Hajj: 6 Nigerians Die while on Pilgrimage to Mekkah
News, Nigeria, Religion, Transportation

Hajj: 6 Nigerians Die while on Pilgrimage to Mekkah

In a recent update from the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), it has been revealed that six Nigerian pilgrims participating in the 2023 Hajj have tragically lost their lives during the course of the pilgrimage. Usman Galadima, the head of the NAHCON 2023 Hajj medical team, shared this unfortunate news during a meeting held in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. According to Mr. Galadima's presentation, the states of Osun and Kaduna each reported two deaths among their respective delegations for the 2023 Hajj, while Plateau State recorded one. Concerned by the mortality rate, Mr. Galadima emphasized the urgent need to strengthen the pre-Hajj medical screening of intending pilgrims. He stressed the importance of restricting individuals who are deemed "not fit to travel" from participating ...
<strong>Eight Students Travelling Home For Election Die in Auto Crash</strong>
Education, News, Nigeria, Transportation

Eight Students Travelling Home For Election Die in Auto Crash

Eight students of Madonna University in Rivers State have been burnt to death in a road mishap, reports say. The incident took place along the Trans-Saharan road in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, on Saturday while the students were travelling to Taraba State. According to TheCable, the undergraduates were travelling home after the school went on a break to permit students to vote in the forthcoming elections.   Their bus allegedly caught fire and got burnt beyond recognition, leaving eight dead and 10 other passengers seriously injured. The injured passengers were taken to the Alex Ekwueme Teaching Hospital in Abakaliki, the State capital, for treatment.   An official of the institution, Benedicta Egoyibom, confirmed the incident. She, however, failed to give details ...
<strong>Lagos Transport Worker Stabs Colleague To Death</strong>
Crime, Lagos News, News, Nigeria, Transportation, Violence

Lagos Transport Worker Stabs Colleague To Death

Ibrahim Yahaya, a transport worker in the Ebute Metta area of Lagos State has allegedly stabbed his colleague, Kabiru Abdullahi, to death during an argument that ensued at the Kanuri Motor Park. Yahaya and Kabiru were at the park when an argument ensued between them, Punch reports. The misunderstanding between the duo reportedly degenerated into a fight and in the process, Kabiru brought out a knife and allegedly stabbed Yahaya’s head. After being stabbed, Yahaya quickly left the scene and sought treatment for himself on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. After being treated, Yahaya, sought retaliation and paid Kabiru an unexpected visit to the park the next day when he allegedly stabbed Kabiru with a knife in the neck. Some persons who experienced the attack in a bid to res...
Nigeria to Export Vehicles to Jamaica
News, Nigeria, Transportation

Nigeria to Export Vehicles to Jamaica

Jamaica has announced that it plans to import vehicles from Innoson Vehicles Manufacturing in Nigeria. This was disclosed on Saturday by the Jamaican High Commissioner to Nigeria, Esmond Reid during a facility tour of IVM plant in Nnewi, Anambra State. He said, “For us, it is a tremendous opportunity to witness vehicle manufacturing taking place here in Nigeria, which is one of our brothers in the south. “It is also a chance to be able to discuss commercial opportunities for sourcing vehicles from Nigeria. “This is my first visit. I will go and consult with my stakeholders back home to look at the timeline and determine the negotiations and engagements and when we will start the business of sourcing the vehicles.” Reid referred to the IVM factory as “top class”, promisi...
<strong>NAHCO Workers Suspend Strike After Commencement of Negotiation</strong>
Aviation, Labour, News, Nigeria, Transportation

NAHCO Workers Suspend Strike After Commencement of Negotiation

The Nigerian Aviation Handling Handing Company Plc, NAHCO, staff members have announced a suspension of their strike embarked on in the quest to demand salary increases. The aviation workers, under the umbrella of the national union of air transport employees, NUATE, and air transport services senior staff association of Nigeria, ATSSSAN, said the management of NAHCO had begun negotiations with its workers. This was stated by the deputy general secretary, ATSSSAN, Frances Akinjole, in an interaction with journalists on Monday. See Also: ASUU Strike: Aviation Union Set To Shut Down Airports Akinjole said, “It has been suspended, and they have agreed to commence negotiation on the salary issue with us.” Recall that flights at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport wer...
<strong>NRC Suspends Warri-Itakpe Train Service As Train Derails</strong>
News, Nigeria, Transportation

