Showing posts with label river. Show all posts
Showing posts with label river. Show all posts

Saturday, March 22, 2014

A Woman Claims She Saw Missing Malaysian Plane Sinking

An eagle-eyed passenger on a flight across the Indian Ocean may have seen the missing Malaysian airplane sinking into the sea the day it vanished - but nobody took her seriously, she said.
Raja Dalelah Raja Latife, 53, was flying from Saudi Arabia to Malaysia near the Andaman Islands on March 8, when she spotted what she believes was flight MH370 below(after the break). 
"It looked like an airplane . . . I took a closer look and was shocked to see what looked like the tail and wing of an aircraft on the water," she told the Malaysia's Star Online. "I had seen several shipping liners and islands from my window earlier. Then, I saw the silvery object."..

Monday, November 11, 2013

10 People lost their lives , Nursing Mom Survives As commuter Bus Plunges Into River In Bayelsa

A road mishap in Bayelsa State has led to the deaths of no less than 10 persons after a commuter bus plunged into a river around the Kolokuma-Opokuma Local Government Area of the state.

According to reports, the bus plunged into the Okoso river along the Kaiama-Sampou stretch of the East-West road at around 8.30pm on Saturday.

Monday, September 30, 2013

INFIDELITY: Husband flings His Wife, 4-Month-Old Daughter Into River Sindh

A man threw his wife and four-month-old daughter into the Sindh River off a bridge in Bhind district. The woman miraculously survived the 200-feet fall but, the infant has not been traced yet.
The man committed the crime in a drunken state after a quarrel with his wife. The woman had been ostracised by her family and in-laws on suspicion of infidelity. 

The woman's husband works in a private company in Delhi and she had earlier gone to the city to look for him, but was unable to locate her his house and wandered around in the capital for four days. This led him to suspect her.
Continue after the break.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

A Vessel Carrying 150 Guests Capsize In River Niger! No One Has Been Found Alive Yet

No fewer than 42 people were yesterday drowned in a boat mishap on River Niger close to Malilli village in Borgu Local Government Area of Niger when traders were returning from Malilli Village to Tunga Illo village, after the day’s market.

Continue after the break.

Monday, September 16, 2013

TRAGIC: Two Girls Die While Swimming In Enugu River

Two girls lost their lives while swimming in the Asata River along Bisalla Road in Enugu metropolis, Enugu State, on Saturday evening.
While the corpse of one of the victims, Chidera Nwekwe, was recovered hours after the incident, the body of the other victim had not been located as of Sunday afternoon. Her identity remained a mystery.
Continue after the break.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

#GoodPeopleThings: Africa’s youngest billionaire to invest in Cross River

Given the conducive business environment put in place by the Cross River State Government, Africa’s youngest billionaire, Ashish J. Thakkar has made known his intention to invest in Calabar.
Thakkar, who is president, Mara Group stated this while delivering a key note address at the 2013 edition of the Africa CEO Roundtable and Conference on Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility (AR-CSR) at Tinapa Business and Leisure Resort, Calabar.
According to the Ugandan, the decision to establish his presence in Calabar was based on what he has seen and heard of Cross River, which remains a veritable place to invest.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Cross River Governor Liyel Imoke returns to Nigeria after 61 Days

After three months away from Nigeria to receive treatment for a supposedly minor health concern in the US, governor of Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke is back in the country. He came into the country around 6:50 this evening via a British Airways flight. He will resume office next week!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Police rescue drowning sèx doll from river

Police in Shandong Province, China, received calls that were reporting that a woman's body is floating in the nearby river.  A team 18 of police officers, medical workers and firefighters rushed to the scene as the drama unfolded.

They worked frantically for almost an hour to rescue what they thought was a woman drowning, the news media reported.  Hundreds of people had gathered to watch the heroic rescue.
Police stopped traffic so that the ambulance can rush the woman to the hospital as soon as she is rescued. 

But when officers finally managed to bring the drowning woman to shore, they were shocked and disappointed to discover it was an inflatable sex doll.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ezu River: Corpses To Be Exhumed Again

The 25 unidentified corpse which were found floating on Ezu river in Awka, Anambra State, may again be exhumed for the second time, following revelations that the police did not give approval for their burial.
Apart from the non-approval by the police, the corpses were hurriedly buried at the bank of the river which is the only source of water for the community.
These were the feelers from the Senate Committee on Police Affairs and Security and Intelligence which visited Ezu river in Amansea, Awka north local government area of the state yesterday.The committees discovered that the corpses were not properly buried and that they could be washed back into the river any time it overflows its bank.

