• Tanker accident kills one, leaves 18 cars and 10 shops burnt

    Tanker accident kills one, leaves 18 cars and 10 shops burnt

    One person lost his life in a road crash which left 18 vehicles and over 10 shops burnt after a truck, loaded with wheat and biscuits, was said to have collided and caught fire, with another truck laden with diesel, coming from Lagos to Ibadan at about 6:40am, yesterday.

    Newsmen gathered that the driver of the articulated truck, with number JGW 418 XA, carrying wheat and biscuits, had lost control of the vehicle and rammed into the moving diesel tanker in […]

  • Customs seizes fuel tanker loaded with smuggled bag of rice

    Customs seizes fuel tanker loaded with smuggled bag of rice

    According to reports, the Ogun State Area Command, Nigeria Customs Service, has intercepted a petroleum tanker, and no fewer than 25 other vehicles, loaded with smuggled bags of rice in some parts of the state, in the last two weeks.

    The new Area Controller, Hassan Gangua, addressing journalists at the command’s Idiroko border office on Thursday, said the MAN diesel petroleum tanker with number plate FST 51 XE, was specially built for smuggling.

    He said the tanker, filled to capacity with the […]

  • 1 killed, police station, 15 vehicles razed in tanker fire in Zaria

    1 killed, police station, 15 vehicles razed in tanker fire in Zaria

    According to reports, the Police have confirmed the death of one person in a tanker fire incident in Zaria, which also razed a police station and 15 vehicles.

    The incident occurred on Saturday night at Danmagaji area of Zaria in Kaduna State, when the tanker driver lost control in an attempt to avoid a pot hall.

    In the process, he was said to have crushed to death a motorcyclist, while an ensuing fire razed the police station and vehicles.

    The News Agency of […]

  • Fuel Tanker Accident Along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Kills Two

    Fuel Tanker Accident Along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Kills Two

    Two persons have been confirmed dead, as a petrol tanker has collided with another truck, causing a fire explosion, on a major bridge along Lagos-Ibadan expressway, in the early hours of Wednesday.

    Lagosians who are to ply the route on a Wednesday morning, got up to a very ugly start, with a major accident involving goods-laden truck, fuel tankers and some vehicles.

    As early as 4:30am traffic already started building-up, in what many thought was the usual traffic, which started last week […]

  • NSCDC arrests tanker driver for adulterating fuel

    NSCDC arrests tanker driver for adulterating fuel

    According to reports, the Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has arrested a driver, Adebiyi Yusuf, for allegedly engaging in illegal oil bunkering and adulteration of diesel.

    Thirty-two-year old Yusuf was apprehended along with one Paul Ifeakandu on Saturday on the premises of a complex on Jimoh Odutola Street, Surulere, Lagos, where they were reportedly selling the product.

    It was gathered that eight drums and 14 jerrycans of adulterated diesel; six drums of chemicals; six pumping machines […]

  • Petroleum marketers, tanker drivers suspend strike in Anambra

    Petroleum marketers, tanker drivers suspend strike in Anambra

    Economic activities came back to life in Anambra State on Saturday following the suspension of the strike by petroleum marketers and the Petroleum Tanker Drivers Association in the state.

    The Chairman of the Petroleum Dealers Association in Anambra, Osita Ofodile, told newsmen in Onitsha on Saturday that the suspension followed a meeting which resolved the dispute.

    The drivers’ group started the strike on September 26 and was joined by the dealers on September 29, resulting to the hike in fuel price in […]

  • One killed as oil tanker falls on car in Lagos [SEE PHOTOS]

    One killed as oil tanker falls on car in Lagos [SEE PHOTOS]

    Lagos State Emergency Agency, LASEMA, on Sunday said it received a distress alert, early morning, through the toll free emergency number of Lagos State 767/112 regarding a fallen truck at Ikorodu.

    LASEMA Emergency Response Team’s preliminary report revealed that a speeding Mack Truck with registration number AGL 664 XG laden with 33,000 litre PMS belonging to Forte Oil, while trying to turn at the roundabout, fell on a Hyundai Saloon Car with registration number KJA 421 AH.

    The lone unidentified adult male […]

  • Fashola decries collapse of roads, bridges; canvases rail for trailers, tanker businesses

    Fashola decries collapse of roads, bridges; canvases rail for trailers, tanker businesses

    The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has expressed dismay at the rate roads and bridges are collapsing owing to the pressure of cargoes on them by tankers and trailers, declaring that all businesses involving movement of trailers and tankers on Nigeria roads were to revert to rail transportation.

    Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, the minister warned that unless the trend is reversed, the transportation business would be adversely affected, pledging to collaborate with the Minister of Transport […]

  • Operation Crocodile Smile: Army destroys bunkering site, tanker in Delta

    Operation Crocodile Smile: Army destroys bunkering site, tanker in Delta

    As part of the exercise to free the Niger-Delta region of the menace of militancy, bunkering, kidnapping and other related vices, the men of the Nigeria Army, 19 Battalion, Koko, Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State have destroyed an illegal bunkering site and a tanker.

    The exercise, which the military said is still ongoing in the region, is meant to send a red alert to the militants to retreat and desist from their nefarious act or be ready to […]

  • 24-year-old driver diverts 33,000 litres of diesel, sets tanker on fire

    24-year-old driver diverts 33,000 litres of diesel, sets tanker on fire

    A 24-year-old tanker driver who diverted his employer’s loaded diesel and set the tanker ablaze on Abuja-Lokoja road is now telling the police what led him to the illegal deal.

    Osas Uwagie of Edo state origin and a tanker driver with a Lagos based oil and gas company regretted that bad company and poverty led him to sell off 33,000 litres of diesel belonging to his employers.

    Osas was driving en-route to Abuja to supply the said diesel when he diverted the […]

  • FRSC officials clear off the wreckage of the tanker that exploded on Lagos-Ibadan expressway (photos)

    FRSC officials clear off the wreckage of the tanker that exploded on Lagos-Ibadan expressway (photos)

    Officials of Federal Road Safety Corps have cleared the wreckage of the tanker that exploded in an accident that occurred on Tuesday at the Kara-Ibafo, KM21 of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

    A tanker said to belong to Total Oil Nigeria Plc was heading to Oyo state when it collided with a large sized stone on the expressway and skidded off its track.

    Five vehicles including the fuel tanker were caught up in the explosion which followed when a driver of a commercial bus […]