Is Arik slipping into oblivion?

Government is at a crossroads on what to do with Arik Air, having injected N1.5 billion since it took over the carrier. It’s time to take far reaching decision on the airline’s future, writes WOLE SHADARE   Arik on life support For those who don’t know, Arik Air is currently dying a slow death and here are some of the signs. The airline has just five aircraft from the over 29 it acquired when it made a debut 10 years ago. It purportedly came with a difference with state-of-the-art aircraft,…

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Senate halts NDLEA, AGF from extraditing Kashamu to US

Senator Buruji Kashamu (PDP, Ogun East) received reprieve yesterday over move by the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and other security agencies to extradite him to United States of America on alleged drug offences. The embattled lawmaker received this reprieve when the Senate directed NDLEA and other interested parties to stop further actions in that respect until all court process concerning the matter was resolved. The Chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Senator Samuel Anyanwu (PDP Imo East), who presented the report of the Committee on…

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Nigerian player, Musa, wife ‘mutually part ways

How family members failed to save marriage   More revelations have emerged on the divorce scandal that has rocked Super Eagles striker Ahmed Musa as family sources revealed that the Leicester City forward and his estranged wife, Jamila, mutually parted ways following irreconciliable differences. Reports suggested the idea of divorce was entirely that of the Nigerian international but a close friend of the player reliably told our correspondent that it was a decision reached by the two parties after efforts to reconcile them utterly failed. The source confirmed that Musa’s…

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Seven herdsmen bag life imprisonment

Falae: I didn’t suffer in vain We are studying judgement –Counsel Herders kill mother of seven, other in Benue   An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure yesterday sentenced seven herdsmen to life imprisonment for kidnapping Chief Olu Falae, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF). The seven convicted persons are Abubakar Auta, Bello Jannu, Umaru Ibarahim, Masahudu Muhammed, Idris Lawal, Abdulkadir Umar and Babawuro Kato. Falae was kidnapped on September 21, 2015 when the herdsmen allegedly invaded his farm in Ilado in Akure North Local…

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N1.1bn fraud: EFCC re-arraigns Arisekola’s son, deceased MD

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday re-arraigned the son of late Abdulazeez Arisekola Alao, an Ibadan based business mogul, Abdullahi Alao and the deceased Managing Director of Majope Investment, Opeyemi Ajuyah, before an Ikeja High Court over fuel subsidy fraud and forgery. Abdullahi Alao and his company, Axe Energy Ltd, Ajuyah and Olanrewaju Olalusi were arraigned by the EFCC on an eight-count charge of fraudulently obtaining subsidy payments amounting to N1.1 billion. Ajuyah, who was facing charges alongside the other defendants in the N1.1 billion fraud, died in…

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