SAD! Train crushes Corp member while using his phone on rail track in Lagos A yet-to-be identified  female member of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, was, yesterday, crushed by a train in Ikeja Local Government Area, Lagos State.The Corp member’s body, which was seriously mangled, was left lying on the rail line, attracting passers-by to the scene. Sources said that an effort to drag her back...... read more
Another Nigerian plane makes emergency landing, less than one month after Dana Air tumble Nigerian airline, Arik Air has explained why one of its airplane travelling from Lagos to Accra, Ghana, made an emergency landing on Tuesday. The aircraft made the emergency landing after the pilot detected a smoke coming from its cabin. The Airline in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Adebanji Ola, on...... read more
More confusion beclouds subsidy regime as NNPC laments N774 million daily loss The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said that it loses N774 million daily on under-recovery due to the increase in petrol consumption in the country. The corporation has refused to use the term subsidy in reference to how much it spends in keeping the official price of petrol at N145...... read more
Another fuel scarcity looms as oil marketers plot mass sack of workers The Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN) says it will sack its staff, numbering over 10,000, and shut down all its depots in less than 14 days. DAPPMAN made this known in a letter sent to Minister of state for petroleum resources, Ibe Kachikwu. The letter, signed by...... read more
Real reason FG is rushing to clear fuel queues - OPEC Scribe is visiting Nigeria on Monday The secretary general of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Mahammed Barkindo, will be visiting Nigeria, the minister of state of petroleum Ibe Kachikwu has said. Barkindo will be leading other global oil and gas industry leaders to participate in the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (NIPS). Speaking at a...... read more
Unending fuel scarcity: Kachikwu 'wakes up from slumber', gives NNPC marching order The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, on Thursday directed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to ensure that petrol queues were cleared in Abuja before Sunday. Kachikwu gave the directive at a news conference to intimate journalists on the upcoming international oil and gas conference and exhibition...... read more
Fuel scarcity, high price worsens inflation in January as Osun, Abia, Benue get worse rating The National Bureau of State (NBS) said residents of Osun, Abia and Benue paid the highest average price for purchase of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularly known as petrol in January. The NBS stated this in “Premium Motor Spirit (Petrol) Price Watch for January 2018’’ posted on its website. The bureau...... read more
Passengers escape death as Delta Airline breaks down while on air A tragedy was averted in the early hours of Wednesday when a Delta Airline which took of from the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport developed an engine problem about one hour after take off. The aircraft, an Airbus 330-200 with over 200 passengers onboard was heading to Atlanta, the United States...... read more
Innoson: I’m not afraid of EFCC, GTB conspiracy to destroy me *I believe in due process Chairman of Innoson Group, Chief Dr innocent Chukwuma, says he is unfazed by the concerted efforts to intimidate him, using the courts. Chukwuma, whose company is the first private vehicle manufacturer in Nigeria, said, on Friday, that as a law abiding citizen, he was not afraid of arraignment in the court...... read more
BREAKING: Lagos judge orders arrest, detention of Innoson's boss, Chukwuma It is another set of travails for the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturer (IVM), Chief Innocent Chukwuma, as a Lagos High Court, on Friday, ordered his arrest and detention. The court sitting in the Ikeja and presided ove by Justice Mojisola Dada, gave the order against,...... read more
BREAKING: S’African-born Chinese billionaire buys Los Angeles Times for $500million Billionaire physician and investor Patrick Soon-Shiong who was born in South Africa to Chinese parents agreed on Wednesday to buy the Los Angeles Times, in a move aimed at reviving the fortunes of the newspaper amid recent turmoil. Publishing group Tronc Inc. said it reached a deal to sell the LA Times and San Diego Union-Tribune...... read more
BREAKING: Abuja runway reopens 30 minutes after 'skid scare' The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has reopened  the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. This was made known via their twitter handle where they notified Passengers that situation that led a private jet to skid off runway has been ratified. The full release... read more
BREAKING: Private jet skids off, FAAN shuts down Abuja runway The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has closed the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The runway will be closed for 30 minutes, according to FAAN. “This is to enable the Authority take safety precautions, as a private jet being operated by Nest Oil has just skidded off...... read more
Fuel Scarcity: Senate serves NNPC one week ultimatum The Senate, on Thursday, issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to, within one week, end queues in fuel stations across the country. The resolution followed the unanimous adoption of an interim report of the joint committee on Petroleum Resources over the lingering...... read more
Lagos Governor moves to clamp down on NURTW Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has threatened to ban the activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the state if the union's leaders fail to stop the violent activities of their members.  At the end of the security council meeting in Lagos, the state government ordered the...... read more
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