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Aero Contractors suspends flight operations; Super Falcons lose on penalties to Morocco in WAFCON semi-finals

ByLinda W. Smith

Jul 19, 2022
  • Aero Contractors suspends flight operations
  • Power supply will drop further, TCN warns Nigerians
  • IG orders Lagos CP to investigate Portable over formation of One Million Boys
  • Super Falcons lose on penalties to Morocco in WAFCON semi-finals
  • Caroline Danjuma emerges as AAC Deputy Governor candidate in Akwa Ibom

In the 36 states of Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory, it is the five great news stories from nigeria you shouldn’t missdo not miss:

Aero Contractors suspends flight operations

Aero Contractors, Nigeria’s oldest airline, has announced the indefinite suspension of passenger flight operations from Wednesday, July 20.

The company said in a statement that the suspension of its operations was due to the impact of the difficult operating environment on its daily operations.

“This decision has been carefully considered and taken due to the fact that most of our aircraft are currently undergoing maintenance, which prevents us from providing a transparent and efficient service to our valued customers.

“We are working to return these aircraft to service in the coming weeks, so that we can continue to provide our passengers with the safe, efficient and reliable services for which Aero Contractors is known, which is the hallmark of Aero Contractors Company. of Nig. Ltd.

“The last few months have been very difficult for the aviation industry and airline operators in particular.

“With the high cost of maintenance, soaring fuel prices, inflation and the scarcity of foreign currency resulting in high exchange rates. These are among the major components of air operations.

“In the meantime, we are working diligently to resume service as soon as possible, and assure our valued customers and stakeholders of our determination that our short absence will not create a major vacuum in the market, as we coordinate with our business partners. to ensure minimum discomfort to ticket holders,” the company said.

Power supply will drop further, TCN warns Nigerians

“The power supply will drop by 50 megawatts on Wednesday,” the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said in a statement on Monday.

The drop is said to be the result of scheduled annual “preventive maintenance” on the line bay of the Lekki transmission substation in Lagos.

During the maintenance period, approximately 50MW will be interrupted affecting the power supply of Phase 1 of Lekki, Oniru, Elegushi, Waterfront, Igbo Efon and Twenty-first Century Estate in Lagos State.

“TCN regrets any inconvenience this may cause to electricity consumers in the affected area,” the statement said.

This announcement follows the promise of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission to provide at least 5,000 MW of electricity to Nigerians from July 1.

According to the commission, everyone is on deck to ensure an increase in electricity production and supply to electricity consumers, adding that all stakeholders, including gas companies, had signed binding contracts for this purpose.

IG orders Lagos CP to investigate Portable over formation of One Million Boys

After popular music star Portable revealed in a trending/viral video that he was one of those instrumental in forming notorious cult band, One Million Boys in Lagos, the headquarters de la Force ordered an investigation into the singer.

In a now deleted video, the singer claimed to have formed the cult group One-Million Boys terrorizing parts of Lagos State.

Responding, Inspector General of Police Usman Baba ordered Lagos Police Commissioner Abiodun Alabi to investigate the indictment and “take necessary legal action”.

Pursuant to the directive, state police said they would investigate Portable about his allegations.

Police spokesman Olumuyiwa Adejobi said the police had pledged to take the necessary legal action pending the outcome of the investigation.

“This directive is premised on the continued effort of the Nigerian police to fish out the stalwarts and sponsors of sectarian groups to decimate their activities and restore sanity to our society,” Adejobi said.

Super Falcons lose on penalties to Morocco in WAFCON semi-finals

Nigeria’s Super Falcons will not lift their tenth WAFCON title after losing 5-4 on penalties to Morocco on Monday in a game that ended 1-1.

The Falcons were reduced to nine women after Halimatu Ayinde and Rasheedat Ajibade were sent off in the second half following clumsy tackles.

A forced own goal from Yasmin Mrabet gave the Falcons the lead in the 62nd minute.

Sanaa Mssoudy fired from close range after the Falcon defense failed to clear their lines for the equalizer.

Ifeoma Onumonu then sent her effort straight at goalkeeper Khadija Er-Rmichi in the ensuing penalty shootout, the only game to miss her kick, to hand the hosts their biggest win in the women’s football.

The defeat makes it the third time that Nigeria will not take part in a WAFCON final since its inception.

Nigeria will face Zambia in a match for third place on Friday while South Africa and Morocco will meet in the final on Saturday for a chance to claim a maiden WAFCON title.

Caroline Danjuma emerges as AAC Deputy Governor candidate in Akwa Ibom

Caroline Danjuma, the Nigerian actress, has been unveiled as the running mate of Iboro Otu, the African Action Congress (AAC) gubernatorial candidate in Akwa Ibom.

In a statement on Monday, the party said Danjuma was chosen as the running mate because of her “exemplary life, love for humanity, leadership ability and commitment to improving communities in Akwa Ibom”.

The reality TV star took to his Instagram page to reveal that now is the time to serve the people of Akwa Ibom and Nigeria in general.

“To serve and honor in loyalty and truth to Akwaibom and Nigeria. So help me God,” she wrote.

Danjuma becomes the fourth Nollywood star to be named a running mate ahead of the 2023 gubernatorial elections.

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