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Former Chief of Air Staff, Eduok, dies at 74

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The Akwa Ibom State Government has announced the death of a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Nsikak Eduok (retd.), at the age of 74.

He was said to have died on Wednesday evening at the Ibom Multi-Specialty Hospital, Uyo, in Akwa Ibom State.

Secretary to the Akwa Ibom State government, Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, said in a statement that he died of end-stage kidney failure.

The statement read in part, “The Government of Akwa Ibom State hereby formally announces the death of a former Chief of Air Staff and former Minister of Aviation, Air Marshall Nsikak Eduok(Rtd). He died yesterday, 6th January, 2021 in Uyo.

“The information from his doctors indicates that he died of end-stage kidney failure.

“The late elder statesman was a very respected Nigerian and Akwa Ibomite who contributed greatly to the development of our country and state.

“The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, is greatly grieved by the news of his death and extends his condolences to the bereaved family.”

Born on July 11, 1947, at Mbak in Akwa Ibom State, the late air force chief enlisted into NAF as a potential pilot on August 1, 1968.

He had his initial military training at the Nigerian Defence Academy after which he went for primary flying training in 1970.

Eduok was appointed as the CAS on August 27, 1993, but the appointment was reversed a week later by the then military government.

He was redeployed as Air Officer Commanding Tactical Air Command and appointed a member of the Provisional Ruling Council.

He was appointed a member of the Federal Executive Council as Minister of Aviation on March 20, 1995 and was reappointed as the CAS on March 30, 1996.

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Man Mauled To Death By Dogs Belonging To A Church – Police

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The Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO) of Lagos Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday.

He also said the police have begun an investigation into the incident.

Hundeyin said that the younger brother of the victim reported the incident to the police in the Abule-Egba area of Lagos.

He said that on Tuesday at about 11:30pm, his elder brother was coming home and two German dogs came out from church premises and pounced on him.

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“The man said the dogs gave his elder brother several bites all over his body. The police immediately visited the scene of the incident by detectives led by the Divisional Crime Officer.

“On arrival, the dogs were not seen. The victim was said to be rushed to Orile Agege General Hospital for treatment by the family.

“On getting to the hospital, it was discovered that the victim has given up the ghost. Family forcefully removed the corpse for burial according to Muslim rite,” he said.

The PPRO, therefore, advised members of the public to always cage and vaccinate their dogs.

“You are liable for any damage caused by your pets,” he warned. (NAN)/Daily Trust

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BREAKING: NDLEA nabs ex-football with cocaine

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Spokesman of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has arrested an ex-footballer with cocaine at the Lagos air port.

Spokesman of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi in tweet on his verified twitter handle shared a video of how an ex-footballer imported cocaine into Nigeria.

The Cocaine was concealed in a wooden frame and Babafemi tweeted : “Just imagine the time and energy it takes to conceal this when you know there’s no guarantee ⁦ @ndlea_nigeria
⁩ officers won’t unravel you. Another one busted at Lagos airport. Details coming shortly”

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Spokesperson of the agency said in a statement that the 33-year-old indigene of Arochukwu Local Government, Abia State was arrested on Monday 26th September 2022 after anti-narcotic officers discovered he concealed the illicit substance in the handles of his bags and padded the top edges of same with the class A drug.

During preliminary interview, Okafor disclosed that he was an ex-footballer with the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH Enugu FC, where he played for four seasons before leaving for Sri Lanka in 2014.

He further stated that he moved to Brazil from Sri Lanka after playing for two seasons but could not advance his football career in Brazil due lack of official documents.

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Unknown gunmen abduct traditional ruler, wife, driver in Kwara

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Kwara State Police Command spokesman, Okasanmi Ajayi

Unknown gunmen, on Saturday, kidnapped the traditional ruler of Owa Onire in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara- state, Oba AbdulRahaman Ifabiyi, his wife and driver were also abducted.

Kwara State Police Command spokesman, Okasanmi Ajayi confirmed the development Sunday morning.
According to the PPRO, Police tactical teams with vigilantes and hunters were immediately dispatched to the area by the commissioner of police, CP Paul Odama.

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Mr Ajayi noted that the efforts of the teams led to the rescue of the abducted wife of the traditional ruler, however, she has been released to join her family.

The Image maker, said two suspects involved in the kidnap were arrested and helping the Command in her investigation.

He said efforts were going to rescue the traditional ruler and his driver.

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