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Two Dead As Fuel Tanker Explodes On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway




The Ogun Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps said on Wednesday that two persons died in a tanker explosion on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mr Ahmed Umar, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Ota, Ogun State, that the accident occurred about 6.05 a.m. near CDK Company.

Umar explained that the tanker, with no registration number and laden with Premium Motor Spirit, was inbound Lagos-Ibadan Expressway when it exploded some few kilometers after the Sagamu interchange.

The Sector Commander said eight male adults, three vehicles, and a Bajaj motorcycle, were involved in the unfortunate incident.

Umar said that two persons died, while six other persons came out unhurt from the accident.

“The corpses of the dead have been deposited at Idera Morgue, Sagamu,” he said.

The FRSC boss blamed the accident on speeding on part of one of the truck drivers.

He said that the inferno had been put off by firefighters and traffic has also been diverted to ease the free flow of traffic.

Umar implored motorists to cooperate with the FRSC personnel and other sister agencies to reduce the time being spent in the gridlocks.

He further enjoined motorists to drive cautiously and adhere strictly to traffic rules and regulations.

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Omobola Ashabi Foundation Hosts fundraising Event for  Poor Students, Vulnerable Women, Widows




The Omobola Ashabi Foundation with the aim and mission to ‘Give A Child  Future’  has announced a fundraising event for an initiative targeted at breaking the cycle of poverty by helping children and women in marginalised communities  to have access  to quality education and training towards the possibility of a better life.

The foundation, put together by popular educationist and trained schoolteacher, Dame Mrs. Omobola Ashabi, was inspired by the need to advance quality and sustainable education for children, and empowerment for vulnerable women and widows in need. With education and personal growth with keen interest in women empowerment.

 It is also  committed to setting up a sustainable plan to bridge the gap of poverty and provide access to quality education for children and women who require the support to scale in their businesses.

The fundraising event for the Omobola Ashabi Foundation is scheduled to hold on Monday, May 16, 2022, at Holy Cross Schools, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State. The event will coincide with the 66th birthday celebration of Dame Mrs. Omobola Ashabi who has devoted more than three decades of her existence to advancing child education, imparting knowledge, and promoting sustainable support to enable growth for women focused initiatives.

Commenting on the development, the promoter of the Foundation, Solape Akinpelu said: “Presently, over 30% of Nigerian children do not advance beyond primary education due to factors such as  poverty, insurgency, insufficient funding in the education sector, cultural barriers, among others. With more than 10.5 million Nigerian children out of school, it is pertinent to have an initiative that helps scale up quality, affordable education for child, vulnerable women, and widows to build the next generation of human capital and place them at the center of an inclusive global economic recovery.”

“The foundation is also committed in helping to support child education and provide sustainable support for vulnerable women in low and middle-income homes, providing them with adequate support for non-formal education, technical and vocational training in addition to set-up funds for women,” she added.

The Omobola Ashabi Foundation is a non-governmental organization committed to the advancement of education for children, and empowerment for vulnerable women and widows through school sponsorship, seed funding and training programs, particularly in Ogun State.


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Oando’s boss, Wale Tinubu’s  gratitude for Mothers




A mother’s love is priceless.
A mother’s love is unconditional and never-ending.

It is always there to fill our hearts when we need it. We owe our mothers a lot in life and it is never in doubt that we cannot fully repay them for their love.

A child’s indebtedness to a mother for her unending and unselfish sacrifice is simply eternal.

They are always dedicated to make sure their children grow with joy and great health.

No doubt this may be one of the reasons Mother’s Day was established in 1914 to celebrate and honour mothers for their eternal love for their children.

As Mother’s Day is celebrated today across the world, Oando  Group Chief Executive, Jubril Adewale Tinubu joins other people in the world to show gratitude to mothers.

