ONDO MONARCH’S CAR KILLS TWO BROTHERS

From: Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Two persons were reportedly killed, on Wednesday evening, in Akure, the Ondo State capital, in an accident involving one of the vehicles of the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Adelusi. The accident, findings revealed, was occasioned by the action of the monarch’s driver who reportedly trailed a car parked in front of the palace to Italorun village along Idanre Road, where the car was eventually hit and its occupants killed. Although the identities of the deceased were unknown as at press time, it was gathered that…

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DRIVER FLEES AFTER KNOCKING DOWN AND KILLING A PILOT

A commercial bus driver has fled after reportedly crushing a pilot, Captain Samson Marioghae, along the Ughelli/Agbarho-Effurun section of the East-West Road in the Ughelli North council area of Delta State. It was gathered that the incident happened on Friday. Marioghae, who was heading for a burial before the car conveying him and his brother developed a fault, was reported to have died on the spot. It was gathered that the victim was standing by the vehicle while his brother was trying to figure out the fault when the bus…

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2 IMSU STUDENTS RETURNING FROM BURIAL DIE IN CAR CRASH

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri Tears and wailing on Tuesday surrounded the faculty of Humanities of the Imo State University, Owerri, after news of the death of two students of the French Language Department filtered in. The students, Moses Izuchukwu and another, identified simply as Jane, were returning from the burial of the mother of one of their course mates when the vehicle they were travelling in had a crash. PUNCH Metro gathered that the auto crash occurred at the Nworieubi junction on the Owerri-Orlu Expressway. An eyewitness, who declined to be named,…

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HOW RTD AVM FUNSHO MARTINS CAME FROM UK TO ATTEND FUNERAL ONLY TO DIE IN LAGOS LAGOON ACCIDENT

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInWhatsApp Retired Air Force officer, Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Olufunsho Martins, and his driver, have died after their Ford Explorer Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) plunged into the Lagoon on Saturday night. Their bodies were yesterday recovered. The incident occurred about  10:55pm near the University of Lagos (UNILAG) waterfront on the Third Mainland Bridge. The businessman and his driver were said to be heading for Lagos Island, when their vehicle collided with another on the bridge. The SUV, it was gathered, sommersaulted several times before it  skidded  into the lagoon. It was…

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VEHICLE SKIDS INTO LAGOS LAGOON, INSIDERS TRAPPED ,,SEE PIX

A vehicle few minutes ago, plunged into the lagoon by the University of Lagos (UNILAG) waterfront, The Nation has learnt. It was gathered that the vehicle colluded with another before skidding into the water around 10:55pm. A motorist who witnessed the incident, said local fishermen and officials from the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) were already at the scene trying to rescue all occupants. “There’s a vehicle inside the lagoon. People are trapped in it. The vehicle was heading into Lagos Island. Fishermen and LASEMA are trying to safe…

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GOV AYO FAYOSE ESCAPES MYSTERIOUS CAR FIRE ACCIDENT

Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday escaped a car fire accident involving his Mercedes G Wagon. The cause of the car fire accident still remained a mystery on Wednesday. According to a statement by his Special Assistant on New Media and Public Communications, Lere Olayinka, on Wednesday, the governor was on his way to Lagos Airport when the accident occurred. The statement said, “There was an accident involving the governor’s vehicle on his way to the airport yesterday (Tuesday). “Though he was meant to be in the vehicle,…

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ELEVATOR ACCIDENT: COURT AWARDS 10.3MIL NIARA AGAINST LAGOS HOTEL

Oladimeji Ramon The National Industrial Court, Lagos Division has ordered Lagos Travel Inn to pay N10.3m to one Mr. Emmanuel Abah, who sustained an ankle injury after being trapped by the hotel’s elevator sometime in 2013. The court, in a judgment by Justice J.D. Peters, said the order must be complied with within 30 days of the judgment. Abah had, in the suit filed through his lawyer, Mr. Daniel Onwe, in 2014, explained that he was trapped by the hotel’s faulty elevator in the course of his duty as a…

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FORMER NAFDAC DG SURVIVES GHASTLY ACCIDENT, SEE PICS

Immediate past Director-General of NAFDAC, Dr. Paul Orhii, yesterday evening, Sunday, 15/10/2017, survived an automobile accident along the Lafia- Abuja Road. It was confirmed that an oncoming Madza Saloon car lost control and crashed into the Nissan Patrol SUV Dr. Othii was riding in, forcing it off the road into a deep ravine by the roadside. The accident is said to have happened at some point between Nassarawa Eggon and Akwanga in Nasarawa State, with no serious injuries or loss of life reported. However, by a fortunate stroke of happenstance,…

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5 FEARED DEAD IN UYO STADIUM STAMPEDE

ETIM EKPIMAH Five people were feared dead while scores sustained serious injuries on Saturday following a stampede at the entrance of Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital. The incident occurred while football enthusiasts tried to enter the stadium. The fans, who were at the stadium to watch a match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Chipolopo of Zambia  were allegedly beaten  by soldiers at the gates of the stadium with heavy sticks. The stampede occured as the crowd tried to avoid the soldiers’…

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FEMALE LAWYERS ACCUSE DELTA HOSPITAL OF DETAINING TWO MINORS OVER 400,000 UNSETTLED HOSPITAL BILLS FOR OVER 8 MONTHS

  Matthew Omonigho The International Federation of Female Lawyers, IFFL, Delta State Branch on Wednesday October accused Royal Clinic in Udu Local Government Area of allegedly detaining two minors, Caryn Erikhioya (16yrs) and Great Favour (14 years) for eight months against their wish over unsettled N400,000 (four hundred thousand naira) medical bills. IFFL chairperson, Mary Akujobi who led a team of female lawyers, disclosed that the two girls were knocked down from a commercial motorcycle along Udu Expressway by one Alfred Ogboru since January. Akujobi claimed that the two girls…

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