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Dana Air Crash: 11 Families Get Full Compensation

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Eleven families of the victims of the June 3, 2012 Dana air crash in Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos have received full compensation, the airline management has said.
160_deaths_dana_air_plane_crash_blamed_on_human_errorTony Usidiamen, the airline’s spokesman, disclosed this on Monday in Lagos at a news conference to commemorate one year of the crash. According to Mr. Usidiamen, the 11 families have received full compensation of $100,000 (N15 million) each while 95 others received an initial $30,000 (N4.5 million) each.

He said they all received the compensation as at May 25. A total of 153 passengers, including crew members, and six residents of the area died in the crash. Property worth millions of naira were destroyed. Mr. Usidiamen, flanked by Sam Ogbogoro, the Media Relations Officer of the airline, and Obialor Mbanuzor, the Head of its Commercial Services Unit, said compensation would be paid to all victims provided they had valid document to back up their claims.

He added that the families of 20 other victims had submitted their letters of administration from the Probate Registry of Lagos State High Court. “The letters will be verified by the airline’s insurance firm, the Lyodds Insurance Company of London, for payment.

“However, eight families did not submit any claim in respect of their lost family members; they may file their claims later,” he said. He expressed appreciations to Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State who waived the 10 per cent that should have been paid to the state for damages.

On those who lost properties to the crash, Mr. Usidiamen said they had been paid the initial $30,000 by Prestige Insurance. According to him, the claims submitted by them have been sent to estate valuers for evaluation. “Their claims are being evaluated because the law did not stipulate what should be paid to those who lost their properties on ground,” he said.

Mr. Usidiamen added that there were plans to unveil a cenotaph at the site of the crash on June 3. According to him, other activities for the commemoration include a Jumat service at the Lagos State secretariat mosque on May 31 and a mass at St Leo’s Catholic Church on June 2. “There will also be a memorial procession from the Murtala Muhammed Airport Domestic Terminal 2 to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority Annex on June 3,” he said. Mr. Mbanuzor said 65 families of the victims had gone to court over the claims, adding that compensation would be paid to them after judgment on the matter.

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After 3 Years Of Marriage, Amaka finally ‘disappoints her husband’ by cheating on him

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After 3 Years Of Marriage, Amaka disappoints her husband by cheating on him

A Nigerian married woman, Amaka has finally disappointed her husband, Pedro Akindele by cheating on him after three years of marriage.

Heartbroken Mr Akindele took to social media to recount his bad experience, saying that Amaka has killed him by having another relationship outside wedlock.

According to Pedro, he has been living peacefully with Amaka for three years, and that he has good expectation about her until when he discovered something in her phone which left him devastated.

Pedro further shared a leaked chat between his wife and another man whom she is having another affair with. The last straw that broke the camel’s back was finding out that the only child Pedro and his wife have is for this same man that she is cheating with.

Read his tweets below;

 

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‘Igbos enjoyed brief sunshine in Nigeria after independence’ – Orji Uzor Kalu

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'Igbos enjoyed brief sunshine in Nigeria after independence' – Orji Uzor Kalu

Former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, has revealed that Igbos in Nigeria only enjoyed little sunshine after Nigeria’s amalgamation and independence.

In excerpts from his newly released autobiography ‘My Life, traced the “plight of the Igbos” to the early 19th century when the British first explored the Lower Niger, Kalu added that Igbos did not have a say in the 1914 amalgamation.

Orji Uzor who stated that the Igbos did not have a say as to whether they desired to be a part of such contraption or not, affirmed that they enjoyed brief sunshine in Nigeria in the decade before and a few years after independence.

He said in the book;

“In January 1914, Lord Fredrick Lugard completed the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates into Colonial Nigeria and became its first Governor-General.

“The Igbos did not have a say as to whether they desired to be a part of such a contraption or not. However, the clouds lifted so briefly and the Igbo enjoyed brief sunshine in Nigeria in the decade before and a few years after independence.

“Having embraced Christianity and western education with enthusiasm, they quickly rose to hold sway in the federal civil service, military, academia, commerce and industry.

“The ‘Jews’ of West Africa were on the march, toiling, sweating and swinging upwards, to the envy and hatred of their compatriots.”

The Senate Chief Whip also alleged that he chose to honor the Igbos over money during the administration of Olusegun Obasanjo, who according to him placed “a great strain” on the country’s unity with an alleged lack of democratic character.

Orji Uzor added;

“I am not in politics because I want to make money from it. If that was the case, I would have remained with President (Olusegun) Obasanjo throughout our time in office because he controlled all the money.

“But I needed honour for my people. He refused to honour and respect my people; he failed to give them a sense of belonging. He carried on as if he was still at war with the Igbo nation, hence we disagreed.”

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Cyprus-bound student with 13.55kg of Cannabis nabbed by NDLEA

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An intending student attempting to smuggle 13.55 kilogrammes of cannabis to Cyprus has been nabbed by men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

The suspect, Sunday Odi, 23,  was nabbed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by the Special Area Command.

The suspected drug trafficker was intercepted at the departure hall of the airport, while attempting to board a Turkish airline to Northern Cyprus en-route Istanbul, Turkey.

During a search of his luggage, some dried weeds which tested positive for Cannabis sativa weighing 13.55 kilograms were found concealed in dried hibiscus flower and stuffed in empty bottle water. The drugs were wrapped in little quantities in the bottles which were cut apart for the wraps to enter and sealed back with a brand label Wonder Bitter Root. The bottles were submerged in the bags with food condiments and provisions

It was further learnt that the indigene of Ezza South Local Government Area, Ebonyi State was offered admission to read Tourism and Hotel Management at the Near East University, Cyprus.

NDLEA’s Head of Public Affairs, Mr Jonah Achema who confirmed the arrest of the suspect said;

“During a search of his luggage, some dried weeds which tested positive for Cannabis Sativa weighing 13.55 kg were found concealed in dried hibiscus flowers and stuffed in empty water bottles.

“The drugs were wrapped in little quantities in the bottles which were cut apart for the wraps to enter and sealed back with a brand label ‘Wonder Bitter Root’.

“The bottles were submerged in the bags with food condiments and provisions.”

 

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