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Amid prolonged #illness, controversy, epileptic healthcare system and Poverty, #Comedienne #AdaJesus dies


Reposted from @punchnewspapers Nigerian Twitter users have taken to the microblogging site to air their opinion about the death of popular comedienne, Ada Jesus. According to the users of the online platform, the comedienne died due to the country’s poor healthcare system.

.So far, tweets about the comedienne’s death have generated a lot of engagements on Twitter and it has garnered over 12,000 tweets. The late skit maker trends at number two on the microblogging site..The comedienne died two days after celebrating her birthday. The young lady had been battling kidney disease and eventually stroke which left her incapacitated before her death..Her demise was announced by Harrison Gwamnishu, a man who had been taking care of the ailing comedienne. Gwamnishu led a group of Nigerians that took the comedienne to the hospital for medical treatment when reports of her illness went viral..During an exclusive chat with The Punch Gwamnishu said the comedienne died this morning at 7:15 am..He said, “Yes, she is dead. She died this morning at about 7:15 am I was at the hospital at the time she died. Yesterday evening she was strong, happy and laughing with us. She celebrated her birthday two days ago. We bought cake and drinks for her and she was happy. Everybody was happy with her as well. Yesterday evening she was still happy and when I was about to leave the hospital she did not want me to go but I had to lie to her that I was going to call the doctor, and then I left the hospital. At about 11 pm, her husband called me that they wanted to give her an injection and it cost N50,000 but they did not have the money so I had to transfer it to them..“After she received the injection, they said that her breathing was very bad, I had to leave where I was at about 12:15 am to rush down to the hospital. At the time the doctors gave her oxygen to ensure that she was breathing fine. At about 1:30 am they moved her to the intensive care unit ward where they kept her. It was this morning that they confirmed that she had died.”–Follow us for breaking news and videos.–Click on the link in our bio for more.–#adajesus #comedian #entertainment #punchnewspapers

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In the presence of sobbing families members and officers, the remains of the Seven #NAF #Aircraft #Crash #Victims are laid to rest


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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) today, 25 February 2021, laid to rest the remains of 7 of its personnel who died on 21 February 2021 in an air crash involving a NAF Beechcraft King Air B350i aircraft in Abuja. The late gallant personnel were Flight Lieutenant Haruna Gadzama, Flight Lieutenant Henry Piyo, Flying Officer Michael Okpara, Warrant Officer Bassey Etim, Flight Sergeant Olasunkanmi Olawunmi, Sergeant Ugochukwu Oluka and Aircraftman Adewale Johnson. The burial ceremony, which was conducted with full military honours, was held at the National Military Cemetery, Abuja with restricted attendance in compliance with COVID-19 protocols.

Speaking at the Ceremony, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Vice Marshal Oladayo Amao, stated that the NAF was still in palpable shock and intense grief over the loss of the gallant and courageous heroes, in whom, he said, the Service had so much confidence.

“We salute the supreme sacrifice of these young men, whose lot it became to give their lives in the defence of the peace which we all enjoy and often take for granted”, he added. The CAS noted that their death was a huge loss to the NAF family and indeed the entire Country, stating that they would be greatly missed but fondly remembered for their invaluable services to the Nation and humanity.

He remarked further that the young officers and airmen flew their quota of ongoing surveillance missions in the North East, North West and more recently in the North Central over Niger State and its environs in connection with the concerted efforts to secure the release of the staff and students abducted from the Government Science College Kagara, Niger State.

Speaking further, the CAS stated that the loss of the confident and professional young officers and airmen must spur the rest of the personnel not only to rededicate themselves to the service of the Nation, but also to resolve that they would relentlessly expose and fight all agents of destabilisation and extremism in the society. According to him, “we must throw everything that we have into this fight, to ensure that

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The Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has described the death of the 7 Nigerian Air Force (NAF) personnel who lost their lives in an air crash involving a NAF Beechcraft King Air B350i in Abuja yesterday, 21 February 2021, as a great loss, not only to the NAF but the entire Nation.

The Honourable Minister stated this today, 22 February 2021, while paying a condolence visit to the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Oladayo Amao, at the Headquarters (HQ) NAF, Abuja alongside the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Ambassador Dr (Mrs) Anthonia Ekpa. According to the Minister, the Ministry of Women Affairs shares “in this dark moment of grief”.

Dame Tallen, who highlighted that she was at HQ NAF on behalf of Nigerian women and children, prayed that the good Lord would console the Commander-in-Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari, the CAS, the entire NAF Family as well as members of the immediate families of the deceased gallant officers and airmen. The Minister later presented a condolence letter to the CAS.

The CAS, AVM Amao, in his remarks thanked the Honourable Minister for finding time to commiserate with the NAF on the unfortunate incident.

He said it was a sad Sunday for the entire NAF Family, which had lost a set of fine, well-trained, dedicated personnel, who in the course of conducting Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, had operated in virtually all theatres, including the North East, North West as well as the North Central.

The CAS disclosed that the deceased personnel, who had been in Minna for days conducting ISR missions in connection with the concerted efforts to secure the release of the students and staff abducted from the Government Science College Kagara, Niger State, had only stopped at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to refuel before embarking on the fateful return flight to Minna, when the unfortunate incident occurred. While describing the incident as one of the hazards of the military profession, AVM Amao lamented that the NAF would find it difficult to replace

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#RIP : #Nigeria Air force #NAF releases an official statement and names of yesterday’s Crash Victims



The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), earlier today, 21 February 2021, confirmed that one of its aircraft, a Beechcraft KingAir B350i (NAF 201), crashed while returning to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja after reporting engine failure enroute Minna, where it was scheduled to conduct surveillance missions over Niger State and its environs in connection with the concerted efforts to secure the release of the students/staff abducted from the Government Science College Kagara, Niger State.

As earlier stated, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Vice Marshal Oladayo Amao, has instituted an investigative panel to determine the remote and immediate causes of the accident. While the panel has commenced its work, the NAF, having notified the Next of Kins/family members of the deceased, regretfully announces that the following 7 personnel lost their lives in the crash:

a.     Flight Lieutenant Haruna Gadzama (Captain).

b.     Flight Lieutenant Henry Piyo (Co-Pilot).

c.     Flying Officer Micheal Okpara (Airborne Tactical Observation System (ATOS) Specialist).

d.     Warrant Officer Bassey Etim (ATOS Specialist).

e.     Flight Sergeant Olasunkanmi Olawunmi (ATOS Specialist).

f.     Sergeant Ugochukwu Oluka (ATOS Specialist).

g.    Aircraftman Adewale Johnson (Onboard Technician).

Earlier, the CAS visited the scene of the accident, in company of the Honourable Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (retired); Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika; Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Lucky Irabor, and other Service Chiefs. The CAS, on behalf of officers, airmen and airwomen of the NAF, once more commiserates with the families of the deceased personnel and prays that the Almighty God grants their souls eternal repose.

Air Vice Marshal
Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force
21 February 2021

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