A military aircraft recently released from presidential fleet and handed over to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has reportedly crashed in Makurdi, Benue State.
It was gathered from a senior Air Force officer in Makurdi that the Augusta AW101 helicopter crashed after landing.
The source, who pleaded not to be named, said it was not a major crash.
“What happened was that the helicopter had landed but suddenly moved up and tumbled,” the source added.
Our correspondent learnt that only the flight engineer was […]
It was gathered that the Presidential Amnesty Programme is to deploy 10 beneficiaries of the programme for helicopter training at the International Helicopter Flying School, Enugu.
The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, retired Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
Boroh said the training was part of the Federal Government’s programme on Sustainable Reintegration Agenda and building the manpower needs of not just the Niger Delta, but also the country.
Boroh said: “This helicopter training, […]
A farmer, Martyn Steedman and his wife Louise have transformed a military helicopter which they reportedly bought from UK Ministry of Defense’s online auction in March, into an exquisite home.
According to reports, the couple spent nearly £40,000; approximately (N22.6m), to convert this singular helicopter into a luxury accommodation for the family to live
A Kenyan woman has taken internet by storm after she spent expensively to hire a helicopter after her car broke down on the highway.
A Kenyan woman has become the talk of town after she hired a chopper when her vehicle broke down in the middle of the road.
The curvy lady by the name of Corletta Okila sensing her expensive vehicle will take long to be repaired decided to call an Uber chopper to come and pick her up.
“So our car […]
A popular man of God has caused a stir after he arrived for his graduation ceremony in a helicopter.
A renowned Bishop has caused controversy after he arrived his graduation ceremony in grand style.
According to Kenyans, Bishop John Nduati, who was graduating from Methodist University, Kenya with a first class degree in Business Administration and Human Resource Management, decided to attend the event in a helicopter.
Nduati blasted uneducated Kenyan pastors claiming they were taking advantage of worshipers.
“After getting my degree, I […]
Buhari Pictured arriving in a Presidential helicopter, visits his village, Daura Katsina state after signing the budget … more photos
After signing the budget, President Buhari left Abuja for his village Daura, Katsina state. He is pictured arriving in a presidential helicopter. He begins an official visit to the state on Monday May 9th.
After signing the budget, President Buhari left Abuja for his village Daura, Katsina state. He is pictured arriving in a presidential helicopter. He begins an official visit to the state on Monday May
According to reports, the Anambra State Government has vowed to curb the activities of Fulani herdsmen who have been attacking farmers and villagers in the state by deploying helicopter for aerial surveillance.
Disclosing this in Akwa, the state capital, Governor Willie Obiano said his administration would deal ruthlessly with herdsmen should they become “needlessly hostile against their host communities.”
Obiano said, “There is routine helicopter surveillance across the borders of the state to ensure that any suspicious gathering of herdsmen or curious […]
President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to commission three helicopters purchased by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration as part of efforts to beef up security in the state.
Meantime, the state government has disclosed plans to rehabilitate 189 identified deplorable roads, including the Ilasa-Ijesha bus stop, along Apapa-Oshodi Expressway.
General Manager, Lagos State Public Works Corporation, Engr. Ayo Shodeinde disclosed this yesterday, at Aluasa, Ikeja, while giving highlights of the state government’s efforts in the area of road infrastructural upgrade in the last six […]
Mr Steve Ayorinde, Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, restated the need for the helicopters, says the purchase of three additional helicopters by the state government has become necessary in the wake of a rising crime rate.
Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode had on Oct. 25 hinted of the plan to purchase the helicopters to boost security and surveillance, but the move had attracted criticism from some quarters.
Ayorinde, however, insisted that the purchase had become necessary to beef up surveillance and ensure […]
Report gathered that the Lagos State Government has concluded plans to procure three helicopters next month to enable security agencies tackle criminal activities.
Akinwumi Ambode, Lagos State Governor said the helicopter would as well assist in monitoring traffic gridlock to ease movement across the metropolis.
Governor Ambode, who made this disclosure as guest on a popular radio programme – Soni Irabor Live (SIL) on Inspiration FM, said he was deeply concerned about escalating cases of robberies in the state.
He said that the […]
An Air Force helicopter has crashed at the site of the Old National Defence Academy in Kaduna, North West Nigeria.
The helicopter was on its way from the NAF base in Kaduna en route Abuja.
Report gathered that all seven passengers on board