Showing posts with label Road. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Road. Show all posts

Friday, November 1, 2013

Nigerians in India take to the street, block Road In Protest Of A Dead Colleague

 Nigerians and other African nationals numbering about 200 blocked the National Highway 17 on the outskirts of Goa capital in India today in protest of the death of a yet-to-be identified Nigerian. According to reports, the incident happened when a gang descended at Parra where many Nigerians stay - in four and two wheeler vehicles and attacked a small grouping of Nigerians with weapons.
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Monday, September 30, 2013

DEMONIC: 7 People Brutally slaughtered On Maiduguri/Damaturu Road

In a shocking incident, seven people have already been reportedly killed Makintamari village in Kaga Local Government in Borno state over the Damaturu/Maiduguri road.

Based on eyewitnesses account, the travellers were beheaded with their heads placed on the lifeless bodies on the key road.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Road Accidents Claim More Lives Than HIV/AIDS

Road traffic accidents claim more lives than HIV/AIDS in the society and must be reduced through collective responsibility of members of the public.
The Corps Commander of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun State, Ayodele Sangofadeji made this revelation while inducting new members of TRACE Mayors in Sagamu, Ogun state.
Commander Sangofadeji while inducting new members said being a member of this group would avail them the opportunity to discharge their assisting roles in saving lives on the roads under the confine of the law without any fear.
“TRACE Mayor was established in 2007 through an amendment of TRACE law by the House of Assembly to manage traffic problems and educate road users in the state with regular TRACERS”, he said.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Federal road in Kogi becomes Paradise for robbers, rapists ....

Abu Micheal, Chief Press Secretary to Kogi State deputy governor, looks at the hardship faced by people and commuters who ply Lokoja- Kabba-  egbe – Ilorin Road and stated the need for the Federal Government’s timely intervention to end the suffering of the people.
Bad roads are responsible for most of the accidents that happen on our roads. At the same time, bad roads hasten the process of tear and wear of various cars and impoverish the owners. Also, pothole infested roads are increasingly becoming the operational zones of criminals particularly, armed robbers.
This is true of the Obajana-Oshokoshoko-Kabba-Mopa-Isanlu-Egbe Road. This is a federal road that links most parts of the West Senatorial District to the rest part of Kogi State. It is also the fastest link between Kwara and Kogi states. The road is now in a deplorable state and it has also become a safe haven for armed bandits who now subject motorists plying the route to harrowing experiences.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sad: Two crushed to death as trailer falls on car on Airport road

This sad incident occurred on Monday night May 27th along Airport road in Mafoluku, Lagos. A trailer carrying heavy duty rods lost control and fell on a car with three people inside.  The three occupants of the car, two men and a woman, were staff of Zenith Pension, Victoria Island. The two men, Ovie and Sir Kay, lost their lives, while the lady survived with a deep cut on her head.
Rescuers managed to bring the lady out of the car that night after they heard her shouting she was still alive, but the two dead men were left in the car wreckage until the following morning when their colleagues showed up at the accident scene. Sad! May their souls rest in peace, amen.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Nigerian Travellers Still Groan Despite ₦1.414 Trillion Spent On Road

igeria has about 35, 000km of federal roads in its network. However despite N1.414 trillion expended on their maintenance since 1999, the roads remain death traps.  From Shagamu-Ore to Benin, Onitsha to Owerri, Gombe to Potiskum, Abuja to Lokoja, Ibadan to Ilorin among others, travellers suffer untold hardships as greater portions of the road network are in deplorable condition. These roads are ridden with potholes and gullies. Watch the video below and share your thoughts by dropping a comment on how Nigeria can improve the state of its roads and other infrastructure.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Woman left her baby to freeze to death on the side of a road, gets Half a Century In Jail

Katie Stockton, 32, faced up to 60 years in prison for the death of the infant, who became known as Baby Crystal around the Rock River Valley after her frozen remains were found. Winnebago County prosecutors dropped 11 remaining murder charges in exchange for her guilty plea in February to a single count of first-degree murder.
Before handing down the sentence, Winnebago County Judge John Truitt allowed testimony about skeletal remains of two other infants found years later in the trunk of Stockton’s car, the Rockford Register Star reported.
Stockton hid her pregnancy and gave birth to the baby in secret on Dec. 17, 2004. Afterward, she stuffed the baby and soiled clothing into an orange shopping bag and placed it along a dead-end road near her parents’ Rockton home.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

64 Dead, 302 Injured In Zamfara Road Accidents

Zamfara State Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Sector Commander, Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar, has said that  64 persons died in 102 road traffic accidents involving 121 vehicles in Zamfara during the Ember months last year.
Abubakar made the fact known in an interview with newsmen in Gusau yesterday, pointing out that the situation was in spite of the intensive safe driving public awareness campaign by FRSC. He said 302 persons sustained various degrees of injuries in the accidents and attributed the high death toll to reckless driving by commercial vehicle drivers.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

How Anenih, Alison-Madueke, Others Robbed Nigeria Of N234bn Meant For Road Construction - PREMIUM TIMES

By Ogala Emmanuel
Despite his indictment, Mr. Anenih has now been appointed by President Goodluck Jonathan to head the NPA board. Tony Anenih, recently re-appointed by President Goodluck Jonathan to head the board of the Nigeria Ports Authority, NPA, does not have a clean past in managing public funds, a 2009 senate report said.

In December 2009, a damning report detailing how Mr. Anenih, a former works minister and then leader of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), allegedly mismanaged billions of naira meant for the rehabilitation and construction of Nigerian roads, was listed for debate – for the third time in a row – by the Senate.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Pregnant Woman, Seven Others Die In Delta Road Crash

A pregnant woman and seven other persons have been confirmed dead in a road crash in Delta State. The accident occurred on the Asaba-Ibuzor Road on Thursday. The pregnant woman and the others were said to be traveling in a 14-seater Toyota Hiace Bus, which rammed into a tipper. Though details were sketchy as at press time, the Federal Road Safety Commission confirmed the incident.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Fashola Arrests Policeman Riding ‘Okada’ On Express Way

Governor Fashola earlier today ordered the arrest of a policeman riding a motorcycle on Lagos/Abeokuta expressway.  The governor spotted the policeman when his convoy was passing on the Ikeja section of the expressway. Policemen in the governor’s convoy effected the arrest and immediately whisked him away in their van.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Lagos Government Issues N80bn Bond To Fund 10 Lane Road, Rail Projects

The Lagos State government seven-year bond, with Chapel Hill Denim Limited as lead book runner/ issuing house, is the largest sub-national bond ever issued in Nigeria and represents the first tranche, under its N167.5 billion debt issuance programme between now and 2019.


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