Lorry Crushes 6 People To Death In Jos


Six people lost their lives and 10 others sustained fatal injuries in Jos Plateau State, when a lorry driver lost control and rammed into vehicles and commercial tricycles with passengers on board around Farin Gada roundabout In Jos North Local government.
LEADERSHIP Weekend gathered that the sad incident occurred on Thursday evening when a driver of a MAN DIESEL lorry conveying maize from Saminaka in Kaduna State to Onisha suddenly lost control as a result of brake failure causing confusion and pandemonium in the area.
Eye witness said while the driver was struggling to control the vehicle, it rammed into three tricycles loaded with passengers and three other cars parked along the same road and crushed them adding that six  people died on the spot while ten  others sustained various degree of  injuries.
It took the efforts of the men of the Special Task Force and other good Samaritans who dashed to the scene of the incident to evacuate the bodies of those trapped under the lorry.
It was further gathered that three passengers died in the tricycles while another three also gave up the ghost in a car believe to have been occupied by a driver, his fiancé and one other passenger.
The Police Public Relation Officer, Plateau State Command, DSP M. T.
Tyopev confirmed that three people died in the accident adding that the driver of the lorry, Fatai Onaolapo has been arrested and is presently  helping the police  to unravel the cause of the accident.
According to him, the preliminary investigations carried out revealed
that the driver who was coming from Saminaka in Kaduna State was heading to Onitsha with a lorry load of maize adding that those at the scene attributed the accident to over speeding.
He said those who sustained injuries are presently receiving treatment at Bingham University Teaching Hospital Jos.

Air Peace commences daily flight on Lagos-Accra route


Air Peace, one of the domestic airlines in Nigeria has joined other players on the Lagos-Accra route. The maiden flight of the airline into Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Accra, Ghana recently took off from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 7 a.m. local time and made a return to Lagos at 8 a.m. (GMT). Subsequently, the Abuja-Accra-Abuja sector will come on stream.

According to the Corporate Communications Manager of Air Peace, Mr. Chris Iwarah, “we are pleased to announce the commencement of daily flights from Lagos into Accra and from Accra into Lagos from Thursday, February 16, 2017.

“The launch of our Lagos-Accra-Lagos route is for us a dream come true in our plan to take our spectacular flight experience to the West Coast, the African continent and other international destinations. We are hopeful our Accra-Lagos-Accra service will make seamless connection between Nigeria and Ghana an exciting possibility as well as boost the economy of the two countries in unimaginable ways.”

Trump forced to pull health care bill in major setback


US Speaker of the House Paul Ryan arrives for a caucus meeting on the American Health Care Act, on Capitol Hill, March 24, 2017, in Washington, DC. US President Donald Trump on Friday asked Ryan to withdraw the embattled Republican health care bill, moments before a vote, signaling a major political defeat for the US president.Nicholas Kamm / AFP
Donald Trump on Friday asked House Speaker Paul Ryan to withdraw an embattled Republican health care bill, moments before a vote, signaling a major political defeat for the US president.
"The speaker talked to the president at three o'clock today and the president asked the speaker to pull the bill," a leadership aide in the House of Representatives told AFP.
Trump had put his reputation as a dealmaker on the line with the high-risk vote, even as Republican rebels threatened to torpedo their own party's attempt to repeal and replace Barack Obama's signature health law.

LIFESTYLE: THE BATTLE BETWEEN MY EARS, THE SPIKES OF BEING OPEN-MINDED


On a scale of 1 (close-minded) and 10 (open-minded), how open-minded are you? Who are you when no one’s really watching? Let’s try, to be honest here guys.

When trying this out, you really don’t want to be the judge and the jury at the same time. Also, try asking friends about what they think. Their answers might be as sincere as they might appear shocking as well.

So, against popular beliefs from those who ‘claim’ they know me quite well. Well, yeah I’m also open-minded with a caveat of course (lol). Let’s just say I’ve dined on both sides of the table. So which really makes the meal taste sweeter, I’d say it all depends on who is on the table with me.

Open-Minded/Close-minded Dining

Often times when I speak to people, I begin with a blank slate by giving them the benefit of doubt. In the course of our conversation, it’s quite easy to spot which spectrum of light they radiate (white or black). The result often determines my next course of action.

I tend to see open-mindedness as a strength in itself, especially if you’re one that’s high on learning new things. The more open you are, the more comely people rate you as.

On the flip side, there’s always more to it than meets the eye. Do you want to really be that person that makes time for anything and everything? More like a garbage bin. I guess not. Hence, the need to adopt the strategy for being close minded regarding some things. Let’s talk business. You meet a potential client who is interested in using your service(s), at that point in time you really don’t want to say “Well, I can take anything from you” right? That response is quite cheesy and cheesiness isn’t a great business strategy.

I trust you can see my spin on this. Depending on the type of deal, person or environment you’re presented with, ensure you’ve got the right switch turned on between your ears.

If you could run just one switch off being either open-minded or close-minded as auto-pilot for the rest of your life, which would you choose and why?

I’d love to hear from you.

BREAKING: Hosni Mubarak Released After Six Years In Detention


BREAKING: Hosni Mubarak Released After Six Years In Detention

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is freed after spending six years in prison according to his lawyer.

A top appeals court cleared Mubarak earlier this month on charges of killing protesters in the 2011 uprising that ended his 30 year rule.

Mubarak left a military hospital in Cairo where he stayed and went straight to his home in the northern suburb of Heliopolis.

He was appointed Vice-President of Egypt by President Anwar Sadat in 1975 and assumed the presidency on 14 October 1981, eight days after Sadat’s assassination. Mubarak’s presidency lasted almost thirty years, making him Egypt’s longest-serving ruler since Muhammad Ali Pasha, who ruled the country from 1805 to 1848, a reign of 43 years.

Happy Family

  Aisha Buhari the wife of Nigerian president with her younger brother and her son are looking bright and beautiful.