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New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations
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New Nigerian Airline To Begin Operations

Nigeria’s air transport is set to experience a revolution as a proposed low-cost carrier – Green Africa Airways – is set to commence operations. It has already reached the final stage of certification. Regulatory sources hinted that promoters of the carrier are putting finishing touches to secure the Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), a mandatory regulatory prerequisite before any scheduled carrier could take off. Sources hinted that commencement of flight operations by Green Africa Airways promises to reshape the aviation industry with its state-of-the-art aircraft. Despite the ongoing pandemic, industry analysts agree that the long-term potential in the aviation market remains vibrant. Experts say the right business model, ...
EndSARS: US Embassy Shuts Down Operations In Nigeria
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EndSARS: US Embassy Shuts Down Operations In Nigeria

THE United States Government, yesterday said it is shutting down it’s embassy in Lagos State for two days owing to the ongoing nationwide protest in the country. It also warned its citizens in Nigeria to be wary of the protest in the country by being vigilante and avoid areas affected by the ongoing protests. Though the U.S Mission Nigeria in the statement posted on its twitter handle, @USinNigeria failed shed light on its position on the protest, it stated that it will be shutting down the US Consulate in Lagos for two days starting from Tuesday. The statement reads: “Multiple demonstrations are ongoing across Nigeria – to include areas within the consular districts of Abuja and Lagos. “Although most demonstrations are peaceful, some have become violent and have shut down ...
Lagosians Groan As VIOs Violate Sanwo-Olu’s Directives On Morning Operations
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Lagosians Groan As VIOs Violate Sanwo-Olu’s Directives On Morning Operations

Some residents in Lagos State weekend expressed dissatis­faction over the violation of the directives of Governor Ba­bajide Sanwo-Olu by officials of the Vehicle Inspection Ser­vices (VIS) in the state. VIS is a state traffic reg­ulating agency that ensures presence of sound vehicles on the road. The agency is a directorate of the Ministry of Transportation. The governor, in Novem­ber 2019, ordered the state’s Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIOs) to desist from oper­ating during the morning. According to the governor, the move is to curb traffic gridlock experienced during the peak periods as it is per­ceived that VIOs contribute to the gridlock as they normally stop vehicles during peak pe­riods to demand for vehicle documents. According to him, the of­ficers would now opera...
COVID-19: NYSC begins plans to reopen camps
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COVID-19: NYSC begins plans to reopen camps

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has prepared a proposal, which includes guidelines that would ensure safe and efficient conduct of its operations. The 2020 Batch ‘A’ Stream One Orientation Course was suspended after a week, as part of the measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria. However, NYSC is looking to reopen camps across the country and has This was contained in a statement on Tuesday, issued by the NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi. According to Adeyemi, the Director-General of NYSC, Brig. General Shuaibu Ibrahim, made the comments when the DG of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja. READ ALSO: Goje emerges North East Assembly Caucus Chairman “Conscious of the p...
Re-FIRS ignores Buhari’s Directive, sacks nine Directors
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Re-FIRS ignores Buhari’s Directive, sacks nine Directors

The Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, has responded to the allegations and publication that by retiring eight(8) of its directors, it ignored Buhari’s order and has entrenched nepotism and tribalism in its operations. The service in an advertorial published on DAILY POST denied the allegations and made further clarifications on its actions. Read details below…
Nigerian doctors’ welfare will be my priority — Professor Ujah
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Nigerian doctors’ welfare will be my priority — Professor Ujah

The newly-elected President of the Nigeriac has said that his administration will prioritise the welfare of Nigerian doctors. Ujah, in his acceptance speech shortly after he was elected President of the Association, said he would lobby and advocate for improved remuneration, realistic hazard allowance, universal applicability among others. His words: “We face a crucial time with the COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic is not just a health crisis but also a socio-economic crisis. Hence, NMA must be innovative in its approach. “We will look at how to reduce the cost of running the Association by adopting technology for some of our meetings. We will manage our resources with integrity and ensure that international standards of financial management are adopted in NMA in order to enhance ...
301 Chinese evacuated from Nigeria through Lagos airport
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301 Chinese evacuated from Nigeria through Lagos airport

