Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday escaped death as his chopper crash-landed in Kabba, Kogi State. Concise News understands that the chopper was conveying Osinbajo to a campaign rally in Kogi State.
Nigerians have taken to Twitter to show support for vice-president Yemi Osinbajo as he escaped death when his chopper crash-landed in Kabba, Kogi State on Saturday. Concise News reports that the chopper was conveying Osinbajo to a campaign rally in Kogi State.
A total of 12 people were on board the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s chopper, which crash-landed in Kabba, Kogi State on Saturday, according to latest update by his Senior Special Assitant, Laolu Akande. Apart from Osinbajo, there was the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Prof Stephen Ocheni, senior presidential aides and the crew.
The Nigerian Army has confirmed the recent Boko Haram attack on Rann, a border town in Borno State, North-east Nigeria. A senior Army officer, who refused to state if there were casualties, confirmed the incident on Friday.
Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode on Saturday joined many other Nigerians in thanking God for sparing the life of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo who was involved in a helicopter crash. Osinbajo cheated death when the chopper conveying him to a campaign rally in Kogi State, crash-landed in Kabba.
At least 60 people were killed following Boko Haram attack on Rann, a border town in Borno State on Monday, Amnesty International has said. The organisation in a statement by Osai Ojigho, Director of Amnesty International Nigeria, on Friday, said it analysed satellite imagery which showed hundreds of burned structures in the town.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) has said the presence of two governors from Niger Republic at President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign rally in Kano state did not violate any electoral law. Concise News reports that two governors from the country, Issa Moussa of Zinder and Zakiri Umar of Maradi, along with governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State were part of those who received the President in Kano.
Another drama has taken place at the venue of the Abuja audition centre of the Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) reality show. The auditions, which began on Friday, February 1, in different states, have become a topic of discussion across Nigeria.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that 91 registered political parties will contest for the 2019 general elections. It also disclosed that the total voting population is 84, 004, 084. INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voters Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said this on Saturday in Lagos.
Nigeria’s Flying Eagles started the 21st Africa Under-20 Cup of Nations in Niger Republic on Saturday by beating Burundi 2-0, thereby topping group A. The victory followed a draw between the host nation Niger Republic and South Africa drew 1-1 in the opening game of the tournament and also the group’s other match.
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