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Military sources reveal details about the killer of female helicopter pilot.

Military sources have revealed more details about the circumstances surrounding the death of Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile who was killed in an accident.

The late Arotile was Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot. She died on Wednesday, July 15, after reportedly being hit by a reversing car.

Military sources said the driver of the car which killed Arotile is now in custody. Photo credits: Nigerian Air force.

Military sources who did not to be named told Channels TV that the driver who knocked the officer down is a civilian who does not have any valid driving credentials.

According to the sources, the civilian driver, accompanied by his friends, visited his relations at the Airforce base located in Mando area of Kaduna metropolis on that fateful day.

The driver decided to drop off the late Airforce pilot whom he spotted on the road inside the base.

But when he was reversing the car, he knocked down the deceased, who died after sustaining head injuries.

Sources said during interrogation it was discovered that the driver of the car, who is Arotile’s former secondary school classmate has no valid driver’s licence.

The driver and other occupants of the car are currently in the custody of the Air police.


Despite political difference, Buhari approves naming of big project after Goodluck Jonathan.

President Muhammadu Buhari has named Agbor rail complex after Goodluck Jonathan.

The approval for the naming was given by the president despite differences in party affiliation between him and his predecessor.

Minister of transportation Rotimi Amaechi said the project will be commissioned virtually due to Covid-19.

Despite political differences, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the naming of the railway complex in Agbor, the operational hub of Itakpe-Warri rail line, after his predecessor Goodluck Jonathan.

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, made this confirmation on Saturday, July 18, through a tweet by the presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi.

The transport minister said the Itakpe-Warri rail line will now be acknowledged as the Goodluck Jonathan Railway Station and Complex.


Presidency: APC founding members lists 4 people fighting to succeed President Buhari in 2023 (Tinubu, others).

Buba Galadima says the leadership crisis in the ruling party is another gimmick against the 2023 general election.

The founding APC member also identifies Bola Tinubu, Rotimi Amaechi and Nasir El-Rufai as people working assiduously to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.

Galadima also reveals that the multiple factions in the ruling party are power play by bigwigs trying to take control against the next general election.

As politicians continue to outplay one another ahead of the 2023 general elections, a founding member of All Progressive Congress (APC), Buba Galadima, has said the leadership crisis rocking the party is as a result of the politics of 2023 presidency.

Galadima, who made this known while speaking with Daily Sun, further buttressed that the power play in the ruling party has huge connection with the ambition of some party chieftains who want to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari after his tenure.


 Arsenal edge closer to winning 1st title since 2017 after beating Man City to reach FA Cup final.

Arsenal vs Man City FA Cup clash ended 2-1 in favour of the Gunners.

Mikel Arteta's men await the winner of Chelsea vs Manchester United's second semifinal clash in the final.

Arsenal are through to the final of this year's FA Cup championship following their 2-0 victory over defending champions Manchester City at Wembley Stadium.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the two goals that helped the North Londoners edge closer to winning their first title since 2017.

The Gabon international powered the Gunners ahead just 20 minutes into the game after tapping into the net a delivery from Nicolas Pepe.


Nigerian state loses 54-day coronavirus-free status as NCDC announces 653 new cases.

Coronavirus: Zamfara records first case in over 50 days as NCDC confirms 653 new ones.

A major milestone that had become a symbol of hope to Nigerians in the fight against coronavirus has been shattered in Zamfara.

The north-western state sadly recorded its first confirmed COVID-19 case in over 50 days, latest figures from NCDC show.

The NCDC says over 600 new cases and 6 deaths were recorded in its fresh update of the fight against the pandemic in the country on Saturday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced another 653 confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19.

According to NCDC, Nigeria now has 36,107 confirmed cases with 14,938 patients already recovered and discharged. The death toll also rose by 6 to 778 from 772 that was reported.

In the latest figures rolled out by the agency late on Saturday, July 18, expectedly, Lagos state led the table with the most cases of 115. The closest to Lagos was Kwara with 85 cases.

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