Money laundering: Gov. Udom fails to stop NBA president, Usoro’s trial

Justice Rilwan Aikawa of a Federal High Court, Lagos, today, dismissed an application filed by Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa-Ibom state challenging the court’s jurisdiction to entertain the charge slammed on the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Paul Usoro (SAN). Usoro is currently facing a N1.4 billion money laundering charge, filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before the court and in the charge name of Governor Udom’ alongside his commissioners and Account – General of the state were conspicuously mentioned.  Following the…

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Ethiopian Airlines pilot decision to abort first landing at MMIA is industry standard – FAAN MD

The managing director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Capt. Hamisu Yadudu has said that the Wednesday aborted landing of Ethiopian Airlines aircraft Boeing 777-300 aircraft was a normal safety procedure in the global aviation industry. Capt. Yadudu in an interview with aviation journalists at the agency’s headquarters on Wednesday insisted that the decision of the pilot to abort the first landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos was industry standard. FAAN boss said that pilots were encouraged to go for a go-around if the situation called for…

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Lady flees with family over role of traditional priestess

Crisis is said to be brewing in the Gbagura land, an Egbaland of Ogun State over the refusal of one of the indigenes to take over the worship of the traditional deity of the town, the Agbo deity. Trouble in the rustic kingdom started after the demise of the priestess of the Agbo deity. As a tradition of the kingdom, the daughter of the priestess, Adelaja Bukola Funmilayo, a married woman with two children, was expected to take over from the late mother, the priestess. But despite all entreaties and…

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Ethiopian Airlines flight lands safely at Lagos Airport after second landing attempt

The management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has confirmed that an Ethiopian Airline flight ET 901 flying from Addis Ababa to Lagos on Wednesday landed safely at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. FAAN said in a statement that the flight, which tried to land at about 1157hours had earlier mis-approached due to bad weather and immediately went up to position properly for landing. According to the Authority, the aircraft landed safely at exactly 1213hours and parked at gate E63. The Ethiopian flight had departed Lagos for…

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ATQ to recognise top conference centres in West Africa

African Travel Quarterly (Atq) has opened nominations for 2019 Balafon West African Travel and Tourism Awards. As part of the annual travel event Accra Weizo, Atqnews is set to host the 2019 edition of the awards in grand style. In 2017, it hosted the awards for ‘Top 100 Tourism personalities in West Africa’ and at the  2018 edition it hosted the ‘Top 100 Hotels in West Africa’. Beside its annual Balafon award in 2019, atqnews seeks to position in positive light the leading conference centres in West Africa. The winners…

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