Connect with us

NEWS

Abiodun Inaugurates Ogun Road Safety Advisory Committee

Published

on

Share

Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun on Wednesday inaugurated the State Road Safety Advisory Committee with a charge to the members to work assiduously to reduce road crashes in the state.

Abiodun, at the ceremony in Abeokuta announced his deputy, Noimot Salako-Oyedele, as the chairman of the committee and reiterated his administration’s commitment to enforcing speed limits to reduce carnages on the roads.

The governor also announced plans to install speed readers and cameras on the roads to monitor level of compliance with traffic rules and regulations.

Abiodun added that the state Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) would be provided with adequate equipment, while the Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) would be repositioned to ensure that vehicles plying the roads were in good condition.

“We have observed the rapid increase of accidents on some of our newly completed roads. Consequently, we will be enforcing speed limits with speed readers and camera.

“We will also provide emergency services, such as tow truck, ambulances and fire trucks to assist accident victims,” he said.

Abiodun, who stressed the importance of good roads in the socio-economic development of any state, noted that his administration had established a good transportation system through multi-dimensional strategies.

He listed the measures as including establishment of a mass bus transit and the construction and rehabilitation of about 600 km of roads across the state.

See also  FRSC Warns Road Users Against Violation of Traffic Rules, COVID-19 Protocol

Abiodun lauded the Federal Government for setting up the Nigeria Road Safety Strategy, adding that plans were underway to partner with feederal government and industries domiciled in the state to reconstruct some roads in the state under the Free – Tax system.

In his remarks, Mr Ahmed Umar, Ogun Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), said that the development would help to check carnages in the state.

Speaking on Nigeria Road Safety Strategy, Umar, who is secretary of the committee, said the measure was part of plans to improve safety on Nigerian roads in line with global best practices. (NAN)

Foreign News

Japan’s Ex-Justice Minister Accepts 3-Years Prison Term Over Vote Buying

Published

on

Share

A three-year prison term over vote buying for former Japanese Justice Minister, Katsuyuki Kawai, was finalised on Thursday after he withdrew his appeal.

Kawai, who held the ministerial post in former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet, is the first former Japanese cabinet member in more than 10 years to have a prison term finalised.

He was charged with distributing about 28.7 million yen ($251,600) to 100 local assembly members and supporters to buy votes for his wife in the upper house election in Hiroshima Prefecture two years ago.

His defence team filed an appeal after the Tokyo District Court sentenced the former minister to three years in prison this June.

However, his lawyer said Kawai withdrew the appeal on Thursday.

“The responsibility is solely on me, and I am ready to accept it all,’’ Kawai said in a statement released through his lawyer.

He said the responsibility was solely on him and he asked for leniency on the people who have accepted cash.

As a result, his civil rights will be suspended and he is not allowed to run for election until five years after his service of the sentence.

Kawai pleaded not guilty in his first hearing in August 2020 but he admitted most of the charges in March and requested a suspended sentence.

See also  Minimum Wage: FG Inaugurates Committee to Adjust Workers' Salaries

He gave up his lower house seat in April, saying he would bear the responsibility for causing public mistrust in politics.

According to ruling finalised in February, his wife Anri Kawai was also sentenced to 16 months jail.

She was sentenced for distributing money to local legislators in Hiroshima Prefecture. (NAN)

Continue Reading

NEWS

NYSC Extends 10 Corps Members’ Service Year, Remobilises 2 in Plateau

Published

on

Share

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Plateau has extended the service year of 10 corps members and remobilised two others for abscondment and absenteeism during their service year.

The state Coordinator of the NYSC in Plateau, MS Caroline Embu, disclosed this on Thursday in Jos at the official passing out ceremony of the 2020 Batch “B” Stream 1 of the scheme.

According to Embu, the 10 corps member will have their service year extended to various periods for absenteeism and abscondment.

While the two other corps members,she said, had been remobilised to repeat the service in another state with half allowance, for absenting themselves from their respective places of primary assignment for over three months.

She also disclosed that that six corps members would be given the State Award for their outstanding performances during their service.

The state coordinator commended the successfully discharged corps members for making an impact in their host communities.

She urged them to be good ambassadors of the NYSC even as they had completed their service.

She also enjoined them not to embark on night trips due to the challenges associated with such journeys,advising them to break their trips once it was night.

