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President Buhari’s Official Driver Sa’idu Afaka dies
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President Buhari’s Official Driver Sa’idu Afaka dies

The official driver of President Muhammadu Buhari, Master Warrant Officer Sa’idu Afaka, is dead. Late Afaka died at the State House Clinic, Abuja on Tuesday, April 6, after a prolonged illness. A statement released by presidential aide, Garba Shehu, states that President Buhari extends his heartfelt condolences to the family of late Afaka. The president also commiserated with the Government and people of Kaduna State and described the late Afaka as an honest, capable and reliable person who handled his job with utmost care and responsibility. The President recalled that in 2016 the soldier, while on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, picked up a bag containing a large amount of foreign currencies and turned it over to the National Hajj Commission, an action which earned him praises f...
Bandits Raze Catholic Church in Kaduna
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Bandits Raze Catholic Church in Kaduna

Armed bandits have razed the building of the Holy Family Catholic Church and two homes in Kikwari village, Kajuru Local Government Area. The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday February 21, said locals fled the area on receiving information that some bandits were sighted outside the village. "On getting to the location, the armed bandits set ablaze the place of worship and the two houses," the commissioner stated. Receiving the report, Governor El-Rufai commisserated with the community, and condemned the setting ablaze of the place of worship and two houses by armed bandits. The Governor empathized with the church and assured them that the government under his watch would continue to work h...
Abuja Plane Crash: Air Force Confirms 7 Personnel Dead, Orders Investigation
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Abuja Plane Crash: Air Force Confirms 7 Personnel Dead, Orders Investigation

  The Nigeria Air Force has confirmed that seven personnel died on board a military aircraft which crashed at Abuja Airport on Sunday. DAILY POST had reported that the military aircraft, King Air 350 crashed on Sunday morning on the runway of Abuja airport. Confirming the incident, Air Force Director of public relations and information, Air Vice Marshall Ibikunle Daramola, disclosed that an investigation has been ordered to determine cause of plane crash. He urged public to remain calm as he commiserated with families of deceased. On his official Twitter page, he wrote: “This is to confirm that a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft crashed while returning to the Abuja Airport after reporting engine failure enroute Minna. First responders are a...
Atiku, Saraki React to Military Plane Crash in Abuja Airport
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Atiku, Saraki React to Military Plane Crash in Abuja Airport

  Former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the military plane crash in Abuja. DAILY POST had reported that military aircraft, King Air 350 crashed on Sunday morning on the runway of Abuja airport. Confirming the incident, Air Force Director of public relations and information, Air Vice Marshall Ibikunle Daramola disclosed that an investigation has been ordered to determine cause of plane crash. Reacting, Atiku commiserated with the families of those who lost loved ones in the crash. In a tweet, Atiku wrote: “I have just learnt of the crash of a military aircraft near Abuja. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those onboard the ill-fated flight.” On his part, former Senate President, Bukola Saraki tw...
Boko Haram kidnap Yobe District Head
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Boko Haram kidnap Yobe District Head

Thursday January 7 attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Geidam town of Yobe State, also led to the abduction of the district head. Eyewitnesses alleged that the terrorists looted goods before setting some shops ablaze. They also torched the house of a former chairman of a local government, Dr. Mulima Mato. Yobe police Command spokesman ASP Dungus Abdulkarim who said the police recovered a burnt Hilux vehicle containing two bodies, maintained that it could not be ascertained whether the deceased were Boko Haram members or not. Abdulkarim said the insurgents went to the general hospital and ordered the nurses to give first aid treatment to their colleagues, before they escaped. Following the attack, Governor Mai Mala Buni has ordered the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA)...
#EndSARS: Sharia Supreme Council Of Nigeria Visits Oba Of Lagos
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#EndSARS: Sharia Supreme Council Of Nigeria Visits Oba Of Lagos

The Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria on Wednesday commiserated with Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, over the destruction of his palace by hoodlums in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests. The delegation was led by the Vice President, Sheikh AbdurRasheed Adiyatullah. A statement by Oba Akiolu’s palace said: “Sheikh AbdurRasheed Adiyatullah led a delegation of SCSN who came to sympathise with the royal father over the recent destruction of his Iga-Iduganran Palace in Lagos.”
French club, Lille Offer Victor Osimhen Private Jet to Fly Back to Nigeria for his Father’s Burial
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French club, Lille Offer Victor Osimhen Private Jet to Fly Back to Nigeria for his Father’s Burial

