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Sex workers stranded as FCT authorities demolish popular brothel
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Sex workers stranded as FCT authorities demolish popular brothel

Many sex workers were stranded on Wednesday, September 16, when the Federal Capital Territory Administration demolished a popular brothel, Chris Garden and Guest Inn, at Dakibiu, Jabi, a suburb of Abuja.   It was reported that owners and occupants of structures in the community had been given demolition notices asking them to vacate. As early as 9 a.m yesterday, the streets of Dakibiu were flooded with people, including residents who were trying to cart away their properties before officials arrived with bulldozers.   When the bulldozers finally arrived before noon accompanied by FCDA officials armed policemen and journalists, the first stop was the popular brother, situated at the north end of Dakibiu.   Within 15 minutes, the structure holding abo...
5 dead, 2 Injured in Enugu Road Accident – FRSC
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5 dead, 2 Injured in Enugu Road Accident – FRSC

At least 5 people lost their lives and 2 were seriously injured in a fatal accident on the Nsukka-Obollo road in Enugu State. The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sector Commander in the state, Mr Ogbonnaya Kalu said the accident occurred on Friday, July 10, at Kpokpo junction, by Micho Link Filling Station. He said there were two injured people at the scene and FRSC officials took them to the hospital. He added that the accident was caused by wrong overtaking by a green Toyota Sienna. He said the wrong overtaking led to a head on collision with a truck loaded with fertiliser. All 5 occupants of the Toyota Sienna died. The driver of the truck and his conductor were the two injured people who were taken to the hospital.
Former NDDC Executive Director of Projects escapes gunmen attack
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Former NDDC Executive Director of Projects escapes gunmen attack

Engr. Samuel Adjogbe, a former Executive Director of Projects of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) escaped death on Saturday June 20 after being attacked by gunmen. He told The Nation that the incident occurred around Ughelli, Evwreni and Ogor boundary axis on East/West Road of Delta State. He said one of the occupants of his Lexus 570 Jeep was shot on the head following the sporadic shooting targeted at the owner's seat. Adjogbe who disclosed that he luckily escaped the attack, said Adibor is receiving treatment in one of the hospitals in Ughelli and the matter has been reported at the Ughelli ‘A’ Police Division. The former NDDC ED said;   “They were attacked between Ughelli and Evwreni on their way from Ughelli at about 7:40 pm and my second driver, M...
Why Gunshot was Fired at Aso Villa – Presidency
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Why Gunshot was Fired at Aso Villa – Presidency

The news of gunshot being fired at the Presidential Villa had left many Nigerians worried, and the Presidency has now reacted to the security breach. According to reports, the shots were fired when the First Lady’s Aide-de-camp, Usman Shugaba, attempted to force Pres. Buhari’s Special Assistant, Sabiu Yusuf, into self -isolation over COVID-19 fears. The encounter was said to have degenerated into a heated argument as he insisted he was not the only aide to travel to Lagos saying that the new Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, is in Lagos every weekend till he settles in Abuja, and wondered why the double standard requiring his self isolation for visiting his own wife who just delivered a new baby. Gunshots were later fired by the First Lady’s ADC in an attempt to apprehend...
Pregnant Woman in Labour Dies after allegedly Being Delayed by Policemen for not Wearing Face Mask in Ogun State
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Pregnant Woman in Labour Dies after allegedly Being Delayed by Policemen for not Wearing Face Mask in Ogun State

A pregnant woman who was in labour died today after she was allegedly delayed by police officers for not wearing a face mask in the Ogun Waterside local government area of Ogun state. According to reports, the deceased, Waidat Adedeji, went into labour and was being rushed on a motorcycle by one of her children to the Ita-Otu General hospital when they were stopped by police officers at Sowore checkpoint. The police officers inquired why they were not wearing face masks and also not obeying the social distancing order of the state government. It was gathered that the policemen allegedly delayed the motorcyclist for hours before they were later released. The woman reportedly died some minutes after. Youths in the area blamed the police for her death. As a way of protest, they t...
24 People Burnt to Death in Road Accident in Jigawa State
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24 People Burnt to Death in Road Accident in Jigawa State

