• FG begs foreign airlines over planned withdrawal of operation

    FG begs foreign airlines over planned withdrawal of operation

    According to reports, the Federal Government has urged Emirate airline and other foreign airlines operating in Nigeria not to withdraw their services.

    The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, who made the plea in Abuja during a visit by West African Regional manager for Emirates Airlines, Manoj Gopi Nair, noted that the challenges confronting the aviation sector would be resolved soon.

    Emirates, however, attributed its decision to scale down operation to poor access to Foreign Exchange for its operations, high […]

  • Reps praise withdrawal of charges against Saraki, Ekweremadu

    Reps praise withdrawal of charges against Saraki, Ekweremadu

    Members of the Consolidation Group in the House of Representatives have applauded the withdrawal of forgery charge against Senate President Bukola Saraki.

    The convener of the 140-member group, Zakari Mohammed, urged the Presidency to expedite action on measures that would promote unity among the three arms of government.

    He said: “We have been saying that the forgery case is an infringement on the principle of separation of powers and interference by the Executive on what is obviously an internal affair of the […]

  • Tinubu hails withdrawal of forgery charges against Saraki, Ekweremadu

    Tinubu hails withdrawal of forgery charges against Saraki, Ekweremadu

    A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has described the federal government’s withdrawal of forgery charges against presiding officers of the Senate as a welcome development.

    In a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday, Mr. Tinubu said the government’s decision would help the APC focus on bringing progressive change it promised Nigerians.

    “New legislation will be required to help pull the nation out of the economic mire,” Mr. Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, said in the statement […]

  • Atiku commends Buhari for withdrawal of criminal charges against Saraki, Ekweremadu

    Atiku commends Buhari for withdrawal of criminal charges against Saraki, Ekweremadu

    Former Vice President and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Atiku Abubakar, commends the Federal Government, particularly President Muhammadu Buhari for the withdrawal of criminal charges against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, thus paving the way for the resolution of the impasse between both arms of government.

    The former Vice President describes it as “a wise and timely move”.

    In a press statement released by his Media Office in Abuja on Friday, October 7, the […]

  • IPOB leader Kanu’s treason trial continues despite judge’s withdrawal

    IPOB leader Kanu’s treason trial continues despite judge’s withdrawal

    It was gathered that the treason trial of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, will still go on despite the withdrawal of Justice John Tsoho of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court from the case, lawyers have said.

    On Monday, Justice Tsoho stepped down from the case following Kanu’s petition to the National Judicial Council, demanding the judge’s probe.

    In the petition through his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the IPOB leader said the judge gave parallel judgments […]

  • UNILAG to screen candidates despite withdrawal of list by JAMB – official

    UNILAG to screen candidates despite withdrawal of list by JAMB – official

    The University of Lagos on Monday says it will go ahead with its screening of prospective candidates for admission into the 2016/2017 academic session as scheduled.

    The institution’s Deputy Registrar, (Information), Toyin Adebule, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.

    Adebule gave the university’s position against the backdrop of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board withdrawing the list of recommended candidates for admission, earlier sent to the various universities.

    JAMB in the statement signed by its Head […]