The South African authority has denied Air Peace landing right at the Oliver Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg. The refusal of the South African authority to grant the airline landing permit has once again led to the disruption in the evacuation of Nigerians from that country following the ongoing xenophobic crisis there. The Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, who confirmed this to our journalists in Lagos said that efforts by the airline to get a permit from the South African authority failed. The airline he said could not take off at 1 pm as planned because of the refusal of the landing permit. As at the time of filing this report, it was not certain when the permit would be granted. He said: “We did not take off by 1 am as scheduled because South African authorities
Super star Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, continues to show us why her marriage of well over 20 years is successful and it seems to stem from the intimacy she shares with her pilot husband, Captain Matthew Ekeinde, who many are clueless actually gave her the pet name ‘Omosexy’ In a recent post Omotola explained how her husband, just returning from work caught her, all dressed up, on her way to Waje’s concert on the Island and how he couldn’t resist telling her how adorable and sexy she looked. “He stepped behind me ( he had just come in from his flight) and said “Damn you’re so sexy” I said you already know this… in my usual Shakara way … I flicked my hair and he then said… just look at you … Damn Matthew you’re Sexy,” she had said in the post. Omotola had revealed in an
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, to attend the ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit on Counter Terrosism. A statement from the Media office of the State House, Abuja, said the President was received on arrival at the Ouagadougou International Airport by President Roch Kabore of Burkina Faso, on Saturday. Also at the airport to receive the President were the Nigerian Ambassador to Burkina Faso, Ramatu Ahmed, Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi and the National Security Adviser to the President, retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno. Others at the airport included the Director General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, Executive Secretary of Lake Chad Basin Commission, Ambassador Nuhu Mam...
The presidency on Saturday reacted to what it called a twisted story with malicious intent published with the front page headline, “Tribunal: Buhari retracts, confesses he was under tension.” Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, fired back in a statement on Saturday. It said the news story was derived from what the President Buhari said when he received All Progressives Congress (APC) governors, who had come to felicitate with him at State House, Abuja on Friday. Referring specifically to the judgment day by the tribunal, which coincided with the maiden meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), President Buhari had said: “It was a fabulous coincidence that it came almost the same time the first FEC meeting of this government was taking place.
Just when one is thinking the rivalry between two of the biggest female African music superstars in Nigeria, Yemi Alade and Tiwa Savage is over, it turned out otherwise. That may never make any collaborative effort between the duo happen, going by Alade’s stance. Rvalry between competitors in any sphere is often welcomed, especially when it has to do with the strength of their individual abilities either in sport or entertainment. The rivalry could have evolved naturally or stem from insinuations. While this rivalry often times is attributed to fans and supporters of the athletes or artistes, it’s sometimes drawn from their action or content of their work as it makes and create exciting atmosphere for the followers of the parties involved to thrive and get themselves engaged. Of note,
A group, Social Justice League, has called on the Nigeria Police Force to ensure that the ongoing investigation into the rape allegations against the Senior Pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo, was transparent and impartial. While noting that the rape allegations by Busola, wife of a popular artiste, Timi Dakolo, was weighty, it said the force should not make itself “a willing tool in the hands of external influences to pervert justice.” In a statement signed by the SJL Director, Dr Atta Ogah, and Secretary, Mr Bitrus Godwin, and issued after its quarterly policy review meeting in Abuja on Friday, the group asked security agencies to stop intimidating the cleric, stating that Fatoyinbo should not be treated like a criminal since the police probe had not been concl
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has endorsed the administration of Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki. He urged the governor to remain focused on his quest for sustainable development in the state. The monarch, who spoke when he visited the Government House in Benin, said the governor deserved support to continue in his transformative work. He said: “I am here to associate myself with you for all the good you are doing, and to let you know that we are watching. You have combined your experiences from the private sector with the public sector to take the state to greater heights. You are one of the greatest financial engineers the country has produced as your success is there for all to see in the private sector. “I am sure you are applying the same princip
Barely 24 hours after Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum presented four patrol vehicle to the Civilian Joint Task Force also known as CJTF and hunters when he visited Gajiganna to strengthen resilience among the residents and to ensure the security of lives and properties, the Boko Haram attacked the area, thereby forcing hundreds to flee their homes to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. According to residents, who fled on Thursday to Maiduguri, at about 5:30 PM, Boko Haram of the ISWAP faction attacked Gajiram, Gajiganna, Gubio and Magumeri in a swift and simultaneous operation chasing away security forces, vigilantes and CJTF in the areas. Some of the residents who are currently accessing refuge in camps and host communities within Maiduguri the state capital said, the insur...
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Calabar, Cross River State has dismissed the two separate petitions filed by Senator John Owan-Enoh, the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Pastor Usani Uguru Usani, laying claims to have been the candidate of the same party. The two petitions, suit number EPT/CAL/Gov/01/2019 and suit number EPT/CAL/Gov/02/2019 were against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as first respondent and Governor Ben Ayade of the People’s Democratic Party PDP as 2nd respondent. Chairman of the 3-man tribunal, Justice Josiah Majebi in the unanimous judgment read by him on behalf of the panel in the suit number EPT/CAL/Gov/01/2019, filed by Senator John Owan-Enoh stated: “We hold that the petition fails and i
Works and housing minister, Babatunde Fashola has alerted members of the public to a fake Facebook account opened in his name and warned people against falling prey to the antics of the scammers behind it. Fashola, in a statement by Mr Hakeen Bello, his Special Adviser on Communications, said that the fake account, which had his name and picture, was opened by dupes and scammers. The statement was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Sunday in Abuja. “The minister has, on several occasions in the past, disclaimed such fake accounts,” the statement said, and reiterated that Fashola’s verified Facebook account remained @BABATUNDEFASHOLA. It said that the latest fake account set up in the former Lagos State Governor’s name claimed that the Feder