About 24 people have been burnt beyond recognition in a fatal auto accident at Gwamfai village in Jahun Local Government Area of Jigawa State. Media aide to the Jigawa State Governor, Auwal Sankara, who confirmed the incident, said it happened while Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar was on his way to Gumel. He explained that the accident happened when the driver of an 18-seater Toyota bus from Jahun heading to Shuwari market in Kiyawa Local Government Area lost control and rammed into a black market petrol seller on the road side. An eyewitness reported that the driver lost control, rammed into a black market petrol seller on the road side and vehicle went up in flames and all the occupants burnt to death. Sankara added that the Governor, who met the accident on his way to Gu...
Man, 54, Arrested on Suspicion of Murder after Woman, 35, was Found Dead in a Home with Suspected stab Wounds
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Man, 54, Arrested on Suspicion of Murder after Woman, 35, was Found Dead in a Home with Suspected stab Wounds

  A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead with suspected stab wounds in a home in east London. Police were called to a residential address on Magnolia Close in Leyton at around 11.50am on Tuesday morning after concerns were raised about occupants. The officers who responded found a woman, 35, with what were believed to be stab wounds. She died at the scene, despite efforts from the London Ambulance Service and medics from London’s Air Ambulance. A man, 54, who was also inside the property, was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody. Officers believe it is a domestic-related incident. Detective Inspector Olly Clark, said: "At this very early stage we are treating this as a domestic-related incident and believe...
Car Rams into Shop few Minutess after its Occupants Stepped out
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Car Rams into Shop few Minutess after its Occupants Stepped out

Occupants of a shop are lucky to be alive after a Mercedes rammed into the building only moments after they all exited the building. A Facebook user whose mother spent her entire day in the building, with building workers and also occupants of the other shops, said they had only exited the building a couple of minutes before the car rammed into it, breaking the pillars and causing "extensive damage". Fortunately, no life was lost.
Six Catholic Faithfuls Die while Returning From ‘Oke Maria’ Pilgrimage in Osun
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Six Catholic Faithfuls Die while Returning From ‘Oke Maria’ Pilgrimage in Osun

A tragic accident which occurred at a sharp bend in Eripa, along Iree-Otan Ayegbaju-Ila Orangun road in Osun State on Sunday February 9 claimed the lives of 6 Catholic faithfuls. The late victims of the accident who were reportedly returning from the annual Oke Maria Pilgrimage (Prayer Mountain) in Otan Ayegbaju, were passenges of an 18-seater Liteace bus belonging to SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Lagere. 9 occupants of same vehicle also sustained injuries from the accident. Osun Police Spokesperson, Folashade Odoro confirmed the accident and also disclosed that the driver lost control of bus which ran into a ditch. He urged motorists to avoid over speeding and dangerous driving.
Gunmen Abduct Daughter of Former ABU Vice Chancellor
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Gunmen Abduct Daughter of Former ABU Vice Chancellor

Maryam Abdullahi Mustapha, the daughter of former Vice Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, has been abducted by gunmen who invaded her father's residence on Friday February 7. The gunmen reportedly stormed the building located at Hayin Malam Jama’a in Sabon Gari LGA at about 11:30pm with sophisticated weapons. The security guard was shot by the men before they abducted the 35-year-old mother of three who was visiting her father from Lagos. They are however yet to contact the former ABU Vice Chancellor's family to make demands for ransom. An eyewitness told The Nation; “In fact we suspected that they must have an informant who must have conducted a survey of the area. “The gunmen invaded the former VC’s residence in a commando s...
12-year-old female suicide bomber attacks Islamic seminary in Maiduguri, kills three
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12-year-old female suicide bomber attacks Islamic seminary in Maiduguri, kills three

