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Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi says no fewer than 97 bodies have so far been recovered from the recent boat mishap at Warrah-Ngaski Local Government Area of the state. Recall that a boat from Lokon Minna, Niger, conveying traders, artisans, miners and other passengers, capsized at Warrah-Ngaski. The boat was conveying more than 160 persons on May 27. The Governor stated this in Birnin Kebbi when he received a delegation of members of House of...

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SOKOTO — A boat mishap that occurred in Shagari Local Government Area of Sokoto State on Thursday has killed thirteen people, including women and children. Recall that similar incident occurred last week in Ngaski Local Government Area of Kebbi state in which about one hundred people were drowned. The victims were said to be traveling from Doruwa to Ginga in Sokoto state around evening time when the boat capsized and killed all the passengers. Council chairman, Aliyu...

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YOLA — Dilapidated hostel structure at Government Secondary School (GSS) Numan in Adamawa state has fallen down killing on Friday killing one student identified as Harka Yinasinma. Adamawa state government has given education a serious premium in its eleven-point agenda. Sources at the school said despite its state of dilapidation, the school authorities allowed several students to be sleeping in the building. “What would have turned to a serious disaster was today averted as most...

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A late-night inferno that started around 11 pm on Thursday at the popular Ipata Meat Market Ilorin has left butchers counting their losses with no fewer than 70 cattle burnt to ashes. The affected animals include 15 cattle, 15 sheep, 15 rams and 25 goats. Shops at the market were also razed in the process. It was gathered that the fire emanated from refuse collected by traders in the market which was later spread by...

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KADUNA — Not less than four persons were killed and one other injured in fresh bandits attack in Goska community in Jamaa Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, revealed that the armed bandits invaded the community and killed four residents, including two males and two females. According to a security report, the assailants attacked the two males on their farms. A woman also...

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ABUJA — The Nigerian Air Force has said the capability of its pilots should not be questioned despite the recent NAF plane crashes, which included last Friday’s crash which claimed the lives of the Chief of Army Staff Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other military personnel. A NAF Beechcraft King Air 350i crashed at the Kaduna civil airport after the pilot diverted from the military airport because of bad weather. It was the second time that...

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By John Campbell, Guest Columnist and Blogger   The plane crash May 21 killing Chief of Army Staff General Ibrahim Attahiru and all passengers and crew aboard is the fourth air tragedy in the past five months involving Nigeria Air Force aircraft. Initially, few details on the most recent crash were released, allowing conspiracy theories and falsely claimed videos of the crash to emerge on social media. The opposition Peoples Democratic Party caucus in the National Assembly called for a thorough investigation of...

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Authorities in Kebbi state say about 154 persons are still missing following Wednesday’s boat mishap which occurred about 10am in Ngaski Local Government Area of the State. The Area Manager of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) in Yauri, Kebbi State, Mr. Yusuf Birma, confirmed that a total of 154 persons are still missing following Wednesday’s boat mishap. The wooden boat was said to be carrying bags of sand for gold miners, motorcycles and other...

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General Manager, Public Affairs of the Accident Investigation Bureau Tunji Oketunbi says the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) from the crashed aircraft that led to the death of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru has been recovered. Oketunbi in a statement released said the black box of the crashed flight has been recovered and that the Nigerian Air Force has mandated the agency to lead the investigation. “The...

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More than 64 people sustained various degrees of injuries after a fuel tanker exploded in Kano on Saturday evening. It was gathered that the tanker exploded into flames while offloading fuel at the Al-Hisan filling station located at Ali Gusau Street, Sharada area of Kano metropolis. Among the casualties were personnel of the Kano State Fire Service who had responded to the distress call. The Spokesman of the Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Yusuf Abdullahi,...

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