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Ex-PDP chair warns Ndigbo may join Ipob and fight for Biafra an Igbo president is not elected in 2023


FORMER Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman Dr Okwesilieze Nwodo has warned that Ndigbo may join forces with Nnamdi Kanu and fight for the creation of an independent Biafran republic if Nigeria does not elect an Igbo president come 2023.



Virgin Atlantic flights between London and Lagos face threat as airline files for bankruptcy

FLIGHTS between Nigeria and the UK could be affected by the absence of one of the major airlines plying the busy London-to-Lagos route after one of the operators Virgin Atlantic filed for bankruptcy as a result of losses incurred due to the coronavirus lockdown.



UK lists Nigeria as a country to be avoided except for essential travel due to Covid-19 risk

BRITAIN has published new travel guidelines for its citizens in which it has listed Nigeria as one of the countries to be avoided except for essential travel at the moment due to the high risk of exposure to the Covid-19 virus.



Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers claims monarch arrested for kidnapping was not its member

TRADITIONAL rulers in Imo State have disassociated themselves from the so-called monarch of Obor autonomous community in Oguta Local Government Area His Royal Highness Eze Andrew Okuegbunauwa who was recently arrested for kidnapping.



Onyekuru eyes a return to the English Premier league as he resumes training with Monaco


SUPER Eagles winger Henry Onyekuru has resumed training with his French clubside Monaco full of confidence that a good season will result in him moving to the English Premier League either with Everton who once signed him or another club.



10 questions I would like to put to Rotimi Amaechi on this rail project and the Chinese loan deal

Ayo Akinfe

(1) You borrowed $8bn from the Chinese to fund this project. How much is the total amount Nigeria will be repaying?

(2) What are your contingency plans if for some reason Nigeria defaults on a payment?

(3) How many defaults need to be made before China activates its asset seizure plan?

(4) Who will run these railway lines when the project is completed? Chinese franchise companies or the Nigerian Railway Corporation?


Oil companies put major investment projects in Nigeria on hold in response to depressed market

SEVERAL major oil and gas projects in Nigeria may suffer further delays as multinational companies operating in the country suffered major financial losses as a result of the economic shutdown brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.



Nigerian Governors Forum to meet with Buhari over deteriorating security situation

NIGERIAN state governors plan to hold a face-to-face meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari and military service chiefs to address the deteriorating security situation in the country following the recent attack on the convoy of Borno State's Governor Babagana Zulum.



Air Peace sacks 70 pilots and cuts staff wages by as much as 40% in response to Covid-19 losses

NIGERIAN domestic airline Air Peace has sacked about 70 of its pilots and implemented  pay cuts of as much as 40% in response to the losses it has incurred as a result of the coronavirus lockdown.



Buhari orders NDDC to pay the school fees and allowances of its stranded London students this week

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has given the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) one week to pay the school fees and allowances of its scholars stranded in the UK who are now living like destitutes.




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