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Champions League: Man City Were Better than PSG, their Goals Were Accidents – Pochettino
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Champions League: Man City Were Better than PSG, their Goals Were Accidents – Pochettino

Paris Saint-Germain gaffer, Mauricio Pochettino, has disclosed that Manchester City were better than his team in the second half following their Champions League semi-final first-leg 2-1 defeat against the Premier League leaders on Wednesday night in Paris. Pochettino also insisted that the two goals Man City scored against PSG were accidents. Marquinhos had opened the scoring in the first leg for the French Ligue 1 Champions before Kevin de Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez scored two second-half goals to give Pep Guardiola’s men a first-leg advantage ahead of the second leg tie next week. “I think we deserved to go into the dressing room with the advantage, but [in the] second half, they were better than us,” Pochettino told BT Sport after the game. “They dominated. If you see [the...
Abuja Crash: We Don’t Investigate Military Accidents – AIB
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Abuja Crash: We Don’t Investigate Military Accidents – AIB

The Accident Investigation Bureau , on Sunday , said that it does not investigate military incidents or accidents except when invited . General Manager, Public Affairs, AIB , Mr Tunji Oketunbi, made this known in a message sent to The PUNCH. A jet operated by the Nigerian Air Force had crashed in Abuja earlier today. About six occupants of the military aircraft , King Air 350 , were feared killed in the accident . The jet en route Minna in Niger State crashed close to the runway of the Abuja airport after reporting engine failure. The Minister of Aviation , Hadi Sirika, in a tweet , described the accident as “ fatal ” and prayed for the “ departed souls ” . Reacting , the AIB which is the investigating commission in charge of all aviation- related accidents and incidents in Nigeri...
Lagos State Government Auctions 83 Vehicles Impounded from Traffic Offenders
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Lagos State Government Auctions 83 Vehicles Impounded from Traffic Offenders

The Lagos State Ministry of Justice in collaboration with the State TaskForce on Environmental and Special Offences on Monday, February 8, supervised the public auction of 83 forfeited vehicles. The auctioned vehicles were earlier impounded in different areas of the state and at different times for contravening the one-way traffic law in the state. In January 2021, the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit secured a court order to auction the vehicles. The auction exercise was held today at the premises of the State Taskforce in Alausa, Ikeja in accordance with the forfeiture order of the Court. In attendance were the Chairman of the State Taskforce, the Coordinator of the State Special Offences Mobile Court, and representatives of the Ministry of Justice and...
1,236 Nigerians Die In Road Accidents In Q3 2020 – NBS
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1,236 Nigerians Die In Road Accidents In Q3 2020 – NBS

The road transport data (Q3 2020) report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) data revealed that 3,066 road crashes occurred in the third quarter of 2020. Major cause of road crashes According to the statistics bureau, speed violation is reported as the major cause of road crashes in Q3 2020 and it accounted for 57.26% of the total road crashes reported, Wrongful overtaking followed closely as it accounted for 7.11% of the total road crashes recorded while Dangerous Overtaking recorded the least of the total road crashes reported. People Killed? Similarly, a total of 1,236 Nigerians got killed in the road traffic crashes recorded in Q3 2020. Out of the total Nigerians that got killed, 1,176 are adults representing 95% of the figure while the remaining 60 Nigerians are...
Plastic Surgery is not for the rich alone – Dr. Femi Oladeji, LekkiHill
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Plastic Surgery is not for the rich alone – Dr. Femi Oladeji, LekkiHill

Dr. Femi Oladeji, the Chief Plastic Surgeon at LekkiHill Hospital (Home of LekkiHill Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery) has stated that the surgical procedure is not for the rich and affluent alone as many believe. In an interview with Guardian Newspaper on Sunday, Dr. Femi noted that plastic surgery is not vanity but a health requirement for lots of people born with abnormality, accident victims or those with trauma. "Some people miss the opportunity to amend the deformity at early stage, because they did not know that such treatment is available. Now, as adult, carrying such things around is embarrassing. It could be traumas, somebody has an accident or anything traumatic, from fight, injuries from anything or disaster, as a result, they have structural or functional defect, it is the p...
Fuel-Laden Tankers Explode On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Cause Heavy Traffic
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Fuel-Laden Tankers Explode On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Cause Heavy Traffic

Multiple tanker accidents in Ojodu Berger, Kara bridge, involving four tankers are causing heavy traffic along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The situation is being managed by Lagos State firefighters and traffic controller, the police, and federal road safety commission to ease vehicular movement. Details of the incident are still yet unknown but a witness said the fire started after a loud bang. However, some social media comments reveal that the incident started around 1 am.
Bolanle Olukanni, Ifuennada, Others React to Lagos State Government’s Decision to ban Okada, Keke NAPEP
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Bolanle Olukanni, Ifuennada, Others React to Lagos State Government’s Decision to ban Okada, Keke NAPEP

