Seven Labour Leaders Perish In Auto Crash

Seven officials of the Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) from Federal Medical Centres and teaching hospitals across the country have been reported killed in an auto crash around Likoro, along Kano-Kaduna expressway.

Ayuba M. Suleiman, MHWUN Chairman, who spoke on the incident, said the bus of the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Dala, conveying 14 officials involved in the accident, lost control and somersaulted while trying to avoid a pothole around 2pm near Likoro.

“Seven of them died, five sustained injuries and are receiving treatment at Ahmadu Bello Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Shika, Zaria, while two others, who escaped unhurt, even helped us in evacuating the dead and those injured to ABUTH.

“They were on their way to Keffi, Nasarawa State to attend a two-day meeting of MHWUN of National Tertiary Institutions across the country,” he explained.

The Chairman gave the names of those who died as follows:
Yusuf Garbai, Zonal Coordinator, North West
Mohammed Aminu, Secretary, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital
Yusuf Shuaibu, Chairman, Federal Medical Centre Nguru, Yobe State
Comrade Saidu, Secretary, National Orthopaedic Hospital, Dala, Kano
Kabiru Sunusi Wakili, Chairman, Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kudu, Jigawa State
Nasiru Musa Ayuba, Secretary, Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kudu, Jigawa State
Comrade Kabiru, Secretary, Federal Medical Centre, Katsina State.

Ibrahim Umar, Kaduna State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, confirmed the accident to the newsmen.

Tragedy: Body Of Retd Air Vice Marshall Found

Tragedy struck yesterday when the bodies of Late Air vice Marshall Olufunsho Martins (retd) and his driver have been retrieved from the Lagos Lagoon by officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and local divers.

 

The Ford Explorer Sports Utility Vehicle which the retired air force officer and his driver were travelling in somersaulted late Saturday night and plunged into the muddy section of the Lagos Lagoon. It wasn’t until early Sunday morning that the vehicle was brought out with both occupants dead.

 

According to reports, the Late Martins was said to be going to his Funsho Martin’s Avenue, Park View Estate, when the vehicle collided with another, at about 10.55pm, Saturday. The vehicle reportedly somersaulted before it plunged into the lagoon.

 

His true identity was revealed through an identity card found inside the vehicle after it was brought out. Both bodies were thereafter, taken to the Nigerian Airforce Hospital, Ikeja.

 

4 Police Officers Die In Fatal Accident

Four police officers died while 30 others were severely injured in a fatal motor accident that occurred along Unguwar Rogo Area in Sokoto Metropolis, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Mr Ibrahim Abaras, The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Sokoto State Command, who confirmed this to NAN on Tuesday, said that the accident occurred at about 7.30 p.m on Monday.

Abaras said that the victims were all newly recruited officers who were participating in a training at the Police College, Sokoto.

According to him, they were returning from a shooting range exercise at Kware Local Government Area when the incident occurred near the State History Bureau.

The PPRO said that the dead bodies were handed over to their respective families and were buried accordingly.

Abaras added that the injured were being hospitalized at Usman Danfodio Teaching Hospital, Police Clinic and Kware Nueropsychiatric Hospital, all in Sokoto.

According to him, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Muhammad Abdulkadir, Deputy Gov. Ahmad Aliyu, Commissioners, some government officials as well as community members participated in evacuating the victims to hospitals and funerals.

He added that state government had offered to provide the necessary logistical support to the victims, describing the incident as the first of its kind in Sokoto State.

NAN

Driver Dies In Ogun Multiple Crash

One person was confirmed dead on Tuesday in multiple accidents, involving three trucks on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the development.

He told reporters in Abeokuta that the accident was caused by a driver of an Iveco truck who drove against traffic and rammed into two other trucks around 6:30 a.m.

He said that the Iveco truck driver lost his life in the incident.

“The accident involved a MAN diesel vehicle with registration number FST 893 XT, Iveco truck without a plate number and a DAF truck with registration number XG 189 MKA.

“The Iveco truck driver who drove against traffic rammed into the other trucks in the early hours of the morning which resulted in the accident that claimed the life of the truck driver.”

Akinbiyi said that the body of the driver had been deposited at the morgue of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital in Sagamu.

3 Die In Early Morning Multiple Accident In Lagos

Three people died early on Sunday in multiple accidents that occurred around Ilasamaja axis of the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway in Lagos State.

More than eight people, including three drivers and motor boys, were also injured in the accident that created gridlock along the road.

A policeman from Ilasa divisional police station who was drafted to the scene to restore normalcy also had one of his legs fractured in the early morning accident.

It was gathered that a first accident, involving two articulated vehicles fully loaded with vegetable oil and gravel, occurred at about 3:00a.m.

Metro learnt that the police and other law-enforcement officers were trying to control the traffic in the area when another truck rammed into a commercial bus, injuring more than three people, including a policeman.

Metro gathered that a truck loaded with vegetable oil was on a high speed when the driver lost control and rammed into the other from the rear.

The truck reportedly fell on its side while the other one with gravel also blocked part of the highway.

