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Jet Crash: Flight Officer Identified, NAF Prepares Official Response

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There is confusion over the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha jet that flew out of base for an assault on Sunday.

The fighter plane routinely conducts air raids on the Kaduna-Katsina-Zamfara corridor.

JomogNews Nigeria had earlier reported that the aircraft crashed in Kaduna during an operation. There was no mention of casualty.

Late Sunday and Monday morning, sources close to the military said there was indeed an “incident” but that the pilot survived, according to the information available to them.

The identity of the flight officer (name withheld) is now known. He winged the jet that eliminated more than 120 bandits in multiple airstrikes executed at Sububu forest in Zamfara on July 12.

The operation followed the alert by locals to security personnel that scores of criminals in vehicles and motorcycles were gathering.

The pilot, after a reconnaissance aircraft dispatched to recce confirmed the presence of the bandits, rained bombs on targets at Sububu, Jajani, and Dammaka.

NAF Director of Information, Edward Gabkwet told the media on Sunday that there was no crash. “I am making contact and awaiting information from other locations,” he said.

“NAF cannot confirm such an incident without locating the aircraft. What is paramount to the military is the well-being of gallant pilots and troops. I heard a search is ongoing”, a source said.

The Air Force and intelligence units zeroed in on two areas after the jet went off the radar between 12 noon and 1:30pm yesterday.

These are Birnin Gwari Local Government Area between Kaduna and Katsina States, and the axis of Funtua (in Katsina) and Gusau in (Zamfara).

One of our source assured there is no cover-up.

Additional details provided were described as “unfit for public consumption at this time”.

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Death Rumour: Tinubu Hale And Hearty As Sanwo-Olu Visits Him In London (Photos)

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Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has stormed London to visit the national leader of the All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, JomogNews Nigeria reports.

Contrary to widespread reports that the national leader of APC is dead, this online medium can authoritatively tell you that the Jagaban of Borgu Kingdom is hale and hearty as he discussed and cheered with Sanwo-olu.

Tinubu’s death hit the internet two days ago, the rumor was quickly dispelled by the media aide of the astute politician, explaining that Tinubu is hale and hearty.

Governor Sanwoolu’s visit is also proof that Tinubu is not dead as perceived in the media.

During the visit, Tinubu assured Sanwoolu of his wellness.

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IGP Appoints Tunji Disu To Replace Kyari As Head Of Police Intelligence Unit

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Usman Alkali Baba, inspector-general of police (IGP), has named Tunji Disu as head of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) — a unit once led by Abba Kyari, a deputy commissioner of police (DCP).

Disu replaces Abba Kyari who was suspended by the Police Service Commission (PSC) over his alleged fraudulent relationship with Ramon Abbas, better known as Hushpuppi.

The Police Service Commission (PSC) had suspended Kyari on the recommendation of the IGP over his alleged relationship with Ramon Abbas, self-confessed international fraudster better known as Hushpuppi.

Hushpuppi had alleged that he bribed Kyari to arrest and jail “one of his rivals in Nigeria after a dispute over a $1.1 million scam on Qatari business people”.

But Kyari denied any wrongdoing, saying he never collected money from Hushpuppi.

In a statement on Monday, Frank Mba, police spokesman, said the appointment of Disu “is on the heels of management’s decision to fill the leadership gap within the IRT and refocus the unit for better service delivery”.

Mba quoted the IGP as saying the IRT will remain focused in the discharge of its duties in line with national statutes and international best practices.

“The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc has today, 2nd August, 2021 approved the posting of DCP Tunji Disu as the new Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT),” he said.

“Prior to his appointment as the new Head of the IRT, DCP Tunji Disu, a former Commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Lagos State, was the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

“He had also previously served at the State CID, Rivers State as the Deputy Head of the Unit. He was also a former Commander of the Nigeria Police Contingent to the African Union (AU) Peace Keeping Mission in Dafur, Sudan.

“DCP Disu holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the Lagos State University (LASU) and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State. He has also attended several professional courses both at home and abroad: Small Arms Smuggling Training in Botswana, Internet Fraud Training at the Cambridge University, UK, Strategic Leadership Command Course at the Police Staff College, Jos, Forensic Investigations and Criminal Intelligence Course at the University of Lagos, amongst others.

“He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Nigeria Institute of Public Relations and Chattered Institute of Personnel management, amongst other professional bodies.”

 

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Breaking: Veteran Nollywood Actress Racheal Oniga Is Dead

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Veteran Nollywood actress, Racheal Oniga, has died. She was aged 64, a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria has comfirmed.

Oniga, began her acting career in 1993, shortly after her divorce.

She was originally from Eku, Delta State.

She married a Yoruba man, but the marriage collapsed after she claimed another woman bewitched her husband and father of her children.

Among her popular works are Out of Bounds, Owo Blow, The Wedding Party, 30 Days in Atlanta and Power of Sin.

In recognition of her contribution to Nigerian theatre, she was gifted an apartment in Ikorodu by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

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