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The Nigerian Air Force has released the names of seven of its officers who died in Abuja crash on Sunday. The aircraft, Beechcraft KingAir B350i belong to the NAF. The jet en-route Minna in Niger State, after reporting engine failure, crashed close to the runway of the Abuja airport. NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, in a statement said, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal IO Amao,...

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The former Lagos State Governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, has died. He was reported to have died at the age of 91 on Thursday. Jakande, who was popularly known as Baba Kekere, brought a lot of development to Lagos during his governorship between October 1, 1979, and December 31, 1983, in line with the five cardinal programmes of the Unity Party of Nigeria, which was founded by the former Premier of the Western Region, Chief Obafemi...

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The River State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike commiserates with Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and the family of Ekweremadu over the death of the Commissioner for Transport, Mathias Ekweremadu who died on Thursday 4th February 2021. Arriving with his entourage to Enugu, Wike first visited his counterpart at the Government House then both Governors proceeded to the residence of Senator Ike Ekweremmadu, the elder brother to the deceased to pay their condolence visit. In...

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By Hassan Umar Shallpella, Senior Staff Reporter ______ YOLA — The remains of Ibrahim Abdul’aziz, a veteran Journalist who died in a ghastly motor accident on Friday 5th, February 2020 along Gombe- Bauchi road was buried at the Muslims cemetery Yola town, Adamawa state Northeast Nigeria after funeral prayer was conducted at his family residence along with Abuja road Yola town. The funeral prayer was attended by family members, colleagues in the pen profession, and...

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The Enugu State Commissioner for Transportation, Matthias Ekweremadu on Thursday slumped during his visit to the Enugu State House of Assembly complex. Ekweremadu was rushed to Niger Foundation Hospital by his former colleagues where he was confirmed dead; the cause of his death could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report. He represented Aninri Constituency at the Enugu State House of Assembly and in 2019 was appointed Commissioner for Transport 2019....

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JOS —  The Northern Governors Forum has condoled with the people of Auchi Kingdom, Government and people of Edo, and the Nigerian media industry over the death of Prince Tony Momoh, on Monday. The late Momoh passed on at the age of 81. The Chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong, in a condolence message issued by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr. Makut Macham, on Tuesday, in Jos, described...

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AWKA  —  Mr. Godwin Ezeemo, a frontline aspirant for the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 6, Anambra Governorship poll, has described the demise of a former boss of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Mr. Ben Egbuna, as a great loss to Nigeria’s media industry. In an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Sunday, Ezeemo, who is also the...

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ABUJA —  Award-winning actress and fashion model, Cicely Tyson, has died at the age of 96. Cicely was first discovered by a photographer and went on to become a very successful fashion model. In 1951, she made her acting debut in the TV series “Frontiers of Faith.” She then made her feature film debut in 1956, in the movie, Carib Gold. Tyson became the first African-American to star in a television drama when she starred...

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Borno State First Class Emir, Shehu of Dikwa, His Royal Highness, Dr. Abba Tor Masta II, is dead, family sources have said. The source revealed that the Monarch who is second in position after Shehu of Borno died in the early hours of Saturday morning after a protracted illness. In October last year, there were speculations that the Monarch had passed away while receiving medical treatment at Abuja Hospital. Sources revealed that the Shehu’s remains...

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AWKA — The Enugu-Ukwu Community in Njikoka Local Government of Anambra, and some Ex-players of Rangers International FC of Enugu, have expressed shock over the demise of Nwabueze Nwankwo, a foundation member of the team. Bonny Nkwuaku, President General of Enugu-Ukwu said the community had lost a pillar and was in deep shock following the news of his death. Nkwuaku said Nwabueze, popularly known as ‘Bulldozer’ in his heydays died on Thursday after a protracted...

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