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17 young Kano men die in fatal motor accident while returning from friend’s wedding in Kaduna (photos)
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17 young Kano men die in fatal motor accident while returning from friend’s wedding in Kaduna (photos)

Seventeen young men from Kano State have perished in a fatal motor accident along Zaria-Kano highway. It was gathered that the accident occurred on Saturday evening, June 5, when they were returning to Kano after attending the wedding of their friend in Zaria, Kaduna state. The victims were travelling in a Kano Line bus and a RAV 4 car when the fatal accident occured. Some of them are said to be siblings. Sadiq Abdullahi, a friend to one of the deceased, Umar Abba-Sheriff, who confirmed the incident said Sheriff died on the spot along with 11 of the victims while the remaining six passed away in a hospital. Abdullahi said eight of them were from Sani Mainagge area of Gwale Local Government area of the state. The remains of 7 of the victims were laid to rest aro...
Gunmen Abduct Nasarawa Lawmaker
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Gunmen Abduct Nasarawa Lawmaker

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a member of the Nasarawa Assembly representing Nasarawa Central State Constituency, Hon. Suleiman Danbaba Ismail. It was gathered that Danbaba was kidnapped on Saturday evening, May 29, while traveling to Jos, Plateau state for an official function. Chairman, Nasarawa Assembly Committee on Information, Hon Mohammed Omadefu, who confirmed the development to The Nation, said the incident took place at the forest in Sanga local government area of Kaduna. According to him, the lawmaker had passed Andaha in Akwanga local government area of Nasarawa State heading to the forest area in Sanga local government area of Kaduna when the kidnappers ambushed and whisked him away. Omadefu, who represents Keana state constituency on the platf...
Passenger Collapses and Dies on Flight from Johannesburg to Bulawayo in Zimbabwe
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Passenger Collapses and Dies on Flight from Johannesburg to Bulawayo in Zimbabwe

A sad incident occurred in an Airlink flight on Monday May 24, as a passenger collapsed and died during the trip. ZimLive reported that the deceased who was one of the passengers on the Airlink Embraer 170-100LR plane which was travelling from Johannesburg to Bulawayo in Zimbabwe, collapsed and died mid way into flight. Body of the deceased was removed by health personnel after the plane landed at Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport.  Confirming the mid-flight death, the airport manager Passmore Dewa told the publication; “I confirm that we had an unfortunate incident where a male passenger died mid-air, which was confirmed once the plane landed. We will get reports from the airline, law enforcement and also health authorities into the incident which will answer questions...
Police stop escort for ministers and VIPs going to Southeast and Southsouth
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Police stop escort for ministers and VIPs going to Southeast and Southsouth

Ministers, National Assembly members, federal appointees and other Very Important Personalities (VIPs) from the Southeast and Southsouth may not be accompanied by police escort while travelling home following the increased attacks against security agents. The Nation reported that the signal which emanated from the Delta State Police Command, have been endorsed by police authorities. Police officers were advised not to accompany their principals to Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo, and Rivers states until the security situation improves. In the wireless message with the reference CB: 0900/DTS/DOPS/VOL.47/812X and title “Attack on policemen, snatching of rifles by IPOB”, the Chief Security Officer, Government House; Chief Superintendent of Police, Department of Operations, Delt...
Imo Poly Student and his Sister Die in Ghastly auto crash while travelling to Port Harcourt for their Mother’s Birthday
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Imo Poly Student and his Sister Die in Ghastly auto crash while travelling to Port Harcourt for their Mother’s Birthday

A student of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, Ifeanyi Daniel Iwuanyanwu and his sister, Vera, have died in a ghastly motor accident. It was gathered that the accident occurred on Monday night, May 2, while the siblings were travelling to Port Harcourt, Rivers state, to celebrate their mother's birthday. Both reportedly died on the spot. Until his death, Daniel was the general course representative of the Department of Science Laboratory Technology. The death of the siblings, said to be the only children of their parents, has thrown the entire polytechnic community into mourning. Friends, classmates and colleagues have taken to Facebook to mourn them. President of NASTES, Comrade Uzoma Stephen, who confirmed the sad news in a statement on Tuesday, described la...
Seven African nations you can travel to by road as a Nigerian
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Seven African nations you can travel to by road as a Nigerian

Travelling by road is cheap and very exciting. It enables you to sight see, interact and take pictures along the way. It is a flexible mode of transport as it gives you the options of cancelling or setting out without much preparation.   To leave the shores of Nigeria legally by road, you are required to have a Nigerian passport, Valid Identification Card, Yellow card or certificate that shows you have been vaccinated from Yellow fever and of course Money. Here are some African countries you can travel to as a Nigerian by road:   1. GHANA: The journey from Nigeria to Ghana by road is quite a long one but it’s the scenic route. So brace yourself for the adventure. You can either choose to go directly with a transport company or hire out a taxi to take you. You c...
UCL: PSG Coach, Pochettino names strong Squad to Face Man City at Etihad
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UCL: PSG Coach, Pochettino names strong Squad to Face Man City at Etihad

