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AUTO CRASH: Accident On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Claims 2 Lives, Injures 4

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An accident that occurred at the Ibadan end of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway around 10am on Tuesday morning claimed the lives of two people while four more were injured.

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The accident according to the Tribune online occurred around 9:48 a.m. Tuesday morning, when an 18-seater bus plunged into a river. RCC men who were working at the scene which was not far from Dominion Varsity said the driver was on a high speed when one of his back tyres bursted.

He was said to have tried to apply the break in order to stop the vehicle but could no longer control it and the vehicle crashed into a river.

The vehicle, Nigerian Tribune learnt was coming from Iwo-Road. Some of those rescued were seen bleeding on the grounding waiting for help. Many of those who stopped were not ready to take the victims to the hospital.

A call was said to have been put to the Federal Road Safety Commision, FRSC, but they didn’t show up early enough as of the time the reporter left the scene of the incident.

When a military vehicle passed by the scene, many people thought they would stop and render assistance but to their disappointment, they didn’t.

Rescue operation was however, still ongoing to bring out those who were trapped in the vehicle. It was learnt that the driver and three others sustained no injury.

Lagos Ibadan expressway is a notoriously dangerous expressway due to the high rate of accidents on the road which is mostly caused by the bad road which is already under reconstruction.

The expressway used to field 4 lanes but it is now being reconstructed to accommodate 6 lanes. Construction on the road has been on-going for close to 5 years now.

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COVID-19 vaccine: US embassy celebrates Nigerian doctor Ogbuagu

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The United States Mission to Nigeria has celebrated Dr Onyema Ogbuagu, for his role in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Ogbuagbu, who graduated from the University of Calabar in 2003, migrated to the US and rose to become an Associate Professor of Medicine and Infectious Disease Specialist at Yale University.

He was part of the team that helped pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.

In a Facebook message on Monday, the US mission wrote, “Nigerians contribute to the world in so many ways. Our hats off to Dr Onyema Ogbuagu at Yale who helped develop a COVID-19 vaccine.”

Ogbuagu is the son of a former Vice-Chancellor of Abia State University, Prof Stella Ogbuagu. He also has a twin brother who is an engineer.

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Elon Musk surpasses Bill Gates to become the world’s second-richest person as Tesla’s market cap inches closer to $500 billion

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After beating Mark Zuckerberg in world rich list ranking — the billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now leapfrogged Bill Gates to grab the world’s second-richest ranking.

Musk’s net worth rose more than $7.2 billion on November 23, driven by another surge in the Tesla share price, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index. The current net worth of Elon Musk stands at $127.9 billion.

This comes as one of the biggest gains in the ranking of the world’s 500 richest people — Musk has added over $100.3 billion to his net worth this year.

Elon Musk surpasses Bill Gates to become the world’s second-richest person as Tesla’s market cap inches closer to $500 billion

In January 2020, he ranked 35th, but the soaring Tesla share price has driven his ranking to surpass other billionaires in the world.

The jump in Musk’s fortune came as the shares of the electric car-maker Tesla soared as the electric car makers market cap neared $500 billion on Monday.

Gates would have been on the top, had it not been for his philanthropy.

~BusinessInsider~

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#EndSARS Protest: Those who have murdered Nigerians will not benefit from trade or travel to the UK – Lyn Brown

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British politician serving as Member of Parliament, Lyn Brown has called for sanctions against those involved in the shooting incident during the EndSARS protest in Lekki on October 20.

Speaking during a debate in the house on Monday November 23, Lyn stated that the least they can do is to make sure that those who have “murdered” Nigerians and deprived them of their human rights are not able to benefit from trade or travel to the UK.

She added that these include government officials and the Nigerian army who are stopping a “transparent investigation and effecting of justice.”

The lawmaker also averred that it was unfortunate that the Federal Government went ahead to not only accuse protesters of sponsoring terrorism and freeze their accounts, but also blamed them for the increase in food prices.

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