Olam to host webinar on boosting local wheat production

Olam, a leading food and agribusiness conglomerate, is set to hold its inaugural webinar series, the Olam Green Land Webinar Series, themed “Deepening the wheat farming development programme in Nigeria through innovation, increasing investments and collaborations.” The webinar series, which will hold on March 26, 2021, will be headlined by award-winning scientist, Dr Filippo Maria Bassi, a senior scientist at the International Centre for the Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) based in Morocco, where he leads the durum wheat breeding team to deliver varieties adapted to dryland agriculture. Dr…

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Court sentences 31 year-old graduate to 2 years imprisonment for exporting Indian Hemp

A 31 year-old graduate of Imo State University, Ilomuanya Jennifer Eberechukwu, was today, convicted and sentenced to two years Imprisonment, for Exporting 2.220 kilogrammes of cannabis sativa, also known as Indian Hemp, by a Lagos Federal High Court. Justice Chuka Austine Obiozor, who presided over the count, gave the graduate of Guardiance and Counseling, the jail-term after she pleaded guilty to one count charge of unlawful export of the banned weed, levelled against her by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). Justice Obiozor however, gave the convict an option…

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AIB-N cedes Air Peace incident investigation to NCAA, says initial findings reveals burst tyre during taxing

The Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria, AIB-N, has ceded the investigation into the Air Peace Boeing 737-300 aircraft with nationality and registration marks 5N-BUQ which occurred at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos on Monday, March 8, 2021 to Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA. A statement signed by the general manager public affairs of AIB-N, Mr Tunji Oketunbi said the initial findings made by the Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria (AIB-N) following a download of the aircraft Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) revealed that the aircraft experienced…

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Greater Lagos tourism economy: Gov Sanwo-Olu to redefine the parameters

By Frank Meke It is not in doubt that Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwuolu has uncanny ways of getting his economic messages across to all Stakeholders in the business of moving Lagos forward. Driven by passion and enthusiasm, the listening Governor of Lagos State, will stake it big and high with the organised tourism practitioners and investors March 25th at Eko hotel in lagos. Weeks in and out, the very restless and ” gentle giant” pushing the dream of lagos State beyond measure, through massive support to the Ministry of…

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Ethiopian Airlines delivers COVID-19 Vaccines to African countries

Ethiopian Airlines said it has operated COVID-19 vaccine delivery flights from Mumbai to Addis Ababa and from Beijing to Brazzaville. Ethiopian transported the first batch of coronavirus vaccines from Mumbai to Addis Ababa on 06 March 2021. The airline continued to play its prominent role in the vaccine distribution and transported the vaccines from Beijing to Brazzaville via Addis Ababa on 10 March 2021. Commenting on the operation of the vaccine delivery flights, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines remarked, “We are glad that we have launched the delivery…

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