Be like Jesus, FRSC advises motorists

The Ogun Command of Federal Road Safety Corps has advised motorists in the state to emulate Jesus Christ as they celebrate the Easter period.

The Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr. Clement Oladele, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ota, Ogun.

According to him, the Easter is about the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

“Because Jesus Christ loves the world, he sacrificed his life so that human beings could find redemption.

“In the same light, when a motorist does not have love for other road users, he/she will not respect and tolerate them when they make mistakes on the highways.

“If a motorist does not love, he/she cannot respect the rules and regulations guarding the safety of the highways.

“If motorists do not have love for one another, they will not obey traffic officials that are labouring day and night, who have abandoned their families to ensure that people get to their destinations safely,” he said.

Oladele said that…

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68 killed in Venezuelan cell fire

A fire at a police station in the Venezuelan city of Valencia, in Carabobo State, has left 68 people dead, government officials said.

The blaze reportedly started after prisoners set fire to mattresses in an attempt to break out on Wednesday, the BBC reports.

Police used tear gas to disperse relatives who surrounded the station after news of the fire broke.

Chief state prosecutor, Tarek Saab, said an investigation into what had happened would begin immediately.

State official, Jesus Santander, said the situation had now been brought under control. He said the state of Carabobo was in mourning.

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Buhari’s visit: travelers, commuters, groan over restriction of movement


President Muhammadu Buhari  travelers and commuters were on Thursday, forced to walk long distances to the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos to catch their flights, following restriction of movement around the airport vicinity by security operatives, The News men report that the movement restriction around the airport is due to.

The President is expected to inaugurate the newly constructed Ikeja Bus Terminus among other engagements.

The News men reports that as early as 5 a.m, commercial buses and other unauthorised vehicles were restricted from plying the Agege Motor Road, Airport Road, Mobolaji Bank-Anthony Way and other link roads.

Activities of shuttle buses and taxis within the airport were also restricted, forcing commuters and travelers going to the airport, to walk long distances to their destinations.

The News men  observes that the situation had also affected flight operations by domestic airlines, which had to delay their 7 a.m flights for about an hour to enable…

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German bank guard drives robbers off with smoke bomb

A quick-thinking German bank employee used a smoke bomb early Thursday to drive off a band of criminals trying to break into a cash machine, police say. Police said the thwarted robbers used explosives to try to blast open the cash machine in the western city of Witten at around 3.25 a.m. (0125 GMT), damaging …

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