Day: September 29, 2021

Buhari condemns Akunyili’s murder, says culprits must face justice

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the gruesome killing of Dr Chike Akunyili, widower of the late Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dora Akunyili. The president made his feelings known in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, on Wednesday …

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Oyo assembly confirms Gov. Makinde’s commissioner-nominees

The Oyo State House of Assembly has confirmed Gov. Seyi Makinde’s 10 Commissioner-nominees. The nominees were confirmed by the lawmakers at the plenary on Wednesday in Ibadan. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that five of the nominees were dropped during a cabinet reshuffle. The returning former commissioners are Mr Seun Fakorede, Mr Adeniyi …

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Independence: Nigerian Govt declares Friday public holiday

The federal government has declared Friday, October 1, a public holiday to mark the nation’s 61st independence anniversary celebration. The permanent secretary of Nigeria’s interior ministry, Shuaib Belgore, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday. The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, congratulated all Nigerians on this year’s celebration of Nigeria’s 61st Independence and assured of …

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IPOB denies involvment in Chike Akunyili’s killing, others in South East

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has distanced themselves from the murder of Chike Akunyili and other killings in the South-East. Late Chike Akunyili was killed Tuesday, September 28, by unknown gunmen at Afor Nkpor in Idemili North local government area of Anambra State, while he was on his way from Onitsha to Umuoji. He …

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Rising maintenance cost drives Nigerian airlines to Ethiopia

People familiar with the matter say Nigerian airlines get foreign exchange from unofficial sources at about N550 per dollar, making it difficult to carry out their scheduled maintenance as at when due Nigerian airlines are seeking cheaper locations to repair and maintain their aircraft as dollar scarcity persists, people with a deep understanding of Nigeria’s …

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Dora Akunyili’s husband, Chike Akunyili shot dead by gunmen

Dr. Chike Akunyili has been killed by gunmen in Anambra on Tuesday. FELLOW PRESS resport that the husband of former head of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), late Dora Akunyili was shot dead while returning from Enugu at the event that honoured his late wife. His son, Obumneme Akunyili, confirmed …

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Oil marketers raise alarm as petrol landing cost hits N278

Oil marketers under the aegis of the Major Oil Marketers Association has hinted subsidy increase as the landing cost of petrol rises to N278. This was occassioned by the rise in price of crude oil in the international market to $80 shortly on Tuesday, making experts to worry that subsidy payments would increase. The international …

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How oil companies failed to remit N2.66tn to Nigerian Govt

The Nigeria Extractive Inductries Transparancy Initiative has disclosed that 77 oil and gas firms are indebted to the tune of N2.66 trillion to the Nigerian Government. The agency added that the indebtedness arose from failure to remit petroleum profit tax, company income tax, education tax, value added tax, withholding tax, royalty and concession on rentals. …

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