DISASTER

IRAN: EARTHQUAKE STRIKES AGAIN_Ada Nkong

Another earthquake, measuring 5.1 magnitude, struck the same region less than two weeks ago. In a dramatic day for Iran, the two quakes happened just hours after the country fired a number of missiles at two Iraqi bases housing US troops, in retaliation for the US’ killing of a top Iranian general last week. In the wake of Qasem Soleimani’s killing last week, Iran said it was ending its commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Opened in August 2010, []

IRAN BOEING 737 CRASH: NATIONALS IDENTIFIED_Ehiabhi Femi

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko has announced the nationals of all passengers aboard the fated flight in Iran on Wednesday morning. Mr Prystaiko said on Twitter Wednesday morning that the victims included 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 11 Ukrainians (including all the crew), 10 Swedes, four Afghans and three each from Britain and Germany. The announcement came hours after Ukraine International Airlines’ flight 752 crashed shortly after take off from Tehran’s international airport in Iran. The Red Crescent and Ukraine government confirmed all the 176 []

THREE FEARED DEAD IN OYO FIRE PROTESTS_Ada Nkong

Three persons are feared killed in Oyo town on Sunday during protest by some youths over an early morning fire at Akesan market in the ancient town.The three persons were said to have been shot death during the protest that greeted the failure of men of the Oyo state Fire Service from the nearby fire station located beside the market.Reports say that the fire consumed larger part of the market despite the presence of the men of the fire brigade service at []

OYO MAIN COMMERCIAL CENTRE RAZED BY FIRE_Ehiabhi Femi

Tragedy struck in Oyo community as fire razed Akesan Market, the town’s main commercial centre in the early hours of Sunday, January 5th. A source told newsmen that despite the nearness of Fire Service based in Oyo, they could not mobilise their men to stop the raging fire. Fire workers said that the equipments were not working properly. So they had to mobilise fire fighters from Ogbomoshotown which is kilometres away after a massive damage, source disclosed. “However, Ogbomoso fire fighter are currently []