FG Takes New Decision On Flights
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has placed a 72-hour suspension on outbound Emirates flights from Nigeria.
According to the circular, the airline has been airlifting passengers from Nigeria using rapid antigen tests conducted by laboratories not approved by regulatory authorities.
Bandits ready to listen, believe Sheik Gumi than govt –Lai Mohammed
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Friday, said there was nothing unusual for renowned Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Abubakar Mahmoud Gumi to act as a bridge between the government and bandits terrorising Zamfara State.
Mohammed spoke while featuring on TVC’s ‘This Morning’ show monitored by The PUNCH.
When asked on Friday whether the visits by the cleric was under some special covers, Mohammed said, “When you want to resolve an issue like this, you use lots of back channels.
“Again, it is not unusual for a respected cleric to have the confidence of (approaching) outlaws or bandits. As a matter of fact, they are probably ready to listen to him more than they are ready to listen to the government. They are probably ready to believe him more.
COVID-19: Why President, VP, governors will be vaccinated first – Minister
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said that the decision to have the President, Vice President, and Governors as the first set of people to take the Covid-19 vaccine is to puncture the conspiracy theories going around about safety of vaccines.
Mohammed also said that the government owes it as a point of duty to do a lot of enlightenment campaigns to neutralise the effect of the conspiracies and remove fears from the mind of the people.
I Will Offer My Full Support For Youths To Grow In Politics- Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday reassured Nigerian youths that he will offer his full support to see them grow in politics, and other endeavours, admitting the crucial role of young people in the development of the country.
‘‘While I will be looking forward to a more robust engagement with young people across the country, I wish to emphasize to you all that in me, you have a major supporter,” Buhari said during a virtual meeting with youths of the All Progressive Congress (APC) held at the State House, Abuja.
“I will offer you my full support to grow in politics, public service, entertainment, entrepreneurship and many other sectors because I know that the future we envisage as a country cannot happen without our youths".
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