Sick Cross River State Governor Liyel Imoke may return next weekend

Cross River State Governor Liyel Imoke, who embarked on a foreign trip months ago, is now hale and hearty and may return to the country this weekend. Acting Governor, Effiok Cobang said this yesterday in Calabar at a town hall meeting which marked the end of the National Good Governance Tour in Cross River State.  There have been speculations on whether Imoke’s long absence meant his health had further deteriorated and if he was returning to Nigeria anytime soon.

Friday, February 8, 2013

MASSOB claims the bodies found floating the Ezu river were those of their detained members killed by police

The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) released a press statement yesterday claiming that some of bodies found floating in the Ezu River at Amansea community, Awka North LGA of Anambra State on Saturday 19th of January (read the story HERE), were those of their members who were in police custody.

According to MASSOB Director of Information, Comrade Uchenna Madu, their members killed and dumped in the river were; Basil Ogbu, Michael Ogwa, Sunday Omogo, Philip Nwankpa, Eze Ndubisi, Ebuka Eze, Obinna Ofor, Joseph Udoh, and Uchechukwu Ejiofor.

Read part of the statement after the Break...

Thursday, January 17, 2013

2 Persons, 11 Cows Die As Truck Plunges Into River

Two persons and 11 cows died in the wee hours of yesterday, when a truck plunged into a river at Abaji town, along Abuja-Lokoja road.
A witness said the incident happened at about 3:15 am. He said a Marcopolo luxury brand bus with registration number XB 125 KPU overtook a vehicle on the bridge top and collided with an oncoming truck that was loaded with cows. "The truck’s head pulled off and entered into the river with the driver and a passenger trapped to death," he said.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

N’Assembly should stop funds for 511 LGs — Igini

Hon. Speaker, House of Representative, Aminu Tambuwal

Hon. Speaker, House of Representative, Aminu Tambuwal
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The Cross River State Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mr. Mike Igini, has urged the National Assembly to stop the monthly allocations to 511 local government areas across the country that are being run by caretaker committees.

Igini, who stated this in an interview with our correspondent in Calabar on Friday, said it was against the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the affairs of LGAs to be managed by unelected officials.

He lamented that the widespread use of caretaker committees by governors to run the affairs of LGAs was a movement away from democracy, saying it is for that reason that majority of the LGAs had remained unaccountable to the people.

Igini said if the National Assembly could take the step of suspending the allocations to LGAs run by caretaker committees, there was the likelihood of the grass roots being back on the track of democracy.

He said, “Nigeria is under partial democracy. We have three tiers of governance; the federal, the state and the local government tiers, but evidently, the LGs have been turned into vassals of the states held in thrall by party and executive structures that have confiscated the local government tier and strangulated development at the point where it is nearest to Nigerians.

“Of the 36 states and the FCT, only 13 have elected local governments, namely, Lagos, Akwa Ibom, Enugu, Sokoto, Cross River, Ebonyi, Kwara, Taraba, Jigawa, Ogun, Niger and Zamfara,other states are therefore in breach of section seven of the constitution; an impeachable offence with the implication that a whole 511 LGAs where Nigerians are domiciled do not experience democracy at the moment because it is only 263 LGAs out of 774 that have elected councils.

“The setting up of caretaker committees is a movement away from democracy and this has resulted in the failure of that tier of government. Accountability in all its facets must start from the LGAs. The National Assembly should ensure that there are no allocations to those LGAs in order to reverse the trend.”

The REC said there was an urgent need to review state electoral laws and electoral management at local government levels to reflect the aspiration of voters at the grass roots.

For instance, he said governors should not be the determinants of what the budget the state independent electoral commissions should be.

According to him, this urgent and crucial governance deficit justifies the need to tackle it to a logical conclusion.

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Friday, September 28, 2012

FRSC reopens Lokoja-Abuja Road

The Federal Road Safety Commission on Friday reopened the Lokoja-Abuja highway, six days after temporarily closing it to traffic due to flooding from the nearby River Niger.

The Federal Government had ordered the road reopened by Friday (today) after the Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen, gave the assurance that access was being restored by some construction firms.

FRSC said in a statement by Corps Education Officer, Jonas Agwu, that road users were expected to be orderly.

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