301 Chinese nationals were on Thursday night evacuated from Nigeria through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos. The evacuation was done by Nigeria Carrier, Air Peace airline. The airline carried out the evacuation with its Boeing 777-300 with registration 5N-BWI. The 301 passengers and 24 crew members were flown directly from Lagos to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, China’s most populous, commercial city. The evacuation which was arranged by the Chinese government took off at about 10: 00 pm Nigerian time and arrived at about 1:15 pm Nigerian time on Friday. Recall Air Peace was also the airline that evacuated Israelis living in Nigeria late March and has been contacted by other countries for evacuation operations. Spokesman of the airline, Stanley ...
South Africa to lift alcohol sales ban for home consumption from June
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South Africa to lift alcohol sales ban for home consumption from June

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday said a controversial ban on the sale of alcohol would be lifted for home consumption when the country moves into level three of a five-tier coronavirus lockdown next month. South Africans were prohibited from buying alcohol and cigarettes when the country went into one of the world’s strictest lockdowns on March 27. The alcohol ban in South Africa was meant to prevent a spike in violence and reduce pressure on emergency wards as hospitals gear up to face a virus that has infected at least 22,583 people across country and killed 429. “Alcohol will be sold for home consumption only under strict conditions on specified days and for limited hours,” Ramaphosa announced in an address to the nation. “The sale of tobacco products will ...
COVID-19: Volunteers At LUTH Shut Operations Over Non-Payment Of Allowances
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COVID-19: Volunteers At LUTH Shut Operations Over Non-Payment Of Allowances

The lives of around one hundred covid-19 patients admitted at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital isolation centres may now be in danger. That’s because the hospital’s team of voluntary responders shutdown operations on Saturday following the non-payment of special allowances for three months. TVC News gathered that several patients who were meant to be tested today to ascertain their status and find whether they would be discharged have now been called off. Not even a visit of the presidential task force to the hospital could assuage the workers as no concrete guarantees were obtained as to when the payments would be made. Lagos University Teaching Hospital is a frontline response facility in the war on the virus in Nigeria, given its location in the nation’s commercial...
Captured Boko Haram Insurgents are Quarantined and Given Face Masks – Defence Headquarters
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Captured Boko Haram Insurgents are Quarantined and Given Face Masks – Defence Headquarters

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has shared some of the measures it has instituted to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the fight against terrorism. Speaking at a media briefing in Abuja, Coordinator of defence media operations, John Enenche said captured Boko Haram members are provided with face masks and also quarantined to curb the spread of Coronavirus. Eneche said;   “The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way everything will be done. “We have ordered for PPE for troops at the frontlines. “The moment they (Boko Haram members) are captured, they are quarantined and given face masks while observing social distancing too. “Captured or surrendered enemies are treated in line with the Geneva Convention. COVID-19 has changed the way things are done at the front...
More Nigerian Special Forces Bet for Battle
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More Nigerian Special Forces Bet for Battle

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has graduated another batch of Special Forces (SF) and Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) personnel, all ready for operations. The graduation ceremony was held at the Regiment Training Centre (RTC) Annex in Bauchi comprised 94 trainees of the SF Course 6/2020 and 32 trainees of CSAR Course 2/2020. NAF spokesman, Ibikunle Daramola, in a statement on Saturday, said the latest SF Course is the eighth set to be trained by the NAF as Special Forces in the last five years. Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, noted that the SF and CSAR personnel passed out at a time Nigeria was in dire need of their skills. He urged that they imbibe the attributes of honesty, courage, perseverance, adaptability and...
Lagos New Guidelines For Public Transport Operations
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Lagos New Guidelines For Public Transport Operations

The Lagos State Government on Thursday issued fresh guidelines for public transport operations in the state as part of the controlled measures to ease the lockdown over COVID-19 pandemic. The state Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, released the guidelines at a news conference in Lagos. According to him, public transport operations within the state shall be between the hours of 6.00a.m and 7.00p.m daily from May 4. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new guidelines bring a slight difference to the Federal Government directive that ordered 8.00p.m to 6.00a.m curfew in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja as from May 4. Oladeinde told newsmen that the guidelines should be followed by commuters and transport operators in the state until further notice. H...
Coronavirus: FG Extends Closure Of Airports
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Coronavirus: FG Extends Closure Of Airports

The closure of airspace and airports in the country has been extended by two weeks by the federal government due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Hadi Sirika, the Minister of Aviation made the announcement on Twitter on Monday April 20. He said the airports would no longer open for commercial operations on April 23, due to the extended lockdown in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun. Hadi Sirika tweeted; “As a result of the extension on lockdown by Mr President, it is no longer possible for us to open our airspace and airports for normal operations by the 23rd April 2020. “They will remain closed for a further two weeks. This subject to review as appropriate.”
COVID-19: FG Loses N20 Billion In 7 Days As Banks Stop Operations In Ports
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COVID-19: FG Loses N20 Billion In 7 Days As Banks Stop Operations In Ports

