The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has alerted the public of imminent flight delays or outright cancellations between now and March next year, in view of harsh weather associated with harmattan.
The development is coming just as the regulatory body had issued a weather alert to all pilots of hazards associated with harmattan dust haze in flight operations at this period of the year.
NCAA said the warning was important because of the obvious threat harmattan posed to aircraft, particularly
Mallam Nasir Ahmed el-Rufaâ€™i, the All Progressives Congress(APC) governorship candidate in Kaduna State come 2015, has described Kaduna State as the second most indebted state in the country.
He said in an interview that unlike Lagos, Kaduna did not have the industrial base or the commercial capacity to bear its debt burden.
According to him: â€œfrom estimates, every child born in Kaduna State has a debt of N15,000. If you have a child to be born tomorrow, that child already has a debt burden of
THE Faculty of Law, Lead City University, Ibadan, has been granted the joint approval of both the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the Council for Legal Education (CLE), Nigerian Law School, to commence admissions into the Faculty of Law, leading to the award of LLB.
Old students of the faculty are to be briefed by the university on how this development will affect them.
This was contained in a letter dated October 3, 2014, directed to the university vice chancellor, Professor Olufemi Onabajo,
The remains of former Foreign Affairs Minister, Ambassador Gbenga Ashiru, was flown into the country through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, aboard South African Airways plane, with flight number SA060, on Sunday.
The aircraft, an Airbus 349-600, landed on the runway at the international wing of the airport about 4.30 pm.
The body was received by the family, led by Professor Toyin Ashiru.
At 6:19 p.m. the body was carried out of the aircraft into a waiting hearse.
Other members of the
The College of Medicine, University of Ibadan (UI), Ibadan has inducted 62 students into the medical profession and another six into the dental profession, at the Paul Hendrickse lecture theatre, University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.
The inductees, who were the second string of the 2012/2013 class, took the medical oath and received their provisional license of service in the presence of parents and dignitaries in the medical profession.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, Professor
IMMEDIATE former governor of Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, has assured his supporters that come 2015, he will contest, win the governorship election and be sworn in as the governor of the state.
Alao-Akala made this known at the weekend, while addressing scores of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters, who had thronged his Amazing Grace Villa residence, Bodija Estate, Ibadan.
The former governor allayed the fears of his supporters over rumours of handpicking a sole aspirant at the weekend.
Two presidential aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC), former vice president, Atiku Abubakar and Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State, have canvassed for votes from the partyâ€™s delegates in Rivers State, ahead next weekâ€™s presidential primaries.
Speaking at the Rivers State Government House, at the weekend, Abubakar said he was the most experienced person in democratic governance among the other aspirants to be the presidential flag bearer in the 2015 general election.
In the same
Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State will today, open his defence against the petition challenging his re-election by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Senator Iyiola Omisore, before the state election petition tribunal.
This is just as a member of Aregbesolaâ€™s legal team, Mr Kunle Adegoke, said the team had enough evidence to defend the petition and show that his client actually won the election.
Omisore is challenging the August 9, 2014 re-election of Aregbesola and
The Comptroller-General, the Nigeria Prisons Service, Dr Peter Ekpendu, has confirmed that 211 out of the 275 inmates that escaped from the Medium Prison custody, off David Mark road, Minna, Niger State, at about 4.30p.m, on Saturday, are still at large while 54 of them have been recaptured as of Sunday morning.
He made the confirmation during a media briefing with newsmen in Minna, on Sunday.
He highlighted that if the 54 recaptured inmates were added to the 48 inmates that refused to escape from
A Russian cargo plane with six crew members loaded with two helicopters parts and other sophisticated weapons allegedly en route Njamenia, the capital city of Chad Republic, intercepted at the Mallam Aminu Kano Iinternational Airport (MAKIA) by security operatives is still at the airport tarmac.
Unconfirmed report, which was gathered this morning, indicated that the cargo plane had allegedly been released to take off to the republic of Chad, adding that investigation had confirmed that the dangerous
FOLLOWING Nigeriaâ€™s improved rating in the latest Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perception Index (CPI) for 2014, the Presidency, on Sunday, declared that the country was winning the war against corruption.
