The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, is now probing the conditions that led to a man being airlifted from a busy road in Benin City, Edo State.
The NCAA held that its attention had been drawn to the recent incident which gained a lot of buzz on social media networks, thus leading to the rolling out of stories by most news portals.
In a recent video that went viral on social media, a helicopter was seen landing on a busy road between cars stuck in a traffic jam and picking up a yet to be identified man.
This incident which happened over the weekend is believed to have further slowed the jammed traffic condition on the said Benin-Ore road.
According to the NCCA, initial reports indicate that the helicopter belongs to Tropical Arctic Logistics Limited. And they had identified the operator of the aircraft which they said had engaged in an unscheduled diversion.
Meanwhile, the Spokesman, Sam Adurogboye, is said to have confirmed the helicopter with registration number 5N – BVQ and aircraft type AW139,
“The pilot was forced to land between Benin-Ore road in an unscheduled diversion to pick up someone,” Adurogboye stated.
He, however, said that findings from the investigation will be made known to the public as soon as it is concluded.
Buhari Suspends NBC Boss, Modibbo Kawu
Modibbo Kawu, the DG of the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, has been put on suspension by President Buhari. This came following his corruption charges by the Independent Corrupt Practices, ICPC.
This development was confirmed by Armstrong Idachaba, NBC’s Director of Broadcast Monitoring. Further, the most senior director in the commission has been directed to take over from Modibbo Kawu.
Modibbo Kawu is currently facing a 12-count charge bordering on money laundering, abuse of office, and misleading a public officer with the intent of defrauding the government.
So, this contravenes Section 26 (1) (c) of the Corrupt Practices and other Related Offenses Act 2000 and punishable under Section 19 of the same Act.
Beisdes, Modibbo was first arraigned in May 2019 over the alleged misappropriation of N 2.5 billion for the digital switch-over (DSO) program of the government.
Mile 12 Market In Lagos On Fire
The popular Mile 12 market in Lagos is currently engulfed in fire. This is coming barely seven days after a similar fire happened at another market in the Ajah area of Lagos
The fire at the Mile 12 market started in the early hours of Thursday 13th February. A report has it that the fire is still raging as the officials of the fire service are working to put out the fire.
Recall that the Mile 12 market is known for the sales of perishable items like fruits, vegetables and many more.
Properties Worth Millions Of Naira Destroyed By An Early Morning Fire In Ilesha
An early morning fire on Tuesday at the Atakumosa Central market in Ilesa, Osun State has destroyed several properties worth millions of Naira.
Information gathered revealed that the fire started around 1 am and continued for over two hours before it was put out at about 3:45 am by the efforts of the fire service in Osun State.
Besides, it was also discovered that the inferno started without knowing the cause and its intensity could not be contained by the initial set of people available.
Several shops were destroyed as it spread from one shop to another. Osun State Police PR, Folasade Odoro confirmed the incident and said the police deployed men to the scene to prevent looting of shops by miscreants.
However, she said the value of destruction cannot be ascertained but said many shops were razed by the fire.