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OBASANJO, 393 OTHERS ESCAPE PLANE CRASH

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo and 393 others aboard and Ethiopian Airlines, escaped plane crash on Wednesday at Murtala Mohammed International Airport.

Roll: Other prominent Nigerians in the Ethiopian airline passenger aircraft, Boeing 777-300, include the Director General of Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) Amb. Ayoola Olukanni, Prof Samson Tunde Adebayo, the Director, Ports Inspection, NAFDAC, scores of Nigerians and other nationals.

The passenger aircraft was attempting to land at the Murhtala Mohammed international airport around 7am while returning from the Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa.

Reports say the pilot over shot the runway due to rain and heavy wind, he then quickly manoeuvred the plane back in the air, flying out of the Lagos airport.

After hovering between Lagos and areas suspected to be in Ogun, causing panic in passengers and crew members, the plane finally landed in Lagos airport, some 20 minutes after the initial false landing.

The atmosphere in the air bus upon landing was replica of what is obtainable in some Nigerian worship centres, as many passengers broke out into worship songs and clapping, while some fell to their knees in prayer.

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Adetola Kayode

For more than 20 years, Adetola Kayode has trained and worked in the broadcasting world as a writer, reporter, news anchor and presenter. Presently, she plies her trade with Lagos Television, LTV, the foremost state owned Television station in Nigeria.

In the course of that time, her work has made tremendous impact by beaming spotlight on human conditions, thoughts and insightful coverage of the lives of the disadvantaged people across Nigeria.

With her sharp, witty take on the most pressing social issues, she “gives a voice to the voiceless” by engaging authorities at state and national levels.

Outside of broadcasting, she has also been a constant pillar of support to several charities,non-governmental organisations and publications. As an adviser to some of these NGOs, she provides guidance and unpaid communication consulting towards the well-being and education of less privileged people across the country.
Travelling,singing and proofreading gives her joy and satisfaction.

Adetola is a 2016/2017 fellow of the United States of America's Hubert Humphrey Fellowship, an alumnus of the Radio Netherlands Training Centre, RNTC, The Netherlands, The Lagos State University, LASU {MCS} and The Polytechnic, Ibadan {OND/HND Broadcast Major}

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