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LASEMA to develop app for road accidents


The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, has said the agency is working on new technology to increase response time to emergencies in the state. He spoke on Monday at Ikeja, Lagos, during a stakeholders’ meeting on road traffic accidents. Explaining how effective the proposed app would be, the LASEMA director said, “The app will increase ...

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FRSC blames absent-minded drivers for majority of road accidents

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The Anambra State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday, blamed majority of the road accidents recorded in the state on absent-mindedness on the part of drivers. The Sector Commander, Mr. Andrew Kumapayi, made this known in Awka while opening the Commission’s `Ember Months Campaign’ at Agulu Motor Park. The campaign had the theme: “Road Safety is a ...

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One die, seven injured in cross river road accident

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Road accident: An unidentified woman was feared dead while seven others sustained injuries when a truck loaded with plantain and sweet potatoes skidded off the Idomi Road in the Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River State. The news we got on Sunday revealed that the road accident, which was said to have happened late Friday, caused traffic jam along ...

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NBS reports 1,331 road accident deaths in Q2


Not less than 1,331 Nigerians died in the road crashes in the second quarter of 2018.The figure was contained in the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) “Road Transport Data (Q2 2018)’’ report released on Tuesday in Abuja. The report said 1,257 of the 1,331 Nigerians that died, representing 94 per cent of the figure, were adults while the remaining 74 ...

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Bauchi traders blame losses on road accidents


Some traders in food items from northern Nigeria are counting their losses after a trailer conveying farm produce from the area to the southern part of the country had a head-on collision with a Toyota Camry car along Lokoja expressway. The incident, which occurred in the early hours of Sunday, was reportedly caused by a deep pothole, which the truck ...

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72 lives lost, 575 others injured in Bauchi road crashes

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72 people died while 575 sustained various degrees of injuries in different road crashes across Bauchi State within a span of five months. The crashes according to the Statistics of the Road Traffic Crashes released by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Bauchi State Sector Command occurred between January and May 2018.‎ According to the statistics there were 141 crashes ...

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NBS records 2,598 road accidents deaths in 6months


No fewer than 2, 598 Nigerians died in road accidents between October 2017 and March 2018, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The NBS disclosed this in the Road Transport Data for the 4th quarter, 2017 and 1st quarter, 2018, posted on its website. The breakdown showed that 1, 306 Nigerians died in road accidents in the fourth ...

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Senate set to curb menace of reckless driving on Nigerian roads

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The Senate has lamented the menace of rising cases of accidents on Nigerian roads. The upper chamber attributed the rate of road accidents to the recklessness and low level of literacy of the drivers. We don’t hear about the reckless drivers being charged with manslaughter, Senator Abdullahi said Worried over the rising cases of road accidents across the country, the ...

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FRSC records 456 road accidents deaths in one month


The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says 456 people died and 3404 others were injured in 826 accidents recorded nationwide in January. The FRSC stated this in its CCC report for January signed by its Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi. According to the report, the January accident figure represents a 4-per cent decrease compared with the previous month of December 2017, ...

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