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Nigerian rescuers find dozens of bodies after boat tragedy

Nigerian rescuers find dozens of bodies after boat tragedy

Nigerian rescue workers pulled more than three dozen bodies from the water on Thursday after an overcrowded riverboat sank leaving more than 150 people missing and feared drowned. Survivors and officials said only 20 people were rescued on Wednesday when [...]

May 28, 2021 Incidents
High death rates in March associated with hot weather

High death rates in March associated with hot weather

Unconfirmed reports suggest that more people, especially the elderly, die in March, from complications of non-communicable diseases such as heart attack and stroke, than any other month of the year. Previous studies had shown that extreme heat and poor air [...]

May 28, 2021 Health issues
Buhari appoints new Chief of Army Staff

Buhari appoints new Chief of Army Staff

President Muhammad Buhari has appointed Farouk Yahaya, a major general, as the new chief of army staff. This was contained in a statement by the acting Director of Defence Information, Onyema Nwachukwu. Mr Yahaya replaces Ibrahim Attahiru, a lieutenant general, who [...]

May 28, 2021 Government and politics
Vigilante Arrested For Killing US-based Nigerian In Abia

Vigilante Arrested For Killing US-based Nigerian In Abia

The Rivers State Police Command has arrested and paraded Okorie Chukwuma, a member of vigilante group in Abia State who allegedly killed his boss, Eyinaya Ogbonna. It was learnt that the deceased was a US-based Nigerian, who came to build [...]

May 28, 2021 Crime
LASG Declares For Safety Measures

LASG Seals Chinese Firm Declares For Safety Measures

The Lagos State Government has affirmed commitment to safety of lives and property of its citizens. This assertion was made by the Director General, Safety Commission, Mr Lanre Mojola while sealing Mingy Trading Company Limited, located at No 11, Ila [...]

May 28, 2021 Human rights