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5 die, 19 injured in accident on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Five persons died and 19 others were seriously injured in an early morning multiple accidents at Kara Bridge after Berger on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Thursday, an official confirmed. The Lagos State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. HyginusOmeje,...

3 feared dead as train derails in Lagos

The Police in Lagos State on Thursday said a Train derailed at Agege, killing three persons and injuring some others. The Spokesman of the Police Command in the state, Olarinde Famous-Cole, said the train derailed early morning on Thursday at...

FRSC warns truck drivers against intimidation, causing highway accidents

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Pankshin, Plateau, on Tuesday warned truck drivers against recklessness, intimidation and causing accidents on the highways. The Unit Commander, Mr Nnamdi Ikeh-Akabogu, gave the warning at a news conference in Pankshin to mark...

FRSC calls on govt, NGOs to support victims of road accidents

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has called on all the tree tiers of government, NGOs and individuals to support victims of road crashes living with deformity. The FRSC’s Sector Commander in Plateau, Mrs Pat Emeordi, made the call at...

 191 die in Kogi road accidents in 10 months

No fewer than 191 people have lost their lives in 294 road crashes in parts of Kogi State from January to October this year. Head of Operations of the Kogi State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC),...

Villagers protest caused 17 km gridlock along Kaduna-Abuja expressway

Residents of Gidan Gayan village on Kaduna – Abuja expressway on Sunday took to the highway in protest over alleged killing of a vigilante leader in the community by suspected armed robbers. Commander, Kaduna State Sector Command of the Federal...

Reps unhappy with contractors’ handling Bauchi-Gombe road

The House of Representatives Committee on Works, has expressed displeasure over the poor performance by the contractors handling a section of Bauchi-Gombe road. Team leader of the committee, Mr Israel Ajibola, currently on inspection of road projects in the North-East...

GE to invest $2.7b in infrastructure, maintenance – Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Mr.Rotimi Amaechi, on Saturday said General Electric (GE) was investing 2.7 billion dollars in infrastructure, Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of the entire narrow gauge lines concession. Amaechi made this known while giving account of his stewardship...

Osinbajo pledges FG’s commitment to Lagos-Abidjan Highway

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has pledged the commitment of the Federal Government to the realization of the Abidjan-Lagos corridor highway development and its completion on schedule. Osinbajo made the pledge in his keynote address at the 9th Steering Committee Meeting...

FG confirms death of 26 Nigerian migrants

The Federal Government said it had received reliable report from its mission in Rome concerning the 26 suspected Nigerian migrants whose bodies were discovered in the Mediterranean on Sunday. A statement from the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed by...

ECOWAS resolves to address impediments to free movement by 2020

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has resolved to address impediments to free movement of goods and persons in the sub-region. The President of ECOWAS Commission, Mr. Marcel Alain de Souza, made this known on the side line...

Lagos inaugurates executive boats, promises waterway safety

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Sunday inaugurated three executive boats procured strictly for official use by the state government. The governor said during the inauguration at the Caverton Jetty on Victoria Island that the government had made several...

Kebbi to spend N1.1b on road construction in Kalgo LGA

The Kebbi Commissioner for Works and Transport, Alhaji Atiku Bunu, has said the State Government has earmarked N1.1billion for township road construction in Kalgo Local Government Area of the state. Bunu said this while inspecting the ongoing road project in...

FRSC to step up enforcement of driver’s licence

Federal Road Safety Corp on Friday said it was set to step up enforcement of drivers licence to ensure that all drivers were fit to ply the roads. The Sector Commander in Ekiti, Mr Ismailia Kugu, made this known in...

FRSC’s survey shows 72% commercial drivers operate under alcohol influence

  Seventy-two per cent of drivers tested for alcohol on the highways in Lagos State are under the influence of alcohol, a survey by the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) has revealed. The Lagos Sector Commander of FRSC, HyginusOmeje, who made...

Consultant appeals for quick repair of port road in Lagos

A maritime security consultant, Mr. Ike Uche, has urged the Federal Government to fix the roads leading to the ports in Lagos, to prevent impending shut down of operations. Uche, made the appeal in Lagos.He also raised concern over the...

Ogun traffic agency set to reduce road accidents during Ember Months

The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) said it had embarked on vigorous campaigns to save lives and property during the Ember Months. The Corps Commander of TRACE, Mr. Seni Ogunyemi, who disclosed this to newsmen in Ota on...

Ember months: FRSC uses breathalysers on Lagos highways for drunk drivers

Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it has stationed five breathalysers in major highways to detect any driver driving under the influence of alcohol before, during and after   Yuletide. The FRSC Lagos State Sector Commander, Mr. HyginusOmeje, made this known...

FERMA ready for road maintenance nationwide – Official

The Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) says it has rescheduled opening of bids for general maintenance and repair of  some federal roads under three of its categories nationwide. A statement issued on Wednesday by the Head, Public Relations Office of...

Automotive policy biting harder on economy – LCCI

The automotive policy is biting harder on the economy and must be urgently reviewed, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) said on Monday in Lagos. The Director-General of LCCI, Mr. Muda Yusuf, said the review was necessary for...

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration recorded laudable achievements, in spite of terrible economic downturn and...