Why resilience is key for aspiring pilots— Abdulsalam Opeyemi

Abdulsalam ‘Blinjoe’ Quadri Opeyemi Abdulsalam Quadri Opeyemi, a pilot professionally known as Blinjoe, has said resilience is a key characteristic of any aspiring pilot, as the training and practice of the job require patience, thoroughness and dedication. Born June 6, 1989, Opeyemi hails from Kwara State, and is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; he is …

Leave Akure now, APC group tells Makinde

A group within the ruling party, the United Front (UF), has called on the Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde to leave Akure, the Ondo State capital with immediate effect, or be held responsible for any break down of law and order in the capital city In a statement signed by the Group Coordinator, …

We didn’t shoot EndSARS protesters in Ogbomoso ― Police

IGP, Mr. Mohammed Adamu The Police Command in Oyo State has debunked the reported shooting of EndSARS protesters in Ogbomoso by its personnel. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some youths had, on Saturday, stormed major streets in Ogbomoso to demand the ban of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), an arm of the Nigeria …

Mental Health Day: NAS calls for greater focus on Mental Health

The National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) has called for greater interest in Mental Health in Nigeria. The NAS Cap’n, Mr Abiola Owoaje who made this call in a press statement he signed on behalf of the association titled ‘Time for Nigeria to Invest More in Mental Healthcare’ to commemorate the 2020 World Mental Health …

Ondo:PMG urges Ward Co-ordinators to monitor result

voting in an election A political research group, Pentagon Movement Group (PMG), has urged its co-ordinators in all the polling units and wards across the state to remain focus. In a statement signed by the group’s Director of Media and Publicity, Ms Damilola Afolabi, PMG said results’ trickling into its situation room show the power of …

Nigeria in the worst State of Insecurity, Uzodimma

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State …Cries out over gully erosion in the state …Says Leadership and Patriotism way out By Henry Umoru GOVERNOR Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has raised the alarm that the current wave of insecurity in the country is the worst in the nation’s history. According to the Governor, Leadership and Patriotism …

FG allocates ₦9.3bn for ‘software acquisition’ in Immigration

President Muhammadu Buhari By Omeiza Ajayi The federal government has earmarked over ₦9.31 billion in the proposed 2021 national budget for the acquisition of “computer software” by the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS. The service had few years ago digitised most of its processes including payments to minimise extortion by criminal elements. President Muhammadu Buhari had …

5 dead as 2 planes collide in France

A picture of the area where the planes crashed into. An air accident has led to the death of five persons in France. The occupants in an ultralight two-person plane and three passengers in a tourist plane have died following the crash in Loches, Indre-et-Loire, France, at around 4.45p.m., on Saturday. According to the Mirror(UK) …

Buhari explains why NDA Cadets visit N/East theatre of operations

President Muhammadu Buhari By Ibrahim HassanWuyo President Muhammadu Buhari has explained why cadets from the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA ,where taken on a tour of frontline communities in the North East Theater of operations. He said  the tour was to keep the cadets informed of the challenges of real battle scenario and to boost their combat readiness. …

#EndSARS protesters take over roads, paralyse traffic in Lagos

…As six protesters escape death in auto crash By Olasunkanmi Akoni Amid heavy downpour, thousands of #ENDSARS protesting youths against police brutality, on Saturday took over major roads in Lagos with demand from Federal Government to immediately disband and halt operations of Federal and state Special Anti-Robbery Squad across the federation. Recall that on Friday, …

Stamp Duty: I’ll fight injustice against NIPOST until reversed — Pantami

Says NIPOST reform bill would create regulator Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami, Minister of Communication By Emmanuel Elebeke The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa  Ali Ibrahim Pantami says the substitution of NIPOST with the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS in the collection of Stamp Duty is an injustice to the Post that must be …

#EndSARS Protests: Area Commanders, DPO to ensure peace

Hakeem Odumosu, Lagos State Commissioner of Police. By Bose Adelaja As the ongoing protests against alleged brutality and extra-judicial killings by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigeria Police Force enters Day 4 across the country yesterday, the Lagos State Police Command has ordered all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Heads …

CBN directs banks to comply with SWIFT universal payment confirmations

Godwin Emefiele, CBN Governor. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has directed all banks operating in the country to always observe strict compliance with SWIFT Universal Confirmation Requirements. The directive was outlined in a circular issued by Mr Sam Okojere, CBN’s Director, Banking Services Department. Okojere directed all SWIFT customers to provide information on the …

Nwawuba applauds FEC for Agenda 2050, seeks greater equity in infrastructure devt

The member of the House of Representatives representing Mbatoili/Ikeduru Federal Constituency Rt. Hon Henry Nwawuba has commended the Federal Executive Council for the inauguration of the Agenda 2050 National Steering Committee saying the action marks a new dawn in the relationship between the Executive and the Legislature. In a statement issued by his office in …

SARS has compromised the purpose of its existence – Adewale Martins

CATHOLIC Archbishop of Lagos Metropolitan See, Most Rev Alfred Adewale Martins The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins, has called on authorities of the Nigeria Police Force to listen to the legitimate public outcry against the excesses of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, (SARS). Martins, in a statement signed by the Director, Social Communications, …

EndSARS protest: Gov. Oyetola calls for calm, assures of govt.’s intervention

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun has appealed to the people of the state to exercise restraints in the course of protesting against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), saying that government is already responding to their outcry. Oyetola, in a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode, …

#EndSARS Protests: Area Commanders, DPO to ensure peaceful protests

By Bose Adelaja As the ongoing protests against alleged brutality and extra-judicial killings by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigeria Police Force enter Day 4 across the country yesterday, the Lagos State Police Command has ordered all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Heads of Department in the command, to be …

Ikorodu clash: Lagos CP brokers peace

By Bose Adelaja Following the crash which occurred in Igbo-Olomu, West Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Lagos State, on Thursday, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has met with the warring parties in the area in order to broker peace. Two fielding groups had clashed on Thursday over the rejection of sales …

Daughters of President Buhari, Osinbajo join #EndSARS protest

Zahra and Kiki By David Royal President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Zahra, and Vice President Osinbajo’s daughter, Kiki have joined the ongoing #EndSARS protest against police brutality in the country. Kiki Osinbajo had on Saturday shared a post on her Instagram page saying “Police brutality must end now” using the hashtags #endpolicebrutality and #endsars View this post on Instagram POLICE BRUTALITY …

President Buhari in Kaduna, condoles with Yar’Adua family

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of Yar’Adua on the passing of Hajiya Rabi, mother in-law of his late friend and classmate, General Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, describing her demise as a sad loss. The President, who was in Kaduna on Saturday for the graduation ceremonies of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), …