Kaduna Airport: Fears of missing deadline as Foreign Airlines desert Kaduna

Despite heavy security promised by the security agencies, foreign airlines are still reluctant to carry their passengers to Kaduna en route Abuja.Only Ethiopian Airline has agreed to fly in to kaduna even after the invitations by the government for inspection of the facilities. Lufthansa, for example, has been equivocal in their position on the issue, and British Airways have categorically decided it is not worth the risk. The flight diversion is effective march 8 to April 9. The Police has declared their preparedness for the month long diversion, while the…

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Lagos Begins One Month Official Darkness

By Oji Odu Friday, March,3, 2017, the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKED),announced a one-month blackout in many of its coverage areas in Lagos to enable it carry out maintenance work. The spokesperson of the power firm, Felix Ofulue, said that the power outage will span from March 6 to April 4, 2017. Ofulue explained that during the outage period, the company will repair its Ikeja West Transmission Station. The affected areas include Ojodu, Magodo, Alausa, Oke-Afa, Bolorunpelu, Egbe, Igando, Shasha, Ipaja, Alimosho, Agege, Egbeda and Abesan. Other areas to be…

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Nollywood Wins Big at AMVCA

Nigerian actors and actresses shone like a million star over the weekend at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award. Even legendary actor and producer of the popular sitcom, New Masquerade, that ruled the Nigerian airwaves in the 80s and mid 90s, Chika Okpala, a.k.a Chief Zebrudaya and rising actress, Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama emerged the big winners at this year’s edition of the AMVCAs, with each walking away with a brand new Sports Utility Vehicle, SUV. Chief Okpala, who has sojourned in the entertainment industry for over four decades was honoured with…

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Mbang Eulogises Obasanjo as the Best President Nigeria Ever Had

The Retired Prelate of Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence, Dr. Sunday Mbang has declared that former President Olusegun Obasanjo remains the best President Nigeria has ever had. Mbang insisted that no President since independence has been able to match Obasanjo’s achievements. The cleric also lamented that the country would have been better than it is currently, had successive governments implemented Obasanjo’s policies on agriculture. The retired Methodist Prelate, who was once President of Christians Association of Nigeria, CAN, stated this yesterday in a sermon titled; The quality of our gratitude…

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Brains Behind APDP

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Barring a last minute change of heart, some chieftains of the embattled former ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and some Governors elected on the party’s platform will formally make public, their decision to rebrand a faction of the party with another name, Advanced Peoples Democratic Party,APDP. Last week, relying on very dependable PDP sources, The Source reported that interests and some stakeholders in the party, majorly from the Senator Ahmed Makarfi faction were toying with several options following the Court of Appeal ruling recognizing former Borno…

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Speak with me to prove you are healthy’- Fayose tells Buhari

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said that rather than shop for outsiders to speak with to prove to Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari is hale and hearty, the president should be encouraged instead to speak with him(Fayose). “I advised the President to speak with me for the purpose of convincing Nigerians that he is hale and hearty instead of looking for people outside the country to convince Nigerians.”   In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, Fayose picked holes in statements that Buhari had spoken in…

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Arms Seizure: Unending Investigation

By Stephen Ubanna Barely about two months after the seizure of the undocumented truck carrying a ”40” Container of arms concealed with steel doors, the Federal Government appears to be in a dilema what to do with the arms.The dilema is informed by the continued detention of the Truck and the Container at the premises of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Federal Operations Unit, zone A, Ikeja, Lagos without signs of plan to take it to the appropriate agency of government. Given the synergy between the NCS and other Security…

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I’ve No Hand in the Travails of Otodo’- Apostle Johnson Suleman

This is not the best of time for the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman, who is alleged to have promised Stephanie Otodo marriage. Apsotle Suleman has however distanced himself from the arrest and detention of Stephanie Otobo by the police last Friday, March 3, 2017 over alleged blackmail. The allegation against Suleman came about one month after his interrogation by the Department of State Services over alleged incitement in his sermon in which he advised that Fulani herdsmen who came near his church should be…

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Sanchez Returns to Training After Bust-Up with Teammates

By Akinwale Kasali Despite been left out from the starting line-up at the weekend league match at Merseyside, Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez shook hands with manager Arsene Wenger as he reported for training on Monday following reports of a training-ground bust-up. Sanchez, 28, was reported to have stormed off the training pitch last week before becoming involved in an angry confrontation with his team-mates. He started Saturday’s 3-1 Premier League defeat at Liverpool on the bench and made a goal for Danny Welbeck after Wenger brought him on at half-time….

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Former Adamawa State Governor Jailed

By Akinwale Kasali Former Adamawa state Governor, Bala James Ngilari, never had the premonition that judgment wouldn’t go his way. Surprisingly, he has been sentenced to five years imprisonment by an Adamawa state High court. Justice Nathan Musa convicted Ngillari to five years imprisonment while discharging and acquitting the other two accused persons, Sanda Lamorde and Ibrahim Welye standing trial with him. Ngilari was found guilty of all five counts of conspiracy to award contracts Ngillari was found guilty on all five counts of conspiracy to award contract amounting to…

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