Jonathan pays tributes to Yar’Adua 13 years after
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has paid tributes to his late boss, ex-President Umaru Yar’Adua, 13 years after his death.
Jonathan, who was Yar’Adua‘s deputy, described him as a “great and selfless leader.”
In a post shared via his Twitter handle on Friday, he wrote, “On this day thirteen years ago, our nation lost a great and selfless leader, President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua. He was a man of peace, justice and accountability.
United Nigeria Airlines gets IOSA certification
United Nigeria Airlines has successfully scaled the International Air Transport Association’s Operational Safety Audit.
At the presentation of the IOSA certificate to the airline in Lagos on Thursday, the IATA Manager, West and Central Africa, Dr. Samson Fatokun, commended the airline for successfully completing the rigorous audit processes which have made them at par with global airlines in terms of safety standards.
He emphasized that the airline must ensure it sustains the certification, stressing that some airlines who attained it before could not retain it.
BREAKING]: Organ trafficking: UK court sentences Ekweremadu to 10 years imprisonment
The United Kingdom court has sentenced former Deputy Senate President of Nigeria, Ike Ekweremadu, to nine years and eight months in prison for an organ trafficking plot.
The court also sentenced his wife, Beatrice, to four years six months while the medical doctor who acted as a ‘middleman’ in the plot, Dr Obinna Obeta, was sentenced to 10 years and his medical licence was also suspended.
The PUNCH reports in March 2023 that the jury found they criminally conspired to bring a 21-year-old Lagos street trader to London to exploit him for his kidney.
The young man was said to have been falsely presented as Sonia’s cousin in a failed bid to persuade doctors to carry out an £80,000 private procedure at the Royal Free Hospital in London.
UK Tories suffer losses in Sunak's first electoral test
Britain’s ruling Conservatives suffered high-profile losses as results poured in Friday from Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s first major electoral test since he took office last year.
In the depths of the worst cost-of-living crisis in decades, the local council elections held across swathes of England on Thursday illuminated the main parties’ standing ahead of a UK-wide general election expected next year.
Sunak admitted it was not looking good for his Tories.
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