Bi-Courtney Interested In Concession Of Int’l Airport Terminals – Babalakin

Dr. Wale Babalakin, Chairman Bi-Courtney Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operators of Murtala Mohammed Airport terminal 2 (MMA2), has said it is interested in the bid for the concessioning of any of the four international terminals in Lagos, Abuja, Kano, and Port-Harcourt. The federal government had in August, opened the bidding process for the concession of four major international airport terminals in the country. Chairman of the company, Dr. Wale Babalakin, at a briefing at the regional departure hall of MMA2 on Friday, said his company should even be given…

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COVID-19 Update: Many May Have Been Given Wrong Negative PCR Test Results

An estimate of 43,000 people may have been given wrong negative PCR COVID-19 test results in Britain, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said. The Agency said testing operations provided by Immensa Health Clinic at its laboratory in Wolverhampton have been suspended. “It has been suspended following an investigation into reports of people receiving negative PCR test results after they have previously tested positive on a lateral flow. The errors relate to test results given to people between Sept. 8 and Oct.12, mainly in the Southwest of England but with…

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Nigeria Government To Establish COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Sites In States

To give more and more Nigerians the opportunity to get the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination, the Federal Government has announced that it plans set up mass vaccination centres across the country. This came as Nigeria was ranked as the worst performing country in West Africa in the global effort to defeat inequality during the COVID-19 pandemic, while the Federal Government has been charged to invest massively in public education, health, and social protection, to tackle poverty, joblessness, and other inequalities. The Federal Government explained that the development was in line with…

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Falana To Buhari: Do Not Let Police Disrupt #Endsars Protests

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to abide by his oath of office by calling on the police not to disrupt the upcoming #EndSARS protests. Falana, who is the Interim Chairman, Alliance on Surviving COVID-19 and Beyond said this in a statement on Thursday titled, ‘Nigeria Police Force Lacks Power to Ban Public Protests in Nigeria’. The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, had said the police would not allow anyone to stage another #EndSARS protest ahead of the one-year anniversary…

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You Cannot Fault My Dedication To Super Eagles, Balogun Tells Critics

Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun, agrees that Nigeria’s football fans have the right to criticize the team if they performed badly, but he argues that his dedication to the team cannot be faulted. The Glasgow Rangers’ defender was the butt of fans’ anger when his error led to Eagles’ unexpected 0-1 loss to Central African Republic in a Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier last week. But the team bounced back three days later with a 2-0 win against the same team in Cameroun with Balogun scoring one of the goals.…

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NG Eagle: Senate Directs NCAA To Suspend Issuance Of AOC

The Senate Committee on Aviation on Thursday joined its counterpart at the House of Representatives to direct the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), to stop forthwith, the issuance of Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) to NG Eagle, a new start up airline being muted by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). A letter signed by the chairman of the committee, Senator Smart Adeyemi, to the NCAA on October 11, 2021, made reference to a joint petition to the Senate by the Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals and National Union of…

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STF Arrests Bandits, Informants in Niger State

About 22 people suspected to be bandits’ informants have been arrested by men of the Joint Security Task Force deployed in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State in northern Nigeria. The arrest of the suspects followed a raid carried out by the task force on the hideouts of the informants. It was learnt that some of the suspects were arrested with riffles and other dangerous weapons and have been taken to security facilities in Zumba town for onward movement to the Police Command headquarters in Minna. It was also…

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Court Imposes N200k Fine On Fani-Kayode, Threatens To Revoke Bail Over Alleged N4.6bn Fraud

Hon. Justice Daniel Osiagor of the Federal High Court, Lagos Division has imposed a N200, 000 fine on former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode (FFK), for his absence in court to take his plea on an alleged N4.6 billion fraud case. FFK recently dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). The former minister is being prosecuted in court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) along with a former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Nenadi Esther Usman, and a former Chairman of ALGON, Danjuma…

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Nigeria Military Claims 13,243 Repentant Terrorists Surrendered In Two Weeks

The Defence Headquarters in Nigeria on Thursday said a total of 13,243 repentant terrorists and their families surrendered to troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria at different locations in the Northeast in the last two weeks. Speaking in Abuja on Wednesday at a briefing on military operations between October 1 and October 14, the Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig. Gen Benard Onyeuko, said of the number, about 3,243 are adult males while 3,868 are women. Children constitute about 6,234 of the total figure. He added that no fewer than…

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EFCC Has Remitted N1.66b Since 2017, Says AMCON

The Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has said it got N1,667,582,605.04 recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) between 2017 and July 5, 2021. The corporation said the money represented loan repayments recovered which were credited to its Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) account for the settlement of bond obligations. This was contained in a letter presented to the House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee on Assessment and Status of All Recovered Loots during an investigative hearing yesterday in Abuja. The letter was signed by AMCON Managing…

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