• NYSC member drowns in boat mishap

    NYSC member drowns in boat mishap

    A National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, member is believed to have drowned in a boat accident on Thursday in Okpotuwari Community, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa.

    Sources in the community told the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday that the corps member, who hailed from Anambra drowned when the canoe he boarded capsized.

    Tontiemote Yeiyei, a resident, said the deceased, who was serving at Okpotuwari Community, had gone to Ondewari with two of his friends across the Osiana creek by […]

  • Boat Carrying 600 Migrants Capsize, 29 Dies

    Boat Carrying 600 Migrants Capsize, 29 Dies

    A boat carrying around 600 people has capsized off Egypt’s coast, killing at least 29, officials said today, in the latest disaster to befall migrants attempting to cross to Europe.

    The boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Burg Rashid, a village in the northern Beheira province.

    Of the 29 bodies found so far, 18 were men, 10 were women and one was a child, local officials said.

    “Initial information indicates that the boat sank because it was carrying more people than its […]

  • Boat accident victims not World Bank officials – Ekiti government

    Boat accident victims not World Bank officials – Ekiti government

    The Ekiti State Government says the four persons who died during the week after their boat capsized at Egbe Dam in Gbonyin Local Government Area of the state were neither World Bank officials nor workers of the state government.

    It had been reported earlier that four World Bank consultants drowned in Egbe River on Tuesday night.

    The victims were said to have come from the Development Dams and Irrigation Schemes, Kaduna State, and had died when the boat carrying seven of them […]

  • Gunmen kill police sergeant, rob boat passengers in Lagos

    Gunmen kill police sergeant, rob boat passengers in Lagos

    A police sergeant, Yusuf Hadi, has been ambushed and shot dead by suspected militants while in a boat on Ishuti River in the Egan area of Igando, Lagos State.

    It was learnt that the gunmen, who were in another boat, attacked Hadi, who was attached to the Police Mobile Force 43, two female passengers, and the boat operator around the Agbara Bridge, towards Totowu community in Ogun State.

    PIt was gathered that the incident occurred at about 3pm on Monday, and was […]