  Paris Saint-Germain coach, Mauricio Pochettino, has named a strong squad to face Manchester City in UEFA Champions League, UCL, semi-final second-leg tie on Tuesday. Pochettino named a 25-man squad that includes the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria to lead the attack line for the visitors against Man City at Etihad, in a post via PSG’s official website on Monday. PSG had lost 1-0 against Pep Guardiola’s side in the first-leg encounter last Wednesday in Paris. Pochettino’s men head to the game following a 2-1 win against Lens in the French Ligue 1 encounter last Saturday, while Man City defeated Crystal Palace 2-0 in the Premier League. Below is PSG’s squad against Man City: Bakker Mitchel, Dagba Colin, Diallo Abdou, Di Maria Angel, Draxler Juli...
Three INEC Staff Die in Fatal Accident in Borno
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Three INEC Staff Die in Fatal Accident in Borno

Three officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have died in a road accident in Borno State on Sunday, April 18. In a statement released by INEC Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, the victims were travelling for special training ahead of the conversion of Voting points into Polling units when the accident occurred. He gave the names of the deceased officials as Adamu Mohammed, Abubakar Hamma Joda and Suleiman Umar, noting that the Supervising National Commissioner for Borno, Adamawa and Taraba States, AVM Ahmed Tijjani Mu’azu will represent the commission at their funeral. Read the statement below
Gunmen Abduct Catholic Priest in Imo
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Gunmen Abduct Catholic Priest in Imo

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a Catholic priest, Rev. Prof. Izu Marcell Onyeocha, in Imo State. It was gathered that that the priest was abducted around 7:00 am on Sunday, April 11, at Ihube Community in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State, along Enugu -Port Harcourt Express Road The cleric is said to be a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Humanities at the Imo State University and a native of Avuru Community in Ikeduru Local Government Area. He was said to have been travelling back to Owerri from Enugu when the incident happened. According to an eyewitness, the priest was driving when the gunmen forced him to stop by shooting sporadically into the air The eyewitness said that the villagers heard sporadic gunshots and later confirmed the identity ...
Solskjaer hints on Man Utd stars he will not play ahead of Granada clash
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Solskjaer hints on Man Utd stars he will not play ahead of Granada clash

    Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said he will never select any player who is “at risk”. Solskjaer stated this on Wednesday while answering questions at a press conference over Marcus Rashford’s fitness. Rashford will travel for the team’s Europa League quarter-final against Granada on Thursday night in Spain. He scored United’s equaliser against Brighton on Sunday but came off after being caught in a tackle and missed training on Tuesday. With Anthony Martial injured, Rashford is hoping to lead United’s attack, alongside Edinson Cavani. “Marcus is travelling and we’ve just got to make a decision tomorrow if he starts or if he’s on the bench. “I don’t pick players when we know there’s a risk,” Solskjaer said. “Of course there’...
Kidnappers Murder Pastor after Taking N2m Ransom
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Kidnappers Murder Pastor after Taking N2m Ransom

A Lagos-based pastor, Frederick Aramuwa has been found dead after being kidnapped while travelling along the Ipele/Idoani Road in Ondo State. Aramuwa who was travelling from Lagos to his hometown, Ifira-Akoko in Ondo State had reportedly been missing since March 31. His kidnappers reportedly demanded for ?10 million ransom, which was reduced to ?2 million after negotiations. Channels Television gathered that after the ?2 million ransom was paid, it was the lifeless body of the pastor that was discovered in the forest. His remains have since been deposited in the morgue at the General Hospital, Ipe-Akoko. Ondo State Police Command, DSP Tee-Leo Ikoro who confirmed the death of the pastor said the deceased’s remains were discovered tied to a tree in the forest. Ikoro added ...
Medical trip: President Buhari should transfer power to Osinbajo – Dino Melaye
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Medical trip: President Buhari should transfer power to Osinbajo – Dino Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye has called on President Buhari to transfer power to his Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo as he travels to London for a medical check-up on Tuesday March 30. The Presidency had released a statement on Monday night, March 29, informing Nigerians that the President would be travelling to London, United Kingdom for medical check-up and would be back in the second week of April. Reacting to the news, Melaye in a tweet posted on his handle, asked the President to transfer power to the Vice President through a letter to the National Assembly. He urged that the president should do this before leaving the country today. “The president should transfer power to the Vice President through a letter to the National Assembly before leaving the country in-line with constitution...
Policemen Accused of Allegedly Kidnapping Traveler and Forcing him to Pay a N40k Ransom
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Policemen Accused of Allegedly Kidnapping Traveler and Forcing him to Pay a N40k Ransom

