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Rivers to spend N21billion on Trans-Kalabari road – Amaechi

Rivers State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi says the sum of N21Billion (Twenty one billion Naira) will be needed for the construction of the Trans-Kalabari road, the major road project of his administration in the Kalabari-speaking area of the State. He said contract for the Trans-Kalabari Road project has been re-awarded to Lubrik Construction […]

Azazi’s kinsmen threaten to boycott burial

Some members of the Peretorugbene community in Bayelsa State, the hometown of the late former National Security Adviser, Gen. Andrew Azazi, have warned against burying him in Yenagoa, capital of the state. Azazi died in a helicopter crash on Dec. 15 alongside Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State and four others, on his way from […]

US, Canada warn citizens against travel in Nigeria

The United States, Canadian and Taiwanese governments have warned their nationals against non-essential travel to Nigeria, following increased terrorist attacks in the North-East. On Thursday, Security was beefed up around foreign missions in Abuja. A few days ago, the United States Embassy and its Canadian counterpart–in their travel advisories updates–urged their citizens to avoid all […]

Canada reduces waiting time for visa applicants

Abuja-The Canadian High Commission has reduced the waiting period for visa applicants from 60 days to 10 days. A source at the High Commission told News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, yesterday in Abuja that the country was now opening up and accommodating more visitors and travellers from across the globe. “Because of this, a lot […]

Update: Fire In My Home A ‘Minor’ Incident, Obasanjo Says

Former Nigeria President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has described the fire at his Abeokuta home on Thursday as a minor one which only affected the office of his Personal Assistant. Obasanjo, who was not at home at the time, was not sure of the cause of the incident, telling the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), “It […]

Kogi Governor Injured in Deadly Road Accident

Posted: December 28, 2012 – 15:27 By PREMIUM TIMES Report reaching PREMIUM TIMES indicates that the Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada, was badly hurt in a fatal road accident on Friday and is in the intensive care unit at the Kogi State Hospital in Lokoja, the state capital. The ADC to the Kogi State Governor […]

Stormin’ Norman’ Schwarzkopf, lauded Gulf War commander, dies at 78

(CNN) — Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who led allied forces to a routing of Iraq in the 1991 Persian Gulf War and became one of the nation’s most celebrated military heroes of the era, died Thursday, a U.S. defense official said. He was 78. The death of the retired four-star Army general was confirmed by […]

Nigeria: Dana Airlines Sends Workers On Compulsory Leave

Photo: Leadership DANA airline After failing to resume operations in spite of obtaining an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Dana Air on December 24, directed its workers to embark on compulsory leave. The airline whose flight J9 992 was involved in a tragic crash on June 3, in Lagos, […]

Nigeria: 2015 – Jonathan, Obasanjo Meet Secretly

Photo: Vanguard President Goodluck Jonathan As part of efforts to keep his second term bid on track, indications have emerged suggesting that President Goodluck Jonathan has commenced moves to pacify one of his predecessors in office, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. This is coming on the heels of reports yesterday in which the President denied insinuations that […]

Heroes Park Now burial site for Heroes of Bayelsa -Gov. Dickson

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson says, the Heroes Park, the proposed burial site for the late former National Security Adviser, General Andrew Owoye Azazi in Yenagoa will henceforth be the final resting place for all true legends and heroes of the State. A statement issued by Daniel Iworiso-Markson, the Chief Press Secretary to […]

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