Bolanle Olukanni, Ifuennada and other Nigerians are reacting to the decision of the Lagos state government to ban Okadas and Tricycles from operating in some parts in the state. The state government announced the ban on the operations of Okada and keke Napep riders in certain parts of the state. The state government said it took the decision following the alarming rate of motorcycle accidents in the state. Bolanle and other Nigerians feel this isn't a welcomed development as the government has not put in place alternative mode of transportation before placing the ban. Read reactions below  
Lagos State Government Bans Okadas, Tricyles and Others  From Operating in Parts of the State
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Lagos State Government Bans Okadas, Tricyles and Others From Operating in Parts of the State

The Lagos State Government has banned the activities of motorcycle riders popularly known as Okada riders and tricycle riders in six Local Government Areas (LGAs), nine Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) and 10 major highways across the State. Also banned are ride hailing services, OPay and GOkada. The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, who made the announcement at the State House in Alausa, said the measures were taken by the Government in response to “scary figures” of fatal accidents recorded from operations of Okada and tricycles in the State between 2016 and 2019. Omotoso said the lack of regard for the Lagos Traffic Laws by the Okada and tricycle riders had resulted in preventable loss of lives, adding that their impermissible movements on re...
Lagos Records 200 Motorcycle Accidents Monthly – Sanwo-Olu
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Lagos Records 200 Motorcycle Accidents Monthly – Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government has announced plans to halt the abuse of traffic laws by motorcycle and tricycle riders, saying the menace can no longer be condoned. A statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, affirmed that the ongoing enforcement of traffic laws will be stepped up across the State to check motorcyclists and motorists violating the laws. The Commissioner explained that the violation of traffic laws by commercial motorcyclists was unacceptable, thereby necessitating the enforcement of the State Traffic Law 2018 to pave the way for the implementation of the present administration’s transportation project. He recalled that the alarming negative statistics resulting from motorcycle accidents and the compelling need to enhance sa...
FRSC Records 9,698 Accidents, 4,737 Deaths In 2019
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FRSC Records 9,698 Accidents, 4,737 Deaths In 2019

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said that 9, 698 accidents were recorded in 2019 leading to 4, 737 deaths. FRSC Corps Marshall, Boboye Oyeyemi stated this on Thursday while addressing journalists in Abuja, the nation’s capital. “Available data to the corps revealed that between January to October 2019, a total of 9, 698 road traffic crashes were recorded out of which 4,737 people were recorded dead. “We have 30, 744 people sustained various degrees of injury to 68, 193 people involved. 63, 456 were rescued. More disheartening is that the nation has to grapple with the worrisome challenges of crashes involving the articulated vehicles in the year 2019,” he stated. Oyeyemi stated that his agency is worried about the challenges of crashes involving trailers and trucks...
One Dies, Another Injured As Tanker Explodes In Kano
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One Dies, Another Injured As Tanker Explodes In Kano

One person has died and another has been injured after a tanker exploded in a community in Kano state. One person has been confirmed dead while another sustained injury when a tanker filled with gasoline (diesel) exploded at Rano road in Bunkure, Bunkure Local Government Area of Kano State. The Spokesman for Kano State Fire Service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano that the accident occurred at about 8.52 a.m on Thursday. “We received a distress call from one Malam Mohammed at about 08.52 a.m that there was a tanker that was gutted by fire on Rano road. “On receiving the information, we quickly dispatched our personnel and vehicle to the scene of the incident at about 09.10 a.m to rescue the victims,” Mohammed said. He said that the tanker’s p...
Two died, and 8 injured in Ogun Auto crash during Sallah
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Two died, and 8 injured in Ogun Auto crash during Sallah

Two persons were on Tuesday confirmed dead in separate accidents on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway in Ogun. Mr Clement Oladele, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta on Wednesday. Oladele said that the first crash occurred around 4:52 am on the Lagos – Ibadan expressway at AP petrol station in Sagamu. He said that the accident, which involved an Iveco truck marked KTU 565 XW, was as a result of excessive speeding which led to loss of control. Oladele said that the accident involved three male adults, adding that two persons sustained injuries while one person died. The FRSC boss explained that the injured and the dead were taken to Olabisi Ona...
FRSC Cautions School Proprietors Against Hiring Unqualified Drivers
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FRSC Cautions School Proprietors Against Hiring Unqualified Drivers

Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has warned proprietors of private and public schools against engaging the services of unqualified drivers. The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Sector Commander of the corps, Mr Gora Wobin, gave the warning at the National Road Safety Club Day held in Abuja on Thursday. The event was in commemoration of the 2019 Children’s Day celebration with the theme: “Walk for keeping Children Safe While Driving”. Wobin who was represented by the command’s Head of operations, Mr Samuel Ochi, decried the employment of roadside drivers by heads of schools as an unhealthy practice capable of endangering their lives. He said that the command had made it mandatory for all drivers to go through training at least once in a year. The sector commander said that t...
Bad Road Is  Not The Cause of Accidents on Highways – Fashola
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Bad Road Is Not The Cause of Accidents on Highways – Fashola

