Oba of Benin bags Africa Travel 100 Award, joins Ooni of Ife, others

The organiser of Akwaaba African Travel Market, Mr Ikechi Uko has honoured The Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II with the Africa Travel 100 Global Personalities Award in recognition of his cultural and historical upstanding. The award was presented to him at his palace during the just concluded National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) in Benin City, Edo State. Oba Ewuare II who is the custodian of all Benin Heritage, the Benin Moat and Igue Festival becomes the third monarch to win the award after…

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AMCON MD urges FG to convert Arik as National Carrier

Given the strategic and critical role the aviation sector plays in the development of the economy of any nation, managing director/chief executive officer, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr Ahmed Lawan Kuru has called on the 9th National Assembly to reform the aviation sector, which would help local airline grow and attract many other investors that are denying Nigeria’s huge aviation business opportunity.   Kuru who made the call in Abuja on Monday when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions led by…

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NAFEST 2019: Culture, sports more united than our politics- Oba of Benin

Photo Caption : HRM, Oba Ewuare II, Oba of Benin, DG, NCAC Otunba Runsewe (right) and other dignitaries during the Royal Golf Tourney in NAFEST 2019 held in Benin City. His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, Oba of Benin kingdom has observed that while culture and sports have been unifying forces in Nigeria, the story unfortunately has not been the same for politics. The first class monarch was speaking at the Benin Golf Course during the Royal Golf Tourney forming part of activities lined up at the 2019 edition of…

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Police arraigns cleric over alleged N10m fraud

A cleric, Mr. Chukwu Sunday Christopher, who is also the Chairman of the Ebonyi State Mining Association, was today arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, on a two count-charge of obtaining the sum of N10 million under false pretence. While arraigning the accused today, police counsel from State Criminal  Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) Panti, Yaba, Lagos, Mr Anota Oluseye told the trial judge, Justice Muslim Hassan that the Police has a two counts charge before the court and pleaded with the court that the charge be read. In…

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Ethiopian Airlines begins passenger flight to Bengaluru, India

Ethiopian Airlines has launched a passenger flight to Bengaluru, India on 27 October 2019. The capital of the Indian state of Karnataka, Bengaluru is dubbed ‘Silicon Vall and serves as the center of technology and innovation. Commenting on the launch of the service, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked , “ Ethiopian Airlines is a significant player in connecting India and Africa and beyond. The new four weekly flights will connect the important ICT hub city of Bengaluru to the ever expanding Ethiopian network in addition to…

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NAMA to begin installation of VSAT station, VHF radio systems at Akanu Ibiam Airport

Photo Caption: NAMA Director of Operations, Matthew Lawrence Pwajok (left) presents a souvenir to Rtd Air Marshal Adeola Amosu at the just concluded NATCA AGM in Kano, while NATCA President, Yomi Agoro (middle) looks on. Following the successful installation of the VSAT (very small aperture terminal) station at the Jos airport and the integration of the VHF (very high frequency) into the network in the North East corridor, the Nigerian airspace Management Agency (NAMA) will this week commence the installation of another VSAT station and VHF radio systems at the…

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Police arraigns India/Canada citizen, Nigerian accomplice over alleged N100, 075m fraud

A Nigerian, Olakunle Bello Shola and an India/Canada citizen, Santosh Singh, were today, arraigned before a Federal High Court, over alleged fraud of N100, 075, million. Lakunle 31 and Santosh 43, were arraigned before the court presided over by Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo, by the men of police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU) Ikoyi, Lagos.    Arraigning the defendants before the court, the prosecutor, Mr. Sylvester Azuibuike, told the court that the defendants and one Vivek Bansal, now at large, with an intent to defraud, fraudulently obtained the sum of N100, 075…

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