The Federal Government’s quest to contain the coronavirus pandemic through a 14 – day lockdown of Lagos, Ogun State and Abuja appears to be taking its toll on the nation’s revenue as banks’ closure continue to hamper ports operations. Expressing his displeasure at the non operation of banks, Dr. Ola Olugbese, Chairman, Ogbese Marine Services Limited, a licensed Customs agent, stated that the federal government may have lost not less than N20 billion in the last seven days due to non operation of the banks in the ports. “Due to the lockdown caused by Covid-19 pandemic, banks were closed. Government needs revenue. That is why Customs was mandated to work as the ports remain open. Unfortunately, government forgot that Customs work hand in hand with banks. Customs does not accept cash f...
Allow Tanker Drivers Operate During Lockdown, NNPC Tells Security Agencies
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Allow Tanker Drivers Operate During Lockdown, NNPC Tells Security Agencies

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has appealed to law enforcement agencies across the country to allow free movement of petroleum products by tanker drivers during the lockdown ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari in Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The group in a statement signed on Tuesday said the exemption granted by President Buhari to certain categories of essential workers covers the operations of petroleum products tanker drivers. “The Federal Government counts on the support of the law enforcement agencies across the country to ensure smooth distribution of petroleum products across the nook and cranny of the country during the period of the restriction,” Kennie Obateru, NNPC Group General Manager, Public Affairs Division said in the st...
Over 50 Houses Destroyed in Lagos Explosion – NEMA
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Over 50 Houses Destroyed in Lagos Explosion – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has revealed that over 50 houses were destroyed in the explosion that rocked Abule Ado in Amuwo Odofin local government area of Lagos on Sunday. This was according to the acting coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye. Farinloye said that the cause of the explosion and casualty figure were currently unknown as at the time of filing this report, while rescue operations are still going on in the affected area. He said the resulting fire, from the explosion, later spread to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) oil pipeline passing through the area, although the pipeline has been shut down as a precautionary measure. According to him, a combined team of the Lagos State Fire Servic...
Lady Zamar Speaks On Her Life Threatening Operations
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Lady Zamar Speaks On Her Life Threatening Operations

South Africa's multi-award winning musician Lady Zamar, has opened up about multiple operations she had which landed her in hospital recently. In an emotional IGTV video, Lady Zamar said she was hospitalized for a few days after she experienced some massive life-threatening health complications. Although she did not divulge the complications, she said she has a new documentary on the cards centred around her health, where she will open up about her life-threatening complications. Zamar expressed her gratitude to her Doctor for noticing the complications early "I was hospitalized from Thursday the 20th of February and discharged today. I will never ever ever again take my life for granted. The time in there was the longest I’ve ever spent in hospital and I was so scared." Zamar...
President Buhari Condemns Fresh Boko Haram Attack in Maiduguri, Describes it as ‘Cowardly and Murderous
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President Buhari Condemns Fresh Boko Haram Attack in Maiduguri, Describes it as ‘Cowardly and Murderous

President Buhari has commiserated with the families of victims of the fresh attacks in Maiduguri, Borno State, assuring them that his administration will continually frustrate the devilish operations of Boko Haram, and bring it to an end. Members of the sect group on Sunday night February 9th, attacked travellers along the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway in Auno town, Konduga local government area of Borno state, killing over thirty of them, abducted many others as well as destroying many properties. In a statement released by his media aide, Garba Shehu, President Buhari condemned the attack, describing it as “murderous and cowardly''. The President said his administration is ever determined to frustrate the goal of the sect members to hold Nigeria to ransom. “The commitment of th...
Buhari Launches Three Combat Helicopters In Abuja
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Buhari Launches Three Combat Helicopters In Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday launched three new acquired combat helicopters at the Eagle Square in Abuja. The combat helicopters include two Augusta 109 and one Mi-171E combat helicopters. The ceremony took place during the induction ceremony of the Nigerian Air Force’s at the state capital. The event also witnessed so many air displays and simulation exercises which focuses on rescue operations and engagement of bandits and others threats to national security. Under the Buhari administration, NAF has procured and inducted several fighter aircraft, helicopter gunships. See photos from the ceremony below… President @MBuhari arrives Eagle Square for the induction ceremony of Nigerian Air Force 3 brand new combat helicopters. Under this administration, ...
86 Suspected Cultists Arrested in Lagos
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86 Suspected Cultists Arrested in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has announced the arrest of 86 suspected cultists in Ikorodu area of the State. 11 pistols were recovered from the suspects who were arrested around 6am on Saturday January 25, by a Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants acting on credible intelligence. The State Police spokesperson, Elkana Bala said the suspects mobilised from Emure and Adamo communities to unleash terror on residents of Adamo community and environs, belonged to rival cult groups;  Aiye and Eiye confraternity. He said; “The arrest was carried out in a joined operations with operatives from Imota Police Station, Rapid Response Squad, Special Anti Robbery Squad and Area N Command. This is a follow up to the operations carried out at Ijede where 65 cult suspects were arrested...
French Jihadist Recruiter Handed Long Jail Term
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French Jihadist Recruiter Handed Long Jail Term

