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Just in: World 100 metres champion suspended for two years

World champion sprinter Christian Coleman has been banned from athletics for two years for anti-doping violations, the Athletics Integrity Unit announced on Tuesday. The American, who won the men’s 100 metres at last year’s world championships in Doha, was provisionally suspended for three ‘whereabouts failures’ in June. READ ALSO: WHO chief warns against ‘vaccine nationalism’
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FG okays 1,500 civil servants for SMAT-P training

…500 GL 07-10 Officers for Induction By Dirisu Yakubu A total of 1, 500 civil servants have been selected to participate in the second batch of the Structured Assessment-Based Training Programme, SMAT-P, by the federal government, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan has said. The Head of Service who stated
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Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has donated an operational vehicle to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) for maximum security in all the nooks and crannies of the Ibadan Airport. The Special Adviser on Security, Mr Fatai Owoseni, presented the vehicle to the management of FAAN on behalf of the governor at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, on Wednesday. He said that the present administration in the state placed premium on security of lives and property of all the residents and organisations in the state. Owoseni said that the presentation of the vehicle was a gesture by the present administration to support the FAAN management in its bid to make the airport conducive for its passengers. Mrs Tega Ayenuro, the Ibadan Airport Manager, who received vehicle, appreciated the state government for the donation, noting that the gesture would enhance the security at the airport and its environs. Ayenuro said that Makinde had been supporting FAAN since he assumed office as governor of the state. “On behalf of the Ibadan airport management, we are very grateful to the governor for this donation to enhance security in the airport and the community around the airport,” she said.

FAAN seals airlines airport counters over debts

By Lawani Mikairu The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria , FAAN , Tuesday sealed off some airlines counters at Nnamidi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja over debts owe by the airlines. The General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu who confirmed the development said it was FAAN revenue drive efforts in Abuja airport. Some of
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10 new airports underway— FG

…Says National Carrier tops FG’s Aviation Roadmap for 2021 …As Senator Adeyemi Solicits for Lokoja Airport By Henry Umoru THE Federal Government told the Senate Tuesday that arrangements are in top gear for ten  new Airports in the country as part of moves to boost the Aviation sector. Disclosing this today in Abuja when he
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HOSCON pulls out of ceasefire deal with Niger Delta militants

…Blames decision on FG’s insincerity, neglect of N’Delta … Warns against disregard for militants’ threats By Michael Eboh Leaders of oil-bearing communities, under the aegis of Host Communities of Nigeria, Producing Oil and Gas, HOSCON,Tuesday, said they have pulled out of the ceasefire agreement and peace accord entered into with youths and militants in the
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Nigeria Notes: Politics as a Vocation Nigerian-Style

Nigeria received $26.9bn foreign support in 6 yrs — Minister

Mr Clement Agba, the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, says Nigeria has received $26.94 billion Development Assistance funds from International Donors between 2015 and 2020. Agba made this known on Tuesday in Abuja while briefing House of Representatives Committee on Civil Society and Development Partners on Donor Funds Receipts, Transfers and Disbursement
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