Arik Restarts Warri With Abuja, Lagos, Moves Benin, Warri Flights To MMA2

Arik Air is resuming flight services to Warri from both Lagos and Abuja effective Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Flights between Abuja and Warri as well as between Lagos and Warri will operate four times weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Similarly, Arik Air will be moving its Benin and Warri flights from the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 1 (otherwise known as GAT) to Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2, MMA2 effective Monday, August 2, 2021. All Arik flights departing to and arriving from both Benin and Warri will operate from…

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Aaron Ramsdale ‘Can Become One Of The Best’ Goalkeepers In The Country – Asmir Begovic

Aaron Ramsdale has the ability to become one of the best goalkeepers in the country, Asmir Begovic has claimed. The Bosnia and Herzegovina international, 34, – who signed on a free transfer for Everton this month – played alongside Ramsdale at Bournemouth for several seasons. And Begovic told Talksport that the 23-year-old Sheffield United star has lots of room to improve in future. He said: ‘He can become one of the best, especially in the country. ‘He’s already proved that he can play at the highest level. He’s got a…

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Muzzling The Media

By Frank Aigbogun That day in 1984 when Tunde Thompson and Nduka Irabor were both driven from a Lagos courthouse in a Black Maria to begin their jail term, I had just started my career as a young reporter at The Guardian. It was a fearful start to what I considered a life-long calling as a journalist. As I went back home that evening, however, I was stoic in my desire to continue my life as a reporter yet worried for my country and for the profession I had chosen…

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Justice Nyako Adjourns Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial Till October

The trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, resumed at the Federal High Court Abuja on Monday. When the matter was called up, the prosecution counsel, M. B. Abubakar, informed the court that the matter was slated for hearing and that they were ready to continue. Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, informed the court that there was a pending application before the court to transfer Kanu from the custody of the DSS to the correctional centre. Justice Binta Nyako stated that the trial…

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Again, Nigeria Extends NIN-SIM Verification Deadline To October 31, 2021

The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the extension of the deadline for the National Identification Number (NIN)-SIM data verification exercise to October 31, 2021. This was announced in a joint press release signed by the Head, Corporate Communications, Nigeria Identity Management, Mr Kayode Adegoke and Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde of the Nigerian Communications Commission. The statement explained that the decision to extend the deadline was made following a request by stakeholders to accommodate registration in hard-to-reach remote areas, foreigners and diplomatic missions, diaspora and address low enrolments in schools and…

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BREAKING NEWS: NAICOM Approves New Board For NICON Insurance, Nigeria Reinsurance

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has approved the new board and management of NICON Insurance Limited and Nigeria Reinsurance Corporation (Nigeria Re). The change is to enhance the smooth running, efficient and effective management of the two firms. This latest development was contained in a press release signed by Jude Nwauzor, Head, Corporate Communications Department at Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), and made available to the media early this Monday morning July 26, 2021. Nwauzor’s statement said the reason for the changes in the board and management of the…

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Nigeria: ‘Democracy’ Without Democrats

By Ikechukwu Amaechi As I watched the drama over the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2021 in the two chambers of the National Assembly last week, I remembered President John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s 1956 award-winning biographical book – Profiles in Courage. The book, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 1957, was a celebration of senatorial courage – acts of bravery and integrity by eight United States senators, who defied the opinions of their party and constituents to do what they felt was right even when they suffered severe criticism and…

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Local Government Elections: APC Wins 20 Chairmanship Seats In Ogun State

At the end of the Local Government elections in Ogun State on Saturday across the state, the Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC), won all the 20 chairmanship seats. The OGSIEC Chairman, Babatunde Osibodu, made the declaration, on Sunday, at the Commission’s office, Oke-Ilewo, while announcing the results of the election, held on Saturday. Osibodu added that the total number of votes cast in the chairmanship elections in the 20 local government areas in the state was 396, 641. The OGSIEC boss…

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Viral Video: Nigeria Army Didn’t Destroy Farmland In Southeast

As a reaction to a viral video on social media showing officers and men of the Nigeria Army destroying a farmland in the Southeast, the Nigerian Army has dissociated its personnel from a viral video. The video showed troop’s clad in green camouflage uniforms storm a farm in the South-east and destroying crops. The Army said the video footage was doctored by secessionists, to denigrate and bring its image into disrepute adding that it has subjected the video to credible reverse image and discovered it was first published on YouTube…

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Kaduna State: Terrorists Release 28 Abducted Students Of Baptist High School

Information reaching our news desk has it that the 28 students of Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, Kaduna have been released after 20 days after their abduction by the mindless terrorists that are operating without hitches in the state. Their release was confirmed by the Kaduna State chairman of Christian Association of Nigerian (CAN), Rev. Joseph Hayab. The students were abducted by the terrorists from their school in Kaduna State on July 5, 2021. It would be recalled that the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai was one of the…

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