Aviation agencies: 50 directors sacked, EFCC grills NCAA chiefs
The Federal Government has sacked all the directors of aviation agencies in the Ministry of Aviation Aerospace Development, barely 24 hours after President Bola TInubu fired the heads of five aviation agencies and suspended the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Captain Nuhu Musa.
Tinubu had on Wednesday sacked Mr. Kabir Mohammed of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria; Mr. Tayib Odunowo of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency; Akinola Olateru of the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau; Prof. Mansur Matazu of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency; and Alkali Modibbo, of the Rector of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology.
However, on Thursday a statement by the Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Development announced the sack of all the directors in the six aviation agencies.
Finding by The PUNCH revealed that at least 50 directors had been affected by the development.
In the statement signed by the Head of Press and Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, Odutayo Oluseyi, the government directed the affected directors to hand over to the most senior officers in their various directorates immediately.
The directors of the affected agencies, includes the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, Nigeria Metrological Agency, Nigeria Airspace Management Agency, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, and Nigeria Safety and Investigation Bureau have been instructed to hand over their duties to the most senior personnel in their respective directorates without further delay.
The statement clarified that the agencies’ Board Secretaries and Legal Advisers remain unaffected by this directive.
“All affected directors have been urged to adhere strictly to the instructions provided” Oluseyi said.
Source: The Punch
Brazilian Gospel Singer, Pedro Henrique, Dies During Stage Performance
30-year-old Brazilian gospel singer, Pedro Henrique, is dead.
Naija News learnt that the singer collapsed and died on Wednesday night, while performing his song ‘Vai Ser Tão Lindo’ at a religious event that was being streamed online.
According to Daily Mail, the 30-year-old was engaging the crowd as he stood on the edge of the stage before losing his balance and suddenly fell in front of his band inside a concert venue in the northeastern city of Feira de Santana.
Some attendees immediately rushed to help the singer, while others looked shocked. Henrique was taken to a nearby clinic, where he was confirmed dead.
Speaking on the demise, Henrique’s record label, Todah Music, told a radio station, Radio 93, that the singer suffered a massive heart attack.
Mourning the singer, Todah Music, in a post via Instagram on Thursday, wrote, “There are very difficult situations in life, for which we have no explanation. We just need to understand that the will of God prevails!
“We believe Peter will have a prominent place in the great Heavenly Choir! The songs in his voice will not die and his legacy will live on through his wife, his daughter Zoe and so many lives that have been and will be reached by Christ through the records of his voice!”
Source: Naija News
Nigerian soldiers arrest commander of Eastern Security Network inside Enugu church
Troops of Sector 1 Exercise GOLDEN DAWN III, in conjunction on Wednesday, 13 December 2023, apprehended a commander of Eastern Security Network (ESN), Uchechukwu Akpa and three others at their hideout at Christ the King Catholic Church Ameta Mgbowo in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State.
According to reports, the arrest was made possible during a raid operation on their hideout while holding a meeting.
During the raid, Akpa sustained a gunshot wound while trying to escape.
Others arrested are Udoka Anthony Ude, Ikechukwu Ulanta, and Ezennaya Udeigewere. At the same time, quantity 4 of live cartridges were recovered.
Akpa was the Second in Command to Chocho, a notorious IPOB/ESN criminal who had earlier escaped to Benue State due to the intensity of operations and was recently arrested. The arrested criminals are presently in custody for further exploitation.
In a follow-up raid carried out in the early hours of today, Thursday 14 December 2023, at another hideout in Nenwe, Agwu Local Government Area of Enugu State, the following were recovered: One AK 47 Rifle, Two AK 47 Magazine, 25 rounds of 7.62mm NATO special ammunition and one Pump action rifle.
The GOC 82 Div Nigerian Army, Maj Gen HT Dada, urged the good people of the South East region to support and continually provide timely, reliable and credible information that will lead to the arrest of more unscrupulous elements through the Emergency Line 193.
He said the Nigerian Army will continue to protect the lives and property of the people as it carries out its constitutional roles within the ambit of the law.
Source: Politics Nigeria
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