BA flight heading to Abuja loses engine mid-air

…Returns to Heathrow A British Airways flight heading to Abuja from London on Tuesday returned to Heathrow Airport after the plane lost one of its engines mid-air. The airline confirmed that BA 083 flight returned to Heathrow and was met by the emergency services as a precaution measure after what it called “a minor technical issue.” In a mail sent to THISDAY, the airline said, “For your information, the aircraft experienced a minor technical issue and our pilots elected to return to Heathrow. In terms of the emergency services meeting…

Read More

Fire outbreak at FIRS HQ in Abuja

There has been a fire incident at the headquarters of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in Abuja. According to a statement issued by Wahab Gbadamosi, spokesman of the agency, on Monday, the fire outbreak happened on Saturday. It was said to have affected the store, where old files are kept, located at the annex building of the service. ”There was a fire incident at the store, by Federal Inland Revenue Service, (FIRS), canteen located at Annex (1) office of the Service headquarters, No 15 Sokode Crescent, Wuse Zone 5,…

Read More

Report: Gunmen in military uniform abduct nine persons in Abuja

Reports just in are indicating that unknown gunmen have abducted nine persons in Pegi, a community in Kuje Area Council, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The attackers were said to have ambushed their victims around 8 p.m. on Monday, while they were returning home. The gunmen, who were said to have dressed in military fatigues, reportedly shot and injured one person before taking away nine others. The Chairman of Pegi Community Development Association, Mr Taiwo Aderibigbe, said the attackers also shot at two vehicles including the driver of a pick-up van…

Read More

MTN office attacked in Abuja, as mob light bonfires at Shoprite outlet

The MTN office located in Karu, a suburb of Abuja, has been vandalised by some Nigerians protesting against the xenophobic attacks on fellow citizens in South Africa. There was also pandemonium at Shoprite, Lugbe, along airport road, Abuja, as police fired teargas canister to stop a mob from setting the shopping mall on fire, reports online news portal, TheCable.

Read More

MTN office attacked in Abuja, as mob light bonfires at Shoprite outlet

The MTN office located in Karu, a suburb of Abuja, has been vandalised by some Nigerians protesting against the xenophobic attacks on fellow citizens in South Africa. There was also pandemonium at Shoprite, Lugbe, along airport road, Abuja, as police fired teargas canister to stop a mob from setting the shopping mall on fire, reports online news portal, TheCable.

Read More

MTN office attacked in Abuja, as mob light bonfires at Shoprite outlet

The MTN office located in Karu, a suburb of Abuja, has been vandalised by some Nigerians protesting against the xenophobic attacks on fellow citizens in South Africa. There was also pandemonium at Shoprite, Lugbe, along airport road, Abuja, as police fired teargas canister to stop a mob from setting the shopping mall on fire, reports online news portal, TheCable.

Read More

Report: Sowore flown to Abuja

Sahara Reporters is reporting that their publisher, Omoyele Sowore has been moved to Abuja. The online news portal broke the news on Sunday morning in a “flash” post on their site. Sowore was arrested in the early hours of Saturday, by armed security operatives, believed to be from the Department of State Services (DSS). The activist had been making claims of leading a “revolution” against “bad governance”, which was to kick off on Monday. However, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Adamu, had on Saturday described as “treasonable felony…

Read More

SWAN commends FG over Abiola Stadium, expects changes

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) commends President Muhammadu Buhari for naming the National Stadium, Abuja after our late Patron and Africa Pillar of Sports, Moshood Abiola, the presumed winner of the 1993 Presidential Election. The honour on MKO Abiola is well deserved in view of his holistic contributions to sports development, in a way that encouraged the growth of administrators, participators and sports media, in Nigeria and the entire Africa. Abiola was a great Patron of SWAN, who on several occasions, rescued sports Associations and national sports teams;…

Read More

Atiku dissociates self from posters in circulation

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has distanced himself from the posters in circulation in Abuja, Nigerians federal capital. Billboards and posters of the former vice president with the inscription: “The PUKKA, H. E. Atiku Abubakar, GCON: The Real and The Right”, flooded some streets of the nation’s capital. But Atiku’s media adviser, Paul Ibe, in a statement said Atiku has nothing to do with the poster. “We disassociate the former vice president of Nigeria from the said posters in circulation,” the statement read.…

Read More

Wizkid thrills Abuja revellers in sold-out concert

Afropop sensation, Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid pulled a show stopping sold-out show in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that thousands of Abuja residents thronged out in their numbers to see the show tagged ‘Wizkid Live In Concert’ held on Sunday night. The event, held at Transcorp Hilton and organised by Play Network, caused a traffic gridlock at the Wuse area as revellers turned out in thousands to watch the ‘Ojuelegba’ crooner perform. In his electrifying performance, Wizkid took the crowd on a memory ride,…

Read More