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Month: December 2018

Nigerian Airline Threatens To Withdraw From UK Over ‘Hostile’ Treatment Of Pilot

Business
A Nigerian airline says it could pull its business out of the United Kingdom after one of its pilots was arrested by immigration officials on suspicion of being a stowaway and threatened with deportation. Max Air, which is based in Nigeria, condemned the move by border staff at Bournemouth International Airport, stating that it is an example of the Home Office’s “hostile environment policy”. The company says it is now losing £180,000 a day, because it cannot find another pilot to fly the plane after Captain Adam Dilli Ibrahim, aged 36, returned home voluntarily on another flight. Captain Ibrahim was detained for questioning, fingerprinted and photographed, before being told he would be forcibly removed — even though pilots do not legally require visa to enter the UK for seven

Aliko Dangote And APC Desperation To Generalise Failure By Oke Umurhohwo

Breaking News
Aliko Dangote It is election time again and Nigerians are eager to weigh the stewardship of elected officers with promises they made that got them the mandate they are serving out and decide whether or not they deserve another term. This clearly applies to Presidency Muhammadu Buhari who achieved a long-term ambition of winning the 2015 presidential election after three unsuccessful attempts. On Friday, December 28, 2018, Buhari flagged-off campaign for his re-election in Akwa-Ibom but surprisingly, he was evasive of giving proper account of the mandate he was entrusted with three and half years ago. For the entire time he spoke at the political gathering, he bored Nigerians with the theatrics of the 2015 election period, failing to accept responsibility for his actions and in...

Politicians Hoarding Money To Buy Votes During 2019 Elections, Says Sowore

Politics
Omoyele Sowore, AAC presidential candidate, speaking at the ADF event in Akure on Sunday. Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), says politicians are "hoarding money" to buy votes in the 2019 elections. He urged the electorate to reject such propositions and vote the right candidates who will make the country great. He spoke on Sunday at the Apoi Development Front (ADF) 2018 end of the year party held at Helena hotels in Akure, the Ondo State capital. The AAC presidential candidate tasked the electorate to challenge those "money-bag politicians" interested in political offices with critical questions geared towards the growth and development of their areas. According to him, the 2019 general election will determine if Nigerians are "ready for a ...

NCAA Suspends Charter Operator’s Certificate For 180 Days Over Violation Of Regulations

Business
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has sanctioned four airlines over violation of regulations and non-training of personnel as required by the airlines. The regulatory agency said the sanctioned airlines include scheduled and non-scheduled operators, and were fined between N1.5million and N2million each for the violations. While, the regulatory body refused to name the airline whose Air Operators' Certificate (AOC) was suspended for 180 days, investigation revealed that the airline in question may not be one of the scheduled operators, as all the scheduled airlines are still in operation. However, there are up to 70 non-scheduled operators, including helicopters, in Nigeria. A statement by Sam Adurogboye, the General Manager, Public Affairs of NCAA, noted that the operato...

Operation Python Dance 3: Ohanaeze, MASSOB Slam Army

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The Igbo apex sociocultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and the Movement for Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), yesterday alleged that military’s Operation Python Dance 3, which commences on January 1, 2019, was primarily designed to intimidate the people and rig the forthcoming general elections. Chief of Army staff, Gen. Tukur Brutai had on Friday in Borno announced that the operation, otherwise known as “Egwu Eke 3” will commence across the country because of security challenges in some parts of the nation. But Ohanaeze and MASSOB berated the military for the exercise saying that it was designed to annihilate the people of south east and rig the general elections. They urged the military to take the Egwu Eke 3 to places in the country where there ar

Police Cut Power Supply To Dino Melaye’s House

Politics
As the hide-and-seek game between Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi Central District in the National Assembly, and the Nigerian Police Force continues at his residence in Abuja, SaharaReporters can authoritatively report that the power supply to the lawmaker's house has been cut off by the security operatives, who have been keeping vigil at the house. The Police had invaded Melaye's house on Friday, over allegations he was culpable in the shooting of a police officer in July 2018. See Also Police JUST IN: Melaye Refuses To Come Out As Police Invade His House In Abuja 0 Comments 1 Day Ago The Police had also insisted that its officers would wait at the house until the lawmaker surrenders himself. See Also CRIME We'll Continue Waiting At Me...

‘Kwara APC Shaku Shaku faction’ spreads rumours about Abdulrazak

Health
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq remains the valid candidate of the APC in Kwara State, dismissing the rumour that his election in the party's primaries has been quashed by a Kwara court. The post ‘Kwara APC Shaku Shaku faction’ spreads rumours about Abdulrazak appeared first on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Security Operatives Rescue Two Priests Abandoned By Kidnappers In Anambra

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The deployment of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras on trees, drones and helicopters by the Anambra State government for aerial surveillance, complemented by the use of intelligence reports by the security agencies to monitor flash points to ensure a crime-free Christmas and New Year celebrations has yielded fruits. Security operatives yesterday rescued two Catholic priests who were held hostage but abandoned after three days by their kidnappers for fear of being tracked by the security hi-technology devices and arrested. The two priests rescued are Rev Fr. Peter Nwachukwu, Parish Priest of St. Theresa’s Parish Umueze-Anam in Anambra West Local Council and Rev Fr. Cajetan Apeh, his Assistant. Disclosing this to newsmen in Awka yesterday, the state Commissioner of Polic