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Egyptian accused of hijacking plane extradited from Cyprus

An Egyptian man accused of hijacking a plane and diverting it to Cyprus has been sent back from the Mediterranean island to his homeland after a two-year extradition battle, officials said Sunday. Seif al-Din Mohamed Mostafa, 61, allegedly used a fake suicide belt to seize an EgyptAir airliner from Alexandria to Cairo in March 2016. “Cypriot authorities yesterday handed over ... Read More »

ADP expresses confidence in winning Osun Governorship election

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) on Saturday said it was confident of dislodging the All Progressives Congress (APC) to win the Sept.22 governorship election in Osun State. The National Chairman of the party, Mr Yabagi Sanni, expressed the confidence in Lagos while speaking at the South-West stakeholders meeting of the party. He said feelers from Osun revealed that the people ... Read More »

Protest in Ibadan over demolition of Ayefele’s radio station 

Like a thief in the night, officials of the Oyo State Government made real the threat of the government to demolish the multimillion naira radio station, Fresh FM, owned by ace musician, Yinka Ayefele, for allegedly contravening town planning law of the state. Notwithstanding the notice filed at the State High Court by Ayefele and despite the appeals made to ... Read More »

Buhari allegedly plotting to arrest Obasanjo, Atiku, Saraki

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari over a reported statement credited to him that he will jail some Nigerians now that he is back from 10 days leave. Frank, who considered the statement as a threat to Nigerians, called on the President to look inward within his ... Read More »

Third Mainland Bridge to be shut August 23

The Lagos State Government has said the Third Mainland Bridge would be temporarily shut down for four days starting from midnight of August 23 to midnight of August 26 for “investigative maintenance test” to be carried out. Ade Akinsanya, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, who stated this in a statement Sunday said the decision was taken after due consultation ... Read More »

Security: We have spent over N17bn in 7 years – Zamfara SSG

The Secretary to the Government of Zamfara State (SSG), Prof. Muhammad Shinkafi, has disclosed that the state government has spent over N17billion in its quest at finding lasting solution to the lingering insecurity issue that has been ravaging the state in recent times. He said the amount which runs from 2011 to date covers payment of allowances, purchase of vehicles ... Read More »

Eid-el Kabir: Livestock prices soar in Abuja markets

Price of various sizes of livestock in many markets in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, and Nasarawa State have gone up ahead of the upcoming Ed-El-Kabir celebration. News Agency of Nigeria investigation revealed that apart from their high cost, rams were not even available in some of the markets, while there was also low patronage across the markets visited. ... Read More »

INEC cancels Rivers State bye election

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has suspended the PHALGA Constituency II Elections that took place today over the widespread use of violence and Thugs. In a statement signed by Obo Effanga, the resident electoral commissioner obtained by PoliticsNGR, the commission said,  “the hoodlums stormed the various polling units and registration areas disrupting the voting activities, destroying and carting away electoral ... Read More »

NIMASA seeks  maritime data bank for economic growth

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has stated that the Agency is pushing for a single data window system of all activities in the Nigerian maritime sector in such a way that data required will be available on a single platform, as a maritime data bank to help engender the nation’s ... Read More »