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Ortom Directs Heads Of Service To Implement Agreement On Minimum Wage

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has directed the State Head of Service to immediately commence implementation of the interim agreement his administration reached with labour leaders on payment of N30,000 minimum wage to civil servants on grade levels one to six. The Governor who met with the labour union leaders on Tuesday commended them for...

NCAA Lifts Ban On Boeing 737 Max Aircraft

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has announced the lifting of the ban on Boeing 737 Max Aircraft in the Nigerian Airspace, following the two accidents involving the Boeing 737 Max Aircraft. According to a communique signed by Capt. Musa Nuhu the Director-General of the NCAA, the approval is effective 12th February 2021. Consequent to the...

Okorocha Invited For Questioning Over Imo Hotel – Police

The Imo State Police Command on Sunday said ex-governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, has been invited for questioning by the Commissioner of Police, Nasiru Mohammed. Speaking to Channels Television, the spokesman of the State Police Command, Orlando Ikeokwu, said the invitation followed Okorocha’s alleged involvement and forceful entry into a property that was confiscated...

We Have Secured Release Of Over 1,000 Captives Without Ransom – Matawalle

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State on Sunday said his government has secured the release of more than 1,000 people from their captors without paying a ransom. “We have also secured the release of 1,000 captives without paying any ransom,” the governor said during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics. “We equally received over...

PRESS RELEASE: UPDATE ON AIR ACCIDENT  INVOLVING NIGERIAN AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT

1.    The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), earlier today, 21 February 2021, confirmed that one of its aircraft, a Beechcraft KingAir B350i (NAF 201), crashed while returning to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja after reporting engine failure enroute Minna, where it was scheduled to conduct surveillance missions over Niger State and its environs in...

Danger Averted As United Airlines Boeing 777 Suffers Engine Explosion

A United Airlines plane suffered a fiery engine failure Saturday shortly after taking off from Denver for Hawaii, dropping massive debris on a residential area before a safe emergency landing, officials said. A video shot from inside the aircraft — which had 231 passengers and 10 crew onboard — showed the right engine ablaze and...

‘AK-47 Is A Figure Of Speech’: Gov. Bala Mohammed Defends Comment About Armed Herdsmen

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State on Friday defended his comment about armed herders, explaining that he used AK-47 as a figure of speech for protection. “It is a figure of speech to show you the despondence, the desperation and frustration and the agony that this particular person is exposed to by his own people,...

Gumi seeks ‘blanket amnesty’ for bandits

Popular Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi, has asked government to give bandits ‘blanket Amnesty’. Speaking to newsmen after his meeting with the bandits and Niger Governor, Gumi advised government to extend the same amnesty to bandits as it was given to Niger Delta militants. According to him, he met with different factions of the bandits in...

Shasha market violence: Humanitarian affairs minister urges Nigerians to learn to coexist peacefully

Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has urged Nigerians to learn to coexist peacefully. In a statement on Thursday in Abuja, signed by the deputy director of information, Mrs Rhoda Iliya, Farouq expressed sadness over the avoidable ethnic violence in Shasha Market in Ibadan, Oyo State. She sympathised with victims...

Why FG won’t hike petrol price in February – NNPC

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said it is resisting the temptation of hiking the ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in February because it has to wait for conclusion of the stakeholders and labour consultation meeting. It assured the consumers that in spite of the rise in the price of crude oil in...

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