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Arik Air Releases Statement following Disruption of its Operations by Protesting Staff

Arik Air Releases Statement following Disruption of its Operations by Protesting Staff

Following the disruption of its operations by a group of people under the aegis of United Labour Congress (ULC) over unpaid salaries, the management of Arik Air has released a statement. The Airline claimed that “the aviation unions under the aegis of National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (N...

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Iyanya sends out disclaimer against Facebook fraudsters

By Citizens platform Nigerian musician Inyanya has released a statement disclaiming reports of fraud by someone claiming to be him on Facebook. Inyanya through his Twitter handle stated on Monday “I have through the PR Company representing me sent an official disclaimer on recent report of fraud by someone ...

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Atiku proposes ways to Nigeria’s greatness

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has warned that Nigeria is at a crossroads but that the road to continued mediocrity is not an option if the country must attain the desired greatness. The former Vice President made the statement at the showcase session of Nigerian Bar Association Annual General Conferenc...

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BREAKING NEWS: President Jonathan Sacks Youth Development Minister

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has terminated the appointment of the Youth Minister, Mr. Inuwa Abdulkadir today. According to a statement released to the Media by the Secretary to the Federal Government, Anyim Pius Anyim in Abuja today, reason(s) for the termination of Abdulkadir’s sack as the Youth Mini...

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Andy Uba not our candidate for Anambra Guber polls -PDP

Andy Uba By Citizens Platform The just concluded primaries in Anambra state that threw up 2 candidates has been resolved by the party’s hierarchy. The PDP national chairman, Bamanga Tukur, stated this in Abuja on Monday while receiving the report of the party’s electoral panel chaired by Governor Ibrahim ...

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APC to establish state harmonization committees in 36 states

By Citizens platform In an effort to regulate the activities of the party across the country, the National Interim Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has approved the establishment of State Harmonisation Committees in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. According to a stat...

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Rivers PDP Expels 18 Members Loyal to Gov. Amaechi

The River Sate Chapter of People Democratic Party, Monday, lived up to its billing by expelling eighteen members of the party, loyal to Gov. Rotimi Amaechi.The party cited failure without any justifiable reason to submit themselves before the performance evaluation committee of the party as rationale for thei...

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Keshi refutes racial comment to Malawi coach.

by Citizens Platform Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, has deflected rumours of a clash with Malawi coach Tom Sainfelt, over an alleged racial comment. Keshi played down the supposed feud by insisting that he meant any harm, other than defending Nigerian interests. “I have nothing against Sainflet, he ...

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Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal fans have been “brainwashed”

LONDON (AFP) Arsenal fans have been “brainwashed” says Arsene Wenger, going by the constant negativity surrounding his team. Wenger came under fire from large sections of the Emirates Stadium crowd following Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat against Aston Villa on the opening day of the season. That barrage of abus...

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Infighting Tearing Ogun APC Apart

The supremacy battle between Governor of Ogun State, Sentaor Ibikunle Amosun and Chief Olusegun Osoba, a former governor of the state and kingmaker in the All Progressive Congress (APC) is already giving party members in the state and the federation a cause for concern. It is their belief that if nothing is d...

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2015: Members and supporters of APC will have no regret – Okorocha

Governor  Rochas Okorocha has said that all those who will join All Progressive Congress (APC) and supporters of the party in 2015 election will not regret their actions. Governor Okorocha who stated this at the APC rally in Awka, Anambra state capital said that a decision to join APC is one in the right dir...

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APC Sets up State Interim Committees

The National Interim Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced the approval of the establishment of State Harmonisation Committees (SHC), in a bid to avoid creating a vacuum and also to regulate the activities of the party at the state level and the Federal Capital Territory (FC...

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Gov. Suntai arrives Nigeria after 10 months of medical treatment

Gov. Danbaba Suntai of Taraba on Sunday arrived in Abuja after 10 months of medical treatment abroad after being involved in a plane crash on Oct. 25, 2012. Suntai arrived at the old wing of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, aided to alight from the aircraft at about 1.10 p.m. and immediatel...

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Amaechi, Kwankwaso and five other PDP governors float new party

By Citizens Platform Reports surfaced at the weekend, pointing towards the emergence of a new party, the Voice of the People, VOP being floated by seven of the 23 governors currently on the platform of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The application for registration by the new party has been filed ...

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{Conversations with Abang Mercy} “At the moment, people like IBB/Obasanjo control Nigeria” Nigeria dialogue initiator, Bankole Eniola Speaks

Bankole Eniola is our feature for the week and he is a Nigerian policy advocate  based in London- He is passionate about developing economies and most especially the nation of his birth, Nigeria. Bankole’s ideas about policy advocacy and communal participation in nation building led him to initiate...

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Namibian beauty, Dillish wins Big Brother Africa

By Citizens Platform Namibian beauty Dillish Pearl Matthews has emerged winner of the 8th edition of the Big Brother Africa (The Chase) competition, after 91 days in the house. The gorgeous Namibian becomes the first woman since Zambia’s Cherise did so seven seasons ago, to win the reality TV show singly, ...

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OAUTH shut down for owing over N3.1bn in taxes

By Citizens Platform The Osun State Internal Revenue Service has sealed-off the administrative complex of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital complex (OAUTH), Ile-Ife over Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) tax default of over N3.1billion,  on the heels of a directive from a State High Court. In a letter o...

