Med-view Airline on Tuesday completed airlift of 1,168 pilgrims from Borno State to Saudi Arabia.
The airline’s Head of Engineering and Chairman of the 2015 Hajj operations, Engr. Lukman Animashaun,said in Maiduguri that airline had completed airlift of the 1,168 pilgrims that were allocated to them by the Borno State government.
He added that domestic operation of the airline from Abuja and Lagos to Maiduguri would continue.
“Because of yearnings of the people in the state and the governor, we have increased our flights to six per week but will not operate on Saturday,” Animashaun said.
He said the airline was the first to commence operation on the route after the Maiduguri international airport was reopened.
“Our major selling point is on-time departure and we satisfy our customers. When you come on board; you see our meals and the way we serve and we are improving daily’’, he said.
BREAKING: ASUU meeting with FG end in deadlock, strike to continue
The meeting between the federal government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Tuesday ended without an agreement.
As a result of this, the six-month-old strike embarked on by public university lecturers is set to continue.
The lecturers met with the Professor Nimi Briggs Committee at the National University Commission (NUC) in Abuja with high hopes of resolving the impasse.
A senior member of ASUU said that members of the Briggs renegotiation committee didn’t come with any new offer on the table.
According to him, the committee pleaded with the lecturers to suspend the ongoing strike, with promises that their concerns will be included in the 2023 budget.
The meeting started at about 12pm and lasted for about three hours.
ASUU has been on strike since February 14.
Suspected thugs destroy Tinubu’s Emilokan billboard in Lagos (PHOTO)
Some persons suspected to be political thugs have vandalized a billboard of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, in Lagos.
The billboard located on the close to the third mainland bridge was destroyed on Tuesday morning.
The action sparked tension online as some APC members have accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
EFCC recovers another 1.4bn naira for NHIS
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recovered an additional sum of one billion, four hundred million naira (N1.4 Billion) for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
In a statement via its official Twitter handle, the money, according to the commission, was part of the funds which some commercial banks ‘fraudulently’ refused to transmit to the Treasury Single Account, TSA, since 2015.
The statement further said the money had been released to the NHIS since August 5, 2022.
It also revealed that the Commission had in similar fashion on February 10, 2022, released a sum of N1.5bn to the scheme.
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