VIDEO: Today’s Headlines: Protesters Block Lagos Airport Road, 22 Killed in Abuja, Lagos, Ogun Crashes,12 hospitalized

Today's Headlines: Protesters Block Lagos Airport Road, 22 Killed in Abuja, Lagos, Ogun Crashes,12 hospitalized

Gridlock As Protesters Block Lagos Airport Road

University students protesting the seven-month industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday morning blocked a section of the access road to the Murtala Muhammad International Airport in Lagos.

Source: Channel Television

The situation caused gridlock along the axis as the vehicular movement in and out of the airport was stalled.

The spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, told Channels Television that police officers have been deployed to the scene. “Our men are there,” he said in a telephone chat on Monday morning.

The National Public Relations Officer of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Giwa Temitope, confirmed to Channels Television that policemen are at the protest scene.

22 killed in Abuja, Lagos, and Ogun crashes, 12 hospitalized

Nineteen persons on Sunday lost their lives in an accident at the Gwagwalada-Lokoja Highway Road area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Source: Punch Newspapers

Federal Road Safety Corps spokesperson, Bisi Kazeem, in a statement, said the acting Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dauda Biu, confirmed that 19 victims were burnt to death, adding that eight other persons, who sustained injuries during the accident, had been rushed to the hospital for treatment.

He said the accident involved three vehicles including two Toyota Hiace buses with number plates MUB- 30 LG and DWR-985 XJ and an articulated vehicle.

Leaders and monarchs gather for a final farewell to Queen Elizabeth

Leaders and monarchs from across the globe gathered in London on Monday to bid farewell to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth at a state funeral of inimitable pageantry.

Source: Vanguard News

The pageantry marked the passing of a beloved figure that unified the nation through her 70-year reign.

Thousands of people lined the streets to witness the passage of the queen’s casket from the historic Westminster Hall to nearby Westminster Abbey, and eventually on to Windsor Castle where she will be laid to rest alongside her late husband.

U.S. President Joe Biden paid tribute to the 96-year-old, Britain’s longest-serving monarch who earned almost universal respect for her service to her country as its role in the world diminished and changed.

LASTMA bids farewell to five retiring traffic officers

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority pulled out five traffic officers who statutorily retired from the state civil service over the weekend.

Source: Punch Newspapers

The General Manager, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba, who disclosed that these five traffic officers all retired at the statutory age of 60 years by the Law, hailed them as “beautiful, diligent and committed traffic officers who served the Agency in various capacities.”

According to a statement signed by LASTMA Director, Public Affairs Unit, Adebayo Taofiq, and made available to The PUNCH on Monday, Oreagba urged the retirees to always go for regular medical checkups and not to be extravagant in spending as the monthly salaries would no longer come in anymore.

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