NFF re-elects Amaju Pinnick as President

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has re-elected Mr. Amaju Pinnick as president. Mr. Pinnick was re-elected president at the presidential election held in Katsina. Pinnick polled 34 votes to beat his close challengers like Aminu Maigari, Taiwo Ogunjobi and Chinedu Okoye to retain his seat. Pinnick made history by becoming the first President to be re-elected for a second term in office. The chairman of the Electoral committee for the election, Muhammed Katu announced that Aminu Magari got eight votes; Taiwo Ogunjobi got two votes while Chinedu Okoye did not…

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AON applauds FG for suspending planned National Carrier

The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) has commend the federal government of Nigeria for taking the bold step to suspend the planned National Carrier Project in the interest of the nation. AON said in a statement that the suspension was in response to its many cries for reason and continued call for a rethink by government regarding the project in the light of the tough economic situation in the country today and the fact that it is a moribund idea. The AON chairman, Capt. Nogie Meggison stated that: “We thank…

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NCAA justifies decision to deregister Topbrass Aviation’s two aircraft

The director-general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA Capt. Muhtar Usman has justified the regulatory agency’s decision to deregister two aircraft of Topbrass Aviation. Speaking at the agency’s headquarters at the Lagos Airport yesterday, Capt. Usman said that the Nigerian operator of the aircraft violated the agreement it reached with the lessor. He stated that that no aircraft was stolen at the Murtala Muahmmed Airport (MMA), Lagos as claimed by Topbrass. The NCAA boss maintained that the regulatory authority’s action was in line with the Cape Town Convention, adding…

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Bangladesh, Egypt to exhibit at NCAC expo in November

Bangladesh and Egypt have joined the long list of countries that have committed to showcasing their unique art and crafts in the forthcoming International Arts and Crafts Expo (INAC) slated for November in Abuja. The Bangladeshi High Commissioner, his Excellency Shameed Ahsan assured the director-general of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe of his country’s total participation during a courtesy call to his office in Abuja. The Ambassador stated succinctly that, “Your leadership role encourages us to partner with you”. Runsewe responded thankfully saying that this…

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Court fixes Nov. 12 for adoption of written addresses in N1.6bn Dudafa, other’s fraud trial

Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed November 12 as the date for parties to adopt their written addresses in the trial of a former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Gooluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Dr. Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, over alleged N1.6 billion fraud. The date was fixed following the conclusion of cross-examination of Dudafa’s co-accused, Iwejuo Joseph, by lawyer to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Rotimi Oyedepo. At yesterday’s proceedings, a video clip showing Dudafa and his co-accused being interrogated by an official…

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