Police arraigns 83 Nigerians for looting Shoprite Stores

The Police in Lagos on Thursday, arraigned eighty-three men who allegedly raided, destroyed and looted the Shoprite outlets in Sangotedo and Surulere, Lagos State.  Those arraigned before Yaba Chief Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, are: Jude Atuanya, Kazeem Kamiru, Reuben Johnson,  Mohammed Abdul waheb and eighty others. They were arraigned on charges bordering on six counts of conspiracy, stealing and wilful and unlawful damage. The offences they all pleaded not guilty to. The prosecutor, Mr. Cyril Ejiofor leading  others from the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCIID), Panti-Yaba, said that the…

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2 welders remanded for stealing from SON’s sealed warehouse

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, ordered the remand of two welders who allegedly broke into a sealed warehouse and stole substandard electric cables confiscated by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON). The two welders, 31 years old Chukwuma Nwodo, of 8 Tobi Close, Mosafejo, Ojo-Alaba, Lagos and Abor Ikechukwu, 21, of 1, Collins Street, Alaba International Market, Lagos. The presiding judge, Justice Nicholas Oweibo, made the remand order following their arraignment by the federal government on a two-count charge of conspiracy, unlawful destruction of SON seal and stealing. The…

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Air Peace warns against scammers in South Africa, says evacuation flight is free

Air Peace has warned against scammers who are allegedly collecting money from Nigerians in South Africa for their evacuation back to the country. The airline insisted that it is offering a free flight to Nigerians who wish to return home and urged them not to pay money to anybody.  The airline gave the warning in reaction to disturbing report that unauthorized people were illegally collecting $1000 from each Nigerian that wanted to take advantage of that flight.  A Nigerian living in South Africa sent mail to the airline requesting to…

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House of Odùduwà unveils Mobile Musuem Sept. 7

The House of Odùduwà has disclosed that the Oduduwa Mobile Musuem Project will be unveiled on 7th September 2019 at the Brazilian Embassy in Lagos. The museum is an initiative which involves the Ọọ̀ni of Ifẹ̀, Oba Adéyẹyè Ẹniìtàn Ògúnwùsì, Ọ̀jájá II, the governments of Brazil and Cuba and over twenty other countries of the world. The whole event will last 60 days (two months) during which a number out of over 1000 awesome artefacts of African origin gathered from different parts of the world will be strategically moved from…

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Trade war impacts air freight demand

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.2 percent in July 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the ninth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes. Air cargo continues to suffer from weak global trade and the intensifying trade dispute between the US and China. Global trade volumes are 1.4 percent lower than a year ago and trade volumes between the US and China have fallen by…

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AU condemns xenophobic attacks in South Africa

The African Union (AU) on Tuesday condemned the current spate of xenophobic attacks in South Africa. In a press statement, AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat condemned in the strongest terms incidents of violence against fellow Africans in South Africa, including incidences of looting and destruction of property. “The AU calls for immediate steps to be taken to protect the lives of people and their property, ensure that all perpetrators are brought to account for their acts, and that justice be done to those who suffered economic and other losses,”…

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