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Two die, 13 vehicles burnt as tanker explodes in Ogun

At least, two persons have been confirmed dead while 13 vehicles were reportedly burnt when a petrol-laden tanker exploded at the Ogere-Remo axis of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway in the early hours of yesterday.

Mob sets truck ablaze after fatal accident

An angry mob set ablaze a truck belonging to the Dangote Group after it fatally hit two people on Friday evening along Dangote-Ibeshe road in Yewa North Local Government area of Ogun.
Ogun Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has set up a committee that will develop guidelines for a safe reopening of schools for students at the final year or transition classes in the State.

Ogun governor: OPIC Plaza fire avoidable

The Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has said the gas explosion at the OPIC Plaza, Ikeja, Lagos was avoidable if necessary checks had been made.

Truck crushes two to death in Ogun

Two persons were crushed to death by a truck on Friday evening along Dangote-Ibeshe road in Yewa North Local Government area of Ogun.
National Emergency Management Agency NEMA

NEMA advises residents as another tanker crashes, spills content in Lagos

A tanker conveying 45,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) crashed on Saturday, spilling its content at Community Road, Ijegun-Imore by Navy Town, Lagos causing panic among residents.
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Customs arrests six for smuggling adulterated diesel in polythene bags

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Friday paraded six suspects who smuggled 45,000 litres of adulterated diesel contained in 750 giant polythene bags, which were carefully concealed among sacks of sawdust to deceive security operatives. The seized product has an estimated value of N21,920 million.

Blasts kill two near office of party backed by Myanmar army

A Myanmar military truck exploded in one of two blasts near an office of an army-backed political party in the country’s biggest city on Friday, local media reported, and a senior rescue official said two people were killed and six wounded.

Zambia truck crash kills 19

At least 19 people were killed and five injured after a truck in which they were travelling plunged into a river in northern Zambia, police said on Wednesday.
Plateau Governor Simon Lalong

Plateau governor advises residents to stop attacking firefighters

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau on Wednesday advised people of the state not to attack firefighters but assist them to save lives.

Five burnt to death in Ogun tanker explosion

Five persons have been burnt to death while two others sustained varying degrees of injuries in an explosion at Ajilete axis of the Owode-Idiroko Road in Ogun State.

Democracy versus civilian government

The question on the lips of many Nigerians as the nation marks another Democracy Day is this: Is democracy defined only by the fact that the government is led by elected civilians?
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police dispel report of armed Fulani invasion of Ekiti market

The Ekiti State Police Command has dispelled reports that armed Fulani bandits had stormed Ado Ekiti, the state capital.

VIO intercepts stolen vehicle in Abuja

Officers and men of the Asokoro Area Command of the directorate of road traffic services known as VIO have intercepted a vehicle stolen from Kano and brought into the capital city.

Senator Wamakko: South East, South-South leaders tacitly support secessionists

Former governor of Sokoto State, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, has accused South East and South-South leaders of giving tacit support to secessionists in the two regions.

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: Two die in Bauchi auto crash

Two people were killed on Friday in an auto crash involving a car and a truck in Zangoro village, along Bauchi- Maiduguri road, according to Yusuf Abdullahi, the Sector Commander of FRSC in Bauchi.
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.

One dead, others injured in Delta road crash

One unidentified person died yesterday as a result of an accident which occurred at the Asaba end of the River Niger Bridge Head in Delta State.
The Executive Vice Chairman of the now rested Presidential Task Team on Apapa Restoration of Law and Order, Mr. Kayode Opeifa, yesterday dismissed allegations of corruption against its officials.

Apapa gridlock: How NPA, LASTMA, others frustrate e-call-up system – truckers

Major truck owners operating in Lagos ports, yesterday, opened a can of warms, alleging fraud in the electronic Call-Up system introduced by the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, to address the chaotic traffic situation in Apapa and its environs.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police kill Ahmed Gulak’s killers in shoot-out, recover arms, vehicles

Police in Imo State Sunday night said the killers of former presidential adviser, Ahmed Gulak, had been killed in a shoot-out.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

APC, PDP on collision course in Ebonyi

It appears that the All Progressives Congress and the People’s Democratic Party are both on a collision course in Ebonyi State over the alleged abduction of a lawyer and former Coordinator of the Amuagata Development Centre in Ohaozara Local Government Area of the state, Amos Ogbonnaya.
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.

Four killed as gunmen attack another police station in Imo

In a related development, the police said that they uncovered an illegal depot at Ogbo oshishi (timber market) Naze in Owerri North Local Government Area, where petroleum products were stored for onward transportation to locations targeted for attacks.

Tanker laden with petroleum product bursts into flames at Otedola Bridge

A tanker conveying petroleum product on Friday caught fire at the Michael Otedola Bridge along the Lagos –Ibadan Expressway.

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Two die, 13 vehicles burnt as tanker explodes in Ogun

At least, two persons have been confirmed dead while 13 vehicles were reportedly burnt when a petrol-laden tanker exploded at the Ogere-Remo axis of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway in the early hours of yesterday.

Police death toll from militant attack in Burkina Faso rises to 15

Four police officers who had gone missing after a militant attack in Burkina Faso on Monday have been found dead, raising the police death toll to 15, police sources said on Wednesday.
Catalan leader Jordi Cuixart reacts in front of the Lledoners prison after the Spanish government announced a pardon for those who participated in Catalonia's failed 2017 independence bid, Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, near Barcelona, Spain, June 23, 2021. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Pardoned Catalan separatist leaders walk out of jail

The nine Catalan separatist leaders who were convicted for their role in a failed 2017 bid for the region's independence from Spain walked out of prison on Wednesday after the central government granted them pardons.
The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

Akwa Ibom to review expulsion of university student accused of insulting governor

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has set up a committee to investigate the circumstances surrounding the expulsion of a final year student in a university who was accused of making “derogatory remark” on Facebook against the governor.

WAEC to sue Africa Education Watch over report on ‘widespread malpractices’

Examinations body, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has threatened to file a law suit against policy think tank, Africa Education Watch over their recent report which revealed widespread malpractices, violence and chaos on the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

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Gianluigi Buffon has said he rejected ‘two opportunities to even win the Champions League’ so that he could help Parma come back into Serie A and hasn’t lost hope of a spot at the 2022 World Cup.

Gianluigi Buffon: Why I turned down Champions League for Parma

Gianluigi Buffon has said he rejected ‘two opportunities to even win the Champions League’ so that he could help Parma come back into Serie A and hasn’t lost hope of a spot at the 2022 World Cup.
France forward Olivier Giroud has denied reports circulating in social media that he has a rift with fellow teammate, Karim Benzema.

Euro 2020: I’ve no rift with Karim Benzema – Olivier Giroud

France forward Olivier Giroud has denied reports circulating in social media that he has a rift with fellow teammate, Karim Benzema.
Bishop Timothy Yahaya of Diocese of Kaduna Anglican Communion on Sunday said that Nigeria’s leadership lacked role model fathers who citizens could look up to.

Father’s Day: Nigeria’s leadership lacks role model fathers – Anglican Bishop

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Joe Biden pointedly asks Vladimir Putin about cyberattacks at summit

U.S. President Joe Biden asked Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday how he would feel if someone carried out a ransomware attack on Russian oil pipelines, a pointed question during their summit that illustrated the breadth of their disagreements
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed that the US$50 million University of Transportation, Daura, scheduled to take off September next year will be built free of charge by the Chinese government.

Minister: Only President Buhari can decide fate of suspended NPA boss

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has explained why the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, was suspended.