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Kidnappers seem to have set their sights on Calabar metropolis, as gunmen are reported to have abducted for ransom six people in ten days.

Commuters stranded as commercial drivers withdraw services in Cross River

Commercial drivers in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, on Monday withdrew their services to protest alleged illegal taxation by some thugs and local government officials in the state.
The first flight, to Ethiopia, left the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at 4.05am while the first to arrive in the country from Kigali, touched down at 11.30am.

Kenya resumes international flights

Kenya handled her first international flight Saturday since foreign flights were suspended in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Arik Air begins flights to Benin, Jos, Owerri, Asaba

Arik Air says it will commence domestic flight operations with resumption of services to four additional airports - Benin, Jos, Owerri and Asaba.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police gun down kidnapper, rescue two victims in Ogun

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command on Wednesday, shot dead a suspected kidnapper on along Shagamu-Ijebu Ode axis, of the state.
Virgin Atlantic has announced its intention to resume flights from Lagos to London Heathrow from August 24, 2020 saying the international flight will be operated on its new A350-1000 aircraft and will provide connections to a range of US destinations.

Virgin Atlantic resumes Lagos-London flights August 24

Virgin Atlantic has announced its intention to resume flights from Lagos to London Heathrow from August 24, 2020 saying the international flight will be operated on its new A350-1000 aircraft and will provide connections to a range of US destinations.
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Presidency orders security officials to ensure seamless movement of essential goods

The Presidency has ordered all law enforcement officials in the states to allow the movement of essential goods to be seamless in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that essential commodities such as food can be transported despite the movement ban.
SA Express, which flies to domestic and regional destinations, entered a form of bankruptcy protection earlier this year after losing a court battle with a contractor, logistics firm Ziegler.

South African state airline SA Express faces liquidation

A South African court placed state-owned SA Express under “provisional liquidation” on Tuesday after the airline’s administrators said rescue efforts weren’t likely to succeed.
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Presidency: States, security agencies must allow movement of essential goods

The Presidency, yesterday, told state governments and law enforcement agencies to ensure easy movement of food trucks at different checkpoints around the country.

Vehicles loaded with passengers intercepted at Enugu-Benue border

Over 30 vehicles loaded with passengers coming from the northern part of the country were intercepted by soldiers manning an Army checkpoint in Nsukka, Enugu State as they were trying to enter or pass through the state to other states in the southern part of the country.
Illinois health authorities are carrying out an investigation into the state’s first known death of an infant from the novel coronavirus. David Crosling-AAP

Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns by country

Countries around the world are increasingly adopting sweeping measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, including full lockdowns, shutting down airports, imposing travel restrictions and completely sealing their borders.
Bars, pubs and lounges have been closed in Dubai until Tuesday, March 31, according to a Dubai Governement circular.

Coronavirus: Dubai closes all hotel bars, pubs, lounges, pools, beaches

The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) notified all hotels to close all bars, pubs, lounges, swimming pools, beaches on Monday, March 16, 2020 until the end of the month.
Some Lagos State workers were forced to return home on Wednesday after the gridlock on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway took a turn for the worse.

Workers stranded as Lagos-Ibadan road gridlock worsens

Some Lagos State workers were forced to return home on Wednesday after the gridlock on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway took a turn for the worse.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC denies congestion of Rivers cell, maltreatment of detainees

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has denied allegations that it was maltreating detainees in their custody, noting that it does not run an open cell.
The Cross River Government has destroyed over 100 illegal shops including containers erected within the premises of the popular Etim-Edem Park in Calabar metropolis.

Cross River government demolishes illegal structures in Etim-Edem Park

The Cross River Government has demolished over 100 illegal shops including containers erected within the premises of the popular Etim-Edem Park in Calabar metropolis.
national assembly abuja

Lawmakers devise new ways to beat robbers, kidnappers

Among other measures, the lawmakers have abandoned their official numbers plates, which show that they are members of the National Assembly.

Elections: INEC omits APC from results sheets in Zamfara

The Independent National Electoral Commission has expressed regrets over the omission of the acronym of the All Progressives Congress on the results sheets for Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly elections in Zamfara State
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Qatar Airways suspends plan for new flights to Africa due to boycott

Qatar Airways has suspended plans to add new destinations in Africa due to a blockade imposed on Doha by four Arab states, the National Carrier said on Wednesday.

Air Peace assures travellers of regular flights

Domestic airline, Air Peace, on Thursday, pledged to solve the issue of flight shortage, being experienced on some domestic routes in the country.

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PFN calls for peace, level playing field in Edo, Ondo polls

Dr Felix Omobude, National President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), has urged the federal government and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure level playing fields during the forthcoming Edo and Ondo state polls.

Cross River council boss urges CFTZ management to tap Bakassi’s aquatic resources

The Chairman, Bakassi Local Government Area, Mr Iyadim Amboni Iyadim, says the Bakassi aquatic littoral resources have economic values to boost manufacturing and export at the Calabar Free Trade Zone (CFTZ).

Court strikes out suit against sovereign wealth authority, chief

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday struck out a suit praying for an order suspending the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority, Uche Orji, and an order for a forensic audit of the organisation’s accounts from inception.
New Napoli signing Victor Osimhen has opened up about his time at German Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.

Victor Osimhen apologises for outburst on journalists

The Nigerian international, Victor Osimhen, has apologised for his outburst over the weekend when he described Nigerian journalists as “copy and paste.”
The former England international (left) came before a Magistrate who cautioned her in Barbados

Eniola Aluko picked, reprimanded, released for breaching coronavirus rules in Barbados

Nigeria born former England international Eni Aluko was handed strict warning in Barbados following a breach of her coronavirus quarantine.