FOCUS of International Civil Aviation Authority, ICAOâ€™s, efforts with the World Customs Organisation, WCO, is shifting from the creation of an effective regulatory framework, and evolving toward the fostering of best practices in operations and the provision of assistance to States, ICAO Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu has said. Aliu, spoke at a ministerial
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FORMER President of Aviation Round Table, ART, Captain Dele Ore, has said that unionsâ€™ apprehension about loss of jobs when government concessions 4 airports was unfounded The Federal Government had recently announced plan to concession four international airports. Ore told News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Lagos that opposition to the concession was based on
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A PeoPles Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain, Ben Onyechere, has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to beam its searchlight on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and Justice Okon Abang of the FCT High Court for annulling the election of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu. The court had sacked Ikpeazu as Abia Governor over allegations
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AHEAD of the August 17, national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Port Harcourt, national chairmanship aspirant, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi has solicited the support of PDP delegates in Bayelsa State. Dokpesi made the plea at the state secretariat of the PDP, even as he promised to give purposeful and committed leadership to
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IF YOU want to become a Grand Slam champion, you donâ€™t really do days off and Andy Murray is proving that to be the case by continuing his brutal fitness regime on holiday. This summerâ€™s Wimbledon champion, Murray is enjoying some time away from the court ahead of defending his Olympic title in Rio de
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South African guards beat Nigerian businessman to death UNITED Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Raâ€™ad Al Hussein yesterday expressed displeasure over the planned executions of 14 drug convicts, including Nigerian, Zimbabwean, Pakistani and Senegalese nationals. Al Hussein, who conveyed the UNâ€™s rejection in a statement, lamented that â€œthe increasing use of the death
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AHEAD of the final preparations for the 5th FIFA U17 Womenâ€™s World Cup, Jordan 2016, Coach Bala Nikyu has invited to camp 30 players who will arrive in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Sunday. At the head of the pack is team captain Rasheedat Ajibade, who plays for FC Robo Queens in the Nigeria
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AS THE football fraternity across the country eagerly awaits the resumption of the Nigeria Women Premier League and the Nigeria Women Professional League this weekend, more than 20 clubs are threatening to boycott the process. According to the Secretariat of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL), both leagues are scheduled to continue on 30th July
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AS THE zero hour approaches swiftly for the 2016 Summer Olympics which begins in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 5 -21 and the Paralympic Games scheduled for September 7 -18, the Nigeria Olympic Committee Medical and Scientific Commission has issued out guidelines to athletes and officials to prevent the spread of Zika virus pre
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OPERATIVES of the Department of State Service, DSS, KOGI State command, said it has apprehended at least 10 suspected kidnappers terrorising the state in the last few weeks. Addressing journalists in Lokoja yesterday, the command said already, six of the suspects have been arraigned in court, while the rest four that were operating in full
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MINISTER of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh says the ministry will begin the paddock development (growing of special grasses for cattle) in August. Ogbeh told journalists on Wednesday in Abuja that the ministry had started bringing the special seeds of grass (fodder seeds) into the country, explaining that after some time, the country
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GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike of Rivers said that he attended the peace meeting convened by the acting Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, because of his commitment to peace and development of the state. The IGP had on Tuesday in Abuja organised a peace meeting between Wike and the former governor of Rivers State, Mr
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CHIEF of Army Staff, COAS, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has charged troops fighting Boko Haram in North-East Nigeria to remain focused until they crushed the terrorists. General Buratai gave the charge yesterday when he declared closed a 3-day â€œCombat Support Arms Training Week 2016â€, held at Maimalari Barracks in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The army
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The Naira on Wednesday struggled to maintain stability against the dollar at the parallel market, the News Agency of Nigeria, reports. The Nigerian currency opened at N377 and closed at N378 against the dollar by Wednesday afternoon, a rate it had maintained for two days running. The naira weakened further against the Pound Sterling but
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The Kogi State Command of the State Security Service (SSS) said on Wednesday that it had arrested 10 suspected kidnappers . The state SSS Director, Mr Joseph Okpo, told newsmen in Lokoja that the suspects were arrested in different parts of the state in the past two weeks. Okpo, who spoke while parading four of
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AlexandreÂ Pato has joined Villarreal fromÂ Corinthians, the club has confirmed, after a poor loan spell at Chelsea last season. The 26-year old spent four months at Stamford Bridge, but made just two appearances and scored once – a penalty against Aston Villa. Corinthians said via news release that they would not release the terms of the
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Sheriff’s investigators say a man fatally shot his 1-year-old daughter and injured his 7-year-old son before killing himself during an argument with the children’s mother along a South Florida road. The shooting happened about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday in Dania Beach, which is just south of Fort Lauderdale. Broward Sheriff’s spokeswoman Gina Carter tells local news
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Plateau State government said it will give the sum of N2.5 million each to 8 families that lost their loved ones during the Chlorine Gas explosion at the state water treatment plant last year. Nigerian Pilot recalls that 8 persons were confirmed dead while over 101 persons were hospitalised July last year, as a result
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Pressure group known as Concerned Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Youths has emphatically declared its support for the candidature of High Chief Raymond Dokpesi for the national chairmanship position at the partyâ€™s forthcoming convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. At a media parley in Abuja, the groupâ€™s national co-ordinator, Uchechukwu Chukwuma chronicled Chief Dokpesiâ€™s sterling contributions
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Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole said his administration has created conducive environment for investments to thrive, explaining that the $1 billion Azura Power Project will make the state the hub of power generation in the country. Speaking during a visit of the United States Consul-General, Mr. John Bray to him on Tuesday, Oshiomhole said government
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