One Vessel, 10 Thais, 9 Nigerians docked for alleged smuggling 32.9kg of Cocaine

A vessel, MV Chayaneenaree, 10 Thailand Nationals and nine Nigerians, were today, arraigned before a Lagos Federal High Court, for alleged illegal importation of 32.9 kilograms of Cocaine, by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The Thais arraigned alongside the vessel were: Krilerk Tanakhan; Boonlert Haansoongnern; Jakkarin Booncharoen; Thammarong Put-t-ek; Worrapat Paopinta; Marut Kantaprom; Werapat Somboonying; Urkit Amsri; Panudet Jaisuk and Amrat Thawom. While the nine Nigerians were: Samuel Messiah; Ishaya Maisamari; Ilesanmi Ayo Abbey; Osabeye Stephen; Gbenga Ogunfadeke; Kayode Buletiri; Rilwan Omotosho Liasu; Saidi Sule Alani and Jamiu…

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AON calls for immediate cancellation of multiple designations given to Qatar, Ethiopian Airlines into Nigeria

…. Says airlines lost over $60m to bird strike, ₦20billion to flight delays, cancellations in 2021 The Airline Operators of Nigeria, AON , has strongly objected to the multiple designation given to Qatar Airways and Ethiopian Airlines into Nigeria, calling for their immediate cancellations. Speaking during a well attended press conference by the Airline Operators in Lagos on Wednesday, Mr Allen Onyema, the Vice President of AON, who speak on behalf of the association stated that the the operations of Qatar and Ethiopian Airlines in Nigeria is tantamount to domestic…

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NDLEA impounded over 3000kg of drugs from Lagos Airport in 2021

Seized 460kg of Tramadol at MMIA last Week The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it intercepted over 3000 kilogrammes of different types of drugs at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos in 2021. The agency disclosed that it also intercepted 460 kilogrammes of Tramadol at the same airport alone last week. This was disclosed by the Commandant, NDLEA Murtala Muhammed Airport Commandant, Mr. Usman Ali when the UK Minister for Africa, Vicky Ford visited and inspected facilities at the Command yesterday. Ali said that the NDLEA has…

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UK Minister for Africa, Vicky Ford, calls for more investment partnerships in Nigeria, visits e-mobility centre producing electric vehicles

Reiterates UK’s commitment to transition to green manufacturing in Africa Photo Caption: L-R: UK’s Deputy High Commission in Lagos, Ben Llewellyn-Jones; Chief Financial Officer, MAX, Guy-Bertrand Njoya; UK’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing CB; CEO and CO-Founder, MAX, Adetayo Bamiduro, UK’s Minister for Africa, Vicky Ford; and the Chief Growth Officer and Co-Founder MAX, Chinedu Azodoh, during the UK Minister’s visit to MAX office, today in Lagos. United Kingdom Minister for Africa, Vicky Ford visited Nigerian e-mobility platform and an electric vehicle assembler, MAX, to highlight the UK’s commitment…

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Runsewe pledges stronger cultural ties with Bulgaria

The Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe (OON) has pledged stronger ties with the Bulgarian Government in the area of marketing their rich cultural heritage. The Director General made this pledge in his office when he hosted the Ambassador Extraordinary of the Republic of Bulgaria, Yanko V. Yordanor in his office. Runsewe who doubles as the president of the World Crafts Council, African Region said he was glad to receive His Excellency, Ambassador Yanko adding that the Republic of Bulgaria has a very rich cultural…

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NIHOTOUR’s Naijafood to Partner Abuja Jabamah for Bleisure Event

The Bleisure Event organised by Abuja Jabamah will be supported by the best chefs from the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism, NIHOTOUR. The Director General of NIHOTOUR Turaki Nura Kangiwa said this in his office in Abuja when he received the organiser of Jabamah, Ambassador Ikechi Uko. Turaki Kangiwa said that the coming together of Abuja Jabamah, Wonders of Nigeria Expo and the Naijafood by NIHOTOUR is a great opportunity to showcase authentic Nigerian food and promote the gastronomic component of tourism. NIHOTOUR launched a gastronomy event last year…

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Runsewe, NUJ broker peace between Monarch, Journalists Estate Residents, Arepo

Director General National Council for Arts and Culture,(NCAC) Otunba Segun Runsewe alongside President of Nigeria Union of Journalists, Chris Isiguzo and Chairman NUJ Lagos Council, Adeleye Ajayi, on Wednesday initiated peace moves between Olu of Arepo in Ogun State, Oba Solomon Atanda Oyebi and residents of Journalists Estate Phase One. Runsewe who led the peace delegation to the Palace of Oba Oyebi urged the monarch as representative of Ogun State government and custodian of security in his domain, to ensure lives of all residents in Arepo are safe and secured…

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Astute Public Relations practitioner bows out of FAAN

One incontrovertible fact in life is: whatever has a beginning must have an end. About three and a half decades ago, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu started a journey at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and it has gradually come to an end today, Friday, February 25, 2022. As it is evident today, she has made a mark in the aviation industry as a public relations practitioner guru saddled with the responsibility of presenting the organisation she has served over the years in good image in the eyes of its…

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Embraer signs services agreement with Air Peace for E-Jets E2s fleet

Embraer announced today, during the Maintennce Repairs and Overhaul, MRO Middle East, in Dubai, that it has signed a comprehensive long-term services agreement with Air Peace, Nigeria and West Africa’s largest airline, to support the airline’s E195-E2 and ERJ fleet. The contract includes access to the Pool Program, which includes component exchanges and repair services for hundreds of reparable items for Air Peace’s Embraer aircraft, and the installation of the Ahead-Pro (Aircraft Health Analysis and Diagnosis – PROgnosis) in the airline’s E195-E2 fleet. This service agreement with Embraer is important…

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Traditional ruler of Mmahu community in Imo dismisses links in killing of 7 persons

.. Explains genesis of the cult crisis The traditional ruler of Mmahu Autonomous Community in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State, HRH Eze Augustine Ikechukwu Iwuogu has dismissed a media report linking him to the killing of seven persons in the community. Eze Iwuogu in a press statement made available to the media stated that the recent media reports on the spurious allegations against his person by one Mr. Okoro Camelius and Engr. Tony Okanne, linking him to the unfortunate and condemnable killing of seven persons on the 9th…

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