Two killed, one injured in Ogun road crash

Kunle Olayeni, Abeokuta   Two persons were killed on Saturday while one other sustained injuries in a fatal crash at the Ota Old Toll Gate along the Abeokuta-Lagos Expressway. The accident, which occurred about 12:37pm, involved three vehicles, including a truck belonging to a popular cement company. Spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun State Command, Florence Okpe, confirmed the incident in a statement made available to reporters in Abeokuta. Okpe stated that two male adults died in the crash while a female victim, who was also involved,…

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JUST IN: Benue suspends lifting of ban on worship centers, public places

  From: Cephas Iorhemen, Makurdi The Benue State government Saturday made a U-turn and reversed its decision to reopen worship centres, markets and public places. Governor Ortom on Thursday, lifted its ban on religious gathering and as well as markets and directed both churches and mosques to begin to hold staggered worship sessions just as civil servants on grade levels 1 to 12 were also asked to resume work on June 1. But addressing newsmen in his office at Government House in Makurdi, Govenor Ortom said the decision became imperative…

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Two killed, one injured in Ogun road crash

Two persons were killed on Saturday while one other sustained injuries in a fatal crash at the Ota Old Toll Gate along the Abeokuta-Lagos Expressway.   The accident, which occurred about 12:37pm, involved three vehicles, including a truck belonging to a popular cement company.   Spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun State Command, Florence Okpe, confirmed the incident in a statement made available to reporters in Abeokuta.   Okpe stated that two male adults died in the crash while a female victim, who was also involved, was…

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Umahi sets committee to investigate cleric’s torture in Ebonyi

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, Friday ordered the setting up of five-man committee to investigate the alleged torture of a cleric and social critic, Okochi Obeni in Amasiri, Afikpo North Local Government Area of the state. Obeni, 30,  was punished with 36 strokes of cane  by the Isi-oru age grade for posting what they considered as slanderous against some leaders of the community including the council chairman, Hon. Oko Enyum. Obeni was said to have made some posts on his face book account against some leaders of the community including which the…

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Armed robbers shot FRSC officer dead in Bayelsa

  Charles Ifeanyi Osakwe a Deputy Route Commander of the Bayelsa State Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in charge of IT was on Tuesday shot dead in Yenagoa by unknown gunmen The Sector Commander, Mr.Ikechukwu Igwe speaking to New Telegraph about the incident, maintained that the information they had was that the officer was attacked in his house on that faithful day and shot at close range which led to his death before medical attention can get to him. He described the late Osakwe as a hard-working, focused and friendly…

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Covid-19:Group decries rising suicide rate, begins hope campaign

  …Says not all suicide cases Sniper-induced   Worried by the growing rate of suicides in the country, especially the Covid-19 lockdown induced suicides, a non – governmental organisation, Suicide Is No Solution (SINS), Friday lamented how more Nigerians commit suicide on daily basis. New Telegraph learnt that it was predicted that by 2020 the rate of suicides will increase to one every 20 seconds. The World Health Organisation (WHO) had also estimates that each year approximately one million people die from suicide, which represents a global mortality rate of…

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COVID-19: Edo discharges four more patients, records 25 new cases, one death

The Edo State Government has announced the discharge of four more coronavirus (COVID-19) patients, who have tested negative for the virus and cleared from the state’s isolation centres. The state also recorded 25 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one death, as the government ramps up efforts to curtail the spread of the virus across all communities in the state. The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, who disclosed this in a statement, commended the passion and commitment of health workers and other first responders on the frontline of government’s…

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Protest as pregnant woman dies at ‘police checkpoint’

Aggrieved youths yesterday staged a protest at Abigi in Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun State, following the death of a pregnant woman. The protesters, who stormed the Abigi Divisional Police Headquarters, blamed policemen manning the checkpoint for the death of the pregnant woman identified as Mrs. Opeoluwa Waidat Adedeji. New Telegraph gathered that the late Adedeji, mother of six, lost her life while on the way to hospital for delivery. The deceased, it was learnt, was being taken on a motorcycle by two men when they were accosted…

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Inspector arrested for killing Islamic cleric

CP orders probe into sergeant’s murder A police inspector attached to Lagos State Command has been arrested for allegedly shooting and killing a 28-year-old Islamic cleric, Fatai Oladipupo, at the Ikotun area. The officer, identified as Inspector Okoro Charles, was arrested in connection with a shooting incident reported on May 20, along Obabiyi, Igando Road, Ikotun, which led to the death of Oladipupo. This was as the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has stepped into the killing of a police sergeant by fake soldiers. The state Police Public Relations Officer…

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Four suspected robbers held in Niger

Police have four suspected armed robbers who have been terrorising residents of Kwamba community in Suleja Local Government Area of Niger State. The suspects, Chinonso Ofor (23), Chukwu Gabriel (21), Patrick Nnaji (32) and Franklin Madu (22), all from Abuja, were reportedly seen on May 19, trying to escape from a crime scene. It was learnt that police operatives from Suleja, on getting the information that four armed robbers attacked a man, Nr. Samuel Abiodun,  an official of Lion Seal Industry, Kaduna Road, Suleja while on his way to a…

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