A Frenchman has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for seeking to recruit dozens of youths to fight as jihadists in Syria and for leading a brigade of French-speaking Islamists in the war-torn country. Mourad Fares, 35, fled Syria in 2014, and was arrested in Turkey and handed over to French authorities the same year. Prosecutors said he played a “crucial” role in the recruiting of young people to fight as jihadists in Syria, and noted a lack of any “real regret” for his actions. Fares appeared unmoved as the verdict was read out at a special court Friday evening. He admitted to the court he “indirectly” recruited youths to fight as jihadists via his propaganda videos and “facilitated” the entry of a number of people into Syria. He denied taking part in combat operations...
Photos of Youths Butchered by Suspected Herdsmen in Plateau State
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Photos of Youths Butchered by Suspected Herdsmen in Plateau State

Gunmen, suspected to be herdsmen, on Thursday, killed 12 persons and injured one at Kulben village of Kombun District of Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau. DSP Terna Tyopev, Plateau Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) said that the incident occured in the early hours of Thursday. “In the early hours of today, we received a distress call that gunmen, suspected to be herdsmen attacked Kulben community of Kombun District of Mangu. As a result, 12 persons lost their lives and one severely injured. Immediately we received the information, the commissioner in charge of the command, Mr Isaac Akinmoyede, directed the DCP in charge of Operations, Mr Aliyu Tafida to mobilise to the scene. As I speak, our team of detectives and other officers are in the scene of the crime to prev...
Taiwan Chief General Killed in Helicopter Crash
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Taiwan Chief General Killed in Helicopter Crash

The defence ministry has confirmed the death of its Chief of general staff General Shen Yi-ming, after a helicopter made an emergency landing in northern part of the country. The country's top general died alongside 7 others after a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter crashed in mountains near Taipei. Taiwan's defence ministry spokesman, Shih Shun-wen said 62-year-old Shen and several top military officials were on a routine mission to visit soldiers in the northeast Yilan county when the sad incident occurred. Air force commander-in-chief Hsiung Hou-chi told a news conference in Taipei that what caused the crash is still not known. He said; "The search and rescue operation continues... We are investigating whether (the cause) was environmental or mechanical... the aircraft's c...
FG Suspends Turkish Airlines Operations In Nigeria
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FG Suspends Turkish Airlines Operations In Nigeria

The Federal Government has ordered Turkish Airlines to suspend its operations into Nigeria due to repeated cases of poor passenger treatment by the international carrier. It gave the directive through the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority , directing the airline to suspend its operations until it was ready to operate with the right size of aircraft that could transport all passengers with their baggage at the same time . It was gathered that the government ’s directive came as a result of recent cases in which the airline failed to bring in passengers into Nigeria together with their checked -in baggage . In a letter to the airline by the acting Director -General, NCAA , Capt . Abdullahi Sidi , which was made available by the Federal Ministry of Aviation in Abuja on Thursday , the ...
Jumia Closes Business In Tanzania Days After Suspending Operations In Cameroon
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Jumia Closes Business In Tanzania Days After Suspending Operations In Cameroon

While the workers of Jumia Cameroon are still digesting the news of operations being 'suspended' in the country, the biggest eCommerce startup in Africa has closed another of its business in Tanzania. According to a statement obtained by Techawk, the 'Amazon of Africa' has shut down its operations in Tanzania in order to focus resources on other markets. The statement reads: "Based on our review of the path to success, we have made a difficult decision to cease our operations in Tanzania as of 27th Nov 2019. "While Tanzania has strong potential and we’re proud of the growth we’ve collectively seen stemming from Jumia’s adoption, we have to focus our resources on our other markets. This decision isn't easy but will help put our focus and resources where they can bring the best ...
Jumia Shuts Down Operations In Cameroon
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Jumia Shuts Down Operations In Cameroon