Politicial analyst, Oluyemi Fasipe has accused some policemen at Ekan Meje police station in Kwara State of allegedly kidnapping a traveler and forcing him to pay a N40k ransom. Fasipe alleged that the policemen kidnapped the Ondo State youth travelling to Ilorin and collected N40k as ransom before releasing him. It was further learnt that one Adeoba Isimioluwa Henry received the money. He tweeted; Good morning @PoliceNG_CRU, Your men at Ekan Meje @PoliceNG station in Kwara State kidnapped an Ondo State youth travelling to Ilorin and collected 40k as ransom before releasing him. One Adeoba Isimioluwa Henry received the money. I demand immediate refund, cc:@OkasanmiAjayi   The victim also corroborated the claim. He wrote; I'm Adeoba Isimioluwa the owner of the b...
Twitter user reveals that she still receives monthly allowance from her mom who died 21 years ago
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Twitter user reveals that she still receives monthly allowance from her mom who died 21 years ago

A Twitter user has revealed that she still receives monthly allowance from her mom's testament 21 years after her death. In a tweet she shared, @LovingLuhle disclosed that her late mother was always travelling and buying properties as a single woman in the 90s. She tweeted; The fact that my mom passed 21 years ago and I still get a monthly allowance from her is testament to how badass she was My mom didnt play bru sis was travelling, buying property as a single woman in the 90s.She's my biggest inspiration to this day.
Benin vs Nigeria: Rohr Reacts to NFF’s Plan for Super Eagles to Travel by sea
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Benin vs Nigeria: Rohr Reacts to NFF’s Plan for Super Eagles to Travel by sea

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has said travelling by sea to Benin Republic ahead of the qualifiers on Saturday, is the best route. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has decided the team will travel for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier by boat. According to Rohr, the distance by sea is not only shorter but quite calm. “It will be the best way to go there. “Last Saturday, I made the trip and we were flying on the water. It was so quick and calm,” Rohr said according to SportingLife. The trip by sea takes around an hour. The Nigerian delegation will set sail for Benin capital Porto-Novo on Friday morning. The three-time African champions lead Group L with eight points from four matches, while Benin is second on seven points.
Rohr’s Plans hit as More Super Eagles Players Withdraw From Benin, Lesotho Games
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Rohr’s Plans hit as More Super Eagles Players Withdraw From Benin, Lesotho Games

  Almeria forward, Sadiq Umar, has become the latest player to withdraw from Nigeria’s squad for their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers next week. Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, had included Umar in his 24-man squad for the matches. However, he will not be able to honour his first call-up to the senior national team, having previously played for the U23s. Almeria have confirmed Umar will not be allowed to honour the invitation, because the necessary COVID-19 protocols to enable him to play for the Super Eagles has not been followed. Enyimba’s Anayo Iwuala has been called up as his replacement. Umar joins France-based duo of Moses Simon and Samuel Kalu (injury) in pulling out. The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) has released a statement confir...
French Clubs refuse to release African players for AFCON qualifiers
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French Clubs refuse to release African players for AFCON qualifiers

  The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) has confirmed that French clubs will bar their players from travelling for any international games outside Europe. The decision was reached following a meeting between Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 clubs on Wednesday. Most African countries have their top players in France and won’t have them for the final 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches. Some of the affected footballers include Zimbabwe striker, Tino Kadewere (Lyon), Nigeria winger Moses Simon (Nantes), Benin goalkeeper Saturnin Allagbe (Dijon), Cameroon striker Karl Toko Ekambi (Lyon), Senegal forward Boulaye Dia (Reims) and DR Congo’s Gael Kakuta (Lens). “In the absence of a ‘septaine’ exemption for foreign international players made available to their national team...
Emiliano Sala’s Family Launch Legal Action against Cardiff City over Footballer’s Death on Flight to Join new club
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Emiliano Sala’s Family Launch Legal Action against Cardiff City over Footballer’s Death on Flight to Join new club

The family of late footballer, Emiliano Sala, have launched legal action against Cardiff City and his former club FC Nantes over his death in a plane crash. Then aged 28, the striker was travelling to join Cardiff after signing from FC Nantes when the single-engine Piper Malibu plane crashed north of Guernsey on January 21, 2019. A pre-inquest review into his death took place in Bournemouth on Wednesday, March 10, but a full inquest won't be held until next year. Lawyers for the family said the high court action had been started to "protect their legal rights". The legal suit action includes Cardiff City - the club he had signed for just three days before his death. They are also taking legal action against his former French club, FC Nantes, which sold him for £15mil...
Toddler and 5 Others Kidnapped in Taraba
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Toddler and 5 Others Kidnapped in Taraba

