Tag Archive | Lagos

HURRICANE SANDY: Ocean surge may hit Lagos in 7 days – LASG


LAGOS – FOLLOWING the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, currently ravaging some parts of the United States of America, the Lagos State Government, yesterday alerted residents of a possible ripple effect of the hurricane such as ocean surge on the state’s coastal areas within the next seven days. The alert was given by the state […]

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 […]

159 killed in Lagos plane crash: *153 passengers, 6 crew on board


A DANA aircraft, carrying 153 passengers and six crew members on board crash-landed in Iju, Agege, on the outskirts of Lagos yesterday. The aircraft, with registration number 5N-RAM, which left Abuja en-route Lagos, was reported to have crashed around 3:45p.m. No survivors were reported. Reports said the crew of the aircraft declared May Day, an […]

Ignorance, disbelief, as Lagos issues flood alert


By Abimbola Adelakun In The Bible, when Noah told his neighbours it was going to rain and they had better prepare to get into the ark and join him, they laughed in his face. A modern day replay of Noah’s experience might be gradually playing out in some Lagos communities, where residents are scorning the […]

NEMA: 2011 rain forecast bad for Nigeria’s socio-economy


By Abdulkadir Badsha Mukhtar The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said this year’s rain forecast points to negative impacts on the agricultural, infrastructural, hydrological and health sectors of Nigeria with attendant socio-economic consequences. NEMA Director General, Muhammad Sani-Sidi, made the revelation at a stakeholders’ consultative meeting on challenges of 2011 flood prevention, mitigation and […]

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