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Buhari to commission landmark projects in Ogun

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President Muhammadu Buhari is expected in Ogun state on Thursday to commission landmark projects undertaken by Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun.

According to Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Buhari will commission the 42km Sagamu Interchange – Abeokuta dual carriageway.

He will also commission the new Kobape Housing Estate, located on the Sagamu-Abeokuta carriageway.

He will commission the first phase of Kings Court Estate, Abeokuta, developed by the Ogun State Property and Investment Corporation (OPIC).

His spokesman added that Buhari will use the opportunity to interact with some stakeholders and then return to Abuja the same day.

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Security breach at Lagos airport as thieves gain access to Arik Air aircraft 

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By Chinelo Obogo

There was security breach at the domestic terminal 2 of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos, as a Boeing 737-73V, with registration number EI-ULN, belonging to Arik Air was burgled and its Flight Management System, stolen.

The FMS is a computer designed to provide virtual data and operational harmony between closed and open elements associated with a flight from pre-engine start and take-off, to landing and engine shutdown.

The aircraft was leased from Eznis Airways LLC, an airline based in Mongolia.

A source at the airline confirmed to Daily Sun that the theft took place in the late hours of Wednesday 19 to the early hours of Thursday 20 and this led to flights cancellations and postponement.

“The aircraft was parked inside the tarmac at MM2 and someone got access to the electorical electronic base where we have all the systems. There is a door underneath the aircraft where they opened and got access to remove the FMC and that was why we had obstruction in our operations that day.

“It is expected that the CCTV should be on and capture whoever did it but we haven’t heard anything to that effect. That equipment that was stolen is a small but it cost a lot of money. To repair it cost about $15,000 and a brand new one cost about $300,000 as at 2021.

“Every item in an aeroplane has serial numbers and can be tracked anywhere in the world, so i don’t know how the thief intends selling it unless the person has a vendor. That is why we believe it is internal sabotage,” the source said.

Bi Courtney, the concessionaire in charge of the terminal was not available for comments at the time of filing this report and the spokesperson of the airline declined commenting.

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ECOWAS condemns coup d’état in Burkina Faso

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From Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has condemned the coup d’état which took place in Burkina Faso on Monday.

ECOWAS however assured that it will hold an extraordinary summit in the coming days to review the situation in Burkina Faso.

The ECOWAS Commission, in a statement issued in Abuja, said ECOWAS noted that despite calls by the regional and international community for calm and respect for constitutional legality, the situation in Burkina Faso was characterised by a military coup d’état that occurred on Monday, 24 January 2022, leading to the resignation of President Roch Marc Christian Kabore under threat, intimidation and pressure from the military after two days of mutiny.

“ECOWAS strongly condemns this military coup d’état which is a major setback for democracy in Burkina Faso. An ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit will be held in the coming days to review the situation,” the ECOWAS Commission said.

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Jigawa: Hisbah arrests 92 prostitutes, seizes 1,906 bottles of alcohol

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The Jigawa State Hisbah Command had seized 1,906 bottles of alcohol and arrested 92 persons, including prostitutes, in the state

Commander of the board, Mallam Ibrahim Dahiru, disclosed this to DAILY POST in Dutse, the state capital.

He said the board had seized 1,906 bottles of alcohol in raids carried out by the personnel of the command last year, 2021.

Dahiru said during the operation, the command had also arrested 92 persons on suspicion of various offenses within the last year.

The offenses include gambling, drug abuse, prostitution and other social vices.

He also said that during the period, the Hisbah board had also closed beer parlours and brothels across the state.

Mallam Ibrahim added that the seized bottles of alcohol and suspects were handed over to the police for further investigation.

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