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Aircraft crashes in Abuja, all passengers killed

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Aircraft crashes in Abuja, all passengers killed

A military flight has crashed in Abuja.

The flight according to an eyewitness crashed close to the Abuja airport.

The eyewitness, who goes by the name Imoleayo Michael Crown, disclosed this via his Twitter handle on Sunday.

He disclosed that the flight would have crashed into a residential area but the pilot maneuvered the aircraft into a nearby bush.

According to the eyewitness, nobody survived.

He tweeted: “A chartered flight just crashed at the Abuja Airport now. Everything burnt gosh Loudly crying face

“Not a single survivor!

“The pilot is a hero! This aircraft should have crashed into the residential area but we watched him maneuver into a free bush to crash. Loudly crying faceLoudly crying faceLoudly crying faceLoudly crying face.”

The incident was confirmed by Hadi Sirika, the Minister of Aviation.

Sirika disclosed that the military aircraft, King Air 350 crashed on the runway of Abuja airport.

In a tweet on Sunday, the minister said the crash appeared fatal.

According to the minister, the aircraft enroute Minna, Niger State crashed due to engine failure.

He said, “A military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure enroute Minna.

“It appears to be fatal. We should remain calm & wait for the outcome of investigation by the military, while we pray for the departed soul/souls if any.”

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AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine certified safe by NAFDAC

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Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has been certified safe for use in Nigeria by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie said the certification came some minutes past midnight on Friday March 5, ahead of the vaccine’s launch in Abuja.

Ehanire who disclosed that the launch would have been cancelled if the agency did not give the final go-ahead, said the vaccine underwent a 48 hour test after arriving the country on Tuesday March 2.

He said;

“The long-awaited day is here in which Nigerians can now join the global community to be vaccinated against the dreaded COVID-19 virus.”

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Buhari’s successor must be Yoruba Muslim – Islamic group vows

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The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), hss vowed that the next President of Nigeria must be a Muslim from the South Western region of the country.

The group wondering why no single Yoruba Muslim has ever ruled Nigeria since independence to date, argued that all Yoruba that have occupied the position have been Christians all along.

MURIC’s argument is contained in a statement issued by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Friday, contending that Yoruba Muslims have been at the receiving end of political and religious persecution for too long.

It said in the interest of fairness and equity, it’s time to allow a Yoruba Muslim occupy Nigeria’s number one seat come 2023.

MURIC argued that even on the state level, Muslims in the South West have suffered marginalisation in the appointment of Commissioners and other political positions by Governors of Ekiti, Oyo, Ondo and Ogun.

“Are Yoruba Muslims third class or second class citizens? Are we not equal before the law?

“It is our strong belief that the narrative will only change when a Yoruba Muslim occupies Aso Rock. Who feels it knows it,” MURIC said.

“Yorubas have been heads of state, president and vice president but all those who got there have always been Christians.

“So we have had three Christians of Yoruba extraction in Aso Rock at different times. It is therefore natural to ask why there hasn’t been any Yoruba Muslim politician in Aso Rock all these years, particularly from 1979 to date?

“President Buhari’s tenure ends in 2023 and the South West is already warming up. Will it still be fair for another Christian from the South West to occupy Aso Rock come 2023?

“Our message to all political parties is loud and clear. Yoruba Muslims will not support any non-Muslim presidential candidate put forward by any political party. To our brothers in the North, we call for solidarity for a Yoruba Muslim presidential candidate from any political party,” he said.

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Senate confirms Abdulrasheed Bawa as EFCC chairman

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The Senate has confirmed the nomination for the appointment of Abdulrasheed Bawa as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFFC.

The 40-year-old Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist was screened by the lawmakers at the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly today February 24.

Last week, President Buhari nominated Bawa and asked the Senate to confirm him as the substantive Chairman of the Commission.

He assumes office as the first core EFCC official and non-police officer to head the agency.

Bawa also became the youngest person ever to serve as chairman of the anti-corruption agency.

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