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NAF releasd names of deceased officers in crashed military plane

  The Nigeria Air Force on Sunday released the names of officers who died in the Beechcraft Kingair B350i plane crash. In a statement issued by the Air Force spokesman, Ibikunle Daramola, the officers are; Flight Lieutenant Haruna Gadzama (Captain), Flight Lieutenant Henry Piyo (Co-pilot), Flying Officer Micheal Okpara (Airborne Tactical Observation System specialist). Others included Warrant Officer Bassey Etim (ATOS specialist), Flight Sergeant Olasunkanmi Olawunmi (ATOS specialist), Sergeant Ugochukwu Oluka (ATOS specialist), Aircraftman Adewale Johnson (Onboard Technician). The jet en route Minna in Niger State crashed close to the runway of the Abuja airport after reporting engine failure. The NAF spokesman explained that Chief of the Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Oladayo Amao, has ordered an immediate probe of the accident. “This is to confirm that a Nigerian Air Force Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft crashed while returning to the Abuja Airport after reporting engine failure enro

If marriage certificate expires like driving license many men will not renew theirs

Nollywood actor, Kelvin Ikeduba said that if marriage certificate expires like driving license. Many men will never renew their marriage certificate. 

Temporary Balance Sync Issue Incident report in Binance

Dear Binancians, Binance temporarily suspended deposits, withdrawals, and transfers today from 5:13 PM (UTC) to 8:52 PM (UTC), due to an AWS outage which affected multiple other exchanges as well as Binance. This also caused a balance sync issue which caused incorrect balances to display when accessing Binance with web or app, and in some cases prevented orders from being placed. API trading was unaffected. Balances reported via the API and Websockets were correct throughout this time. The AWS network has now recovered and all Binance systems are back to normal. Note: Balances should now be displayed correctly Funds are SAFU and were not affected by this issue Systems are back to normal and deposits/withdrawals/transfers are open We apologize for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding. Binance Team 2021/02/19 Trade on the go with Binance’s mobile crypto trading app Click here to download for iOS or Android Find us on Telegram: Twitte

Trump Trial Starts With Constitutional Fight: Impeachment Update

 Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial is set to begin on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Washington time. The trial is sure to be rich in political and constitutional significance even though it’s all but certain to end in acquittal, with most Republicans in opposition. The nine House managers prosecuting Trump will argue that he betrayed his oath of office as president by inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. They plan to use video of Trump’s call to action and the assault that followed. Trump’s lawyers said in their legal brief filed on Monday that his words were constitutionally protected free speech and didn’t incite his supporters to violence. Trump Trial Opens With Constitution Debate (6:00 AM) Before Trump’s impeachment trial can begin in earnest, there will be an impassioned debate about whether it’s even constitutional to have it. Trump’s lawyers argue that he can’t be tried because he’s no longer in office. The House impeachment managers, who will prosecute the case, argue t

Senator Yahaya Abdullahi To Governors: Stop Running To Buhari Over Insecurity

The Senate has challenged the 36 state governors to sit down with their people and address security challenges rather than always run to the Presidency for solutions. Addressing reporters in Abuja on Monday, Senate Leader Yahaya Abdullahi, said the Senate was disturbed that herdsmen/farmers’ crises, banditry and insurgency remain unabated. Abdullahi said the Senate would on resumption today debate a motion by Deputy Senate Leader Ajayi Boroffice, on the incessant clashes between herders and farmers across the country. He said: “These are issues that should be resolved at the local level either through dialogue anchored on the spirit of give and take. “Whatever crises that are involved should be resolved by political leaders at appropriate levels be it, at the National Assembly, at the level of the governors, local government and even councillorship level where state actors are expected to sit down with their people so that a lot of these issues can be articulated and addressed by the l

El-Rufai To Gumi: We Can’t Negotiate With Bandits

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said that his administration is at war with bandits and so cannot negotiate with them. The governor also ruled out the issue of forgiveness and compensation for bandits being advocated by the state based Islamic Scholar, Dr Ahmad Gumi. Tambuwal: ‘Fura da nono’ hawkers supplying drugs to band it El-Rufai said eliminating the bandits is the only solution to banditry in the region . Daily Trust reported recently how Dr Gumi visited communities within Kaduna facing insecurity in the state as well as Zamfara State to meet with bandits. According to El-Rufai, he never believed that a Fulani herdsman who ventured into banditry and collecting millions of naira as ransom will repent. The governor disclosed this in an interview with BBC Hausa radio as monitored on Monday. He said he spoke with the Islamic Scholar Dr Gumi who he described as his friend that majority of these bandits don’t believed in religion which is why they killed without mercy. ‎Accord

Covid: South Africa halts AstraZeneca vaccine rollout over new variant

Share this with Email   Share this with Facebook   Share this with Twitter   Share this with  Image copyright REUTERS Image caption South Africa has recorded more than 1.4 million Covid cases South Africa has put its rollout of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on hold after a study showed "disappointing" results against its new Covid variant. Scientists say the variant accounts for 90% of new Covid cases in South Africa. The trial, involving some 2,000 people, found that the vaccine offered "minimal protection" against mild and moderate cases. But experts are hopeful that the vaccine will still be effective at preventing severe cases. South Africa has recorded almost 1.5 million coronavirus cases and more than 46,000 deaths since the pandemic began - a higher toll than any other country on the continent. The country has received one million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab and was preparing to start vaccinating people. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said his governme

Queen Elizabeth pressured UK govt for clause in law to conceal private wealth

(REUTERS Photo) INTERNATIONAL NEWS NEXT ARTICLE EU foreign ministers may discuss new anti-Russian sanctions on February 22, says Borrell UK and Commonwealth Head of State,   Queen Elizabeth II , lobbied the UK government to push through an exemption for Buckingham Palace in transparency laws in the 1970s, The Guardian reported citing documents in the National Archives. According to the publication, the Queen deployed her high-powered attorney at the time,  Matthew Farrer , to pressure government officials and lawmakers involved in drafting a bill to tackle opaque, backroom dealings in the country's financial institutions. Correspondences between officials found in the United Kingdom's National Archives reveal that Farrer insisted a clause be added to maintain a veil of secrecy to the queen's estate and her stakes in companies. The left-leaning newspaper maintained that the queen's consent, an archaic procedure of seeking a go-ahead from the sovereign before legislation

Minnesota lawmaker seeks changes to let medical cannabis patients get gun

         Minnesota legalized the use of medical cannabis with a physician's prescription, but it is still listed as a Schedule 1 drug by the state and federal government, putting it on the same level as illicit narcotics such as heroin and LSD. That has some legal ramifications for gun owners among the 43,000 people registered in the state's medical cannabis program. State Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, has multiple sclerosis and is registered in the state's medical cannabis program. Hamilton told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS he cannot renew his permit to carry a gun or legally use a firearm to hunt in Minnesota because the state and the federal government still list medical cannabis as a Schedule 1 drug. 'The bill I am proposing would make medical cannabis a Schedule 2 drug -- legal with a prescription but yet allowing you to renew your permit to carry and hunt with a firearm if you so choose,' Hamilton said. Lawmakers reintroduce recreational cannabis legislation at Min