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Many Feared Dead After Container Falls On Two Cars In Lagos

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Many Feared Dead After Container Fell On Two Cars In Lagos

The flagrant disregard for traffic regulations and laws by shipping container trucks and articulated vehicles has resulted in another tragedy in Lagos over the weekend.

Many people are feared dead and many unaccounted for after a twenty-foot shipping container fell on two cars on Saturday on a busy Lagos street in bright daylight.

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Heavy smoke covered the air as an unknown number of motorists and bystanders were killed.

Lagos state had spelled out in its 2012 road traffic law trailers and articulated vehicles can only ply the roads between 9 pm and 6 am.

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This was reiterated three years ago after another fatal shipping container accident in the city. A container laden trailer had fallen off Ojuelegba bridge near the national stadium and crushed to death three motorists in their vehicles.

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Not quite a week after the law was re-iterated, container trucks were back on Lagos roads every hour of the day without ever being apprehended by law enforcement officials.

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Aigbogun Submits Final List Of Players For U-20 AFCON

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Aigbogun Submits Final List Of Players For AFCON U-20

Flying Eagles Head Coach, Paul Aigbogun, has submitted to the Nigeria Football Federation the final list of twenty players for the 2019 Africa U-20 cup of nations.

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The team says it has put behind it the disappointment felt from the cancellation of the international friendly with Saudi Arabia U-20 squad. But organizers have promised that the game would still hold after the U-20 AFCON finals.

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NRA Threatens To Withdraw Members From NPFL Over Attacks On Referees

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NRA Threatens To Withdraw Members From NPFL Over Attack On Referees

The Nigeria Referees Association has threatened to withdraw its members from the Nigeria Professional Football League because of repeated attacks on league referees.

Referee Sam Agba was assaulted by Plateau United fans in Jos and on Sunday, some match officials were attacked by fans of Remo Stars in Sagamu.

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Nigeria Referees Association Publicity Secretary, Kelechi Mejuonbi says the association is waiting for the decision of the league management on the incident.

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Afe Babalola Calls For Unified Examination For Universities Graduands

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Afe Babalola Calls For Unified Examination For Universities Graduating Students

Chief Afe Babalola, SAN, a legal luminary, has called for the adoption of a unified examination system for final year students in every course in Nigerian universities.

The legal icon said this is the way to bring about quality education in the country to discourage what he called “the culture of laziness” in the system.

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Babalola made the call while speaking at the tenth matriculation ceremony and award conferment on alumni of Afe Babalola University in Ado Ekiti.

At the twin events, Ekpo Naomi, best graduating student ever produced by the university since its inception in 2010, was awarded half a million naira.

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Babalola said if the Nigerian Universities Commission and the Ministry of Education adopt the idea of unified examinations to all final year students, every university would strive harder to ensure its students pass the national examinations.  He said this will result in high standards in teaching and learning.

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