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12 dead, 28 injured in Zaria-Kano expressway auto-crash – FRSC

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By Francesca Hangeior

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kaduna State Sector Commander, Mr Kabir Nadabo has said that about 12 people have died while 28 others sustained injuries in a road crash along Zaria-Kano expressway.
Nadabo who made this disclosure on Monday in Kaduna noted that the fatal road traffic crash occurred at Tashar Yari village at 7:36 a.m.

“The trailer with a registration number KTG 454 ZZ was travelling to Kano when the unfortunate incident occurred,” Nadabo said.

He said that the cause of the crash was wrongful overtaking, speeding and overloading, which sadly resulted in the high number of fatalities.

Nadabo said the Chairman of Makarfi Local Government and the Unit Commander, Tashar Yari were on ground to assess the incident.

He said that investigation of the incident has revealed that 40 people were involved in the crash, 28 got injured and 12 were deceased.

“The injured were conveyed to the Makarfi General Hospital for further treatment.

“The injured were conveyed to the Makarfi General Hospital for further treatment.

“The owner of the vehicle, who is in Azare, Bauchi State has been informed and directed to report to the Kaduna Sector Command, while the driver of the trailer was reportedly among the deceased, “he said.

Nadabo said that the accident was avoidable, adding, ”hence our resolve to continue to reach out to the stakeholders, particularly transport unions.

”This is to preach and sensitize their drivers on the dangers of speeding, overloading, dangerous driving and the use of cellphones while driving, among others.

“The Corps in Kaduna will strive to continue to work hard and liaise with transport Stakeholders and the media in preaching the word of safety.”

Nadabo appealed to motorists to imbibe the culture of safe driving particularly on the highways.

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Nigerian govt to sell crude oil in Naira to Dangote, other local refineries

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The Nigerian government has decided to sell crude oil to Dangote and local refineries to strengthen the Naira.

Gbenga Komolafe, the CEO of the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission, revealed this information on Monday during a briefing in Abuja.

According to him, Nigeria’s condensate and crude oil reserves rose to 37.5 billion barrels on January 1, 2024, with a 68.01-year life index.

“The commission, in conjunction with relevant stakeholders from NNPC Upstream Investment Management Services, representatives of Crude Oil/Condensate Producers, Crude Oil Refinery-Owners Association of Nigeria, and Dangote Petroleum Refinery came up with the template for the buy-in of all.

“This is in a bid to foster a seamless implementation of the DCSO and ensure consistent supply of crude oil to domestic refineries.

“The Petroleum Industry Act, PIA intends to make the implementation (of crude oil obligation) easy for producers and refineries.

“So, the answer simply is that the transaction currency would be in Naira or dollar. That is the simple answer.

“But we all know that if the transaction is carried out in Naira, that will free the pressure on the exchange rate.

“That will help the exchange rate. So that is the intent, and besides, the overall intent of the Petroleum Industry Act is to develop our midstream, which is a very laudable provision of the PIA,” he said.

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BREAKING: Wike, Atiku Meet At PDP Caucus Meeting Ahead Of NEC

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By Kayode Sanni-Arewa

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, are currently attending the National Caucus meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja.

The duo, who sought the presidential ticket of the party for the 2023 election, are among stakeholders at the meeting holding at Bauchi Governors’ lodge behind ECOWAS secretariat in Asokoro.

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BREAKING: Court Grants EFCC Warrant to Arrest Ex-Kogi Gov Yahaya Bello

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The Federal High Court Sitting in Abuja has granted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, warrant to arrest the former governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello.

Justice Emeka Nwite granted the warrant on Wednesday, April 17, at the instance of the EFCC.

According to the Judge, Bello’s arrest is preparatory to his arraignment on Thursday, April 18.

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