Nigeria news today headlines update Tuesday 15th January 2019

Nigeria news today headlines update Tuesday 15th January 2019

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target=_blank>I Won’t Step Down Over Protests, Says Sudan’s Bashir

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir on Monday reiterated that he would not step down from power. His response came after weeks of violent protests and calls for him to quit over a worsening economic crisis. “The government does not change through demonstrations,” Bashir said, speaking to supporters in Nyala, the main city in South Darfur, a
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target=_blank>Australia Union Seeks Help For Detained Bahraini Refugee Player

The head of the Australian soccer players union has called on  the sport’s regional governing body to help secure the release of a Bahraini refugee footballer. The footballer was arrested in Thailand in November over a prison sentence in his homeland. Hakeem Al Araibi, who played in Australia but had flown out for his honeymoon,
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target=_blank>Police In Edo Arrest 214 Suspects For Criminal Activities In 2 Weeks

The Police in Edo has arrested about 214 suspects for various criminal activities within the last two weeks. The State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu made this known on Monday in Benin at his maiden media briefing. Odumosu noted that of the figure, 16 suspects were arrested for armed robbery, three for kidnapping, 57 for
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target=_blank>Expert Tasks Government On Ibaka Deep Seaport, Sees Economic Opportunities

P/HARCOURT – The Federal Government has been charged to expedite actions on the construction of the Ibaka International deep seaport which is expected to generate massive employment opportunities in the Niger Delta region. The $4.2billion Seaport Project is expected to occupy 2,565 hectare of land, while an additional 1,565 hectares have been earmarked for future expansion
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target=_blank>Stakeholders Express Worry Over Depletion Of Aircraft Fleet In Nigeria

Analysts have alleged that non-adherence to contractual agreement, lack of government support and deployment of wrong equipment are responsible for depletion of airlines’ fleet in Nigeria. OLUSEGUN KOIKI writes. The airline sub-sector in Nigeria is tottering on the brink of collapse with the depletion of their aircraft fleets in the past three years. The once
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target=_blank>Minimum Wage: Labour Puts Pressure On FG Ahead Of 2019 Elections

The clamour for a new minimum wage has remained rife, and this was the biggest story the few weeks. It would be recalled that on November 2018, after a series of industrial actions by organised labour, the tripartite minimum wage committee led by the FG proposed a new minimum wage of N30,000/month ,currently at N18,000/month.
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target=_blank>Operators Violating Rules In Oil Sector – DPR

LAGOS – The Director of Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Mr Mordecia Ladan has lamented that operators in the downstream segment of the Nigerian petroleum industry were increasingly flouting standard operating procedures in the nation’s oil and gas sector. Ladan spoke at the agency’s 2018 Annual General Stakeholders meeting, where he also noted that the flouting
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target=_blank>Air Peace Begins 50hrs Demonstration Flights For London, Houston, Other Int’l Routes

In preparation for the commencement of its international operations, Air Peace recently began demonstration flights beginning from Dakar, Senegal. The airline deployed its recently acquired Boeing 777 aircraft for the 50 hours non-revenue services with only officials of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) onboard. Part of the requirements for acquisition of Air Operators’ Certificate
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target=_blank>NIPCO Boosts CSR Investments, Assures Staff Of Job Security

One of the nation’s leading downstream oil company, NIPCO Plc, has unveiled plans to surge investments for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in 2019 as it celebrated achievements on securing jobs for all its employees despite challenges in 2018. Managing Director of the company, Sanjay Teotia, who said this in his New Year message to staff,
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Bodo-Bonny Road Exposes New Level Of Hydrocarbon Pollution In Ogoniland

A new level of hydrocarbon pollution of Ogoni environment has been discovered as exposed by the ongoing construction of the N120.6billion Bodo-Bonny Road. The 34-kilometer long road is being constructed by Julius Berger Plc through the swampy and muddy creeks of Bodo community in Gokana Local Government Area to Grand Bonny Kingdom in Bonny Local […]
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