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14 die in Kogi ghastly auto crash

Fourteen passengers, including five children, lost their lives in a ghastly motor accident which occurred along Anyingba-Ajaokuta road in Kogi State on Thursday.

Train collides with bus, kills 12

At least 12 people were killed when a train ploughed into a bus on Saturday morning at a rail crossing in Bangladesh’s Joypurhat district, 249 km northwest of the capital Dhaka.
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Gunmen abduct Edo council chief, bus passengers

Edokpa, who is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, was abducted along the Benin-Abuja Highway on Friday.
EHRC head Daniel Bekele urged regional and federal authorities to work together on a strategy for Benishangul-Gumuz due to the “unrelenting pace” of attacks in the region.

Dozens killed in ‘gruesome’ bus attack in western Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said in a statement on Sunday that “the estimated number of casualties, currently at 34, is likely to rise” from the attack which occurred on Saturday night in the Debate administrative area of the Benishangul-Gumuz region.
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday visited the scene of the fatal accident involving a commuter train and two vehicles.

Minister, Lagos governor visit train accident scene

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday visited the scene of the fatal accident involving a commuter train and two vehicles.
Eight passengers narrowly escaped death in the early hours on Monday when a bus with Lagos registration number GGE 972 GE suddenly veered onto the train tracks while crossing the rail at PWD inward Oshodi, Lagos and collided with a fast-moving commuter train in the process.

Train rams into Volkswagen bus in Lagos

Eight passengers narrowly escaped death in the early hours on Monday when a bus with Lagos registration number GGE 972 GE suddenly veered onto the train tracks while crossing the rail at PWD inward Oshodi, Lagos and collided with a fast-moving commuter train in the process.

19 killed as bus plunges onto frozen river in Russia

A passenger bus plunged off a bridge onto a frozen river in Siberia on Sunday, killing 19 of the more than 40 people on board, authorities said.
Thirty-five people have been killed and four injured after a passenger bus collided with a truck in the Saudi province of Medina, a police spokesman said.

35 killed, four injured in Saudi bus crash

Thirty-five people have been killed and four injured after a passenger bus collided with a truck in the Saudi province of Medina, a police spokesman said.
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.

Police foil bus hijack in Rivers

An attempt by suspected kidnappers to hijack a passenger bus laden with travellers has been foiled in Rivers state.

13 die as passenger bus collides with truck

At least 13 people were killed when a passenger bus collided with a truck parked on a road in southern Afghanistan on Saturday and overturned, officials said.

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A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South Africa and is being blamed for a new surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

Twelve health workers test positive to coronavirus in Taraba

Twelve health workers comprising of three doctors and nine nurses have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo, the Taraba state capital.
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Enugu State on Tuesday said it had trained no fewer than 510 unemployed graduates on different skills.

NDE chief: President Buhari determined to eradicate poverty

Director General of National Directorate of Employment, NDE, Mallam Abubakar Fikpo, has said the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led Federal Government was determined to eradicate poverty and unemployment in the country.
South African Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away on Thursday due to COVID-19 related complications, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.

South Africa minister dies of coronavirus

South African Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away on Thursday due to COVID-19 related complications, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.
General view of a cross session of lawyers in a court during a hearing of a blasphemy case in Kano, Nigeria January 21, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Nigerian appeals court throws out blasphemy convictions that caused outcry

The two had been convicted in August by a sharia court in Nigeria’s northern, mainly Muslim state of Kano. Teenager Omar Farouq was accused of making blasphemous comments during an argument, while Yahaya Aminu Sharif was accused of having shared a blasphemous message on WhatsApp.
FILE PHOTO - A man wearing a mask outside Guildhall in the city of London as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 14, 2020. REUTERS-John Sibley-File Photo

City of London to remove statues linked to slavery trade

The City of London on Thursday approved the removal from its ceremonial Guildhall home of statues of two figures that symbolise the financial sector’s historic role in slavery.