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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Breaking!!!: Plane Crash Successfully Prevented In Port Harcourt

Breaking!!!: Plane Crash Successfully Prevented In Port Harcourt

Breaking: Plane crash averted in Port Harcourt
An Air Peace Flight P47291 from Abuja on Saturday skidded off the runway at the Port Harcourt Airport, Omagwa, while landing due to downpour.

However, there was  no casualty in the incident which occurred at 3.42 p.m. after the plane came to a halt some 200 meters in the bush by the runway.

Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), confirmed the incident.

Yakubu said although the the Boeing 737-500 aircraft skidded off the runway, the pilot was able to stop the aircraft.

She noted that in spite of  the rain, the undercarriage of the aircraft did not sink into the soil.

All passengers disembarked successfully. There was no casualty, “Yakubu said.

Meanwhile, the Chief Operating Officer of Air Peace, Mrs Oluwatoyin Olajide, attributed the incident to the flooding of the runway.

Olajide said: “We confirm that Air Peace Flight Flight P47291 Abuja-Port Harcourt had a runway excursion upon landing at the Port Harcourt International Airport on June 22 due to downpour.

“Our professional crew quickly recovered within seconds of the incident and the aircraft was successfully normalised.

“Our esteemed passengers on board the flight were calm during the incident and disembarked normally.

“Our teams of experts and the authorities are currently reviewing the incident and we will give our cooperation for a thorough exercise.

“We apologise to our esteemed passengers for the inconvenience caused them and wish to assure them that we will continue to prioritise their safety in all our operations.”

The affected aircraft have been granted for inspection by the aviation authorities. (NAN)

Friday, June 21, 2019

Okada Riders Protest Alleged Extortion In Ogun Community

Okada Riders Protest Alleged Extortion In Ogun Community

Okada Riders Protest Alleged Extortion In Ogun Community
Commercial motorcyclists, popularly called Okada riders, on Friday, protested the alleged extortion of its members by the executives of its association at Ibafo, Ogun State.

Ayuba Olaniran, the spokesman for the riders, said the extortion has become unbearable as the union executives collect N500 daily from its members in the area.

He said, “The union collects N500 from us every day. We do not know what they do with this money. We don’t have any welfare neither do they protect us from area boys, so why are they collecting the money?”

Freshreporters News understand that Olaniran also bemoaned the arrest of its members by policemen from the Ibafo Police Station over a protest by its members on Thursday.

The Police (in Ibafo) arrested our members who protested yesterday and when we got there to secure their release, we were asked to pay N70,000.

“The union at Mowe, Magbaro and the other areas have stopped issuing tickets to Okada riders. We want an end to it too in Ibafo,” Olaniran said.

The spokesman said they want the release of their three colleagues in police custody unconditionally and an end to the levy.

Also speaking, Ahmed Ismail, a.k.a Small Awual, accused the police of conniving with the chairman of the Okada riders association, Bale Folurunsho, to make life unbearable for the riders in the area.

He said, “Bale and the policemen in Ibafo have agreed to torment Okada riders. They seize our bikes and arrest us over the non-payment of the levy. And when that happens, we pay N10,000 to get our bikes back.

“We have begged them to release our colleagues in detention but they said we should bring N70,000.

“Our chairman said our ordeal is not his business. We have contributed to paying for their release but they have not released our colleagues.

“We want people to help us.”
Lagos: Landlord’s Brother-in-law Allegedly Kills Tenant

Lagos: Landlord’s Brother-in-law Allegedly Kills Tenant

Landlord’s brother-in-law allegedly kills tenant in Lagos
The brother-in-law of a Lagos landlord, Chukwuemeka, has allegedly used a knife to stab the tenant of his sister’s husband, Kazeem Balogun, to death in the Iso-Pako area of Iyana Ejigbo in the Ejigbo Local Council Development Area of the state.

It was gathered that Chukwuemeka and Kazeem always quarrelled with each other, but on the day of the incident, the two were said to have engaged in a fight.

Our correspondent learnt that during the fight, 27-year-old Chukwuemeka chased after Kazeem with a knife, got hold of him and allegedly stabbed him to death on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

An eyewitness, Sunday Ojeniyi, said he was on his way to work when he saw people gathered at the scene of the incident, adding that when he moved closer, he was told that Chukwuemeka stabbed Kazeem to death during a fight.

The motorcyclist stated that six police personnel visited the scene and arrested Chukwuemeka.

The 45-year-old Ojeniyi said, “I left my house around 8am and was on my way to Ikotun when I saw people gathered around Iyana Ejigbo.

 When I moved closer to find out what happened, I was told that a fight broke out between an Igbo guy (Chukwuemeka) and a Yoruba guy (Kazeem) and in the process, the Igbo guy stabbed the Yoruba guy to death.

“I saw the corpse from afar and also witnessed when six police personnel came to the scene of the crime and arrested the suspect. The suspect was taken away in a black vehicle.”

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said the suspect had been arrested and would be charged to court for murder.

Elkana stated, “We have the suspect in our custody; his name is Chukwuemeka, 27, and the deceased person was Kazaeem Balogun. The deceased person lived in the same house with Chukwuemeka, who is a younger brother to the landlord’s wife. Chukwuemeka and Kazeem always quarrelled; in fact, they had issues in the past that were resolved through the intervention of the landlord’s wife, who begged Kazeem to forgive her younger brother.

“Chukwuemeka had been saying he would kill Kazeem. On the day of the incident, nobody could ascertain the actual cause of the fight between them; they just saw Chukwuemeka chasing after Kazeem with a knife till he caught up with him and stabbed him to death. Chukwuemeka is in our custody; we are investigating the matter and will charge him to court for murder.” – Punch reported.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Ex-minister Adewole’s Son Regains Freedom

Ex-minister Adewole’s Son Regains Freedom

A source has reported that Dayo, the son of the immediate past Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has been released.
A source has reported that Dayo, the son of the immediate past Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has been released.  It could, however, not be confirmed if a ransom was paid or not.

It could, however, not be confirmed if a ransom was paid or not.

Dayo was released barely 24 hours after he was kidnapped at his farm located at Iroko near Fiditi in Afijio Local Government Area of Oyo State on Tuesday.

An aide to the minister, however, confirmed to our correspondent that the victim was released on Wednesday evening.

He said, “The minister’s son regained freedom just this evening and he is with his family in Ibadan. Details are still sketchy but we will issue a press release soon.”

The kidnappers reportedly wore facial masks to hide their identity and took away Dayo, escaping through the neighbouring village.

One of Dayo’s workers then raised the alarm and alerted the villagers who quickly sent local hunters after the kidnappers. The hunters found the car used by the kidnappers but neither Dayo nor any of the abductors were found.

The village head, Oniroko of Iroko made a phone call on a radio programme and alerted the public.

Police Commissioner in the state disclosed that Dayo’s domestic staff was among the three suspects arrested.

(Punching.com)

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Fire Destroys Benue Biggest Market

Fire Destroys Benue Biggest Market

Fire destroys Benue biggest market

A raging inferno has consumed a section of the main market in Markurdi, Benue State with about many shops and goods worth millions of naira destroyed, officials said Tuesday night.

There were no immediate reports of casualties, but first responders were said to have been mobilised to the scene.

Terver Akase, Benue government spokesperson, said the fire only touched a section of the market along George Akume Road at about 6:30 p.m.

The market, containing row of lock-up shops, was built by former Governor Gabriel Suswam to unclog the Makurdi city centre and easy trading.

The market served as a temporary shelter for victims of the devastating flood in 2017 and residents who fled their villages at the height of violence by herdsmen between late 2017 and early 2018.








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