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Today's Headlines: 76 Dead From Road Crashes - FRSC; Lagos Task Force Impounds 410 Motorcycles

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Bauchi: 76 persons died from 300 road crashes in eight months – FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Gombe State Command, said 76 persons died in 300 road crashes in the state from January to August, this year.

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Mr Ishzku Ibrahim, the State Sector Commander disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Lafiyawo Community in Akko Local Government Area of the state as part of activities lined up by the command to mark the commencement of the ’ember months’ campaign.

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The Sector Commander noted that within the period under review, 1,333 persons were involved in various accidents, 798 others sustained various degrees of injuries, while 459 were unhurt.

Lagos Task Force impounds 410 ‘okada

Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Task Force), Thursday, said it had impounded a total of 410 motorcycles (okada) in one week for plying prohibited routes.

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It promised not to rest on its oars “until penchant disregard for traffic rules and regulations reduces drastically among commercial motorcyclists in the metropolis.”

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 The motorcycles were impounded between last week and Wednesday.

CNPP Disowns PDP Over Call For Emefiele’s Sack

The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) has disowned the call by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the resignation of the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele.

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Reacting in Abuja, the Secretary General of the CNPP, Chief Willie Ezeugwu, noted that the CBN Governor had not done anything to warrant the call for his resignation, hence PDP does not enjoy the support of other opposition political parties in the call.

According to him, it should be of concern to the PDP that its top and leading members were resigning in large numbers due to the unattractive nature of the party under the watch of the current National Working Committee (NWC) of the party, rather than chasing shadows when its house is consumed by an inferno.

Gas shortage to hike oil prices by $10 per barrel: NNPC boss Kyari

The Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, Mele Kyari, says the surge in global gas prices could push up crude oil prices by $10 per barrel shortly.

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Mr Kyari made the statement while speaking with Bloomberg Television presenter Manus Cranny on Wednesday.

According to him, the current gas prices will force energy consumers to shift from gas to fuel products.

“It will absolutely hit crude prices as energy consumers are forced to shift from gas to other fuels,” Mr Kyari said. “You wouldn’t be very wrong if you said you would see an additional $10 on a barrel.”

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