Air Peace inaugurates Sokoto route

Air Peace one of Nigeria’s domestic airlines, is to start flight operations from Lagos to Abuja/Sokoto on March 1. Mr Chris Isaiah, its Corporate Communications Manager, announced this in a statement on Friday in Lagos. Isaiah said that the inauguration of the route was coming days after the airline took delivery of its 12th aircraft,…

5G communication network unveils by 2020

A working group of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), said it has completed a cycle of studies on the key performance requirements of the next generation mobile networks (5G technology) for the International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT)-2020 systems. The ITU Secretary-General, Houlin Zhao, in a statement, said 5G mobile systems would provide lightning speed, ultra-reliable communications…

Pirates strike in Niger Delta, abduct 7 Russians, Ukrainian

Niger Delta militants Pirates have abducted seven Russian sailors and one Ukrainian in the territorial waters of Nigeria, the Russian embassy has said. Russian Embassy in Nigeria reported on Wednesday: “The BBC Caribbean ship came under a piratical attack in the territorial waters of Nigeria.” The Russian embassy said on its Twitter page: “Seven Russian…

Marathon: Lagos diverts traffic, deploys 300 LASTMA

L-R: Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Sport, Mr Anthony Adeyinka Adeboye; Acting Commissioner for Transportation, Prince Anofiu Elegushi and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Engr Bade Adebowale at a news conference held in Lagos to announce traffic diversion ahead of the Lagos City Marathon. Ahead of Saturday’s Lagos City Marathon, the Lagos…

60% of Niger teachers use fake certificate — Gov. Bello

FILE PHOTO: School teachers Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger has said that 60 percent of primary and secondary school teachers in public schools in the state used fake and invalid certificates to obtain teaching jobs. Bello made the statement when he received members of the Board of Directors of Bida Emirate Education Forum, led by…

IPMAN tells DPR to sanction erring depot owners

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has appealed to the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to sanction all private depots in Apapa area of Lagos selling above the regulated price of N133.28k Alhaji Debo Ahmed, Chairman, IPMAN, Western Zone, made that appeal in on Wednesday in Lagos. Ahmed said that many depot owners…

Why Lagos needs new waste management policy-Ambode

Ambode, Lagos State Governor Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has underscored the need for the State to evolve a new waste management policy that would not only be befitting for a mega city State but ensure that the State remained clean and safe for healthy living. The Governor, who spoke at a Annual Lecture…

Smart City: Lagos to train one million residents on computer coding

Lagos Deputy Governor, Dr. Oluranti Adebule Ahead of the much anticipated roll out of CodeLagos, the Lagos State Ministry of Education on Tuesday said the programme would seek to teach at least one million Lagos residents to code by 2019 and also foster necessary skills to create sustainable solutions to social challenges and create employment…

Investment One perfects acquisition of Universal Steels

Mr Nicholas Nyamali, MD/CEO, Investment One. Investment One Financial Services, a leading financial services firm in Nigeria, says it has perfected the acquisition of the assets of Universal Steel Ltd by a group of private investors. Mr Nicholas Nyamali, the Group Chief Executive of Investment One, disclosed this in a statement in Lagos on Wednesday….

Saraki accepts chief of staff’s resignation

Senator Bukola Saraki The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has accepted the resignation of his Chief of Staff, Sen. Isa Galaudu. The information is in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu in Abuja on Tuesday. Olaniyonu stated that Galaudu first mentioned his decision to step…

Anambra governorship candidates to pay N9m for posters

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State The Anambra State government’s Signage and Advertisement Agency (ANSAA) yesterday said governorship aspirants in the state would pay N9m each before they could be allowed to paste their posters in any part of the state. It warned that any aspirant who contravened the rule would be sued accordingly. The…