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Anambra bans daytime movement of fuel tankers, states speed limit

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The Anambra State Government has banned fuel tankers from moving in the state during the daytime.

The State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr C- Don Adinuba, announced the restriction order on Friday.

He said fuel tankers would henceforth operate from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. in the state.

The commissioner said the restriction order followed frequent cases of tanker fire disasters recorded in the state recently.

Adinuba added that the speed limit for such trucks would be 90 kilometres per hour.

He said the new order would commence on Saturday, November, 2nd.

The statement read in part,

Following the incessant collapse of trucks carrying petroleum products in Anambra State in recent times, including one which happened in Onitsha on Thursday, the Anambra State Government has decided to restrict the time which vehicles laden with petroleum products can move in the state.

“With effect from Saturday, November 2, 2019, such vehicles can be allowed to move within Anambra State from only 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

“The restriction is to enable agencies like the Anambra State Fire Service, the Nigeria Police Force, the Federal Road Safety Corps, the Civil Defence, the Anambra Traffic Management Agency and indeed all other security, law enforcement and safety agencies to respond effectively and in good time to emergencies created by such accidents.”

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He said such accidents had resulted in an inferno, as was the case in Onitsha on Thursday.

The Anambra State Command of the Nigeria Police Force and all other security agencies have been directed to religiously enforce the restriction order on the movement of trucks carrying petroleum products in the state.

“They have also been directed to ensure that such vehicles do not exceed the speed limit of 90 kilometres per hour.

“Any violation of either the time restriction order or the speed limit will be punished accordingly. The protection of the life and asset of every person in Anambra State cannot be compromised.

“All stakeholders, including oil marketers, workers, tanker drivers and indeed concerned persons in the downstream oil sector are urged to bear with the state and help to adhere to this regulation which is made strictly in the overriding public interest.”

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FRSC confirms 10 dead, three injured in Bayelsa auto crash

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 The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Command in Bayelsa has confirmed ten persons dead in a road traffic accident along Tombia-Amassoma road in the state.

Mr. Robert Ogom, the Sector Commander, told the Newsmen on Thursday in Yenagoa that three persons were injured in the incident which occurred on Wednesday night.

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”The incident was a head-on collision involving a truck and a 14-seater bus that had 13 persons on board.

“The impact was heavy on the bus and it caught fire, burning all the occupants. The incident occurred at about 9 p.m.

“Eight of the passengers were burnt to ashes on the spot, two others died at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital in Okolobiri.

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“By the time our personnel got to the scene, the driver of the truck had run away,” he said.

Ogom blamed the crash on the bad lighting system and speeding by both drivers.

“Drivers should always ensure that their vehicles are in order before entering the road. They should also avoid speeding and dangerous driving,” he advised.

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Lawyer drags Buhari, Senate to court over appointment of Judges

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Oladimeji Felix Ekengba, a legal practitioner, Thursday dragged President Muhammadu Buhari, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, among others before a Federal High Court, Abuja over the alleged breach of Section 256(2) of the Nigerian Constitution, 1999 in the appointment of judges of the FCT High Court.

In the suit with number: FHC/ABJ/CS/733/2020, Ekenogba held that President Buhari breached some constitution provisions when on July 7 he forwarded the names of 11 persons to the Senate, who include, Abubakar Useni Musa, Edward Okpe, B. Abubakar, M. Francis, Jude Nwabueze, Josephine Enobi, Christopher Opeyemi, Mohammed Idris, Hassan Maryam Aliyu, Fashola Akeem Adebowale and Hamza Muazu, to be appointed as judges of the FCT High Court.

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The president had forwarded the names to the Senate for confirmation.

Defendants in the suit are President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, the Senate, the Clerk of the Senate, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, and the National Judicial Council.

In the suit, which includes an originating summons, motion on notice and motion ex parte, the lawyer urged the court to make an order of interim injunction restraining the respondents from screening, confirming and/or swearing in the names of the persons as judges of the FCT High Court, pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.

In the main motion filed by the lawyer in person, he wants the court to make a declaration that “by virtue of the provision of Section 256(2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria cannot abdicate his duties and responsibilities to the Senate for the appointment of persons as judges of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory.

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“A declaration that the forwarding of the names of Abubakar Useni Musa, Edward Okpe, B. Abubakar, M. Francis, Jude Nwabueze, Josephine Enobi, Christopher Opeyemi, Mohammed Idris, Hassan Maryam Aliyu, Fashola Akeem Adebowale, and Hamza Muazu all recommended by the National Judicial Council to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as judges of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory cannot be subjected to the Senate for screening and confirmation contrary to and in breach of Section 256(2) of the Constitution of Nigeria, 1999 as amended.”

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The lawyer held that the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad and the NJC yielded to the clamor for more judges in the FCT High Court to ease the workload on the FCT High Court to meet the cosmopolitan nature of the FCT, but “it is absurd that the President decided to purport to send only 11 names out of the 33 names painstakingly and thoroughly screened/interviewed and recommended by the NJC to the President since April this year.”

The case is yet to be assigned and the date has been fixed for hearing.

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Moment U.S based Ghanaian rapper, Jay Gunz was shot dead in his home (Video)

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The CCTV footage of the moment U.S based Ghanaian rapper Jay Gunz was shot dead has been released.

Jay Gunz was shot dead during a shoot out in his home in Bronx, New York on Sunday, July 5th, 2020.

The footage was released by the New York Police Department, which reacted to the rapper’s death by releasing a video from the shootout.

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The CCTV footage shows the moment Jay was attacked with two others in their home Bronx, New York. Sharing the video, the New York Police Department wrote;

“On Sunday, July 5th, Police Officers from the 44 Precinct responded to a 911 call for a male shot at 306 East 171 Street.

“Upon arrival, they discovered three males with gunshot wounds. Two of the victims, later died from their injuries, while one remains hospitalized.”

 

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