A Nigeria Air Force Helicopter crashed this afternoon in Bama, Borno State. Director of Defence Information, Chris Olukolade revealed the news via a press statement: A Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 Helicopter on a training mission this afternoon, crashed due to technical fault at a location South of Bama. Investigation has commenced to unravel the circumstances that led to the accident. Meanwhile, it is established that the crash is not as a result of any enemy action. Further details on the crash will be made known as soon as the investigation progresses
Monday, July 21, 2014
METROOby Ezekwesili detained and later released by SSS at Abuja AirportBy GistPlaza | July 21, 2014 0 CommentsssdFormer Minister of Education and #bringbackourgirls convener Obi Ezekwesili, was this morning detained by SSS agents at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, as she tried to leave the country for London.Mrs Ezekwesili immediately took to twitter to announce her detention. She said she was heading to London to appear on the BBC Hardtalk programme but was prevented from boarding her flight by security operatives who confiscated passport. She was later released and allowed to board her 8a.m British Airways flight. See her tweets below
Leader and spokesman, Witches and Wizards Association of Nigeria, (WITZAN), Dr. Okhue Iboi opened up to The Sun on the emergency meeting held by his members
“Witches and Wizards in Nigeria are deeply worried by what is going on in the country especially Boko Haram insurgency. As stakeholders in the Nigerian project, we can no longer afford to fold our hands while the nation burns. Enough is enough”, “We witches and wizards in Nigeria have sealed the fate of Shekau. His days are numbered. He will be captured before the end of December, and contrary to the image and impression he has been creating that he is a warrior, after his capture, he will start singing like a canary bird.Continue..
Mentally Ill Woman Nabbed With 5-Year Old Dead Baby In Lagos [ Disturbing Photos- Viewer discretion advised ]
A lady thought to be mad today was caught with a corpse of a child thought to be around 5-year old which she packed in a nice Ghana must go around Mile 2, very near Festac town in Lagos. She was stopped by an officer, who demanded to see what she'd in the bag ahead of the corpse and other charms where discovered. More pictures after the break. Viewer discretion advised.
A member of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Murphy Adigun-Ahmed, on Sunday said the House has no plan to impeach the state governor, Abiola Ajimobi.
Mr. Adigun-Hamed said the clarification was necessary to correct the impression making the rounds that the Assembly was planning to impeach the governor.
Soldiers are said to have left Damboa after they were attacked and their base sacked
The Boko Haram sect had in an early morning attack on Friday killed over 45 persons while also burning homes, shops, offices and vehicles
The extremist Boko Haram sect on Saturday mounted its flags in Damboa town of Borno state, declaring the area its exclusive territory, security sources and witnesses have said.
*Stabs School Teacher to Death
A member of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Assistant-Inspector Lasisi Kabir Iyanda, has been arrested and detained in Police custody over the brutal murder, on 27th June, 2014, of a 32-year-old Kamaldeen Muritala, an Islamic Religious Knowledge teacher attached to Titilope Islamic Comprehensive High School, Ejigbo, Osun State.
Former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has warned the Peoples Democratic Party-led Federal Government against the dangerous tactics of polarising the country along fault lines as a means of diverting the attention of Nigerians from its inept and apathetic posture to corruption and insecurity.
Reacting to a report in a weekly paper which alleges that a former Russian spy had linked the All Progressives Congress to terrorists and extremists, the former Vice President said in a statement in Abuja on Sunday that these sponsored allegations by the PDP administration would not help the country.
An eleven-month-old baby was feared dead while several others sustained varying degrees of injuries, when an imaginary explosion occurred at the Eke Ozi market in Igboeze North local government area of Enugu state Friday.
The incident, which occurred at about 2:00pm few metres to the Divisional Police Headquarters at Ogrute, was suspected to be a bomb blast, making the market women and traders to scamper for safety.