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Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

Lagos-bound passengers stranded in Ghana, Senegal

Hundreds of Lagos-bound passengers are said to be stranded in Accra, Ghana, Dakar, Senegal and Cotonou, Benin Republic as poor visibility continued at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN)

MAN: 1.64 million jobs created by manufacturing sector over time

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) said that at the end of the first half of 2019, an estimated 1,644,392 historical cumulative jobs had over time been created by the sector.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky (L) meets with Prime Minister Oleksiy Goncharuk in Kiev on January 17, 2020. President Zelensky on Friday refused to accept the resignation of the country’s prime minister, saying he wanted to give Oleksiy Goncharuk “a second chance”. HO / UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / AFP

Ukraine president rejects premier’s resignation over leaked recording

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said Friday he wanted to give his prime minister a “second chance” and refused to accept his resignation after a recording emerged of the premier questioning the head of state’s grasp of economics.

NSE optimistic on bullish market as equities’ return rises to N1.35 trillion

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has expressed optimism that the current recovery at the stock market will be sustained. Its optimism is based on the improved macroeconomic conditions and favourable global economic outlook.
Nigeria Police

US vs Iran: Nigeria Police on red alert over rising tension

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has placed policemen on red alert over the growing tension between the United States and the government of Iran.

Minister: No cause for alarm over Nigeria’s debt profile

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that there is no cause for alarm over the country’s debt profile both domestic and external as being speculated by scaremongers.
India's tourism industry has been hit by a wave of violent anti-government protests across the country against a new citizenship law, with at least seven countries issuing travel warnings.

India’s tourism industry hit hard by citizenship law protests

India's tourism industry has been hit by a wave of violent anti-government protests across the country against a new citizenship law, with at least seven countries issuing travel warnings.

NGO demands action against rape, domestic violence

Non-Governmental Organisation, Balm in Gilead Foundation for Sustainable Development (BIGIF), has called for more efforts in the war against sexual and domestic violences against women and the girl-child across the country
South African Airways on Saturday started mediated talks with unions, one day after its workers launched an open-ended strike that forced the embattled airline to ground hundreds of flights.

Strike: South African Airways hold talks with unions

South African Airways on Saturday held a first round of mediated talks with unions, one day after its workers launched an open-ended strike that forced the embattled airline to ground hundreds of flights.
Workers at South African Airways (SAA) downed tools on Friday to demand higher wages and protest planned job cuts in a strike that has forced the troubled state-owned carrier to cancel all flights and left its future hanging in the balance.

South African Airways hit by crippling strike

South African Airways workers on Friday embarked on an indefinite strike for higher wages and against the national carrier's retrenchment plan, forcing the cash-strapped airline to ground hundreds of flights.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

4,126 passenger luggage lost, delayed it Nigerian airports in September

The breakdown of the missing/delayed luggage indicated that Air France led the pack with a total number of 524 missing/delayed luggage, followed by British Airways with 487; Delta Air Lines, 455; KLM and Royal Air Maroc jointly had 438 missing luggage each, while Emirates Airlines had 364 within the month under review.
Seplat Petroleum Development Company

IOCs, Seplat, others to meet gas needs

International Oil Companies (IOCs), Seplat and other local players in the industry, will soon meet on the need to expand the domestic gas market and further make the product available to thermal plants across the country, it was gathered in Lagos.
The Bauchi state governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed, on Friday, inaugurated the newly appointed 20 commissioners as members of the State Executive Council (SEC).

Bauchi governor swears in Adamu Soro to replace elder brother as commissioner

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State on Wednesday swore in newly appointed Commissioner Adamu Manu Soro to replace his elder brother Nura Manu Soro who resigned as Commissioner for Finance hours after his redeployment to Youths and Sports two weeks ago.

LCCI carpets clamp down on auto dealers

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce & industry (LCCI) has berated the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) for clamping down on auto shops nationwide.
Nigerian actress Funke Adesiyan has been appointed as one of the political aides to the first lady, Aisha Buhari.

Nollywood actress appointed as Aisha Buhari’s aide

Nigerian actress Funke Adesiyan has been appointed as one of the political aides to the first lady, Aisha Buhari.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

VP Osinbajo: How states can improve their revenues, boost agric production

In order to increase their Internal Generated Revenue (IGR), States must explore ways to boost its agricultural development and harness the entrepreneurial spirit of Nigerians, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN).
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: Buhari presidency now a den of thieves

The arrest of yet another scammer linked with the Buhari Presidency further confirms that the Presidency under President Muhammadu Buhari has become a den of thieves, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said.

Taraba government gives water agency additional mandate

The Taraba State Water Supply Agency (TSWS) has been given the additional mandate of liquid waste management, which includes domestic, industrial and commercial waste.

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Justin Fashanu was on Wednesday inducted into the National Football Museum’s Hall of Fame.

Justin Fashanu deserved Hall of Fame induction – Amal Fashanu

Born of a Nigerian father and a mother from Guyana, Fashanu was Britain’s first £1m black footballer and won the BBC’s Goal of the Season award for his memorable volley against Liverpool in February 1980.

US opposes Nigeria’s plan to hand Abacha loot to Kebbi governor

The United States is opposing plans by Nigeria to give $100 million from loots recovered from former Nigeria military dictator Sani Abacha to Kebbi State governor Atiku Bagudu.
Justice Edward Asante, President of the ECOWAS Court of Justice, has underscored need for establishment of legal system to assist Ivoirians approach court for protection of their human right.

ECOWAS Court chief advocates legal system to guarantee Ivoirians of rights protection

Justice Edward Asante, President of the ECOWAS Court of Justice, has underscored need for establishment of legal system to assist Ivoirians approach court for protection of their human right.
An Abuja Area Court, on Wednesday, ordered the Department of State Security to investigate the allegation of forgery of a National Youth Service Corps certificate leveled against the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.

Court orders DSS to probe Bayelsa deputy governor for ‘certificate forgery’

An Abuja Area Court, on Wednesday, ordered the Department of State Security to investigate the allegation of forgery of a National Youth Service Corps certificate leveled against the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.
Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is expected on Friday to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife, who was gunned down two days before his inauguration in 2017, police said Thursday.

Lesotho premier fails to appear in court to face murder charge

The prime minister of Lesotho, Thomas Thabane, on Friday failed to appear in court, where he was expected to face charges of murder, attempted murder and malicious damage to property.