The Taraba state police command has confirmed the abduction of six persons travelling from Wukari to Takum Local Government Area of the state. The state police spokesperson, Leha Reform said the incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday March 9 at Chanchanji, a suburb of Takum local government area. He said the bandits who mounted a roadblock abducted travellers which include two females, three males and a toddler. Reform also disclosed that a combined security operatives were dispatched to the scene and have launched an investigation to bring those behind the act to justice.
Niger State Governor Receives Rescued Abducted Travelers
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Niger State Governor Receives Rescued Abducted Travelers

The Niger state governor, Abubakr Bello, received the 21 abducted travelers who were rescued from captivity on Sunday, February 21. The 21 passengers were abducted by the bandits, while traveling from Kontagora to Minna on 14 February. See more photos of them at the government house below..
Lady Travels Accross Seven States Within Seven Days With A Bike
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Lady Travels Accross Seven States Within Seven Days With A Bike

Nigerian female biker Fehintoluwa Okegbenle, has again left many in awe. Fehintoluwa took to her Twitter page to post pictures of her tour. According to her, On Sunday 14th February, 20121, she rode her bike power across seven states in Nigeria within seven days. Recall that this is not the first time she is undertaking the feat of travelling interstate with her bike. In 2020, she travelled to Abuja and back in a day. She wrote on her Twitter page; "Lagos to Enugu- Uyo - Makurdi - Kaduna - Minna - Ilorin - Lagos on 2 wheels, it took 7 days of riding and pillion. I can't believe I went Across the Nation on a bike This trip, I saw, I came and I conquered I was determined, big thank you to the ATN pioneers for the opportunity"  
Ebola Outbreak: We’re Enhancing Surveillance at Nigeria’s Borders – PTF
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Ebola Outbreak: We’re Enhancing Surveillance at Nigeria’s Borders – PTF

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has said it is enhancing surveillance at points of entry into the country following the recent outbreak of Ebola outbreak in neighbouring countries. PTF Chairman, Boss Mustapha who spoke at the task force's press briefing on Monday February 15, said they will be keeping a "keen eye" to avoid having to combat two deadly diseases at the same time. Mustapha said; “The PTF wishes to underscore the fact that respect for national protocols, setting up of appropriate infrastructure and the all-round protection of our travelling nationals shall remain paramount in our consideration and the eventual outcome. “The oxygen strategy we are pursuing nationwide under case management is receiving the needed support from the global fund. This will...
Armed Bandits Attack Vehicle in Niger State, Kidnap 18 Passengers including Groomsmen
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Armed Bandits Attack Vehicle in Niger State, Kidnap 18 Passengers including Groomsmen

Armed bandits have kidnapped eighteen passengers of the Niger State Transport Authority (NSTA) The attack occurred along Zungeru- Tegina road at Yakila village in Rafi Local Government Area of the state around 3pm on Sunday. February 14. The passengers including some groomsmen, were heading to Minna, the state capital from Kotangora when the bandits attacked. The Director-General of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency, Mallam Ibrahim Inga, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust, said they visited the scene and met a woman and her child, who were left by the bandits. "The only thing I can tell you now is we have rescued the woman and her baby and she is in the vehicle with us and we are on our way to Minna. She told us that the bandits blocked the way and ...
UEFA Changes Venue for RB Leipzig vs Liverpool
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UEFA Changes Venue for RB Leipzig vs Liverpool

  UEFA have switched Liverpool’s Champions League visit to Leipzig to a neutral venue, the UK Mirror reports. The German government has refused to allow any exemptions for elite athletes, to a mandate banning entry on all arrivals into the country, from areas affected by COVID-19 mutations until at least February 17. That means the Premier League champions will be banned from flying in Germany on February 16, the original date scheduled for the first leg. UEFA have now named Buadpest’s Puskas Arena as their mandated alternative venue. However, they have given Leipzig dispensation to find an option acceptable to the governing body and the German government. That means Liverpool will have to wait to learn where they will be travelling for the game, with the Reds du...
Gunmen Kill Former Nasarawa Education Secretary, Kidnap 20 Travellers in Nasarawa
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Gunmen Kill Former Nasarawa Education Secretary, Kidnap 20 Travellers in Nasarawa

20 people traveling to Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa state have been abducted by gunmen who also killed the former education secretary of Nasarawa local government area of the state, Malami Salihu. The 20 kidnapped victims were traveling in three vehicles and were intercepted on Tuesday afternoon along Mungi Sharp Conner in Buga Gwari, Gadabuke area of Toto LGA, by the gunmen who marched them into a bush. Secretary of Gadabuke emirate council, Abdullahi Baba told The Nation that the late Salihu was among those kidnapped but his lifeless body was later found in the bush near the road. Baba said; “The former education secretary was traveling alongside his friend in a private vehicle and was also taken away with others but his dead body was later found in a nearby bus...
Truck Crushes two Brothers on Their Way to Visit Their Mother in Ekiti
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Truck Crushes two Brothers on Their Way to Visit Their Mother in Ekiti

