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Today's Headlines: Buhari Confirms Fikpo As Employment Chief, An Aircraft Made An Emergency Landing


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mallam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo as the substantive Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), a statement from the Presidency said on Tuesday.

Before his appointment, Mallam Fikpo held the position in an acting capacity. The statement, signed by spokesman Garba Shehu, also said the President had approved the appointment of Comrade Issa Aremu as the Director of the National Institute for Labour Studies (NILS).


A Max Air aircraft reportedly with the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado- Bayero, among its passenger, made an emergency landing 10 minutes after taking-off from the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA), Daily Trust reports.

It was gathered that the aircraft with the number VM1645 which was slated for take-off 1:30pm had a 30 minutes delay and was only about 10minutes in the air when it reportedly began to swerve until it made a detour.

It was initially thought that the incident was caused by an engine failure, but sources including a passenger on board, attributed it to a bird strike.


Grammy award-winning singer, Burna Boy has insisted on not being a Nigerian artiste noting that he does not make money from the country.

Burna Boy has now been short of controversies ever since he came on board and chances that he’ll stop is not feasible.

The talented singer in a new post on Twitter stated that he is only living in Nigeria because the country remains is home adding that it’s just for cruise.


By Muhammadu Buhari, President, Federal

Republic of Nigeria. Today, leaders from across Africa meet in Paris to discuss plans to recover from the impact of a common enemy – COVID-19. But for African nations from across the Sahel region and beyond, the issues are inseparable from the fight against another common enemy which is terrorism. And like the war against the Coronavirus, it is one we are fully united with France in our strong determination to overcome.



Members of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) from various states in the country on Tuesday stormed the National Assembly Complex in Abuja to seek legislative backing that will enhance their operations in the country.

The group who mobilised its members in large number to participate in a one-day Public Hearing on the Bills for an Act to establish the Nigeria Hunters Council of Nigeria, a Bill to establish Nigeria Peace Corps and others by the Senate Committee on Interior.

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