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December 1, 2018 9:24 AM Troops dislodge Boko Haram insurgents from its hideouts in Borno, recover arms

The Nigerian Army has said its troops on Friday dislodged Boko Haram insurgents from their hideouts in Gamboru Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State. The army in a statement on its official Twitter handle said that on Nov. 30 the troops launched offensive on two fronts against the insurgents and successfully dislodged them from their hideouts in the area. “In compliance 24

November 7, 2018 2:00 PM Prince Charles arrives Lagos in continuation of Nigeria tour

The Prince of Wales, Charles and his wife, Camilla have arrived Lagos State as part of their official visit to Nigeria. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Charles and his entourage arrived aboard a B737 aircraft with registration number CS-TFY, which landed at the presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, at about 12.08pm. They were received 25

September 28, 2018 2:06 PM NAF confirms death of pilot in Abuja jets crash

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, has disclosed that a pilot died in the crash involving two of its jets earlier on Friday. Recall that two NAF jets rehearsing for the Independence Day celebration had crashed around Mashafa road in Mpape, Abuja. However, the Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola has announced the death 26

September 13, 2018 2:05 PM Why Abuja Airport was shut down – FAAN

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has explained why the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja was shut down on Thursday morning. In a statement by Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, on Thursday disclosed that the airport was closed following an incident involving a Gulfstream four aircraft being operated 27

September 4, 2018 6:31 PM Arik Air plane develops fault, take-off aborted

Arik Air aircraft operating from Benin City Airport to Lagos Airport, on Tuesday aborted take-off when the Pilot-in-Command observed an abnormality during the process. Communication Manager of Arik Air, Mr Ola Adebanji, explained that the aircraft, a Bombardier CRJ900, was brought under control on the runway in the process with no damage to the aircraft 42

August 15, 2018 5:34 PM Gov Umahi blasts Ethiopian, Emirates Airlines over ‘sub-standard aircraft’ servicing Nigeria

Governor of Ebonyi, David Umahi, on Wednesday knocked the management of Ethiopian Airlines and Emirates Airlines. NAN reports that he spoke while receiving a delegation of Ethiopian Airlines officials, who paid a courtesy visit on him in Abakiliki. Umahi also said the State Government would build an airport next year. “The State Government’s business 27

July 26, 2018 2:08 PM Last Surviving Female Spitfire Pilot Who Flew 400 Of The Iconic Planes During World War Two Dies At Age 101

The last surviving female Spitfire pilot, Mary Ellis who flew 400 of the iconic planes during World War Two has died at aged 101. Ellis was the last known surviving pilot of the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA), which delivered Spitfires and bombers to RAF airfields during the war. 1940 was when women were finally allowed to fly military aircraft. Mary, whose 25

July 25, 2018 4:54 AM Buhari, ministers return N118bn unused 2017 capital budget

This amount represents 8.1 percent of N1.4 trillion which was the total capital budget released and almost four times the size of Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) budget in 2017, which was N30.3billion. Out of the N10.9billion released to the presidency as its capital budget, only N10.7 billion was utilised leaving a total of N200million 29

July 20, 2018 8:23 AM Nigerian govt evacuates 230 stranded Nigerians in Russia

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that Nigerians stranded in Moscow, Russia at the end of the 2018 World Cup Tournament would be evacuated today. The Ministry’s Spokesperson, Dr Tope Elias-Fatile, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja said over 230 stranded Nigerians had been cleared to board an Ethiopian Airline flight to Abuja on Friday. He said that the development 28

June 11, 2018 5:33 AM Ras Kimono: COSON flags fly at half mast over death of reggae icon

The management of Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has announced that flags will fly at half-mast at COSON House in respect to the late reggae legend, Ras Kimono, who died on Sunday. COSON Chairman, Chief Tony Okoroji disclosed this in a statement by Chibueze Okereke, the Head of Public Affairs. Okoroji expressed regrets over the passing of Kimono 32