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FRSC to deploy 25,000 marshals nationwide towards Sallah celebration

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The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, says it will deploy 25,000 regular and special marshals nationwide on special patrol during the approaching Sallah.

The Public Education Officer of the corps, Bisi Kazeem, said in Abuja that 864 cars, 106 ambulances, 22 tow trucks and 266 motorcycles would also be deployed for the exercise.

According to Mr. Kazeem, the aim is to ensure effective management of expected upsurge in human and vehicle traffic to minimise road accidents during the period.

“We want to emphasise traffic control, calm during traffic to ensure that the motoring public reach their destinations without any delay.

“We have about 200 mobile courts already set up to try erring offenders, and we are emphasising that drivers should not use their phones while driving.

“We are also emphasising the use of the speed limiting device as it relates to commercial vehicle operators.

“Our focus is also going to be on overloading, lane indiscipline and obstruction on the road.

“We are looking at critical routes such as the Abuja-Lokoja highway; Lagos-Ibadan expressway; Benin-Asaba-Ore road; and some other critical areas to ensure that we record zero crash during the Sallah period.”

Mr. Kazeem said the exercise would hold from June 22 to June 28.

He said FRSC rescue teams would operate skeletally in the evenings for security reasons, since FRSC officials were not armed.

He, however, explained that the operation would last up to 10 o’clock in the evening in places such as Lagos.

“We have intensified public education to make sure that we sensitise the motoring public to the use of the road without getting involved in crashes.

“I want to also say that if you are a passenger, don’t be a passive one, be active.

“You can stop a driver before he kills you. And as a driver, you have to know that life has no duplicate. You must safeguard your life.”

Source: (NAN)

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Akeredolu: There’s A Serious Security Crisis In Ondo

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Akeredolu: There’s A Serious Security Crisis In Ondo

Governor Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has expressed that there is a serious security crisis in Ondo State.

He made this remark while lamenting the murder of a monarch in the state, Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, who was killed by suspected kidnappers.

In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, Akeredolu described the incident as a sad one for the State.

Also Read: Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

The governor described the act as a heinous crime that is too heavy and unbearable.

He said he has directed security agencies, especially the Nigeria Police, to fish out the perpetrators of the crime.

Akeredolu also vowed to do all he can to unravel those behind the act and make them face the full wrath of the law.

He advised that caution should be exercised from making public reference in statements or utterances in respect of the “great loss.”

 

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Nigeria’s Economy May Emerge From Recession In 2021 Q1, Says Emefiele

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 Nigeria’s Economy May Emerge From Recession In 2021 Q1, Says Emefiele

CBN Governor – Godwin Emefiele

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has predicted that the nation’s economy may emerge from recession in the first quarter of 2021.

Recall that some days ago, Nigeria entered into recession for the second time since 2016.

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, made the prediction on Friday during the 55th annual Bankers Dinner which held in Lagos.

He expressed that the expected economic growth was two per cent.

Also Read: Nigeria Will Exit Recession By First Quarter Of 2021 – Finance Minister

Emefiele said, “With the sustained implementation of our intervention measures, we do expect that the Nigerian economy could emerge from the recession by the first quarter of 2021.”

“We also expect that growth in 2021 would attain 2.0 per cent. However, downside risks remain, as restoration of full economic activities, particularly in service-related sectors, remains uncertain until a COVID vaccine is produced and made available to millions of people across the world.

“Second, with the significant rise in cases in advanced markets and the imposition of lockdowns in parts of Europe, concerns remain on the impact this could have on growth in advanced economies, commodity prices and the financial markets.”

He also called for measures to “insulate our economy from the impact of these shocks through our diversification efforts, while also working to ensure that we adhere to safety protocols in order to prevent a surge in COVID-19 related cases, as this could further cripple economic activities.

This prediction by the apex bank echoes the projection of the Minister for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, who stated that Nigeria would exit recession in the first quarter of 2021.

 

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Shehu Sani Reacts To Hisbah’s Call For Scrapping Of Black Friday

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Shehu Sani Reacts To Hisbah's Call For Scrapping Of Black Friday

Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has reacted to the call for the scrapping of the popular ‘Black Friday’sales by the Kano State Hisbah Board.

Recall that earlier on Friday, the board asked a radio station, demanding that it stops using the word “Black Friday” to refer to Friday.

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

The board explained that since Friday is regarded as a holy day in Islam, tagging it “Black Friday” is derogatory and a thus, should not be condoned.

Reacting to the statement, the former lawmaker from Kaduna described the threat by the Hisbah board as ‘nonsensical.”

He wrote:

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