Ethiopian Airlines hit Nigeria with all female crew Ethiopian Airlines has announced it would be flying an all female-manned crew aircraft into Nigeria on December 16,2017 as part of efforts to encourage the participation of more Nigerian women in the aviation industry. “We are proud to announce our first all-women flight to Nigeria which is expected to leave for...... read more
Fuel scarcity: NNPC launches 24-hour depot, retail services The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said that it has adopted a 24-hour depot and retail services to totally clear the fuel queues in Abuja, Lagos and many states across the country. NNPC Chief Operating Officer, Ventures and Chairman of the NNPC Special Task Force on Fuel Monitoring, Dr. Victor Babatunde...... read more
Nigeria hits new investment opportunity, as Indonesia comes calling A new curve of development partnership between Indonesia’s largest state mining company, PT Timah, and Nigeria's Topewide Ventures Limited, after executing their Joint Ventures Agreement (JVA), Monday, December 11, 2017, in Abuja.... read more
Fuel scarcity: More danger looms as PENGASSAN threatens to strike PENGASSAN has issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to address injustice and lawlessness in the oil and gas sector companies or face a nationwide strike from Dec. 18. Mr Lumumba Okugbawa, General Secretary, Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) gave the ultimatum in a statement...... read more
FEC gives Kachikwu marching order, to end fuel scarcity in days The Federal Executive Council, has mandated the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, and Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), to end the fuel queues across the country by the end of this week. The directive was issued at the FEC meeting which had...... read more
Dangote, the only African in Bloomberg's 50 most influential global people It was another feather to the cap of Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, as another global recognition came calling once again, when he stood among the 50 most influential names honored by Bloomberg for their contribution to humanity at Bloomberg’s annual gala dinner in New York. The President of Dangote Group,...... read more
Fuel scarcity: Senate launches probe, summons NNPC GMD again The Senate Committee on Petroleum Downstream says plans have been concluded for it to conduct nationwide inspection of filling stations over recent fears of fuel scarcity in the country. The chairman of the committee, Kabiru Marafa, stated this in a news briefing shortly after an investigative hearing on the matter on...... read more
Scarcity: Fuel queues across Abuja, Lagos trigger heavy traffic amidst fear of pump price increase Despite assurnaces by the country's Petroleum regulators, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) that they are no plans to increase the price of fuel from the current N145 to N160, fuel queues have continued to mount across various filling stations located within Abuja. Whirlwindnews.com crew that moved round the Nation's capital observed that...... read more
Three-storey building collapses at Anambra community A 3-storey building under construction collapsed on Thursday in Amansea, Awka North local government area of Anambra state. The structure, which was completely reduced to rubbles, was said to be owned by a Malaysia-based businessman. A resident of the area, who simply identified himself as Eze, expressed sadness over the ugly...... read more
Stolen cash: Union bank lays claim to Ikoyi building Union Bank of Nigeria Plc on Thursday asked Justice Saliu Saidu of a Lagos Division of the Federal High Court to vacate an interim order of forfeiture placed on Flat 7B Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos where the sums of $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23, 218,000 (about N13 billion) were discovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes...... read more
BREAKING: Finance Minister slams suspension on SEC DG The Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Mounir Gwarzo, has been suspended from office. Mr. Gwarzo was suspended on Wednesday by the finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, “to allow for an unhindered investigation of several allegations of financial impropriety levelled against the Director-General.” According to a statement by Patricia...... read more
Despite excruciating economic hardship, Buhari ready to bring back toll gate Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has disclosed that the Federal Government has concluded arrangements to reintroduce toll gates in 38 points across the country. According to Fashola the reintroduction of the toll gates will be consummated after completion of major highways. The minister who appeared before Senate Committee...... read more
BREAKING: Commuters, Buyers stranded as Protests erupt in Abuja's Wuse market A violent protest is currently ongoing in Wuse Market, Abuja. The protesters are blocking vehicles and harassing visitors to the market, the largest in the Nigerian capital. The exact reason for the protest is yet to be ascertained, but protesters said a taxi driver was killed by a task force in...... read more
More cars, microwaves, 4G-LTE MiFis, in Glo's Everyday Bonanza The happy times continue this weekend for subscribers on the Glo network as the fully integrated telecoms operator puts up thousands of fantastic prizes for win in its on-going Everyday Bonanza promotion. The prizes being offered by Globacom include brand new cars, Flat Screen LED TV sets, 4G-LTE phones, generators, refrigerators, Microwave ovens and...... read more
Grazing: Relocate Herdsmen to Sambisa forest, Benue Youth advice Buhari The National Coordinator of Strict Movement Against Ravages in Tivland, Gbakighir Sevendagas, has called on the Federal Government to prepare Sambisa Forest for herdsmen and their cows if it insists on maintaining grazing reserves or open grazing. Sevendagas condemned the Fulani herdsmen’s insistence on open grazing, while urging the Benue State...... read more
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