Two brothers were crushed by a truck while travelling to pay their mother a visit in Ekiti State. The brothers, Ojo Hezekiah Abidemi (aka Fresh Strawberry), 25, and Ojo Ayomide, 21, died at the scene of the accident in Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State. It was gathered that the deceased, who are both students of University of Nigeria affiliate to College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, were on their way to visit their mother on Friday, August 7th, 2020 when the tragic incident happened. "The brothers were on their way to visit their mum who’s based in Akure and stopped by a fuel station and according to eye witnesses as they were coming out of the fuel station, an oncoming truck rammed into them. "The driver of the truck ran away while the victims were both rushed to a nearby h...
Gunmen Abduct Military Officer in Ondo
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Gunmen Abduct Military Officer in Ondo

A military officer has been kidnapped by gunmen along Auga-Akoko in Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State. The officer, identified as Captain Gana was reportedly travelling alone in his car when he was kidnapped and taken into a nearby bush. ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, the Public Relations Officer of Ondo State Police Command confirmed the incident to Channels TV. According to him, the military officer was on his way from Abuja to Ibadan when he was accosted by the gunmen who abducted him in the Auga-Akoko area of Ondo State. “He was taken into a nearby bush and the abductors allowed him to call a relation who informed our men in the Ikare-Akoko division. “Unfortunately, before a team of police detectives got to the area, he had been moved away from the place, but ...
Kaduna govt quarantines 50 for violating ban on interstate travel
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Kaduna govt quarantines 50 for violating ban on interstate travel

50 people who violated the ban on interstate travel have been quarantined by the Kaduna State government at the State’s NYSC camp. They will be in isolation for 14 days to ensure they are COVID-19 free. The Special Adviser to governor Nasir El-Rufai on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, in a statement he issued, explained that 27 travellers were the first set taken to the NYSC quarantine Centre on Sunday, while 23 others were brought in on Monday. He stated that the federal and the State quarantine orders currently in force prohibit non-essential travel, stressing that the State would no longer offer the option of quarantine for persons travelling illegally. The statement explained that with the exception of persons on essential duty, anybody attempting to enter Kaduna St...
Man Crushed to Death while Making Video Call in Ogun
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Man Crushed to Death while Making Video Call in Ogun

A man was reportedly crushed to death while on video call along the Abeokuta-Sagamu highway in Ogun State. In a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, the young man, Olajide Asade, who was said to be around 26 years old was travelling from Abeokuta to Ajah in Lagos State before the incident happened. It was gathered that the Madza vehicle in which he was travelling in ran out of fuel while the driver parked off the highway and went to buy fuel. All the passengers in the vehicle reportedly alighted from the vehicle. The victim, according to the statement, was said to have crossed to the other side of the highway to continue with his calls while the driver went to buy fuel at the nearest filling s...
Enyimba players attacked by armed robbers
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Enyimba players attacked by armed robbers

Enyimba’s team bus was attacked by armed robbers on Thursday, as they returned from a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game. The Peoples Elephant had beaten Adamawa United 2-0 in Gombe and were travelling back to their base in Aba, Abia State. They were attacked in Okigwe, Imo State. The incident left forward, Cyril Olisema injured with minor cuts. “They were telling us to stop, be as we noticed they were not law enforcement, we told our driver not to stop. “He sped up and one of them stoned the window with iron, so it broke and injured [Olisema],” Defender Stephen Egbe told ESPN.
Coronavirus: FG Will Not Ban Nigerians From Travelling To China – Lai Mohammed
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Coronavirus: FG Will Not Ban Nigerians From Travelling To China – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government will not stop Nigerians from travelling to China or any other country where coronavirus has manifested. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made this known while addressing newsmen shortly after a meeting of the inter-ministerial and multi-sectoral committee on coronavirus held at the Ministry of Health, Abuja on Friday. He said that rather than impose a travel ban, there will be travel advisory that will help Nigerians who wish to visit China to do so without any encumbrances to their health and wellbeing. “We know it is a bit difficult to ban people from travelling. “Another thing is that this is not a basis to stigmatise people who come from there. “Even if we have Nigerians who are there unless they indicate interest that ...
Thousands of Kobe and Gianna Bryant Mourners Attend their Memorial Service at Staples Center (
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Thousands of Kobe and Gianna Bryant Mourners Attend their Memorial Service at Staples Center (

