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    FG appoints five new directors, GM for NCAA

FG appoints five new directors, GM for NCAA

The federal government has appointed five new directors and one general manager for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).A statement by Sam Adurogboye, the general manager, public relations of NCAA, said their appointment was with immediate effect.Nine directors were last week relieved of their appointment but two of them – Adamu Abdullahi and Sasegbon – were recalled.The new directors and [...]

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    Ihedioha: Sheriff is a contractor brought into PDP during our trying times

Ihedioha: Sheriff is a contractor brought into PDP during our trying times

Emeka Ihedioha, a former deputy speaker of the house of representatives, has described Ali Modu Sheriff as a contractor invited to help the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during its low point.He said Sheriff's contract had long expired and that he has nothing to contribute to the opposition party's development.Ihedioha told NAN in Port Harcourt on Monday that Sheriff by his conduct had [...]

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    Police have taken sides with Sheriff, says Makarfi’s PDP

Police have taken sides with Sheriff, says Makarfi’s PDP

The Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the police of taking sides with Ali Modu Sheriff, whom the appeal court declared national chairman of the party.Dayo Adeyeye, spokesman of the faction, said this at a news conference in Abuja on Monday.Last Monday, the police stopped the faction from holding a meeting at the International Conference [...]

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    Ekeh, Zinox chairman, beats Adenuga, Jim Ovia to Technology Times award

Ekeh, Zinox chairman, beats Adenuga, Jim Ovia to Technology Times award

Leo Stan Ekeh, chairman, Zinox Technologies, has emerged winner of the maiden edition of Technology Times Person of The Year award.Ekeh was nominated along Mike Adenuga, chairman Globacom Limited; Umar Garba Danbatta, chief executive/executive vice chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); Omobola Johnson, pioneer minister of communication technology for Nigeria; Funke Opeke, chief executive officer, MainOne and Jim Ovia, pioneer chairman, [...]

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    After Osinbajo’s visit, FAAN orders repair of facilities at Lagos airport

After Osinbajo’s visit, FAAN orders repair of facilities at Lagos airport

Saleh Dunoma, managing director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has instructed engineers to begin repair works on all facilities at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, with immediate effect.Dunoma gave the directive after inspecting the facilities at the airport on Sunday.The directive is coming after the unscheduled inspection made by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.Dunoma, who was accompanied by [...]

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    PDP sweeps Rivers, Gombe polls

PDP sweeps Rivers, Gombe polls

It has been an outstanding weekend for the crisis-ridden Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as it emerged victorious in the Rivers state legislative rerun election and the Gombe state local government poll.The leadership struggle between Ahmed Makarfi, former governor of Kaduna state, and Ali-Modu Sheriff, former governor of Borno, has created tension in the opposition party.An appeal court in Port Harcourt [...]

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    Falana writes AGF, demands immediate release of Zakzaky

Falana writes AGF, demands immediate release of Zakzaky

Femi Falana,a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has told Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), to ensure the release of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Shi'ia sect, or face another legal action.Falana, who said this in a letter to Malami, had earlier sued the government for the continued detention of El-Zakzaky, and he had judgment in his favour.In December [...]

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    Obasanjo: I didn’t bother to read confab report because it was a distraction

Obasanjo: I didn’t bother to read confab report because it was a distraction

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described the 2014 national conference conveyed by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan as a distraction.The conference had 492 delegates from every part of the country, and issues affecting Nigeria were deliberated upon.Two weeks ago, Jonathan said implementing the report of the conference would bring about solution to persistent religious crisis.But in an interview with NAN, Obasanjo said [...]

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    Aviation minister: No link between Osinbajo’s airport visit and sacking of NCAA directors

Aviation minister: No link between Osinbajo’s airport visit and sacking of NCAA directors

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says there is no link between Acting President Yemi Osinbajo’s visit to Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, and the current reorganisation of aviation agencies.In a statement issued by James Odaudu, deputy director, press and public affairs, ministry of transportation, Sirika said the visit was to assess the state of facilities at the [...]

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    Abducted INEC official regains freedom

Abducted INEC official regains freedom

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says one of its staffers kidnapped during the legislative elections in Etche had been released.May Agbamuche-Mbu, south-south national electoral commissioner in charge of Edo, Bayelsa and Rivers, made this known while speaking to reporters in Etche after monitoring the election.She said the staffer was attacked and kidnapped while on the way to supply election [...]

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Feb 27, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK315.23391.64333.67
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