Good Morning Nigeria! Here are a few of what you need to know this Thursday morning🙂. Enjoy!
1.The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has revealed that the operator of the crashed chopper conveying Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to Kabba, Kogi State, failed to carry out risk assessment test of the Kabba Stadium prior to the flight. “The findings revealed that the helicopter had a valid Certificate of Air Worthiness. But the operators, Caverton Helicopters Ltd., failed to carry out risk assessment test of the Kabba Stadium prior to the flight. Caverton Helicopters Ltd. did not conduct site survey of the landing field prior to this flight,” AIB Commissioner said.
2. Mrs. Aisha Buhari, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has called on Nigerian women to support the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) by voting for her husband in the forthcoming election. She made the called while addressing thousands of youth and women at her husband’s hometown, Daura, Katsina State, on Wednesday ahead of the February 16 presidential poll.
3. The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of working for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). “INEC is working more for PDP. I can show,” Mr Oshiomhole said at a press briefing in Abuja on Wednesday. “INEC without giving us any explanation and without giving any concrete evidence went ahead to say that we can’t field candidates in Zamfara State, therefore, seeking to annul democracy in Zamfara State,” Oshiomhole cited as example of INEC’s collusion with the PDP.
4. The convoy of Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State was on Tuesday ambushed by Boko Haram terrorist group while on his way to campaign in a border town called Gamboru-Ngala. The attack occurred when the governor got to a village called Logomani along the Maiduguri-Gambu road which leads to Chad Republic. Soldier had reportedly warned the governor against going to the town at that late hour, but he refused and proceeded with the journey.
5. Catriona Laing, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, has warned that Nigerian politicians who incite or support violence in the forthcoming general elections would have their visas banned and assets seized. She added that they would also experience worst scenario of prosecution. “We will apply this absolutely across board not directed to any particular party; so, we are monitoring and looking out for hate speech,” she added.