The memorial service for Kobe Brayant and his daughter Gianna is currently holding at Staples Center with thousands of people in attendance including famous celebrities. The NBA legend, 41, with his 13-year-old daughter tragically died along with seven others when the helicopter they were travelling in crashed near Calabasas, California on Sunday, Jan. 26th. They were on their way to basketball practice when the helicopter they were in crashed, killing everyone on board. See more photos below.
First Class Flight: Bobrisky’s Cover Has Been Blown
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First Class Flight: Bobrisky’s Cover Has Been Blown

The cross dresser and Instagram influencer, Bobrisky made a post this morning where he said he flew First Class again while travelling. In his words people are not allowed to fly First Class twice in a week but then he’s a rich babe and no one can dare stop him. An Instagram user took to the comment section to debunk all that Bobrisky said. She said she flew economy class and Bobrisky was also in there. She further recounted that Bob’s face is filled with rashes and that social media is a scam. People of God, our very own Bobrisky has been called out. He’s yet to respond to that comment but he’s fans are sure not happy with this. Do you think Bobrisky has been pretending all this while? Is his own First Class, audio First Class?
Buhari and his Family are now Objects of Orchestrated Falsehood Coming from Enemies of National Cohesion – Presidency
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Buhari and his Family are now Objects of Orchestrated Falsehood Coming from Enemies of National Cohesion – Presidency

The Presidency has raised an alarm of President Buhari and his family being under fake news attack from people it described as "enemies of national cohesion". The disclosure was made in a statement released by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Mr Femi Adesina, in which he debunked report of his principal travelling to the United Kingdom for 20 days before proceeding to Saudi Arabia and then Austria. The presidency urged Nigerians to be discriminatory about what they accept as credible information, and restrain themselves from sharing what they have not authenticated as genuine. Read the statement below; BEWARE, MERCHANTS OF FAKE NEWS ON THE PROWL – PRESIDENCY Purveyors of fake and concocted Information are currently on overdrive, and Nigerians are u...
Bishop Oyedepo Denied US Visa
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Bishop Oyedepo Denied US Visa

The General Overseer of the Living Faith Church Worldwide a.k.a Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo was denied visa by the Lagos office of the United States Embassy on Thursday January 30. Why Bishop Oyedepo was denied a US visa by the embassy wasn't made clear but he was given the standard default explanation of not being qualified for visa renewal and was urged to try again. But ace comedian Bovi who was denied US visa few weeks ago, was lucky with the embassy this time, as he was issued the visa. However his wife, Kris Asimonye Ugboma was not as lucky as she was denied the travelling document. Eyewitnesses alleged that the Pastor and businessman created a scene at the facility as he insisted that he has not violated any rules or committed any crime to have warranted being ...
Michael Jordan Reacts to Death of Kobe Bryant, Gianna
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Michael Jordan Reacts to Death of Kobe Bryant, Gianna

NBA legend, Michael Jordan has expressed shock over the death of Kobe Bryant. Kobe was travelling on Sunday with at least 9 other people in his private helicopter when his helicopter went down and fire broke out. Kobe’s daughter Gianna was also reported to have been on board the helicopter and died alongside her father in the crash in Calabasas on Sunday. Kobe who used a helicopter to travel for years was known for commuting from Newport Beach, CA to the STAPLES Center in DTLA in his Sikorsky S-76 chopper. The former Los Angeles Lakers star described the news of Kobe’s death as ‘painful’ even as he described him as ‘a little brother, fierce competitor, one of the greats of the game and a creative force.” Jordan’s spokesperson in a statement wrote: “I am in shock over...
China Locks Down Two Cities to Curb Virus Outbreak
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China Locks Down Two Cities to Curb Virus Outbreak

China locked down nearly 20 million in two cities at the centre of a deadly virus outbreak on Thursday, banning planes and trains from leaving in an unprecedented move aimed at containing the disease which has already spread to other countries. The respiratory virus has claimed 17 lives since emerging from a seafood and animal market in Wuhan, infected hundreds of other people nationwide and been detected as far away as the United States. Streets and shopping centres in Wuhan, a major port city in central Hubei province with a population of 11 million people, were eerily quiet after authorities told residents not to leave town “without a special reason”. Trains and planes out of Wuhan were indefinitely suspended, tollways on roads out the city were closed, leading to fea...
Seven Adults, two children Burnt  in Fatal Accident in Ogun
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Seven Adults, two children Burnt in Fatal Accident in Ogun

No fewer than nine people, seven adults and two children were burnt to death after a commercial bus went up in flames while on motion, at Ijebu-Ife area, along Ore-Ijebu-Ode-Sagamu expressway today Thursday January 16th. A statement from the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun State Command,  said the 19-seater bus belonging to a transport company, was reportedly travelling from the Eastern part of the country to Lagos, before the unfortunate happened. The State FRSC Public Education Officer, Superintendent Route Commander, Florence Okpe, said the vehicle according to one of the survivors carried chemical substances suspected to be inflammable. She said her men upon receiving reports of the fire incident, moved swiftly and were able to contain the fire. “The FRSC rescue tea...
See The Shocking Moment A Motorcyclist Was Sent Flying Through The Air After Collision With Car (Video)
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See The Shocking Moment A Motorcyclist Was Sent Flying Through The Air After Collision With Car (Video)

