NCAA presents Air Transport Licence to Nigeria Air

The Nigerian Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has presented Air Transport Licence, ATL, to Nigeria Air. The ATL was received by interim management of Nigeria Air in Abuja on Monday. Speaking during the presentation, the Director General of NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu said ATL was a prerequisite for the airline to acquire Air Operation Certificate (AOC) to start operation. According to him, NCAA works and supports all operators currently existing and aspiring in the industry to get necessary documents after meeting all the requirements. “ This ATL has gone through…

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Availability, access to credit penetration relatively low in Nigeria -CRC Credit boss, Popoola

Photo Caption: L-R: President of FIBOP, Mr Charles Onwuatogwu, Managing director of CRC Credit Bureau Limited, Mr Ahmed Tunde Popoola and Mrs Peggy Chukwuma- Nwosu of CRC Credit Bureau Limited at the event in Lagos The Managing director of CRC Credit Bureau Limited, Mr Ahmed Tunde Popoola, has stated that the availability and ease of access to credit represented by the level of credit penetration is relatively low in Nigeria and underscores the challenge of access to credit. Popoola observed that to stimulate economic growth, reduce poverty and engender prosperity,…

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Massacre of Catholic Christian worshipers in Owo crossed the red line

By Primus Igboaka Owo Catholic Church Massacre revealed the hypocrisy of the political ruling class in the North. Why the complacency in what we all could collectively either minimize the violence by fanatics Boko Haram now framed and disguised as ‘Herdsmen and Unknown Gun Men?” . Walking up to do my routine meditation and putting some notes on paper less I forget them; the statement by PDP presidential candidate in 2023 election season attracted most my attention. In fact, I was not surprised. Atiku was quoted in a statement that…

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$47m Debt: Court dismisses ShopRite’s application to fischarge order stopping exit from Nigeria

Justice Ambrose Lewis-Allagoa of a Lagos Federal High Court, dismissed an application filed by the promoters of the largest retailing store in Nigeria, Shoprite Checker (PYT), to discharge an Exparte order, stopping it from relocating out of Nigeria over alleged $47 million USD debt. Justice Lewis-Allagoa dismissed application to discharge the Exparte Orders, today, while delivering ruling in an application filed by the ShopRite. Justice Mohammed Liman, (now sitting at another jurisdisction of the court) had on August 17, 2020, while granting an Exparte application filed and argued by Prof.…

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Interswitch, other industry stakeholders explore guture of payments, fraud

The Nigerian payments ecosystem has undergone impressive evolution over the years; transitioning from a cash-based system to electronic payment systems that have deepened financial inclusion and spurred the country’s economic growth. Inarguably, there remains a lot of ground to cover, but one cannot ignore the progress that has been recorded over the past two decades. Given the introduction of electronic payment systems, businesses have found newer ways to sell to consumers, while consumers, on the other hand, can purchase goods and services from the comfort of their homes or other…

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NDLEA arraigns Brazil returnee for smuggling 13. 2 kilograms of Cocaine

A Nigerian based in Brazil, Akudirinwa Hilary Uchenna, was today, arraigned before a Lagos Federal High Court, by the men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for allegedly brought to Nigeria, 13. 2 kilograms of Cocaine from Brazil. The 52 years old, Uchenna, according to the prosecutor, Juliana Imaobong Iroabuchi, was arrested with the banned substance, on April 9, 2022, during the inward clearance of passengers on Qatar Airways from Brazil to Nigeria at the D – Arrival Hall of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja. The prosecutor…

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NCPC boss, Rev. Pam condemns Owo killings, commiserate with Gov Akeredolu

The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission, Rev Dr Yakubu Pam has condemned the killings of Catholic faithful at Saint Francis Catholic Church , Owo, Ondo state on Sunday, 5th June, 2022. In a statement released in Abuja this Sunday by the Head Media and Public Relations of the Commission, Celestine Toruka, described the killings of innocent worshippers as cowardly and in human . He explained that the church would not be intimidated by the actions of few disgruntled elements in our society who are bent on destabilizing the peace…

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