TRAGEDY struck Sunday morning as six persons, including two serving youth corps members, lost their lives in a fatal auto crash along Warri – Sapele express road in Delta State.
The accident, as gathered, involved a Volkswagen Jetta car, occupied by the victims and a Toyota Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) and occurred around the Okwejeba axis of the Warri-Sapele Expressway.
The SUV driver was said to have been on top speed when he lost control and rammed into the Volkswagen Jetta car that was conveying the youth corps members.
All the six occupants, including the driver, the two corps members and three other passengers in the car died on the spot.
The identities of the youth corps members could not be ascertained as of press time.
A lucky female eyewitness, who would have boarded the ill-fated commercial vehicle, said the car had fully loaded before she got to the car park.
Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has been elected as the Chairman of South-East Governors’ Forum.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Umahi was unanimously endorsed at a meeting of the forum attended by all the governors from the zone in Enugu on Sunday.
Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, who announced this after a closed door meeting, said that the lot fell on Umahi to lead the group because Abia and Anambra had had their turns in the past.
President Muhammadu Buhari has placed a telephone call from London to the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Usman, over the death of his mother, which occurred on Saturday.
President Buhari condoled with the traditional ruler, urging him to take solace in the fact that Hajia Aminatu Mai Babban Daki lived a good life, devoted to serving Allah and humanity.
“Please be comforted. May Allah accept her soul,” the President said.
The deceased was survived by nine children, and has been buried according to Muslim rites.
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(Media and Publicity)
February 26, 2017
Governor Nyesom Wike has reiterated that the state belongs to all those who live and do business in it, urging all residents to contribute to the development of the state as stakeholders.
Speaking during a fund raising dinner for the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Celebration on Saturday in Port Harcourt, Governor Wike said the state will continue to play host to well-meaning Nigerians and expatriates.
The governor explained that the purpose of the Fund Raising dinner coordinated by seasoned banker and Managing Director of Access Bank, Mr Herbert Wigwe will help the state generate funds for its Golden Jubilee Celebration.
Dogs pick a lot of things from the garden, Sticks, bones, stale food and false teeth…
Meet Pandora who was playing outside when owner Lucas Alves Magalhães called her into the house only to find her with false teeth.
Keep smiling Pandora.