Beverly Hills – There have been reports about a bomb being placed on an early morning flight of Air Peace, frying from Abuja to Lagos. But the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), have said that these reports were false and there was no bomb on the flight.
The authorities further shared, that the passenger which raised the bomb alarm has a history of mental illness, and has shown such behavior before as well. He is currently under the assessment of medical experts. However, when the alarm was raised, the security forces immediately cleared the plane of passengers, cargo, and the crew. The bomb squad was then called upon to do a thorough search of the plane and baggage, to find any such element.
But the reports turned out to be false. After all the checks were completed on Air Peace, the passengers were then called for boarding and the flight took off to its destination in Lagos safely.
The General Manager of Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu, shared in a statement, “The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria will like to reassure passengers and all airport users that our airports are safe and secure. They should carry on their lawful activities without any fear. FAAN is committed to her core values of Safety, Security and Comfort.”
The flight was on its journey already when the bomb threat was announced. The pilot immediately returned to its starting point, following which the drill was done and safety measures were ensured. The passenger who reported the threat was immediately taken into custody by security operatives.
Beats and Rhymes Played an Important Role in Senegalese Politics This Year
SENEGAL, AFRICA – Hip Hop, Beats and Rhymes have become the language of youth in the politics of Senegal. The campaigns that took place last month, for presidential elections, witnessed a huge involvement of hip hop artists and rap beats. And the reason for that is Demographics.
The average age of Senegal person is around 19 years. And this age group comprises of mostly the rappers. In the last elections of 2012, country’s largest social movement took place. Rappers were among the major founders of this social movement. That is the reason why this year’s election also includes a lot of rappers. All the leading candidates are running their campaigns with at least one rapper by their side.
One of the professors at Vassar College, Zachariah Mampilly, shares, “Many young people turn to hip-hop artists as being kind of the voice of the streets and providing them with a way to think about politics. Especially in the most recent presidential election, the use of rappers was a remarkably cynical attempt by these politicians to gain popularity with youth.”
Hip Hop is being used as a powerful medium to influence the youth. And this kind of power is not just limited to politics.
Journal Rappé, a newscast for people of Senegal, raps the news to the beat. It does not produce any new information. Rather, it picks the news that is already shared on televisions and mix it with a taste of music to reach the youth in an entertaining manner. Initially started out through YouTube, it soon caught the attention of mainstream media, just with its talent to attract wide number of netizens. And that shows how important beats have become to the youth of Senegal.
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