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Cows Blocking Road Cause Crash, One Confirmed Dead In Osun



The Federal Road Safety Corps, Head of Operations, Ife Unit, Odogiyan Aderibigbe, has narrated how cows blocking portion of the Ilesha/Ile-Ife Expressway caused accident on Sunday.

One male adult was confirmed dead while 21 people sustained varying degrees of injury in the road mishap.

It was learnt that 69 passengers were said to be on board a luxury bus traveling from Kaduna to Lagos when the bus was involved in the accident.

Odogiyan, who said the driver of the vehicle told him during a rescue operations that some cows blocking a part of the road caused the crash, added that in an attempt to avoid running over a jeep in front of him, he had to manoeuver the bus which lost control in the process.

The vehicle was said to have lost control and fell by its side.

Accroding to him, the luxurious bus with the registration number SMK 667 XR was coming from Kaduna and heading towards Lagos with 69 passengers on board.

He said, “The driver of the vehicle said some cows were blocking part of the road and in order not to hit a jeep ahead of him, he manoeuvred the vehicle but eventually lost control of the bus.

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“The vehicle fell and laid by its side. I didn’t see any cow when I got there. But that was what he told me. 69 people were on board. But 21 people were injured. Three others were trapped under the vehicle.

Further narrating how crane was used to lift the vehicle, he said out of three persons that were trapped, two people were rescued alive while Doctors confirmed the last person dead in the hospital.

He disclosed that those injured were taken to Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesha and OAUTHC, Ile Ife for treatment.

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Oyo: Chief Imam of Tede Is Dead




The Chief Imam of Tede, in the Oke Ogun geo-political zone in Oyo State, Alhaji Ahmad Tijani Adedigba, is dead.

DAILY POST reports that the Chief Imam, until his demise, was the Chairman of the Oke Ogun League of Imams and Alfas.

The state governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, in his reaction, described the late Adedigba as a great leader and lover of peace.

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He added that the deceased contributed immensely to the religious harmony being enjoyed in the Oke Ogun area of the state.

Makinde, in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Sunday, added that the entire Muslim community will miss the deceased.

The governor said, “I received with sadness the news of the death of Alhaji Ahmad Tijani Adedigba, the chairman of the Oke Ogun League of Imams and Alfas and Chief Imam of Tede in Atisbo Local Government Area of the state.

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“The late Chief Imam was a man of peace and a great leader, who provided direction to the Imams and Alfas body and contributed to the peaceful religious atmosphere in Oke Ogun.

“While submitting to the will of Allah and praying to God to grant his soul Aljanah Firdaus and also abide with everyone he left behind, I am certain that the body and the Muslim Ummah in Tede will miss his immense contributions.”

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Groom, 25 Others Arrested As NDLEA Burst Drug-fueled Wedding Reception




The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) successfully intercepted what was purportedly a wedding reception but turned out to be an illicit drug party.

The bust resulted in the arrest of the groom and 25 individuals, as confirmed by Femi Babafemi, the Director of Media and Advocacy, in a statement posted on his Facebook account on Sunday.

Say a prayer against the demon of drugs in the lives of our youths this Sunday as #ndlea_nigeria busted another drug party organised as a wedding reception. Groom and 25 others arrested,” he wrote.

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The statement also said the big cartels also suffered heavy losses some hours before the arrest with the seizure of their cocaine consignments.

The big cartels also suffered heavy loss hours ago with the seizure of their cocaine consignments,” the statement read.

The arrested individuals, including the groom, are now in custody as investigations proceed.

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16 Dead, 27 Injured In Kaduna-Abuja Expressway Accident




The Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC), Kaduna Sector Command, says no fewer than 16 persons died and 27 sustained injuries in a road crash on the Kaduna-Abuja expressway.

The Sector Commander, Mr Kabir Nadabo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the fatal road traffic crash occurred at Audu Jhangon village along the expressway on Sunday.

He explained that the crash occurred at 05:20hrs, when a Daf trailer with registration number KUJ 430XC, with overloaded goods, lost control and fell into a ditch.

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”Initial reports indicate the driver was at high speed, probably due to fatigue.

“The combined rescue teams of RS1.114 Zhipe Unit Command and RS1.16B Dutse Outpost conducted the rescue operations.

“The crash involved 65 people, where 27 were injured and 16 people were deceased.

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“The injured have been taken to the nearest hospital for treatment,“ he added.

Nadabo said on receiving news of the crash, he visited the scene to have first-hand information as well as direct the rescue team on the evacuation of the deceased to the morgue.

I also directed the tow truck to remove part of the accidented trailer blocking part of the road. The operation is ongoing, and the road is free for movement,“ Nadabo said (NAN)

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