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ABUJA — The National Bureau of Statistics has released a report that a total of 1,834 Nigerians died from road crashes in the first three months of 2022. The report blamed speed violations with 2,561 cases; wrongful overtaking, 290 cases and sign light violations, 243 cases The report shows that 24,192 persons were involved in 5,316 road accidents during the period with 12,124 casualties recorded. “On a zonal basis, the North-Central recorded the highest number...

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By Anastasia Mbabie (Staff Reporter) Two-person said to be passengers in a commercial bus have lost their lives, after the vehicle they were traveling in was involved in a crash at Umuokpu, Awka, Anambra State. A source said the commercial bus ferrying the duo crashed with another vehicle and burst into flame, leaving two persons dead, while other passengers escaped unhurt. Anambra fire service confirmed the incident, saying that some of the vehicles involved in...

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KANO — No fewer than 120 people have been hospitalized after inhaling suspected toxic chemicals that contaminated air from an expired industrial gas cylinder that spread to the neighborhood of Mundadu, a suburb of Kano. It was gathered that most of the victims were women and children, though no life was lost in the incident. It was learned that the incident occurred Friday evening when one Saifullahi gathered scrap metals and crushed them for recycling....

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The Mississippi State House of Representative, United States, has honoured renowned multi-business tycoon and serial entrepreneur, Dr. Helen Oritsejafor with a congressional commendation and recognition for her outstanding and laudable philanthropic feats to millions of lives through her non-profit organisation, ‘Dr. Helen A Hand to the Needy’ Foundation. Dr. Oritsejafor, the wife of Papa Ayodele Joseph Oritsejafor, a one-time CAN and PFN President in Nigeria, was celebrated at a conference held at Sheraton Hotel, Abuja,...

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By Emmanuel Chigbata (Staff Reporter) AWKA — A road accident close to Anambra State  Government House, along the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, Awka has claimed one life whose identity could not be immediately ascertained. According to an eyewitness at the scene of the road crash, the victim was on a motorcycle, with registration number QB 804-NSK on the right lane leading to Aroma junction from the Government House when a car trying to maneuver its way hit...

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By Anastasia Mbabie (Staff Reporter) A yet-to-be-identified Bus Conductor, Tuesday, died in a fatal crash that occurred along the Ihiala—Owerri Road, Anambra State. The Ag. Sector Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Anambra State Command, RC Margaret B. Onabe, in a statement issued to newsmen, explained that the incident occurred close to the Ihiala Local Government Secretariat, at about 05:00hours. According to her, 22 people (comprising 17 male adults and 5 female adults)...

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KANO — President Muhammadu Buhari has, on Monday, met with the families of victims of the explosion in Kano, expressing his condolences and that of the country. In a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President visited Kano to officiate at the Nigerian Air Force Day and 58th Anniversary Celebration, and made a sudden move at the official programme by starting with a condolence visit to the...

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ABUJA — Commercial activities were disrupted on Wednesday in the popular Dei–Dei International Timber and Furniture Market in Bwari Area Council of Abuja, the Nations’ capital following a clash between commercial motorcyclists (Okada) and the traders. The motorcycle riders allegedly invaded the market and set it ablaze following an altercation between them and the traders over a woman who fell from a motorcycle and was crushed by a trailer. Following this development, the FCT Minister,...

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo visited the scene of the gas explosion at Sabon Gari area in the state capital Kano and commiserated with the government and people of Kano state over the incident. Recall that a gas cylinder blast occurred on Tuesday morning at No. 01, Aba/Court Road, Sabongari Quarters Kano opposite Winners Kids Academy which claimed no fewer than nine lives and many sustained injuries. The incident happened around  9:30 a. m causing serious...

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PORT HARCOURT — No less than 50 passengers were rescued as fire gutted the tyres of a Dana Aircraft in Port Harcourt Airport. The incident which was confirmed by the spokesperson of Dana Airlines Limited, Kingsley Ezenwa, recorded no death or injuries. Titled ‘Press statement on Port Harcourt incident of 2/5/22’, the statement explained the aircraft had been grounded pending the conclusion of their investigations. It partly reads: “Our aircraft with registration number 5N JOY...

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