Boat mishap: NIWA to deregister indicted operators

The Lagos Area Office of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) warned boat operators on Sunday that it would henceforth, deregister and withdraw operational licenses of indicted operators. The warning follows what NIWA described as the disturbing and worrisome boat accidents on Lagos Waterways in recent times. The Lagos Area Manager of NIWA, Mrs. Sarat…

Lagos boat mishap, 10 dead, 4 others missing

Ten people were killed, five rescued and four others went missing when a passenger boat capsized in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos, a government agency said on Saturday. The boat was heading to Badagry from the Kirikiri area of the city late Wednesday when it sank in heavy currents, the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) said…

How 26 children drowned in River Benue  

Life not fair to us — Mother of triplets killed in boat mishap By Peter Duru – Makurdi Like a dark cloud, pains and sorrow hung over MOPOL 13Barracks Adeke village in Makurdi last Sunday after news filtered into the area that 26 children and wards of Mobile Police personnel who resided in barracks had…

Two dead, two missing in Lagos boat mishap

By Bose Adelaja Two persons were confirmed dead while two others were missing after a 14-passenger boat reportedly capsized in Lagos. The incident occurred at about 8 pm shortly after the boat left Ebute-Ero for Ikorodu against the state government’s directive that no boat should embark on a night journey. The boat was said to…