E-commerce company, Jumia Technologies on Monday, November 18 shut down its operations in Cameroon without notice just as it did in Gabon and Congo Republic; sparking fears and anxiety on the state of its health in other African countries. Rebecca Enonchong, a Cameroonian-based tech entrepreneur, disclosed that the development is emblematic of Jumia; which she described as a badly-run business which is only in Africa to rip off Africans. ‘Beyond #JumiaIsNotAfrican, Jumia is simply a badly run business that is incapable of understanding its market, refuses to act as a good corporate citizen and thinks Africans are simply a commodity, a means to an end. No business with that attitude can succeed in the long term,’ Enonchong disclosed. Likewise, an ex-employee of Jumia affirmed t...
Jailed Fraudster, Hope Olusegun Aroke Still Coordinates Yahoo Yahoo Operations From Prison
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Jailed Fraudster, Hope Olusegun Aroke Still Coordinates Yahoo Yahoo Operations From Prison

The EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, has uncovered that Hope Olusegun Aroke a convicted internet fraudster currently serving a 24 years jail term is still in active communication with other high valued targets that are currently being investigated by the Commission for various offences relating to computer fraud and money laundering. . . Investigation revealed that he masterminded the commission of internet scam worth over $100, 000, OOO (One Million Dollars) whilst serving his jail term.
Lagos Police arrest 25 suspected cultists within 24-hours
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Lagos Police arrest 25 suspected cultists within 24-hours

Operatives of Operation Crush from the Anti-Cultism Unit have arrested 25 suspected cultists in the Ijora, Mushin, and Bariga areas of Lagos State within a space of 24-hours.   The spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command,  Bala Elkana, disclosed this in a statement saying the team of security operatives arrested one Olaitan Rilwan on Saturday last week at the Ijora roundabout.   Elkana noted that the 20-year-old suspect, who confessed to being a member of the Ayie Confraternity, was intercepted with an automatic pistol concealed in his bag. He explained that in follow-up operations at Bariga, one 23-year-old Mustapha Oseni and 22 others were also arrested.   The Police Public Relations Officer said one locally-made pistol with eight rounds of live cart...
How Doctors Separated Twins Joined At The Head – After 50-Hour Surgery
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How Doctors Separated Twins Joined At The Head – After 50-Hour Surgery

Two-year-old twins joined at the head have undergone successful surgery at a British hospital to separate their skulls, brains and blood vessels, say doctors on Tuesday. The highly complex surgery involved multiple operations on Safa and Marwa Ullah, who were born in Pakistan in January 2017 with a condition known as ‘craniopagus’ in which the girls’ skulls and parts of their brains were joined and intertwined. It is believed that it took around 100 doctors more than 50 hours to separate the two-year-old sisters through a series of operations over a five-month period. “Craniopagus is an exceptionally rare and complex condition,” said David Dunaway, who co-led the surgical team that treated the twins. “The operation, conducted in February, was the most complex such separation hi...
Any Police Officer Who Collects Money For Bail Is A Kidnapper And Will Not Be Spared – Lagos CP
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Any Police Officer Who Collects Money For Bail Is A Kidnapper And Will Not Be Spared – Lagos CP

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Zubairu Muazu, on Tuesday inaugurated a statement-taking room for the CID Panti, Yaba,  warning that policemen collecting money for bail were not different from kidnappers and would not be spared. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the facility was  provided by the Rule of Law and Anti-corruption (RoLAC) Programme  managed by the British Council and funded by European Union. At the inauguration on Tuesday,  Muazu commended RoLAC for the initiative,  noting that statement-taking was important in police investigation The commissioner said that statement-taking was the foundation of police investigation. He said the facility was important to  police operations, assuring the British Council that it would be put to effective use....
Russian President, Putin Unveils Latest Spy Drones Disguised As Birds
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Russian President, Putin Unveils Latest Spy Drones Disguised As Birds

The Kremlin’s bizarre new spy drone is slightly bigger than a real snowy owl. The drone was created by military technicians from a unit set up by Putin. Its aim is to fool the enemy allowing the unmanned craft to sneak closer to key targets in war zones. A second drone – yet to be unveiled – is a mock falcon which even makes bird noises, it was reported. The owl drone is designed for reconnaissance in cold climates and uses lasers to target artillery and aircraft. After its sights have locked onto a target it can then be “taken out” by missiles, tanks and fighter jets. It is unclear if the bizarre drone was inspired by Harry Potter’s pet Hedwig as some are saying. However, a prototype was devised by students before it was seized on by Vladimir Putin’s military. The drone is sli...
Another Looming Trouble: Why Nigerians Are Just In Love With Ponzi Schemes
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Another Looming Trouble: Why Nigerians Are Just In Love With Ponzi Schemes

