Monday, November 12, 2018

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    Black box of crashed helicopter found

Black box of crashed helicopter found

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), on Friday announced that it had recovered the black box of the Bristow helicopter that crashed into a lagoon in the Oworonshoki area of Lagos on Wednesday.Felix Abali, commissioner of the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), made this known while displaying the two devices to aviation correspondents at the bureau’s headquarters in Lagos.Abali said with the [...]

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    Missing bodies in helicopter crash found

Missing bodies in helicopter crash found

The two missing bodies in the helicopter crash that occurred in the Oworonshoki area of Lagos on Wednesday have been found.The bodies were recovered around 10:30 am and brought to shore of the lagoon about 20 minutes later before being taken to the morgue of Mainland Hospital where the corpses found on Wednesday are at the moment.Sources told NAN that [...]

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    4 dead, 6 rescued in Lagos helicopter crash

4 dead, 6 rescued in Lagos helicopter crash

Four people lost their lives while six were rescued when a Bristow helicopter with 12 people on board crashed into a lagoon at the Oworonshoki axis of the third mainland bridge in Lagos.A resident of the area told TheCable that the incident happened around 3pm.Fan Ndubuoke, spokesman of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), said the ill-fated aircraft was en route [...]

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    Oil-rich Bayelsa sells ‘most expensive’ petrol

Oil-rich Bayelsa sells ‘most expensive’ petrol

The Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed that premium motor spirit (PMS) was most expensive in oil-rich Bayelsa state for the month of July.Petrol, as PMS is loosely called, sold for on an average of N153 per litre in Bayelsa state in the month of July, N2 less than the average selling price for the month of June in [...]

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    Man remanded for recycling expired products  

Man remanded for recycling expired products  

A federal high court in Lagos has remanded Okeke Ebuke, the man who was arrested by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) for recycling expired products in Lagos.Officials of the agency’s investigation and enforcement directorate nabbed Ebuka as he was changing the labels of some expired products at a one- room shop that he converted [...]

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    WAEC withholds results of 118,101 candidates from 13 states

WAEC withholds results of 118,101 candidates from 13 states

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has withheld the results of 118,101 candidates that participated in the May/June 2015 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).Charles Eguridu, head of WAEC national office, attributed the development to the refusal of 13 state governments – which sponsored the candidates – to pay registration fees of about N4 billion.The examination body had earlier threatened to [...]

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    Future Awards Africa goes to 10 cities

Future Awards Africa goes to 10 cities

The Future Awards Africa (TFAA), one of Africa’s biggest youth awards, will be touring 10 African cities to host town hall meetings as part of run up to the 10th edition of the awards.The town hall meetings, designed to gather leading young people within communities to host meaningful dialogue aimed at tackling important issues facing the continent with a [...]

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    Tanker kills policeman in Lagos

Tanker kills policeman in Lagos

A police sergeant attached to the taskforce for dismantling tanker traffic in the Apapa area of Lagos was on Tuesday crushed to death by a tanker.Patricia Amadin, spokeswoman for the Lagos state police command, confirmed the incident to NAN on Wednesday.Amadin, who identified the deceased as Lukas Abashi, disclosed that the driver of the vehicle with Reg. No. ANC 66 [...]

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    2016 budget: Buhari orders cut in overheads

2016 budget: Buhari orders cut in overheads

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the National Planning Commission (NPC) to review the framework for 2016 national budget.This was with a view to reducing recurrent expenditure and subsequently prioritising developmental projects.Buhari gave the order after a briefing from Bassey Akpanyung, executive secretary of the commission, at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday.He told officials of commission that capital projects [...]

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    WAEC threatens to withhold results of 19 states

WAEC threatens to withhold results of 19 states

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has threatened not to release results of candidates who sat for the May/June examination across 19 states of the federation.Charles Eguridu, head of WAEC national office in Lagos, said governments of the respective states were owing the council a cumulative of N4 billion examination registration fees.But Eguridu did not list the affected states.“A total [...]

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    Ambode promises improved welfare for teachers

Ambode promises improved welfare for teachers

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has pledged the commitment of his administration to the welfare of teachers in the state.The governor  gave the assurance on Wednesday at the campus of the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, in the Ijanikin area of the state, during the 35th convocation ceremony of the institution.He said the state government will give due attention to [...]

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    250 escape death as 2 planes collide in Lagos

250 escape death as 2 planes collide in Lagos

Tragedy was averted at the second terminal of the Murtala Muhammed international airport in Lagos on Friday following a ground collision of two FirstNation Airways aircraft.A similar incident occurred at the airport on July 6 when aircraft belonging to Emirates and Hak Air collided.Friday's incident which happened at about mid-day involved two Airbus 330 conveying about 250 passengers.The two aircraft [...]

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    Man with fake €1.2m notes arrested in Lagos

Man with fake €1.2m notes arrested in Lagos

The Murtala Mohammed international airport (MMIA) police command has arrested a 45-year old man, Lawrence Agbe, for allegedly being in possession of 1.25 million fake Euros.Fredrick Lakanu, commissioner of police in the command, disclosed this on Monday in an interview with NAN.Lakanu said the suspect, who resides at 5 Itogbe street, Orile-Agege, Lagos, was arrested at about  6pm on June [...]

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    Lagos assembly to revisit Pedro’s impeachment

Lagos assembly to revisit Pedro’s impeachment

The Lagos state house of assembly on Thursday constituted an eight member ad hoc committee to review the circumstances that led to the impeachment of Femi Pedro, former deputy governor of the state.This followed an appeal made by Pedro in a letter read on the floor of the house by Ganiyu Abiru, the clerk.Pedro appealed to the 8th assembly to [...]

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    NIPOST revokes licence of ABC Transport courier service

NIPOST revokes licence of ABC Transport courier service

The courier regulatory department (CRD) of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has revoked the operational licence of Associated Bus Company (ABC) Transport and thirteen other courier companies.Simon Emeje, senior assistant post-master general of NIPOST, told journalists in Lagos that the operational licences were revoked for non-renewal for the period of four years running.He listed the remaining companies as Arrowhead Courier [...]

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    Ambode scraps ministries, fires LSDPC director

Ambode scraps ministries, fires LSDPC director

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Friday abolished some ministries in the state and relieved Taofeek Oki of his duties as the managing director of the Lagos state development and property corporation (LSDPC).He also scrapped all parastatal monitoring offices (PMO) and ordered that all the ministries assigned with the responsibility of superintending over some parastatals and boards to henceforth [...]

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