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  • “Ethiopian flight landing incident sensationalised, touchdown was excellent”


    The Director General of the Nigerian Association of Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mine and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Ambassador Ayo Olukanni, has said yesterday’s landing adventure of the Ethiopian Airlines flight 901 from Addis Ababa to Lagos was too sensationalised. Olukanni, who was one of the cartage on the flight which aswell had above President Olusegun Obasanjo on board, had an accomplished touchdown.


    This was afterwards an antecedent bootless attack to acreage afterward the cloudburst at the runway. The pilot of the flight in band with the accepted and recommended convenance reportedly climbed afresh afore initiating a additional landing action which was successful.


    Aviation authorities including the Nigeria Civil Aerodynamics Authority (NCAA), the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the airline had aswell absolved several online media address suggesting what happened was a abreast mishap.

    The NACCIMA DG who was a commuter on the flight said he was inundated with abounding calls and argument letters if the address went viral about the abreast mishap. According to him, the adventure was not as bad as painted. His annual read: “I acknowledge you all for your calls and letters over the flight from Addis Ababa area I had gone to represent NACCIMA at the AU/UN stakeholders’ Dialogue on the AfCFTA which enters into force tomorrow 30th May 2019 (today).

    “My buzz has been campanology off the hook. All I can say is that the accomplished accident about the flight, the ET 901 was artlessly sensationalized and abstract apparently because above Obasanjo was on that flight and it was not as bad as they are painting it. Aborted landings and additional access are accustomed in aerodynamics in such acclimate altitude with cloudburst rain. “The Captain artlessly followed accepted operating procedures and basic measures in the circumstances; on the final approach, he pulled up calmly and it was a abiding climb.

    Thereafter, he lined up with the aerodrome for a additional approach. And we had what in aerodynamics amphitheater is accepted as “XTD” (Excellent Touch Down). Above President Obasanjo and FAAN accept aswell responded to actual the story. I acknowledge you all”. The agent of NCAA, Sam Adurogboye, said the aircraft did not overshoot aerodrome as some letters indicated. “There was no adventure of over cutting of aerodrome in Lagos. However, Ethiopian Airlines came into Lagos at a time it was aqueous and there was bargain visibility.

    Hence, it had to go aback and hovered for a while. Finally, it came aback and landed safely.” Aswell FAAN through its spokesperson, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, said there was no incident, adage the Pilot in Command acted professionally by aborticide landing and on a additional attack landed safely.


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  • Former Ethiopian President to be laid to blow on Sunday

    Former Ethiopian President to be laid to blow on Sunday




    Former Ethiopian President Dr Negasso Gidada, who died endure Saturday, will be laid to blow on Sunday May 5, 2019, according to the Civic Board set up to baby-sit his burial arrangements.

    In a collective columnist appointment issued by Chairperson of the Committee, State Minister of Finance, Dr Eyob Tekelegn and State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Birtukan Ayana, his physique will be aureate to Addis Ababa from Germany on Saturday.

    A adieu commemoration will be captivated at the Millennium Hall on Sunday, alpha from 12a.m. and his physique will be laid to blow at St Peter and St Paul abbey on the aforementioned day at 3pm local, the board indicated.

    In its affair captivated today, the Council of Ministers tabled a angle to the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) to acknowledge a civic day of mourning.

    A book of condolences opened today in the bounds of the backward above President and it will abide accessible until tomorrow.


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  • Addis Ablaze Railway Arrangement Transports Over 29 Mln Commuters In 9 Months


    Addis Ablaze Railway Arrangement Transports Over 29 Mln Commuters In 9 Months

    The Addis Ababa ablaze railway arrangement transported over 29 actor commuters over the accomplished nine months, according to the Admiral of Transport.

    About 87.2 actor birr has been calm in acquirement from the account accustomed to them, said the admiral while presenting its achievement address to the assembly today.

    The Ethiopian Toll Road Enterprise aswell offered casework

    to added than 6.38 actor cars and calm over 191.47 actor birr in revenue, it was noted.

    Seasonal and accepted aliment works were aswell agitated out on added than 13, 228 km of roads.

    source :-FBC


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  • Ethiopia Restructures Its Military

    Ethiopia Restructures Its Military



    Ethiopia has restructured its defense force.


    Accordingly, it has downsized the number of regional commands to four from six. The new regional commands are Eastern, Western, Southern, and Northern.

    It has also set up a committee tasked to reestablish a naval force and a special operation command.

    Based on these, the government has reshuffled military positions, according to Lieutenant General Mola Hailemariam, chief of special operation at the defense force.


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  • Ethiopia: Mekedonia Has Raised More than 74million Br from SMS Donations

    Mekedonia Has Raised More than 74million Br from SMS Donations


    Mekedonia Humanitarian Association (MHA) has raised more than 74 million Birr donations from SMS over the past three years, according to a report from Fana Broadcasting.

    Ethio Telecom was collecting the money form its users which send a text from a cell phone – literally. A service that allows users to send three birrs to Mekedonia via SMS was launched three years ago.

    According to the report from Fana, the Mekedonia has collected more than 74 million birr as donations from people who have participated int he donation scheme via Ethio telecom.

    Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and First Lady Zinash Tayachew today have visited Mekedonia , home for the elderly and mentally disabled people.

    After the visit the Premier has called upon all Ethiopians to extend supporting hands to the needy.

    On the occasion, Zinash has contributed 15 modern wheelchairs for the needy people in Mekedonia.

    Mekedonia is a non-profit organization founded by Biniam Belete in 2011 aiming to alleviate the plight of the destitute elderly and mentally disabled people.

    The center focuses on the provision of care for the most helpless and frail elderly people and people with mental illness, as they are a vulnerable segment of the society.


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