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A United Nations plane careened off the runway while touching down in the northern Malian city of Gao on Monday, the international organisation said, injuring 11 people.

UN plane crash-lands in Mali, injures 11

A United Nations plane careened off the runway while touching down in the northern Malian city of Gao on Monday, the international organisation said, injuring 11 people.

10 escape death as boat capsizes in Lagos

Alhaji Ibrahim Farinloye, NEMA Acting Coordinator in Lagos State, who made this known in a statement, said, “10 passengers were rescued live when their boat capsized.
The Management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Edo has directed compulsory use of face masks in its campus to curtail the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

UNIBEN ASUU accuses police authorities of neglegence, unprofessional conduct

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Benin (UNIBEN) chapter on Sunday accused the police authorities of negligence and unprofessionalism in the discharge of their duties, expressing sadness over the accident that claimed the live of one of its don at the institution’s Ugbowo campus main gate was avoidable.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has announced the death of Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, who died on July 14, as a result of head injuries sustained from a road traffic accident at NAF Base Kaduna.

House of Reps passes resolution to immortalise, posthumously promote deceased female combat pilot

Members of the House of Representatives have reached a resolution to immortalise the deceased Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said on Monday that 46 persons died in road accidents at the Old Toll-Gate corridor on the Abeokuta-Lagos expressway between January 2014 and May 2020.

Two dead, six injured in Onitsha multiple accident

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Monday, confirmed that two persons died in a multiple accident involving five vehicles on Mike Ajegbo Rd, Obosi in Onitsha, Anambra.
The Police Command in Plateau has arrested 16 suspects over kidnapping, armed robbery, culpable homicide and unlawful possession of firearms.

Police: Three die in road accident in Niger

The Police Command in Niger has confirmed the death of three persons in an accident that occurred along Gurata village along Minna – Bida road, Bosso Local Government Area on Friday.
Sunday 12th July was a black Sunday for residents of Adeke community and environs in Benue State. After Church service on that day, 26 youths all members of the Evangelical Church Winning All, ECWA in the village lost their lives in a hydro disaster. Five of the dead, including a triplet were members of the same family.

Benue boat mishap kills triplets, 23 others

Sunday 12th July was a black Sunday for residents of Adeke community and environs in Benue State. After Church service on that day, 26 youths all members of the Evangelical Church Winning All, ECWA, in the village lost their lives in a hydro disaster. Five of the dead, including a triplet were members of the same family.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police recover two anti-aircraft guns, others in Borno

The Police Command in Borno says it has recovered two anti-aircraft machine guns and eight AK 47 rifles along Maiduguri-Damaturu road.

FRSC confirm 1 dead as tipper rams into tricycle in Anambra

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Saturday confirmed the death of a tricycle rider in an accident involving a tipper and a tricycle at Kwata Junction, on Awka-Enugu expressway.

Seven dead, dozens injured as tanker catches fire in Colombia

At least seven people were killed and dozens injured after the contents from an overturned tanker exploded in a fireball in northern Colombia, police said Monday.
Gold medalist Wilson Kipsang of Kenya poses on podium. REUTERS-Toru Hanai-File Photo

Four-year ban for Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang after giving fake-photo evidence for missed test

Former marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang of Kenya has been handed a four-year ban for anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs) that included using a fake photo of a traffic accident to justify one of four missed whereabouts appointments, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Friday.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army commander’s convoy kills 75-year-old man in Katsina

The convoy of the Commander, 17 Brigade Nigerian Army, Katsina was involved in a road traffic accident on Monday 29 June 2020 during which the death to a road user was recorded.
The Babcock University Teaching Hospital (BUTH), Ogun State, has successfully performed a rare surgery of cervical and lumbar spondylosis on a 65 years old man.

BUTH performs spinal cord surgery on 65-year-old patient

The Babcock University Teaching Hospital (BUTH), Ogun State, has successfully performed a rare surgery of cervical and lumbar spondylosis on a 65 years old man.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said on Monday that 46 persons died in road accidents at the Old Toll-Gate corridor on the Abeokuta-Lagos expressway between January 2014 and May 2020.

Lotto attendant, one other die in Onitsha road accident

A fatal road traffic accident that occurred in front of Peace Mass Transit Park Upper-Iweka Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra State, claimed the lives of a young female lotto attendant and one other person on Tuesday evening.

Female passer-by burnt to death as tanker loses control on Ibadan expressway

A female passer-by was on Saturday night burnt to death in an accident around Lotto area of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Truck crushes two women to death on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Two women were, on Saturday, crushed to death in an accident involving a Mack truck and a motorcycle around Lotto, beside NNPC filling station, on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The embattled professor of Infectious and non-infectious pulmonary diseases, Alakija Salami, was accused of misleading his colleagues to treat the suspected case, Muhideen Obanimomo, who died at the hospital on April 1.

Kwara professor denies concealing vital information about suspected coronavirus case

The suspended professor of medicine at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) has denied allegations of concealing vital information about the first suspected case of COVID-19 in Kwara State. He also denied the charge of unethical behaviour.
A utility vehicle with registration number KSF 383 XZ, on Wednesday crushed to death a Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) staff on duty at Anthony Bus stop in Lagos.

LAWMA staff crushed to death in Lagos

A utility vehicle with registration number KSF 383 XZ, on Wednesday crushed to death a Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) staff on duty at Anthony Bus stop in Lagos.

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