Statement by Dana Air

Statement by Dana Air

The Dana Air family is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of the passengers and crew of Flight 9J-922 of Sunday, June 3, 2012. The aircraft, with Registration Number 5N-RAM, departed Abuja for Lagos with 146 passengers onboard. 1 Dana Air Flight Engineer, 2 Pilots and 4 Cabin Crew were also aboard the flight. We […]

Britain, Russia condole with Nigeria over plane crash

Britain, Russia condole with Nigeria over plane crash

The United Kingdom and the Russian Federation have joined several other foreign nations in condoling with Nigeria over Sunday’s Dana airline crash that claimed at least 153 people on board. A statement issued by the Press/Political Secretary at British High Commission in Abuja quoted the UK Minister for Africa, Henry Bellingham, who spoke on behalf […]

Overhaul air travel industry now, NLC demands

Overhaul air travel industry now, NLC demands

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has called for a complete overhaul of the air travel industry to avoid frequent crashes like the one involving Dana Air, in which 153 passengers lost their lives. The organised labour joined several others in condoling with families and friends of those whose loved one were killed in the ill-fatted […]

Joey Barton, two others arrested after Liverpool brawl

Joey Barton, two others arrested after Liverpool brawl

Queens park Rangers midfielder, Joey Barton, and two other men were arrested on Monday for allegedly geting involved in a brawl outside the garlands nightclub in Liverpool. They were arrested on suspicion of affray after an altercation outside the nightclub around 5.30am, reports said. The two men were accused of punching Barton. “Merseyside Police were […]

Falling crane traps construction workers at Benin hospital

Falling crane traps construction workers at Benin hospital

A falling crane on Monday trapped seven construction workers at an ongoing project at the Central Hospital, Benin, Edo State. Six of the workers were brought out of the rubble alive while one was still trapped. However, government officials said all the workers were eventually rescued. An Italian construction firm, Sincies Chimentin Ltd, had been […]

Djokovic survives close encounter

Djokovic survives close encounter

No man has won four grand slams in a row for 43 years and Novak Djokovic came close to finding out just how difficult pulling off the feat is when he diced with defeat before conjuring a great escape at the French Open on Sunday. Wimbledon, US Open and Australian Open champion Djokovic appeared to […]

DKB, Zainab evicted from BBA StarGame

DKB, Zainab evicted from BBA StarGame

Ghanaian Big Brother Africa StarGame housemate, Derick Kobina Bonney (DKB), was on Monday disqualified for assaulting fellow housemate, Zainab, from Sierra Leone. It was the second time both candidates were involved in a brawl. However, this time, it got physical and both of them were disqualified from the 91-day competition. DKB, a star comedian, was […]

Police defuse bombs in UNIJOS

Police defuse bombs in UNIJOS

The police in Jos, Plateau State on Monday said they discovered two bombs in a hostel at the University of Jos on Sunday. The Commissioner for Police, Plateau State Command, Mr. Emmanuel Ayeni, said the officers were able to defuse one of the bombs while the second exploded, without causing any injury. He said, “When […]

Bayelsa Assembly removes Speaker, replaces him with former deputy speaker

Bayelsa Assembly removes Speaker, replaces him with former deputy speaker

A faction of members of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly on Monday removed their Speaker, Kombowei Benson, and replaced him with his deputy, Fini Angaye. Benson was removed after only three months in office, although no reason was given for the sudden development. During the emergency sitting on Monday, Benson was absent from the […]

Iloko-Ijesa declares seven days of mourning for Olashore

Iloko-Ijesa declares seven days of mourning for Olashore

Iloko-Ijesha town in Osun State has declared seven days of mourning for its departed monarch, Oba Oladele Olashore. The former minister of finance and ex-chairman of First Bank Nigeria Plc. died on Saturday in London aged 77. Announcing the mourning period for the Owaloko of Iloko-Ijesha on Monday, the Lisa of Iloko-Ijesa, High Chief Olusola […]