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Soyinka Advocates Establishment of Road Safety Club In Schools

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Nobel laureate and first chairman, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Prof. Wole Soyinka, has admonished the management of FRSC to form road safety clubs in secondary schools across the country.

Soyinka said he made the call so as to enable to corps reach out to students in the secondary schools to imbibe road safety culture, just as there were Press Clubs.

“I must commend the Corps for their commitment to duty. It must be stressed that they had repositioned the agency for better performance,” Soyinka said today at Asero Motor Park, Abeokuta, during the road safety advocacy mega rally themed Towards an enduring safe road culture in Nigeria.

“I want to recommend that the FRSC should ensure Road Safety Clubs are formed in secondary schools, just as there are Press Clubs in these schools.

“The FRSC is the preventive medicine against accident on our roads,” he said.

Corps Marshall, Boboye Oyeyemi, said the programme was part of the agency’s three-pronged strategy of advocacy, education and enlightenment, in reducing accidents on the roads.

“We believe in advocacy, education and enlightenment. This means we will constantly engage the drivers, and other stakeholders in this kind of programme.

“This is what we will be doing regularly. But we want them commercial bus drivers to support us.”

Oyeyemi who warned the drivers against overloading their vehicles, and using of telephone while driving, added that they must not drink and drive and they should put their vehicles in proper shape before embarking on a trip.

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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