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Five killed, 10 injured in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway accident

At least five persons were on Friday burnt to death and 10 others injured in an accident involving a bus at Onigaari end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Ogun State, Mr Clement Oladele, made the disclosure in Abeokuta, the capital.

Oladele revealed that the accident occurred at about 8:49am and was caused by loss of control by the bus driver, adding that the crash involved 18 passengers.

He said, “The lone crash involved a commercial bus that travelled all the way from Sokoto State but stopped briefly in Ibadan, Oyo State, to pick passengers.

“The bus with registration number WWD 302 CB, was heading to Lagos before it lost control at Onigaari due to speeding and collided with the road median.”

Oladele said that the injured victims were taken to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, while the bodies were deposited at the mortuary of the same hospital.

Dele Fashomi
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.