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Pictures of Victims: DANA forced Ill-fated plane to fly – Staff alleges – Click to see picture of beautiful air hostess among the victims

By Hugo Odiogor AND LAWANi MIKAIRU LAGOS — An official of Dana Airline, yesterday, made a startling revelation on the circumstances surrounding Sunday’s crash of the airline’s Lagos-bound plane in Iju-Ishaga, Lagos, saying the management of the airline knew the ill-fated aircraft was faulty before take-off but still went ahead to fly it. This was […]

Buhari, CPC blame disaster on corruption

FORMER Head of State and presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), yesterday expressed shock over the Sunday’s DANA air crash. Undoubtedly, Buhari said the corruption in the aviation sector is seen in the fact that: “two former Ministers of Aviation are undergoing prosecution for corruption. “This pervasive corruption […]

Pictures: 25-year-old bags PhD in Babcock

June 5, 2012 by SEGUN OLUGBILE Oladeinbo Gilbert | credits: Segun Olugbile The 10th convocation of Babcock University, Ilisan-Remo, Ogun State and the inauguration of the institution’s Medical School came to a glorious end on Sunday with a 25-year-old lady and a 20 year-old man setting academic records in the institution, SEGUN OLUGBILE reports They […]

Crash: 137 bodies recovered

June 5, 2012 by Sesan Olufowobi, Sam Awoyinfa and Maureen Azuh 4 Comments ONE hundred and thirty seven bodies have so far been recovered from the site of the crashed Dana Boeing MD-83 plane at Iju-Ishaga, Lagos, officials of the agency supervising the search operation announced on Monday. The Abuja-Lagos Flight Number 5N-RAM, operated by […]

Soldiers killed eight churchgoers after Bauchi bombing – CAN

   THE  Bauchi State chapter of the Christian Association has accused soldiers of killing worshippers after a suicide bombers attacked the Living Faith Church and Harvest Field Church on Sunday. CAN also disputed the casualty figure given by the police in last Sunday’s suicide bombing that occurred at Living Faith and Harvest field churches in […]

Crash major setback for aviation industry – Jonathan

By Daniel Eteghe LAGOS — President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, said the Dana air plane crash was a major setback for the aviation industry at a time when the industry was undergoing a massive transformation to meet up with the global aviation standard. Speaking at the scene of the plane crash in Iju area of Lagos […]

Angry reactions in Imo over Dana air crash

By CHIDI NKWOPARA OWERRI—Angry reactions have started trailing Sunday’s Dana Air plane crash that claimed over 170 lives, as Governor Rochas Okorocha appealed to Nigerians to pray for the repose of their souls. Imo people were particularly irked that a number of their prominent sons and daughters, including the immediate past Vice Chancellor of Federal […]

Aircraft was still operational – Dana Air

BY LAWANI MIKAIRU & DANIEL ETEGHE LAGOS — Dana Airline, yesterday, explained that their aircraft, the McDonnell Douglas (MD83) aircraft with registration number 5N-RAM, despite being 22 years old was still serviceable and operational. Speaking in Lagos, Director of Flight Operations, Captain Oscar Wilson; Director of Ground Operations, Amos Olajide and Communication Manager, Tony Usidamen […]

Dana: Rescuers used pure water to douse plane’s fire

LAGOS – Residents of Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos State, where the ill-fated DANA aircraft crashed, yesterday, blamed the deaths of passengers in the crash on poor and delayed rescue operation, noting that the people resorted to using sachets of pure water to put out the fire before the plane exploded. Speaking with Vanguard, some of the […]

Cleric calls for ban of airline

BY PETER OKUTU ABAKALIKI –  FORMER Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Ebonyi State chapter, Rt. Rev Godfrey Agupusi yesterday called on President Goodluck Jonathan to ban Dana Air lines which one of its aircrafts crashed on Sunday killing 170 Nigerians. Speaking with Vanguard, the bishop described the crash painful and condoled with the […]

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