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ICPC arrests 37 FRSC officers, 5 others for extortion

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested 42 highway extortionists, made up of 37 officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and their accomplices.

37 FRSC officials arrested for extortion

A joint inter-agency team led by the anti-corruption agency, ICPC, has arrested 37 officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) for allegedly extorting money from motorists on Nigerian highways.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Dry port berths in Ogun – governor

A dry port that would encourage the processing of agricultural products for export, would be established around Itori in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Road accidents kill 80 in second quarter in Ogun

The Ogun Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Thursday said that 80 persons died in road accidents in the state during the second quarter of 2019.

FRSC announces partial closure of Lagos-Ibadan highway

The Ogun State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Sunday disclosed that, there would be temporary closure of the inward lanes of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, to enable the construction company, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC, effect the rehabilitation of the road.

Easter: FRSC advises motorists

The Itori Unit Command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun State has advised motorists to drive cautiously and deist from exceeding speed limits, to avoid unnecessary road accidents during the forthcoming Easter celebration.

Nigeria 2019: Notes from the field

Whoever came up with the wise saying that Nigerian politics is dirty deserves an award for perspicacity. I have just returned from that dirtied, muddled up, confused, uncertain, unpredictable zone of Nigerian life and society with truck loads of stories in my head and enough impressions in my mind to last me another life-time.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says, it will test run the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge line early February.

NRC: Abeokuta, Ibadan residents can now work in Lagos

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has said that there was possibilities for residents of Abeokuta in Ogun to now work in Lagos with the new standard gauge rail line.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says, it will test run the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge line early February.

NRC to test run Lagos-Abeokuta rail line

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says, it will test run the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge line early February.

FRSC: Second hand tyres are like time bomb ready to explode

The Itori Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Ogun State has advised motorists to desist from buying second hand tyres, known as Tokunbo tyres, to avert unnecessary crashes traced to tyre burst.
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Lafarge commits N168 million to community projects in Ogun

As part of its efforts to give back to the communities where its operates, Lafarge Africa, manufacturer of cement located in Ewekoro, Ogun State, said it had spent a whooping sum of N168 million in aid of the various community projects, cutting across education, healthcare delivery service, economic empowerment, agricultural produce and elderly care support programmes.

FRSC attributes major road accidents to disobedience of traffic rules

The Itori Unit Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has attributed most of the road accidents in the state to non-compliance of basic traffic rules and regulations by motorists.

Four die in different Ogun road accidents

Two persons were on Saturday killed when a Toyota Corolla bus plunged into Ososa River in Ijebu-Ode part of the Sagamu-Benin Expressway in Ogun State.

Ogun govt begins verification of workers in tertiary institutions

Ogun State Government has embarked on verification of its personnel in all tertiary institutions across the state.

Federal govt may demolish Jibowu, Costain bridges for Lagos-Ibadan railway line – Rotimi Amaechi

Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says the Jibowu and Costain bridges in Lagos would be demolished to give way for the new Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge railway lines.

Police arrest suspected 4 cattle rustlers in Ogun

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested four cattle rustlers at Ofada area of Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state.

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Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Minister: Federal government to enrol newspaper vendors into N-Power programme

A minister said on Friday that the federal government would enrol members of the Newspaper Vendors Association of Nigeria into the N-Power programme, to enable them to acquire some skills.
Roger Federer reached the third round of Roland Garros for the 15th time on Wednesday with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 win over German lucky loser Oscar Otte.

Indian Sumit Nagal faces Roger Federer obstacle at US Open

Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal got a dream qualification for the US Open and in the first round on Monday, he is scheduled to meet the legendary Roger Federer.

Minister: ‘Groundbreaking’ of Transport University holds September

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday, said the groundbreaking of the Transport University, Daura, would take place in Septemeber.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

Taraba: NYSC hands over three suspects with alleged fake certificates to police

The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) has handed over three young men, posing as graduates of tertiary institutions, caught in possession of fake certificates to the police.

HRW: Lead pollution in Zambia town a public health ’emergency’

Children living in a central Zambian mining town are still exposed to high levels of toxic lead 25 years after the mine closed, Human Rights Watch said on Friday, as lawyers announced plans to take legal action.