PLEASE!! Ikeja Electric begs Public to abstain from activities within Power Lines

In a renewed commitment to its high safety standards, Ikeja Electric Plc has cautioned the public in its network against building structures and engaging in social and economic activities under power lines.

The company said the specific clearance/distance which the public must maintain away from a 33/11KV lines is 5.5 meters (20ft) on both sides, while for 132KV lines, the distance must be 15 meters (50ft) on both sides and 330KV lines must have a clearance of 25metres (60ft) on both sides.

The electricity distribution company (Disco) Head of Quality, Safety, Health and Environment (QHSE), Jamiu Badmos, explained that carrying out social and economic activities under power lines exposes people’s lives to danger, leading to the risk of electrocution.

According to him, fatality within the energy sector can be prevented if the public religiously adhere to precautions and avoid activities close to electrical installations.

“As a responsible service provider, we are aware of our obligation to ensure that every resident within our network is kept safe, especially bearing in mind the hazardous nature of electricity so we are using this medium to remind the public that electrical installations are harmful and must be avoided as much as is possible. Our appeal to customers to avoid activities under power lines must be taken seriously, especially as the integrity of old cables cannot always be guaranteed,” he said.

Badmos revealed that even with the huge resources the Disco has spent on enlightenment campaigns to sensitize the public on inherent dangers of life-threatening activities, some people have remained adamant.

He further called for the intervention of the government and relevant stakeholders in stemming this “ugly development” by declaring activities under power line as illegal and moving people and markets away from the danger spots to save lives and property.

BIG TRAGEDY! Family of three perish in Ondo road accident, yet to be identified by the authorities

Three persons lost their lives yesterday in a fatal auto accident that occurred in the Olokuta area on the Ondo-Akure Expressway in the Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The victims were suspected to be a couple and their son but their identities had yet to be determined as of the time of filing this report.

 

 

It was gathered that the driver of the truck involved in the accident took to his heels immediately after the crash.

According to an eyewitness, the accident occurred around 8am and involved a black Toyota Corolla car with number plate FGB 940 AA, and a blue truck with number plate LND 274 XP.

The eyewitness explained that the two vehicles had a head-on collision as they were going in opposite directions when the accident occurred.

“We heard a loud sound and when we got to the scene, we saw the car under the truck; it took the efforts of the men of the Federal Road Safety Corps to remove the trapped victims under the truck, “ the eyewitness said.

 

 

When contacted, the Sector Commander of the FRSC in Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Adeleye, confirmed the accident, saying the driver of one of the vehicles lost control and collided with the other coming in the opposite direction.

“Three people died in the accident – a man, a woman and a boy – while the driver of the truck could not be found. It was the car that swerved off its lane to collide with the truck that was coming from the other direction.” Adeleye said.

The FRSC boss also stated that the remains of the victims had been deposited in the mortuary of the Ondo State Specialists Hospital, Akure.

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Terrible Road Accident Kills 18, Injures 33 (Photos)

At least eighteen people have died after a bus overturned in western Ethiopia on Wednesday, leaving scores of others with serious injuries, police said.

 

Turumsa Solomon, East Wollega Zone Traffic Police Division Chief, expressed concern that the death toll could further rise, state-run news agency ENA reported on Thursday. Some 33 passengers, who were on board the damaged vehicle, are now receiving treatment in nearby health stations, said Solomon.

 

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Ten of the passengers are reported to have sustained serious injuries. A Technical problem was said to be the major cause behind the deadly accident, which was also exacerbated by the thorny geographical landscape of the accident area, according to police. The deadly accident came on the backdrop of another car accident on Sunday that left 17 people dead.

 

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Another Seventeen people were killed in a bus accident in western Ethiopia Monday, according to local officials. A 45-seater bus was traversing from the towns of Shambu to Nekemte in West Oromia when it veered and overturned due to unspecified trouble with the vehicle, local Fana quoted Desalegn Teferra, head of the zonal communications office, as saying.