French Ligue 1 club, Lille, have offered Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, a private jet to bring him back to Nigeria for his father’s burial rites. Osimhen announced the death of his father, Mr. Patrick Osimhen, 80, on Twitter on Sunday morning, after he died in Lagos on Saturday night following a brief illness. “RIP dad. No words to describe this feeling,” Osimhen tweeted. President Amaju Pinnick, the Nigeria Football Federation also commiserated with the former Wolfburg star and revealed that his current club have offered him a private aircraft to come back to Nigeria to be with his grieving family and probably for the burial rites. “I have spoken to Victor Osimhen and expressed the sorrow of the NFF and the entire Nigerian Football family,” Pinnick said. “His clu...
Kano Deaths: Buhari Reacts To Death Of Abubakar Bawo, Emir Of Rano
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Kano Deaths: Buhari Reacts To Death Of Abubakar Bawo, Emir Of Rano

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with Kano State Government and Council of Chiefs over the passing of Emir of Rano, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila Auta Bawo. A statement to MCI on Saturday by Garba Shehu, Buhari’s Spokesman said the President joins the family and Rano Emirate in mourning the royal father. He described the emir as someone, whose words of wisdom, nobility, and decency will be sorely missed, “especially at a time the government is relying on traditional rulers to sensitize citizens on directives for safety.” It added that “Buhari urged his family and the Emirate to find solace in the good works of the deceased and ensure his legacies are carried on. “The President prays that the almighty God will forgive the shortcomings of the Emir, remember his good w...
Buhari Mourns Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe Ex-President
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Buhari Mourns Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe Ex-President

In a statement by his special aide, Mr Femi Adesina, President Buhari commiserated with family members, friends and political associates of the political activist who fought for the independence of the country from colonial rule, and lived most of his life in public service. President Buhari stated that he believes Mugabe’s sacrifices, especially in struggling for the political and economic emancipation of his people, will always be remembered by posterity. He prayed that the Almighty God will grant the soul of the former president rest and comfort his loved ones.
Fayemi Mourns Death of Olowo of Owo :Olateru-Olagbegi
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Fayemi Mourns Death of Olowo of Owo :Olateru-Olagbegi

The Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has commiserated with the government and people of Ondo State and the Owo people on the passing of the Olowo of Owo, HRM Oba David Victor Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi, describing it as a huge loss. Fayemi, in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Yinka Oyebode, also condoled with family members of the late monarch, who he described as a royal father with class and distinction. The Governor, who described the late Olowo as a monarch who brought intellectual touch to the throne as well as everything he did, said the highly respected Oba would be missed for his amiable personality and sundry contributions to nation building. “Oba Olateru-Olagbegi stood for class, character and distinction. We would miss h...
Saraki Recalls Last Moment With Late Justice Mamman Nasir
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Saraki Recalls Last Moment With Late Justice Mamman Nasir

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki has expressed sadness over the death of former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Mamman Nasir. Recalling his last moment with the late judge, he described Nasir as an eminent jurist who contributed immensely to national development. Saraki, in statement on Saturday by his Special Adviser on Media, Yusuph Olaniyonu, stated that the legacies of the late jurist would remain a guiding light and source of inspiration to both members of the bench and bar for a long time. Saraki said: “Justice Mamman Nasir was a fearless and hardworking jurist who approached every assignment with firmness and patriotism. “He contributed immensely to the development of the judiciary in particular and the nation in genera...
Saraki Eulogises Dead Air Force Officer, Laments Crash Incident
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Saraki Eulogises Dead Air Force Officer, Laments Crash Incident

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has commiserated with the Nigerian Air Force and the family of the Air Force pilot who lost his life during a crash in Abuja on Friday. A Nigerian Air Force officer is being consoled by his colleague during the burial of two colleagues killed in a fighter jet crash in Abuja on September 28, 2018. Nigeria’s air force said that one of its pilots was killed in a plane crash during a rehearsal for the nation’s independence day anniversary. / AFP PHOTO / Sodiq ADELAKUN Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, described the dead pilot and his colleagues who partook in the flying rehearsal ahead of the nation’s 58th Independence anniversary on Monday as “true heroes dedicated to their prof...

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