Author: Justice Pascal Nweke

Barrister Allen Onyema, Chairman of Air Peace, has expressed deep appreciation for the Nigerian military’s dedication to preserving the nation’s unity and defending against external threats. Onyema conveyed his commendation during the Nigerian Defence Academy’s 33rd Convocation Ceremony, where he received a Doctor of Management Science Degree. Praise for the Nigerian Military Onyema commended the Nigerian military as one of the world’s finest. He praised their unwavering commitment to the country’s security, even in the face of numerous challenges. He encouraged the academy’s recent graduates to utilize their newfound skills and knowledge to contribute to Nigeria’s defense and development. “They…

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MD Helicopters (MDH), a prominent aircraft manufacturer, has inked a significant contract with the Nigerian federal government to provide 12 MD 530F Cayuse Warrior Plus attack helicopters. These aircraft will be instrumental in bolstering Nigeria’s security efforts, as stated in a press release shared with PREMIUM TIMES. Boosting Security Capabilities: The contract signing ceremony took place in Nigeria, where MD Helicopters (MDH) finalized the deal with the Nigerian federal government. These state-of-the-art helicopters, known as the MD 530F Cayuse Warrior Plus Scout/Attack helicopters, will be deployed by the Nigerian Army Aviation to address the nation’s security challenges effectively. Government’s Commitment: This acquisition…

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In the wake of escalating inflationary pressures and economic challenges, the manufacturing sector in Nigeria witnessed a substantial 45.4% year-on-year surge in unsold finished products during the first half of 2023 (H1’23). This surge, as reported by the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), is attributed to a weakened purchasing power of consumers coupled with other economic factors. The report read: “The inventory of unsold finished products in the manufacturing sector saw a significant increase to N271.96 billion during the first half of 2023, as compared to N187.08 billion recorded in the corresponding period of 2022. This indicates a substantial rise…

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Afenifere Urges Obasanjo to Apologize to Oyo Obas The pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, has voiced its concern regarding the incident in Iseyin, Oyo State, on September 15, where former President Olusegun Obasanjo publicly reprimanded traditional rulers, instructing them to “stand and sit down.” This incident drew widespread criticism from the Yoruba community, with many accusing Obasanjo of disrespecting the traditional institution and cultural heritage. Afenifere addressed this issue for the first time in a communique issued during its monthly meeting at the residence of its retired leader, Reuben Fasoranti, in Akure, Ondo State. The organization unequivocally condemned Obasanjo’s behavior and…

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How Arsenal Could Secure Osimhen Amid Napoli Rift – Campbell In a surprising twist, former Arsenal star Kevin Campbell has thrown his weight behind the Gunners’ pursuit of Napoli attacker Victor Osimhen, who finds himself embroiled in a recent dispute with his current club. Arsenal’s hunt for a new striker ahead of the January transfer window has been making headlines, with Ivan Toney from Brentford emerging as a prime target. However, Campbell believes that if Arsenal can exercise some patience, they might just secure Osimhen’s signature at the end of the season. According to Campbell, “The price tag on Osimhen…

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Ganduje Criticizes Kwankwaso’s Presidential Ambitions “APC’s National Chairman Dr. Ganduje Welcomes Senator Jika, Criticizes Kwankwaso’s Presidential Ambitions” In a significant political development at the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, the National Chairman of the ruling party, extended a warm welcome to Senator Haliru Jika, Bauchi State’s New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) gubernatorial candidate in the 2023 election, as he formally returned to the APC. During this event, Dr. Ganduje did not mince words in his critique of Musa Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the NNPP. Ganduje, a prominent figure in the APC,…

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Minister of Works Dave Umahi has sent a clear message to contractors involved in road projects nationwide, cautioning against substandard work. Speaking at a meeting with contractors responsible for federal roads in Abuja, Umahi asserted that subpar construction practices were no longer acceptable. Umahi expressed his concern over the durability of roads currently under construction, stating that many of them might not last more than seven years. He criticized contractors for compromising the quality of materials used in road construction, highlighting the disparities between construction practices in Nigeria and other countries. Addressing expatriate contractors, Umahi remarked, “This cannot happen in…

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In a surprising turn of events, old tweets from the late singer Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as MohBad, have emerged, recounting a harrowing incident where members of the Marlian Music squad allegedly attacked him. These tweets resurfaced just hours after former label boss Afeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley, released a statement vehemently denying any involvement in or knowledge of the assault on MohBad. Naira Marley’s statement, issued on Tuesday evening, categorically stated, “I would like to clearly state that I have never fought or attacked MohBad. For the avoidance of doubt, I have never instructed anyone—friends, known associates,…

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