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NEMA Calls Off Search And Rescue As Bodies Of Yakowa, Azazi, Four Others Are Recovered

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The National Emergency Management Agency said on Saturday that it had recovered six bodies from the scene of  the Navy helicopter crash  in Nembe, Bayelsa.

The crash killed the Governor of Kaduna State, Mr Patrick Yakowa, a former National Security Adviser, Gen. Patrick Aziza and four others.

This is contained in a statement  by the agency’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Yushau Shuaib.

“The operation which involved the collaborations of response agencies and volunteers led to the recovery of the bodies of all six passengers on-board the helicopter.

“While the bodies have been deposited in the mortuary, further details on the victims will soon be announced after their families have been formally informed,” it said.

The statement added that  search and rescue operations had been called off. (NAN)

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  1. hilary wayah

    December 16, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    The death of Gov. Yakowa is a tragedy to the Southern Kaduna people and Kaduna State as a whole . Somehow fate conspires to deny the Nigerian people of trully good leaders.

  2. IFY

    December 16, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Fire burnt them, without recognizing whom they were, powerful, influential, respected, high achievers, wealthy you name it and finally passed on to eternity. What a cruel way to transit from this world. My heart felt sympathy to their wives ,children that suddenly changed statues, . It can happen to anybody. How prepared are you..The fraudulent things that some people do to en mass wealth, how many follow them to eternity.

  3. nura m bello

    December 16, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    mine ! is a call to all selfish nigerian leaders dat death is at any angle in sch way dat no one will escape 4rm it ,consider neirther status no wealth therefore. dis means warn sign 4rm. almighty. god

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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