See also  Ogun Gov Assures of Commitments to Roads Safety

A total of 1, 320 corps members of the 2020 “B” stream 1 deployed to the state were successfully discharged at the ceremony.(NAN)

Continue Reading

NEWS

Police Disperse #EndSARS Protesters in Kwara

Published

on

Share

From Alfred Babs, Ilorin

Men of the Kwara State Police Command, yesterday morning dispersed a cluster of #EndSARS protesters who gathered in front of MAMTESS supermarket at Taiwo Isale area, in Ilorin, the state capital.

Our correspondent gathered that the protesters had agreed to gather opposite the Supermarket with the intention of marching to Post Office, Challenge area and then government house to meet Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.

One of the organisers, simply identified as Comrade Jamiu confirmed that they had hardly taken off from Taiwo Isale, when the fully armed anti riot police officers dispersed them.

“The police dispersed us when we were about taking off, at Taiwo Isale,” he said. 

He said they were plotting to regroup and hold a candle light procession at other location which he didn’t disclose and was yet to hold as at the time of filing this report.

Armed security men, including the Army, Police and Civil Defence personnel have since Tuesday evening been dispatched to guard public utilities such as Post Office and Government House in the state capital in case the #EndSARS decide to stage protest in any location.

As at yesterday evening, fully armed police officers were seen at Post office, Challenge and Unity areas where protest usually take place.

See also  NALDA To Establish Integrated Farm Estate In Ogun

Kwara State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Ajayi Okasanmi, explained that the presence of security personnel in strategic places in the state capital was to prevent breakdown of law and order and to safeguard public utilities.

He said the reason behind the heavy presence of security operatives is to forestall calamities, damages that might arise because of the protest.

He added that youth stakeholders in the state have been engaged, but to make sure no attacks are being carried on in the State, they are doing proactive policing.

Continue Reading

Translate

Email Subscription

Name *

Email *

Top Stories

Foreign News27 mins ago

Japan’s Ex-Justice Minister Accepts 3-Years Prison Term Over Vote Buying

Share Post Views: 4 A three-year prison term over vote buying for former Japanese Justice Minister, Katsuyuki Kawai, was finalised...

JUDICIARY49 mins ago

REOPENED – Court Fixes Nov. 10 to Hear Nnamdi Kanu’s Application, Challenging Competence of FG’s Charge

Share Post Views: 19 A Federal High Court, Abuja has fixed Nov. 10 for hearing the application of leader of...

Agriculture54 mins ago

Agribusiness: Kebbi Govt. Disburses N126.7m Grant to 8 Cooperatives

Share Post Views: 28 The Kebbi Government in collaboration with the United States African Development Foundation (USADF), have disbursed N126.7...

NEWS1 hour ago

NYSC Extends 10 Corps Members’ Service Year, Remobilises 2 in Plateau

Share Post Views: 27 The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Plateau has extended the service year of 10 corps...

JUDICIARY1 hour ago

Alleged Gang-Rape: Absence of Witness Stalls Defence of Late Chief Lanre Razak’s Son

Share Post Views: 18 The absence of a defence witness on Tuesday stalled the defence of Segun Razak the son...

JUDICIARY1 hour ago

Tight Security in Federal High Court Ahead of Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial

Share Post Views: 36 There is tight security at the Federal High Court Abuja as the court sets to continue...

SPORTS2 hours ago

2022 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Holds Feb. 12

Share Post Views: 22 By Orkula Shaagee, Abuja The Access Bank Lagos City Marathon will join other elite races across...

SPORTS3 hours ago

Kanu Steers Falcons to 2-0 Lead Over Black Queens

Share Post Views: 32 By Orkula Shaagee, Abuja Nigeria’s Super Falcons took a 2-0 lead over Ghana’s Black Queens in...

SPORTS3 hours ago

Everton Striker Calvert-Lewin Suffers Injury Setback

Share Post Views: 29 Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin has suffered a setback in his recovery from a quadriceps injury and...

SPORTS3 hours ago

Benzema Absent as Sex Tape Blackmail Trial Begins

Share Post Views: 32 The trial of Real Madrid FC striker, Karim Benzema for attempted blackmail linked to a sex...

Copyright © 2021 Daily Asset Limited | Powered by ObajeSoft Inc