The police and other emergency workers were said to have been deployed to the scene and were trying to evacuate the vehicles and the gallons of vegetable oil on the road when the second incident occurred.

A police source from Ilasa police station told Metro that “the driver of the truck was on a high speed and he disregarded the traffic instruction from our men when he rammed into the commercial bus.”

Metro gathered that the conductor of the commercial bus and two other persons died on the spot, as the bus was said to have somersaulted several times.

Source: Nigerian Tribune

Lagos Road Accident Claims 5 Lives

No less than five people were killed on Monday evening in an auto accident in Lagos, according to Premium Times.

The incident was said to have occurred at about 6.44 p.m. when a vehicle caught fire at stadium bridge, around Barracks, Surulere.

The vehicle, a commercial Volkswagen bus (danfo) with registration number AND 996 XC caught fire as it descended the bridge.

The Lagos Emergency Agency (LASEMA) said five people – a child, three women and a man – were burnt beyond recognition and were recovered from the bus.

The agency added that five other people were also rescued and rushed to the hospital with severe burns.

Terrible Accident In Otukpo-Enugu Claims Many Lives (photos)

Over 5 five students who are currently studying at the Benue State Polythenic Ugbokulo has been reported dead as a result of a fatal accident along the most Popurlar Enugu Round About in Otukpo, Benue State.

An eye witness who claims anonymity says a big truck carrying a loads of yam fell on top of the car that was conveying the students, immediately the truck killed everyone of them.
The eye witness who claims anonymity says the accident was caused due to the bad state of the most popularly round about in Otukpo.

We all could recalled that, the immediate Sole Administrator of the Local Government Hon. George Alli who resigned to contest the June 3rd LG election in Benue State has severally​ showcase how the same round about was part of his project that was achieved.

Its indeed pitiable and painful to lost such a visionary and focus youths at this critical time.

Pray for their souls and may God comfort their families to bear the pain.

Ondo: Trailer Crushes 2 Kids Of The Same Parents To Death (Graphic Photos)

According to an online user who shared the photos,an IVECO trailer crushed two school kids to death in Oniparaga village,Ondo State.According to reports,the 2 kids are students of St Philip primary school Oniparaga who are children of the same parent,Mr Clement,working with Araromi Obu Rubber Estate.One died on the spot while the other gave up at Oniparaga health centre .

May their souls RIP.Amen!

Great Akokites! The Unilag Electrocution – The True Story! – By Damilola Dairo

The truth about the Unilag Electric shock event that happened on Tuesday 9th September, 2015.

The cable fell around 7:40pm With Miss Oluchi Anekwe been a victim under the cable at that point. She was on her way back from fellowship and not the boyfriend issue that a lot of media houses raised. Miss Oluchi Anekwe is a 300l Student of the department of Accounting, Faculty of Business Administration. A first class student at that.

When the incident happened, she was rushed to the school’s Medical Centre in the school. At the medical Centre the staff on duty asked for her student Identification card which she couldn’t produce. The staff of the medical Centre left her to her Fate which resulted in her death around 9pm that same day. Not the lie about her been rushed to LUTH. The school’s Medical Centre most times would try and stabilize patients before referral to a specialist.

Students got information about the death and decided that the management explains all that happened.

The protest was led by the Union President Comrade Abiodun Martins, and first went to all faculties to stop lectures before marching to the Senate building demanding to know all that happened. Student demanded that they meet the Vice Chancellor in Person of Professor Rahman Bello.

The Dean of student Affairs tried speaking to students but they never agreed. Students left the Senate building angrily due to stories that the Vice Chancellor was not available and that when he was available he should meet his Students at the main gate of the University.

Unilag Electrocution - the tue story
Unilag Electrocution – the tue story

Students locked the main gate of the campus and sent a fraction to lock the second gate. Students occupied both gate for hours until the Vice Chancellor came to address student at the amphitheater. He said the so called cable didn’t supply any part of the school and that they had complained to Eko electricity distribution Company for years but nothing was said or done. The management agreed that the cable be put down and buried underground in 2weeks and that the school was going to be responsible to the parents Oluchi.

The students also pushed forward the issue of bed bug affecting students in Hall of residence. The management promised to find a solution soonest.

Students around the school marched in their black outfits from 6:30pm for a candle light procession which began from her faculty business Administration and end at the same spot.

The school has since resumed academic activities and Social events.
This is the true story not the ones our media houses are telling us. from a great akokite.

SHOCKING! Nigerian Ambassador To US Adefuye, Dies

Nigerian Ambassador to US, Adebowale Ibidapo Adefuye
Nigerian Ambassador to US, Adebowale Ibidapo Adefuye
Ambassador to US Adebowale Ibidapo Adefuye[/caption]Nigerian ambassador to the United States, Adebowale Ibidapo Adefuye, has died in Washington DC.

Adefuye, who was recalled to Nigeria after President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as President, was still waiting to hand over to a new ambassador when he died.

He was 68.

Detail soon…

Culled from: EMPOWERNEWSWIRE