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Plane Involved In Sokoto Accident Arrives Saudi Arabia Safely, NAHCON Says

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The plane involved in a minor accident on Saturday at the Sultan Abubakar Airport in Sokoto arrived Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, safely, a Hajj official has said.

kabo_jet (1)The plane, owned by Kabo airlines, had a burst tyre while landing at the Sokoto airport, Uba Mana, the spokesperson of the National Hajj Commission, NAHCON, told PREMIUM TIMES. Mr. Mana said the plane had proceeded to Saudi Arabia and landed safely at Jeddah Airport.

“Let me correct the erroneous impression about mid air tyre burst. An aircraft tyre cannot burst while on air. The tyre is always within the body of the aircraft until when it is landing, that is when it is released out,” he said.

“The plane went to Sokoto to pick up additional passengers to fill up the vacancies in the aircraft before heading to Saudi Arabia; and on landing, one of the aircraft tyres bursted.”

The NAHCON spokesperson said burst tyre during landings happens a lot in the aviation industry, adding that no one was hurt in the Sokoto incident.

“The plane has since landed in Saudi Arabia. All they had to do was change the flat tyre. The plane did not experience any technical problem,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria had earlier reported that the Boeing 747 plane with registration number, 5N-JRM, had an emergency landing at the Sokoto airport at about 10 p.m.

The agency stated that arrangements were made by the management of Kabo Air to fly in another aircraft from Kano to convey the intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia.

It also reported that the Governor of Kebbi State, Saidu Dakingari, and his wife, who were supposed to join the plane to Jeddah, had returned to Birnin Kebbi on learning about the incident.

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Tinubu Visits Sanwo-Olu, Says “I’m Still The Jagaban”

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Tinubu Visits Sanwo-Olu, Says “I’m Still The Jagaban”

 

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State and National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress on Saturday paid a courtesy visit to the governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Tinubu, in his visit to the governor, stated that contrary to false news making the rounds, he did not travel to France, adding that he is still the Jagaban.

He also denied rumours that his son Seyi was kidnapped or chased out of his residence outside the country, emphasizing that nobody can chase him or his family out of Lagos.

The former governor’s visit comes after the infamous shooting of unarmed protesters in Lekki area of the state.

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Air Force Intervenes, Slams Policemen For Shooting At A Crowd (Video)

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Air Force Intervenes, Slams Policemen For Shooting At A Crowd (Video)

A viral video has captured moment soldiers of the Nigeria Air Force intervened and slammed some policemen for shooting at a crowd.

Air Force slammed Policemen

The incident which occurred at a yet to be identified venue showed some men of the Nigeria Air Force calling on officers of the Nigeria police to cease fire.

In the videos also, residents were seen running helter-skelter while soldiers used a megaphone to call for calm. “Stop shooting, the Air Force are here”, the soldiers could be heard screaming.

However, the policemen appeared reluctant in taking orders from the soldiers until one of them showed proof of his rank by pointing to the stars on his shoulder.

The soldier also warned that if they refuse to ceasefire, he would charge them and their headquarters for inciting violence.

The officer who spoke on behalf of the Air Force then commanded the policemen to move their van behind theirs so the Army would serve as a buffer between them and the crowd.

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#EndSARS: Hoodlums vandalize Senator Gershom Bassey’s family house in Calabar

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#EndSARS: Hoodlums vandalize Senator Gershom Bassey’s family house in Calabar

Senator Gershom Bassey’s resident has been vandalized and looted by hoodlums rampaging the streets of Calabar.

Information Nigeria gathered that the hoodlums overpowered the security men attached to the property.

 

This is in spite of the  24 hours curfew declared in Cross River state.

Some of the buildings already vandalised include the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office along Marian Road, Cross River State Transport Regulatory Agency (CRTRA) office and banks along Mayne Avenue and 8-Miles Calabar.

Federal institutions like the Ministry of Agriculture, Cross River Basin Authourity, and Federal Psychiatric Hospital were also vandalized.

Houses belonging to some politicians were not spared. Some of those affected include Senators Gershom Bassey and Victor Ndoma Egba. Bassey’s houses located at Mayne Avenue by White and the one at Asari Iso were looted and burnt.

Egba’s house located within the same Asari Iso axis was also vandalized.

To restore normalcy, military personnel have reportedly taken over major streets.

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