Three boys have been confirmed dead after a female suicide bomber said to be about 12 years old, attacked an Islamic seminary in Muna Dalti, an outskirt of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital on Thursday night January 30th. According to reports, the suicide bomber walked into an open class where the boys had just finished their lessons and detonated the bomb strapped on her. "She killed three boys and injured four others," Mohammed Bola, head of the anti-jihadist militia in the area, told AFP. Earlier on, another young girl had stormed a house in the area and detonated explosives strapped on her, injuring one person. "The house was totally destroyed. Luckily, no one was killed as the occupants of the house were outside chatting with neighbours" he said. The Nigerian Milit...
LASG Gives 2 Weeks Ultimatum To Illegal Occupants Of Jankara Market
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LASG Gives 2 Weeks Ultimatum To Illegal Occupants Of Jankara Market

The Lagos State government has given two weeks ultimatum to the illegal occupants of the old Jankara market site, earmarked for modern development in line with the plan to regenerate the Lagos Island. The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako gave the ultimatum during the assessment tour of Lagos Island on Monday. He explained that the Ministry of Physical Planning had served all occupants notices to leave the premises as the government renewal plan for Lagos Island was about to commence. Salako, reiteraited that the clearing of the market was in agreement with the T.H.E.M.E.S. agenda of the State Government administration of making Lagos clean and for a total redevelopment of Lagos Island. The Commissioner said that the redevelopment of t...
Fire Razes Storey Building in Warri
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Fire Razes Storey Building in Warri

According to the Nation,fire, on Thursday evening, razed down a storey building along First Marine Gate in Warri, Delta State, destroying properties estimated at millions of naira. The Nation reports that the incident started at about 4:30pm. Although no life was lost, all occupants of the storey building have become homeless due to the inferno. According to residents, an unidentified person had set fire on a refuse dump. Unfortunately, the flames from the burning refuse, extended to a nearby shanty and then the storey building, which was very close to it. Efforts by people in the area to quench the raging inferno which was fueled by the harmattan wind failed. It was gathered that the Delta State Fire Service when contacted claimed that the truck was faulty. “A res...
Three Nigerian Children Killed in England
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Three Nigerian Children Killed in England

3 Nigerian children, living in Chelmsford, England, were killed in a collision on Highway 17 near the Highway 144 interchange on January 1. At around 8:50 in the morning, members from the Nipissing West Detachment of the OPP along with Sudbury Emergency Medical Service and Greater Sudbury Fire Services responded to a single motor vehicle collision in the westbound lanes of Highway 17, near the Highway 144 interchange in Sudbury. Preliminary investigation revealed the westbound car left the travelled portion of the roadway and struck a rock cut., sudbury.com reports. Two passengers were pronounced dead at the scene.  They are identified as Destiny Osagie, age 11 and Flourish Osagie, age 10. A third passenger, Britney Osagie, age six, was transported to hospital and succumbed to...
Many Narrowly Escape Death As Car Crashes Into A Shop After Driver Lost Control In Lagos
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Many Narrowly Escape Death As Car Crashes Into A Shop After Driver Lost Control In Lagos

Some people have narrowly escaped tragic death in a community in Lagos after a car smashed into a shop in the area. In what will come across as a really stunning development, a car has crashed into a shop in Lagos. The car is reported to have crashed into the shop in the Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos, causing serious stir in the area as people rushed to help those involved in the crash. Luckily, no one was in the shop when the incident happened, so no lives were lost. Also, the occupants of the vehicle are reported to be fine after the accident. The sad incident has left many people shaken in Iyana-Ipaja. Watch the video below:   View this post on Instagram   Tragedy averted as car crashes into a sho...
Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspects, Recover Arms In Nsukka
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Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspects, Recover Arms In Nsukka

The Police in Enugu State says it has arrested two notorious armed robbery suspects and recovered arms as part of efforts to curb criminal activities in the state. The command said that it recovered one locally-made chief revolver pistol with five 9mm ammunition. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said in a statement on Friday in Enugu that the suspects were arrested on May 22. Amaraizu noted that the Command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) arrested the suspects believed to be terrorising residents in Nsukka and parts of the state, after receiving intelligent information about their nefarious activities. He named the suspects as Chinwoku Nwodo,18, residing at 2 Ameze Street, Nsukka, and Bennet Udoka, 24, residing at ETS, Ehamufu in Isi-Uzo Local Gove...
10 Bank Robbers Shot Dead in Brazil
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10 Bank Robbers Shot Dead in Brazil

