Driver’s Absent Mindedness Responsible For 37% Of Road Accident In 2019, Says FRSC
The Edo Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) , Anthony Oko, has said 37 percent of road accident that occured in the last 10months were as a result of lack of consciousness by drivers.
Anthony who disclosed this in Benin on Thursday at the 2019 ember month flag-off campaign with the theme: “Road Crash is Absence of Mind; Stay Alert, Stay Alive”, noted that, it is imperative to address absent mindedness among drivers particularly during the yuletide season.
According to him, in 2018, out of 290 crashes in the state, 113 were believed to be caused by drivers absent mindedness, which according to him represented 39%, causing 206 total crashes with 801 people injured, 136 persons death and total of 387 vehicles involved.
He added, “From January to October 2019, 37% probable causes of RTC were caused by drivers absent mindedness which led to 170 RTC cases, injuring 664 persons, killing 143 people and 351 vehicles involved and the year is yet to end”.
He, however, called for a synergy between the government and key stakeholders to ensure that home grown initiatives and strategies are deployed to make success of the campaign geared towards better motoring in the coming weeks.
Oko revealed that the strategies to be implemented to see that the alertness on the part of road users is assured and lives protected till 2020 and beyond include; massive and robust public engagement, passenger advocacy, media programme, route lining of critical crash points , going outside duty calls by erecting warning signs on the portion of the roads that are bad.
Others are enhanced collaboration with other security and disaster management agencies like EDSTMA, FERMA, NEMA, standby rescue teams, tow trucks for the removal of all manners of obstructions to beef up enforcement on traffic offense bearing more directly to crashes; to see that the alertness on the part of road users is assured and lives protected till 2020 and beyond.
Speaking through permanent secretary, Edo State Ministry of Infrastructure, Ferguson Enabulele, Ferguson Enabulele, God of the state, Mr. urged the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) and other road association to assist in admonishing drivers to be conscious while driving.
Obaseki, said that his administration was focused on the welfare of the people, adding that he will do everything possible to ensure roads are motorable.
Elon Musk Puts Twitter’s Value At $20bn
Elon Musk has put the current value of Twitter at $20 billion, less than half the $44 billion he paid for the social media platform just five months ago, according to an internal email seen by American news media.
The email to employees referred to a new stock compensation program in the San Francisco-based company and the allocation of shares to employees of X Holdings, Twitter’s umbrella company since Musk purchased it in late October.
The compensation plan values the platform at $20 billion, slightly more than Snapchat’s parent company Snap ($18.2 billion) or Pinterest ($18.7 billion), both of which are publicly traded, unlike Twitter.
Musk, who is also the chief executive of Tesla Inc. and aerospace group SpaceX, said that Twitter would allow its employees to cash in shares every six months.
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A query from AFP emailed to Twitter’s communications department generated an automatic response in the form of a poop emoji.
In the internal email, Musk describes the brutal contraction in Twitter’s value. He says the platform faced such grave financial difficulties that at one point it was on the verge of bankruptcy.
“Twitter was trending to lose ~$3B/year,” Musk said in a message posted Saturday on the platform.
He cited a revenue drop of $1.5 billion a year and a debt-servicing burden of the same amount — leaving it with “only 4 months of money.”
Musk, Twitter’s majority shareholder, added simply: “Extremely dire situation.”
But he then said that “It looks like we will break even” in the second quarter of the year, with advertisers — many of whom fled the platform after the mercurial billionaire bought it — now beginning to return.
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Since taking control, Musk has sharply cut the group’s payroll from 7,500 employees to fewer than 2,000.
He said in the email that he sees a “clear but difficult path” to a valuation of $250 billion, without specifying how long that might take.
However, in another setback for the company, fragments of Twitter’s source code were published on the development platform GitHub, the latter told AFP on Sunday, confirming a report by the New York Times.
GitHub removed the files from its site at Twitter’s request, but their brief exposure could allow hackers to identify flaws in Twitter’s original software.
Obasanjo’s Father Not Fully Yoruba, Might Be Igbo Man – Fani-Kayode
Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has expressed the belief that ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s father might not be a Yoruba man.
Fani-Kayode said Obasanjo’s ‘silence’ over a recent comment by Igbo businessman Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu that Yoruba people are “political rascals,” was an indication that the former president’s father was an Igbo man, not Yoruba.
Iwuanyanwu said Igbo people had invested so much in Nigeria and were not going to yield to the pressure of people asking them to leave.
Speaking in Awka, Anambra State, on Saturday, Iwuanyanwu berated Yoruba people.
However, Fani-Kayode said he was disappointed that Obasanjo was silent over Iwuanyanwu’s anti-Yoruba comments.
Taking to his Twitter handle, Fani-Kayode wrote: “The fact that our revered leader and one of the fathers of our nation, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, can sit there and say nothing when Emmanuel Iwanyanwu, who I have always respected, describes the entire Yoruba race as “rascals” that the Igbo “will DEAL with” tells me that the rumour that he is NOT a fully-fledged Yoruba man and that his father was an Igbo may well be true.
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“Whatever the case, this is not the OBJ I once knew, loved, defended and worked so hard for. Something has gone wrong. No one could have made a statement against ANY tribe in the presence of the old OBJ that we all knew and respected and got away with it.”
Following the outcome of the presidential election, there was a face-off between Yorubas and Igbos in Lagos.
The fallout was due to the victory of the Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in Lagos State.
Against the backdrop of Obi’s victory, Igbos were warned against voting during the governorship election in Lagos.
Report Banks Not Dispensing Cash To State NLC’s Office — LABOUR
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has directed workers to report banks not dispensing cash to its state councils, ahead of planned strike over the scarcity of naira notes across the country.
This is even as leaders of NLC have scheduled a meeting of National Executive Council, NEC, meeting tomorrow to take a final decision on Wednesday’s planned nationwide strike.
It gathered NLC gave the directive weekend after its NEC meeting on Friday where affiliate unions and state councils of NLC were directed to monitor the cash situation and how banks were dispensing naira notes to workers.
Speaking in an interview with Vanguard yesterday, President of NLC, Joe Ajaero, said: “Our affiliate unions and state councils were directed to monitor the situation. Workers have been directed to report banks not dispensing cash to NLC state offices.
”Our state councils and affiliates unions are to report back to us the prevailing situations in their states by Tuesday when we will hold another NEC meeting. The report we get from them will determine our next line of action.
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”In fact, the seven days ultimatum we gave will expire on Tuesday (March 28). The report will determine our final decision. As we speak, I am out on the streets of Abuja monitoring the situation.
”I am aware also that officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, were in Lagos on Saturday and Sunday to monitor the situation.”
It was gathered that part of the decision was that “the nationwide strike will be a sit-at-home and picketing of the headquarters of the CBN and all its offices nationwide on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. If the strike commences, it would continue until cash becomes available to all Nigerians.”
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