ATQ news unveils West African Travel Awards nominees for 6th Accra Weizo

ATQ News has released the list of nominees for the 2020 Balafon Awards to be recognised at the 6th Accra Weizo, the West African tourism and travel fair, scheduled to take place in June. Voting has commenced online on ATQNews.com, while nominations for the ‘Award of the Decade’ should be sent to atqnewsawards@gmail.com promptly. Nominations and voting will close on May 11, 2020. The Balafon Award of excellence has been received by several deserving individuals and corporate bodies in the West Africa. Past winners include the director general of the…

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Alleged N89.5m fraud: New Judge takes over trial of 3 Celestial Church’s leaders

The case file of three members of Celestial Church of Christ (CCC), who standing trial before a Federal High Court, Lagos, has been reassigned to another judge, Justice Nicholas Oweibo. The three persons standing trial on the alleged fraud are: John Rotimi Omotosho (Jorotom), Folashade Ogundipe, Boye Olaniyan and a limited liability company, Folafunmi Integrated Limited, owned by the second defendant, Ogundipe. The defendants were first arraigned before the court presided over by Justice Ayokunle Faji on February 17, 2020, on charge bordering on conspiracy, obtaining under false pretence and…

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DPP arraigns Mortgage Bank MD over alleged N32.6m fraud

Former managing director of the Mortgage PHB Limited, Mr Bayo Adewakun, was today, arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for allegedly defrauded the mortgage firm of the sum of N32, 632, 667.91 million. Adewakun, founder of a consultancy firm, B. Waks Consultant, situated at 72, Queen Street, Alagomeji, Lagos, was alleged to have committed the offence between April 29, 2014 and June 28, 2019, while at the helm of affairs of the mortgage firm. Apart from allegedly defrauding the bank of the said sum, he was also accused of…

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Oil spillage: Court orders CBN to pay Ogoni community N182.7bn from First Bank’s account

A Federal High Court in Abuja has made a garnishee order absolute compelling the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to pay the Ejama Community in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State a total sum of N182.7 billion. The amount is to be deducted from the account of First Bank of Nigeria Limited in the custody of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The amount represents the punitive measures slammed on Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Limited for devastating the community and its environs and ecosystem with oil spillage. The…

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