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The bus was carrying passengers beyond its capacity, according to Fana. Both the driver and assistant were among the dead, it said, adding the some of the victims were not passengers but bystanders. The wounded are under medical care in nearby health centers and hospitals. The bus was reportedly old.

 

 

 

Source: Xinhua/NAN

Tragic! Man Dies Just One Month After Getting Married In Plateau State

In what can simply be described as tragic, a man has reportedly died just one month after tying the knot with his heart throb.

A Nigerian man identified as, Alhaji Usman Abdullah Gago, died yesterday, which happened to be a month after his wedding in Plateau state.

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Alhaji Usman Abdullah Gago who got married to Hadiza on December 8,2018, will be laid to rest today at his family house in Jos.

Usman’s friends have taken to Facebook to mourn his death. See posts below;

“Alhaji Usman Abdullahi Gago is no more, he died today after a brief illness, if we could remember we attended his wedding last year December 2018, One month eight days now.

His funeral prayer will be performed tomorrow at Mudi Na Garba street Jos North.

May Allah Subhanallahu wa ta’ala grant him mercy in his final home (grave) ameen.

Usman you that died today, You are not hurry, and we that are left behind are not wise.

R.I.P”

Another friend wrote;

“Alh, USMAN ABDULLAHI MAI DOYA, who recently got married last month 08/12/2018 is no more today 16/01/2019, after a brief illness.
The burial will insha Allah take place tomorrow morning at his family house in Mudi Na Garba Street jos.
May Allah forgive his sins and grant him Jannat.”

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3 Dead In Ondo, As Tragedy Strikes

No fewer than three people lost their lives in a very fatal accident which involved a black Toyota Corolla car with number plate FGB 940 AA, and a blue truck with number plate LND 274 XP and happened in the Olokuta area on the Ondo-Akure Expressway in the Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State.
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There are suspicions that the victims of the accident were a couple and their son even though their identities remain unknown as at the time of this report. The driver of the truck reportedly absconded immediately after the accident.
 
An eyewitness said that the accident happened around 8 pm was a head-on collision because both vehicles were heading in opposite directions.
 
In his words, “We heard a loud sound and when we got to the scene, we saw the car under the truck; it took the efforts of the men of the Federal Road Safety Corps to remove the trapped victims under the truck.”
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When contacted, the Sector Commander of the FRSC in Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Adeleye, confirmed the accident, saying the driver of one of the vehicles lost control and collided with the other coming in the opposite direction. He said, “Three people died in the accident – a man, a woman and a boy – while the driver of the truck could not be found. It was the car that swerved off its lane to collide with the truck that was coming from the other direction.”
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The FRSC boss also stated that the remains of the victims had been deposited in the mortuary of the Ondo State Specialists Hospital, Akure.
 
Meanwhile, the joint task force of security agencies in Ondo State, on Tuesday, arrested six persons at Emure Ile in the Owo Local Government Area of the state. The task force, which is made up of the police, the army and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, said the suspects were arrested around 3am on Tuesday, while coming from the northern part of the country.
Parading the suspects at the headquarters of the Ondo State Police Command, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Femi Joseph, said they were arrested following a tip-off, adding that they were suspected kidnappers. According to him, some dangerous weapons found in the suspects’ possession, include 16 locally-made guns, 17 cutlasses, 13 knives and charms while adding that seven mobile telephone handsets and the sum of N27,820 were also found on the suspects.
Joseph said, “The joint task force code named: ‘Operation Crime Free’, acting on a tip-off, arrested six suspected kidnappers at Emure junction via Owo, where they had gathered together in a suspicious manner. They also had some food items, pieces of clothing and items suspected to be charms. They could not give satisfactory accounts of their mission even though they claimed to be coming from Kebbi State.”
The PPRO said the command had commenced investigation into the matter. He then urged residents of the state to always supply security agents with useful information on the activities of hoodlums in their environment, adding that the issue of security should not be left in the hands of the security agents alone.
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Barely six days after 15 persons were crushed to death in an auto crash in Iworoko Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun local government area of Ekiti State, the monarch of the Community, Oba Michael Oluwafemi Aladejana, has passed on. Adejana, who was in his 80s, died in the early hours of Wednesday at an undisclosed hospital in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti capital.
 
