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Nigeria: Gunmen kill 27, injure 8 in Zamfara

No fewer than 27 people, including a policeman, are feared dead while eight others got injured during a reprisal attack by gunmen who had unleashed mayhem in Dangulbi town, a district of Dansadau Emirate in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Monday. The reprisal attack on the area followed the killing of some gunmen […]

UNICEF lists pneumonia, diarrhea as top killers of children worldwide

A NEW report from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has identified pneumonia and diarrhea as the two primary killers of children under the age of five. The new UNICEF report titled: “Pneumonia and diarrhea: tackling the deadliest diseases for the world’s poorest children” identified a tremendous opportunity to narrow the child survival gap both […]

The Dana Air disaster

THE fatal crash of a Dana Air plane in the suburb of Lagos, eight days ago, is one disaster too many. It is pathetic for its gruesomeness; and for throwing the entire country into mourning. As it were, the tragedy has added to Nigeria’s unenviable air safety record, making it imperative for the authorities to […]

A long wait for the National Health Bill

With the 2015 Millenium Development Goal (MDG) around the corner, stakeholders are earnestly calling for the president to assent the national health bill, which has been fraught with a lot of controversies SIGNING the country’s National Health Bill (NHB) into law has become an exercise trailed with so many controversies, especially within the populace. Mixed […]

We were forced to fly the faulty plane – Dana official …Pilot alerted airport 7 miles before crash

An official of Dana Airlines who does not want to be named has just confirmed to Channels Television that the ill-fated Dana Air flight 0992, MC Donnell Douglas (MD 83) was faulty shortly after it left Lagos and stopped over in Calabar. Also, the Special Adviser, Technical to Minister of Aviation, Mr. Victor Oche Elias, […]

Dana aircraft: Eyewitnesses report one survivor

Eyewitnesses have told Daily Trust that a young girl was pulled out of the wreckage of the Dana aircraft that crashed in Lagos alive. A commercial aircraft belonging to Dana Air heading to Abuja on a local flight crashed in a densely populated residential area in the Iju/Shaga area of Lagos less than five minutes […]

How the plane crashed –Witnesses

A witness yesterday said before the DANA airplane nosedived and crashed, it hovered in the sky for several minutes. It eventually crash-landed at about 3: 45pm. Daily Trust observed that the intensity with which the airplane nosedived left noticeable scars on a two storey buildings, an uncompleted storey building, Cherubim and Seraphim Church and a […]

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