EFCC arraign Ecobank, staff for defrauding Army General of $60,000, N9.2m 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), today, arraigned Ecobank Nigeria Plc and one of its employees, Mr Anieka Udoh before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for allegedly defrauding a Major-General in the Nigerian Army, of the sum of $60,000. The victim of the alleged fraud is Major-General Mohammed Umoru. Ecobank and its employee were slammed with on a five count-charge of Advance Fee  Fraud and other fraud related offence,  popularly called 419. The defendants were arraigned before Justice Saliu Saidu. The EFCC in the charged marked FHC/L/55c/19, alleged that…

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Int’l Women’s Day: Overland Airways calls for increased women participation in aviation industry

In commemoration of the International Women’s Day and to support ICAO’s Young Aviation Professionals Programme, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Overland Airways Limited, Mrs. Aanu Benson,  has called for increased women participation in the aviation industry. Mrs. Benson notes that the industry is fast expanding and over the next decade there would be critical need for pilots, air traffic controllers, engineers and other skilled professionals and women must play a significant role in ensuring that these needs are effectively met. “It is not accidental that the theme for this year’s International…

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Group condemns Police release of arrested thugs in Akwa Ibom

..Alleges deployment of soldiers to rig elections A Civil Society Organization (CSO), the Elections Transparency Group (ETG) has condemned the roles of Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of elections in Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Ibrahim Kaoje in the release of over 160 suspected political thugs allegedly brought to the State from Edo State. The group, which also decried the invasion of the State by soldiers,alleging that soldiers from the 13th Brigade in Calabar, Cross River State were already being moved to Akwa Ibom State in about twenty trucks with…

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Int’l Women’s Day: Dana Air supports entrepreneurs, women in media initiative

Photo Caption: Ace broadcaster Sola Schullzz Mogaji of Classic FM Lagos, MD Women Radio WFM Mrs Toun Okewale Sonaiya and Lola Oladimeji Head of Station Silverbird Abuja and lead team Women in Media In celebration of the International Women’s Day 2019, Dana Air has supported the Women in Media Development initiative 2019 and Women Entrepreneur Fair, scheduled to hold on the 29th and 30th of March at the Justice Idris Kutigi Conference Centre in Minna Niger State. The Women Entrepreneur Fair (WEF), an initiative of the Airmingle Media Ltd is…

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Air freight makes weak start to 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased 1.8 percent in January 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This was the worst performance in the last three years. Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), rose by 4.0percent  year-on-year in January 2019. This was the eleventh month in a row that capacity growth outstripped demand growth. Demand for air cargo continues to face significant headwinds. Global economic activity and consumer…

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Interswitch to reward excellence in STEM with InterswitchSPAK 2.0

Interswitch Group, a leading Nigerian Pan-African digital payment and commerce solutions company, is once again set to reward excellence in STEM subjects among secondary school students in the second edition of the InterswitchSPAK National Science competition.  The competition, which is targeted at SS 2 students aged between 14 and 17 years, is a CSR initiative of the company. This announcement was made at a press briefing held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in Lagos. The competition which is focused on driving increased interest in the study of Science, Technology, Engineering,…

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EFCC seeks finally forfeiture of N426.7m in Army General’s account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has asked a Federal High Court, Lagos, for the final forfeiture of the total sum of N426.704,820.88, linked to one Brigadier-General John Onimisi Ozigi, to the federal government of Nigeria, for been proceeds of unlawful act. The said sum was said to be hidden in a company, Diamond Head Ventures and Development Company Limited’s accounts with numbers 1010399694 and 4010007344, domiciled in Zenith Bank Plc and Polaris Bank respectively. It would be recalled that the court presided over by Justice Sule Hassan, had…

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