Archive for: helicopter crash

We are still looking for the technician’s body – DMO on crashed helicopter

We are still looking for the technician’s body – DMO on crashed helicopter

By Godwin Akanfe The Defence Headquarters has announced that the military has so far recovered only one body from the site of the crashed Nigerian Air Force helicopter close to Bama in Borno state. An...

 

“I was supposed to fly with Azazi, Yakowa” – Gowon (is there anybody who wasn’t?)

“I was supposed to fly with Azazi, Yakowa” – Gowon (is there anybody who wasn’t?)

by Rachel Ogbu Former Head of State Gen. Yakubu Gowon was supposed to be in the helicopter that crashed and killed the Kaduna state governor, Governor Patrick Yakowa and ex-National Security Adviser,...

 

“Bodies were burnt beyond recognition” – Eye-witnesses recount the last moments of crashed helicopter

Naval pilots – Commander Murtala Daba and Lt. Adeyemi Sowole – tried in vain to land the helicopter which crashed on Saturday at Okoroba community in Nembe Local Government Area, Bayelsa State. Governor...

 

I regret not praying with my husband before his trip – Yakowa’s wife

Widow of the late Kaduna State Governor Patrick Yakowa, Amina, said in Kaduna on Sunday that her worst regret was not praying with her husband before he embarked on his last journey to Bayelsa...

 

Meet Muktar Ramalan Yero, new governor of Kaduna, sworn in today

Meet Muktar Ramalan Yero, new governor of Kaduna, sworn in today

Last Wednesday, he was at a function organized by the Kaduna Council of the Nigeria Union Journalists, NUJ. He represented the governor on the occasion. But two speakers on the occasion said publicly...

 

Navy helicopter carrying Gen Azazi and Gov Yakowa exploded before crashing yesterday

Navy helicopter carrying Gen Azazi and Gov Yakowa exploded before crashing yesterday

by Hauwa Gambo Governor Patrick Yakowa As we initially reported yesterday based on reports from the scene, it appears confirmed that the helicopter that crashed yesterday and killed five people...

 

Tsoho, Daba (who leaves behind a one-year-old daughter), Sowole: Presidency issues full list of crash victims

Tsoho, Daba (who leaves behind a one-year-old daughter), Sowole: Presidency issues full list of crash victims

by Chi Ibe The presidency in its statement released late yesterday to mourn the victims of the helicopter crash, also gave name of its other four victims. Attention had hitherto focused on the...

 

Timi Dakolo is safe and sound … not involved in crash

by Hauwa Gambo YNaija can authoritatively confirm that singer Timi Dakolo is safe and sound. The singer is in Bayelsa, and attended the Okoroba burial of Pa Douglas, father of presidential aide,...

 

Report: Yakowa aide confirms death in crash

by Hauwa Gambo An unnamed aide to Kaduna governor, Patrick Yakowa, has just confirmed his death in a helicopter crash early this evening to international news agency, Reuters. According to the...

 

Police Helicopter Crash: Families of victims get N34.43 million, landlords also compensated

Police Helicopter Crash: Families of victims get N34.43 million, landlords also compensated

by Stanley Azuakola In March 2012, a police surveillance helicopter crashed in Jos, killing the erstwhile Police deputy inspector general in charge of Operations at Force Headquarters, John Haruna...