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The former spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, will appeal his conviction and sentencing handed by the Federal High Court in Abuja Tuesday, his lawyer said.

Former PDP spokesperson Olisa Metuh jailed 39 years for money laundering

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, convicted and sentenced former National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, to 39 years imprisonment for money laundering.
The flight diversions was a blessing to the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Ghana.

Foreign airlines dump Nigeria passengers in Ghana airport

More than 1,500 Nigerians have been stranded in Kotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana after they were dumped there by British Airways, BA, Delta Air, and other foreign airlines. Their flights were diverted by these foreign airlines to Ghana due to the inclement weather in Lagos and poor visibility at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
Dubai-based mega carrier, Emirates Airlines, has stopped flight operations to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos until the airport’s Instrument Landing System (ILS) is fixed.

Emirates halts flights to Lagos, hundreds stranded in Ghana

Dubai-based mega carrier, Emirates Airlines, has stopped flight operations to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos until the airport’s Instrument Landing System (ILS) is fixed.

Bad weather: Nigeria grant foreign airlines permission to divert flight to Abuja

Federal government said it has granted one of the foreign airlines permission to divert its flight to Abuja instead of going to the neighbouring countries to land Lagos Airport bound 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.

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.
President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Friday to participate in the 5th Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

President Buhari leaves for AU Summit, state visit to Ethiopia Friday

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja, on Friday, to attend the 33rd Ordinary Session of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The planned protest by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commenced in Abuja with the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus and former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, leading other party chieftains.

PDP urges Nigerians to continue to believe in party

The Kaduna chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on Nigerians to continue to believe in the Party following the recent Supreme Court ruling which reversed the election of the governorship election in Imo State in favour of All Progressive Congress (APC).
The planned protest by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commenced in Abuja with the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus and former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, leading other party chieftains.

Uche Secondus, Peter Obi, Dino Melaye lead PDP protest in Abuja

The planned protest by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commenced in Abuja with the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus and former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi leading other party chieftains.

Enugu airport to be ready before Easter – minister

Minister of Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika, has reassured that the Enugu airport which is undergoing rehabilitation would be ready before Easter.

Air Peace commends federal government for addressing industry challenges

Air Peace has lauded the Federal Government for addressing some of the challenges confronting the country’s aviation industry.

Minister: Foreign airlines won’t be allowed to treat Nigerians with disdain

The Minister of Aviation, Mr Hadi Sirika, has said that no foreign airline operator will henceforth be allowed to treat Nigerian travellers with disdain.

Turkish airlines now trying to comply with our conditions – minister

The Minister of Aviation, Mr Hadi Sirika, has said Turkish airlines had now shown commitment to improve its treatment of Nigerian travelers following the threat by the nation’s aviation regulators to ban its operations into the country.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has shed more light into why full commercial flight operation is yet to commence in Bayelsa International Airport, in Ammassoma, near the state capital despite its inauguration about six months ago.

NCAA: Why Bayelsa airport is not certified

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has shed more light into why full commercial flight operation is yet to commence in Bayelsa International Airport, in Ammassoma, near the state capital despite its inauguration about six months ago.

Minister inaugurates committee to review effect of rainfall

Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, Monday inaugurated an inter-ministerial committee, charged with the responsibility of reviewing from 2015 to 2018 the impact of seasonal rainfall prediction, SRP, of the Nigerian Metrological Agency, NIMET, on the nation’s food security.

We’ll complete repairs on Enugu airport soon – minister

Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation, has assured that repairs on the runway of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport (AIIA), Enugu, would be completed in record time.
Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika on behalf of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on Wednesday deposited ratification on ‘Protocol to Amend the Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft, done at Montreal on 4 April 2014’ also known as “The Montreal Protocol 2014”, with the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO at the organisation’s headquarters in Montreal, Canada.

Nigeria deposits aviation law instruments of ratification with ICAO

Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, on behalf of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on Wednesday deposited ratification on ‘Protocol to Amend the Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft, done at Montreal on 4 April 2014’ also known as “The Montreal Protocol 2014”, with the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO, at the organisation’s headquarters in Montreal, Canada.

FAAN seeks dialogue to avert litigations with partners

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has appealed to all its partners in business to embrace dialogue as a means of resolving issues rather than litigation.
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APC will take over Anambra in 2021 – minister

The Minister of Science and Teachnology Innovation, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) would take over Anambra state in 2021.

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APC reports Zamfara Radio to NBC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to call the management of the State Radio and Television to order, over alleged provocative broadcasts against its members.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian soldier kills four colleagues, self in Borno

A corporal of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation Lafiya Dole has opened fire on his colleagues, killing four personnel and injuring two others.
Mauricio Pochettino has calmed fears that Tottenham ace Dele Alli will not be fit enough for the Champions League final, after the midfielder was subbed at half-time during Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Everton.

Dele Alli charged by FA over coronavirus Snapchat video

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been charged by the Football Association after posting a video on social media mocking the coronavirus outbreak.
Newly appointed Assistant coach and former Captain of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo, says he cannot wait to start in his new position.

Celestine Babayaro faults Joseph Yobo’s Super Eagles appointment

Celestine Babayaro has shared his thoughts on the appointment of Joseph Yobo as Nigeria’s senior national team assistant coach.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Senate president to lead delegation to burial of deceased Plateau lawmaker

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, will lead a delegation of Senators to the funeral service of Late Senator Longjan Ignatius Dantong slated for March 2, 2020, in Plateau State.