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Update: Helicopter on Benin expressway ‘picked up stroke victim’ not a ‘big boy’

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Fresh reports now indicate that the man who was picked up by a helicopter in the middle of a huge traffic jam along the Benin-Ore road was someone who had suffered a stroke.

Contrary to earlier reports that the helicopter had landed on the highway to pick up a billionaire who had been stuck in a four-hour long traffic jam, the helicopter operator says it is normal to respond to emergency calls.

Femi Adeniji from Tropical Arctic Logistics told the BBC that he didn’t understand why the video had caused such a fuss. He said it was normal for their company to respond to emergency situations, as there is no such public emergency service available – and they had done so six times in the last two months.

According to him, there was no truth in the speculation that the helicopter was called by a billionaire who wanted to escape the huge traffic jam. Instead he said that the man had been suffering from high blood pressure and his driver had panicked. A doctor who was also stuck in the traffic was helping the man and the helicopter was called.

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Uzodimma To Rename IMSU Mallam Abba Kyari University

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Uzodimma To Rename IMSU Mallam Abba Kyari University

Uzodimma To Rename IMSU Mallam Abba Kyari University

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has revealed plans to rename the state-owned Imo State University to Mallam Abba Kyari University.

The Governor made this call when the management staff of the university led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Adaobi Obasi paid him a visit at the Executive Chambers of the Imo State Government House.

The Governor went on to say that Mallam Abba Kyari played a pivotal role in the liberation of Imo State and no gesture is too big for a man who died as a patriot.

The Governor also said that consultations are underway with relevant stakeholders both in the education sector and in the State to critically look at the situation and take a decision.

The Governor urged the management staff of IMSU to live up to expectation, while pointing out that his Administration is very committed to quality education in the State and that Imo State University as the epicenter can not be left behind.

The University management through the VC commended the Governor for a job well done so far. She also called on all and sundry to support His Excellency to succeed.

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