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‘Osinbajo’s Visit To MMA Not Connected With Sacking Of Aviation Chiefs’

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The Federal Ministry of Aviation has denied media reports that last week’s visit by Acting President Yemi Osinbanjo to the Murtala Mohammed International Airport caused the sacking of some directors in the aviation agencies.

A statement by the ministry’s Deputy Director, Publicity and Press, James Odaudu, explained that Osinbajo’s visit was to inspect the facilities at the airport.

He said the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, accompanied Osinbajo on the visit.

Odaudu said: “It must be made clear that the link between the two events has no basis, as the reorganisation in the agencies was part of an ongoing process to reposition them to properly and adequately carry out their regulatory mandates.”

He condemned the media report, which linked the acting president’s visit with the reorganisation at the agencies.

He stated that the Federal Government placed aviation on its top priority list that needed to be reorganised and repositioned to contribute more to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Odaudu stressed that the repositioning was also important to develop the sector as a sub-regional hub for air transportation

He said it was an error of judgment to attribute the reorganisation to Osinbajo’s visit

“Practitioners in the media industry are therefore advised to always crosscheck their information before going to press, to avoid unnecessary controversies and misinformation to the public,” the statement reads.

It would be recalled that all the directors of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) were last Friday sacked by the Federal Government. Two of them have, however, be recalled.

Source: Guardian

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When there is life, there is hope” – Simi comforts Nigerians

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When there is life, there is hope” – Simi comforts Nigerians

As expected, many Nigerians especially the youths are dejected and in utter despair with the unraveling of events in the country, however, Simi has advised not to lose hope.

The singer and mother of one who noted that she had to take a break from it all, disclosed that she switched off her phone, handed her daughter over to her mother and went on to record in order to maintain sanity and has advised others to do whatever works for them.

Simi who admitted to being clueless as to how the process of legislation works in this country as many others are, has advised everyone to bring whatever they have to the table; lawyers, tech people, etc., and those who know better to come forward to speak and disseminate information so that everyone can be well informed.

The ‘No Longer Beneficial’ crooner also stated that we need access to our reps and senators; their phone numbers, email addresses, etc., should be made known so that constituent members can reach them and prevail on them to truly represent their interests there.

Simi advised that though it doesn’t look like it right now, there are gains to this awakening and Nigeria will prevail.

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Some Nigerians Think I Am Weak – Buhari

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Some Nigerians Think I Am Weak - Buhari

President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari slammed some Nigerians yesterday for taking his swift response in disbanding the Special Anti-robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police as weakness.

Stating this during his National address on Thursday evening, October 22, 2020, Buhari said sadly, the promptness with which he acted seemed to have been termed as a sign of weakness.

Read his statement below;

“As a democratic government, we listened to, and carefully evaluated the five-point demands of the protesters. And, having accepted them, we immediately scrapped SARS, and put measures in place to address the other demands of our youth.

On approving the termination of SARS, I already made it clear that it was in line with our commitment to the implementation of extensive Police reforms.

Sadly, the promptness with which we have acted seemed to have been misconstrued as a sign of weakness and twisted by some for their selfish unpatriotic interests”.

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Ojora indigenes stop hoodlums from vandalizing their King’s palace (Video)

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Ojora indigenes stop hoodlums from vandalizing their King’s palace (Video)

The moment the youths of Ijora community of Lagos state prevented hoodlums from invading and destroying the palace of the Ojora of Ijora, Oba Fatai Oyeyinka has gone viral.

Residents of the community were seen blocking the palace and refusing the hoodlums entrance into the royal house which they said has been in existence for years.

Here is the video below;

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