N6.9bn Fraud: I was Investigated for financial crimes  -Obanikoro

A former Minister of State for Defence , Senator Musiliu Obanikoro Tuesday, admitted before a Federal High Court in Lagos, that he was investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for being privy to illicit transfer of funds. Obanikoro made the statement while giving evidence in the criminal trial of immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, facing charges of N6.9 billion fraud.  Fayose was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on October 22, 2018, alongside a company Spotless Investment Limited, on 11 counts.…

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AMCON, ESVARBON deliberate on improved collaboration

Photo Caption: Sir Nweke Umezuruike Chairman, ESVARBON, (standing 6th from right); Mr. Ahmed Kuru, Managing Director, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) holding a copy of the “Green Book”; Mr. Aminu Ismail, Executive Director, AMCON; holding another copy of “Green Book” Mr. Victor Alonge, Board Member, Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON); Dr. Eberechukwu Uneze, Executive Director, AMCON and Mr. Joshua Ikioda, Group Head, Resolution, AMCON and other officials of both agencies in a group photograph at the end of ESVARBON visit to AMCON….in Abuja on Tuesday…

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Art & Craft Village not for sale- Runsewe

The director–general of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe has refuted claims emerging from some quarters that the permanent site of the Council located at Wuse zone 4 in Abuja has been sold. Rather, a massive renovation of the site is being undertaken according to Runsewe. The DG made this known while showing some journalists round in a facility tour of the premises which has been under lock and key for some time now, adding that upon completion of the rehabilitation work currently ongoing, the cultural…

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Zoe Paris Foundation reaches out to less-privileged in Makoko

Zoe Paris Foundation, a registered NGO under the CAC, on Saturday, February 2, 2019 embarked on a free medical and school aid outreach in Makoko, Lagos, Nigeria. The Makoko community, which is said to be one of the biggest slums in Nigeria with no health facility, had cause to celebrate that day courtesy Zoe Paris Foundation. The foundation provided aids in form of free medical checkups, drugs, health talks, mosquito nets and stationeries to the less-privileged community. Ms. Light Jachike, Founder, Zoe Foundation explained that the motivation behind the outreach…

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ANJET tasks govt, others on tourism development

As the year unfolds with uncertainty surrounding revenue generations by the government and tackling unemployment, the Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET), has charged the government at all levels and the organised private sector (OPS) to pay serious attention to tourism development and promotion. The body of organised travel journalists, writers and bloggers, lamented that despite the vast potential and comparative advantage that the country has in tourism that the government has continued to pay lip-service to the sector, not bothering to create the right policies, incentives…

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Improper service stalls hearing of Kashamu’s suit against extradition

The scheduled hearing of a suit filed by the Senator representing Ogun East at the National Assembly, Kashamu Buruji, seeking to restrain security agencies from extraditing him to United State of America (USA) to answer alleged drug charges was stalled at the Federal High Court, Lagos, today, due to improper service by Kashamu’s lawyer on other parties. Kashamu in the suit marked FHC/L/CS/930/18, has asked a Federal High Court, Lagos, to restrained the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Department of State Security (DSS), National Drug Laws…

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NAMA takes delivery of critical spare parts for TRACON

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has taken delivery of another consignment of critical spare parts required for the continuous service and operation of the Total Radar Coverage of Nigeria (TRACON). The consignment which was cleared at the Apapa port in Lagos from Thales Group, in France include MES1 1400A power supply modules, control units and other critical units that would be used by NAMA engineers to effect repairs on any of the nine TRACON installations across the country as may be required to ensure optimal functioning of the system.…

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Dana Air reaffirms commitment to capacity building, professionalism

Photo Caption: L-R Mr Kingsley Ezenwa Media/ Communications Manager of Dana Air, Mrs Magdelene Onyeukwu, Training Manager, Miss Toluwani Aboyomi, winner of the Cabin Crew Contest and Mr Obi Mbanuzuo, Chief Operating Officer of Dana Air during the courtesy visit of the winner and the organizers to Dana Air recently in Lagos.  Dana Air has pledged to continue supporting capacity building initiatives and professionalism in Nigeria’s aviation industry. The airline made this known when the winner and organizers of the first ever cabin crew contest paid a courtesy visit to…

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Ex-workers /pensioners of Nigeria Airways rally support for Buhari’s re-election

Buoyed by the part payment of their entitlements by the federal government, Nigeria Airways Ex-workers/Pensioners are routing for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement by their representatives, Engr. Lookman Animashaun and Mr. Sam Nzene, the Ex-workers and Pensioners said they will roll out the drums at mega rally in Lagos slated for Friday, February 8, 2019 to declare their support for PMB in the presidential election, which is nine days away . A similar rally will be held in Kano next week Tuesday According to the statement,…

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Fraud: EFCC arraigns 3 for alleged conversion of N96.7m

Three persons, Kasumu Shakiru Ademola, Salau Omoniyi Mukaila and Ganiu Oluyede Ishola were on Monday arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for alleged fraudulently conversion of the total sum of N96, 739, 666.86 million. The three defendants were arraigned on eight counts charge bordering on conspiracy, unlawful conversion and fraud alongside a stock broking firm, CSL Stockbrokers. EFCC in a charge marked FHC/L/397c/18, alleged that the three defendants and the stockbroking firm had on or about June 25, 2015, conspired among…

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