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BREAKING NEWS: Plane crash in Abuja, all passengers feared dead


Fresh reports reaching NigerianEye has it that a plane just crashed around Bassa Airport Village in Abuja. 

 All passenegers on board are feared dead.

Aviation minister Hadi Sirika confirmed the development in a short statement on Twitter Sunday afternoon.
“A military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure enroute Minna. It appears to be fatal. We should remain calm & wait for the outcome of investigation by the military, while we pray for the departed soul/souls if any,” the minister said.
 Story is still developing, more to follow
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Lagos records 332 new COVID-19 cases in November

Lagos recorded another 87 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, giving it a total of 332 cases in the first 5 days of November.

Could Lagos be experiencing signs of a second wave, being expected by officials?

The NCDC did not confirm this in its latest update on the virus, which reported 180 cases across Nigeria.

Lagos, the epicentre of the virus, with 21,570 cases cumulatively has reported the bulk of the cases since Ssunday, when it reported 49 cases.


It reported 51 on Monday, 60 Tuesday, 85 Wednesday and on Thursday 87 cases.

Since the beginning of November, Nigeria has reported 655 cases, with Lagos accounting for more than 50 percent.

In the latest 180 new cases, Oyo followed Lagos with 51, increasing its cumulative total to 3,461, as the 4th worse-hit.

The Federal capital of Abuja recorded 12 cases, while Plateau has 10.

“On the 5th of November 2020, 180 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria”, the NCDC stated on Thursday night

“Till date, 63508 cases have been confirmed, 59748 cases have been discharged and 1155 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory”, it said.

Here is a breakdown of cases for Thursday: