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ABUJA — The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) on Wednesday tendered its interim report on the Air Force plane crash that killed the former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other military officers. AIB Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, Akin Olateru submitted the report to the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao in Abuja, four months after the tragic incident that occurred in Kaduna State. This was disclosed in a statement...

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YOLA — A  Non-Governmental Organization, NGO Mercy Corps, has launched Agrochemicals Safety Ambassadors under its programme “Feed the Future Rural Resilience Activity” by Funded United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Mercy Corps with support from Save the children. At the launch held at American University of Nigeria AUN hotel Yola, Adamawa state Commissioner for Agriculture Alhaji Umar Iya Daware commended the organization for its stride in ensuring food safety in Adamawa,...

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YOLA — Chief of Staff, Maiha LGC of Adamawa State, Adamu Abubakar, (My Pakka), while featuring on Adamawa Broadcasting Corporation, (ABC) Yola, programme  “Mugani a kasa” said heavy downpour has cut-off two major international highways linking Nigeria with Cameroon republic via Maiha local government of Adamawa State. A statement by Abdulganiyu Pakka, a media aide to the chairman of Maiha local government, Idi Amin, quoted the chief of staff as saying that as a result...

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At least, seven deaths have been recorded from floods that ravaged several communities in Yobe State, the authority said. It was also said that not less than 450 households were affected by the incident. The flood was a result of a heavy downpour that lasted several hours on Sunday. One of those who suffered heavy losses was Falmata Ali, whose two children drowned while sleeping. The sobbing mother called on the relevant authorities to provide...

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YOLA — Dr. Mohamed Sulaiman, Executive Secretary, Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA), says 66 houses and 150 farmlands were destroyed by flood in Lababiri village, Bakta district in Shelleng Local Government Area of the state. Dr. Sulaiman told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Yola that the catastrophe occurred between Aug. 11 and 12, following torrential downpours that lasted for two days. “The agency received a report of the incident in...

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KATSINA — Some Nigerian customs officers allegedly killed six people and injured 20 others in a car accident in Jibia town of Katsina State early Monday morning. A Hilux van belonging to the Nigeria Customs Service rammed into a people by a roadside while chasing a J5 Peugeot bus they suspected was involved in rice smuggling. A resident of the area, Kabir Jibia, who witnessed the incident reported that it occurred around 8:am after the...

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YOLA — A Magistrate’s Court in Yola, Adamawa State, has remanded Aminu Yar’Adua, 36, the son of late former President Musa Yar’Adua, in prison for allegedly killing four people in an auto crash in Yola. Yar’Adua, a student of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, was charged to court for allegedly causing death by dangerous driving on 23 June 2021. Police prosecutor, Insp. Zakka Musa in the First Information Report (FIR) tendered in court...

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Yobe state Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has disclosed plans by his administration to drill boreholes in all fire stations across the state in order to boost the capacity of the fire service to respond effectively to emergencies. Represented by his deputy Idi Gubana, the governor who disclosed this Thursday in Damaturu, the state capital, when he received a modern firefighting truck from the Federal Fire Service FFS. He noted that the truck will boost emergency...

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AWKA — The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anambra State Sector Command, says it apprehended 108 motorists for driver’s licence violation in the ‘Operation Show Your Driver’s Licence’ in the state. The FRSC headquarters in Abuja has directed state commands to go after driver’s licence defaulters from July 5 to July 11. The operation targets motorists without valid licences, expired ones, and those with expired temporary copies. The Sector Commander, Mr. Adeoye Irelewuyi, told the...

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IKEJA — Lagos House of Assembly has recommended two years’ imprisonment for a person or persons obstructing fire fighting or assaulting firefighters. The assembly made the recommendation in its proposed state fire service bill. The Chairman of the House Committee on Special Duties, Mr. Raheem Kazeem (Ibeju Lekki II) made the disclosure at a one-day public hearing on the bill on Friday. The public hearing was conducted by the House of Assembly. The News Agency...

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