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Okada, Kabo, Associated, others apply for airline licences

Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

Twenty-six operators are currently undergoing processes of obtaining operational licences and recertification from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority. Information obtained from the NCAA on Wednesday showed that 16 of the applicants are seeking Air Operators Certificates to operate scheduled domestic flights in the country. The remaining 10 airlines are undergoing recertification processes in accordance with […]

NYSC defends online registration

GOOD NEWS For NYSC Corps Members

The National Youth Service Corps has said the online registration it introduced for the mobilisation of corps members is meant to eradicate the problems that graduates pass through in obtaining call-up letters from their institutions. The board’s spokesperson, Mrs. Olubunmi Aderibigbe, in a statement on Monday said the initiative was also made to save potential […]

Chibok girls WASSCE result ready, says Minister


The Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, said on Monday that the May/June 2014 West African Senior School Certificate Examination results of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls were ready. The over 200 girls were abducted in April when members of the Boko Haram sect invaded the Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State. Their whereabouts remain […]

S’Africa seizes $9.3m cash from two Nigerians, Israeli. They claim to buy arms for the Nigerian security services

Lanseria Airport

The South African police are investigating two Nigerians and an Israeli citizen who tried to bring $9.3m (about 150bn, in cash into the country illegally, a spokesman said on Monday, in what might have been part of an arms deal. Reuters reported that the South African Revenue Service seized the funds at Lanseria Airport, north-west […]

Wishing Away Security Challenges: Jonathan prepares to declare

Jonathan and Modu sherif

In this piece, ENIOLA AKINKUOTU examines the signs pointing to President Goodluck Jonathan’s declaration for second term One of the hottest issues that has dominated Nigerian politics for over a year is whether President Goodluck Jonathan will seek a second term. Having held different political positions for 11 years before being sworn in as the […]

More PDP govs may join us, no APC governors intends to join PDP – APC

Lai Mohammed

The All Progressives Congress on Monday said there was still the possibility of more governors, who are members of the Peoples Democratic Party, joining its fold before 2015. In an interview with our correspondent, the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, refuted claims by the PDP that two APC governors were set […]

2015: The North, Jonathan and verdict of history


It is an open secret that President Goodluck Jonathan would seek another reelection as we approach the 2015 elections. That the machinery of the Peoples Democratic Party on whose platform Jonathan is seeking a renewal of his mandate has also set to ensure a smooth ride to the party’s ticket for the President is also […]

Editorial: Afenifere Owns Up to Fascism

Afenifere Leaders pose with President Goodluck Jonathan

Afenifere has finally owned up to its fascist propensities when, at its recent meeting, it showcased its leadership now including Jelili Adesiyan and Musiliu Obanikoro, the point-men in the militarization and manipulation of elections in Ekiti and Osun States and coordinators of the deployment of hooded terrorists and mercenaries to lay siege on Yorubaland. This […]

2015: Kwankwaso Persuades Okorocha As Running mate

Kwankwaso and Okorocha

A delegation of the “Nigeria Project 2015,” a campaign organ of the Kano State governor Rabiu Kwankwaso at the weekend visited Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha possibly to seek a possible partnership in the contest for the presidency in 2015 under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Disclosing part of the outcome of […]

North blast Jonathan, rejects INEC’s additional polling units


The North on Monday in Kaduna State rejected the allocation of additional polling units by the Independent National Electoral Commission, noting that the exercise was skewed to favour the Southern part of the country. This was the outcome of an emergency meeting between the umbrella body of the north, Arewa Consultative Forum, and all non-governmental […]

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