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NCAA To Commence Registration Of Aviation Fuel Marketers

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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) said on Sunday that it would begin the registration of marketers of aviation fuel to check the alleged supply of adulterated Jet-A1 to airlines.

According to a statement from the NCAA Director-General, Capt. Muhtar Usman, the move was to regularize the supply of Jet-A1 by oil marketers to the airlines.

“This action is connected with the recent controversy and cross allegations concerning the Jet-A1 supply and usage by the airline operators.

“In view of this allegation, NCAA has signed all the necessary modalities and prerequisites in readiness for the exercise that will commence in earnest.

“It is expected that the existing aviation fuel suppliers that are still willing to supply will register and regularise their operations with the NCAA.

“The the new entrants will file fresh applications with the same requirements,” the statement said.

It charged the relevant departments and NCAA officials to quickly meet with the marketers and all the stakeholders on the development.

It said the meeting was to sensitise them on the guidelines and requirements for the registration.

“To register as an aviation fuel supplier, an application should be written and addressed to the office of the NCAA director-general.

“The application shall be signed by the lead promoter or chief operating/executive officer of the company and the airports/terminals where it intends to operate.

“The application must include the names and full addresses of their technical partners with copies of relevant agreements.

“The evidence of certification or licence duly issued by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) should be attached.

“After fulfilling the requirements, the applicant shall be required to obtain technical/quality approval from the Directorate of Airworthiness Standards.

“The applicant is also to attach a copy of the approval/attestation of adequate fire cover/protection from the Directorate of Airspace and Aerodrome Standards of the NCAA,” it said.

The statement said that the applicants should show evidence of space allocation in each airport of operation by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria.

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Nigeria Ranks Third On Global Terrorism Index Despite Drop In Deaths – Report

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Nigeria Ranks Third On Global Terrorism Index Despite Drop In Deaths – Report

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Nigeria has been ranked as the third most terrorized country in the world according to a 2020 report by the Global Terrorism Index (GTI).

The report which was released on Wednesday, ranked Nigeria third only behind war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Iraq.

According to the GTI report, Nigeria witnessed an increase in Boko Haram attacks in the period under review, witnessing her worst terrorist attack in 2019 in northeastern Borno State, where at least 70 people were killed and 10 others wounded when insurgents attacked at a funeral.

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“Over the past year, Boko Haram increased attacks on military targets, with deaths rising from 26 in 2018 to 148 in 2019,” the report said.

However, the report recognized that terror-related incidents in the country fell by 27% in the same period due to a significant reduction in violence attributed to killer herdsmen.

“This reduction occurred despite a small increase in deaths attributed to Boko Haram, which has been the most active terrorist group in the country over the past decade. Deaths from terrorism in Nigeria are now 83 percent lower than at
their peak in 2014.”

 

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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