In the 1990s, Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox otherwise known as МММ, a Russian company founded by Sergey Mavrodi, Vyacheslav Mavrodi, and Olga Melnikova perpetrated one of the world’s largest Ponzi schemes of all time. According to Wikipedia between five and ten million people lost their savings to the scheme. A Ponzi scheme also according to Wikipedia, is a form of fraud that lures investors and pays profits to earlier investors with funds from more recent investors. Two years ago, Mrs Dolapo Adeoya, a Micro finance bank staff participated in the scheme. According to her she heard about MMM from her father in Lagos after the old man had unbelievably made huge profits from the little amount he invested in it. “He told me he made four times what he invested and advised that I do same si...
Airforce Hits Bandits Hard in Doumbourou Forest:Zamfara
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Airforce Hits Bandits Hard in Doumbourou Forest:Zamfara

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says the Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI has destroyed bandits’ camp and neutralised dozens of bandits in air strikes it conducted at Doumbourou forest in Zamfara. Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, who announced this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, said the operation was conducted on Saturday. ”The operation was executed yesterday, May 25, pursuant to human intelligence (HUMINT) reports indicating that some locations within the forest were being used by the bandits as hideouts, including a group of huts belonging to a notorious kingpin named ‘Dangote’. “Accordingly, following confirmatory Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), an Alpha Jet airc...
‘I Joined A Robbery Gang After Losing N6M To Betting,’ Suspect Tells Police
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‘I Joined A Robbery Gang After Losing N6M To Betting,’ Suspect Tells Police

One of the gang members confessed that they once stole a Toyota Matrix from a woman and sold it in Kaduna for N270,000. Operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team have arrested a robbery gang that specializes in robbing women of expensive vehicles in Abuja, Punch reports. The three members of the gang were identified as Ego Ike, Obinna Igwe, and Adamu Nuhu. It was reported that the suspects after stealing a vehicle usually take it to the Niger Republic where they sell it. According to Punch, police went after the gang after they stole 2016 Toyota Corolla from an official of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, who was on her way home from work. The suspects thereafter drove the car to Katsina state and then to the Niger Republic to sell it. Ho...
FG to shut down Enugu airport for ‘security reasons’
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FG to shut down Enugu airport for ‘security reasons’

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced plans to shut down the Akanu Ibiam International Airport due to security reasons.   Speaking in Lagos at a stakeholders forum on Friday, Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika explained that the airport will be degraded for international operations, because the runway length is not ideal for such operations.   According to him, the market, television masts and free trade zone needs to be relocated for the airport to be fit for safe flights.
Senate set to invite NPA, NIMASA, others, over Apapa gridlock
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Senate set to invite NPA, NIMASA, others, over Apapa gridlock

The Senate Committee on Works says plans are underway to invite the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) in the coming week over lingering Apapa gridlock. The Chairman of the committee, Sen. Kabiru Gaya, made this known in a meeting with management of APM Terminals in Abuja on Thursday. He further said, NIMASA, farm tank owners, manufacturers and other relevant stakeholders have been invited to attend the meeting aimed at finding lasting solution to the problem. Gaya who said the challenge had become an embarrassment to the country, noted that only concerted efforts would bring about lasting solution. “We are expanding the committee to include,  Senate Committee on Marine Transport and by next week,  we will invite NPA and NIMASA to take a holistic look at the matter. “We w...
Tiwa Savage Signs International Deal With Universal Music Group
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Tiwa Savage Signs International Deal With Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment has announced an exclusive global recording agreement with Nigerian pop star, Tiwa Savage. Under the agreement, Tiwa’s future music will be released internationally through UMG’s operations in more than 60 countries worldwide. Making history as the first female to win the Best African Act by the MTV European Music Awards and becoming the first African female to sell out London’s Indigo, 2018 was a truly memorable year for Mummy Jam Jam. In December, Tiwa was handpicked by Coldplay’s lead singer Chris Martin to perform alongside Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and Jay Z live at the Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg. Tiwa was also named one of the world’s Top 100 Inspirational Women in Fashion by Vogue US then l...
NEWSEFCC vs Fayose: What Happened in Court on Monday
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NEWSEFCC vs Fayose: What Happened in Court on Monday

