Posted By: Olusegun Koiki

One of the British air­lines flying into Ni­geria from London, Virgin Atlantic Airways, yesterday denied alleged plan to quit the Lagos-Lon­don route.

Marketing and Com­munications Manager, Mrs. Kudirat Scott-Igbene, while confirming the sack of about 20 Nigeria-based crew of the airline, said the step was necessary in order to sustain its flight opera­tions on the route.

Scott-Igbene, in a terse e-mail to our correspondent, however, assured that the airline was not planning to quit the route it com­menced about 14 years ago.

Sunday Mirror had yes­terday reported that the giant British carrier was planning to stop flight op­erations following the sack of its Nigerian crew about three weeks ago without any severance package re­gardless of their length of service with the airline. Read More →

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Posted By: AYO ESAN

Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode was sworn-in as the Governor of Lagos State on May 29, 2015 to take over from the former Governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) whose performance in office has been adjudged as the best among his peers in the country.AMBODE

However what is causing concern in the minds of Lagosians especially the opposition parties in the state is that after two months in office, Governor Ambode has not been able to form his cabinet and they believe that this is already slowing down the activities of the government.

Many had expected that Ambode would hit the ground running immediately he is sworn-in but surprisingly apart from the appointment of Mr. Tunji Bello as the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, no other appointments have been made either as advisers or commissioners. Read More →

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… sends full list of 36 ministers to NASS this week

After accepting the Ahmed Joda-led Transition Committee recommendations of a “small government” which entails pruning the number of ministers from 42 to 19‎, President Muhammadu Buhari may appoint 12 senior ministers from the North.Buhari.

Sunday Mirror also gathered that most of the service chiefs and some other top security chiefs will also come from the North.

The President is expected to implement key recommendations of the report, especially those proposing lean cabinet structure as a way of cutting recurrent expenditure and freeing up funds for capital projects.

According to a source, the committee recommended only 19 senior ministers and 17 (junior) ministers of state totaling 36 in line with constitutional provision of one minister per state.

Top on the list of the ministries to be manned by Northern politicians and technocrats include education, defence, FCT, finance, Justice, police affairs, foreign affairs and the newly-created ministry of energy amongst others. Read More →

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