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Nigerian Air Force Helicopter Crashes In Borno

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) confirmed on Thursday that one of its helicopters crashed into a pool of water in Maiduguri, Borno State.

However, no life was lost in the incident.

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has constituted a panel of inquiry to unearth the cause of the incident.

A statement issued by NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, said members of the board of inquiry are already in Maiduguri to carry out their assignment on the crash which occurred in the early hours of Thursday.

The statement reads: “A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Agusta 109 Light Utility Helicopter has suffered a mishap while undertaking a liaison mission targeted at further enhancing the synergy between the Nigerian Army and the NAF in the ongoing counter-insurgency operation in the North East.

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“The incident, which occurred today, 6 July 2017, was as a result of an airborne technical fault with the helicopter.

“The experienced NAF pilots, however, successfully ditched the helicopter into a pool of water to minimize damage and loss of lives.

“Consequently, there were neither any injuries nor loss of lives to anyone on board or on the ground.

“The Chief of the Air Staff has immediately directed the constitution of a board of inquiry to determine the exact cause of the incident while efforts are ongoing to recover the helicopter and members of the board are already in Maiduguri to commence work.

“The NAF continues to solicit the understanding and support of the general populace as it daily strives to ensure the security of Nigeria and Nigerians.”

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VIDEO: “Yoruba People Are The Most Primitive Nigerians” — Miyetti Allah

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The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore has stated that despite the achievement of the Yoruba people in terms of education, they are the most primitive Nigerians in terms of political culture.

The Secretary-General of the group, Saleh Alhassan said this when he appeared on Channels Television’s Tuesday morning to talk about the new security outfit created by South West governors, Amotekun.

According to Alhassan, Miyetti Allah as a group sees Amotekun as an extension of OPC which has a history of violence.

“For us, Amotekun that is the Yoruba tribal militia, it is one of the greatest threats of democracy we have now in place because you cannot empower an ethnic militia that has a history of violent crime because essentially what you have as Amotekun is OPC, Oodua Peoples Congress that has a history of heinous crimes and killings and the proponents of Amotekun has not hidden who their targets are.”

When asked to address his recent comment saying the South West might lose the presidency if they do not scrap Amotekun, Saleh said:

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“It is not a blackmail. Unfortunately with strong apologies to my South West friends, despite the education of the Yoruba people, they still remain the most primitive in terms of political culture. They are not tolerant to opposition.”

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BREAKING: Boko Haram Executes Abducted Adamawa CAN Official

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The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Lawan Andimi has been killed by Boko Haram terrorists.

Andimi, who was kidnapped by the terrorists in early January was killed on Monday, by his kidnappers, according to veteran Journalist, Ahmad Salkida in a tweet on his handle @A_Salkida on Tuesday.

“To break some news items can traumatize. I’m battling with one of such. Reverend Andimi, abducted by #BokoHaram was executed yesterday. Rev. Andimi was a church leader, a father to his children and the community he served. My condolences go to his family,” Salkida tweeted.

A video clip had surfaced days after his abduction in which he was seen pleading with the Adamawa State Governor, Umaru Fintiri to rescue him.

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“I have never been discouraged, because all conditions that one finds himself …is in the hand of God. God who made them to take care of me. So, the summary of my speech; I am appealing to my colleagues, reverends, particularly my president, Reverend Joel Billy who is a strong man, a man of compassion and man of love. He can do all his best to speak to our governor, Umaru Jibrilla (Fintiri) and other necessary agents for my release here,” he had said.

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Nigerians React As Buhari Is Absent At UK Summit Dinner For African Leaders

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As part of activities to mark the UK-Africa Investment Summit which started yesterday January 20th, members of the Royal family led by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Princess Kate, hosted a cross section of African leaders who are in the UK for the summit, to a dinner reception.

African leaders including Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, Rwanda President Paul Kagame, and others were present at the dinner

President Muhammadu Buhari was however not in attendance. He was represented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.

Reacting to the development, Nigerians have taken to Twitter to ask why their president was not in attendance at the dinner.

Some even insinuated Mr. Buhari might have used the opportunity of being in the UK to do a quick medical check-up.

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Below are few photos from the event and reactions that have followed.

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