The foreign carriers’ attraction to the most populous black nation is not far-fetched. Besides Air Peace that recently opened the Lagos-Dubai operations, only Arik Air is on the regional routes. He assured that just as it did on the Lagos-Dubai route, Air Peace would crash the air fare when operations commence with two wide-body B777 aircraft. Now, Air Peace is making another good effort to break into these lucrative routes. CEO of Beljune Aviation Konsult, Chris Aligbe, said Nigerians suffered ill-treatments from foreign carriers because we don’t have alternatives.
One of their major concerns is the dimension to which the ongoing face-off between the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole and the incumbent, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has gone. With Bayelsa State already lost to the opposition due to the party’s inability to handle its affairs well under the watch of Oshiomhole, stakeholders’ fears for Edo have become palpable. Some stakeholders have called what happened in Bayelsa as an unforgivable act of impunity on the part of the party’s leadership led by Oshiomhole. This is more so after a similar incident cost the party Taraba State only last year. “If nothing is done urgently, the ruling party will pay the ultimate price.
It was gathered that parents of the children were not at home when the incident happened. While the father of the kids, who was said to be a musician, reportedly went to perform at an event, the mother allegedly eloped with a lover to a nearby hotel. The three children were locked up in a room and they got burnt beyond recognition in the inferno believed to have been caused by a lit candle. Nobody is here to blame anyone but it is a call for us to wake up from our slumber. He lamented many have fallen victims of fire outbreaks because they fail to acquire fire control technologies like extinguishers, hydrants and other similar technologies.
The deceased, a widow, started dating the suspect four years after the demise of her husband. Speaking to The Guardian at SCIID, the suspect alleged that the deceased developed sickness while they were on their way out to Idimu. He claimed that the deceased who sat in the back seat of the car started coughing as if she was choking a few minutes after they drove past Igando General hospital. The traffic was heavy and I was managing to meander my way through the traffic, tagging behind commercial bus drivers. As we were approaching Igando, she started coughing again.
Although the development is regrettable, it suggests that Nigerian academia has excess research grants than the evidence will support. Tertiary institutions globally have the core mandate of research and advanced learning to solve diverse problems and better a lot of human society. A key component of the function is the disbursement of grants and monitoring of research and development programmes in the ivory towers. TETFund is right: misappropriated public fund and diversion of grants aimed at solution-oriented investigation are criminal and condemnable. Already fingered by ICPC in budget padding scandal are University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Federal Medical Centre, Bayelsa, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, University of Jos, University of Ibadan and its College Hospital (UCH).
February 21, 2020 03:33 UTC
“To improve the girl’s educational outcomes, the programme partners with the Lagos State Agency for mass education in the area of teacher capacity, strengthening and delivery of literacy and numeracy sessions. Girls received classes for six hours each week in learning centres within their communities where they are taught literacy, numeracy, financial education and life skills. Girls are currently learning refrigeration repairs, barbing, catering and makeup among other skills, which empowered them to make a living for themselves. “Eko EXCEL would also help the government, monitor the rate of school drop -outs, digitalise learning and monitor issues of the girl child. He said the board was open to collaboration with the ENGINE II programme to further strengthen basic education.
February 21, 2020 03:33 UTC
The West African nation of Togo, where President Faure Gnassingbe is seeking a controversial fourth term Saturday, has been ruled by the same family for more than half a century. – Small country, big port –One of Africa’s smallest countries, Togo has 56 kilometres (35 miles) of Atlantic coastline and is wedged between Ghana and Benin on the continent’s western bulge. Its first president, Sylvanus Olympio, was killed in 1963 in a coup hatched by soldier Gnassingbe Eyadema, who had served in the French army. There was an international outcry and Gnassingbe stepped down, only to win elections two months later amid more deadly violence. Togo was part of the so-called “Slave Coast” from where millions of Africans were shipped abroad by Europeans from the 17th century onwards.
February 21, 2020 03:22 UTC
Senate yesterday resolved to organise a roundtable for all relevant agencies led by its Committee on National Planning to conduct a thorough review of Nigeria’s budgeting practices as well as the national planning process. This was as they raised concern that the yearly national budgets were not reflective of the national development plans. This was sequel to a motion on the need to establish a visionary budget-driven national planning framework for Nigeria, sponsored by Oduah Stella Adaeze (Anambra North). The Senate, accordingly, mandated its Committee on National Planning, Finance and Appropriation to hold the roundtable meeting with agencies on budgeting process to conduct a thorough review of budgeting practices to match with the national planning process. Also, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (Niger North) said the non-implementation of development plans was responsible for the many abandoned projects nationwide.
