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FRSC: 13 vehicles burnt in tanker explosion on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), says six tankers, five trucks and two cars were destroyed in a tanker explosion at Ogere on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Tuesday.

Ekiti commercial motorists lament high cost of drivers’ licence

Commercial motorists in Ekiti state have appealed to the state government to reduce the heavy fees they are required to pay for the collection of new driver’s licences and the renewal of expired ones.

Nigerian government to begin rehabilitation on part of Enugu-Onitsha expressway

The Federal Controller of Works in Enugu State, Olufemi Oyekanmi, said the ministry will soon begin the rehabilitation of the dilapidated Ugwu-Onyeama portion of the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway.

Court remands 19-year-old for ‘armed robbery’

A Magistrates’ Court in Makurdi on Thursday ordered that a 19-year-old man, Jacob Utambe, charged with with armed robbery be remanded in a correctional centre, pending legal advice.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Four policemen, many bandits killed in Zamfara gunfight

Five security operatives, including four policemen and an NSCDC officer, have been killed in a gun duel with bandits in Gora Namaye community in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

NAICOM partners FRSC on insurance of 10 million uninsured vehicles

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has partnered the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) on enforcement of compulsory motor insurance in the country.

17 die in Niger road accident

Seventeen people have been confirmed dead and several others injured in a ghastly motor accident that occurred during the weekend at Edozhigi town of Lavun Local Government along Bida-Mokwa Road in Niger State.

Truck crushes two hawkers to death on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Two female hawkers were on Friday crushed to death by a truck around Lotto, inbound Lagos on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

FRSC: Use of bicycle reduces crashes, traffic congestion

The Plateau Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said the use of bicycle as means of transportation will reduce road traffic crashes and traffic congestion in the state.

Ilorin monarch advocates provision of arms for FRSC officials

Alhaji Sulu Gambari, Emir of Ilorin, and Chairman, Kwara Council of Chiefs says there is need for the Federal Government to arm officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).
The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Taskforce) has arrested three suspects, who posed as Local Government Traffic officers and extorted motorists in the Oshodi Area of the state.

Lagos taskforce arrests three suspects for extorting motorists

The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Taskforce) has arrested three suspects, who posed as Local Government Traffic officers and extorted motorists in the Oshodi Area of the state.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Three ‘one chance operators’ nabbed in Port Harcourt

Some suspected kidnappers, on Wednesday, were caught around the Rumuosi axis of the East West road in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
Empty streets, deserted roads, closed shops and business premises characterised the observance of the 2021 Biafra Day in Umuahia, the capital city and Aba, the commercial nerve centre of Abia State on Monday.

IPOB sit-at-home: South-east grounded as residents comply with order

The annual sit-at-home order, according to IPOB, is to honour fallen heroes of the Biafra in the 30-month civil war with Nigeria and those killed by security forces in the ongoing crackdown on separatist agitators.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

Amotekun operatives to patrol South-west borders

Chairman of Council of Amotekun Commanders in the South-west region, Chief Adetunji Adeyeye, has said operatives of the Amotekun corps will engage in inter-state border patrol in the South-west to ensure synergy in crime fighting.
The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has shifted the sit-at-home protest earlier scheduled for Sunday, May 30 in commemoration of Biafra Day, to Monday, May 31.

IPOB sit-at-home: Hoodlums set motorcycles, vehicles ablaze in Ebonyi

There seems to be palpable fear in different parts of the State, following the declaration of sit at home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB in the state.

FRSC prosecutes 2,362 traffic offenders in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it prosecuted 2,362 traffic offenders between April 2 and May 4, 2021.
Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna State, on Saturday said nine persons lost their lives in a counter killing in Southern Kaduna.

Official: No formal report of mass kidnapping on Kaduna-Abuja road

The Kaduna State government said the security agencies manning the Kaduna-Abuja Road were yet to confirm the kidnapping of scores of citizens as reported.
The Lagos state government has announced a 10-week partial closure of the Eko Bridge for emergency repairs from June 4 to August 13.

Eko Bridge to be partially closed for repairs for 10 weeks

The Lagos state government has announced a 10-week partial closure of the Eko Bridge for emergency repairs from June 4 to August 13.

Badagry residents: Indiscriminate parking of trucks on expressway causing accidents

Some residents of Badagry in Lagos State on Thursday decried what they called indiscriminate parking of some trucks on Lagos – Badagry Expressway.
Members Ijaw youth Council (IYC) on Wednesday this morning barricaded offices of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, in Yenegoa, the capital of Bayelsa State and in Edjeba, Warri, Delta State in fulfillment of their earlier threat.

NDDC: Protesting members of IYC block offices, East-West road

Members Ijaw youth Council (IYC) on Wednesday this morning barricaded offices of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, in Yenegoa, the capital of Bayelsa State and in Edjeba, Warri, Delta State in fulfillment of their earlier threat.

Scores escape death as fuel tanker explodes in Lagos

Residents and motorists narrowly escaped death in the early hours of Tuesday, when a diesel-laden tanker suddenly exploded after losing control along Banire, Ikotun Road, Alimosho area of Lagos state.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen renew attacks in Ogun, Osun

As the nation battles with security challenges across the country, unidentified gunmen intensified efforts at making life miserable for citizens in parts of the southwest between last Wednesday and Saturday.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed optimism that the current clouds and travails covering Nigeria would give way to a glorious and bright new nation.

VP Osinbajo assures OPS of improved business climate

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has promised that the federal government will continue to interact and engage with the Organised Private Sector (OPS) in the country, with a view to improving the Nigeria’s business climate, knowing fully that the sector is the real engine room of growth and development.

Court orders release of detained OPC members in Oyo

The Chief Magistrate Court 2, Iyaganku, Ibadan, in the Oyo State capital, has ordered the release of three members of the Oodua Peoples Congress, three months after their detention by the Oyo State Police Command.
The favourite to succeed Hassan Rouhani, a pragmatist prevented under the constitution from serving a third four-year term, is hardline Ebrahim Raisi.

Hardline judiciary chief wins Iranian presidential

Conservative judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi is clearly in the lead with most of the votes counted in Iran’s presidential election, an Interior Ministry spokesman said on Saturday.
Botswana plans to add more 600 megawatts (MW) of solar and coal-fired power in the next six years as the country looks to wean itself off imports while also eyeing power exports, the minerals and energy minister said on Monday.

Namibia seeks developers for 25 megawatt solar PV plant

Namibia is seeking developers to build a 25 megawatt solar-power facility to source energy for its capital, Windhoek, and help counter an electricity shortage.
Nigerian singer, Yakubu Jubril, better known as YQ, reports that he has been hospitalised in a US hospital.

Nigerian singer YQ admitted in US hospital

Nigerian singer, Yakubu Jubril, better known as YQ, reports that he has been hospitalised in a US hospital.