Flight tickets from Lagos to Abuja surge to N100, 000 upwards

Nigeria airlines have increased fares for domestic flights from Lagos to Abuja ranging from N100, 000 to N130, 000 over the rising cost of aviation fuel and foreign exchange crisis. It was gathered that Air Peace economy ticket for Sunday at 10:40 a.m. and 7:50 p.m. was priced at N100, 000, while seats on Max Air flights scheduled for 8:30 a.m. and 9:10 a.m. were priced at N125, 000 and N130, 000, respectively. Also, prices for economy tickets in Arik ranged between N80,595 and N93,452, with Ibom Air’s only available…

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Crude oil thieves killing Nigeria’s economy – Ex-Energy minister

A former Minister of State for Energy and monarch of Nembe Kingdom in Bayelsa State, Edmund Daukoru, has labelled crude oil thieves and pipeline vandals in the Niger-Delta region as unpatriotic elements, saying they are killing the nation’s economy. Daukoru spoke during the inauguration of the elected national executives of the Host Communities of Nigeria Producing Oil and Gas, (HOSTCOM), who were returned unopposed in Yenagoa, the State capital, at the weekend. The traditional ruler, however, said that some of the operators of illegal bunkering arrested as suspects were working…

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Kaduna 2023: ‘NNPP will reverse el-Rufa’i’s policies if elected’ – Hunkuyi

The 2023 governorship candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in Kaduna State, Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi, has said he will reinstate traditional rulers sacked by the current government if he wins. Recall that the Nasir el-Rufa’i’s administration sacked 313 district heads and 4,453 village heads in June 2017, as part of the restructuring of traditional chiefdoms in the State. Part of the restructuring, according to the State government, was to reduce the burden of a bloated payroll imposed on local government councils by the continued engagement of the district…

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Insecurity: ‘Nigeria already sleepwalking into avoidable decline’ – Gani Adams

The self-styled Yoruba activist, Gani Adams, yesterday raised the alarm on the worrisome spate of insecurity in the country, saying Nigeria is already sleepwalking into a collapse. In an issued statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land declared that the development was caused by a criminal overdose of chronic pain inflicted on the country by the inaction and connivance of those in authority with terrorists and undesirable elements in the polity. Calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to quickly stop the drift into…

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CBN should abolish official exchange rate – BDC operators

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) should float the naira to halt its further depreciation, the President of the Association of Bureaux Des Change (BDC) Operators of Nigeria (ABCON), Aminu Gwadabe, has warned. Gwadabe, who made the appeal at the weekend in an interview with newsmen in Lagos, said the CBN should do all within its powers to undertake a sustained injection of the US dollar in the market in order to reverse the loss in the value of the naira at the parallel market. The Naira has been on…

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Terrorism reporting: SERAP gives Buhari 48 hrs to withdraw threat to sanction BBC, Daily Trust

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “urgently instruct the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, to withdraw the threat to sanction the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Daily Trust over their documentaries on terrorism in the country, whether through the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) or any other agency of government.” Recall that the minister had last week stated that the Federal Government would sanction the BBC and Trust TV for airing documentaries that allegedly ‘glorify’, ‘promote’ and ‘fuel’ terrorism and banditry in…

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2023: “We won’t vote based on party lines” – CAN President

The President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Most Rev. Daniel Okoh, has said Nigerians will put into consideration competence and character when they go to the polls next year to elect President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor. The Archbishop, who stated this while delivering the sermon at the 2022 International Men’s Conference of Christ Holy Church International in Abuja yesterday, said the electorate would not use political parties as a deciding factor in the choice of candidate to succeed the president after his tenure in 2023. According to him, Nigerians have gone…

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Corruption gulped N4.85tr security allocation, say experts

Some security experts and a civil society organisation have said the N4.85 trillion spent by the Buhari administration was gulped by corruption allegedly perpetrated by the ‘corrupt service chiefs’ and other officers. According to unverifiable reports, the Federal Government has provided N4.85trillion to the Armed Forces in the last eight years through its yearly budgetary allocations. The budgetary allocations it made to the Army, Navy, and Air Force were mainly to cater for personnel and overheads, as well as recurrent and fixed expenditures. Documents from the Budget Office of the…

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