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said that bad roads are not the cause of accidents on highways in Nigeria. Fashola said that injuries and avoidable accidents that occur on highways are not always due to bad roads as claimed by many Nigerian road users. He stated this when he spoke at a capacity building workshop on the activation of the five United Nations’ Convention on Road Traffic acceded to by Nigeria in Abuja yesterday March 20th. According to him over speeding and reckless driving are the main causes of accidents on Nigerian roads. In a statement issued by the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing on Wednesday, the minister noted that injuries and avoidable accidents that occurred daily on highways were regrettable. The statement...
Algeria Military Plane Crash Kills Two People
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Algeria Military Plane Crash Kills Two People

A military plane crash has killed two people in Algeria, the fighter jet crashed during an overnight training exercise, killing its crew members. According to the defence ministry, the Russian-made Sukhoi SU-24 plane went down in an uninhabited farming area in the province of Tiaret, around 250 kilometres (155 miles) southwest of Algiers. The pilot and co-pilot were killed during the “night-time training flight”, it said, adding that it was investigating the causes of the accident. It was the first such incident since the country’s worst military plane crash that killed 257 people in April last year at a military base near Algiers. In April an Ilyushin IL-76 transport plane slammed into a field near an airbase south of Algiers, killing 257 people — Algeria’s deadliest such ...
Oyedepo Rains Curses Ahead of The Presidential Election
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Oyedepo Rains Curses Ahead of The Presidential Election

Founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo has rained curses against those killing Nigerians ahead of the presidential election. He made this known in reaction to the postponed general elections which have now been rescheduled to commence as from February 23. While addressing his congregation with a sermon, Oyedepo pronounced tribulation on those dragging the country backward. According to him, ‘Nigeria is gone’, and is only surviving because of the prayers from the Church. He said: “How long do we keep going on and off, forward and backward in this country. Ordinary election we cannot manage in Nigeria. “A country you take one step forward and 20 steps backward, a country where they kill people for sacrifice so they can win the election. “Minus the...
Eid-EL-Kabir: FRSC Deploys 140 Personnel in Badagry
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Eid-EL-Kabir: FRSC Deploys 140 Personnel in Badagry

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Badagry Command, on Friday said that it had deployed 140 personnel ahead of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, slated for Aug. 21 and Aug. 22. The Unit Commander, Mr Fatai Bakare, told newsmen in Badagry that the step was taken to prevent road accidents and ensure free flow of traffic during the Sallah holidays. File: FRSC officials He said that the command had 90 staff and 50 special Marshal that would be on duty during Muslim festival, adding that no personnel would be given leave or pass until after the celebration. According to him, the officials will be stationed at black spots and accident-prone areas, to ensure that motorists abide by traffic rules. “Our officials are going to be alert during this period, and would be deployed at different...
Olga Pronina Dead: Instagram Star And Russia’s ‘Sexiest Motorcyclist’ Dies In High Speed Crash
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Olga Pronina Dead: Instagram Star And Russia’s ‘Sexiest Motorcyclist’ Dies In High Speed Crash

A woman who was dubbed Russia’s "sexiest motorcyclist" after she posted footage her stunts on social media, has died in a high speed crash. Olga Pronina was followed by hundreds of thousands of people on Instagram which she regularly updated with pictures and videos. The 40-year-old, was speeding through Vladivostok, an eastern Russian city near the border with China and North Korea, when she crashed into a fence. She passed away from her injuries before the emergency services could reach her. Her friend arrived on the scene 20 minutes later and found her rear wheel had been thrown 600m, according to state run news agency Sputnik news. Pronina, who went by the handle "Monika9422", had over 200,000 Instagram followers at the time of her death. Her profile has since been remov...
We Are Always Preventing Accidents During Rainy Season – NRC
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We Are Always Preventing Accidents During Rainy Season – NRC

Jerry Oche, the Lagos District Manager of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, said on Tuesday that proactive measures had been put in place to prevent accidents on rail tracks during the rainy season. Oche disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos. He also said that new strategies had been evolved by the Lagos District of the NRC to prevent accidents across various rail lines and level crossings in the district. He said: “We are being proactive in preventing accidents during the rainy season. “From experience, we discovered that accidents are usually on the increase during the rainy season. “We have embarked on a new programme now to replace the quality of timber at level crossings, with newer sets. “At any point at level crossings, we have tim...
10 Killed In Bus Crash In Southern Morocco
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10 Killed In Bus Crash In Southern Morocco

Ten people have been killed and 22 others injured in a collision between a truck and a bus near Agadir in southern Morocco. Saturday's collision caused a fire on board the bus, the local Health Ministry office said. The injured were taken to Hassan II hospital in Agadir, while another in a critical condition was airlifted to Marrakech. An investigation has been launched. An estimated 3,000 people were killed in road accidents in Morocco in the first 10 months of 2016, according to figures from the Ministry of Equipment and Transport.  

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