At least 10 bank robbers were shot dead on Thursday, after Brazilian military police busted a gang trying to blow up ATM machines near Sao Paulo. A manhunt is under way for the rest of the assailants after they fled two banks in Guararema municipality, 80 kilometres north-east of Brazil’s biggest city, the Sao Paulo state government said in a statement. Some of the attackers forced their way into a house where they held the occupants hostage. The hostages were later freed by military police. Around 25 assailants were involved in the early morning raid, according to the statement. During a search of the area police found seven rifles, four pistols, explosives and bullet-proof vests. Brazilian TV showed one of the banks targeted by the gang was located next to a police st...
The Collapsed Lagos Building Was Marked For Demolition Last Year
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The Collapsed Lagos Building Was Marked For Demolition Last Year

We all heard the breaking news today of a building in Ita Faaji where the unfortunate incident happen where a 3-storey building collapse that killed and trapped many lives this morning. According Twitter user Adebayo bankole akintunde share, "The collapsed Lagos Island building had been marked for demolition & occupants asked to relocate last year. "Months later, the occupants came back, demolition mark erased, someone has been settled. "Now, the building collapsed, killing innocent school pupils." Source:
Police intercept vehicle loaded with bomb in Delta
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Police intercept vehicle loaded with bomb in Delta

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force on Friday night intercepted vehicle loaded with bomb along Ughelli-Patani Road Delta State. The suspected weapons, loaded in a White Toyota Hilux vehicle without a number plate, included 128 pieces of explosives and five pieces of electric detonators which have been handed over to the Explosives Ordinance Department (EOD ) of the Police. Acting Delta State Police Public Relations Officer ASP Chuks Orisewezie, who confirmed the story, said occupants of the vehicle refused to stop when the police on stop-and-search flagged them. He said the occupants later abandoned the vehicle and fled into a bush when they were chased by the Police. “The van and the explosives are now in Delta State police Command Headquarters Asaba and have been handed ov...
Popular Kogi Senator Involved In Auto Crash
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Popular Kogi Senator Involved In Auto Crash

Senator Ahmed Ogembe (PDP-Kogi Central) on Friday survived an auto crash along the Abuja-Lokoja road on his way to Okene for the general elections. The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the lawmaker, Duke Opeyemi, disclosed this to NAN in a telephone interview. The Senator’s aide revealed that the accident occurred at about 9 a.m on Friday, at Gegu community in Kotonkarfe LGA of Kogi state. According to Opeyemi, his bulletproof car somersaulted several times, but the senator and other occupants of the vehicle came out alive and unhurt. Ogembe expressed gratitude to God for saving his life and that of the people with him. He prayed for more of God’s protection over his life, his family and the entire people of his constituents and Kogi state at large
Ogbonnaya Onu Involved in Road Accident
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Ogbonnaya Onu Involved in Road Accident

Minister of Technology and former governor of Abia State, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu was involved in a road accident yesterday in Ebonyi state. At least 16 people are said to have sustained injuried after Dr Onu’s convoy allegedly rammed into a bus carrying passengers. The incident occurred along the military cantonment axis of the Abakaliki/Afikpo highway. The bus was carrying passengers from Abakaliki to Uburu, Ohaozara local government area of Ebonyi state while the Minister’s convoy was heading to Abakaliki, the state capital. Dr Ogbonnaya Onu was in the convoy and did not sustain any injury while all the occupants of the bus numbering over 16 sustained serious injuries and are currently receiving treatment at Accident and Emergency unit of Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki 2(FETH...
Traffic Thief Beaten After He Was Caught Trying to Steal Phone
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Traffic Thief Beaten After He Was Caught Trying to Steal Phone

