Genocide taking place in Southern Kaduna – CSO

Civil Society Group has categorised the frequency of attacks and killings in Southern part of Kaduna State, and the high rate of deaths from the barbaric onslaughts as “a genocide against the indigenous people of Southern Kaduna requiring global attention,” by civil society group.  “Over 120 people have been killed, thousands displaced and more than 50 houses burnt in the last 10 days,” said Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution (CDNDC) in a statement signed by its Convener, Ariyo-Dare Atoye.  The body noted that: “It appears the killers…

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Sky Tennis Club Ikeja honours NAMA MD as patron

In recognition of his contribution towards the growth and development of the aviation sector in the country, the managing director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) Capt. Fola Akinkuotu was on Friday honoured as patron of the prestigious Sky Tennis Club, Ikeja Lagos.  The event which held at the Tennis Court in Ikeja attracted friends and colleagues of the NAMA boss as well as dignitaries cutting across the various agencies in the aviation industry.  In his remarks at the investiture, the chairman of the club, Capt. Muyiwa Bajomo said…

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Ooni of Ife to host NATOP 2019 AGM

The Nigerian Association of Tour Operators has concluded arrangements to hold their 2019 AGM in Ile Ife, Osun State in the South West of Nigeria. The AGM will be hosted by His Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II. the Ooni of Ife.  This was revealed when the President of the Association, Hajia Bilikisu Abdul led Executive Members of NATOP on a courtesy visit to the Palace of the Ooni. The Ooni of Ife thanked them and promised to showcase the huge tourism assets of Ife the source of Yoruba…

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Again, Court adjourns hearing of criminal charge against Ex-NIA DG, wife

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, further adjourned a criminal charge against former director general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb. Ayo Oke and his wife Folashade, over $205 million crime concealment.  The defendants are charged before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on counts of Money Laundering, fraud, concealment of crime proceeds, and criminal breech of trust.  The case which was earlier scheduled for arraignment of the defendants, was today, further adjourned to a date that will be communicated to parties, as the court did…

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N6.9bn Fraud: Court admits dead man’s statement in Fayose’s trial

A Federal High Court in Lagos today, admitted and marked as exhibit J, the extra judicial statement of a dead man, Justin Erukaa, in the ongoing trial of immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose facing charges of N6.9 billion fraud.  Fayose is being tried before Justice Cecilia Mojisola Olatoregun’s court by The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) . The former governor was first arraigned before the court on October 22, 2018, alongside a company Spotless Investment Limited, on 11 counts. He had pleaded not guilty to the…

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Aviation stakeholders call for local content law to preserve sector for benefits of Nigerians

Stakeholders in the country’s aviation industry have stressed the need for the local content law in Nigeria to be applied fully in regulatory operations of travel agents in order to preserve the sector for the benefits of the citizens. The stakeholders who were at the March quarterly breakfast meeting of the Aviation Round Table at Golf View Hotel in Lagos with the theme: Nigerian travel agencies, challenges and regulations urged the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) as the regulatory agency for air travel business in Nigeria to go beyond the…

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NDLEA arraigns man for attempt to export hard drug to Indonesia

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) has arraigned a 30 year old Nigerian, Nwobodo Victor Friday, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, over an attempt to illegally export 1.580 kilogrammes of Methamphetamine, a ban psychotropic substance to Indonesia. Friday, according to the charge marked FHC/82c/19, was arrested  February 6, 2019 at Gate “C” of the departure Hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, during the outward clearance of passengers on Emirates Airlines Flight to Jakarta , Indonesia via Dubai, with the said banned drug. The defendant was…

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AMCON outsourced 6,000 accounts to AMPs worth N740billion – Kuru

Photo Caption Managing Director/CEO, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr. Ahmed Lawan Kuru (left); Principal Partner, Lexavir Partners, Mr. Francis Chuka Agbu, SAN and Mr. Aliyu Kalgo, AMCON’s Group Head, Enforcements at the AMCON/AMP Interactive Session at Rockview Hotels, Abuja Managing director/CEO, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr. Ahmed Lawan Kuru, hinted that AMCON may disengage Asset Management Partners (AMPs) that cannot cope with the speed and enormous challenges of debt recovery expected by the corporation. He also promised that the corporation may assign more accounts to AMPs…

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