Nigeria to Probe Chopper Crash

There are calls from President Goodluck Jonathan and other government officials for an investigation into the helicopter crash that killed Kaduna Governor Patrick Yakowa and General Andrew Azazi, along with four others.

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Navy helicopter.

  • Nigeria:  Yakowa/Azazi - Publish Air Crash Reports, Senate Tells Jonathan

    Vanguard, 19 December 2012

    Following last Saturday's helicopter crash in Bayelsa State which claimed the lives of former Kaduna State Governor, Patrick Yakowa and erstwhile National Security Adviser, General ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  CAN Backs FG On Investigating Yakowa's Death, Prays for Yero

    Daily Trust, 19 December 2012

    President of CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, who visited the Kaduna Governor's Lodge to commiserate with Mrs Yakowa and other members of the family also prayed for the success of the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Yakowa - NFF Commiserates With Kaduna Govt, People

    This Day, 18 December 2012

    The Nigeria Football Federation on Tuesday commiserated with the government and good people of Kaduna State over the death of Governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa (CON), saying it was ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Gov Yakowa, Azazi Die in Helicopter Crash - Jonathan Orders Probe

    Daily Trust, 16 December 2012

    Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State and former National Security Adviser General Owoye Azazi (rtd) died in a helicopter crash yesterday. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Reps to Probe Helicopter Crash

    Daily Trust, 18 December 2012

    Chairman of the committee, Rep. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha (PDP, Abia), who disclosed this in a statement yesterday, expressed shock over the Saturday crash. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Another Tragic Reason the Navy Should Stop Air Operations (opinion)

    Daily Trust, 18 December 2012

    The one word that best describes the current state of Naval Air operations in Nigeria is DISASTER. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Navy - Helicopter Air Worthy, Well Maintained

    This Day, 17 December 2012

    The Nigerian Navy has stated that the ill-fated Augusta Helicopter that crashed on Saturday; killing all six people on board including the late Governor of Kaduna State, Patrick ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Helicopter Crash - Bayelsa Govt. Awaits Outcome of Investigations

    Leadership, 17 December 2012

    The Bayelsa Government said it was awaiting the outcome of investigation into the navy helicopter crash that killed former Gov. Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State, retired Gen. Owoeye ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Yakowa's Death - Governors Support Call for Investigation

    Leadership, 17 December 2012

    The Nigerian Governor's Forum (NGF) on Monday reiterated its support on the call for investigation into the crash that killed Gov. Patrick Yakowa and five others. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Yakowa and Azazi Crashed Chopper Certified to Fly - Navy

    Vanguard, 18 December 2012

    The Nigerian Navy, yesterday, insisted that its helicopter that crashed last Saturday in Okoloba community in Bayelsa State, killing Kaduna State Governor, Patrick Yakowa and ... read more »