Ethiopian Airlines denies media reports, says we’re not frontrunner to manage Nigeria Air

The Ethiopian Airlines has faulted media reports that its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Tewolde Gebremariam, said the airline company was the frontrunner to manage Nigeria’s new National Carrier, Nigeria Air. In a statement on Wednesday, the airline’s spokesman, Biniyan Demssie, said the statement by the company’s CEO was quoted out of context by the media….

U-20 WWC: Falconets take on Spain, gun for semi final ticket

Nigeria women’s national youth football team, the Falconets, will be up against their Spanish counterparts in a FIFA Under-20 World Cup quarter-final clash today (Thursday). The Christopher Danjuma-led squad got to this point after a last-minute goal against China in their final group game earned them a very crucial point. The Falconets had begun their…

‘Nigeria’s dependence on oil responsible for high unemployment rate’

Nigeria’s dependence on the oil sector as its major source of foreign exchange earnings was responsible for the country’s high unemployment rate, a former United Nations Permanent Representative and Under Secretary-General to the world body, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, as well as heads of other organisations, have said. According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS),…

INVESTIGATION… ITSEKIRILAND: Abandoned projects litter community as leaders ‘swallow’ Chevron’s N7.2bn development fund

In 2005, Chevron Nigeria Limited established the Itsekiri Regional Development Council (IRDC) and disbursed N7.2 billion to it for the development of 24 Itsekiri communities. Eighteen years after, Itsekiri land is still in shambles as money disbursed by Chevron seems to have gone down the drain. Kelechukwu Iruoma went through the creeks and visited four…

Premium Times reporter secretly arraigned, denied legal representation

Premium TImes reporter, Samuel Ogundipe, has been secretly arraigned before a Kubwa Magistrate Court in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Wednesday. The reporter, who was arrested by the police over an interim report by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris over the siege on the National Assembly by operatives of State Security Service,…