According to the report, Nigeriaâ€™s rating improved as it moved eight places from the 144th position it was last year to 136 this year.
A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr Doyin Okupe, in Abuja, observed that the policies instituted
AHEAD the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries today in Lagos, the partyâ€™s Eldersâ€™ Council are of the opinion that Senator Musiliu Obanikoroâ€™s aspirations for the governorship seat is not feasible.
The PDP Eldersâ€™ Council, Lagos State, headed by Chief Olabode George, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, among others said Obanikoro was not electable.
Ogunlewe, who addressed newsmen on Saturday night, at the Ikoyi residence of Chief George, noted that the group and Lagosians were quite
THE lingering crisis rocking the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) reached cresendo, as the party denied the aspiration of former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Dimeji Bankole, as one of the governorship aspirants in the 2015 elections.
State chairman of the party, Mr Bayo Dayo, told newsmen in an interview with journalists in Abeokuta, on Sunday, that the party did not have any information on Bankoleâ€™s interest to contest for the governorship seat.
The Federal Government is in talks with the Japanese government to help in recycling huge and disused vehicles in the country.
Speaking at a technical meeting between officials of the Industry, Trade and Investment Ministry and those of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on the Development of Automobile Supplier Parks in Nigeria, the Permanent Secretary, Ambassador Abdulkadir Musa, said the ratio of new and used cars in Nigeria is between ratio five to 95 per cent in favour of used cars.
As the global oil prices slid further, Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Sunday, queried the Federal Government reluctance to cut the pump prices of oil from N97 per litre in the country, to correspond with the slump in the global oil price.
The Organisation of Petroleum exporting Countries, OPEC had on Friday on its website put the oil price at $66.27 per barrel.
Fashola made the statement while addressing hundreds of youths at the Lagos State and After School Graduation Development Centre,
No fewer than 86 companies listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) are to receive bronze, silver, or gold awards in Lagos on Friday, December 12, at the 2014 maiden awards presentation ceremony of Dividend Payment Awards (DP-Awards), being organised by Bodmas Foundation.
A brief highlight of the list of the 2014 DP-Awards winners indicates that only UBA PLC and Vitafoam Nigeria PLC are in the gold award category for achieving dividend payments of 41 years and 36 years respectively to their shareholders.
â€¢Aircraft, heading for Chad Republic, loaded with choppers, AK47 rifles, others â€¢Weapons allegedly meant for Boko Haram â€¢Military launches investigation
A Russia-made Antonov plane, with six crew members and loaded with two helicopters parts and other sophisticated weapons, allegedly travelling to neighbouring Chad Republic, was intercepted at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA), Kano State, by security operatives on Saturday.
Also, the dangerous items discovered in aircraft
MINISTER of National Planning, Dr Abubakar Sulaiman, has blamed continued onslaught of Boko Haram terrorists on Nigeria on alleged animosity the country shares with Francophone West African countries.
Speaking with journalists in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, at the weekend, the minister, who said Nigeria should revisit its Francophone policy, added that the issue of Boko Haram insurgency was political and, fundamentally, military.
â€œFirst, the issue of terrorism is global, regional
HEAVILY armed men, suspected to be members of Boko Haram insurgent, on Saturday, invaded a medium facility of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS), in Minna, the Niger State capital, and freed about 30 inmates.
The incident occurred between 4. 30 p.m. and 4.45 p.m., when the armed men, numbering about 15, forcefully gained entry into the prison and engaged the five prison guards on duty in a gun duel.
Sunday Tribune further gathered that at the end of the gun battle, which lasted for between five and
â€¢Faces perjury probe â€¢May be arrested this weekâ€¢My relationship with Fashola intact â€”Tinubu
NEWLY-ELECTED Lagos State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, is likely to be arrested by security agencies this week over an alleged criminal conduct, Sunday Tribune has learnt.
Checks within security circle pointed at Wednesday as the likely day he would be taken in for questioning and possible detention over alleged perjury.
His current travail is