Sunday Alade, the 11th prosecution witness, in the case between the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has told the Federal High Court in Lagos how the N1.2billion allegedly given to the former Governor from the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA) was moved to the State. The EFCC is trying Fayose for allegedly receiving and keeping N1.2billion and $5million allegedly stolen from the ONSA. Testifying before Justice Mojisola Olatoregun Alade, said he was the Zenith Bank Plc Akure Branch Manager in 2014 when the money was moved to his branch. Led in evidence by prosecuting counsel Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), Alade disclosed that he got a call from his head of operations asking him to prepare to head for Akure Airpor...
Troops Kill 27 Terrorists, Recover Arms, Ammunition
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Troops Kill 27 Terrorists, Recover Arms, Ammunition

Troops of Sector 1 of the Operation LAFIA DOLE, in joint clearance operations with Cameroonian Defence forces have neutralised scores of Boko Haram terrorists in a fierce battle around lake chad general area. A statement issued today, Monday by Acting Director Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa indicated the recent encounter took place recently in the Northern part of Wulgo, Tumbuma, Chikun Gudu and Bukar Maryam villages. According to him, during the operations, 27 terrorists were neutralised, while many arms and ammunition belonging to the terrorists were recovered. He said among the items are: 5 AK 47 rifles, 2 general purpose machine guns, 4 rocket propelled guns and 1,000 assorted rounds of different calibre ammunition “There is no casualty on the part of ...
Warri-Itakpe Railway ready for commercial activities — Amaechi
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Warri-Itakpe Railway ready for commercial activities — Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi on Thursday said that the Warri-Itakpe Standard Gauge line was ready for passenger, commercial and freight services. Amaechi disclosed this while supervising the nearly completed standard guage rail project across the three states involved on Thursday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the train corridors involved Itakpe in Kogi, Aghenebode in Edo and Agbhor in Delta with 12 railway stations along the corridors. Amaechi, while commenting on the level of work done said that the Itakpe to Abuja axis would cost the government $3 billion. “The train is now available for commercial activities and we believe the passengers and companies on iron ore will patronise the services. “We have 12 stations from Itakpe to Warrior...
50 civilian JTF, others killed in Zamfara — Speaker
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50 civilian JTF, others killed in Zamfara — Speaker

The Speaker of the Zamfara State House Assembly, Alhaji Sanusi Rikiji, on Friday said no fewer than 50 persons including members of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) were killed in Zamfara on Tuesday. Rikiji, who revealed this during a condolence visit to Kaura Namoda emirate, attributed the incidence to CJTF confrontation with bandits in a community in Kaura Namoda Local Government Area of the state. The Speaker, who led the state government delegation on the visit, decried the worsening security situation in the state. “We were told that the members of Civilian JTF have mobilised people from Sakajiki community in Kaura Namoda Local Government Area and confronted the bandits in the forest which led to the killing of over 50 persons including members of CJTF,” he said. Rikiji, w...
Air Peace Shakes Aviation World With $2.1bn Brand New E195-E2 Jets Deal
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Air Peace Shakes Aviation World With $2.1bn Brand New E195-E2 Jets Deal

Air Peace Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Allen Onyema (sitting, left), Embraer Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Arjan Meijer (sitting, right), standing from left: Air Peace Embraer Engineer, Mr. Charles Melomney, Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Olajide, Chief of Finance and Administration, Mrs. Ejiro Eghagha, Embraer VP Sales and Marketing, Middle East and Africa, Mr. Raul Villaron and Sales Director, Africa, Francisco Moraes during the signing of a contract for 30 brand new Embaer 195-E2 aircraft between Air Peace and Embraer at Embraer Business Meeting with the Aviation World in Port Louis, Mauritius on Wednesday. West and Central Africa’s biggest airline, Air Peace today (Wednesday) set a continental record with a firm order for 10 brand new Embraer 195-E2 aircraft...
NNPC closes recruitment portal, begins shortlisting of applicants
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NNPC closes recruitment portal, begins shortlisting of applicants

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Wednesday closed its portal for ongoing recruitment exercise and began shortlisting of applicants. Mr Ndu Ugahmadu, the Corporation’s spokesman disclosed this in a statement in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the portal was opened on March 13. The NNPC is an equal opportunity employers in the Oil and Gas Industry value chain, including exploration, refining, transportation and marketing of petroleum products. It recently placed advertisements to recruit some categories of new hands to strengthen its operations nationwide. The categories include: Graduate Trainee; Senior officer and Supervisory Cadre and Managerial Cadre. “The phase one of the ongoing recruitment exercise by the Nigerian National Petrol...
Suspect Alleges Police Killed Adikwu
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Suspect Alleges Police Killed Adikwu

