Tag: Tragedy

Farooq A. Kperogi: Why Abba Kyari’s Death Was 2020’s Most Momentous Moment

The year 2020 was a year of incalculable disasters for the whole world, but it was even more disastrous for Nigeria because it was the year all pretenses to governance ceased with the death of Abba Kyari, Buhari’s Chief of Staff who functioned as the actual president of Nigeria. In[Read More…]

100 Die, 60 Cars Burnt In Anambra Gas Plant Explosion – Eyewitness Accounts

No fewer than 100 persons on Thursday died in the gas plant explosion in Nnewi, Nnewi Local Government Area of Anambra State. According to residents of Nnewi, several buildings, over 60 vehicles and more than 50 motorcycles were burnt beyond recognition in the disaster, where more than 20 other people[Read More…]

Tragedy As Lagos Family Loses 3 Children To Inferno

Three children of the same parents on Saturday night died in an inferno that destroyed their three-room-self-contain apartment in Egbeda-Akowonjo area of Lagos State. The incident caused by a candle-lit occurred around 10 p.m., at No 20, Fakoya St, . Vulcaniser Bus Stop, Egbeda Akowonjo. It left the three kids,[Read More…]

Ship Sinks With 450 Passengers Onboard In China

A passenger ship carrying more than 450 people sank overnight in the Yangtze River during a cyclone in southern China on Tuesday. Twelve people have been rescued so far, but strong winds and rain were hampering rescue efforts, gathered AFP. The boat was heading to Chongqing from Nanjing when it[Read More…]

Libyan Boat Mishap: 28 Rescued And 28 Bodies Recovered, Out Of Initial 700 Feared Dead

By Chris Nomjov Twenty eight persons have been rescued, while twenty eight bodies have been reportedly found, out of the 700 feared dead as a fishing boat off the Libyan coast, capsized; reportedly carrying migrants trying to escape to Europe; drowning them in the Mediterranean, on Sunday. The UN’s refugee[Read More…]

“You Will Suffer For It” TB Joshua Curses Critics, Claims Predicting Building Collapse

Pastor Temitope Joshua, has claimed that he saw a vision of the incident that killed at least 115 persons in the guesthouse of his Synagogue Church of All Nations. The victims, mainly South Africans, died when a six-storey guesthouse belonging to the church caved in on September 12. Joshua claimed,[Read More…]

Pius Adesanmi: I Have Your Type At Home; Your Own Too Much Sef

Just before exhaustion and a bad bout of malaria put yours truly and this column out of business about six weeks ago, I returned to Accra from Pretoria and decided to touch base by phone with a close friend of mine in Nigeria. I meant it to be the usual[Read More…]

Henry Okelue: Calamity At 35,000 Feet

Not many know me as a writer of fiction, but the shooting down of Malaysian Airline flight MH 17 woke that side of me from slumber. From the stories and facts that have been filtering in, what happened up there was sheer calamity. Bodies dropping through the sky from 33,000[Read More…]

South Korean PM Resigns Over Ferry Tragedy

South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won has offered his resignation amid criticism of the government’s handling of the sinking of a passenger ferry. In a statement, a sombre Mr Chung said the “cries of the families of those missing still keep me up at night”. The Sewol ferry with 476[Read More…]

House Of Representatives To Probe Stampede At Immigration Recruitment Centers

NAN The House of Representatives has mandated its committees to conduct a public hearing to determine the causes of death of some Nigerians on Saturday at recruitment centres of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS). The committees are also to invite all relevant stakeholders to find out the remote and immediate[Read More…]