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ALPHA JET CRASH: Air Force Pilots Given National Burial



The two Nigerian Air Force Alpha jet pilots who lost their lives May 6 2013, in an air crash while serving with the African-led intervention Force in Mali, AFISMA, Squadron Leader Benjamin Ben Ado and Flying Officer Ayuba Layelmenson, were, yesterday, given a national burial at the Military Cemetery in Abuja.
vintage_jet_fighter_crashes_1The minister said: “Though the dreams of a promising and fulfilling career of these young officers have been cut short, the present security challenges we face demand of us courage, selflessness and great commitment.Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for Defence, Erelu Olusola Obada, enjoined serving members of the armed forces to see the unfortunate demise of the officers as a call to service to the nation and, indeed, Africa.

“As we continue to confront the present security challenges in some parts of the continent and at home, we must emulate the selflessness, courage and commitment exhibited by the late officers.

“Their death, though in the line of duty, was a gallant sacrifice for peace to reign on the African continent. As members of the Armed Forces and the Nigerian nation, we must be proud of the gallant efforts of these young gentlemen who proudly showcased the great spirit and tenacity of the Nigerian far away from home.

“We must see their deaths as a call to duty to serve humanity. We must not let the sacrifice they have paid with their lives to be in vain.”

She conveyed the condolences of President Goodluck Jonathan, to the families of the officers for their untimely death.

“To the families of Benjamin and Ayuba, the President and the whole nation share in your grief of having lost a husband, father, brother and sons.

“The President appreciates the great sacrifice of these two young men and other members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria for your continued sacrifices to ensure enduring peace in our nation and other parts of the African continent.

“Mr. President is committed to doing all that is necessary to support the Armed Forces in carrying out its duties towards ensuring the sanctity of a united Nigeria,” she added.

Continuing, the minister said “as we commiserate with you, be consoled that the death of Benjamin and Ayuba is not in vain.

“The whole nation mourns with you and stands by you. On our part, we shall do all that is possible to mitigate whatever hardship their death will bring.”

In his sermon, Wing Cdr. Dogo, Gani, Air Force Protestant Chaplain, said the beauty of life was like a flower which, no matter how beautiful, last for just a while

Taking his text from Psalm 90 verse 1-12, he said the brethrens lying down and all the people present never expected that people will gather like this for such an occasion.

Gani said the Bible was telling everyone that as beautiful as life was, it could be very brief, admonishing that within the brief period, “what have we done with our lives?”

He said “as we are sitting here looking at our colleagues, what are we leaving behind? What are we going to be remembered for?”

Mr Joab Layelmenson, father of Ayuba Layelmenson, described his son as an intelligent young man who became a role model not only in the family but everywhere he went.

Layelmenson said wherever his son went, he came out with prizes, adding that this had made the family proud and that a big vacuum had been created in the family.

Noel Ado, brother to Benjamin Ado, also described his brother as a very caring officer who was ready to help others solve problems when called upon to do so.

It will be recalled that Ado who hailed from Benue State, was born on April 22, 1979, in Lagos and was admitted into the 50 Regular Course of the Defence Academy on August 17, 1998.

He was commissioned into the Air Force as a pilot officer on September27, 2003.

Flying Officer Layelmenson, on his part, who hailed from Gombe State, was born on August 17, 1987, in Azare Local Government Area of Gombe State.

He was admitted into 57 regular Course of the NDA on September 26, 2005, and was commissioned Flying Officer on July 14, 2011.

At the solemn ceremony were the National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd), Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Chief of Defence Staff, Chiefs of Air Force, Army and Naval Staff and the Inspector General of Police, Force Commander of AFISMA, Maj-General Abdukadir, and Contingent Commander of the Air Force in Niamey, Air Vice Marshal Oguntoyinbo, amongst others.

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Pretty Lady Who Recently Got Married Dies During Child Birth



A beautiful Ghanaian lady simply known as Nadia has lost her during childbirth months after tying the knot in a glamorous wedding ceremony earlier this year.

