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FG hands over Lagos, Abuja international airports to private firms

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo,on Monday said the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the concessioning of the Lagos and Abuja International Airports for better management. Osinbajo said this in Abuja at the fifth Presidential Quarterly Business Forum aimed at improving the ease of doing business in Nigeria. “We are working hard to make the airports more passenger friendly, but ...

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Nigeria is bringing war to us – IPOB leader Kanu

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi kanu has accused the Nigerian Army of attempting to kill him over his determination to actualize Biafra. He said this while speaking to press men, following the rumoured attack the Nigerian Army carried out on his group in his home in Abia. Recalling the event for the press men, Kanu ...

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Canvassing for Buhari’s second term sickening – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has said that for anybody to be canvassing second term for President Muhammadu Buhari was sickening and that Nigeria was long overdue for reconfiguration. Soyinka, speaking on Monday with newsmen at the Freedom Park in Lagos said those who said what Nigeria needed was just a restructuring of the mind were not saying the obvious. ...

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Turkey envoy, Army in war of words over ‘Invasion’ of Kanu’s house

A Turkish diplomat, Abdulkadir Erkahraman, has faulted the alleged invasion of the residence of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, by men of the Nigerian Army. An allegation that was debunked by the Assistant Director of Public Relations of the 14 Brigade Nigerian Army, Major Oyegoke Gbadamosi, Ohafia, saying the alleged invasion of Kanu’s residence or killing anybody ...

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WAEC set to re-introduce electronic marking system for exams

The West African Examinations Council International Office (WIO) in Lagos, says it was set to re-introduce electronic marking for its tests. The Head of the Office, Mr Adelowo Maliki, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Lagos on Monday. According to him, the marking before now was done with some foreign partners based in the United Kingdom. “We started ...

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Traditional rulers visit Buhari

L-R: President Muhammadu Buhari; Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’adu Abubakar III and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II during a courtesy call by traditional rulers on President Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Monday…

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Nurses union wants FG to declare emergency in health sector

Members of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, Federal Health Institution Sector (NANNM-FHI), have called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency in the health sector. The association made the call in a statement issued by its National Public Relation Officer, Mr Aliyu Shehu, in Abuja on Monday. Shehu on behalf of the union stated ...

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Melaye’s recall: Court order INEC to proceed with verification of signatures

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja A Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory has given the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), permission to proceed with its planned recall of Senator Dino Melaye who is the member representing Kogi West. The presiding judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba gave INEC the permission to go ahead with the process on Monday after ...

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Importer on the run as Customs arrest officials over seize 1,100 rifles from Turkey

By Mukaila Akodu, Lagos Men of Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have confiscated no fewer than 1,100 rifles said to have been illegally imported into the country from Turkey under false declaration. Addressing newsmen in Lagos on Monday, the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS,), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), said the seizure was the third interception ...

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Crystal Palace sack de Boer over poor EPL run

The board of English Premier League side, Crystal Palace has sacked new manager, Frank de Boer four games into the Premier League season on Monday. De Boer’s sack is not unconnected to the string of loses, which is the worst start to an English top-flight campaign for nearly 100 years. The 47-year-old former Ajax player and manager only took charge ...

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