Medview, Air Peace resume flights to Abuja tomorrow

Two Nigerian carriers, Medview and Air Peace, said they would resume flight operations to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja as the aerodrome reopens on Wednesday to air traffic. Both carriers’ position was contained in separate statements. All the carriers had on March 9, 2019 diverted their flights to Kaduna, following the closure of Abuja Airport for rehabilitation, which lasted six weeks. In a statement by the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Lookman Animashaun, he said that besides the six daily flights, the flights to Yola, Kano and Maiduguri will now…

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PDP leader, civil society group laud Ambode’s policy

The Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI) of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday received a boost from the opposition party as a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Prince Yakub Aromasodu, lauded the governor over the new waste management policy of the government. Aromasodu, who is a former youth leader of the PDP in the state and deputy leader in the South-West, in a statement, said the initiative was not only timely, but would go a long way in ensuring a cleaner and healthier environment. As part of the…

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Detractors out to rubbish my achievements, says Lasun

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Sulaimon Lasun Yussuff, at the weekend, warned those he described as political detractors not to cause disunity between him and people of Ifon- Osun, all in the name of politics and politicking. The deputy speaker in a statement in Osogbo, affirmed that; “I have very good relationship with Ifon people, therefore, nobody should try to create division and mistrust between us. “What is happening now is being politicallymotivated by some political distractors, who will not see anything good in what…

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Ekiti guber aspirant preaches unity among APC members

Ahead of the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State, an aspirant, Mr. Yinka Akerele, yesterday advised members and leaders of the opposition party in the state, the All Progressives Congress (APC), to close ranks and ensure the party’s victory at the poll. According to him, the mission of taking over power from those he described as usurpers must dwarf other tendencies among the party members. He added that they needed to remain united until APC records success democratically. He spoke when he visited the party’s secretariat where he officially notified…

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Karamajiji: A forgotten beggars’ colony

Some years ago, the then Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Nasir el-Rufai considered beggars a nuisance on the streets of Abuja and decided to forcefully evacuate them to a “special location”. The idea was to give Abuja, the Capital City, a facelift. However, many years after, the vision appears to have been derailed. CALEB ONWE reports     Karamajiji, a sprawling ghetto is home to both Gwari aborigines and other tribes, especially, low income earners. It is hidden right behind the National Military Cemetery, a few metres…

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Zenith B’ball League: First Bank, Dolphins win again as 1st phase ends

The first phase of the National Women’s Basketball League sponsored by Zenith Bank ended on Monday in Abuja with favorites First Bank and Dolphins maintaining winning streak. A total of 18 teams from various parts of the country took part in the competition which started on April 10 at the Package B Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Abuja. However, three top contenders maintained an unbeaten run so far in the league series which is expected to continue in Kaduna from May 1. First Bank, Dolphins and Customs after…

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Ndidi relishes Leicester’s winning mentality

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has exoressed excitement on the winning mentality of the team. The Nigeria international joined Leicester from Belgian club Genk midway through the current season and many have regarded him as N’Golo Kante’s replacement. Kante, who is a French international, left Leicester for Chelsea after helping them win the 2015/16 English Premier League (EPL) title. “I can only see myself as myself,” Ndidi told Own Goal Nigeria. “Whether people say I play like Kanté, or that he’s better than me, I don’t listen to them. “All…

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