It is time for the Cross River State government to cash in on its unique location as the gateway to east and central Africa

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Cally Air , the state-own airline should be boosted into Nigeria's main domestic operator

[2] Cally Air's headquarters should be in Calabar, designated as the country's avviation hub but it will also have an office in Obudu, where there will be a landing strip specifically built to cater for tourists and visitors to the Obudu Cattle Ranch


Ipob demand that Nnamdi Kanu be transferred to Kuje Prison from DSS detention centre

INDIGENOUS People of Biafra (Ipob) leader Nnamdi Kanu has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to transfer him to Kuje Correctional Centre from the Department of State Services (DSS) facility where he is currently being held.



EFCC launches new whistleblowing app that enables graft to be reported anonymously

NIGERIA'S Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has launched a new whistleblowing app named Eagle Eye which will enable those reporting cases of graft to do so anonymously.



House of Reps to amend National Health Act so gunshot wound victims can get free treatment

NIGERIA's House of Representatives is working on amending the National Health Act to enable hospitals offer free treatment for gunshot wounds as part of a comprehensive healthcare programme.



Nigerian Army accuses ESN gunmen of killing two of its soldiers in Enugu State

NIGERIAN Army commanders have accused gunmen suspected of being members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) of killing two soldiers in Adani community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State.



UK high commissioner establishes Servicom committee to improve service delivery

NIGERIA'S new high commissioner to the UK Ambassador Sarafa Ishola has stepped up his plans to address the chronic problem of the late delivery of travel documents at the London mission by establishing a Servicom committee to remove bottlenecks.



Supreme Court grants Rivers State request restraining federal government from ceding 17 oil wells to Imo

NIGERIA'S Supreme Court has restrained the federal government and its agencies from ceding 17 oil wells to Imo State after the Rivers State government successfully challenged the handing over of the facilities located in Akri and Mgbede communities.



Lagos State plans to turn coconut trade into a sector that generates over $850m a year

LAGOS State government is seeking private sector support to boost the revenue it generates from the coconut industry to N350bn ($850.8m) annually from the current N76bn raised primarily through the export of primary produce.



Nigeria generates over $16m from the issuance of mining licences between 2019 and 2021

NIGERIA'S mining industry has generated N6.9bn ($16.7m) between 2019 and the first half of this year as the government policy of issuing licences to private prospectors is yielding dividend and raising revenue for the treasury.




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