FRSC DEBUNKS CLAIM BY VIO THAT 85% DRIVERS’ LICENCES ARE FAKE

By Abdulmumin Murtala – Kano The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Kano sector commander Zubairu Mato has has debunked claims by the State Director  VIO, Garba Gaya that 85 percent vehicle owners in Kano parade fake driver license. Mato responded to the VIO’s claim in a statement to newsmen in Kano over the weekend saying there is no available evidence to prove it. “The attention of the Federal Road Safety Corps has been drawn to a statement issued to press men by Kano State Director  VIO on Thursday 9/1/20 in…

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SECTIONS OF KADUNA-ZARIA ROAD NOW OPEN TO TRAVELLERS SAYS FRSC

Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Kaduna Sector Command said on Sunday that Julius Berger has opened some completed section of the Kaduna–Zaria expressway to ease the flow of traffic. FRSC Sector Commander, Hafiz Mohammed, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna that the step would significantly ease the follow of traffic and avert avoidable accidents and fatalities. Mohammed said that the development followed intense pressure from FRSC that led to series of meetings with the Federal Controller of Works in Kaduna State and Julius Berger officials. He said: “The…

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LADY ARRESTED FOR USING GOOGLE MAPS TO FIND LOCATION WHILE DRIVING IN ABUJA

Wow! We still have a lot of surprises in this yulitide. Men of the Federal Road Safety Corps have just impounded my car. Asked what’s my offence, they said, show me your phone and I turned my phone to him, and the guy said you are under arrest for driving with the aid of Google map on your mobile phones. Wawu!! I’m like seriously!! He said, madam it is a serious traffic offence. I asked to see the team lead, their team lead came and after hearing fro his collegue…

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GUNMEN KILL FRSC OFFICER, WOUND ANOTHER ALONG ABUJA- LOKOJA ROAD

Adelani Adepegba Unidentified gunmen have attacked two Federal Road Safety Corps officers travelling from Abuja to Lagos on an official assignment on Friday, killing one and injuring the other. The officers were travelling in a Toyota Hilux pick-up van with registration number, PILOT 01A when the driver was shot in the head at Oshawa near Lokoja, the Kogi State capital. The Corps Education Officer, Commander Bisi Kazeem, disclosed in a statement on Saturday that the incident occurred at about 1:50 p.m. on the Lokoja-Okene Highway. It said, “The suspected kidnappers,…

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IBADAN ROAD CRASH INVOLVING FRSC PERSONNEL: THE TRUE STORY

PRESS RELEASE: IBADAN ROAD TRAFFIC CRASH INVOLVING FRSC PERSONNEL: THE TRUTH ABOUT THE UGLY INCIDENT AFTER INVESTIGATIONS. The attention of the Federal Road Safety Corps has been drawn to a trending video of an unfortunate road traffic crash that occurred in Ibadan recently which claimed the lives of a staff of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Oluyole Unit Command in Ibadan, Oyo state and one (1) other person You will recall that the Corps Marshal , Dr Boboye Oyeyemi had ordered the Oyo State Sector Commander of FRSC to conduct…

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ANOTHER 26 FRSC OFFICIALS ARRESTED FOR EXTORTION

[FILES] ICPC Chairman, Prof Bolaji Owasanoye. Photo; TWITTER/ICPCPE Another set of 26 officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has been arrested for alleged extortion of motorists in different parts of the country. The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) disclosed this in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, in Abuja on Wednesday. Okoduwa said the culprits were nabbed in a joint operation codenamed “Operation Tranquility”, involving operatives of the ICPC, FRSC and the Department of State Services (DSS). According to her, a…

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ANOTHER 26 FRSC OFFICIALS ARRESTED FOR EXTORTION -ICPC

[FILES] ICPC Chairman, Prof Bolaji Owasanoye. Photo; TWITTER/ICPCPE Another set of 26 officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has been arrested for alleged extortion of motorists in different parts of the country. The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) disclosed this in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, in Abuja on Wednesday. Okoduwa said the culprits were nabbed in a joint operation codenamed “Operation Tranquility”, involving operatives of the ICPC, FRSC and the Department of State Services (DSS). According to her, a…

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FRSC INVESTIGATES CASE OF SECRET MURDER INVOLVING 4 OF ITS MEN IN EDO

The Federal Road Safety Corps said it has commenced an investigation into the killing of a man by four of its officials in Edo State. SaharaReporters had reported how the officials identified as Francis Igboh, Sunday Ogi, Samson Alolade and Joseph Onolade, were said to have beaten the victim – Odion Samuel – to death for preventing a driver from giving them bribe. After initially arresting the driver for kidnapping the victim, the police embarked on an elaborate investigation after they were told Samuel was attacked by the FRSC officials.  After…

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TRAILER ACCIDENT, ROAD COLLAPSE CAUSES 2-DAY GRIDLOCK ON MINNA-SULEJA ROAD

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger has said that an articulated vehicle accident and road collapse were responsible for the two days gridlock on Minna-Suleja road. Corps Commander Joel Dagwa, Sector Commander FRSC in the state, who made this known on Thursday in Minna, said the gridlock lasted from Wednesday to Thursday. “The Niger state command of the FRSC wishes to advise motorists plying Minna- Suleja road to drive with utmost caution and patience. “This is in view of the challenges being experienced on the route, especially between…

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FRSC RADIO BEGINS TEST TRANSMISSION, SEE PICS

Just as Lagos that has Africa’s first traffic radio, the federal road safety commission seem to be toiling this line too. We can report that all is now set for the official test transmitting of the FRSC Radio. The Zonal Commanding Officers the Federal Road Safety were taken around the facilities of the station in Abuja recently where they inspected the state of the art equipment being donated to them. The FRSC Radio is the brainchild of the current Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, the transmitting equipment…

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