FAAN refutes terminal access charge claims

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has refuted a trending notion that its security officers demand bribes before allowing airport users access into the terminal. FAAN in a statement signed by the general manager, Corporate Affairs), Yakubu Henrietta (Mrs.) noted that the airport is a public facility and no charge is required from any genuine user to access the facility. While the Authority confirmed that access might be restricted or controlled some times in order to safeguard Civil Aviation against Acts of unlawful interference in our Airports.  FAAN advised that…

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Ekiti PDP Caucus affirms Fayose as leader, upholds Oguntuase-led Exco

The internal crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State was finally laid to rest yesterday, with the State Caucus, the highest decision making organ of the party at the State level reaffirming former Governor Ayodele Fayose as leader of the party and declaring the Chief Gboyega Oguntuase-led Exco as the only recognized Exco of the party in the State. The Caucus meeting was called consequent upon the controversies over a meeting held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 in which the Senate Minority Leader, Biodun Olujimi was pronounced…

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Female dispatcher, Adegbe, call for review of laws guiding charter flight operations

Foremost Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) licensed Aircraft Dispatcher and Ground Instructor, Mrs. Victoria Adegbe, has called for a review of the laws guiding Charter Flight Operations so that Aircraft Dispatchers can be mandated to ensure safety. Featuring as the only speaker representing West and North Africa at the 6th Safety in African Aviation Conference held in Kigali, Rwanda recently, she stated that the safety rule in commercial aviation was the aircraft dispatcher. Adegbe noted however that in the case of Charter flights; the dispatcher…

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Atiku picks Peter Obi as running mate

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Abubakar Atiku on Friday, October 12 named Peter Obi, the former Anambra state Governor as his vice presidential candidate for the 2019 general election. The pronouncement of Obi as the running mate to Atiku sent Anambra state into jubilation as most parts of city including Awka the capital were agog with celebration. Peter Obi was born 19 July 1961 in Onitsha. He was governor of Anambra State in Nigeria from 17 March 2006 to 2 November 2006, when he was…

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Gov. Ambode accepts defeat, promises to work for Sanwo-olu’s election

The Lagos state Governor, Mr Akinwumi Ambode on Wednesday October 3, accepted defeat in the All Progressive Congress, Primaries and also promised to work for the victory of the party in 2019 election. Speaking during a press briefing in Lagos, Governor Ambode promised to follow in the tradition of party, and footstep of his predecessor, Babatunde Raji Fashola to support Babajide Sanwo-olu. He also promised to be at the fore front in the support of Sanwo-olu. He directed all his support group structures to be collapsed into the Sanwo-olu structure.…

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AD repositions to take over Lagos in 2019

Photo Captions: Hon. Caulcrick addressing members of Lagos Mainland Local Government Area of the party, recently A chieftain of Alliance for Democracy (AD) Mr. Akinkunle Caulcrick, has said that the party is much alive and repositioned to take over the governance of Lagos State, comes 2019. Caulcrick, who is the chairman of  Lagos Mainland Local Government’s Chapter of the party, stated this during inaugural meeting of the party, and two Lagos State House Assembly aspirants, held at Fadeyi area of the state. He also spoke on the choice of Barrister…

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Gov. Ambode expresses readiness for Lagos APC Primaries

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday expressed his readiness to participate in Saturday’s Primary Election where members of the All Progressives Congress across the State are expected to choose the party’s flagbearer through direct primaries.   In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, the Governor said he is restating his readiness in line with the choice of the party in Lagos State and the validation given to the direct primary preference by the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC).   “As our great…

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Osun Election: US, EU, UK call for peaceful, free, credible re-run

The Missions of the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States have called for all the key players in the Osun state gubernatorial election re-run to continue to support a peaceful, free, fair, and credible completion of the process as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC re-runs the election in seven polling units where voters were not able to cast their votes and have them counted last Saturday. In a statement, the Foreign Missions stressed the need for the re-run to take place without any violence, intimidation, or…

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Mimiko declares for President under Labour Party

Former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, on Thursday, announced his intention to run for President on the platform of the Labour Party in the 2019 general elections, with security, restructuring and youth empowerment topping the agenda of his “Because We Care” declaration speech. “There comes a moment in the life of a nation when every patriot must stand up to be counted! At such a moment, no person worthy of a place in history can afford to remain ensconced in their comfort zone. When the totality of our…

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Attack on NASS coup against democracy, Nigeria under worst govt ever – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has described today’s invasion of the National Assembly by armed security men as a coup against democracy as well as Nigeria and its people, saying those with history of collapsing democracy in the country must not be allowed to truncate it now. The governor, who reacted to NASS invasion through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said Nigeria was obviously under the worst government ever in its history. Governor Fayose said events of late had proven the unprecedented desperation…

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