Former PDP minister’s on Monday held a meeting in Abuja, the outcome of the meeting will be communicated to soon.Read More
Former minister of Aviation, Mr Femi Fani Kayode, on Sunday via his tweeter handle said that, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stands a risk of losing more members soon.Read More
The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), has warned that the number of people expressing hungry in the world had been again on the increase.Read More
The Naira on Monday appreciated against the dollar at the parallel market, newsmen report.Read More
Some prominent Nigerians on Monday expressed sadness over the demise of former Nigeria’s Permanent Representatives to the United Nations and elder statesman, Alhaji Maitama Sule.Read More
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday, said 700 Boko Haram insurgents around the fringes of Sambisa Forest in Borno surrendered to Nigeria’s troop.Read More
The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has said that all illegal level crossings within its Lagos District would soon be blocked, to stem incessant accidents.
Mr Jerry Oche, the NRC’s District Manager for Lagos, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday that efforts had been put in place to block all the illegal level crossings in Lagos, to enhance safety.
Oche said there were only 26 legal level crossing within the district, adding that many illegal crossings had been created by people which affects the operations of the NRC and was responsible for increased accidents in some places.
“We only have 26 level crossings in Lagos State, from Ebute Meta here to Ifo Junction (FOJ).
“But if you have taken a train ride around these places, you will discover more than 26 level crossings.
“In fact, the number of illegal crossings created by people in various areas triples that of the authorised ones.
“So what we intend to do is to block the illegal ones because they are another cause of accidents between motorists and our trains,’’ Oche said.
According to him, the rate of accidents has reduced drastically recently, while the corporation maintains the same number of frequencies daily.
NAN reports that the Lagos Railway District Manager said recently that proactive measures had been put in place to prevent accidents on rail tracks during the rainy season.
Oche said that more efforts were in progress by the Lagos district to prevent accidents across rail lines and level crossings in the state.
Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir will travel to Russia Mid August, Khartoum authorities said on Monday, a rare overseas trip for a leader wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of crimes against humanity.Read More
A renowned poet, Ahmed Maiwada, has admonished young writers to avoid rushing to publishing their works to guide against producing substandard publications that would not impact meaningfully on the society.Read More
Edo State Government, yesterday, said that the people of the state will decide on the Grazing Bill before the state House of Assembly and not the state government, noting that the bill was not an executive bill but a private bill contrary to insinuations in some quarters.Read More
A missing five-year-old boy, Desmond Rabome, has been found dead in soakaway (septic tank) at an uncompleted building in Ushafa community, Bwari Area Council, Abuja.Read More
Doctors in an undisclosed hospital are treating 10 secondary school students of a Lagos State government secondary school in Epe, who were infected with Sexually Transmitted Diseases, STDs, after allegedly being raped by two of their teachers.Read More
Ado-Ekiti—Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, yesterday, dissolved the State Executive Council.Read More
The raging conflict between the people of Wanikade and their Wanhihem neighbours in Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State has claimed over 18 lives and left more than 3,000 people homeless.Read More
Five members of a family died after a meal in the sleepy rural Umuokpara Umanu, Obollo community in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.Read More