A suspect of last year’s bank robberies in Offa, Kwara State, has alleged that the police killed Michael Adikwu. Michael Adikwu, was a principal suspect and the mastermind behind the robberies, which claimed many lives. Testifying before the court in a “trial within trial”, Ayoade Akinnibosun, after alleging that the police killed Adikwu, also narrated how the police asked him to implicate the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, in the robbery incidents. Akinnibosun and two other accused, Ibikunle Ogunleye and Adeola Abraham, alleged that they made their statements under duress. Akinnibosun said, “Abba Kyari told me to say that the Senate President Bukola Saraki gave me the guns we used for the operations. But I declined. “He (Abba Kyari) promised that they would reward me han...
Lagos Police Command gets New PPRO
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Lagos Police Command gets New PPRO

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu mni, has appointed DSP Bala Elkana as the new Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Lagos State. The new PPRO who took over from CSP Chike Oti, today, 11/03/2019, enlisted into the Nigeria Police in 2003. He holds a Bachelors degree in Law (LLB), Master's Degree in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution and a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA). He had served in different commands and held various positions, including Operations Officer, Divisional Crime Officer, Divisional Police Officer, Community Policing Officer. In addition to all these positions, he was the police public relations officer in Niger and Akwa Ibom states. DSP Bala Elkanan who is, bringing with him a rich background in public relations and i...
Akwa Ibom State Government Launches Airline
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Akwa Ibom State Government Launches Airline

 The Akwa Ibom state government has launched an airline which is scheduled to commence flight operations soon. The airline known as Ibom Air was unveiled after several months of planning by the Akwa Ibom state government. The state government has reportedly disclosed that the airline would operate within Uyo-Lagos-Abuja routes. This Day reports that the state commissioner for special duties and Aviation Development, Akan Okon said the heavy traffic in Akwa Ibom airport made it imperative for the state government to join the few airlines operating there. “Ibom Air has come to stay. I am happy to tell you that we have completed recruitment with good number of Akwa Ibom children. The Chief Pilot is from Akwa Ibom. Three aircraft are secured and are ready for commencement o...
Man Shot Dead by Customs officer: Nigeria Customs Reacts
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Man Shot Dead by Customs officer: Nigeria Customs Reacts

The Nigeria Customs Service has reacted to a viral video of a man shot dead by a Customs officer earlier today. In the disturbing video, the Customs officers could be seen having an argument with some passengers in a vehicle before the tragic incident occurred. READ THE PRESS STATEMENT The attention of Nigeria Customs Service has been drawn to a disturbing video going viral with conflicting narratives. While it is painful and totally unnecessary to loose life in anti-smuggling operations, today at Shagamu interchange along Ijebu Ode, attempt to obstruct lawful performance of duty by passengers of a commercial bus (a white Toyota Hiace) suspected to be carrying bales of used clothing led to the death of a young man (Godwin) and serious injury of a Customs Officer, ASC1, Destiny ...
Man Rearrested After Escaping From Prison
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Man Rearrested After Escaping From Prison

A man identified as Ibrahim Umaru, has been rearrested by the police in Delta state after he escaped from prison to join a robbery gang. The 22-year-old herder, escaped from prison in Delta State in 2018 and fled to Zamfara State, where he joined a gang of bandits who specialised in cattle rustling and razing down communities. According to a report by Newtelegraph, after embarking on several operations, Umaru was again rearrested after he led members of his gang to rob a filling station in Asaba, Delta State and an AK-47 rifle was recovered from him. A police source said: “Umaru was first arrested in 2014 when policemen on patrol accosted him after he took some cows for grazing. The policemen searched and found a gun on him. He was taken to court, where he was charged for illegal...
Akwa Ibom PDP Loses ex-NDDC Commissioner, 2,000 Others to APC
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Akwa Ibom PDP Loses ex-NDDC Commissioner, 2,000 Others to APC

The exodus from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State continued on Monday with the defection of a former Commissioner representing Akwa Ibom State on the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Etim Inyang (Jnr), and 2,000 others to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Inyang, the son of a former Inspector-General of Police, Late Chief Etim Inyang, led the group of defectors during the APC campaign rally in Mbo Local Government Area Addressing the mammoth crowd at the rally held at Enwang, the local government headquarters, Inyang said that he defected to support Obong Nsima Ekere, the APC governorship candidate, to take Akwa Ibom State to the next level. “I am borrowing a leaf from Apostle Paul in the Bible who said that he was not ashamed ...