Illegal firearms: Suspects’ appearance in court surfers set back over #End SARS protest

The continued trial of defendants who were standing trial over illegal importation of firearms into the country, before Justice Ayokunle Faji of a Lagos Federal High Court, today, was hindered due to non production of the suspects, owing to ongoing end SARS protest. The defendants in the alleged illegal firearms importation are: a Retired Custom Officer, Muhmud Hassan, his company, Hassan Muhmud Trading Company, Saliu Abudulahi Danjuma; Donatus Ezebunwa The defendants were charge before the court on a nine-count charge of conspiracy, illegal importation of 661 pump action rifles; offering…

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IATA welcomes US military report on low risk of catching COVID-19 onboard an aircraft

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the release of the results of testing by the United States Transportation Command (US Transcom) confirming the low risk of COVID-19 transmission onboard an aircraft. The US Transcom testing, which was conducted in August, found that “the overall exposure risk from aerosolized pathogens, like coronavirus, is very low” on the types of airline aircraft typically contracted to move Department of Defense (DOD) personnel and their families, US Transcom stated. More than 300 aerosol releases, simulating a passenger infected with COVID-19, were performed…

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USAID, Ethiopian Airlines partner to source food from local farmers for in-flight meals

Ethiopian Airlines and the United States have announced a new partnership agreement that will enable the nation’s flagship carrier to source locally grown produce and ingredients for preparing in-flight meals for global passengers. Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam and U.S. Ambassador, Michael Raynor signed a memorandum of understanding in which the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide Ethiopian farmers and food producers technical assistance and access to financing in order to ensure they are able to meet the airlines’ standards of quality and volume to serve…

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Alleged N125b fraud: Keystone Bank furnishes Court with documents used by Atuche, Ojo

Keystone Bank Plc, today, furnished Justice Ayikunle Faji, of a Lagos Federal High Court, with the minutes of 38 Board of Director General Meeting held on July 2008, at Victoria Island, Lagos, in compliance to the subpoena issued by the court, in the trial of alleged N125 billion fraud trial of Mr. Francis Atuche and Charles Ojo, who were former managing directors of the defunct, Bank PHB and Spring Bank Plc. Justice Faji had issued a subpoena directing Keystone Bank Plc, to produce the document, at the last hearing of…

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2020 NAFEST: Gov Lalong, Gwong Gwon Jos assure FG of landmark outing

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong and the chairman, Plateau state council of traditional rulers and Emirs, Da Jacob Buba Gyang, have assured the federal and states governments that the National Festival of Arts Culture ( NAFEST) slated for Jos, next month will be a reference touch bearer in organisation, and showcasing of the best of the Plateau nation. The Governor and the Gwong Gwon Jos who spoke at different occasions during the courtesy visits of the NAFEST technical team led by Otunba Segun Runsewe, director general National Council for Arts…

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