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9 JAMB Candidates Die In Accident

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No fewer than nine candidates going to sit for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examinations today were feared dead in an auto crash on the Aba-Port Harcourt Expressway.

The Public Relations Officer of the Abia State Police Command, Mr Geoffrey Ogbonna, said seven persons, including the driver died instantly while two others died later in hospital. The police did not identify the victims.

The police image maker said that the candidates were travelling on a Hiace bus with registration number Rivers XY 249 from Port Harcourt to Aba.

Ogbonna said that the driver of the bus rammed into a truck with with registration number Lagos XC 109 SLK, parked off the road.

He said that the accident occurred at Obeaku-Ihie in the Ugwunagbor Local Government Area of Abia at about 10.40 a.m.

Ogbonna said that the dead had been deposited at the mortuary while six survivors of the accident were in critical condition and receiving medical attention in a hospital Aba.

He said that the 15 seater-bus, was conveying mainly people, going to sit for the JAMB examination, slated for 27 April.

According to him, the clue comes from the items recovered at the scene of the accident.

A witness, Mr Peter Okolo, attributed the accident to over-speeding and recklessness on the part of the driver.

He said that the driver lost control of the vehicle when he wanted to overtake a vehicle in front of him.

“When he saw an upcoming vehicle while he was over-taking the car in front of him, he veered off the road and then rammed into the truck parked off the road,” Okolo said.

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  1. Obinna Ozoemena

    April 27, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    This is a very unfortunate situation

  2. mayor

    April 27, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    From all of US at mayorfirstsms.com…sorry for this unfortunate occurence…we deeply regret the demise of these Jamb Heroes who today have gone to the great beyond in the course to secure admission into our varsities. I pray Jamb honours them in any way feasible

  3. mayor

    April 27, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    From all of US at mayorfirstsms.com…sorry for this unfortunate occurrence…we deeply regret the demise of these Jamb Heroes who today have gone to the great beyond in the course to secure admission into our varsities. I pray Jamb honors them in any way feasible as well as grant survivors automatic admission so that they don’t have to go out next year for this event

  4. gift of GOD

    April 27, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    May their soul rest in perfect peace Amen

  5. Emeka

    April 27, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    from the details in the accident, the driver was over speeding recklessly and the passengers may be quite, so guess, that is what they bargain for, so therefore, may the dead be buried and the living feels the pain.that is my own, for others still applying the route,watch those drug assisted drivers

  6. Adedara odunayo samuel

    April 27, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Hummmmmmmm.,wot a great lost to nigeria.,may God console the hearth of there family to bear the inrepareable loss, R I P P ……….

  7. waziri

    April 27, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Personally, I never liked the idea of sitting for JAMB in any far distant state. May the souls of this young lads rest in peace. Amen

  8. Pee

    April 27, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    FG pls scrab jamb examination. Is now a waste of time and lives

  9. Nissybright

    April 27, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Hmmm,nawa o,d driver was careless,Y overtakn?,so shocked!dos studnts told dr parents dat dy r goin 4 exams nt 2 go n die…i commiseratd wit d families of dos student,may God gv dm d fortitude 2 bear d irreparable loss!

  10. Ogeh chukwuka stephen

    April 27, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    It is quite a pity, may their souls rest in peace Amen

  11. AYANDUNMOLA SAIDAT

    April 27, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    SO SAD!MAY THEIR SOUL REST IN PEACE

  12. Ice gold

    April 27, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Wht a painful exit sad news

  13. Oz

    April 27, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    @Emeka, i prayed dat u shld xperience wat worster dan dis in ur home..Amen.
    2 d great 1ce dat lost dere lyf in d range of b’cuming sumting gr8 in lyf, may all ur souls R.I.P….Amen.

  14. Stanley o adindu

    April 27, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    May dr soul rest in reace Amen

  15. Ola

    April 27, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Dy yung ladx r goin 2 ryt jamb in which dx uselss pple alrdy hv dia candidatex wh d wil grnt admision n c hw dy waste dx future stars lyfs. God wil ask u all 4 all d pains n bd acts n am sure ur childrens wil et ot of ds pain u kox dia family. R.I.P palx.

  16. ajayi demola

    April 27, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Sorry may thier souls rest in perfect peace Amen.

  17. bright oluwadamilare

    April 27, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    what can we do to this terific things, that is happen to nigeria youth. If nigeria continue wasting souls and innosent people like this. How people wil remain for the govt to rule on….. Oh Lord pass this country please… I pray for their soul to rest in perfect peace… Amen

  18. philiplugard

    April 27, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    I pray dat God almighty will gv dm admission in a higher varsity in jesus name amen

  19. Abbass rashidat

    April 27, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Pls and pls the federal government should cancle jamb because the death is now become scrfcs every year

  20. Chibyke temple

    April 27, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    May there souls rest in the bosom of the lord amen

  21. Chibyke temple

    April 27, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    9 JAMB Candidates Die In Accident
    27 April, 2013
    Local
    No fewer than nine candidates going to sit for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examinations today were feared dead in an auto crash on the Aba-Port Harcourt Expressway.
    The Public Relations Officer of the Abia State Police Command, Mr Geoffrey Ogbonna, said seven persons, including the driver died instantly while two others died later in hospital. The police did not identify the victims.
    The police image maker said that the candidates were travelling on a Hiace bus with registration number Rivers XY 249 from Port Harcourt to Aba.
    Ogbonna said that the driver of the bus rammed into a truck with with registration number Lagos XC 109 SLK, parked off the road.
    He said that the accident occurred at Obeaku-Ihie in the Ugwunagbor Local Government Area of Abia at about 10.40 a.m.
    Ogbonna said that the dead had been deposited at the mortuary while six survivors of the accident were in critical condition and receiving medical attention in a hospital Aba.
    He said that the 15 seater-bus, was conveying mainly people, going to sit for the JAMB examination, slated for 27 April.
    According to him, the clue comes from the items recovered at the scene of the accident.
    A witness, Mr Peter Okolo, attributed the accident to over-speeding and recklessness on the part of the driver.
    He said that the driver lost control of the vehicle when he wanted to overtake a vehicle in front of him.
    “When he saw an upcoming vehicle while he was over-taking the car in front of him, he veered off the road and then rammed into the truck parked off the road,” Okolo said.
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  22. fubyhalliday

    April 27, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    D govt shud investigate y people normaly die on jamb day, cus it seems ogboni is involve in dis case. Nevertheless, may der soles rest in peace.

