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Reps raises security concerns over Kaduna airport

Reps raises security concerns over Kaduna airport

2017-03-24 02:39:37

The House of Representatives yesterday alleged collapse of security that is likely to arise from inadequate ramp markings, poor fuelling and cattle intrusion into the Kaduna airport. The allegation followed a motion by Adeyinka Ajayi, Osun Central Federal Constituency II (Ifelodun/Boripe/Odo-Otin), Osun State, which drew the lawmakers’ attention to ‘safety concerns around aviation activities at the Kaduna International Airport.’ He told the House that if not checked, along with the congestion of the airport by air travellers, the Federal Government might lose its International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) licence. Ajayi said the ramp markings at the airport were inadequate, while… continue reading


Iheanacho preserves Rohr’s unbeaten Nigerian record

Iheanacho preserves Rohr’s unbeaten Nigerian record

2017-03-24 02:37:39

Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho’s penalty seven minutes from time secured a 1-1 draw with Senegal, preserving Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr’s unbeaten record on Thursday. Veteran striker Moussa Sow had given the Senegalese — ranked five places higher than the Nigerians in the African football rankings — the lead early in the second-half. That goal looked like giving the Teranga Lions a first win in their last 14 meetings, dating back to 1977, in a match watched by just over 2,000 diehard fans in Barnet. The spectators had to sit through a pretty uneventful first 54 minutes before 31-year-old Sow… continue reading


China approves $5b to support projects in Nigeria

China approves $5b to support projects in Nigeria

2017-03-23 03:40:26

The Peoples Republic of China Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian said his home country had approved $5 billion to support infrastructure projects in Nigeria. Pingjian stated this yesterday when he paid a courtesy visit to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, at the party’s secretariat in Abuja. The Chinese envoy requested the party’s support in ensuring Nigeria’s ‘full execution’ of the China’s policy between both countries. He also canvassed the need for co-operation and collaboration between the governing parties of both countries – the APC and the Communist Party of China (CPC). Pingjian, who… continue reading


Eagles tackles Senegal despite terrorist attack

Eagles tackles Senegal despite terrorist attack

2017-03-23 03:38:14

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says the friendly match between the Super Eagles and Teranga Lions of Senegal slated for today at the Hive Stadium in London will hold despite a terrorist attack in the city yesterday. A woman was killed on Westminster Bridge in central London in what police said was a terrorist incident yesterday afternoon. A police officer was also stabbed in the nearby Houses of Parliament by an attacker, who was shot dead by police, while a number of other people were hurt – some with “catastrophic” injuries. The attacker struck several pedestrians as he drove a… continue reading


Ife crises: Afenifere steps in

Ife crises: Afenifere steps in

2017-03-23 03:36:34

Worried about what it described as illegal and unconstitutional arrest of 21 indigenes of Ile-Ife, Osun State over the recent clash between the community and the Hausa, Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere has vowed to intervene in the issue. Afenifere, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yinka Odumakin said: “As a first step to our position on the crisis, we have assembled a team of lawyers to enforce the fundamental human rights of the 21 Yoruba persons.” According to them: “It is a clear fact that the investigation and trial of suspects must take place at the scene… continue reading


Eagles trans ahead of international friendlies

Eagles trans ahead of international friendlies

2017-03-22 03:04:23

Super Eagles’ striker, Kelechi Iheanacho is happy to reunite with his Super Eagles colleagues, as they prepare for tomorrow’s international friendly against Senegal.About 19 players were in the Super Eagles’ camp yesterday. According to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), home-based Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Oghenekaro Etebo (Portugal) and Musa Muhammed (Bosnia Herzegovina) are expected today, while South Africa-based goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi will arrive on tomorrow as a public holiday in South Africa meant he could not collect his visa earlier. Kingsley Madu (Belgium) and Uche Agbo (Spain) are also delayed by visa. Iheanacho, who joined his mates in training yesterday, believes the… continue reading


Commonwealth Games organisers promise easy access to visas, venues for tourists

Commonwealth Games organisers promise easy access to visas, venues for tourists

2017-03-22 03:02:43

ports tourists, who want to attend the Commonwealth Games scheduled for Gold Coast, Australia from April 4 to 15, 2018, will have to liaise with their countries’ National Olympic Committees (NOC) for easy access to entry visas and other documents they require to be part of the event, the organisers have advised. Speaking in Lagos yesterday, a member of the Commonwealth Games Committee, Ellen Barwise said the organisers of the games have set up a system that would make it easy for sports tourists and journalists to get the necessary assistance they need to get to Australia next year. She… continue reading


Custom boss will not honour Senate invitation

Custom boss will not honour Senate invitation

2017-03-22 02:59:57

The Comptroller-General (CG) of Customs, Col Hameed Ali (rtd) has said he would not appear before the Senate today following a court order, which restrained him from honouring the lawmakers’ summon.

Addressing State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock, Abuja yesterday, the embattled customs chief ?said ?the case is already subjudice.

According to Ali, “The case is in court already. Somebody has sued us. I have gotten my writ of summons and they said the status quo ante should remain, which means nothing moves until the court makes… continue reading


Helicopters stuck in Abuja airport despite lift on ban

Helicopters stuck in Abuja airport despite lift on ban

2017-03-22 02:55:41

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 02:53:47

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


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