LAGOS

  • Nigeria: Plane with 20 on board crashlands in Lagos, 8 dead October 3, 2013

    Lagos: A small chartered passenger plane with 20 people on board crashed shortly after takeoff at Lagos airport's domestic terminal on Thursday and at least eight people were killed, authorities said. Aviation Ministry spokesman Joe Obi said there were some survivors from the Associated Airlines plane, which was flying from Nigeria's...
  • Nigerian arrested in Delhi with cocaine worth Rs 2 crore September 2, 2013

    A Nigerian national was arrested in New Delhi with 190 gm cocaine valued at Rs.2 crore in the international market, police said on Monday. Abdul Raheem Kamalideen Kehine, from Lagos in Nigeria, was arrested Sunday from west Delhi's Dwarka where he went to deliver a consignment of 190 gm cocaine to...
  • Celta oust Almeria from Copa to meet Madrid November 30, 2012

    Barcelona: Enrique de Lucas scored in extra time as Celta Vigo came from behind in dramatic fashion to oust secondtier club Almeria 30 from the Copa del Rey on Thursday after Roberto Lago had netted in the dying moments to extend the match. Celta will face 2011 cup winner...
  • Nigeria: Pirates hijack ship with Indians aboard September 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker with 22 Indian sailors on board in the waters near Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos, the navy and a security company said on Wednesday. The vessel, called the Abu Dhabi Star, was seized on Tuesday night, around 14 nautical miles from the entrance...
  • Nigeria plane crash: 2 Indians among those dead June 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Two Indians were among the 193 victims of Sunday's plane crash in Nigeria. One was the copilot, Mahendra Singh Rathore, and the other was Kerala engineer Rijo Eldos. The families are hoping to get the bodies soon, though rescue workers have been able to find just about 130...
  • Nigerian airplane crash: All 153 on board dead June 4, 2012

    Lagos: A commercial airliner crashed into a densely populated neighbourhood in Nigeria's largest city on Sunday, killing all 153 people on board and others on the ground in the worst air disaster in nearly two decades for the troubled nation. The cause of the Dana Air crash remained unknown on Sunday...
  • Nigeria: 153 feared dead in passenger plane crash June 3, 2012

    Abuja: At least 153 people are feared to have died when a passenger plane carrying them crashed into a building in a residential area of Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos on Sunday. The aircraft belonging to Dana air caught fire immediately sending billows of thick black smoke into the air at the...
  • 67 dead in northeast Nigeria attacks: Officials November 5, 2011

    Lagos: At least 67 people died in a wave of bombings and shootings carried out in northeast Nigeria overnight, officials said on Saturday, as frightened mourners left their homes to begin burying their dead. A radical Muslim sect known locally as Boko Haram claimed responsibility on Saturday for the attacks, which...
  • Munnabhai can wait as Hirani plans a 'serious take' November 5, 2007

    Mumbai: Though overwhelmed by the response his Lage Raho Munnabhai continues to get, director Raj Kumar Hirani has decided to steer clear of the Munnabhai series at least for now. His next will be a 'serious take' on the education system. The film, which he starts next year, is...
  • 200 dead in Lagos pipeline explosion December 26, 2006

    Lagos (Nigeria): Hundreds have died and many more have been critically injured when a pipeline carrying petroleum products exploded on Tuesday in Nigeria's largest city, Lagos. The pipeline exploded after it was broken open by thieves, the Red Cross said. "Hundreds of people had gone to scoop fuel from the pipeline...