NRC Suspends Warri-Itakpe Train Service As Train Derails

The Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, has announced the suspension of rail service along the Warri-Itakpe rail line after a train derailed at kilometre 30 Ajaokuta-Itakpe section of the track. This was contained in a statement issued by the coordinator, Warri-Itakpe train service, Sanni Abdulganiyu, on Sunday. The development comes two weeks after gunmen stormed a train station in Edo state and kidnapped several passengers. However, state authorities say most of those kidnapped have been rescued.   Abdulganiyu in the statement said the train derailed at about 12:30 pm with about 148 passengers and 30 crew members on board. He added that “there were no fatalities nor casualties as a result of the derailment. According to the coordinator, the corporation was able...
<strong>Ortom’s Convoy Involved In Car Crash, Lawmakers Sustain Injury</strong>
News, Nigeria, Transportation

Ortom’s Convoy Involved In Car Crash, Lawmakers Sustain Injury

The convoy of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State was involved in an auto crash on Friday as many people including two Benue State House of Assembly members sustained injury. The road mishap took place in the early hours of Friday when Ortom and the supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, were travelling to the Utokon community of Ado Local Government Area in continuation of the party’s governorship campaign rally. Punch reports that the mishap took place when the driver of a branded bus fully occupied by PDP supporters lost control and ran into three vehicles; a Jeep, a security vehicle, and another bus in the convoy. See Also: Wike Lauds Buhari For Defeating Boko Haram Many people among whom were the state lawmakers representing Guma and Kwande West in the stat...
<strong>NRC Announces Indefinite Suspension of Edo Train Service Over Abduction</strong>
News, Nigeria, Security, Transportation

NRC Announces Indefinite Suspension of Edo Train Service Over Abduction

The Nigeria Railway Corporation, NRC, has announced an indefinite shutdown of Ekehen Station in Edo State.   It said the decision was reached due to security challenges. The development happens barely one year after the March 28, 2022 attack by suspected terrorists on the Abuja-Kaduna train, which culminated in the death of about 14 passengers while 65 others were kidnapped. The NRC in a statement posted on the passengers’ WhatsApp group said that the closure was “till further notice.” The statement reads, “Public Announcement: This is to inform our general public and most especially our esteemed passengers, that Ekehen Station has been temporarily closed due to security issues, till further notice.” Another notice reads, “Due to the incident at Ekehen station on S...
<strong>Vice-Chairman of Max Air, Bashir Mangal Dies</strong>
News, Nigeria, Transportation

Vice-Chairman of Max Air, Bashir Mangal Dies

The vice-chairman and chief executive officer of Max Air, Bashir Mangal, has died. His death was confirmed in a statement issued by Max Air’s media consultant on Friday. The statement said that Mangal died on Friday morning, December 23, 2022. The statement read, “Inna lillahi wa inna Ilaihi rajiun, this is to announce the death of our beloved brother Alhaji Bashir Barau Mangal vice chairman/CEO, Max Air in the early hours of today Friday 23rd December 2022. May Allah grant him Jannatul Firdaus.” Mangal is the younger brother of Dahiru Mangal, chairman, Max Air, and one of the richest men in Katsina state. The aviation company described Mangal as a seasoned administrator, an excellent manager of human and material resources, a consummate investor, and “a complete gentle...
<strong>FG To Toll Second Niger Bride – Fashola</strong>
Infrastructure, News, Nigeria, Transportation

FG To Toll Second Niger Bride – Fashola

Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing, has stated that the temporarily opened Second Niger Bridge will be tolled. Fashola said that the bridge will be tolled to help make sure that the infrastructure is maintained to serve for several years. The Minister disclosed this during an interview with Channel Television’s Sunrise Daily on Wednesday. He added that the delay in delivering the project was due to the relocation of transmission lines connecting the East to the West across the Niger River and the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra. He gave the expected date to deliver the project as April or May 2023.   Fashola said, “Inevitably, the bridge will be tolled but that is the job of the NSIA because we must make sure the bridge is pro...