A motorcycle rider was flung 15ft into the air after being hit by a motorist driving on the wrong side of the road in the UK. The 35-year-old rider was hit head-on by the driver travelling at 70mph in a 'high-powered' Subaru car in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Driver Florian Pratt, from Nottingham, was jailed for 16 months at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday after admitting causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He was seen swerving onto the wrong side of the road while going around a bend in the footage, captured on April 28 last year. The experienced rider, who is from Barnsley but doesn't want to be named, suffered a broken back, broken sternum and broken wrist in the devastating smash. The footage shows the car driving down the quiet country road with acres of fi...
I lost it all – Nigerian Mother Speaks after her Three Children’s Death in New Year’s Crash in Canada
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I lost it all – Nigerian Mother Speaks after her Three Children’s Death in New Year’s Crash in Canada

Uche Osagie, a Nigerian mother who lost her three children in a car accident which occurred on New Year’s Day has cried out. Narrating how the devastating and unimaginable loss occurred, Uche said her three children died in the collission which took place at northern Ontario highway while on her way to file an appeal for permanent status in Canada. The Nigerian mother who fled Nigeria eight years ago with her two oldest children for a better life in Canada, said she was travelling to Toronto to get a lawyer to file a federal appeal after receiving a letter that her second appeal had been denied.   The distraught mother said; "I thought I was doing the best thing for them to bring them to Canada to give them a better life, but I don’t know anymore. "The celebr...
Iran: Reconsider Travelling To Nigeria, US Warns Citizens
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Iran: Reconsider Travelling To Nigeria, US Warns Citizens

Following the Friday killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in a drone airstrike, the United States has cautioned Americans to reconsider travelling to or across Nigeria. The US Embassy in Nigeria, in a statement on its website, admonished American citizens to review their personal security measures, be prudent and keep a low profile. Stating that it had no specific security threat information, the mission advised US nationals in Nigeria to stay alert in public places, including schools, hospitals, government facilities, places of worship, tourist locations, and transportation hubs. The security advisory, which was dated January 3, 2020, also asked them to review and alter travel routes and times to reduce time and place predictability. It read, “Due to recent world ev...
US Denies Carrying Airstrike that killed 6 Iraqi Militias
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US Denies Carrying Airstrike that killed 6 Iraqi Militias

The United States government has denied carrying out an airstrike which killed 6 high-profile members of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), an umbrella group of Iran-backed militias. Multiple reports alleged that the PMF members were travelling in a three-car convoy north of Baghdad, when the strike occurred. While Iraqi State TV said the latest strike which left three others injured was carried out by the US, the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State said on Saturday January 4 that it did not conduct any air strikes near Camp Taji north of Baghdad. Spokesperson for the Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), Colonel Myles B. Caggins III tweeted; "FACT: The Coalition @CJTFOIR did NOT conduct airstrikes near Camp Taji (north of Baghdad) in recent days." Iraq's military...
Club World Cup: Liverpool 20 Man Travelling Squad Confirmed
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Club World Cup: Liverpool 20 Man Travelling Squad Confirmed

Liverpool have confirmed a 20-man travelling squad for the FIFA Club World Cup. The Reds fly to Qatar today before entering the tournament at the semi-final stage on Wednesday, with Monterrey their opponents in Doha. Dejan Lovren is not included after sustaining a muscle injury against Salzburg earlier this week, but Georginio Wijnaldum does travel following his withdrawal in the second half of the win over Watford. Club World Cup squad: Alisson, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Milner, Keita, Firmino, Mane, Salah, Gomez, Adrian, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Lonergan, Shaqiri, Robertson, Origi, Jones, Alexander-Arnold, Williams.
“Air Peace Shocked Me This Morning, Blocked Me From Travelling” – Joe Igbokwe
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“Air Peace Shocked Me This Morning, Blocked Me From Travelling” – Joe Igbokwe

The Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on gutter affairs, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, has cried out after Airpeace stopped him from travelling through their airline. In a statement made available to Igbere TV on Tuesday, Igbokwe said it pains him to no end that the management of Air Peace can do this to me. He alleged that he was blocked from travelling through the airline because he criticised the Airpeace. The statement reads, AIR PEACE SHOCKED ME THIS MORNING AND BLOCKED ME FROM TRAVELING TO ABUJA WITH THE AIRLINE. Last year December 14 2018 I travelled with Air Piece airline to Enugu on my way to Makurdi for a meeting of Conference of APC Publicity Secretaries, CAPS. On our way to Enugu the Aircraft developed a fault that led to loss of pressure and this created unimaginable pan...
Buhari Didn’t Undermine Osinbajo By Travelling Without NASS Notice – Omoworare
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Buhari Didn’t Undermine Osinbajo By Travelling Without NASS Notice – Omoworare

