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FG makes U-turn on allowing helicopter at Abuja airport

FG makes U-turn on allowing helicopter at Abuja airport

2017-03-16 07:20:30

The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, says helicopters are now free to fly in and out of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja. Mr. Sirika made this known while fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Wednesday. The National Security Adviser, Babagana Munguno, had on Monday announced the ban on helicopter services in Abuja. The minister, however, said the office of the National Security Adviser has already modified its earlier directive banning the helicopters from the NAIA. “On the helicopter issue the National Security Adviser has the constitutional responsibility vested on him by Mr President to… continue reading


Senate rejects EFCC boss, Magu again

Senate rejects EFCC boss, Magu again

2017-03-15 16:38:26

The Senate on Wednesday refused to confirm Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC). The decision was based on the another report by the Directorate of States Services (DSS) stating that Magu has failed its integrity test. continue reading


$1.1 bn Malabu deal, peak of graft – OBASANJO

$1.1 bn Malabu deal, peak of graft – OBASANJO

2017-03-15 14:05:43

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has warned a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, to stop mentioning his name in the controversial $1.1 billion Malabu Oil deal. Obasanjo said he considered the controversial award of OPL 245 oil field licence as the “height of corruption,” and could not have participated in negotiations that led to the deal The rebuttal came over twenty-four hours after Adoke distributed excerpts of a petition he sent to incumbent Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN, alleging victimization and persecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over… continue reading


International friendly: Ex-Super Eagles goalkeeper wants more players tested

International friendly: Ex-Super Eagles goalkeeper wants more players tested

2017-03-15 14:00:05

Ex-Super Eagles goalkeeper, Ike Shorunmu on Wednesday advised handlers of the Super Eagles to use this month’s international friendly matches in London to test many players. The Super Eagles will be up against Senegal’s Teranga Lions on March 23 before taking on the Etalons of Burkina Faso four days later. Both matches will be played at The Hive, home ground of Barnet Football Club. Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr had listed goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, midfielder Ogenyi Onazi and forwards Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho for the friendly matches. Also included are home-based goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, defenders Leon Balogun and… continue reading


Again Senate rejects Magu as EFCC boss

Again Senate rejects Magu as EFCC boss

2017-03-15 13:51:02

The Senate has again, Wednesday, rejected Ibrahim Magu as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s boss. This is the second time the Senate is rejecting Magu as the substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency. At the Senate’s plenary today, majority of the Senators rejected the confirmation of Magu as the EFCC boss through popular vote. However, Senator Ali Ndume in a pont of Order protested the non-confirmation of Ibrahim Magu and states that Senate received two letters. He agreed that Majority will have its way but minority must have its say. To this, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki said “We… continue reading


It is only me who dares to run against Hayatou – Ahmad

It is only me who dares to run against Hayatou – Ahmad

2017-03-15 13:38:47

After a discreet playing and coaching career Ahmad Ahmad took the reins of the Madagascar football federation in 2003 and on Thursday challenges long-serving Issa Hayatou for the African Football Confederation (CAF) presidency. Favourite Hayatou, who has been in charge for 29 years, and Ahmad go head to head in Addis Ababa seeking a four-year term as African football boss. With Eritrea disqualified for not entering any recent CAF competitions, the other 53 CAF member states are entitled to vote and a simple majority is needed to win. Hayatou, who is also the senior vice-president of global football body FIFA,… continue reading


I am back at work - Buhari

I am back at work - Buhari

2017-03-14 09:59:34

I’m back at work — Buhari PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, returned to his desk, saying he has resumed duties as the President of Nigeria. To clear constitutional hurdles, he wrote to formally notify the National Assembly as required by the 1999 Constitution (as amended). Thereafter, he took briefings from Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who had been standing in for him since January 19 when he travelled to London, United Kingdom, for medical vacation. An elated Osinbajo, after the briefing, told journalists that President Buhari, who returned from London, last Friday, was ‘’over ready’’ to resume duties. A brief statement by… continue reading


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