Several news sources have been working their phones,emails and social networking accounts trying to confirm the rumour about the death of Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State. Latest findings by Gistmaster.com however indicated that Chime is not dead. The ailing governor who returned to Nigeria after months in hospital abroad confirmed that he had health [...]
The spokesman of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Yakubu Dati has responded to issues surrounding the private jet owned by the Rivers state governor Rotimi Amaechi, which was claimed to be grounded; stating that theyhave no business dealings with the Rivers state government because they are in talks with the owners of the plane, Bank of Salt Lake City, Utah.
While speaking on Channels Television’s Breakfast Show Sunrise Daily, Dati explained that the private plane applied to come into Nigeria from America and was given clearance on the 27th of March to leave on the 2nd of April; the application was made by the owners of the aircraft.
He added that it was wrong for a foreign registered aircraft to fly into the country and embark on domestic shuttles without notifying the aviation authorities.
Dati also said the authorities had no information that the Rivers government was operating on the said aircraft.
He said investigations show that the aircraft had flown to airports beyond Owerri and Akure that were not captured in the documentation they submitted while coming into the country even after the expiration of the permit.
The Federal Government on Sunday refuted claims that the President had a hand in the grounding and outright ban of the official plane of Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi for “operating illegally in the country.” Reacting to reports that the Presidency was in the know as touching the ban of the Rivers government aircraft last… [Read More...]
The Rivers State Commissioner of Information, Ibim Semenitari has said that the governor of the state, Rotimi Amaechi only read on newspaper of the purported breaches that led to the grounding of his aircraft at Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Speaking in an interview with Channels Television, Ms Semenitari it is curious “that a sub national government would be receiving notification of a breach in process through the media.”
She said, “We don’t understand the reasons for which we are being targeted. We’re worried about it; we are concerned about it.”
The National Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) had on Saturday banned the Rivers State-owned bombardier aircraft from flying in Nigeria’s airspace again.
The Acting Director General of NCAA, Benedict Adeyinka, the Director of Airworthiness and Standards, announced the suspension of the plane from Nigeria’s airspace, saying its clearance certificate had since expired.
The Federal Government has ordered the removal of the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Dr. Harold Demuren. A terse statement issued on Monday night by the Special Assistant to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (Media), Mr. Sam Nwaobasi, referenced PPR/OSGF/PR/02, said the decision was approved by President Goodluck Jonathan after [...]
In a press briefing with Journalists in Abuja yesterday, Governor of Bayelsa state, Mr. Seriake Dickson told reporters that he deliberately stopped paying militants the sum of N250,000,000 as soon as he assumed office because he wanted to challenge them into working hard for a decent living and to also create even opportunities for the locals to also [...]
Six governors are warming up! Don’t think far, they won’t be part of the Nigerian squard against Mali in the semi-finals of AFCON.Yes, they are not in the line up but latest news in Nigeria indicates that six of them will be in South Africa to cheer the Nigerian Super Eagles to victory. This is [...]
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arrested Mohammed Bello Abukakar a Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education in Sokoto State. Mr. Abaubakar is currently undergoing interrogation regarding allegations of criminal enrichment and abuse of office at the agency. Mr. Abubakar was picked up on Tuesday January 22 2013 by operatives of [...]
A day after a bloody attack in Nigeria, the emir of Kano, Ado Bayero has travelled to the UK.Sources claim the travel is both for security and medical purporses.Bayero is one of the most influential moslem leaders in Nigeria. The attack on Bayero’s convoy left at least five persons dead, including his driver and bodyguards.They [...]
The paramont ruler of Ijeshaland,Oba Adekunle Aromolaran told Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola Governor of Osun state,that the town deserves pipeborne water.The traditional ruler said since he ascended the throne of his forefathers all he has been drinking is well water. ” It is not good that Ilesha would be as big as this yet the people [...]