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KATSINA — Some Nigerian customs officers allegedly killed six people and injured 20 others in a car accident in Jibia town of Katsina State early Monday morning. A Hilux van belonging to the Nigeria Customs Service rammed into a people by a roadside while chasing a J5 Peugeot bus they suspected was involved in rice smuggling. A resident of the area, Kabir Jibia, who witnessed the incident reported that it occurred around 8:am after the...

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YOLA — A Magistrate’s Court in Yola, Adamawa State, has remanded Aminu Yar’Adua, 36, the son of late former President Musa Yar’Adua, in prison for allegedly killing four people in an auto crash in Yola. Yar’Adua, a student of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, was charged to court for allegedly causing death by dangerous driving on 23 June 2021. Police prosecutor, Insp. Zakka Musa in the First Information Report (FIR) tendered in court...

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Yobe state Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has disclosed plans by his administration to drill boreholes in all fire stations across the state in order to boost the capacity of the fire service to respond effectively to emergencies. Represented by his deputy Idi Gubana, the governor who disclosed this Thursday in Damaturu, the state capital, when he received a modern firefighting truck from the Federal Fire Service FFS. He noted that the truck will boost emergency...

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AWKA — The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anambra State Sector Command, says it apprehended 108 motorists for driver’s licence violation in the ‘Operation Show Your Driver’s Licence’ in the state. The FRSC headquarters in Abuja has directed state commands to go after driver’s licence defaulters from July 5 to July 11. The operation targets motorists without valid licences, expired ones, and those with expired temporary copies. The Sector Commander, Mr. Adeoye Irelewuyi, told the...

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IKEJA — Lagos House of Assembly has recommended two years’ imprisonment for a person or persons obstructing fire fighting or assaulting firefighters. The assembly made the recommendation in its proposed state fire service bill. The Chairman of the House Committee on Special Duties, Mr. Raheem Kazeem (Ibeju Lekki II) made the disclosure at a one-day public hearing on the bill on Friday. The public hearing was conducted by the House of Assembly. The News Agency...

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Mr. Joseph Ityav, the Chairman of the Governing Board of the Hydro Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) said no fewer than 350 people have died in different boat accidents across the country in the last year. Ityav disclosed this in Malele town in Borgu Local Government Area of Niger State at the flag-off of cutting of tree logs and removal of huge debris from the Shiroro and Kainji lakes. He said of the figure,...

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ABUJA — Corps Marshal, Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyemi on Monday, said 2,233 Nigerians lost their lives to road crashes in the first four months of 2021. In a virtual event to mark the fifth edition of the Babatunde Raji Fashola GabFest, with the theme ‘Arrive Alive: Building a Road Towards Better Driving Culture’, Oyeyemi who identified over-speeding as the major cause of accidents in Nigeria, said the perforation of aged cars on roads also...

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YOLA — An inferno on Sunday destroyed 350 beds and beddings at the Yola Specialist Hospital. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained at the time of filing this report. Deputy Governor Crowther Seth on receiving the news immediately visited the scene to assess the level of damage done by the inferno for government action. Seth who sympathized with the hospital management on the sad development pledged to intimate Governor Ahmadu Umaru...

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Eleven persons died in a crash that occurred along Gbongan–Ibadan expressway in Osun state on Friday. The accident occurred at 9:21 p.m, around Ayedaade Local Government Secretariat, 5km from Sasa Bridge. This crash affected 32 adults and an infant. Of the adults, 21 persons were injured and rushed to the nearest hospital alongside the infant while the others died on the spot. The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed this incident in a statement made...

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ABAKALIKI –The Ebonyi Fire Service on Thursday trained 98 members of the state chapter of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Retailers (LPGRA) on proper handling of fire fighting tools and risk control measures. The retailers are members of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers. The state Chief Fire Officer, Mr. Raphael Ibiam, said the training was designed to reawaken the consciousness of the participants on safety. According to Ibiam, the sensitization will also help...

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