The oil guru took to social media to pen a beautiful and powerful  message.
He wrote:
‘To those who loved us even before they saw us, knew us before we were self-aware, saw our potential even when we were feeble, and laid the foundations so we could realise our ambitions, without you there would be no us’.
Happy Mother’s Day.
Also, Oando PLC also went poetic with powerful message in its Twitter handle:
A mother’s love is coloured cotton.
A million tiny threads woven with care.
Patterns and fabrics as bright and soft as her  smile.
Warming cold nights, shielding tiny eyes from the sun’s blistering  stare.
For all that  you are and do, thank you.
Happy  Mothers Day.


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When Ex-Enugu Commissioner, Hon. Rita Mbah, Shone Bright Like a star





Her name would not make the list of top society ladies in Nigeria. However, It is not due to lack of the requisite qualities to be so described,  she does not court cheap publicity, as Rita  Mbah,  three times  Enugu  State Commissioner    comes across as a powerful inspiration to many in Enugu State  where she has continued to dazzle all.

This lady of substance  is one of the few ones among her peers blessed with remarkable brain, beauty and confidence.

During the administration of former governor  Sullivan Chime,  Obi,  who was then a special assistant,  earned the respect of many given her diligence and uprightness.

This,  it was gathered,  paved the way for her appointment in the  Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Although her appointment as commissioner had been greeted with condemnation by some of her traducers, she  was able to  wormed her way into the hearts of many in the state  as a result of her  invaluable  contributions to the  state.

Perhaps,  this also  explains why she was  said to have gotten the ears of the  state   governor until she left in 2019.

However, since she left the government she has continued to shine and remained relevant in the scheme of things in the state and beyond.  She has proven that she was born  to shine; and wouldn’t  let anyone steals her  light.

In all her humane deeds she does her things without expecting any reward from anyone.

Therefore, when she founded the Keepinghopeabreast Initiative and decided to offer free screening of 1,000 women annually for breast cancer, little did she  know that some people had opened a dossier of sorts on her.

It, therefore, came as a pleasant surprise to the beautiful CEO of Modern Diagnostic Centre, Enugu when an organisation in faraway United Arab Emirates contacted and nominated her for an  award.

She thought it was a  joke initially when the organisers requested her profile.

It was gathered that the organisers had been most impressed with her intimidating profile.

Specifically, on March 12, 2022, the intelligent woman shone bright  like the star that  she is when she  joined other prominent  women who have shattered the glass ceilings to receive awards in Dubai.

An obviously elated  Mbah, in her remarks on the occasion, said: “So ,when I  decided to screen 1,000 women annually free for breast cancer, little did I  know that an organisation in faraway United Arab Emirates would stumble on my Keepinghopeabreast initiative.

“Yes, they did and nominated me for this prestigious award. I was indeed honoured and humbled when they requested  my profile and were convinced after going through my political journey as a woman that I deserved this award. I thank God for his blessing upon my life.

The internationally recognised awards organised by the Ladies in Business Magazine Global  took place  at the Double Tree By Hilton in Dubai.

It aims to recognize and appreciate ladies and women in business all over the world who have risen above their struggles and  are now successful in their capacities.

It is also to encourage them to do more and achieve more.


The recognition did not come as a surprise  to many who are aware of the antecedent of the brainy woman who has succeeded in all her endeavours in the past.

Mbah,  a  graduate of  Micro-Biology from the  Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Akwa,  obtained an Associate in Medical Laboratory Science (A.M.L.S) from the Federal College of Veterinary & Medical Laboratory Sciences NVRI, Vom Plateau State was first a former Special Adviser on Intergovernmental Affairs and Multilateral Partnerships and then a  former Commissioner for Special Duties  to Governor Sullivan Chime; a former Secretary , Enugu Movement for Goodluck Jonathan 2015; a former Secretary , Gburugburu Campaign Organisation 2015; a former Commissioner for Special Duties to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi , 2015 and  a former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism  in 2017.

She also served as a member of the Enugu State  Economic Advisory Committee  alongside top and respected personalities such as the former Deputy Senate President , Ike Ekweremadu and the  Founder of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing, Innocent Chukwuma.

Apart from her enviable political positions , she is the Chief Executive Officer of Modern Diagnostic Centre Enugu  as well as CEO, Holiday Lights ( Commercial Christmas  décor company).

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