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Helicopters stuck in Abuja airport despite lift on ban

Helicopters stuck in Abuja airport despite lift on ban

2017-03-22 06:55:41

Some commercial helicopters deployed for operations in and out of Abuja have remained stuck at the temporarily closed Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport for over a week. This is despite claims that the Federal Government has lifted the ban on their use around the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The Guardian learnt that as at Sunday morning, operators were still unable to move the choppers.Helicopter operators and other investors have continued to lose money days after the no-fly order was purportedly lifted. And while millions of dollars worth of aircraft are idling away, air travellers are still confined to hours of travel… continue reading


Lagos Lagoon suicide: Recovered body not my son, says doctor’s mother

Lagos Lagoon suicide: Recovered body not my son, says doctor’s mother

2017-03-22 06:53:47

It is three days since the nation was jolted by Dr. Allwell Orji’s suicide by jumping into the lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge; and the twists and turns to the story have been unnerving. Yesterday morning, news filtered out that a seeming closure to the incident was in the offing with the discovery of the deceased’s body but it was an anticlimax at the Awolowo Way, Ikoyi office of the Marine Police, when the victim’s mother said the recovered body was not her son’s. Orji, had on Sunday evening ordered his driver to park his car, a Nissan Sports… continue reading


Court remands Yakubu in Kuje prison, rules on bail application March 21

Court remands Yakubu in Kuje prison, rules on bail application March 21

2017-03-17 06:49:44

The Federal High Court Abuja yesterday ordered the remand of former Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Andrew Yakubu, in Kuje prison and fixed March 21 for ruling on bail application. ? He was arraigned on a six-count criminal charge bordering on money laundering and corruption. Yakubu, who served as the NNPC chief executive in the last administration, was accused of receiving money without going through a financial institution and failing to declare same. Yakubu was also accused of failing to declare the sum $9.7 million in his Assets Declaration Form, which he filed at the Economic… continue reading


Pinnick elected into CAF executive committee

Pinnick elected into CAF executive committee

2017-03-17 06:46:13

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick was yesterday elected into the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Pinnick won the West African Zone B seat into the Caf executive committee by defeating Benin Republic’s Anjorin Moucharafou. Pinnick got 32 votes, 15 more than the Beninoise to be elected into office. He will be an executive council member of Caf till 2021. Speaking with The Guardian shortly after the election, Pinnick thanked Nigerians for their massive support saying: “I am really grateful for the level of support from Nigerians. I dedicate my victory in this election… continue reading


Buhari orders release of more Paris London Clubs debt refund to states

Buhari orders release of more Paris London Clubs debt refund to states

2017-03-17 06:45:04

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Finance and the Central Bank of Nigeria to release the second tranche of the London-Paris Clubs refunds to states. Yesterday’s approval is the second tranche of the London-Paris Club refunds to the states, which government said is being provided in order to ease their financial hardships. The President, who addressed the meeting of the National Economic Council of state governors, with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as chairman at the Presidential Villa, however, urged the governors to use the refund for the settlement of unpaid salaries and pension liabilities of their workers. Buhari, who… continue reading


NLNG mulls growing into global shipping leader

NLNG mulls growing into global shipping leader

2017-03-17 06:42:59

Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) said its shipping operation is relying on the strategic deployment of skills and technology to power its transformation into a global maritime industry leader. The General Manager, Shipping, Capt Temilola Okesanjo, who disclosed this at the Multimodal (Logistics) West Africa Conference, the largest Transport & Logistics Exhibition in West Africa, in Lagos, said the company provides training for Nigerian seafarers, and manages a world class Vessel Traffic Information Management System (VTIMS) Okesanya said NLNG has since commencement of operations in 1999, chartered-in 45 Vessels (including LNG, LPG and Condensate carriers) for shipment of its products to… continue reading


Ahmad causes major SHOCK, ousts Hayatou as CAF President

Ahmad causes major SHOCK, ousts Hayatou as CAF President

2017-03-16 14:01:23

Madagascan Ahmad caused a major shock in world football when defeating long-standing Issa Hayatou to become the President of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) in Addis Ababa on Thursday. The unassuming man from the Southern African country polled 34 votes with the Cameroonian veteran gaining 20 in the dramatic election day in African football. The result ends the 29-year reign of Hayatou as Africa's football ruler. The result means Ahmad will become a Vice-President of FIFA as the leader of all the continental bodies occupy that position automatically. Delegates cheered and pumped their fists in the plenary hall after… continue reading


Investigator insists Lawan demanded $3 million bribe from Femi Otedola

Investigator insists Lawan demanded $3 million bribe from Femi Otedola

2017-03-16 07:29:08

A witness and Investigating Police Officer (IPO) in the trial of former Chairman of House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy, Farouk Lawan, has again insisted in his testimony before the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Lugbe that Lawan demanded $3 million as bribe from Femi Otedola, Chairman of Forte Oil Plc. David Igbodo, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), while under cross-examination by Lawan’s counsel, Mr. Nkem Okoro, said investigations revealed that Zenon Oil was cleared but AP was not cleared because the balance was not paid. He explained that the investigation was limited to… continue reading


Monaco stuns City in UCL last 16 tie

Monaco stuns City in UCL last 16 tie

2017-03-16 07:27:48

Tiemoue Bakayoko’s superb header fired Monaco into the Champions League quarter-finals as Wednesday’s 3-1 victory condemned Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to a painful exit on away goals. Trailing 5-3 from the first leg in England, teenage starlet Kylian Mbappe put Monaco ahead on the night after just eight minutes at the Stade Louis II and Brazilian midfielder Fabinho converted the home side’s second just before the half hour. Leroy Sane’s 71st-minute goal handed City a 6-5 advantage on aggregate, but Bakayoko turned home Thomas Lemar’s free-kick 13 minutes from time as Monaco claimed a famous win. Monaco go through to… continue reading


Court to rule on Justice Ademola’s no-case-submission April 5

Court to rule on Justice Ademola’s no-case-submission April 5

2017-03-16 07:24:35

Justice Jude Okeke of the Federal Capital Territory High Court has fixed April 5, for ruling on the no-case-submission filed by the Federal High Court Judge, Justice Adeniyi Ademola and two others. Justice Ademola, his wife, Olabowale and Joe Agi (SAN), are standing trial over allegation of conspiracy, receipt of gratification and illegal possession of fire arms. At the close of case by the prosecution on February 21, the defendants had filed a no-case-submission, stressing that there was no need to enter defense. Thus, at the resumed hearing yesterday, counsel to the first defendant (Justice Ademola), Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), told… continue reading


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