He had welcomed the state Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, on Sunday on a condolence visit to his palace.
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The fatal accident had involved an articulated vehicle carrying branded campaign rice for a serving senator in Ondo State. Fifteen persons were confirmed dead, including a yet to be identified NYSC member.
 
No fewer than four houses and adjoining lock-up shops were also destroyed as the vehicle swerved off the road and crashed into a busy night market, throwing the entire community into mourning. The driver of the ill-fated vehicle was said to have lost control following brake failure which resulted in the tragedy.
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At about 3:00 p.m on Wednesday, it was observed that the traditional rites had already begun with the cutting of sacred trees and blocking of the dual carriage Ado-Iworoko-Ifaki highway. Some of the youths and other age groups in the town described the passage of the monarch as a double tragedy. Others trooped to the streets, killing house pets like goats and sheep sighted roaming about as tradition demanded.
 
One of the prominent indigenes of the town, who craved anonymity, said Saturday ’s accident may have affected the health of the old monarch.
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“Our monarch was rushed to the hospital after the accident apparently as a result of the shock. Though he had been battling with health issues, that incident really made the situation worse for him. When the news of the deaths filtered into town, he was said to have been devastated and the family had to rush him to the hospital early on Sunday. He was said to have improved on Monday before there was a relapse on Tuesday, resulting in his death on Wednesday.”
 
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Students die in car accident while returning from nightclub

Death is not the greatest loss in life.The greatest loss is what dies inside man while he lives. However, two students of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo state have died in an accident which occurred on their way back from a nightclub.The men identified as  Tobiloba Daniel (popularly known as Nash) and Elijah  were involved in a lone car crash in Akure in the early hours of today. They were  however rushed to a nearby hospital but were confirmed dead.

2 students of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic die in accident while returning from a nightclub (graphic photos)

Likewise, friends and schoolmates have taken to the social media platform (facebook) to express shock at the sudden death of the vibrant young men.

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Car Crash Claims The Lives Of Two Students While Returning From Nightclub

Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, has lost two students who were involved in a fatal car crash while returning from a nightclub in Akure, Ondo State. According to the reports, the young men were  identified simply as Nash and Elijah.

 

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According to Instablog9ja reports that the accident took place at about 4:30am this morning, Thursday, January 17,2019.

 

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The duo were reportedly rushed to a nearby hospital today, while the duo were returning from a nightclub in the town. They were subsequently rushed to a nearby hospital where they were confirmed dead.

 

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Every four hours, no fewer than two lives are lost on Nigerian roads. And every year, about 20,000 of the 11.654 million vehicles in the country are involved in accidents, Sunday Vanguard’s investigations and analysis of data released by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, and the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, have shown.

 

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According to the NBS, the number of lives lost to road traffic accidents from January 2013 to June 2018 are as follows:  2013 – 5,539;  2014 – 4,430; 2015 – 5,400; (FRSC):  2016 – 5,053; 2017 – 5,049; January to June, 2018 –  2,623.  Sunday Vanguard’s tally indicated that between July and September 7, 2018, no fewer than 126 lives had also been wasted in road crashes. Summation of these figures gives a heartrending total of 28,195 lives crushed in 68 months, an equivalent of 415 lives per month, 14 persons per day, and two lives every four hours. This makes Nigeria one of the countries with very high road fatalities in the world.

TEARS! Corpse Of Worker Found After Over A Month Of The Death

It was a sad development when reports revealed that the body of a miner was found in the whole over one month after the victim’s death in the place.
 