  23. Bro Phipp

    April 27, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    The president mush hear this, 9 soul die cos they cant sit for JAMB in Aba as they were posted to other available place outside Aba, that means Aba was filled up and they have to go to other allotted place and they lost their life through reckless driving, good! Mr President JAMB has outlive it usefulness, therefore it should be scrap and the autonomy needed by our universities can take proper root. Those who reap gain in this will not support its scrap, but for GOD sake scrap them fast. The other side that need to be scrap is N.Y.S.C., now term by the youth as “NIGERIA YOUTH SUFFERING CONTINUE” instead of National Youth Service Corp, it has outlive its usefulness. This why Government and companies do not employed workers, as awoff workers are available through first tier batch, second tier batch, third tier batch and even forth tier batch. Nigeria people, open your eyes, let these government pet go for peace to rain in this country.

  24. akudo

    April 27, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    so sad,may their soul rest in peace.these our drivers drivers,y not be careful and drive.forget abt 100 trips a day.God will always bless d one u hv made.pls stop this reckless driving.watch d dist well b4 u overtake.these reckless driving is much.imagin future generation.RIP

  25. Godwin Akaa

    April 27, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    For those that survive Federal govt should give them addmition without Jamb…. For those that are late may God accept them in his kingdom…. R.I.P

  26. Innocent Esonu

    April 27, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Oh m God its painfull bt wt bt w pray dat there soul rest in peace as there memries lives on Amen

  27. Capitalist David

    April 27, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    May their gentle soul rest in perfect peace Amen

  28. Ikenna

    April 27, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Dos is very sad news. May their young souls rest in perfect peace. Amen and amen.

  29. halysmart

    April 27, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Am so srry 4 dey lose,may dere soul rest in peace,ameen

  30. edon

    April 27, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    O Lord diliver us from premature death in Jesus name. May d soul of victims raise in peace wit d Lord.

  31. Eunice Iria

    April 27, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    May their souls rest in peace

  32. Oluwashola

    April 27, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    With sigh: the government shld tk a deep luk in2 it.

  33. Ogeh chukwuka stephen

    April 27, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Oh no

  34. treasure

    April 27, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    @Emeka. u dnt knw how to talk. i pray u go 2ru loss worse dan dat. evry1 is feeling pity n u r talkin shit. piss off dude. shame.

  35. Afolayan elizabeth

    April 27, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    May dere gentle souls rest in peace (AMEN). Wat a great loss…….

  36. Raph udoka

    April 27, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Oh God! Why dis happen to this people, may their soul rest in paces. Crying

  37. araoye omoniyi

    April 27, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    May dr soul rest in peace……………

  38. Loppybawai likita

    April 27, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Jamb, wht is it wit dis jamb??? Cant one jest write janb in his or her area why all d travellin?? Haba haba, may dere soul rest in peace.

  39. onyinyechi james

    April 27, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    God hv mercy on us n console d family of ds pple n may they gentle soul rest in perfect peace Amen

  40. Henry nwanne

    April 27, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    May dia soul rest in peace,amen

  41. Rational C. Babatola

    April 27, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    May God comfort their parents and grant the souls of the deceased eternal peace. It is bad and sad !

  42. pee

    April 27, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    With sadness of heart I pray God to grant them eternal peace. Amen

  43. Pchidos

    April 27, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    What a tragidy…may there souls rest in peace

  44. Kabiru Usman

    April 27, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    It is very sad, but let us also remember that nobody passes his/her time. May their soul rest in peace.

  45. Darlington

    April 27, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Wat is really hapinin pples r dyin lyk goat y lord.

  46. BDMARTINS

    April 28, 2013 at 2:35 am

    The Question Is Where Will Their Soul Be, Heaven Or Hell?

  47. Williams

    April 28, 2013 at 4:49 am

    Chai wat a sad news, may u rest in d bossom of our lord amen.

  48. Grant

    April 28, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    I hate 2 hear bout premature death….diz is xo tragic…i mostly feel 4 d parents and hw dey are goin 2 feel bout diz news…hw can one journey 4 a better future with d money and struggle jez 2 meet his/her untimely end…Oh lord!!plz ve mercy and accept dia souls.in2 ur kingdom…sorbing…..

  49. aisha

    April 28, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    may their soul rest in perfect peace

  50. Egberipou Bipele

    April 28, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Dis is so sad,tank God i xcaped it.bcos i waz supos 2 go 2 Aba 4 my Utme too,TANK GOD i left it…May der gentle souls rest in perfect peace…AMEN

  51. ABDUL-DOMA

    April 29, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    MY THERE GENTLE SOUL REST IN PEACE AND JAMB SHOULD STOP SENDING PEOPLE FAR FROM THEERE HOME

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)

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Properties in the conpound on fire

Properties in the compound on fire

Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.

According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.

Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.

The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.

Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.

In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.

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