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Black Sunday: How 18 Partygoers Died In Lagos Fatal Crash

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Tragedy struck on Sunday as a collision between an 18-seater bus and a truck claimed the lives of 20 individuals, including the driver, motor boy, and 18 passengers. The accident occurred at the Age-Mowo section of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway. The bus, which had departed from Yaba and was en route to the Republic of Benin, collided with the truck while the driver attempted to overtake another vehicle.

Taofiq Adebayo, the Director of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), confirmed the incident and attributed the cause of the crash to brake failure on the part of the commercial bus. Adebayo explained that the driver lost control while attempting to overtake the truck loaded with sand. The collision resulted in the loss of 20 lives, including those of the passengers, the driver, and his motor boy.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the commercial bus had been chartered by a group of 18 family members and friends who were heading to a family gathering in the Republic of Benin. The authorities dispatched officials from LASTMA and the Federal Road Safety Corps to the scene. Their primary task was to move the deceased to the Badagry General Hospital.

Adebayo expressed his deep regret about the unfortunate incident, emphasizing that LASTMA had been actively engaged in public awareness campaigns to educate drivers about the dangers of speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol. The agency had been conducting enlightening sessions at various motor parks across the state, targeting both private and commercial bus drivers.

Bolaji Oreagba, the General Manager of LASTMA, extended his heartfelt condolences to the families affected by the tragedy.

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IMF Urges Stronger Social Safety Nets to Maximize AI’s Benefit

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International Monetary Fund
– IMF warns of job losses and inequality from generative AI
– Fiscal policy crucial for equal distribution of AI benefits
– Upgrades to social protection and tax systems necessary

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has sounded the alarm on the potential negative effects of generative AI on jobs and wealth inequality. To mitigate these effects, the IMF recommends implementing stronger social safety nets and fiscal policies.

Accordingly, governments should consider new measures to raise revenue and support workers who lose their jobs due to AI. This includes investing in sector-based training to prepare workers for the jobs of the future.

The IMF emphasizes that fiscal policy has a major role to play in ensuring a more equal distribution of AI’s benefits. However, this requires significant upgrades to social protection and tax systems worldwide.

As the IMF notes, “Fiscal policy has a major role to play in supporting a more equal distribution of gains and opportunities from generative AI.” They argue that more generous unemployment insurance and investment in sector-based training are necessary to prepare workers for the changing job market.

The IMF advises against a special tax on AI products, instead suggesting that corporate tax breaks that encourage job displacement should be reconsidered. Strengthening taxes on capital income could help offset rising wealth inequality.

 

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Police Probe US Businessman’s Sudden Demise in Lagos Hotel

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– US-based businessman Onyejekwe Izuchukwu found dead in Lagos hotel
– Police investigation underway to determine cause of death
– Autopsy to be performed to reveal more details

The Lagos State Police Command has launched an investigation into the sudden death of Onyejekwe Izuchukwu, a 62-year-old US-based businessman. Izuchukwu’s body was discovered in his hotel room in Ikoyi on June 9, 2024.

According to a source, Izuchukwu had been staying at the hotel since June 6, engaging in business activities. Tragically, his lifeless body was found by a cleaner on the floor of his room.

The hotel’s management reported the incident to the police, who have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Izuchukwu’s death. A doctor was called to the scene and confirmed the businessman’s demise.

Izuchukwu was a prominent figure in the oil and gas industry, having served as President of Bits and Drilling Tools, a division of Schlumberger. His death has sent shockwaves through the industry.

“The command has commenced an investigation into the case,” said Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin. “Izuchukwu’s corpse has been deposited in a morgue in Ikeja for autopsy.”

 

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