INAC 2019: Biggest art, craft expo begins in Abuja

… Offers free skill acquisition/medicals for Nigerians The much awaited International Art and Crafts Expo(INAC) holding at the FCT Exhibition Pavilion will light up Abuja on November 20th and will last till 24th. The director-general, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe assures on a special outing with the provision of free BMI, free eye testing/glasses, free dental services, free skill acquisition and Waste to Wealth initiative. According to the NCAC chief who is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring a successful outing, this year’s INAC has been…

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Sheraton Lagos Hotel unveils an eclectic November for everyone

Sheraton Lagos Hotel has announced that for the month of November, there is something exciting for everyone. The general manager, Mr. Barry Curran stated that: “Our teams have organized great deals for everyone looking for relaxing and engaging experiences with friends and families. The hotel will kick things off on the 19th of November, by celebrating with all men who dine with us at the Pumpkin Leaf & Italian Restaurant as we mark International Men’s Day. Every man who dines with us will get a free beer. The 28th of…

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Stanbic IBTC provides succour for limbless children through Together4ALimb Initiative

Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a member of Standard Bank Group, has continued its quest to provide succour for children living without limbs through its Together4ALimb initiative. The scheme, now in its fifth year, is the company’s flagship CSI initiative,through which it provides prosthetic limbs to children from underserved communities suffering from limb loss. On Saturday, November 8, Stanbic IBTC organized the fifth Annual Together4ALimb Walk to draw attention to the plight and challenges faced by children living without limbs. The staff of the organization were joined by members of their…

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SON arraigns alleged importer of 13 containers of substandard cables

A Federal High Court, Lagos has remanded in police custody, a businessman, Ifeanyi Okoli, who allegedly imported 120,000 brands of substandard electric cables in 13 containers. The court presided over by Justice Nicholas Oweibo made the order following Okoli’s arraignment by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) on a three-count charge of conspiracy and importation of substandard goods. Okoli’s sole co-defendant in the suit marked FHC/1/388/2019, is his company, Natures Breeze Ltd. The SON alleged that Okoli, 34, of 5, Igbeyin Adun Street, Shibiri, Lagos, and Natures Breeze of the…

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Nat. Film & video Censor Board’s ED, 18 others enmesh in alleged N2.5b fraud, other infractions

..As some board members petition ICPC The executive director of National Film and Video Censor Board (NFVCB) Alhajj Adebayo Thomas alongside some officials of the Board are currently enmeshed in alleged N2.5 billion fraud and other infractions. Information gathered by this medium revealed that Alhaji Adebayo and the said officials numbering about 18 are currently being question by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offences Commission (ICPC), over alleged fraud and infractions, such as financial recklessness, abuse of ofice and diversion of public fund/property for personal use. ICPC investigation and…

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Court fixes Nov. 21 for hearing of applications on forfeited Kola Aluko’s properties

A Federal High Court, Lagos has fixed November 21, 2019, for hearing of applications filed in respect of temporary forfeited properties, belonging to Mr. Kola Aluko, an ally of the former minister of Petroleum resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke. Justice Mohammed Liman, who presided over the court, gave the date, after Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo, counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) told the court that he is just being served with applications from Aluko’s counsel, Quadri Aderogba and another lawyer, Ammed O Ammed, who told the court that hes…

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INAC 2019 expo: NCAC to host 30 countries in Abuja

All is now set for the 2019 edition of the annual International Arts and Crafts Expo (INAC) slated for 20th to 24th of November in Abuja. This time around, INAC will break new grounds with a record 30 countries participating in the exhibition which is an upgrade from the 23 counties that exhibited last year. While the venue for the event remains the FCT exhibition pavilion, the director-general, National Council for Arts and Culture Otunba Segun Runsewe is upbeat that everything is now in place to stage another showpiece thereby…

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Dana Air airlifts 5.4m passengers in 11 years

Dana Air has announced that it airlifted 5.4 million passengers in the last 11 years of its operations According to a statement by the airline’s media and communications manager, Mr Kingsley Ezenwa, the airline hopes to double the figure by sustaining its operational efficiency, increasing its fleet size, maintaining its record on-time performance, and raising the bar of its excellent service delivery in the coming years. “Having completed a commercial analysis of our loads in the last 11 years and confirmed it to stand at 5.4 million, we have set…

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National Assembly assures AMCON of support in recovery of over N5.4 trillion debt

The House of Representatives Committee Chairman on Banking and Currency, Hon. Victor Nwokolo has assured Nigerians that the 9th National Assembly would take all necessary measures that would support the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) in realizing the huge outstanding debt of over N5.4 trillion owed it by obligors before its sunset. Recall that AMCON with the assistance of the 8th National Assembly successfully amended the AMCON Act, which President Muhammadu Buhari signed into law earlier in the year. The amended Act further provided AMCON with additional powers to…

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