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Bauchi Gov Flags off construction of Nigerian Air Force Aircraft Maintenance Hangar in Bauchi.

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Bauchi Gov Flags off construction of Nigerian Air Force Aircraft Maintenance Hangar in Bauchi.

From Ali Sara. Bauchi

Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has flagged off construction of Nigeria Air Force Aircraft Maintenance Hangar in Bauchi

Performing the ground breaking ceremony at the project site on Tuesday Governor Mohammed pledged his administration’s continued support to the Nigeria Airfoce in the wake of the security challenges bedevilling the country.

He commended the Chief of Air staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar for the project.

Governor Mohammed said that the Aircraft hangar when constructed, will further assist the Air Force personnel in combating insecurity in the north east as well as other parts of the country.

According to him he is pleased to perform the historic ground breaking ceremony of the Nigeria Air Force Aircraft maintenance Hangar in Bauchi

The Givernor also expressed delight with the orderliness and neatness around the site of the project as well as the effort in maintaining its facilities.
He attributed the development to the quality leadership of the Chief of Air Staff, Abubakar Sadiq.

“This goes to show that the Nigerian Airfoce is managing the scarce resources available to it in a prudent manner. I therefore, urge you all the personnel of the Nigerian Air Force to maintain the tempo”, the governor said.

The Governor noted that Bauchi state is proud to produce and to present to the nation, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar as combat flying officer of repute, adding that his tenure is changing the Nigerian Air Force on the global perspective.

He said that the establishment of the Nigerian Air Force special operations command among others is the testimony to the fact that the Nigerian Air Force is growing in the right direction.

“The Nigerian airforce has been involved in numerous operations to restore security across the country with commendable results.

Governor Mohammed also acknowledged the Supreme sacrifice of the Nigerian gallant troops not only at ensuring the unified existence of the country but also preserving the nurtured democracy.

He said that the success and the performance of the NAF is determined by how well its aircraft is maintained and sheltered, adding that the Aircraft maintenance hangar will serve as a store house and maintenance shelter to the precious platform of the Air Force and other aircrafts.

In his remarks, the Chief of Air staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Baba Abubakar said that the project when completed will significantly add value to the operations of the NAF in the North East, North west and by extension the entire country.

He expressed delight that they are witnessing the commencement of the construction of the gigantic aircraft hanger.

The Air Marshal assured that the NAF engineers and technicians, platforms and other equipIat deployed to Bauchi will be adequately protected.

“By its strategic location, Bauchi state provides our aircrafts with the reach required to adequately respond and provide support to our troops fighting against insurgency, terrorism in the north east, banditry in the north west as well as other security challenges in the north central”, he said.

Air Marshal Sadiq said that the construction of the maintenance hanger will add value to the efforts of the Nigerian Air Force in tackling the current security challenge facing the nation.

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Kogi Govt donates food items to widows of fallen heroes

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Kogi Govt donates food items to widows of fallen heroes

By Aliyu Abubakar

As part of the activities to Mark the just concluded Nigeria Army Day celebration, Kogi State Security Trust Fund, has donated consumable items to families of the fallen heroes at Command Army Record, Lokoja.
Presenting the food items, the Executive Chairman Kogi State Security Trust Fund, Hon Samari Teina Abdulmalik, who was represented by the Acting Board Secretary, Mrs Ajayi Grace, said, the gesture was to put smiles on the faces of widows of the fallen heroes as their husbands colleagues celebrate the Nigeria Army Day.
Samari, urged the fallen heroes’ wives to be strong and courageous, “I want to urge you wives of our fallen heroes to be courageous and engage in positive ventures that will create better life for you and your children in future.”
” Please accept the token presentation of various items and use them judiciously as we hope to come up with more programmes of mutual benefits.” He said.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, the Commander, Command Army Record, Maj- Gen. O. O Sholaye, who was represented by the Personal Assistant to the Commander, Staff Sergeant, Konto Ibrahim, thanked the State Government, for the gesture.
He prayed for the Governor, the families of fallen heroes and the fallen heroes, who paid the ultimate sacrifice for peace and unity of our dear country Nigeria.

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Multi-billion naira PH hotel: Ebonyi indigenes tackle Umahi over ownership

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Multi-billion naira PH hotel: Ebonyi indigenes tackle Umahi over ownership

Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) has asked Governor David Umahi to speak up over a viral picture of a multi-billion Naira hotel located in Rivers state, allegedly named after Osborn Umahi.

The association expressed concern that the governor had maintained the sealed lips since the images of the said Port-Harcourt Osborn La Palm Hotel went viral on the social media.

The hotel which is almost completed is said to be worth about N40 billion.

In a statement released to newsmen Sunday in Abuja, by its President, Amb Pascal Oluchukwu, urged the anti-graft agencies to begin to gather their facts and evidences in case of any fow play.

According to AESID, the said hotel is located in the heart of the oil-rich city of Port-Harcourt, Rivers state specifically at No. 3 Olaka Street, off Abacha Road, G.R.A, Port-Harcourt has a roof-top swimming pool and a Presidential Penthouse as one of its many special features.

The statement said: “The fact that the said hotel project started just in 2016 is even more worrisome for the indigenes of a state like Ebonyi where endemic and anthropogenic poverty is the order of the day, having been accurately ranked the poorest state in the entire Southern Nigeria and the 3rd poorest among the 36 States of the Nigerian Federation.

“Our position on this revelation is that Governor Umahi must speak up on this monumental allegations within 24 hours and the anti-graft agencies should begin to gather their facts and evidences aright and await the days of reckoning, knowing that immunity protects him from being prosecuted by the Nigerian government even at this point.”

The Ebonyi governance and accountability platform said: “We believe it should be wisdom for Governor Wike to revoke the land where the said hotel is situated especially if Umahi fails to open-up on these weighty allegations against his person.”

Reacting to the spate of insecurity in the state, AESID said its deeply worried that the political actors, have continued to heat up the polity by dispensing mindless violence, killing and maiming innocent and helpless Ebony citizens particularly those in opposition parties.

“To this end therefore, AESID, again calls on the Police and indeed, all heads of intelligent security agencies to uncover and nip these killings in the bud and bring all perpetrators of these heinous attacks to book no matter how highly placed.”

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How two Police inspectors lost their lives in autocrash while helping to bury colleague

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Two policemen attach to the Kogi State police command, who were helping to convey the remains of their colleague to his family for burial, have also lost their lives in an autocrash.

NationalUpdate gathered that the two inspectors of police along with a civilian driver died on Thursday in a fatal auto crash on Itobe-Ojodu-Anyigba road.

The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Mr Solomon Aghure, confirmed the incident.
He told newsmen in Lokoja that the victims were travelling in an ambulance van to Anyigba with emppty casket when the accident happened.

Aghure added that the two deceased policemen were only offering their helping hands to pick the corpse of a police sergeant from a mortuary in Anyigba, adding that their vehicle and a Mercedes Benz truck, coming from the opposite direction had a Headon collissio at a spot in Ojodu community.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the police command in the state, DSP William Aya, who also confirmed the incident, said the two policemen were detailed to pick the corpse of the deceased sergeant at Anyigba and accompany it to Adamawa for burial.

Aya said the family of the deceased sergeant policeman requested that his remains be brought home for burial.

The police spokesperson said that the driver of the truck and his conductor disappeared immediately the incident happened to evade beingarrested.

He said that the corpses of the two police inspectors had been deposited at a morgue in Lokoja, adding that the civilian driver of the ambulance had been released to his family.

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