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8 Killed As Truck Crashes Into Stationary Vehicles

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Accident-Oshodi

No fewer than eight people were feared dead, yesterday, in Lagos when a truck veered off its lane and crashed into stationary vehicles at Oshodi.

Five vehicles were involved in the accident which occurred at the Oshodi ‘Isale’ Bus Stop on the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway.

The stationary vehicles involved in the accident included three commercial buses and a Spots Utility Vehicle, SUV.

Some of the victims were passengers in a commercial bus waiting to be conveyed to Isheri-Oshun and Ijegun areas while others were commuters and passers-by waiting at the bus stop.

According to eye-witnesses, the mini-truck with inscription ‘Chosen Generation Church’ was heading towards Mile 2 when it allegedly suffered a break failure and dragged a Mitsubishi SUV with number plate LAGOS KS 581 AV which was also on the service lane and both rammed into the two commercial buses which were loading.

While one of the commercial buses with number plate LAGOS BDG 166 XE was slightly damaged, the 22-passenger bus LAGOS XM 759 EPE lost five passengers on the spot while others were severely injured.

An eye witness simply identified as Onwe said the driver of the fully loaded commercial bus escaped as the incident occurred shortly after he alighted from the vehicle to obtain a ticket from the union office.

The incident caused a heavy traffic congestion on the expressway until the timely intervention of law enforcement agents who conveyed the victims to a near-by hospital and the mini-truck towed to Makinde police division.

Also, the lone occupant of the SUV and occupants of the first commercial bus escaped unhurt but some commuters and passers-by were badly hit.

A survivor, Madam Funmi Ajala, said she could not explain how she survived the accident.

According to her: “We were waiting for the driver who was out of sight when the bus was hit by the truck. Before we realised what was happening we were trapped as the door was locked and none of us could escape.”

A victim’s mother, Mrs Aborishade Janet, said she lost her only daughter to the crash.

She said: “I got a distress call that my daughter was terribly sick only to behold her lifeless body. I waited in the market to purchase some items before joining her at home. If only I knew it will end this way, I would have stopped her.”

In a chat with Vanguard, Chairman, Oshodi-Isolo motor park, Comrade Bolaji Ariyo, put the casualty figure at five, saying: “Five were confirmed dead while five were injured.”

Transport managers pulled the affected vehicles off the road to diffuse the resultant gridlock.

Mr Samuel Ogundayo, the Oshodi Unit Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, said that 19 people were involved in the accident, adding: “A tipper had a break failure. 19 people were involved but eight died instantly.

“They have been taken to the General Hospital Ikeja and the Health Centre, Oshodi.”

However, an official of the Lagos State Transport Management Authority, who pleaded anonymity, said that five people died in the accident and five injured.

He said that the bodies of the dead had been taken to the GeneralHospital, Ikeja, while the wounded were taken to the Trauma Centre Oshodi. [Vanguard]

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Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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 Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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Kidnappers on Friday abducted the wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

According to reports, she was kidnapped around Owena after the Joseph Ayo Babalola University while on her way back to Ondo from Lagos State.

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The police spokesman in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the news to Channels Television on Friday.

This development is coming about twenty-four hours after a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, was murdered by suspected kidnappers.

 

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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities

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The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%
cashback.

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying

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BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying

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A member of the House of Representatives, Victor Mela has been sentenced to one-month imprisonment by a Magistrate Court in Wuse, Zone 6.

The lawmaker who represents Billiri/Balanga federal constituency was, however, given an option of fine.

Also Read: North Is The Worst Place To Live In Nigeria -Sultan of Sokoto

Recall that on November 10 that a magistrate court found the lawmaker guilty of lying under oath while filling the CD001 INEC form prior to the 2019 elections.

The magistrate had, however, set a different date for sentencing of the lawmaker after his lawyer pleaded for leniency.

Mr Mela swore to an affidavit thrice, denying citizenship of another country whereas he has a British passport.

 

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