• Lagos-Ibadan/Abuja-Lokoja routes record highest accident rate, says FRSC

    Lagos-Ibadan/Abuja-Lokoja routes record highest accident rate, says FRSC

    According to reports, the Federal Road Safety Commission on Thursday identified the Lagos-Ibadan and Abuja–Lokoja roads as corridors with the highest accident rate with a record of more than 87 cases in September.

    A report made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja showed that a total of 819 crashes involving 1,318 vehicles were recorded across the country in the month of September.

    According to the report, on State basis, the Federal Capital Territory recorded the highest number of crashes […]

  • Nigeria has highest number of students in U.S – Report

    Nigeria has highest number of students in U.S – Report

    Nigeria has been announced as the African country with the highest number of students studying in the U.S. by the United States government on Tuesday.

    This was according to the 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.

    The Open Doors report is published annually by the Institute of International Education in partnership with the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

    Nigeria has been ranked 14th worldwide as the leading African students in U.S among other African countries.

    There are […]

  • Colleges of education should have highest cut-off points, says Bankole

    Colleges of education should have highest cut-off points, says Bankole

    A former Speaker, House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, has said the nation’s colleges of education should have the highest cut-off points.

    He said they should also attract the smartest applicants because they were crucial to development of the future of the country.

    He said the current cut-off points of 130 for entry into the colleges of education did not augur well for the builders and moulders of future leaders.

    Bankole said this last Thursday at the second distinguished guest lecture of the Year […]

  • South West records highest road crashes at Sallah – FRSC

    South West records highest road crashes at Sallah – FRSC

    According to reports, the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, on Tuesday said South West states recorded the highest number of road crashes during the commission’s just-concluded Special Sallah Patrol.

    Oyeyemi said this when he spoke at the Zonal Commanding Officers Workshop in Abuja.

    He said the affected states included Ondo, Osun and Oyo, which recorded the highest number of the crashes.

    Oyeyemi said: “The crash pattern has shifted again to the South West and most of the […]

  • North central records highest road accidents – FRSC

    North central records highest road accidents – FRSC

    Corps Marshal and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has said that zone 4 of the corp made up of Benue, Nasarawa and Plateau states has the highest rate of accidents in the country.

    Oyeyemi, who spoke on Wednesday at the flag off of the sensitisation rally on the speed limiting devices and then 2016 ember months campaign in Jos, said last year the zone recorded 905 accidents, while 279 people died.

    He, however, added that […]

  • Diddy, Jay Z, Dr Dre & Drake top Forbes Highest Earning Hip Hop stars of 2016

    Diddy, Jay Z, Dr Dre & Drake top Forbes Highest Earning Hip Hop stars of 2016

    Diddy is the highest earning Hip Hop star in the US for the second year in a row. Other than 2014 when Dr Dre beat him to the top spot, he has been the highest earning in at least 5 years.

    Forbes today released it’s annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings List, and Diddy, Jay Z, Dr Dre, Drake and Wiz Khalifa made the top 5. See the top 20 …

    Diddy ($62 million)
    Jay-Z ($53.5 million)
    Dr. Dre ($41 million)
    Drake ($38.5 million)
    Wiz Khalifa ($24 million)
    Nicki […]

  • Nigeria’s Quadri now highest ranked player in Commonwealth

    Nigeria’s Quadri now highest ranked player in Commonwealth

    For the first time in the history of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation (CTTF), Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri has become the first African to top the ranking list of players in the Commonwealth.

    In the ranking list released by the Technical Committee of the Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation (CTTF), Quadri who has been playing second fiddle to players from Singapore became the highest rated player among players from the Commonwealth nations.

    Among the 277 players listed in the ranking, Quadri garnered 2385 points […]

  • UNICEF ranks Jigawa and Bauchi as having highest number of malnourished children

    UNICEF ranks Jigawa and Bauchi as having highest number of malnourished children

    The UNICEF Bauchi D Field Office says Jigawa and Bauchi States have the largest number of malnourished children in Nigeria.

    Dr. Danjuma Almustafa, UNICEF, Bauchi D Field Officer, stated this in Bauchi at the presentation of a report on National Nutritional and Health Survey.

    Almustafa, who represented the UNICEF Chief of D Field Office, Bauchi, said: “The National Nutrition and Health Survey of 2015 shows that Jigawa has the highest prevalence of severe underweight children among all states surveyed.

    “The situation is particularly […]