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Explosion leaves up to 75 coal miners trapped underground in Russia
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Explosion leaves up to 75 coal miners trapped underground in Russia

A rescue mission is underway to save dozens of missing trapped coal miners after a fire broke out at a mine in Russia. Emergency services rushed to the Listvyazhnaya coal mine in the Kemerovo region of Russia’s Siberia on Thursday November 25. At least one miner was reported to have died in the incident while fears have been growing for the missing coal miners amid the mine evacuation. A number of the coal miners were suffering from smoke poisoning when they were brought to the surface, authorities said. Russian media Interfax news agency quoted a mine official saying 75 miners’ whereabouts were unaccounted for. More than 200 people have been saved, emergency services said. Regional Governor Sergei Tsivilev said one person had died and another 43 were injured, acc...
FRSC Returns N716,800 Recovered at Accident Scene to Family of Deceased
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FRSC Returns N716,800 Recovered at Accident Scene to Family of Deceased

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has returned N716, 800 found at an accident scene in Anambra State, to the family of the deceased passenger. The Unit Commander in Oraifite, Mr Bamidele Ayanwale, who handed over the sum on Tuesday, April 6, said that the cash was recovered when the FRSC officers were on a rescue mission after the accident. Ayanwale said that the accident which involved a Nissan bus with registration number LSH-517YG and a truck with registration number GGU-83XA, happened on March 22, at Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State. The FRSC boss said seven persons: three males and four females were involved in the crash, adding that the driver and a passenger, Mrs Oparaocha in the bus later died. He said that the money belonging to late Mr...
10 Pirates Arrested as Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack of Chinese Vessel
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10 Pirates Arrested as Nigerian Navy Foils Hijack of Chinese Vessel

10 pirates have been arrested by the Nigerian Navy after hijacking a Chinese vessel, MV HAILUFANG II off the coast of Ivory Coast. The 18 crew members who were rescued after the attack comprised of Chinese, Ghanaians and Ivorians. Commodore Ibrahim Shettima, the Commander Nigeria Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT said the arrest and rescue mission took place on 15 May. Shettima said NNS NGURU was deployed to intercept the vessel after the Nigerian Navy was alerted of the attack. He said; “The pirates took control of the vessel and directed the vessel toward Nigerian waters. “On interception of the vessel at about 140nm south of Lagos Fairway Buoy, the pirates refused to comply with the orders of the Navy Ship. “Hence, the NN had to conduct an opposed boarding of the ve...
We Spent N61bn On Education In Seven Years’ – Governor Ajimobi
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We Spent N61bn On Education In Seven Years’ – Governor Ajimobi

Outgoing Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, yesterday said that in his eight years as governor, he went through a lot of troubles to develop Imo State. Rochas Okorocha Okorocha spoke in Owerri during a prayer meeting by Women of Divine Destiny Initiative, WODDI, organized by his wife, Nkechi Okorocha at IMO International Convention Centre, IICC. According to Okorocha, in 2011, he came up with the slogan of Rescue Mission, because he met Imo State in a situation begging for “true governance.” The governor also used the opportunity to apologize to those he might have wronged in his eight years in office. During the inauguration of the New Imo State High Court Complex in Owerri, Okorocha declared that he is crazy and mad. He, however, anchored his declaration on his passion to make...

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