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Buhari Visits Injured NAF Pilots

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Buhari Visits Injured NAF Pilots

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday evening paid a get-well-quick visit to the two Nigerian Air Force pilots involved in a crash last week, at the Defence Intelligence Agency hospital in Abuja.

Mr Femi Adesina, the Presidential spokesman in a statement in Abuja, said the President was at the hospital as a morale booster to the injured officers.

The president rejoiced with Sqn. Ldr. Batuba, and Flt.-Lt. Andy and gave glory to God for sparing their lives.

He also commiserated with them on the loss of their colleague, Sqn. Ldr. Bello Baba-Ari.

He prayed that God would give the family of the deceased the fortitude to bear the loss.

Chief of Medical Services at the hospital, AVM Saleh Shinkafi, assured Buhari that the medical condition of the officers was improving steadily.

He added that they were being kept for further rest and counseling, as part of the rehabilitation process.

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, who was also on hand to receive the President, explained that the three pilots ejected successfully from their jets after the collision.

He, however, added that the helmet of Baba-Ari flew open, which led to a head injuries that turned fatal.

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PPPRA Cautions Oil Marketers On Distorting Fuel Price

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PPPRA Cautions Oil Marketers On Distorting Fuel Price

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency on Tuesday cautioned oil marketers against distorting the approved pump price of petrol.

PPPRA secretary Abdulkadir Saidu says the agency is in charge of fixing the price of white petroleum products – petrol and kerosene, the approved cost of PMS at retail filling stations has not changed beyond N145 per litre.

Saidu has also advised oil marketers to ensure that there was no price distortion in their respective retail outlets, adding that PPPRA would continue to carry out its oversight function of monitoring depots and filling stations across the country.

He said this would ensure strict adherence to the regulated price and stop other forms of fraudulent practices at retail outlets.

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NIM President Calls ON Political Leaders In Nigeria To Reveal Salaries And Allowances

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NIM President Calls ON Political Leaders In Nigeria To Reveal Salaries And Allowances

The president of the Nigerian Institute of Management, Professor Olukunle Iyanda, has called for the disclosure of remunerations of political leaders in the country.

He frowned on the refusal of national assembly members to reveal their salaries and allowances.

Speaking at the nim’s continuing learning and development programme in Abuja, Iyanda accused politicians of elevating themselves above service to the nation.

Iyanda lamented that Nigerian lawmakers are the highest paid in the world; yet, Nigeria is not among the top 10 richest nations.  He said they should not earn more than Federal Permanent Secretaries.

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Gombe State Government Confirms Death Of 4 Lassa Fever Patients

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Gombe State Government Confirms Death Of 4 Lassa Fever Patients

The Gombe state government has confirmed the deaths of four Lassa fever patients from the 53 suspected cases recorded in the state.

Acting state epidemiologist, Nuhu Bille, has advised members of the public to imbibe the culture of reporting cases of fever to hospitals for adequate action and treatment.

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