A traffic thief was dealt with, as he was slapped continuously after he was caught trying to steal a phone from a moving vehicle. According to a video shared on Twitter by, @ESheriff237, the traffic thief was nabbed by those inside the moving vehicle as he attempted to steal a phone. As the driver continued to drive in slow pace, the occupants of the vehicle continued to slap the thief. While sharing the video on Twitter, ESheriff237 wrote; This guy attempted to pull a phone from this car and the passengers caught his hand and this is what happened ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
3 Dead With Several Cars Burned As Tanker Fell And Went Up in Flames At Ojo Barracks
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3 Dead With Several Cars Burned As Tanker Fell And Went Up in Flames At Ojo Barracks

At least 3 people have died and several cars were burnt after a tanker fell and exploded at Ojo Barracks, along the Lagos - Badagry express road. According to reports, the accident happened in the wee hours of this morning, at about 3 am, and despite the heavy rain that fell, the tanker was still on fire at the time of publishing this report. An eyewitness who spoke to LIB claims that more than 3 people died in the tanker explosion. A container carrying generators was also caught in the fire. Cars with businessmen's goods were burnt together with the contents. Car carrying cartons of fish Occupants of the cars plying that route who tried to escape the fire fell into the rain water, already made hot by the fire, and they were scalded to death. The eyewitness s...
Three Dead After Armed Robbers Attack Travelers in Ondo
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Three Dead After Armed Robbers Attack Travelers in Ondo

Three persons have been killed after a armed robbery attack at the Uso end of the Akure-Owo Expressway, Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State. According to Punch Nigeria, a source said the robbers stormed the road and stopped vehicles going towards Akure, the state capital, and dispossessed many travellers of their belongings. The robbers shot into the air, adding that when the vehicles were stopped, the occupants fled into the bush, while some of the them were hit by bullets from the bandits’ guns. “There were continous gunshots on the expressway for several minutes. The travellers had to hurriedly disembark from their vehicles and rushed into the bush for safety, but some of them were shot dead in the process of running away, while many of them sustained gunshot injuries,” the s...
Mother kills her twin babies, then deliberately drives into lorry
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Mother kills her twin babies, then deliberately drives into lorry

A mother kills her twin babies, before deliberately driving into parked lorry, apparently in an attempt to kill herself, Kent Police said. Samantha Ford’s 23-month old son Jake and daughter Chloe were discovered in a critical condition at her home in Margate, Kent, early Thursday morning. Police rushed to the property concerned with the toddlers well-being an hour after Ford was involved in car crash and taken to hospital. Jake and Chloe were taken to hospital, where they sadly died from their injuries. A Kent Police spokesperson said: ‘Samantha Ford, aged 37 and of Castle Drive, Margate, was arrested and on December 28, following authorisation from the Crown Prosecution Service, was charged with two counts of murder.’ The statement added: ‘At around 3....
Assistant Pastor Murdered Inside Church in Anambra
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Assistant Pastor Murdered Inside Church in Anambra

A 26-year-old assistant pastor, identified as Justice Nonso Njigbo was brutally murdered inside his church in Anambra state. The Anambra State Police Command has launched manhunt for the killers of a young pastor in Okpoko area of Onitsha. Spokesperson for the police command, SP Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident said that a complaint at Okpoko division stated that on the December 18, at about 4am, three unknown men scaled the fence of Christ Holy church located at No 30 Orumba Street Okpoko and forcefully entered the room of the Assistant Pastor and inflicted a deep matchete cut on his fore head, shot and injured him on the left thigh and made away with phones of the occupants. Police detectives attached to Okpoko Division visited the scene and rushed the victim to St....
Small Doctor Reveals He Has A Gun License
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Small Doctor Reveals He Has A Gun License

