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Epidemics loom as Ambode cancels monthly environmental sanitation

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After months of denials and counter denials, the Lagos State Government Wednesday after the end of its State Executive Council meeting rolled out a terse statement announcing the end of the over 10 years monthly environmental sanitation exercise held every last Saturday of every month. Though the government said the cancellation was approved on the need for a review of ...

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Philip Cross named regional advisor for the Americas at CTO

Shola Taylor

The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) has appointed Jamaican citizen Philip Cross, an independent ICT consultant, as the regional advisor for the Americas. The appointment was announced on Monday by the secretary-general of the CTO, Shola Taylor, as he addressed delegates at the Commonwealth Human Resources & ICT conference taking place in Kingston. Taylor said “Philip has contributed to the CTO’s ...

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Ghana, India seal $422.87m loan deal on railway development

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Whereas Nigeria has chosen to partner with China in the railway development projects, Ghana and India has signed two separate loan agreements with the Export Import Bank of India, totalling $422.87 million for financing the construction of a railway line and a sugarcane development and irrigation project. The first agreement of $398.33 million credit will be used to finance the ...

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Air Peace links website fraud report to competitors, says no cause for alarm

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The management of Air Peace, Nigeria’s emerging leaders in airline operations has reacted to certain publication that some people were duped using the website of the company, saying “www.flyairpeace.com is the authentic website of Air Peace”. A statement issued by the Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Chris Iwarah said “Anyone who claims to have been duped could not have visited this ...

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First Bank unveils dedicated twitter handle, @FBN_help

To deepen seamless service delivery, First Bank of Nigeria limited, has extended its digital multi-channel customer support platform by launching a dedicated twitter account – @FBN_help to identify, respond to and resolve all customer enquiries, issues, questions and queries on social media. The launch of the new @FBN_help twitter handle was premised on the need to meet customer expectations using ...

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Nigerian re-elected as ICAO president

Dr Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu has been re-elected by acclamation for a second three-year term as president of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Dr Aliu first assumed the office of ICAO Council president on January 1, 2014, having been elected by acclamation by the ICAO Council following the completion of the mandate of the previous president, Mr. ...

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Nigerian airplanes have the shortest lifespan in the world—Expert

The immediate past General Secretary of Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), Mohammed Tukur, has made a chilling revelation of the century on Nigeria’s aviation industry, saying the country parades aircrafts with the shortest life span. Tukur who explaining the reasons why domestic airlines collapse within the first 10 years of existence in Nigeria, identified wrong decisions, which include the deployment ...

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NASS moves to solve aviation fuel scarcity puzzle

nass complex

The Senate Committee on Aviation, Monday resolved to dig deep and expose the ‘cartel’ behind the lingering scarcity of aviation fuel which had crippled flight operations of many domestic airlines and left many air travellers stranded in more than two months now. The Committee, currently on oversight function visit to some federal formations in the industry was lead by Sen. ...

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Sirika faults sites of Abuja, Lagos new terminals, after one in office

More than one year after being sworn in as Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has come out to say that the locations of new terminals under construction at two of the busiest airports in the country, Lagos and Abuja are wrong. While describing the scheme as a waste of fund, he said the new terminal in Abuja alone ...

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4-year strategic plan driving us at CPC—DG

The Director-General, Consumer Protection Council, Mrs. Dupe Atoki has said that she has drafted a four year strategic plan to drive the council’s activities in the next your years. In an interview, she noted that the entire scenario of regulating and protecting consumers’ rights was clouded with sharp practices of service providers, but we have been able to strike an ...

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