Saturday, 5 October 2013
Fellow Nigerians, where and how do I begin this horrible epistle? Only last week, on this same page, I wrote about two unfortunate deaths which had occurred within days apart. The first was the cold-blooded murder of one of Africa’s greatest poets, Professor Kofi Awoonor, in the hands of some trigger-happy Somali terrorists, at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. The second was that of a much younger person, Bunmi Adedayo, who was airlifted out of Nigeria after some health complications but lost the battle for his life. While both deaths were painful and unbearable, Bunmi’s case was sadder for a simple reason. He was the only child of his parents, the owners of the famous Tastee Fried Chicken in Lagos.
Late Moses Murtala Aminu.
The victim had left his 67, Ahmadu Ahijo Street, Narayi-Highcost family residence last week Sunday full of life for a party at Barnawa , Kaduna, but could not return home as he was killed by a police constable. According to PM News, his friend and eyewitness told said this morning, that the police constable identified as Alex Okpe was beating up his girlfriend outside the venue of the party and when Murtala tried to intervene, he got angry and pulled out his gun from his jeans trousers and fired straight into his heart.
According to an eyewitness who spoke under anonymity, after Murtala was shod dead, the police constable then fired again in the air twice to scare the people around and escaped on his motorcycle.
It is with great sadness and profound loss that M.I.C Royal Ltd announces the passing away of
1. Our Chief Executive MR Olatunji Okusanya,
2. His Son, Mr Olatunji Okusanya Jnr
And four members of our team namely;
3. Mr Akeem Akintunde; 4. Mr Chijioke Duru; 5. Mr Kingsley Amaechi
According to information Nigeria website
TB Joshua during last sundays service said:
His church members should fast and pray, specifically on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (the day of the Agagu’s corpse plane crash). His reason? He told his congregation that he saw ‘a gathering of TEARS’.
Agagu’s village people also confirmed that they saw the same revelation and prayed and fasted but sadly there was nothing they could do to forestall the unfortunate incident. These SCOAN people would say anything to big up their church/pastor.......i no chop.
Another plane crash was averted this morning in Sokoto when a Saudi bound Kabo Air plane carrying 400 passengers from Kano made an emergency landing at the Sir Abubakar III international Airport when its tyres exploded immediately after take off. The Boeing 747 jumbo jet, left Kano on Friday en route Saudi Arabia but had to divert to Sokoto when the incident happened. This is coming barely 72 hours after an Embraer aircraft belonging to Associated Airlines with registration number, 5N-BIT crashed in Lagos shortly after take-off from the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. God would not let us hear bad thing oh, we have barely recovered from thursdays flight now this one. God forbid bad thing.
The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) on Friday said that the ‘Black-box’ of the crashed Associated Aviation Ltd., aircraft would be analysed in Nigeria. Mr Tunji Oketunbi, the spokesman of AIB, in a telephone interview said that the ‘black box’ would be analysed at its Abuja office. The Embraer-120 aircraft, with registration number 5N-BJY, was operated by Associated Airlines and was on a private charter flight from Lagos to Akure. It crashed shortly after take-off at the local wing of the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos. Meanwhile it has been made known that the aircraft was 23 years old and was serviced in June.
Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has declared a 3-day of fasting and Prayer in the state following the death of officials of the state in the Thursday morning ill-fated plane crash which had the body of the former Governor of the state, Dr Olusegun Agagu and 20 others on board. In a state broadcast yesterday evening, Dr Mimiko said the Associated Airline plane crash that happened on Thursday morning in Lagos has further thrown the state into sadness and mourning adding that certainly”this is trying time in the history of our beloved state”.
A Navy SEAL team targeted a senior leader of the Shabab militant group in a raid on his seaside villa in the Somali town of Baraawe on Saturday, American officials said, in response to a deadly attack on a Nairobi shopping mall for which the group had claimed responsibility. The SEAL team stealthily approached the beachfront house by sea, firing on the unidentified target in a predawn gunbattle that was the most significant raid by American troops on Somali soil since commandos killed Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, a Qaeda mastermind, near the same town four years ago.