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Domestic flights to resume July 8 – Minister

The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika,says domestic flights suspended since March 20, will finally resume on July 8. Sen. Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation By Gabriel Agbeja The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, on Wednesday in Abuja said domestic flights that had been suspended since March 20, would finally resume on July 8. Sirika announced this in a statement signed by Mr James Odaudu, the Director of Public Affairs, in the ministry. He said flights would commence at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja and Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos. According to him, the Port Harcourt, Owerri, Maiduguri and Kano airports will reopen to flights on July 11, while other airports across the country will join on July 15. Sirika said passengers looking to travel out

FG inaugurates construction of AKK gas pipeline project Tuesday

FG inaugurates construction of AKK gas pipeline project Tuesday The construction of the AKK gas pipeline project is set for inauguration on Tuesday by the federal government to boost domestic utilisation of gas. Construction site of AKK gas pipeline project in Ajaokuta By Edith Ike-Eboh The construction of the Ajaokuta Kaduna Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project is set for inauguration on Tuesday by the federal government to boost domestic utilisation of gas in the country. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) correspondent who visited the site on Monday in Ajaokuta reports that clearing of site and wielding of pipelines were already ongoing at the site. The site Manager, Mr Chigozie Obi of Oilserve, an Engineering company, said that work was already ongoing and that the site was

Customs team rakes in N1.1bn

Customs team rakes in N1.1bn Hameed Ali, NCS BossBy Chiazo Ogbolu The Comptroller General of Customs  (CGC) Strike Force Team, Zone A has generated N1.1 billion through the raising of Debit Note in the past six months. The Assistant Comptroller of the team, Abba Kakudi said on Monday in Lagos that the amount was realised from Jan. 1 to June 11. He said that they were able to bring in the amount in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic which affected movement of goods. The official gave the breakdown of the monthly debit note paid as: January – N142,121,156, February – N275,644,911, March – N191,594,005, April – 282,288,359, May – N120,061,743 and June 1 to June 11 – N92,994,353, all totalling N1,104,704,527. Kakudi said that in the

NCS seized N400m worth of contraband in Imo

NCS seized N400m worth of contraband in Imo  Hameed Ali, NCS Boss By Victor Nwachukwu The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operating Unit (FOU), Zone C, Owerri, says it has confiscated contraband items worth  N442.5 million in the state. Mr Kayode Olusemire, NSC Controller in Imo, made the disclosure while displaying the seized items on Thursday in Owerri. He listed the items to include 2,682 bags of foreign 50kg rice, 10,002 cartons of palmolein oil, 3,122 live ammunition for pump action rifles and 300 used and expired tyres. Others were a Marcopolo bus, a Toyota Sienna car, a Toyota Sequoia car, a Nissan Pathfinder car and a brewery truck, among others, used in conveying the smuggled items. Olusemire said that the items were intercepted in Abia, Imo and Rivers, adding

Atiku warns of financial crisis as debt to revenue ratio hits 99%

Atiku warns of financial crisis as debt to revenue ratio hits 99% Atiku Abubakar. Photo; CDNFormer Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has again raised concerns over the impending financial crisis, as the country’s debt-to-revenue ratio hits 99 per cent in the first quarter of 2020. Lamenting that the Federal Government was robbing Nigerian children to pay for the greed of political office holders, he insisted that urgent steps should be taken to drastically reduce government’s expenditure, especially on wasteful projects. His words: “We are on a precipice and if revenue figures do not rise quickly, Nigeria risks a situation where revenue cannot even sustain its debt servicing obligations. Meaning that we may become insolvent and our creditors may foreclose on us, as has occurred

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