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Aircraft catches fire in Lagos

Aircraft catches fire in Lagos

A turboprop aircraft belonging to Overland Airways was on Friday severely damaged by fire while parked at the airline’s hanger at the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the ATR aircraft , with registration number: 5N-BPE, was being powered by the Ground Power Unit (GPU) when the incident …

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Breaking: Atiku picks a running mate

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The presidential candidate of Nigeria’s main opposition People’s Democratic Party Atiku Abubakar has announced Peter Obi as his running mate for the 2019 general election. The former Anambra governor had earlier today arrived at Abubakar’s residence in Asokoro neighbourhood around 3:00 p.m. A source in Abubakar campaign team earlier disclosed that Atiku was in a meeting with Obi and also said the announcement …

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Comedian Massive CCFR launches campaign to ‘activate’ Happiness.

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Comedian Alawode Oluwatosin Olamide aka Massive CCFR (Comedy Comrade of the Federal Republic), has finally launched his Smile Campaign as promised earlier this year. His passion for human happiness and laughter pushed him towards starting a conscious movement to eradicate sorrow, hence the birth of the campaign. The campaign which he has tagged ‘Give A Massive Smile (G.A.M.S)’ is focused …

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‘Chioma breaks up with Davido’, Kemi Olunloyo claims

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Nigerian journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, who is known for controversies, is up again with claims that Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has lost his girlfriend Chioma Avril Rowland. She made this known in a post on Twitter where she said this month has been a bad one for Davido, She wrote; #HNNGossip Sad month for Davido. Remembering his …

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BREAKING: 2019: Obasanjo forgives Atiku, endorses him for president

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday said he has reviewed his stance on not backing his former deputy for the presidency of Nigeria. Mr. Obasanjo spoke when Atiku Abubakar and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party visited him at his Abeokuta home. He said he believed Atiku has ‘re-discovered and re-positioned himself’ himself and is now good enough to enjoy …

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Atiku arrives Abeokuta, in closed-door meeting with Obasanjo

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The newly-elected presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, is currently in a closed-door meeting with the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. Atiku was the former Vice-President to Obasanjo between 1999 and 2007. He arrived the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Complex, Abeokuta at 1.09pm. On Atiku’s entourage are the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, his campaign director, Otunba …

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Breaking: Trouble as Ekiti state PDP Speaker, Deputy impeached

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Some members of Ekiti State House of Assembly have impeached the Speaker, Kola Oluwawole while is deputy, Sina Animasaun was sacked. The duo are members of the People’s Democratic Party in the state. This is coming days before the change of government in the state, as the outgoing governor, Ayo Fayose a People’s Democratic Party member will make way for …

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BREAKING: Nigerian govt proposes N24,000 minimum wage; states N20,000; NLC wants N30,000 – Ngige

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has said after consultations it proposed N24,000 as the new minimum wage for civil servants. The Minister of Labour and employment, Chris Ngige, stated this Wednesday while briefing State House correspondents after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). Mr. Ngige was responding to media reports quoting the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress …

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JUST IN: Saraki swears in two new senators

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Senate President Bukola Saraki has administered the oath of office on Lawal Gumau (APC, Bauchi South) and Ahmed Babba-Kaita (APC, Katsina North), the newest senators in the country. The swearing-in took place at the Senate on Wednesday. Mr Gumau emerged winner of the Bauchi South senatorial election held on August 11. He was declared winner by the returning officer of …

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Breaking: INEC bans APC from participating in 2019 elections in Zamfara

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has banned the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC from fielding candidates for elective positions in Zamfara state for the 2019 elections. According to the electoral body, the decision was taken as a result of the failure of the party to elect its candidates within the stipulated period in accordance with the electoral act. Recall …

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Aviation unions shut down Murtala Muhammed Airport

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The unions in the aviation sector Wednesday shut down operations at the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 (MMA2) over alleged sack of 20 employees who indicated interest to unionize. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the unions had in a Notice of Strike obtained by NAN on Tuesday threatened to disrupt operations at the terminal operated by Bi-Courtney Aviation …

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Oshiomhole, EFCC served by court over alleged fraud

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The Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday, ordered that court processes be served on former governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomole, over alleged financial fraud while in office. Justice Anwuli Chikere, gave the order while ruling on the exparte application brought before the court by Bishop Osadolor Ochei. The application is seeking an order of mandamus to compel Economic and Financial …

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Why Saraki lost PDP presidential ticket – APC

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Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress Tuesday said the deceitfulness of the Senate president Bukola Saraki cost him the presidential ticket of the opposition People’s Democratic Party. “When a leader cannot be trusted, cannot be relied upon, and cannot keep agreements, the people take due cognizance and records of these actions and respond with their votes at the appropriate time,” APC …

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See how much Chelsea is to pay Hazard to stop Real Madrid move

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Former Chelsea defender, Jason Cundy, has urged the club to increase Eden Hazard’s wages to £750,000-a-week to fend off interest from Real Madrid. The 27-year-old has been in fine form this season, scoring seven goals in his first eight Premier League appearances. However, Hazard is still refusing to rule out a move to the Santiago Bernabeu, which he admits is …

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Buhari, Amosun in another closed-door meeting

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Gov. Ibikunle Amosun on Tuesday visited the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where he met behind closed door with President Muhammadu Buhari for about two hours. Amosun had on Thursday met separately with President Buhari and Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo over political happenings that trailed the conduct of the All Progressives Congress primaries in Ogun. The APC National Working Committee panel sent to …

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