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Nigeria records 3,282 road traffic crashes in Q2

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The number of road traffic crashes recorded in Q2 2022 stood at 3,282, a 1.88 percent decrease from 3,345 crashes recorded in the previous quarter based on the recent road transport data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

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About 1,538 persons were reportedly killed in road crashes within this period, with at least 77 percent being adult males.

On a state level, the highest number of traffic crashes was recorded by Ogun state (286), followed by FCT (280) and Nasarawa (263).

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Meanwhile, based on causative factors, 2,418 traffic crashes were attributed to speed violations (SPV), the leading cause of accidents in the period under review.

Sign light violation (382) is the second highest, followed by dangerous driving (294) and wrongful overtaking (286).

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These suggest that road traffic crashes are mainly due to the violation of traffic rules. It is, therefore, essential to intensify sensitization on the dangers of violating traffic rules.

There is also a need for the government to integrate technology into the management of traffic, thereby increasing the likelihood of apprehending those violating traffic rules.

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Those detained should be severely punished to serve as a deterrent to others.

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Photos/Video: LASU class of 2004, Anthony Campus re-union anniversary

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The class of 2004, Public Administration of the Lagos State University (LASU) Anthony Campus re-union second anniversary get together on Saturday.

Old classmates had a lot share and had time to dance and celebrate old times.

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See/watch video below:


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Finally, after terrorists attack, NRC to resume Abuja-Kaduna rail operations on Monday

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Finally, the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) will resume the Abuja-Kaduna passenger train service on Monday, with only two return services after the terrorists attack.

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Naijablitznews.com reports this was contained in a statement issued and signed by the Managing Director of the NRC, Fidet Okhiria.

The statement shows the first train will depart Rigasa train station in Kaduna state to Abuja by 8:00 in the morning while from Abuja, the first train will depart Idu train station to Kaduna state by 9:45 in the morning.

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The NRC management also revealed that as part of the new security measures, it is now mandatory for passengers to present their National Identity Number and valid Boarding Ticket before they will be allowed to board.

It also says the purchase of tickets by proxy is only limited to minors and a specified number of adult passengers.

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Online and mobile app ticketing will be available from 8:00 in the morning on Sunday, December the 4th, 2022 while the ticket offices at the train stations will open from 6:30 in the morning on Monday, December the 5th.

Recall that the NRC suspended train service along the route after Boko Haram terrorists attacked a moving passenger train in Kaduna on March 28, 2022.

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The insurgents had blown up the rail track and bombed the moving train, killing some and abducting more than 60 passengers. The unprecedented attack attracted international and national outrage.

The terrorists, who attacked the Kaduna-bound train released hostages in tranches with the last release coming on October 5, 2022.

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Before the hostages were completely released, distraught family members had protested several times to demand the release of their loved ones.

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Peter Obi Attends Gospel Musical Concert ‘The Experience’ In Lagos+Photo

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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, on Friday, attended the annual gospel musical concert organised by House On The Rock church in Lagos.

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Upon his introduction, Obi was welcomed with cheers from the crowd.

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