Akure

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Oct 7th, 2013
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By Sola Ogundipe, Olasunkanmi Akoni, Lawami Mikairu, Daniel Eteghe & Monsur Olowoopejo LAGOS — The family of late former Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Agagu, whose remains, while being conveyed to Akure in an aircarft chartered from Associated Airlines, crashed last Thursday in Lagos said,...
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Oct 6th, 2013
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Chief Olu Falae | credits: Sunday Aborisade A former Secretary to the Federal Government, Chief Olu Falae, has said he lost a political successor in his son, Deji, who died in the ill-fated Associated Airline on Thursday. Deji, who was the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Ondo State, led the s...
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Oct 4th, 2013
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LAGOS — Failure of regulation may have been responsible for the crash of Associated Airlines plane at the Lagos airport yesterday, killing about 15 persons and injuring others. Reports have it that 20 persons, including seven crew members, were on board the ill-fated plane, Brazilian made Embraer 120...
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Oct 4th, 2013
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By Our REPORTERS LAGOS—Nigeria’s aviation industry witnessed another tragedy yesterday, as an Embraer aircraft operated by Associated Airlines with registration number SCD 361, conveying the corpse of former Governor of Ondo State, Chief Olusegun Agagu from Lagos to Akure for burial, crashed shortly ...
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Oct 3rd, 2013
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Fifteen people were killed Thursday when a passenger plane crashed near an airport in Nigeria’s largest city, authorities said. The Nigeria National Emergency Management Agency said that the aircraft crashed after taking off from Lagos. It had been bound for the city of Akure, about 170 miles a...
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Oct 3rd, 2013
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  The policeman | credits: File copy The Anambra State Police Command on Wednesday said it had begun questioning the policeman attached to one of its divisions in Onitsha, caught on video demanding a bribe of N10,000 from a motorist. The state conmmand’s Police Public Relations Officer, Emeka Ch...
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Oct 3rd, 2013
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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday in Akure, lamented the death of former Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Agagu, saying he was a dependable associate. Obasanjo’s eulogise Agagu in at the memorial rally held by the Peoples Democratic Party in Akure, the Ondo State capital. The ex-Preside...
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Sep 30th, 2013
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The policeman | credits: File copy For the third time in the past two months, another policeman has been caught on video demanding a bribe of N10,000 from a motorist. The footage, secretly filmed by a passenger at the back seat of a vehicle in Onitsha, Anambra State, has so far received thousands of ...
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Jul 29th, 2013
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BY DAYO JOHNSON AKURE —THE Police in Ondo State have arrested a 47-year-old bricklayer, Damilare Olotu, for allegedly poisoning his wife, Mary, for being barren. The 45-year-old Mary who hailed from Kwara State was a trader and had been having running battle with the suspect over her inability to con...
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Jul 22nd, 2013
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By Tosin Adeonigbabe, IndepthAfrica The senator that represents Ondo Central Senatorial Area in the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Ayo Akinyelure, on Monday apologised for his support of the controversial support for girl marriage by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Now with te...