The 27-year-old joined LASK in July 2018 and played 33 games for the club, scoring six goals while providing seven assists. “I had little chances in the league last season and I had been waiting for new opportunities,” Otubanjo said. “ Thank God, Ararat-Armenia showed up and I decide to join them because they are one of the best in Armenia,” he added. A few seasons ago, Otubanjo made scoring headlines with FC Blau-Weiß Linz in Austria where he remarkably scored 22 goals in 26 league appearances. After the tournament, he was snapped up by Atletico Madrid before spells at Red Bull Salzburg, FC Pasching, FC Blau-Weiß Linz, Zilina, SC Altach and LASK Linz.
This will ensure that rural women and girls are economically empowered and able to benefit increasingly from the economic initiatives, programmes and reforms in Nigeria while the seed funding is from Stanbic IBTC Bank. The flagship programme was in partnership with FAO, ILO and UNIDO and only two states in Nigeria (Niger and Ebonyi) were selected for the pilot scheme. Speaking at the event, Governor David Umahi, represented by his deputy, Dr. Eric Kelechi Igwe, described the programme as a unique and flashy one because it is anchoring an already established government programme in women empowerment.
Boko Haram killed some 30 people, burnt down their vehicles and took many more away at Auno village February 10. Buhari actually put his foot in it when he was quoted as saying, “I am surprised that Boko Haram is still alive.” That was heavy. If Boko Haram had been dead or defeated, the nation would have celebrated it loud enough for even the deaf to hear. The travellers became sitting ducks for Boko Haram. It is safe to assume that the commander is not being tried because, in past incidents involving Boko Haram, mum was the word.
Pandemonium broke out yesterday in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital after operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) shot two Hausa traders at the popular Olomore food market. For over four hours, angry protesters, mostly youths, blocked a section of the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway where the incident occurred. Angered by the police action, hundreds of the traders gathered themselves and blocked the roads. The protesters pelted the officers, chasing them and chanting “barawo”, forcing the officers to run for their dear lives. The state police command spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said he didn’t know the cause of the fracas but “investigation is still going on”.
As a footballer, he scored 20 goals in 17 matches.”Former governor Rashidi Ladoja said Are never fought for himself. “There was a time I said I wanted to report Senator Rashidi Ladoja to him, I was the governor and he gave me an appointment. I went there late by 15 minutes and when I got there, he said I should wait somewhere for coming late. “He later called me in and I reported Senator Rashidi Ladoja to him and I said I would abuse him. “Losing Dr Lekan Are is an irrecoverable loss; not only to his family, but to me and others.
February 21, 2020 03:11 UTC
When it eventually becomes a law, it will ensure de-radicalisation of repentant Boko Haram militants and other insurgents. “Make them repent and recant their violent ideology and re-enter mainstream politics, religion and society.”Recall that the military established a rehabilitating centre in Gombe State for repentant Boko Haram terrorists. The Borno State Government had also revealed that about 1,400 repentant Boko Haram suspects had been released by the military and rehabilitated into society. Boko Haram had on April 14, 2014 attacked Chibok Secondary School, where they kidnapped 276 girls. The BBOG spokesman, Nifemi Onifade, described the number of individuals displaced by the Boko Haram insurgents as staggering, adding that the government had not taken good care of them.
February 21, 2020 02:48 UTC
The cousin of the deceased woman, Anthony Njoku, told our correspondent on Thursday that her corpse was found 17 days after she went missing. Njoku said the sexagenarian was found along a bush path at Mbara Alaenyi, adding that she was beheaded and her bowel emptied. Augustina Inebere’s headless body was discovered on February 19 after a two-week search.”The immediate elder brother of the deceased, Alexander Obiagu, told PUNCH Metro that four persons, including Pastor Onyeho, were arrested in connection with the murder. The septuagenarian told our correspondent that the pastor had prophesied that the corpse of his sister would be found at a particular point. On the arrest of the pastor, he said, “The pastor prophesied to the family that they would find the woman at a particular point, whether dead or alive.
February 21, 2020 02:26 UTC