Gov. El-Rufai commiserates with families of the Kaduna air crash victims

Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has commiserated with the families of the seven people that died in a Donier plane crash on Saturday in Kaduna. A statement signed by the governor’s spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, in Kaduna on Saturday, said the governor also condoled with the Chief of Air Staff, and the officers and men… Read More Gov. El-Rufai commiserates with families of the Kaduna air crash victims

Turkey launches airstrikes against ISIS

Turkey launched its first airstrikes against ISIS in Syria on Saturday as part of the U.S.-led coalition against the extremist group, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. The participation of Turkish air forces in coalition operations was formalized and signed on Monday, according to the ministry. As part of the framework… Read More Turkey launches airstrikes against ISIS

Nigeria transports 18,909 pilgrims for the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Saturday said it had transported 18,909 intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for the 2015 pilgrimage. About 76,000 intending pilgrims from the 36 states and FCT are expected to participate in this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia. The Director, Public Affairs of the commission, Alhaji Uba Mana, told… Read More Nigeria transports 18,909 pilgrims for the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca

Gov. Rochas Okorocha’s brother slumps at Government House Owerri; flown to London for treatment

The younger brother of Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, Chief Okey Okorocha, reportedly collapsed in the government house, Owerri and rushed to an undisclosed hospital in the United Kingdom, according to reports from 247ureports.com. Since the governor’s younger brother’s collapse, his close aides, family members and even the APC topnotch in the state have… Read More Gov. Rochas Okorocha’s brother slumps at Government House Owerri; flown to London for treatment

NNPC shuts down Warri refinery due to shortage of crude oil

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, yesterday, stated that it has shut down the Warri Refineries due to operational challenges. Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Mr. Ohi Alegbe, who disclosed this, noted, however, that the refinery is expected to be reopened for operations on Tuesday. According to him, the decision… Read More NNPC shuts down Warri refinery due to shortage of crude oil

A sheriff’s deputy shot dead at gas station in Texas

A man walked up behind a Texas sheriff’s deputy, Darren Goforth, who was fueling his patrol car and shot him multiple times, killing him instantly, authorities said. The Harris County Sheriff’s deputy was pumping gas in uniform when the gunman opened fire on Friday night. “The deputy then fell to ground,” said Deputy Thomas Gilliland… Read More A sheriff’s deputy shot dead at gas station in Texas