Connect with us

Local News

Stubborn Cab Driver Dies Minutes In Accident After Refusing To Heed Advice From Passengers In Ajah (Photos)



Ashara escaped from the fatal road accident

A Nigerian man, Ashara Samuel Adekunle Aska has cautioned people on the need to avoid reckless driving after a driver lost his life in a fatal road accident because he refused to heed warning from passengers.

According to Aska, the driver of the car he was traveling in was warned about his reckless driving but he refused to heed to the words of advice leading to his death.

He shared the photos of the sad accident and wrote:

“Good morning family and friends in here.

I am writing this article so you all can help me to thank God for spearing my life again. Early hours of yesterday, I was travelling from Abeokuta to Ajah for a business trip and I went to the popular Kuto park to board a car and on getting there the car I saw was full and I was asked to wait for the next turn. When it got to the next turn I rushed to the front of the car to seat because I was the first to get there and eventually I used the seat belt unconsciously and they started calling on passengers so the car can be filled up and we leave, all along I was seated still in the car I didn’t comeout except from the bottle water I bought from a little girl at the park that was all, thereafter the car got filled up and we started moving.

When we got to the front of governors office at Oke mosan it was remaining small for the driver to hit a bike man from behind and I raised an alarm and told him why is he not concentrating and he started arguing with me and the rest passagers joined me to shout at him and he kept quite and not long the driver apologize saying he knows what he’s doing that in fact he has been driving before I was born that I should not be angry after all that he knows what he’s doing that we’ve nothing to fear.

Then we continued our journey, the driver branched to a petrol station he filled up his tank and we faced the journey proper suddenly I noticed he was attending to his phone then he was looking down not facing the front suddenly he faced the front and our car jumped on the culvert diving the car somersaulted 5 times. 

At first I didn’t notice it was an accident I thought it was a movie or dream until the car tumbled the third time I notice it was an accident and I started shouting Jesus, eventually the car stopped and I found the driver lifeless in my front then I removed the seat belt and came out of the vehicle if not for the seat belt and God intervention I would have been a gone person.

Out of all passengers in the vehicle I can only see myself and a man as the only survivor in the car with no injury or stuff.

Please family and friends help me thank God for his faithfulness and love over me, if it was a car I bought I know many will be greeting me or if I eventually finished building my house many will also congratulates me. 

Please, my family and friends help me thank God for keeping me alive and counting me worthy despite my unfaithfulness, I don’t know where to start from… Pls join me in thanking God… Hallelujah…”

Read his post: 

Stay updated with the latest Nigerian news from Information Nigeria

General News

Welcome the next set of MTN Scholars!



360 young Nigerians receive scholarships from MTN Foundation

MTN Foundation has awarded scholarships to 360 university students at a virtual ceremony on November 12, 2020. The scholarships were awarded under the MTNF scholarship schemes made up of the MTNF Science & Technology Scholarship (STSS) and Scholarship for the Blind Students (SBSS). In attendance were the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, represented by the Technical Assistant, Dr. Olufemi Adeluyi; Honourable Minister of Science & Technology represented by the Acting Director-General of the National Space Research and
Development Agency, Dr. Francis Chizea; former Minister of Communication Technology, Dr. Omobola Johnson amongst other notable dignitaries.

Speaking at the ceremony, the representative of the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Olufemi Adeluyi said: “We are here with the MTN Foundation to celebrate scholars that have excelled in school. MTN is also supporting people with disabilities by funding their education and this is very commendable. The Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy is constantly working towards elevating skills over degrees. We are also committed to ensuring that individuals are empowered with the right tools and skills.”

Also speaking, Honourable Minister of Science &  Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu represented by Dr. Francis Chizea said: “I am glad that MTN, in giving back to the society through its foundation, set up a scholarship scheme to empower the youths and as well, drive science and technology. This is a welcome development and a commendable effort that other organizations need to emulate.”

A major highlight of the ceremony was a fireside chat themed “Insight. Influence. Impact” with thought leaders sharing inspiring insights with the scholars. Nigeria’s former Minister for Communication Technology, Dr. Omobola Johnson reiterated the role MTN continues to play in the ICT space and its impact on the country. “We need to get a workforce that is very comfortable with technology. We are in a state where we need world-class educational institutions and interventions such as this that will enable students to be very vast in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics,” Johnson said.

Leading to the ceremony, this year’s graduating students from the scholarship programme were hosted to a career incubation boot camp facilitated by experts from Google, Oracle, Cisco and Jobberman. Facilitators shared insights on various opportunities amongst other vital employability tips.

Speaking on the scholarship award ceremony and workshop for graduands, Executive Secretary, MTN Foundation, Nonny Ugboma said, “Providing access to quality education is the first step to a world of opportunity for the youth of our nation. We know it does not stop there. We need to also ensure that they are adequately prepared for the
workplace. We hope that the fireside chat at the award ceremony will inspire the students to reach for greatness and innovation. Furthermore, it is our belief that the employability workshop held earlier will enrich the career path of the graduating students. The MTNF scholarship scheme is more than just funds; it is a commitment to
build the capacity of our youth. We wish all our graduating scholars success as they set out to take on the world and congratulate all awardees as the next set of young nation builders in the making.”

The newly awarded scholars will each enjoy a scholarship grant worth N200,000 annually till graduation as long as they maintain a CGPA of 3.5 or its equivalent. The scholarship covers tuition, book allowance and stipend. Till date, MTN Foundation has awarded scholarships to 3,829 students valued at over NGN 2.1Billion.

The MTNF annual scholarships are awarded to high performing students in Nigerian public tertiary institutions.

Continue Reading

Local News

Illegal Abortions Responsible For Mysterious Deaths In Bauchi: State Govt



Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed

Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed

Bauchi State Government has revealed that the mysterious deaths recorded in the State has been as a result of illegal abortions.

An investigation carried out by the Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has revealed that illegal abortion by unqualified medical practitioners is the cause of mysterious deaths in Azare and other local government areas in the northern part of the state.

According to reports, no fewer than 200 women have died in Bauchi as a result of this and there are projections that the number could be more at the end of the investigation.

The Executive Chairman of the agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, disclosed this Friday, May 29, at an interactive session organized by the Bauchi State Public Health Media Network.

Also Read: We Spend N4,500 Daily On Meals Of Each COVID-19 Patient: Bauchi Govt

Mohammed said the deaths resulted from unwanted and unplanned pregnancies by both married and unmarried women of childbearing ages who, after becoming pregnant, visited quack health workers to terminate the pregnancies.

He said the lack of understanding of the importance of child spacing as well as ignorance of what to do with such pregnancies had become a major problem to family health in the state.

He emphasized the need for adequate sex education for the girl-child by parents, particularly mothers, to reduce unwanted pregnancies, thereby reducing deaths from complications.

Continue Reading

Local News

Ondo Govt Arraigns Suspected Killers Of Funke Olakunrin



Funke Olakunrin's killers

Funke Olakunrin’s killers

The Ondo State Government has arraigned four men suspected to have killed Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of the National Leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

Recall that it was earlier reported that the Nigeria Police Force handed over the suspects to the State Government.

Also Read: BREAKING: Suspected Killers Of Funke Olakunrin Arrested – Police

They are Lawal Mazaje from the Felele area of Kogi State, Adamu Adamu from Jada area of Adamawa State, Mohammed Usman from Illela area of Sokoto State, and Auwal Abubakar from Shinkafi area of Zamfara State.

The suspects were arraigned on Friday by the government at a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure.

Continue Reading