British Airways cancels all flights to Cairo – Terror Scare

British Airways cancels all flights to Cairo

British Airways has canceled all flights to the Egyptian capital Cairo for a week as a security “precaution”. British Airways Passengers who were about to board a BA flight to the city from London’s Heathrow Airport were told that it was canceled and that there would be no alternative flights for a week. The airline did not specify what the security issue was but a spokesman for Cairo airport told the BBC that the airport had not been notified by BA of any such changes. The flight cancellation comes after the…

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Boko Haram kills Colonel, five soldiers in Borno State

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Boko Haram kills Colonel, five soldiers in Borno State   Boko Haram fighters struck on Maiduguri-Damaturu Road near Jakana community in Borno State, on Wednesday evening, shooting dead a colonel, a captain, four soldiers, and a villager. Several Boko Haram fighters were also killed by the Nigerian soldiers. According to a report by TheNation, the Colonel and his convoy ran into some fleeing insurgents after a heavy gunfire exchange with soldiers at Jakana in an attack that lasted for hours. A military source who spoke on condition of anonymity denied…

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Obasanjo Recounts His Experience In The Ethiopian Airline Aircraft Landing

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An Ethiopian Airline aircraft experienced difficulties while attempting to land at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, but there was no threat to the lives of its over 393 passengers, including former President Olusegun Obasanjo. The former president was returning from a conference in Addis Ababa when the Ethiopian Airlines plane he boarded found it difficult to land at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos due to wind interference and rainfall. Also Read: Obasanjo,392 Others Aboard Ethiopian Airline Escapes Death Speaking in an interview with Premium Times, the former president said he…

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Obasanjo,392 Others Aboard Ethiopian Airline Escapes Death

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and 392 others were yesterday thrown into panic as an Ethiopian Airlines (ET) Boeing 777-300 plane on which they were traveling had landing difficulties during the final approach into the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. The airplane, which arrived during the morning rain, on approaching the runway, suddenly took off much to the discomfort of the packed cabin. An official of the airlines said that the final approach maneuvering was due to the bad weather as the pilot had missed the approach area in an…

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Buhari, Obasanjo, Jonathan, Others Absent at the Presidential Inauguration

President Muhammadu Buhari was absent at Wednesday night dinner organized to celebrate his second term inauguration. Similarly, former leaders were conspicuously missing at the event, which was held at the State House Banquet Hall. Only former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, who also attended the inauguration ceremony at Eagle Square earlier in the day, graced the occasion. Former ex-civilian and military presidents missing were Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, Ibrahim Babangida, Ernest Shobekan and Abdusalami Abubakar. In attendance were service chiefs, Head of Civil Service of the Federation, members of the…

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Peter Mayhew Star Wars actor is dead

British-born actor, Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca the Wookiee, the loyal, furry companion of space buccaneer Han Solo in five of the “Star Wars” movies, is dead. Mayhew died at his North Texas home on Tuesday, according to the family’s statement, on Twitter. No cause of death was given, NAN reports. The lanky performer made his first appearance as the beloved, bleating Chewbacca character in the landmark 1977 sci-fi action-thriller “Star Wars”. He went on to co-star in four more films in the blockbuster series – “The Empire Strikes Back”,…

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NYSC gives update on payment of N30,000 minimum wage to corps members

The Lagos State coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mohammed Momoh, has said the federal government is yet to release a circular ordering the implementation of the newly approved minimum wage for corps members. Former NYSC Director-General, Suleiman Kazaure, had assured that there would be an increase in the payment for corps members in accordance with the increment in national workers’ wage. The federal government in April 2019 had approved the N30,000 minimum wage for workers in the country by signing it into law. But the law is…

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IBARAPA POLYTECHNIC STUDENTS PROTEST NON-ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES TWO YEARS AFTER GRADUATION IN OYO STATE

Scores of graduates of The Ibarapa Polytechnic, Eruwa in Oyo State, on Tuesday, embarked on a peaceful protest over their denial for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme and non-issuance of certificates for them by the institution since they graduated two years ago. The students, who converged inside the school campus, before marching out for the protest, showed their grievances to the management of the institution, saying that it was unfortunate that they were yet to be mobilized for the mandatory one-year national service. The Ibarapa Polytechnic Eruwa was…

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How Nigerian Singer EBlack is changing lives in Cambodia

Nigerian born singer Eunan C. Emenogu aka EBlack who is presently based in Cambodia has reaffirmed that through his Capital E Foundation, he will do everything in his power to better the lives of children and adults in need across the world. Kicking off in Cambodia, EBlack believes it is a matter of time before they get across the world, adding that the passion to make the world a better place has never been higher in him. Speaking on what they plan to achieve with Capital E Foundation, he said;…

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New Zealand Buries Syrian Father, Son Killed In Mosque Attack

Mourners carry the first coffin of the Christchurch mosques massacre victim for the burial at Memorial Park Cemetery during the funeral ceremony in Christchurch / New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern A Syrian refugee and his son who fled the chaos of their homeland only to meet tragedy in New Zealand were buried on Wednesday in the first funerals of those killed in the mosque massacres. Hundreds of mostly Muslim mourners gathered at a cemetery in the southern city of Christchurch to lay to rest Khalid Mustafa and his 15-year-old…

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