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Four die and three injured in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway auto crash

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Four persons reportedly died in a lone accident involving a DAF truck which occurred on Friday opposite Romania Trailer Park along the Lagos Ibadan Expressway.

This sad incident came less than 72 hours after no fewer than nine persons lost their lives at the Asese end of the road when a luxury bus rammed into a stationary truck.

In the latest accident, our correspondent gathered that the truck with the registration number DAL 599 XY was loaded with bags of beans and onions.



It was on its way to Lagos from the northern part of the country when the accident occurred around 6.15am.

The Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, said the accident was caused by speeding, which made the driver lose the control of the vehicle and it tumbled.

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He said about 10 people were involved in the accident which left four dead and three injured.

Akinbiyi said the Hausa community at the scene of the accident, had evacuated the corpses of the four victims.

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He reported that the three injured victims had been taken to Ogere Trailer Park hospital for treatment.

He said, “The accident happened opposite Romania Trailer park mostly occupied by Hausas and they were the first respondents.

They have evacuated the presumed dead and the injured victims had been taken to the hospital before our arrival.

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CAF Sidelines Nigerian Centre Referees for 2019 AFCON

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Out of the Twenty-seven centre referees penciled down for the 2019 African Cup of Nations, countries like Burundi, Mali, Zambia and Sudan are represented on the list, but no Nigerian referee was selected for the big occasions.

However, only one assistant referee from Nigeria named Baba Adel was listed among the twenty-nine assistant referees selected by the African Football Governing Body.

The competition will be held from 21 June to 19 July 2019, as per the decision of the CAF Executive Committee on 20 July 2017.

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Nigerian Govt Seeks U.S.$1 Billion Loan for Power Sector Again.

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Apart from the accumulation of 2.74 trillion Naira the Nigerian government under the watch of President Olusegun Obasanjo, President Umar Yaradua and Goodluck Jonathan have differently spent on the development of the Power sector, Federal government have commenced discussion with the World Bank with the hope of taking a $1 billion loan.

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed made this disclosure at the press briefing marking the end of the 2019 Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, IMF, in Washington DC, USA, yesterday.

Meanwhile, The Federal Government have allegedly spent another 900 billion Naira within the last four years through the ministry of Power and Steel, under the watch of Babatunde Fashola.

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