7 former employees of Nigerian Airways die in one week while waiting for their pension

7 former employees of Nigerian Airways die in one week while waiting for their pension

At least seven former workers of the defunct Nigeria Airways died in the last one week while awaiting their severance package from the Federal Government.

Chairman, Elders Forum of the defunct Nigeria Airways, Mr. Godwin Jibodu, said the pensioners died in abject poverty despite having served the nation well.  He listed names of the deceased persons as Capt. Asuquo, Capt. Akintaju, Capt. Tunde Akinyosade, Capt. Sam Ohioma, and Mr. K. C.  Amah while Mr. T. Bellgam and Mr. Ebenezer Akinbode were down with stroke.

According to him, one of the ex-workers, Capt. Charles Ntanyi, has been missing since August after boarding a commercial bus at night in the Ogba area of Lagos.  The Federal Government had earlier this year approved N45bn for the payment of gratuities and other retirement benefits of former employees of defunct airline, out of N78bn owed the workers.                                                                             Continue reading


Trump resumes Twitter attacks on Comey and ‘Crooked Hillary’

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President Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday morning in order to denounce former FBI Director James Comey and take an apparent swipe at his own Justice Department.

Trump was reacting to the release of FBI documents that seem to confirm that Comey, whom Trump controversially fired in May, began drafting a statement about the outcome of the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server months before any conclusion was reached.

“Wow, FBI confirms report that James Comey drafted letter exonerating Crooked Hillary Clinton long before investigation was complete,” Trump tweeted. “Many people not interviewed, including Clinton herself. Comey stated under oath that he didn’t do this-obviously a fix? Where is Justice Dept?”

“As it has turned out, James Comey lied and leaked and totally protected Hillary Clinton. He was the best thing that ever happened to her!” he later added.

In a release titled “Drafts of Director Comey’s July 5, 2016 Statement Regarding Email Server,” the FBI posted an email Comey sent to colleagues May 2, 2016. The body of that email has been redacted, but two weeks later, on May 16, 2016, Comey’s chief of staff forwarded it to several more people asking them to “please send me any comments on this statement” for “discussion with the Director at a later date.”                                                Continue reading



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SARS Officers Who Sexually Harassed Woman, Accusing Her Of Being A “Yahoo Girl”, Arrested

A young Nigerian girl who was reportedly harassed by some police officers might just get the justice she deserve following the arrest of the officers in Ilorin.

Four Special Anti-Robbery Squad members who’d reportedly harassed the Nigerian lady with the name, Kachi Anifela Zion have been arrested according to the Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Lawan Ado.                                                        Continue reading

Atiku Abubakar’s son remanded for contempt of court order over custody battle with his Ex-wife


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A Magistrate Court sitting in the Tinubu area of Lagos on Wednesday remanded Aminu Abubakar, the son of a former Vice President, Abubakar Atiku in the transit cell for disobeying a court order.

Magistrate Kikelomo Ayeye ordered the remand for an alleged disobedience of a court order directing him to produce his son, seven-year-old Amir Atiku in court today (Wednesday).

Following the proceedings in a case brought by Aminu Atiku’s estranged wife, Ms. Bolori, the court had made the order for the emergency evacuation and protection of the child pending the hearing of the case today.

At the case hearing,  Aminu’s lawyer informed the magistrate that the parties were making plans to settle the matter out of court. But the counsel to his estranged wife, Ethel Okoh, denied knowledge of an out-of-court settlement.                                        Continue reading

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa

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Olaudah Equiano was born in 1745 in Eboe, in what is now Nigeria. When he was about eleven, Equiano was kidnapped and sold to slave traders headed to the West Indies. Though he spent a brief period in the state of Virginia, much of Equiano’s time in slavery was spent serving the captains of slave ships and British navy vessels. One of his masters, Henry Pascal, the captain of a British trading vessel, gave Equiano the name Gustavas Vassa, which he used throughout his life, though he published his autobiography under his African name.                                               Continue reading

Minister of Petroleum, Kachikwu’s Abuja House Catches Fire

The private residence of Ibe Kachikwu, minster of state for petroleum resources, caught fire on Sunday evening, The Cable understands.

The house is located in Asokoro, Abuja.

The fire started in his bedroom as a result of a suspected electrical fault to the air

conditioners, sources in the know said.
“Kachikwu was not at home when it happened, but thankfully the fire service reacted quickly and put out the fire before things could go out of hand,”

The minister has been in the news recently over his letter to President Muhammadu Buhari in which he complained about insubordination and humiliation by Maikanti Baru, the group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)