Olivier Dassault The 69-year-old son of industrialist Serge Dassault was killed in a helicopter crash in Calvados on Sunday, with French President Emmanuel Macron paying tribute French billionaire politician Olivier Dassault has been killed in a helicopter crash. The 69-year-old son of industrialist Serge Dassault died on Sunday following an aircraft crash in Calvados, north west France. Le Parisien reported that the private flight crashed in the town of Touques, with the pilot also killed. He is said to have visited the area as he owns a holiday home there and was due to return on Sunday evening. Emmanuel Macron has paid tribute to the MP who never ceased "to serve our country". "Olivier Dassault loved France," the President said in a tweet.
The presidency has dismissed media reports that a section of the presidential villa was gutted by fire on Saturday night, March 6. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, in a statement released today March 7, said there was no fire within the perimeter walls of the State House. Garba said there was indeed a bush fire behind the fence of the ‘Villa’ Saturday night but the said inferno did not enter the premises of the State House, as it was effectively contained by firefighters. The presidential spokesman said an investigation has commenced to unravel the cause of the fire but added that initial suspicion suggested cigarette stub light, which might have been dropped in the bush from the
American actor and filmmaker, Nicolas Cage has tied the knot for the fifth time to 26-year-old Japanese girlfriend Riko Shibata in a Las Vegas ceremony which was attended by his ex-wife and son The Oscar-winning actor, 56, married Riko in an 'intimate' wedding at the Wynn Casino and Hotel in Sin City back on February 16. The bride wore a black handmade Japanese Bridal Kimono from Kyoto and held a bouquet of yellow and red roses. While, Cage wore a black Tom Ford Tuxedo complete with a yellow rose buttonhole to match Riko's bouquet. Riko walked down the aisle to her favorite song Winter Song by Kiroro before they exchanged traditional Catholic and Shinto vows with poetry from Walt Whitman and Haiku 'sprinkled in',
Violent protests have hit Senegal for a third day as demonstrators burnt cars and clashed with police after the arrest of an opposition leader. Ousmane Sonko appeared in court on Friday, 5 March, accused of disrupting public order, he also faces a rape allegation. He denies the allegations and his supporters say the accusations are politically motivated. Four people have died in the rare unrest, Senegal’s interior minister, Antoine Felix Abdoulaye Diome said. Speaking on national TV, Mr Diome accused Mr Sonko of ‘issuing calls to violence’.UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged protesters and police to refrain from violence in the nation which is one of West Africa’s most stable countries. On Saturday, police fired tear gas at Mr Sonko’s supporters, who set up makeshift barricades in
A man broke his wife’s jaw during an argument over their dog’s dinner, forcing her to have emergency surgery. Patrick Coleman, 47, had an argument over the dog's dinner with his wife Jaqueline Coleman and attacked her until she was rescued by a neighbour. According to reports, he was spared jail after his wife told the judge it would hurt her family financially and cost her sons their home if he went to prison. Liverpool Crown Court heard he was being "aggressive" in their living room in St Helens, Merseyside on October 10, 2020. Judge David Aubrey said the argument “appears to have related to the family dog” and how it was “either eating or not eating his or her meal” when he "lost
Supreme Court Justice, Sylvester Ngwuta is dead. Sources at the apex court confirmed that Ngwuta died in the early morning of Sunday in his sleep at his official residence in Abuja at almost 70. Ngwuta was said to be getting set for his retirement from the Supreme Court on March 30, 2021 upon attainment of 70 years mandatory retirement age. (NAN) Details shortly…
The Federal Government has dismissed a newspaper report that it will be expending N10.6 billion on the distribution of the 3.9 million doses of Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to the 36 states. Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, who spoke to State House correspondents on Saturday in Abuja, described the report as fake news. He stated that the private sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID), had already undertaken to distribute the vaccines to states at no cost to the government. He said: ”It doesn’t make any sense that on the one hand, we’ve communicated very clearly to Nigerians that the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID), a private sector initiative, has provided a cargo plane that will help deliver
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Saturday introduced a new incentive to encourage inflow of diaspora remittances. The incentive, tagged “Naira 4 Dollar Scheme”, was announced in a circular signed by Saleh Jibrin, CBN ‘s Director, Trade and Exchange Department. Jibrin said that the scheme, which would run between March and May, would allow all recipients of diaspora remittances to be paid N5 for every one dollar received. He said that beneficiaries would get the incentive, whether they collect the remitted dollars as cash across the counter or through their domiciliary accounts. He instructed all commercial banks and International Money Transfer Operators (IMTOs) to ensure that the scheme takes effect from Monday. “In an effort to sustain the encouraging inflows of diaspora remittances into
Gun-wielding bandits have attacked the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria quarters in Kaduna, abducting about nine persons. The nine abductees include a whole family of six, a housewife and her two children. It was learnt that the bandits gained access to the quarters through the airport runway at about 12.30 am on Saturday. Sources said the incident lasted for hours as military personnel engaged the bandits, but sadly the attackers had their way. According to TVC News, the bandits later went away on motorcycles with their abductees. This is the first time the FAAN quarters is experiencing such an attack despite growing security concerns in the state. Efforts to get reactions from the police have not yielded results.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha has stated that nobody is safe from COVID-19 infection until everyone is vaccinated. Mustapha said this at the formal rollout of COVID-19 vaccines at the National Hospital in Abuja on Friday March 5. He said; “For us in Nigeria and indeed nations of the world, the lessons to be drawn from this lack of discrimination by the virus are numerous. They include the fact that we must approach the vaccine phase with the unity of purpose.“We must understand that nobody is safe until everyone is vaccinated. We must recognise that vaccine hesitancy will impact negatively on our lives and those of our loved ones if allowed to foster.“We must demonstrate at all times that this