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21 People Including School Children, Crushed To death By Truck belonging To A Construction Firm In Enugu.

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Global Times Nigeria reports that on Wednesday people, including school children were killed in an auto crashed at Mgbowo, Agwu Local Government Area of Enugu State.

Our Correspondent report that the Enugu Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps Ogbonna Kalu, said the accident occurred on Wednesday afternoon.

He said the accident involved a school bus and trailer, blaming the accident on speeding beyond the limit and dangerous driving.

Kalu said, “21 persons have been confirmed dead and more than 50 persons were in the school bus.

“Also of note is that not all the deaths were school children. Those working on the roadside were part of the casualties.

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“From available information, the accident was caused by reckless driving.”

The tragic incident occurred when a Low bed truck belonging to a construction firm working at Oji-River – Awgu Federal Road lost control and rammed into a school bus conveying over 60 pupils of the Presentation Nursery and Primary School, Awgu owned by the Catholic Diocese of Awgu home

 

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Ex – Nigerian And Biafran Soldier Col Nwobosi Passes On At 82

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A former Nigerian and Biafran soldier, Col. Emmanuel Nworah Nwobosi, passed on

The elder statesman died at the age of 82 on Tuesday.

Col Nwobosi was formally Captain in the Nigerian Army, and Colonel in the defunct Biafran Army, as well as Chief of Staff to the late Biafran leader, General Emeka Ojukwu.

He died on Tuesday at his Obosi in Idemili North Local Government of Anambra State, his country home.

Hon. Emmanuel Nwobosi (jnr) on behalf of the family, said that the patriarch died after a brief illness associated with old age.

He said further that the family will give details of his funeral arrangement later.

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“Yes, my father, Col Emma Nworah Nwobosi, is dead. He died today (Tuesday) after a brief illness, reasonably associated with old age,” he said, according to the Sun.

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Buhari Seeks Senate Approval To Confirm Yakubu As INEC Chairman

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President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate seeking approval for the confirmation of Professor Mahmoud Yakubu for a second term in office as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The President letter which was read by the Senate President, Ahmed Lawal at the floor of the Senate Today, would give the INEC chairman second term in office, if confirmed.

President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier reappointed Professor Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for another five-year term.

Professor Mahmood Yakubu, INEC Chairman

This reappointment was revealed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari nominates Prof Yakubu as INEC chairman for a second term in office’.

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Breaking: Ondo Deputy Speaker, Iroju impeached Over Gross Misconduct

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Globaltimesnigeria reports that Ondo state house of Assembly has impeached the deputy speaker, Hon. Iroju Ogundeji.

He was removed over alleged gross misconduct which has brought disrepute to the hallowed chamber

He was immediately replaced by Hon. Aderoboye.

Iroju representing Odigbo constituency 2 was impeached following the house resolutions led by the speaker, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oloyelogun.

Twenty lawmakers signed the impeachment.

Following the reconstitution of the House, Hon. Tomide Akinribido has been removed as the minority leader and replaced by Hon. Festus Akingbaso from PDP while Hon. Ogunmolasuyi is the new majority leader.

Hon.Taofeek Oladele is now the new chief whip in replacement of Adeyemi Olayemi.

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