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Llyods of London, Dana’s insurer to pay adequate compensations

Ikeja – Llyods of London, the group insurer of Dana Airlines, said that it would pay adequate compensations to the families of the victims of last Sunday’s air crash at Iju-Ishaga, a Lagos suburb. The Dana plane crash resulted in the death of 153 passengers on board and six others on ground, while property, running […]

Jonathan forwards bills on renaming of UNILAG, others to Senate

Abuja –  President Goodluck Jonathan has forwarded bills to the Senate to change the names of three federal universities. They are University of Lagos, to be renamed Moshood Abiola University, Lagos, Federal University of Technology Yola to be changed to Modibbo Adama University of Technology,Yola and Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike to be named after […]

Opinion: Mr. President, we can lessen crashes through healthy regulation

June 6, 2012 by John Egbeazien Oshodi  On an emotional note, President Goodluck Jonathan’s assertion in Lagos on Monday that there will not be a recurrence of the air disaster is understandable and is well taken but it is, evidently, a fantasy at best. The Dana Airline’s McDonnell Douglas MD-83 which killed more than 153 […]

One arrested as OPC, Hausa clash in Lagos

June 6, 2012 by Eniola Akinkuotu 14 Comments There was pandemonium in the Mushin area of Lagos on Monday evening as men suspected to be members of the Odua Peoples’ Congress and some Hausa youths in the area clashed. PUNCH Metro learnt that although no one was killed, many sustained varying degrees of injuries while […]

Redeemed Christian Church of God pastor/medical doctor among victims of Dana plane crash

June 6, 2012  by Adelani Adepegba and Kunle Falayi   The Gwarimpa home of Dr. Abiodun Jonathan has been receiving sympathisers trooping in to commiserate with his wife, Funmi, over the death of her husband in the Dana plane crash on Sunday. Until his death,   Jonathan, a pediatrician, served as an assistant pastor with a […]

Court strikes out suit against Ribadu committee, others

A Federal High Court, Lagos has cleared a legal hurdle that could impede the operations of the committees set up by the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, to carry out some reforms in the petroleum industry. One of the committees is the Petroleum Revenue Task Force, headed by a former Chairman, Economic and […]

World Cup Qualifier: Eagles leave for Malawi on Thursday

The Super Eagles will fly out to Malawi on Thursday aboard a chartered flight for Saturday’s 2014 World Cup qualifier against the Flames. It will be the second group match for both teams after Malawi drew goalless with Kenya and Nigeria defeated Namibia 1-0 on Sunday. The Nigeria Football Federation said on Tuesday that the […]

Witness in Daniel’s trial alleges threat to life

June 6, 2012  by Segun Olatunji, Abeokuta 6 Comments The resumption of the trial of former Ogun State Governor Gbenga Daniel by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday was stalled by the failure of the leading prosecuting witness, Babatunde Adeluola, to appear in court. Daniel is facing 38 counts of corruption, stealing, illegal […]

Senate demands release of Nigeria’s air crashes reports

The Senate has ordered the Ministry of Aviation to release previous reports of the investigations into air disasters in the country even as it commenced a joint probe with the House of Representatives of the crash of the Dana plane crash in Lagos on Sunday. While considering a motion brought by Senator Hope Uzodinma and […]

Reps direct airworthiness checks on aircraft

House of Representatives on Tuesday directed that immediate air-worthiness checks must be conducted on all aircraft flying domestic routes in the country. It also asked the Committee on Aviation of the National Assembly to investigate the remote and immediate causes of Sunday’s plane crash in Lagos. The resolution followed a motion on urgent national importance […]

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