• FRSC records 313 road crashes, 143 deaths nationwide in two weeks

    FRSC records 313 road crashes, 143 deaths nationwide in two weeks

    According to reports, the Federal Road Safety Commission on Tuesday said it had recorded 143 deaths from 313 road crashes in two weeks nationwide.

    Statistics made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja by Bisi Kazeem, the Head Media Relations and Strategy, said the crashes involved 502 people in weeks 40 and 41, 2016.

    Kazeem said that 899 people were injured in the crashes, while 1, 044 people were rescued without injury.

    He said that 41,190435 people traveled within the period, […]

  • Lagos records 50.4 per cent in WASSCE

    Lagos records 50.4 per cent in WASSCE

    It was gathered that the Lagos State Government said its investment in education has yielded dividend as the state’s public schools recorded a 50.41 per cent pass in the 2016 result of the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate.

    The result represents the best performance of the state in the examination since 2007.

    Adesina Odeyemi, Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Education, said this in a statement on Fridayin Lagos.

    According to the statement, a breakdown of the result obtained from the examination […]

  • 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 […]

  • Kaduna records second earth tremor in 24 hours

    Kaduna records second earth tremor in 24 hours

    Residents of Sambang Dagi in Jaba Local Government of Kaduna State witnessed another earth tremor in the early hours of Monday.

    The incident occurred barely 24-hours after the first tremor was reported at Nok village about 20km away from Sambang.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the second vibration occurred around 4a.m Monday, leaving shocked residents scampering for safety.

    It was not immediately clear whether there were casualties.

    Earlier, the Kaduna State government had in a press statement, urged residents of the affected […]

  • National Hospital, Abuja, records 500 IVF births in 10 yrs — CMD

    National Hospital, Abuja, records 500 IVF births in 10 yrs — CMD

    Jaf Momoh, the Chief Medical Director of National Hospital, Abuja, says the hospital has recorded 500 births conceived through In-Vitro Fertilisation between 2006 and 2016.

    Mr. Momoh said this on Saturday at the end of the 78th regular meeting of the Committee of Chief Medical Directors of Tertiary Hospitals held in Calabar.

    In-Vitro Fertilisation is a process by which an egg is fertilised by sperm outside the body.

    According to Mr. Momoh, the hospital is the first to achieve this feat consistently for […]

  • 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 […]

  • Katsina records 30 rape cases monthly – CP

    Katsina records 30 rape cases monthly – CP

    No fewer than 30 girls are raped by men old enough to be their fathers in Katsina State monthly in the recent past, the Commissioner of Police in Katsina, Abdullahi Usman, has disclosed.

    Briefing newsmen yesterday in the state police command headquarters, Usman lamented that most of the victims were under aged girls, particularly in rural communities.

    He frowned that the police were having tough time arresting the menace due to the reluctance of parents and relatives of most victims to cooperate […]