Nigeria’s Former Information Minister Dora Akunyili is Dead

Late Dora Akuyili

Nigeria’s former Information minister and former Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Professor Dora Akunyili, is dead. She died Saturday morning at the age of 59 in an Indian hospital of an undisclosed ailment A close family source confirmed Mrs. Akunyili’s death to news men this morning. Her family is expected to make an official announcement...+

Algeria Plane Crash, Lone Survivor Found as 102 Feared Dead

A military aircraft carrying 103 people crashed in Algeria’s mountainous northeast Tuesday, with a sole survivor found from one of the country’s deadliest air disasters, security and emergency officials said. The C-130 Hercules aircraft, which crashed in the Oum El Bouaghi region, was carrying 99 passengers — soldiers and their families — as well as...+

Breaking News: Taraba State Speaker dies After Brief Illness.

The Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly, Mr. Haruna Tsokwa, is dead. He was said to have passed on in the early hours of Monday at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo. Tsokwa, 47, took over as the Speaker after the former speaker, Mr. Isa Ajiya, was impeached. The speaker, a known loyalist of Taraba acting Governor, Umar...+

Adegbite, Former Wema Bank MD Laid to Rest

  The remains of the former Managing Director of Wema Bank Limited, Chief Samuel Igbayiola Adegbite has been committed to mother earth today at the St Peters church Aremo Ibadan. The ceremony was attended by many important dignitaries including the Oyo state Governor Senator Abiola Ajimobi, his Wife Mrs Florence Ajimobi, and former Governor of...+

100 Missing As Boat Sinks In Nigeria

A BOAT that capsized off southern Nigeria fed days ago was estimated to have been carrying up to 128 passengers with only two of them surviving says the emergency officials on the rescue operation “One hundred twenty-eight people were suspected to be aboard the boat, but only nine bodies have been recovered, while there were...+