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Babajide Omoworare, on Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari did not undermine the office of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, by travelling without transmitting a letter that would allow him to act, to the National Assembly. Omoworare who addressed journalists in Abuja alongside his colleague in the House of Representatives, Mr. Umar El-Yakub, insisted that the President was free to perform his functions from anywhere in the world. He said, “Contrary to the claims by some individuals and groups, The President has not in any way undermined or relegated the office of the Vice President. He has no reason to do so. “I don’t think there is any way or manner that the office of the Vice Pres...
Two Liverpool Fans Miss Win In Genk After Accidentally Travelling to Gent Instead
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Two Liverpool Fans Miss Win In Genk After Accidentally Travelling to Gent Instead

Two Liverpool supporters were left red-faced last night after accidentally booking tickets to Gent instead of Genk in order to watch their team play. The duo came to Belgium for the Genk-Liverpool match, but inadvertently became stranded in Gent after getting the two destinations mixed up. The hapless pair didn't even realize their mistake until 30 minutes before kick-off, after they were spotted by locals wandering the town centre in search of Genk's stadium, clutching their tickets in hand. They eventually accepted their embarrassing blunder and instead opted to watch the game in a local Irish bar and taking an awkward selfie to commemorate the occasion. After being tracked down by a local Belgian radio station, the men later revealed that they had both shelled out over £19...
NYSC Confirms Abduction of Corps Member in Borno
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NYSC Confirms Abduction of Corps Member in Borno

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Monday confirmed the abduction of a male corps member, Abraham Amuta, by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that Borno State Coordinator, Mr Rabiu Aminu, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Maiduguri. Aminu disclosed that the corps member was abducted alongside a pastor with the Living Faith Church, simply identified as Oyeleke, in an attack coordinated by the insurgents against motorists on Maiduguri to Chibok road on April 10. He disclosed that the corps member with Registration Number: BO18b/067; was deployed to Borno State Council of Arts and Culture, located in Maiduguri. The coordinator lamented that the corps member was abducted while travelling together w...
US Government Warns Citizens About Travelling to Nigeria, 34 Other Countries
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US Government Warns Citizens About Travelling to Nigeria, 34 Other Countries

The US Department of State has cautioned its citizens to “reconsider travel to Nigeria because violent crime, such as armed robbery, assault, carjacking, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, rape and piracy, is common throughout the country.” In a travel advisory published on its website, which contains information on the safety and security of US travellers, Nigeria was listed among 35 countries with a ‘K’ indicator, that indicates where its citizens could be at risk of getting kidnapped or taken hostage. “The new ‘K’ indicator is part of our ongoing commitment to provide clear and comprehensive travel safety information to U.S. citizens so they can make informed travel decisions. “The Travel Advisories for 35 countries have been updated to include a “K” indicator...
Nigerian Man Dies on Delta Airlines Flight from Atlanta to Lagos
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Nigerian Man Dies on Delta Airlines Flight from Atlanta to Lagos

A 54-year-old Nigerian man travelling on a Delta Air Line Flight DL54 from Atlanta, USA was yesterday afternoon Monday March 11th, found unresponsive before the plane landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA). According to reports, the man who was ill before boarding the plane, died three minutes before the aircraft landed on Nigerian soil. A statement issued by Air Lines media consultant, Mohammed Abdullahi, reads “A passenger on Delta Flight DL54 travelling from Atlanta to Lagos on March 11, was found unresponsive before landing. Local medical professionals met the plane upon arrival and confirmed the passenger had sadly passed away.  Delta extends its deepest condolences to the family at this sad time. As a matter of passenger privacy, Delta will not release...
Ghanaian Actor Slams Woman for Saying Alcohol Drinkers Don’t Have Sense
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Ghanaian Actor Slams Woman for Saying Alcohol Drinkers Don’t Have Sense

Ghanaian actor, Nana Tornado has slammed gospel singer Diana Asamoah for speaking against alcohol drinkers. Diana Asamoah recently used the Bible to warn against alcohol drinking because those that partake in such don’t have sense. According to her, those who support the drinking of alcohol can never allow a drunk driver drive them. Reacting to her stance, Nana Tornado slammed her by saying she’s a mad woman. “Diana Asamoah is a mad woman…The Bible even tells us that her Jesus Christ got drunk and slept deeply whilst travelling by ship on the sea with his disciples and the disciples had to scream his name several times before he woke up.” Tornado alleged.

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