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Fleeing driver rams into stationary truck, dies



An unidentified driver tragically lost their life while attempting to evade an attack on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The incident involved a blue Mercedes Benz truck with the registration number RBC110XJ and an ash Toyota Sienna car with the registration number EKY240HA.

The driver collided with a commercial motorcyclist going against the traffic and, fearing a potential assault, tried to flee at high speed.

Unfortunately, this resulted in a collision with a stationary truck on the road, ultimately causing the driver’s demise.

An eyewitness, Opeyemi Lateef, told our correspondent, “I was in a bus behind the Sienna car when the car collided with a commercial motorcyclist riding against traffic.

Maybe he felt he had injured the commercial motorcyclist. Rather than waiting to see the condition of the commercial motorcyclist, the driver zoomed off and eventually collided with a truck in front.”

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Florence Okpe, confirmed the accident, stating that one person died.

She attributed the accident to speeding.

The accident happened along the Lotto Bus stop around 2.56pm. The vehicles involved are one blue Mercedes Benz truck with number plate RBC110XJ and one ash Toyota Sienna with number plate EKY240HA. Two persons were involved, while one person died.

“The suspected cause of the crash was excessive speed, which led to the loss of control, and the vehicle rammed into the truck. The remains of the dead victim have been deposited at a morgue in Sagamu,” she disclosed.

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FG Clarifies Renaming of Murtala Muhammed Expressway



Minister Of Information
– FG denies renaming Murtala Muhammed Expressway after Wole Soyinka
– New road inaugurated by President Tinubu named Arterial Road N20
– Murtala Muhammed Expressway remains unchanged

The Federal Government has dispelled rumors that the Murtala Muhammed Expressway in Abuja was renamed Wole Soyinka Way.

The government clarified that the renaming of the expressway was never considered by the current administration.

Instead, a new road was inaugurated by President Bola Tinubu on June 4, 2024, which was named Arterial Road N20.

This new road connects the Outer Northern Expressway to the Northern Parkway and was named after Prof. Wole Soyinka.

The confusion arose from a proposal by the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, during the inauguration, which was approved by President Tinubu. ”

The government emphasized that the Murtala Muhammed Expressway remains unchanged, honoring the legacy of the former Head of State, Gen. Murtala Ramat Muhammed.

Therefore, the Arterial Road N20 is named after Prof Soyinka.

The Murtala Muhammed Expressway remains unchanged, the government stressed.


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Rivers State on Edge as Youths Storm LG Headquarters Amid Tenure Crisis



Rivers State Governor
– Tension rises in Rivers State as youths occupy LG headquarters
– LG chairmen refuse to vacate office despite expiration of tenure
– Police deploy security operatives to maintain peace

Tension mounted in Rivers State on Monday as youths occupied the Degema Local Government Area headquarters, demanding that the council chairmen vacate office.

The youths, who were seen singing war songs, barricaded the entrance and vowed to remain until Wednesday.

The crisis follows the expiration of the tenure of local government chairmen in the state, with the chairmen refusing to step down citing a new law passed by the state House of Assembly.

The law empowers them to extend their tenure by six months, a move opposed by Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

In a similar development, youths stormed the Asari-Toru Local Government Area headquarters, occupying the building and vowing to resist any attempt by the council chairman to remain in office.

The situation was tense but peaceful, with security operatives deployed to maintain order.

Meanwhile, the outgoing chairman of Eleme LGA, Obarilomate Ollor, warned those eager to throw him out of office not to come close to the council, threatening to unleash terror on such invaders. “Some people are ganging up, they want to use force to enter into the local government, If you go there against the law, what you will see you will not believe it.”

The police have urged everyone to maintain peace in the state, with the spokesperson, Grace Iringe-Koko, saying “Our men were on a show of strength this morning. We are still monitoring the situation.”


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