Absence of interpreter stalls trial of 10 Thais, 9 Nigerians sccused of smuggling 32.9kg Of cocaine

The scheduled trial of a vessel, MV Chayaneenaree, 10 Thailand Nationals and nine Nigerians, who were accused of smuggling 32.9 kilograms of Cocaine to the country, before a Lagos Federal High Court, today, was scuttled due to the nonavailability of an interpreter. Those to face trial alongside the vessel of charges of conspiracy unlawful importation and transportation of the said banned substance are; Krilerk Tanakhan; Boonlert Hansoongnern; Jakkarin Booncharoen; Thammarong Put-t-ek; Worrapat Paopinta; Marut Kantaprom; Werapat Somboonying; Urkit Amsri; Panudet Jaisuk and Amrat Thawom. And their Nigerian counterparts are: Samuel…

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Interswitch recommends deeper collaboration to fight e-payment fraud

Photo Caption From L-R: Tomi Ogunlesi, Group Head Brands, Communications and Corporate Responsibility; Oluwayemisi Owonubi, Brand and Communications Manager; Olufemi Davies, Group Head Product & Innovation (Purepay); and Ejike Ngene, Head, Banking Technologies, (Interswitch Systegra) at the 2022 BusinessDay ‘Future of Payments and Fraud’ conference in Lagos Africa’s leading integrated payments and digital commerce company, Interswitch, has highlighted the need for deeper collaboration among players in the digital payment ecosystem to boost the security of data and funds of Nigerians. This was one of the solutions proffered for improved detection…

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Catholic Knight, other arraigned over 2.169kg of Heroin

A knight of Catholic Church, Sir Basil Okafor and his cousin, Edwin Okwuchukwu Izuchukwu, were today docked by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), before a Lagos Federal High Court, on charges bordering on conspiracy, unlawful possession of 2. 169 kilograms of Heroin and pervertion to cause of justice. The Catholic Church knight and his cousin, according to the prosecutor, Mr. Umar Hussaine, were arrested on March 28, 2022, at their residence, 26 Akpomule Street, Isolo-okota Area of Lagos, Lagos State. The prosecutor told the court that the two…

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Nigerians in Diaspora set to storm Lagos for Eko-NAFEST 2022

As lagos prepares for a mega hosting of the 30th edition of National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) also known as the Unity Festival, Nigerians in Diaspora, particularly Lagosians, have called on Governor, Babajide Sanwo-0lu to use the hosting opportunity to draw global attention to the infrastructural development in the city of aquatic splendour. NAFEST, transformed into a global cultural tourism brand under Otunba Segun Runsewe, Nigeria’s culture chief marketer and Director General, National Council for Art and Culture ( NCAC), births in Lagos in November 2022, with Nigeria’s…

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Stanbic IBTC Bank Nigeria PMI Private sector activity growth quickens in April

Marked and accelerated expansions in output and new orders helped drive a pick-up in growth in the Nigerian private sector during April. However, private sector performance was once again impacted by elevated rates of inflation, uncertainty and unfavourable exchange rate movements. Nevertheless, strong demand encouraged firms to add to their inventories and raise their headcounts at an accelerated pace. The headline figure derived from the survey is the Purchasing Managers’ Index™ (PMI®). Readings above 50.0 signal an improvement in business conditions on the previous month, while readings below 50.0 show…

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President Buhari reappoints Goni as Conservator General of the Federation

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reappointment of Alhaji ibrahim Goni ( PHD) for another five years tenure as Conservator General of National Park service, effective may 10, 2022. In a terse statement from the Ministry of Environment, the supervising arm of National Park service, Goni’s return to office headlines the President’s immediate approval. It must be recalled that Alhaji ibrahim Goni, spear headed a refreshing collaboration with sister security agencies, particularly with the military in order to engage and train Park Rangers to confront insurgents and other natural resources…

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