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Road Accidents Claim 3,743 Lives In 9 Months

No fewer than 3, 743 people died in road accidents in the last nine months, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). This NBS Road Transport Data for first, second and third quarters of the year showed that 1, 466 people died in the first quarter, 1, 207 in the second quarter and 1,070 in the third quarter. The data, however, indicated that the number of deaths through road accidents had gradually reduced. The report showed that a total of 7,537 road accidents occurred in the period. A breakdown of…

Libya: “No Brother In The Jungle”

Arab countries have a tradition of slavery dating back to centuries. This has persisted despite the existence of international conventions and legal frameworks classifying slavery as a crime against humanity. The current situation in Libya, involving slavery and human trafficking, has been brought to global attention because we now live in the age of communication where nothing good or bad can be hidden forever. But the situation is far worse than has been depicted. The Nigerians who have been brought back from Libya have…

Nigerian Pastor Dies On Top 19-Year-Old Girl In Delta

A Pentecostal pastor has reportedly died during an alleged sex romp with a 19-year-old-girl in a hotel room in Kwale, Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta. Delta Police Command Spokesperson, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed on Wednesday in Asaba. He said the victim’s wife reported the incident to the police on November 19. He said the hotel workers were alerted to the incident after the girl raised the alarm for help when she noticed the pastor was gasping for breath. “The incident happened last Sunday evening.…

Reps Reject Request To Observe Minute Silence For Saro-Wiwa

The House of Representatives on Tuesday kicked against a proposal by Rep. Kingsley Chinda (PDP-Rivers) to observe a minute silence in honour of late environmentalist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, 22 years after he passed on. Saro-Wiwa was executed alongside eight others on Nov. 10, 1995 after being found guilty for murder. The lawmakers said it would be inappropriate to grant Saro-Wiwa the honour, arguing that his execution was “duly considered and endorsed by government.” The House, however, agreed that 22 years after, the…

FG Boasts As ‘3 Million Pupils’ Now Under Its School Feeding Programme

The Federal Government announced on Monday that its Homegrown School Feeding Programme now caters to almost three million Nigerian pupils. The school feeding programme, according to government, now runs across fourteen states in the country. The states were given as Anambra, Enugu, Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Ebonyi, Zamfara, Delta, Abia, Benue, Plateau, Bauchi, Taraba, and Kaduna. The Federal Government said it has since May this year, “doubled the number of benefiting States, and almost tripled the number of benefiting…

FG Orders Probe Of NDDC Employees

The Federal Government has ordered investigation into educational qualifications of members of staff of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Uguru Usani, gave the directive when he visited the commission on Friday in Port Harcourt.He expressed optimism the investigation would expose ghost workers and staff members, who gained employment in the commission with forged certificates.According to him, the Federal Government was committed to purge the commission of sleazy practices with…