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Accidents: NGO urges FRSC to invest in prevention than evacuation

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A non-governmental organisation, NGO, the Accident Prevention and Rescue Initiatives, APRI has charged the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRC to invest more resources aimed at accident prevention than in evacuation of victims from scenes of calamity.

Executive Director of APRI, Prince Fidelix Nnaji said this has become necessary in view of the rampant accidents, especially during the festive period on various roads across the country.

Nnaji, in a statement issued over the weekend in Abuja, explained that “when tax payers money are judiciously utilised for the benefit of all Nigerians such would be visibly seen when measures geared toward accident prevention are proactive as it will also involve new techniques and innovations that could make citizenry proud instead of the conventional use of stereotype mentality which has resulted in ‘corps evacuation’ than safety of lives and property”.

On the preparedness of his organisation as well as of other safety agencies in the country for sensitization campaign to drivers, commuters and the general public, he asked rhetorically, “how prepared are the government and the lead safety agency in all the states and local government to sensitize road users on these all important matter?

“What is government at all levels along with the lead road safety agency doing to ensure accident-free season in the country?

Nnaji also called on the Federal Road Maintenance Agency, FERMA to live above board in order to ensure that all portholes along major roads in the country are fixed, saying this may have negative effect on motorists moving from one parts of the country to another.

While applauding the machinery put in place for the safety of motorists and commuters who will travel from one place to another by the Directorate of Traffic Services, DTS also known as the Vehicles Inspection Officers, VIO, he said “we are very much ready for sensitization campaign throughout these months, we have been doing it and we are still on it even as we speak now”.

The APRI boss, while referring to FRSC asked rhetorically, “We can’t do the same thing every time, every year to get different results, nothing is new, we expect new machines, more ambulances, more patrol vans, more road signals as well as more staff who should help to enforce road safety standard at all levels, we want to see reduction in percentage of dead in this country, these we can do when we improve our standard and the way of doing things”.

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FG urged to declare state of emergency on federal roads, Senate tasks

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Disturbed by the deplorable conditions of road networks across the country, the Senate on Tuesday, charged the federal government to declare a state of emergency on all federal roads.
This was as the upper legislative chamber mandated  its Committees on Petroleum (Downstream), Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, FERMA and National Planning to investigate the Petroleum Products Price Regulatory Agency, PPPRA on the non-remittance of five percent user charge pump price of petrol.
Besides, the joint committees were also asked to investigate the non remittance of international vehicle transit charge accruing to FERMA and other established state roads maintenance agency.
These resolutions followed deliberations on a motion sponsored under Orders 42 and 52 of the Senate rule by Senator Geshom Bassey (PDP Cross River South)  who lamented the deplorable state of federal roads in the country.
Presenting the motion, Senator Basset expressed concern that several thousands of lives have been lost to road accidents due to bad and un-motorable roads, while bad portion of roads are safe haven for kidnappers and armed robbers on Nigerian highways.
Supporting the motion, Senator Chukwuka Utazi (PDP Enugu North) said the state of the federal highways are highly deplorable and that urgent attention is needed especially within this budget cycle to do something drastic to address the situation.
Utazi said “and like you prayed that the PPPRA should release the fund for totally provided for FERMA to do  it’s job.
“Mr President, the raining season is just gradually coming to an end and this is the opportunity for FERMA to go and start rehabilitating our roads so that Nigerians can move freely.
“This period is also the time for harvest and in order to ensure that farmers that are in the hinterland get to the appropriate market to get adequate prices for their goods, we  have to make sure the roads are properly done.
“You also know that because we don’t have the rail lines that should be in place, most of the goods and services that we move from one place to the other are done through trucking and if you continue to do trucking, you know that the life span of any  major federal highway may not last long.
“This is a very important motion moved at the most appropriate time to get the desired attention and I’m standing here lending my support and full weigh to get that being done knowing fully well that those of us from the south east are the major complainants of the bad roads in this country and we hope that we get the desired attention from FERMA if  this motion scales through.”
In his remark, President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan said he believe that every part of the country suffers from this problem of deplorable  roads.
He expressed optimism that the  committees mandated to look into the matter will  swing into action and attend to the issue associated with this motion.
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SAD… Taraba INEC REC is dead

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The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, (REC) in Taraba State, Alhaji Baba Abba Yusuf, is dead.
INEC Secretary, Rose Oriarian-Anthony, said the REC died on Saturday night at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Borno State, where he had been on admission.
She said: “The Independent National Electoral Commission regrets to announce the death of the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Taraba State, Alhaji Baba Abba Yusuf.
“He died last (Saturday) night at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Borno State, where he was on admission for sometime.
He was buried today (Sunday) September 29 2019 at 4pm in Maiduguri.
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Transgender: Sade Adu’s daughter finally becomes a man (PHOTOS)

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Izaak and Mum

Sade’s transgender son has shared a heartfelt message of thanks to the soul singer, as he completes his transition from female to male.

Izaak Theo Adu, born Mickailia ‘Ila’ Adu, has spent the past six months in recovery after undergoing phalloplasty surgery, the reconstructive procedure typically undergone by transgender and non-binary people.

After returning home to his family, Izaak shared a sweet photo of himself hugging Sade, 60, along with a message praising the iconic singer for her unwavering support. In the Instagram post, Izaak wrote: ‘It’s been a long hard road but We did it!! We are coming home!!!! ‘Thank you for staying by my side these past 6 months Mumma. Thank you for fighting with me to complete the man I am. ‘Thank you for your encouragement when things are hard, for the love you give me. The purest heart. I love you so much. Queen of queens ♥️ #mumma #lioness #queen#iloveyou.’

Izaak is Sade’s only child from her former relationship with reggae music producer Bob Morgan.

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