NEWS: Confusion, irregularities greet 2015 UTME, as exams begin Monday, FG Begins Clampdown on Erring Private Jet Owners

FG Begins Clampdown on Erring Private Jet Owners

The Federal government is set to clampdown on all owners of foreign registered, privately operated aircraft in the country who have failed to regularize their documentation in conformity with their operational status.

This was made known in a statement signed by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) General Manager, Public Affairs of the Authority, Fan Ndubuoke.

He said the airlines which did not regularize their operations would face severe sanctions from the regulatory authority.

He also said  sanctions would include grounding of operations, revocation of licence and outright seizure of aircraft forthwith and therefore warned that all private operators who have been issued with NCAA’s Flight Operations Clearance Certificate (FOCC) and Maintenance Clearance Certificate (MCC) in line with Nig.CARs 8.2.1.9.

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EFCC arraigns captain, 22 others for oil bunkering

On Wednesday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission apprehended 20 men including a Captain Daniel Lebile before a Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly dealing in petroleum products without lawful authority.

The accused persons include  Ala Ibanibo, Wole Ajayi, Adesunloye Fani-Kayode, Michael Mgbanwa, Segun Ekundemi, Johnson Mashebinu, Ndidi Benjamin, Bright Nwaezuoke, Blessing Omoviye, Kayode Ireti, Chuks Isiwepkweni, Friday Nchikpa, Peter Bayo, Ubom Amos, Zuopamo Embiowei, Olabamerun Owolemi, Adams Husseini, Ebisingha Timmy and Godwin Oputeh.

They were arraigned before Justice Ibrahim Buba on three counts in relation to the offence alongside their vessel, MV Long Island

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Regular use of Paracetamol causes heart attack

According to a recent study published on Monday in the journal  Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, it has being discovered that the regular and indiscriminate use of painkillers such as Paracetamol has lead to rising cases of heart attacks, stroke and early death.

The study added: “Given its high usage and availability, a systematic review of Paracetamol’s efficacy and tolerability in individual conditions is warranted.”

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Confusion, irregularities greet 2015 UTME, as exams begin  Monday

Candidates of the 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME which is billed to commence on Monday, March 9 have being thrown into a state of confusion as they have been experiencing difficulties in accessing the website of JAMB to print examination slips without a success.

Candidates have also been subjected to pay extra charges of N100 to check their examination centers at JAMB office. Just as they also alleged to have paid N700 to register for the exams earlier.

While JAMB stated that examination commences on 9th March, many candidates, however complained of being confused about the different examination dates in their slips.

According to JAMB, the will commence on Monday and will run for 10 days, leaving candidates to jostle for the 800,000 admission slots in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions.

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