Despite Afunanya’s Claims, DSS Yet To Release Sowore, RevolutionNow Convener

Minor protest broke out at the headquarters of the Department of State Services (DSS) on early Saturday over the continued “illegal” detention of Omoyele Sowore, Publisher of SaharaReporters and convener of RevolutionNow Movement. The international journalist – Sowore was arrested in Lagos since August 3, 2019 and subsequently flown to Abuja where he has been detained since then. Last month however, a Federal High Court (FHC) sitting in Abuja granted him bail but the DSS refused to release him even as he met the bail conditions. When Nigerians reacted to…

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Hard Times For WAEC & NEC Candidates Over Examination Malpractice

Finally, the Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC) of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced that it has approved appropriate sanctions for all established cases of malpractice, as prescribed by the rules and regulations governing the conduct of its examinations. In a similar development, the council also approved that the entire results of candidates involved in proven cases, which attract Cancellation of Entire Results (CER), be cancelled, while subject results of those involved in proven cases, which attract Cancellation of Subject Results (CSR), be similarly cancelled. Mr. Demianus Ojijeogu, Head,…

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Christmas: Govt. To Remove Construction Obstructions On Lagos – Ibadan Expressway

The Director of the Federal Highways, South-West, Mr Funso Adebiyi has stated that the Federal Government will remove all diversions around construction zones on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to motorists from December 15, 2019. Usually, that corridor witnesses increased activities during yuletide. Adebiyi, made the disclosure during interaction with truck drivers in Ogere, Ogun State. He said the decision was to ensure free flow of traffic during the Christmas period, adding that work would resume after the season. “We are going to open the entire road by the time Christmas approaches…

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Arik: Hadi Sirika Is Dead Wrong, Should Accept AMCON’s Suggestion – Nwogwugwu

Respected journalist and columnist with Thisday newspapers, Ijeoma Nwogwugwu has challenged the position of Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Mr Hadi Sirika, following his stance on setting up a new national carrier rather than toe the line of the suggestion made by Mr Ahmed Lawan Kuru, Managing Director/CEO, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). The AMCON boss wants the government to jettison the minister’s idea and leverage the assets of Arik for that purpose. In an era when the government is over burdened with developing critical assets across the country without…

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Debt Recovery: AMCON Amendment Act 2019 Requires Enforcement – CJN

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Hon. Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad CFR has called for the enforcement of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) Amendment Act 2019. He stated that a law cannot be effective if such a law is not enforced. Justice Muhammad never faulted the Act, which President Muhammadu Buhari signed into law on August 7, 2019, contrary to certain malicious media reports, which made headlines Wednesday. Rather, the CJN lent his voice to that of other well-meaning Nigerians in congratulating the management of AMCON, members of…

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More Terrorist Shelters Destroyed In Algeria – ADM Claims

Information reaching us has it that the Algeria’s Defence Ministry (ADM), was reported to have said in a statement that the Algerian army destroyed five terrorist shelters on Friday in the provinces of Batna and Skikda. The official APS news agency quoted the statement as saying that in the framework of the fight against terrorism, the army discovered and destroyed, on October 18, five shelters belonging for terrorists in search operations carried out in the province of Batna and Skikda, 410 kilometres southeast and 500 kilometres east of capital Algiers,…

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NigeriaTravelsmart 2019 Aviation Colloquium Holds October 24

L-R: Capt Dapo Olumide and other participants at a previous edition of the event ———————————————————————————————————————- According to a release from the office of Mr. Simon Tumba, Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of NigeriaTravelsMart, the House Committee Chairman on Aviation, National Assembly, Mr Nnolim Nnaji will be addressing aviation stakeholders as guest speaker at the Nigeriatravelsmart Annual Colloquium, which comes up on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The theme for this year’s fourth edition is: “Airport Concession And Options For Airports Development In Nigeria.”…

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Arik Air Recommences Flight Operations To Owerri Airport October 21

The management of Arik Air based in Lagos has announced the it is re-launching flight services to Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri the Imo State capital and will soon be returning to previously suspended routes. Following the closure of Enugu airport for repairs by the federal government, there has been a lot of pressure on the Owerri airport, which coincided with the time Arik temporarily suspended its flights to Owerri. The airline stated that daily flights to Owerri from the Murtala Muhammed Domestic Airport, Lagos will resume on Monday, October 21,…

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Minimum Wage: FG, Labour In Another Round Of Discussion

Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, we understand has again commenced dialogue with the Labour Unions in Abuja earlier today as time runs out on a deadline issued by Labour for the payment of a new wage approved for workers by the Federal Government of President Muhammadu Buhari. According to a report by NAN, the meeting is the latest in a series of meetings with Labour leaders to commence the payment of the consequential adjustment in the new minimum wage, signed into law by the President on April…

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Hong Kong Protest: 14 Persons Accused Of Violating Mask Ban

Fourteen people have been accused of wearing face masks in protests. The people were the second group of violators under arrest after the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) enacted the anti-mask law in an effort to curb escalating violence. The West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts held the trial against those suspects, who, along with 12 other people, were also charged of participating in riot near Hennessy Road, Wan Chai on Sunday. The HKSAR government on Friday invoked the power under the Emergency Regulations Ordinance and put in…

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