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Lagos Crash : Helicopter Has No Black Box – Accident Investigation Bureau

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A Bell 206-B3 helicopter that crashed on Salvation Road, Opebi, in the Ikeja area of Lagos State, on Friday, has no black box, the Accident Investigation Bureau has said.

AIB, the investigating body in charge of all aviation-related accidents and incidents in Nigeria, however, noted that investigation has since commenced without the black box.
A Bell 206-B3 helicopter that crashed on Salvation Road, Opebi, in the Ikeja area of Lagos State, on Friday, has no black box, the Accident Investigation Bureau has said.
AIB, the investigating body in charge of all aviation-related accidents and incidents in Nigeria, however, noted that investigation has since commenced without the black box.
According to the International Civil Aviation Organisation, the United Nations specialised agency for global aviation regulation, black boxes, also known as flight recorders, are one of the most relied upon resources for the improvement of aviation safety. Audio recordings from cockpit voice recorders are valuable for post-accident safety analysis, especially to know what transpired on the aircraft (mostly the pilots’ last conversation) prior to their accidents.
The copter with Nationality Registration Marks 5N-BQW operated by Quorum Aviation was about two minutes to reach its destination at Murtala Muhammed Airport when it crashed into a fence separating two houses at 16A, Salvation Road.
The copter had three persons aboard and while two crew members died on the spot, the survivor in a critical condition died a few hours later at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.
AIB in a statement released on Friday solicited the assistance of the general public to aid its investigation to unravel circumstances which led to the crash.
“We want the public to know that we would be amenable to receiving any video clip, relevant evidence, or information any members of the public may have of the accident; that can assist us with this investigation,” the Bureau said, imploring eyewitnesses to contact it through its social media platforms.
However, speaking in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Saturday morning, AIB General Manager, Public Affairs, Tunji Oketumbi, said, “It is not every aircraft that carries black boxes, especially helicopters, some of them have but some of them don’t have based on the manufacturer’s design. But in this case, the Bell 206-B3 helicopter did not carry any black box.
“A black box is just to show us the way and shorten the duration of investigation and narrow the process but we can still do investigation without it.
“Cockpit voice recorders document the conversation of the pilots but if we don’t have that, we still have the other components of the helicopter like the engine which will help in our investigation.”
Oketumbi added that a preliminary report on the possible cause of the crash would be released but urged the general public not to assume the cause of the accident until the report is released.

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Petrol supply fell by 23.88% in July, says NNPC

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The volume of petrol supplied in the country declined by 23 .88 per cent in July to 1 . 02 billion litres, according to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.
The NNPC said the 1 .02 billion litres translated to 32 .95 million litres per day , down from 44. 62 million litres per day in June , when 1 .34 billion litres were supplied .
Data obtained from the corporation showed that 0 . 95 billion litres ( 30 . 67 million litres/day) were supplied in May and 0 . 94 billion litres ( 31 .37 million litres/day ) in April.
The Federal Government imposed a lockdown on the Federal Capital Territory , Lagos and Ogun states on March 30 but a gradual easing of the lockdown began on May 4 .
In March and February , the volume of petrol supplied stood at 1 .73 billion ( 59. 72 million litres/day) , up from 1 .20 billion litres in January ( 38. 68 million litres/day)
“ The corporation has continued to diligently monitor the daily stock of Premium Motor Spirit to achieve smooth distribution of petroleum products and zero fuel queue across the nation , ” the NNPC said in its latest monthly report .
Agusto & Co , in a recent report , noted that the impact of the COVID – 19 pandemic on economic activities in the country resulted in a decline in the consumption of petroleum products .
The report said , “ Agusto & Co . expects the consumption of petroleum products , particularly PMS and Aviation Turbine Kerosene , to decline to 27. 2 billion litres in 2020 given the severely restricted travel and transportation activities during the second and third quarters of the year .
“ This is expected to translate to a decline in revenue to N4 . 3tn in 2020 .”
Nigeria , Africa ’s largest oil producer , relies largely on importation for petrol and other refined products as its refineries have remained in a state of disrepair for many years .
The NNPC has , until recently , been the sole importer of petrol into the country for more than two years , after private oil marketers stopped importing the commodity due to crude price fluctuations, among other issues .
The refineries , located in Port Harcourt , Kaduna and Warri , have a combined installed capacity of 445, 000 barrels per day but have continued to operate far below the installed capacity .
Under the Direct Sale Direct Purchase scheme , selected overseas refiners, trading companies and indigenous companies are allocated crude supplies in exchange for the delivery of an equal value of petrol and other refined products to the NNPC .

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“We Have Kicked Out Godfatherism In Edo State” – Governor Wike

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From results trickling in, we have fulfilled our obligations of kicking out godfatherism, First in Rivers, Now Edo, The power truly belongs to the people of Niger Delta, congratulations to my brother @GovernorObaseki and the big @OfficialPDPNig family. #EdoDecides2020 #EdoDecides

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Obaseki of the PDP has won the Edo State election

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Edo State PDP candidate for governor Obaseki has won yesterday’s by-elections

The Edo State Electoral Commission, held on Saturday, September 19, 2020, declared Godwin Obaseki as the winner with 307,955 votes.

Ize Iyamu of the APC came in second with 223,619 votes

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