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OAUTH shut down for owing over N3.1bn in taxes

By Citizens Platform The Osun State Internal Revenue Service has sealed-off the administrative complex of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital complex (OAUTH), Ile-Ife over Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) tax default of over N3.1billion,  on the heels of a directive from a State High Court. In a letter o...

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Lagos govt. trains 60 pupil farmers, pledges continued support

By Citizens Platform The Lagos State Government has vowed to continue its support for 60 pupil farmers from the state’s public secondary schools. It had earlier concluded a two-week training of the pupils, in agricultural entrepreneurship on  aquaculture, poultry, vegetable farming and tree planting at the...

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NOA educates Oyo traders on FoI

By Citizens Platform The National Orientation Agency has sensitized traders in Ajado Market in Iseyin Local Government Area, Oyo State, on the importance of the Freedom of Information Act. Speaking during the workshop at the weekend, the agency’s Chief Mobilisation and Orientation officer for the council, M...

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APC Sets Up State Harmonisation Committees

The National Interim EXCO of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved the establishment of State Harmonisation Committees, in order not to create a vacuum and also to regulate the activities of the Party at the state level and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In a statement issued in Lagos on Sund...

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Photospeak: Puzzles over Governor Suntai’s return

Governor Danbaba Suntai has been away from his job as governor of Nigeria’s northern state of Taraba, since October last year, after a plane crash. Today, he returned home in Jalingo, to a rapturous welcome by his people, after a long spell in hospitals in Nigeria, Germany and United States. His handler...

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PDP Produces Factional Candidates Ahead Of Anambra Elections

Ahead of the Anambra gubernatorial election billed for November the 16th, the Anambra state Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has produced  factional  candidates. Governor Shehu Shettima of Katsina in his capacity as the Primary Committee Chairman conducted the primary which was described as transparent an...

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PDP Produces Factional Candidates Ahead Of Anambra Elections

Ahead of the Anambra gubernatorial election billed for November the 16th, the Anambra state Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has produced  factional  candidates. Governor Shehu Shettima of Katsina in his capacity as the Primary Committee Chairman conducted the primary which was described as transparent an...

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Enugu Airport Commences International Flight

Nigeria’s Aviation sector has recorded another milestone achievement with the commencement of international flight from the Akannu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu State. The recent renovation of the fourteen airports across the country is majorly responsible for this feat by Enugu’s Akannu Ibiam ...

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Step Up Manhunt For Kidnappers, IGP Orders Police Command

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar has directed the Edo State Police Command to commence a vigorous manhunt for the gunmen who abducted Mike Ozekhomen and killed four policemen in the process in Benin City. Legal Practitioner and Human Rights Activist Mike Ozekhomen was abducted on the Ehor St...

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FAAN lambasts Arik over statement on teenage stowaway

By Citizens Platform The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has described as regrettable, the statement by Arik Air, unfairly indicting it in the case of the stowaway teenager who evaded security at the Benin Airport and hid in the wheels compartment of a Lagos-bound Arik Air commercial plane on Sat...

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PHOTO NEWS: Ailing Governor Suntai Disembarking From The Jet In Abuja

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NAMA MD Tasks SERVICOM On Enhanced Service Delivery

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Engr Mazi Nnamdi Udoh has charged Servicom officers in the aviation industry to adopt the “One Thing” principle in ensuring quality service delivery to airlines and the travelling public. The managing director who lauded the ...

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We wont relenquish NPL lead – Enyimba

by Citizens Platform Enyimba striker, Sibi Gwar, has stated that they intend to maintain their lead on the tables as the NPL league leaders. Gwar said the People’s Elephant are going for the maximum points in their Week 27 Glo Nigeria Professional Football League match against Kwara United this Saturday...

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Nigerian Navy Ship to Participate in International Fleet Review

by Citizens Platform The Nigerian Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel Class  Ship (NNS THUNDER) is on course to Australia to participate in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) International Fleet Review (IFR). This was stated by the Director of Information, Commodore Kabir Aliyu via while speaking to newsmen in Abuja on...

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Niger: 20 hospitals closed over illegal operations

By Citizens platform The Niger state Ministry of Health has ordered the closure of 20 private hospitals in the state for operating illegally and without following proper medical procedures. The Director Private Hospitals and Laboratories Dr. Usman Baba-Agaie, disclosed this Sunday in Minna. He stated that the...

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Okediran’s Ebedi Residency to host 3 writers

Ebedi Resort Patron Wale Okediran with Nobel Laureate Soyinka   By Citizens Platform Three Writers have been selected for the August/September 2013 session of the Ebedi International Residency, Iseyin, Oyo State. The first writer, Khalid Imam is a 2008 graduate of the Bayero University Kano. His publishe...

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Zamfara deputy governor’s motorcade involved in road crash

by Citizens Platform  The motorcade of the Deputy Governor of Zamfara, Malam Ibrahim Wakkala, was involved in an accident in Jere town on the Kaduna-Abuja highway leaving one person dead. According to the Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Malam Yusuf Idris, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Gus...

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Sokoto State spends N1bn on preparations for hajj — Official

The Sokoto State Government has spent more than one billion naira on arrangements for the 2013 hajj, the Chairman of the Pilgrims Welfare Agency, Alhaji Muntari Maigona, said. Maigona told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto on Saturday that more than N325 million was used  to subsidise accommodatio...

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