FlightRadar24 Lists Airlines That Have Grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 Series

A good number of airlines and national aviation authorities have grounded their 737 MAX fleet in the wake of the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 on March 10, 2019. Thus far, Chinese and Indonesian regulators along with Ethiopian Airlines, Aeromexico, Cayman Airways, Comair, GOL, MIAT Mongolian Airlines, and Royal Air Maroc have temporarily halted 737 MAX flights. Cayman Airways has grounded their fleet of two 737 MAX 8, VP-CIW and VP-CIX. The airline took delivery of its second MAX 8 (-CIX) just last Thursday and has not yet sent…

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Benue State: Political Thugs Set Electoral Materials On Fire

By Andrew Onyejuruuwa with Agency Reports Persons suspected hoodlums have set ablaze all electoral materials, including ballot boxes and card readers on fire, at Mbalom ward in Gwer east local government area of Benue state. Eye witness said the hoodlums broke into RCM Primary School, Aya, where the electoral materials were kept, firing shots in the air before setting the materials on fire. Ngunan Yongo, the electoral officer for the local government area, confirmed the incident to journalists. The electoral officer said the materials were yet to be distributed to…

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False Report: Toe The Path Of Honour & Responsible Journalism, Zinox Cautions Premium Times

By Editor Leading technology company in Nigeria, Zinox Technologies Limited, owned by Mr. Leo Stan Ekeh has dared Premium Times, an online news publication, to show proof of any criminal court case or indictment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Nigerian Police against it or any of its sister companies. Zinox’s sister companies include Zinox Telecoms, Technology Distributions Limited (TD) as well as any of its staff. In a swift reaction to the latest publication by Premium Times, Mr. Gideon Ayogu, Head of Corporate Communications, Zinox…

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ICPC Arraigns Mayo, Executive Secretary, Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board

By Editor Mr. Jinga Mayo, the Executive Secretary of the Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board has been arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for embezzling funds meant for the committee members of the Adamawa State Christian Pilgrims Board. The spokesperson for the ICPC, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, in a statement said Mayo was arraigned before Justice Nathan Musa of the High Court 1 in Yola, Adamawa State on three counts bordering on stealing. He was charged for making a false claim on the sum of N69.2million…

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INEC Presidential Result: I am ashamed As A Nigerian That This Could Happen – Atiku

By Andrew Onyejuruuwa Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), has finally reacted to the official results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which declared the incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of Saturday’s Presidential elections. Buhari, INEC said, polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat Atiku in 19 states across the federation. A statement released Atiku this morning after the INEC announcement notwithstanding the irregularities of the election thanked the Nigerian people who trooped out in their millions to perform their civic duty…

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JUST IN: Buhari’s Win, INEC Restrained Voters –Osita Chidoka

Andrew Onyejuruuwa The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), represented by Chief Osita Chidoka has vehemently objected what it called selective use of Smart Card Readers (SCRs) in parts of northern states, which it argued was a breach of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC’s) guideline. For that, they argue that the results of the presidential election held last Saturday ought to be reviewed. However, INEC has gone ahead to declare Buhari winner. Raising other apprehensions over the conduct of the elections, including the deprivation of about 5.1 million voters from participation…

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Atiku’s Running Mate, Obi Says INEC Disenfranchised 10million Voters

Andrew Onyejuruuwa In a sharp reaction to the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the just concluded Presidential Elections in Nigeria by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has accused INEC of disenfranchising over eight million eligible voters in the South-East during the February 23 presidential election. The former Amambra Stategovernor said the election was deliberately programmed to ensure that the zone did not participate fully. He made the allegation on Tuesday at a press conference…

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JUST IN: INEC Declares Buhari Winner Of February 23 Presidential Election

By Andrew Onyejuruuwa After the presidential election that is marred with all manner of irregularities, President Muhammadu Buhari according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has polled the highest number of votes in the February 23, 2019 Presidential election. Based on that result, the Chairman of INEC Prof. Mahmood Yakubu on midnight of Wednesday February 27, 2019 declared Buhari and returned him as the winner of the keenly contested poll. Results from states as collated at the International Conference Centre ICC, Abuja put Buhari in the lead, as he…

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ECOWAS To Nigeria Politicians: Accept Outcome Of Results

By Andrew Onyejuruuwa The Economic Community of West African States Election Observation Mission has called on the candidates who contested the presidential and National Assembly elections in Nigeria on Saturday February 23 to accept the results in good faith. The mission gave the advice in its preliminary report signed by its Head, Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and made available to journalists on Monday. The statement said, “In the spirit of the commitment made in the peace accord of February 13, 2019, the mission urges the candidates to accept the verdict of…

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AMCON MD, Kuru Receives Sir Ahmadu Bello Youth Council Award

L-R: Comrade Sagir Adam, Chairman Award Committee, Sir Ahmadu Bello Youth Council of Nigeria (ABYCN), presenting the council’s Honorary Medal and framed Certificate of Mr. Ahmed Lawan Kuru, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), received on his behalf by Mrs. Iyatum Adode-Kobiti, AMCON Group Head, Corporate Services and Mr. Jude Nwauzor, AMCON Spokesperson in Abuja during the week By Andrew Onyejuruuwa Sir Ahmadu Bello Youth Council of Nigeria (ABYCN) has presented the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr. Ahmed Lawan Kuru…

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