) spokesperson, Nosa Okunbor,  he noted that preliminary investigation showed that the truck belonging to the Lagos Waste Management Agency (LAWMA), drove against traffic before the unsuspecting...

8 Died in Multiple Petrol Tankers Accident in Kwara

No fewer than eight people lost their lives in multiple accidents involving six petrol tankers and a car at Oloru-Kanbi in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara on Wednesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accident occurred when the tankers, heading to the NNPC depot at Oke-Oyi in Ilorin had a head-on collision with three others returning...

Trucks kill motorcyclist, passersby in Ogbomoso

Two trucks yesterday morning killed one motorcyclist and a passerby in Ogbomoso, Oyo  State and inflicted varying degrees of injury on two other victims. The SUN reports that the trucks were said to have separately rammed into the motorcycles at Odo Oru, along Ogbomoso-Igbeti Road. The two accidents allegedly occurred a few minutes apart. The first crash reportedly happened when the trailer...

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...

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