A fatal car crash near the Van Wyck expressway in New York has
claimed the lives of five unidentified people, including two children,
believed to be Nigerian migrants, the New York Times reported.
According to the report, the Nigerian migrants were said to have just
attended a meeting of Nigerians across the United States.
It was a
festive celebration, with cultural dance and discussions of improvement
projects they were sponsoring in their hometown. (so sad!)
The Times reported that mourners were seen at the Jamaica Medical
Center in Queens, New York,
Police are yet to release the identities of the victims, which include an 8-year-old girl and a boy aged nine years old.
The accident reportedly happened early on Sunday morning, at about
3:15 a.m. Police say the ill-fated SUV was speeding. Eyewitnesses say
the vehicle ran two red lights before it crashed on Atlantic Avenue,
east of the major expressway.
Authorities say the vehicle struck a concrete support for the
AirTrain to Kennedy International Airport, it flipped a number of times
before coming to a halt about 80 feet away from the site of impact.
The car then ignited into flames. The driver of the SUV, a
45-year-old man who lives in the Bronx in New York is said to be in
critical condition. Two other passengers, a 26-year-old man and a
7-year-old boy survived in stable condition as well.
“The convention was supposed to bring us together — not end in tragedy,” said Anthony Nwankwo, 49, from Houston.
The University of Lagos has taken the 16th
position in the recent ranking of Top 100 Universities and Colleges in
Africa by the 4icu.org University Web Ranking.
of Cape Town, South Africa was the first on the list, followed closely
by University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. The first six Universities
on the list were South African Universities.
Universities that made the list and their positions are University of
Ilorin (39),University of Ibadan (40), Obafemi Awolowo
University (42), University of Benin (45),University of Port
Harcourt (52), University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (64), Ahmadu Bello
University, Zaria (84) and University of Jos (88).
According to 4icu.org, this ranking is based on web popularity.
International Colleges & Universities is an international higher
education search engine and directory reviewing accredited Universities
and Colleges in the world. 4icu.org...
Hehehe! Oyah, you guys should spot the difference...
Today on Twitter, the topic of discussion was "AcceptableNigerianGbagauns" and the floor was thrown open by Cool Fm. What are the common Nigerian GBAGAUNS that you often hear...lolz!
Here are some of the popular Gbagauns (In case you are one of those who ndulge in the use of such words/sentence, abeg stop it oh, lolz):
1. Can U hear the smell...
2. I will injure you
3. They have taken the light
4. Please 'dress' for me, I want to sit down
5. Let me come and be going
6. My phone is 'on-ing' and 'off-ing'
7. Give me 3 pure water
8. I carried my car to the mechanic
9. I hate climbing Okada/I hate entering Okada
10. Face your...