The identities of the gallant officers of the Nigerian military who lost their lives in a plane crash in Kaduna on Friday have been revealed. The ill-fated airplane was said to have crashed at the Kaduna Airport on Friday killing all the passengers and the crew on board including the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru. Although, the Nigerian Airforce in a statement by its spokesperson, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet said the immediate cause of the crash is not yet ascertained, sources however claimed that the incident might be due to inclement weather condition. Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has said that the departed officers shall be buried today Saturday 22, 2021. Find the list below: COAS Entourage 1. LT GEN I ATTAHIRU. 2. BRIG GEN MI ABDULKADIR. 3. BRIG GEN OLAYINKA. 4. BRIG GEN KULIYA. 5. MAJ LA HAYAT. 6. MAJ HAMZA. 7. SGT UMAR. Crew: 8. FLT LT TO ASANIYI. 9. FLT LT AA OLUFADE. 10. SGT ADESINA. 11. ACM OYEDEPO.
The Academic Staff Union Of Polytechnics, ASUP has embarked on a nationwide industrial action. The National President of the Union, Anderson Eziebe disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday. This is coming despite the Federal Government's invitation of the leadership of the Union on Monday to a meeting Scheduled to hold earlier today Tuesday 6th of April by 11:00AM in a move to avert the planned strike. According to Eziebe, the Union members reached a unanimous position to shut down all the nation's Polytechnics and Monotechnics effective from 12:00AM 6th of April, 2021 and that this would continue as long as the Federal Government refused to meet their demands. The Union has been at a loggerhead with the Federal Government over what they described as the Government's failure to honour the various agreements entered into with the Union.
A bullion van belonging to one of the commercial banks in the Ondo State axis was on Thursday evening attacked by gunmen suspected to be armed robbers. An eyewitness account held that the incident occurred around 5 p.m at Elemosho Village along Akure-Ondo Expressway in Ondo East Local Government Area of the State. According to the source, 2 Police escorts to the van and one other person were shot in the attack which lasted for about 20 minutes with undisclosed amount of money carted away by the bandits. Men of the Amotekun security operatives were said to had later arrived at the scene taking one of the injured persons to the nearby hospital while the conditions of the two police officers could not be ascertained as at the time of filling this report. The incident according to the source led to a temporary shutdown of vehicular movements while the villagers disappeared in the bush for safety from the heavy gunshots which enveloped the community while the attack lasted.