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Month: November 2018

Chanchangi Airlines Operations Remain Grounded, Says NCAA

Business
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has declared that the former domestic carrier, Chanchangi Airlines, no longer has operational Air Operators’ Certificate (AOC). This is as the regulatory body said there is no controversy about the status of the airline, as its operations remain grounded. A statement by the General Manager, NCAA Public Affairs, Sam Adurogboye, said the organisation's decision on the airline was in accordance with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs) 2015, Part 9.1.1.12(a). Adurogboye explained that for the AOC of a scheduled operator like Chanchangi to remain valid, it must not cease operations for up to 30 days, while for non-scheduled, it can only remain valid for 90 days of non-operations. Chanchangi Airlines was suspended in 2013

Aggrieved Kaduna APC Aspirants Vow To Work Against The Party

Politics
A group of aggrieved aspirants who participated in the just-concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries in Kaduna State, have vowed to work against the party in the 2019 general election. A source close to the aspirants revealed that the showdown is inevitable and cuts across local, state and federal governments, noting that some of those who won the election but had their names substituted with preferred candidates of Governor Nasir el-Rufai, decided to remain with the party to enable them take their own 'pound of flesh'. He cited how a candidate for Kawo North Constituency of State House of Assembly, Yusuf Salisu, who polled 99 votes ahead of his rival who came second with 44 votes, was replaced with one Ali Shakkis during the primaries. He also cited the case of on...

Atiku Will ‘Immediately’ Reduce Fuel Price To ‘N87-N90/Litre, Says PDP

Business
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has already worked out a pricing template that will crash the pump price of fuel in the country if elected, his party said on Thursday. According Kola Ologbodiyan, National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, the pump price of fuel should be between, N87 and N99, given the current subsidy arrangement. The party made the statement following the clarification by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Wednesday that there was no truth in the rumoured planned increase of the pump prices of petroleum products, especially Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly called petrol. “Our presidential candidate, Atiku, has worked out a pricing template that will immediately crash the pump price of fuel in the country,

We Can Fight Poverty With Leather Industry, Says Minister

Business
Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said the approved Nigeria Leather Policy would create jobs and position the country to fight poverty. He said this in Abuja on Wednesday, after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved the policy. Onu said the policy is aimed at boosting business opportunities in the leather industry, adding that the industry generated $921 million for the government in 2013 alone. He said: “We resolved to harness the national leather and bye products policy that will enable the government to attract more investment into the sector. “We would do this in a manner that will allow us to make more gains instead of exporting raw leather or semi-finished products. We want to prepare our nation so that we can process our leath