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Boko Haram: Five Air Force Officers Die In Helicopter Crash

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Boko Haram: Five Air Force Officers Die In Helicopter Crash

A Nigerian Air Force helicopter has crashed on Wednesday in which all five officials on board died instantly, while providing support to troops of 145 battalion, at Damasak in Borno State.

The incident occurred hours after Daramola announced that the Air Task Force of operation Lafiya Dole, had destroyed a building being used as meeting venue by Boko Haram fighters near Baga, in Borno.

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Daramola also said the building was hit straight on, and that it was significantly damaged.  The statement also said the occupants of the building were neutralized.

NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Ibikunle Daramola, disclosed the names of victims as Director of Public Relations and Information of the Nigerian Air Force, Thursday, gave the names of the victims as Flight Lieutenant Perowei Jacob – Pilot in Command; Flight Lieutenant Kaltho Paul Kilyofas – Co-Pilot;Sergeant Auwal Ibrahim – Flight Technician; Lance Corporal Adamu Nura – Gunner and Aircraftman Meshack Ishmael – Gunner

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All the bodies of the deceased, had been recovered and taken to Maiduguri, the state capital, the statement said.

President Muhammadu Buhari has however expressed his heartfelt condolences to the Nigerian Air Force and relations of five people who lost their lives in the crash.

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The Nigerian Air Force has more than a dozen Russian-made helicopters.

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Governor-Elect Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat To Unveil Key Lagos Road Map

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Governor-Elect Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat To Unveil Key Lagos Road Map

Lagos state governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy-governor-elect, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat have said they will unveil the key Lagos road map in ten days.   They said adopting the key road map will help in actualizing the vision for a greater Lagos

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An appreciation dinner is being organized for the governor-elect and deputy-governor-elect to thank residents of the state for their overwhelming support at the poll, and to also unveil the strategies to be adopted in achieving the set objectives for the state.

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The governor-elect says the manifesto, as captured in the five pillars of developmental agenda for the state, aptly presents a clear vision and roadmap in critical sectors, including traffic management and transportation; health and environment; education and technology; making Lagos a 21st century economy; as well as entertainment and tourism.

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Girl Child Education Beyond Getting Girls Into Schools – UNICEF

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Girl Child Education Beyond Getting Girls Into Schools - UNICEF

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) says girl child education goes beyond just getting girls into schools.

UNICEF chief of field office in Kaduna, Dr Zakari Adam, stated this at a two-day meeting of high-level women advocates, UNICEF’s Nigeria intervention project, currently in 14 states.

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It is funded by the UK department for international development to advocate for women education and empowerment in their respective states.

Adam says it is not enough to get the girl child to school, but one must ensure that the girl is safe, and that she learns and completes all levels of education to live a quality life.

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Adam explained that the meeting was organized for the women to review progress and challenges, and to draw action plans that would improve access to opportunities and quality education for girls and young people.

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Onnoghen’s Resignation Not Enough – SANs

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Onnoghen's Resignation Not Enough - SANs

A 20-man group of Senior Advocates of Nigeria under the umbrella of the justice reform project is saying former Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen’s resignation was not enough because of the grave nature of the allegations” against him.

The group is urging the federal government to sanction other judges whose legitimate earnings do not justify their wealth.

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The justice reform project says extending the anti-graft exercise to other judges will restore confidence in the judiciary and dampen the notion that the former Chief Justice of Nigeria was being victimized.

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The group, set up to push for reforms in the judiciary/legal profession, is led by one of the oldest Senior Advocates of Nigeria, Ebun Sofunde.  Some of the members include Jibrin Okutepa, Dr Babatunde Ajibade, Prof Ernest Ojukwu, Osaro Eghobamien, Funke Adekoya, and Kayode Sofola.

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The group says Onnoghen’s resignation is not an answer to the allegations against him.

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