Indian emergency workers on Thursday said they have found the body of one of 15 miners trapped inside a so-called “rat hole” mine for over a month. The illegal and dangerous mine in the remote, mineral-rich state of Meghalaya in India’s north-east was flooded on December 13.
 
The Indian Navy said they spotted the body inside the deluged shaft at a depth of 160-210 feet (50-65 metres) with the help of a remote-controlled probe. “The body has been pulled up to the mouth of Rat-hole mine and shall be extracted out of the mine under the supervision of doctors,” the Indian Navy said in a tweet.
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The breakthrough comes after several attempts by navy divers to reach the trapped miners inside the treacherous mine. Efforts to pump out water have also failed. “Our operation is continuing,” S. K. Singh, in-charge of the national disaster relief force, told reporters.
 
Indian authorities were criticised for being slow to respond to the emergency, including from the Supreme Court which called for rescue operations to be stepped up.
 
Rat-hole mines are deep vertical shafts dug mostly into hillsides that branch out into narrow tunnels to reach and retrieve coal and other substances. A federal environment court banned wildcat mining in Meghalaya in 2014 after local communities complained it was polluting water sources and putting lives at risk.
 
But the practice continues, with mine owners and the state government challenging the ban at India’s Supreme Court.
At least 15 miners were killed after they were trapped in a flooded rat hole mine in Meghalaya in 2012. Their bodies were never recovered.
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TRAGEDY! Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Students Die While Returning From A Nightclub In Akure

Two students of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, identified as Nash and Elijah, have died, following a fatal lone accident in Akure, Ondo State. The accident occurred around 4:30, today, while the duo were returning from a nightclub in the town. They were subsequently rushed to a nearby hospital where they were confirmed dead, old night.

 

 

A user @ebuntwitt reacts saying; ” so many things are avoidable,stupidity has taken so many souls…..don’t drink and drive,if they use cab they won’t be dead by noe . Another user eme_kar; ” The best way to drive when you are high on anything is to Gangsta Roll, Just keep it at 60km/hr, you will and must eventually get there”.  Nigerians continued to react, a user said  “Some accidents are avoidable for example that which happens when you drive or operate a machine while drunk or sleepy. Some of your points are invalid”.

 

 

dunni_mi reacts saying;  “😞😔R.I.P”,  jordaneonlite said,  “Ehya… Such a pity… Well me i don’t fancy the idea of a night club and all those things…. 4: 30 am…mehn I was still touring on my own on beI always tell people. If you know you want to drive, don’t drink! If you know you want to drink, don’t drive! May their souls rest in peace”.

 

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Terrible Trailer Accident Occurs On Long Bridge of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

It’s going to be a very busy traffic filled morning for commuters along the Lagos- Ibadan Express way. A trailer accident on long bridge of Lagos-Ibadan express is currently causing heavy traffic on the route as the entire road is blocked against all moving vehicles.

 

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If you are leaving Lagos via Lagos Ibadan just chill. That long bridge is a mess right now

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If you are leaving Lagos via Lagos Ibadan just chill. That long bridge is a mess right now

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7:25am Lagos Ibadan Expressway by OPIC is a no go area for now. Shortly after it is a fallen Truck on the road… slow movement…. hurry out now if you are travelling on that route. Bon voyage!

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7:25am Lagos Ibadan Expressway by OPIC is a no go area for now. Shortly after it is a fallen Truck on the road… slow movement…. hurry out now if you are travelling on that route. Bon voyage!

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Story wen just reach us be say one container truck don crack for Lagos-ibadan expressway and d gobe so, don block road for pipo wen dey comot from Lagos. So if you dey dat road or you dey plan use am , make u dey careful.

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Story wen just reach us be say one container truck don crack for Lagos-ibadan expressway and d gobe so, don block road for pipo wen dey comot from Lagos. So if you dey dat road or you dey plan use am , make u dey careful.

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