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Nigeria: Avoid Fire Brigade Approach To Disaster Management — Experts Warn

Nigeria: Avoid Fire Brigade Approach To Disaster Management — Experts Warn

By Peter Usman, Abuja (Nigeria) – In view of disastrous occurrences across the globe, both natural and man-made, Disaster managers in Nigeria  have been urged to always be on alert to meet the expectations of the people. This is with a view to reducing the impact of damages on citizens and general development of the country. […]

234 Killed In Third Quarter Of 2017 In Ashanti Region

At least  234 people died in road accidents in the Ashanti Region between January and October, 2017. Regional Manager of the National Road Safety Commission, Samuel Asiamah  says most of  the  tragedies were caused by tricycles, motorbikes and private cars. Accidents involving commercial vehicles however dropped over the period compared to last year’s figures. Mr. […]

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Nigerian Air Force Jet Crashes, Loss Pilot

An Aircraft belonging to Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Thursday crashed in Kaduna killing the pilot. A statement by Air Force spokesperson, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, says, “the cause of the accident is unknown but the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) has ordered the constitution of Board of Inquiry to investigate the cause of […]

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Rainfall: Teenager Drowns In Kaduna, Northern Nigeria

By Amos Tauna A 13-year old, Chinedu Ogechukwu ThankGod, has on Monday drowned in a gutter, during a heavy downpour in Sabon Tasha, area of Kaduna, northern Nigeria. Her whereabouts remain unknown, as search parties are yet to find her, or her remains. The situation is raising concerns among friends, relatives and neighbours, who have […]

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Nigeria Has Highest Number Of Fatalities In Africa, Records 33.7 Deaths Per 100,000 – Road Safety Agency

By Amos Tauna Nigeria’s ‘Federal Road Safety Corps’ (FRSC), has observed that there are 33.7 deaths per 100,000 population in Nigeria every year, making the country one of the countries with the highest number of fatalities in Africa. FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, stated this during the flag-off of the Global Road Safety Week at […]

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Tanzania School Bus Crash Kills Dozens

More than 30 people – almost all of them schoolchildren – have been killed in a bus crash in northern Tanzania, officials say. They say the bus plunged off the road in a steep ravine near the town of Karatu. A number of people were hurt. Officials later tried to remove survivors and dead bodies […]

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Global Road Traffic Injury Facts

            About 1.25 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes. Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death among people aged between 15 and 29 years. 90% of the world’s fatalities on the roads occur in low- and middle-income countries, even though these countries […]

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Boko Haram: Helicopter Crash Kills 4 Cameroonian Army Officers

By Winifred Bulus Kaduna (Nigeria) — A Cameroonian military helicopter has crashed on Sunday, killing four army officers, among them, two senior officers; General Jacob Kodji, commander of the 4th Inter-Army Military Region (RMIA); Colonel Alphonse Kameni, commander of the 4th gendarmerie region; and two other members of the crew. Reports say, the helicopter was […]

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