Ghanaian social media activist, Inusah Kate Gyamfua broke the sad news via his personal Facebook page.

It was learnt that the baby survived and has been kept in an incubator.

Hundreds of comments and reactions poured in over the post as many social media users were shocked by the news of such a fresh marriage ending in an abrupt sorrowful end.

Gyamfua shared her photo with the caption;

Married 2020.
Died 2020💔
Baby in incubator
Hmmmm…. 2020💔😭
Such a Painful Death😭😭😭😭😭

See the post below;

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“Marrying Adesua is the second best decision I made in my adult life” – Banky W



Banky W and Adesua Etomi-Wellington are marking their third wedding anniversary today and the couple left sweet posts on Instagram.

The singer shared a video from their wedding and spoke of their love journey.

He wrote:

3 years ago, Susu and I made the decision to love each other forever. But the only reason forever is even possible, is because we made the decision to make God our foundation. And while a foundation is the part of the house that people don’t see, it’s by far the most important.

Because you can fix cracks in the walls, refurbish the rooms and repaint the halls, but you can’t get the foundation wrong if you want any chance of the house standing at all. The structural integrity of a house requires a foundation that is built to last.

I recently heard a Pastor say that love can’t keep a marriage going… he said it takes God and commitment. I think maybe he had a bit of a misunderstanding of what love really means. Because… well, God IS love. And love is commitment. Without both, it certainly isn’t love and it definitely won’t work. People sometimes think Susu led me to God. But it’s not true. God led me to Susu. And He has kept us through it all.

Marrying @adesuaetomi is the 2nd best decision I made in my adult life. The best was re-dedicating my life to Christ.

Susu, I am thankful for you, and grateful to you. You are everything I want and much more than I deserve. You mean the world to me and I intend to spend the rest of my life proving it. I love you now more than ever.
3 years down, I’m looking forward to forever.

I love you. Happy Anniversary Shuga.

#BAAD2017 #BAAD2020 #BAADforever

“Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not envy. It does not boast. It is not proud…It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”
– 1 Cor 13:4..8

“… and the rains descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.”
– Matt 7:26

Adesua shared the same video on Instagram and told Banky that apart from Jesus, he is the light of her life.

She wrote:

Three years? Seems like yesterday. Seems like forever.
Three years with my bestie.
Everyone knows you’re my husband but today I want to thank you for being my best friend.
The most attentive, loving, funny, caring, inspiring friend I have ever had.
I thought I knew how to love but omo, you have schooled me.
I never knew it was possible to be with someone this long and not have it be riddled with tons of fights. I’m glad for our low voiced intense conversations. Lol
You don’t make me feel crazy, I don’t have to yell before I’m heard. I don’t have to worry. I don’t second guess how you feel about me. I know I’m valued, as I should be.
Thank you bubz, for just being a correct human being. For the heart that you have. For being quick to be sorry when you’re wrong (whispers…even when you’re not. Lol) (I do the same sha)
For not putting your ego before us. For giving me a home that’s my safe haven. I’m grateful for the home we have built. I always look forward to coming home and it takes a lot to even get me out of the house. Lol.
God has done the most marvellous things these past 3 years. May he continue to be the 3rd cord in this threefold cord. As long as he lives and he shields and we keep him part of our lives, we will never be easily broken.
Apart from Jesus, you are def the light of my life.
May that light continue to shine brighter and brighter.
You, my darling are a force to be reckoned with and the world will remember your name.
@bankywellington I love you doesn’t seem to suffice anymore but I’ll say it anyway. I love you with every fibre of my being. Let’s do this till we’re old and grey and maybe in heaven too?

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Fans Of Yemi Alade Mocks Tiwa Savage For Not Making Grammy Awards Nominees



Fans of Yemi Alade mocks Tiwa Savage for not making Grammy Awards nominees.

A Twitter page @YemiNews wrote;

“The moment Tiwa savage went to submit sulia album for world best album at the #Grammys”

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