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36 people missing after boat sinks in Congo river

Thirty-six people are missing after a boat sank in the Congo river on the outskirts of Kinshasa, DR Congo police said on Sunday.
Manchester United legend Eric Cantona received UEFA President’s award during the Champions League draw Thursday night in Monaco, but he left the audience confounded and tongues wagging with a bizzare high-flown acceptance speech delivered in academic fashion

Eric Cantona receives UEFA president’s award, confuses audience with bizarre acceptance speech

Manchester United legend Eric Cantona received UEFA President’s award during the Champions League draw Thursday night in Monaco, but he left the audience confounded and tongues wagging with a bizarre high-flown acceptance speech delivered in academic fashion.
Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Death of 17 Kwara admission seekers painful, preventable – governor

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Sunday lamented the death of 17 students in an auto crash on their way back to the state from Kano, describing the incident as a painful one that could have been prevented.
At least 17 people have died in a road accident at Bacita junction along Jebba-Ilorin Highway in Kwara State.

Official: 17 die in road crash in central Nigeria

Seventeen people were killed when a passenger bus collided with an oncoming truck in central Nigeria, a road safety official said on Friday.
Miners at work in a mine shaft. AFP

43 illegal miners dead in Congo copper mine collapse

The death toll from a mine collapse in south-east Congo has risen to 43, authorities said on Friday.
Rescue workers remove a victim from the debris after an under-construction building collapsed in Sihanoukville on June 22, 2019. At least three people died when an under-construction building collapsed at a Cambodian beach resort early on June 22, officials said, with fears an unknown number of others may still be buried in the rubble. Den AYUTHYEA / AFP

Seven dead in Cambodia building collapse

At least seven people died Saturday when an under-construction building owned by a Chinese company collapsed at a Cambodian beach resort, officials said, as rescuers scoured the giant rubble heap for survivors.

Sallah: Two killed, eight injured in Ogun auto crash

Two persons were confirmed dead in separate accidents on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway in Ogun on Eid-el-Fitri day.

Eid-el-Fitri: FRSC deploys 36,000 officers for nationwide patrol

No fewer than 36,000 personnel of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) will be deployed nationwide beginning from today, to forestall accidents, remove obstructions and provide rescue operations before, during and after the Eid-el-Fitri...
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Presidency speaks on removal of Frank Kokori as NSITF board chairman

The Presidency on Sunday said the removal of veteran labour activist, Frank Kokori, as the proposed Chairman of the Board of the Nigeria Social Investment Trust Fund has the blessing of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Chris Ngige

Minister: 2.8 million workers die annually from occupational accidents

The federal government says 2.78 million workers die from occupational accidents and work-related diseases annually, while additional 374 million suffer from non-fatal occupational accidents globally each year.
Among the report was the accident involving former governor of Taraba state, late Danbaba Suntai, who flew a Cessna 208B Caravan aircraft which crashed on October 25, 2012, near Yola airport, Adamawa state capital, and left him in a critical state before his death in 2017.

AIB: Ex-Govenor Suntai wasn’t certified to fly ill-fated Cessna aircraft In 2012

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has released its final reports of investigation into four accidents and two serious incidents that occurred between 2012 and 2018.
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Train crushes two persons to death in Kano

The Police in Kano on Tuesday confirmed the death of two persons, who were crushed to death by a train in the state capital.
The chemical plant in eastern Chiina burning

Scores die in China’s chemical plant blast

About 47 people have died and more than 600 people are receiving medical treatment following the huge explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China late on Thursday, in one of the country’s worst industrial accidents in recent years.
The Jigawa Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is to depoy 285 of its staff to ensure free flow of traffic and carry out rescue operations in the state during the Eid-El-Kabir break.

Auto crashes claim 9 lives in Osun

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Osun on Tuesday said nine persons died in various road accidents in the state in January.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday said that it would clamp down on motorists with either fake or expired driver’s licence

FRSC to begin enforcement of speed limit devices on private vehicles

The Federal Road Safety Corps on Tuesday said it would soon begin the enforcement of speed limit device installation on private vehicles.
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FRSC: 221 killed in 546 road accidents in Nasarawa

Two hundred and twenty-one persons were killed in 546 road accidents in Nasarawa State in 2018, according to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).
Each year the Philippines is hit by an average of 20 cyclones [Simvale Sayat-AFP]

Philippines death toll jumps to 75 after floods and landslides

At least 75 people have been killed in landslides and floods caused by a tropical depression in the eastern Philippines as rescue teams continued to search for other victims, according to officials.

FRSC loses 72 officers on duty in Kaduna zone

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRCS) says 72 officers and men of its Kaduna Zonal Command were killed on duty by reckless and unruly drivers in 2018.

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President Buhari: Nigeria will prosper if we get infrastructure right

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria will get better if needed infrastructure is put in place.
Lionel Messi has demanded that Barcelona should go all out for Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos who is currently on loan at Arsenal, according to report in Fox Sport.

Lionel Messi asks Barcelona to sign Real Madrid on loan star

Lionel Messi has demanded that Barcelona should go all out for Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos who is currently on loan at Arsenal, according to report in Fox Sport.
Governor Seyi Makinde

Oyo government targets N20 billion monthly internally-generated revenue

This is a sharp departure from the IGR generations from the previous administrations in the state as records revealed that the state’s IGR during the era of Senator Abiola Ajimobi was between N2billion and N2.5billion.
DENNIS IDAHOSA

Minimum wage: Reps member commends federal government, labour for averting strike

The lawmaker reiterated that the National Assembly (NASS) had always been willing to come out with policies that would not be detrimental to the welfare of the Nigerian workers.
Jurgen Klopp has revealed the process behind Liverpool's successful pursuit of Virgil van Dijk last year, insisting the centre-back has already fulfilled his world-class potential.

Virgil van Dijk: Liverpool have nothing to lose in title race

Liverpool has nothing to lose in the Premier League title race despite amassing an eight-point lead after just eight games, according to defender Virgil van Dijk.