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Ojuelegba Tragedy: Police arraign truck driver for multiple manslaughter

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A Lagos State Magistrate Court sitting in Yaba yesterday remanded in prison custody, the driver of the truck which its container fell and killed three persons at Ojuelegba on September 2, 2015.

The magistrate, Mrs Folashade Botoku ordered that the driver, Wasiu Adeleke, be remanded in custody after he was arraigned before her by men of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department of Lagos State Police Command, Panti-Yaba for multiple manslaughter.

Adeleke was arraigned before the court on an 11-count charge of gross negligence and reckless disregard for human life, reckless and dangerous driving, driving in public highway without valid driver’s license, a valid MOT Test Certificate, road worthiness certificate, vehicle license and unlawful damage.

According to the prosecuting Police officer, Godwin Osuyi, the accused person while driving a truck marked Lagos EPE 46 XK, which was loaded with iron doors, and   cement, killed Abubakar Sule, 52; Umaru Sulaiman, 46; and Kamilu Umaru, 28.

Osuyi also accused Adeleke of unlawful damage of a Toyota Corolla car marked Lagos LSD 532 CN, valued at N2 million, belonging to Sumaila Marksman; and another Nissan Sunny car marked Lagos SHE 750 LND, valued at N600,000 belonging to Mr Joseph Ajayi.

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War: China, India, Tajikistan, others to send troops to Russia

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China’s People’s Liberation Army will send troops to Russia to participate in the “East-2022” drills.

The East-2022 is also called the Vostok-2022 and this was disclosed by the Chinese Ministry of Defense on Wednesday, according to CNN.

“China’s participation in the exercise is aimed at deepening practical and friendly cooperation with the armies of the participating countries,” the ministry added.

It further explained that the Asian giants’ participation would enhance the level of strategic cooperation among countries involved.

The exercise would further strengthen the ability to respond to various security threats, according to the defense ministry.

It, however, added that the exercise is unrelated to the current international and regional situation.

Other nations to join in the exercise are India, Belarus, Tajikistan, Mongolia and other countries.

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Buhari approves three orthopedic hospitals in Edo, Plateau, Taraba

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of three additional orthopedic hospitals.

Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire, made the announcement on Wednesday at the inauguration of the Primary Health Care(PHC) Leadership Challenge at the State House.

The event was organised by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) in collaboration with development partners.

Ehanire disclosed that the President approved siting of the orthopedic hospital in three regions.

“North-East has one; the North-Central has one and the South-South has one; in Benin, Jos and Jalingo respectively”, NAN quoted him saying.

Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed said N471.9 billion had been disbursed to states under the $1.5billion World Bank-Assisted States Fiscal Transparency Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) Programme.

She added that all the 36 states had fully domesticated the fiscal reforms in their public financial management system.

Buhari approves three orthopedic hospitals in Edo, Plateau, Taraba

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BREAKING: Electricity workers call off strike

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National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has called off its nationwide strike.

The decision followed an emergency meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige on Wednesday.

The minister’s spokesman Olajide Oshundun, announced that Ngige intervened in the industrial action.

NUEE Secretary General, Joe Ajaero, assured that electricity would be restored across the country tonight.

The workers shut down all Transmission Companies of Nigeria (TCN) offices earlier today.

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