Small Doctor has revealed that he has a gun license, saying his arrest by the Nigerian Police was a case of misunderstanding. The Nigerian singer was arrested a few days ago for ‘illegal possesion’ of firearms and for allegedly threatening to shoot a police officer. The singer was arraigned earlier on Tuesday at the Ebute Metta Magistrate court along with the other occupants in his car and was subsequently released. He wrote; “It was a case of misunderstanding and everything is settled. My fans need to know that I will not get involved in any illegality. The younger ones look up to me for hope and I will never let them down” Small Doctor insisted that he had licence to carry a gun, saying that he was stunned when he later read that he was in possession of illegal firearms, “as I s...
Police involved in Accident while Pursuing a Car Suspected to be Owned by a Yahoo Yahoo boy
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Police involved in Accident while Pursuing a Car Suspected to be Owned by a Yahoo Yahoo boy

The occupants of a tricycle are currently being treated at the Federal Medical Center Asaba after a police van rammed into them this morning. Activist, Prince Harrison Gwamnishu, who shared the story online, said the officers who are operatives of the Special Anti-Kidnapping Squad (SAKS) of the Nigerian Police Force, Delta State Command, were pursuing  a Toyota Camry car they thought was owned by Yahoo Yahoo boys when they rammed into the tricycle. Gwamnishu on facebook page wrote ''Some operatives of the Special Anti-Kidnapping Squad (SAKS) of the Nigerian Police Force, Delta State Command were today ridiculed after they allegedly caused an accident within GT Bank Asaba while chasing a Toyota Camry car they mistook for YAHOO YAHOO. The tricycle rider and the four passengers are...
Three People Feared Dead In Delta As Vehicle Plunges Into Agbarho River
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Three People Feared Dead In Delta As Vehicle Plunges Into Agbarho River

As many as three people have been feared dead as a car plunges deep inside the Agbarho river in Delta state. File photo: Vehicle being pulled out of a river According to a report by Punch Metro, no fewer than three persons have been reportedly drowned as vehicle carrying five passengers plunged into the Agbarho River along the East-West Road in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. The incident was said to have occurred during a downpour on Tuesday. This is coming barely a month after a similar incident occurred, which claimed the lives of three persons who were returning from Bayelsa State. Two of the five passengers were said to have survived the accident. At the time our correspondent visited the scene of the accident on Wednesday, local and pro...
Horror: How Tanker Fire Roasted A Woman And Her 2 Kids Alive On Their Way From Church In Ondo
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Horror: How Tanker Fire Roasted A Woman And Her 2 Kids Alive On Their Way From Church In Ondo

The heartbreaking story has been told of a woman and her two children who were roasted alive on their way from church in Ondo. Scene of the sad incident Tears flowed freely, last Wednesday, as the charred remains of a mother, her two children and two other persons coming from church were packed into nylon bags after the car they were being conveyed in was razed by a fuel tanker fire in Akure, Ondo State capital. It as a pitiable sight as residents of Shagari Village on the outskirts of Akure, where the crash occurred, cried their hearts out. The fire, sparked by the impact of the crash, which occurred at about 7pm at the Shagari Village junction on Akure-Owo expressway, consumed every object along its way. Eight vehicles, including a bus said to be owned by a baker, ...
6 People Burnt To Death In Kano Accident Involving Motorcycle & Vehicle
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6 People Burnt To Death In Kano Accident Involving Motorcycle & Vehicle

A motorcycle carrying gallons of fuel caused a fatal accident today in Bebeji Local Government Area in Kano State. According to reports, the incident occurred on the day, after the motorcycle rider tried to avoid a car that tried to hit him. The gallons of fuel fell on the ground and exploded immediately -burning the car occupants. According to reports, six passengers were burnt to death out of nine passengers as the rest were immediately rushed to the hospital...
Man Teaches His Daughter How To Drive In Kano As They Crash Into A Pole
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Man Teaches His Daughter How To Drive In Kano As They Crash Into A Pole

A driver who was reportedly teaching his daughter how to drive landed in a gutter after crashing into a pole in Kano state. The car occupants were said to have come out of the accident unhurt as residents gathered to see what happened. The vehicle which had the learners 'L' sign was later taken towed away.