Alleged N322m fraud: Absence of witness stalls Senator Nwaoboshi’s trial

The scheduled continuation of trial of the Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District of Delta State, Mr. Peter Nwaoboshi, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, could not go on today, due to the absence of prosecution witness. Nwaoboshi was charged with an alleged fraud of N322m by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He is standing trial before the court on the alleged fraud alongside his two companies: Suiming Electricals Limited and Golden Touch Construction Project Limited. They were charged before the count on charges of conspiracy and money laundering.…

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SAHCO re-strategies at 2020 management retreat

The Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC (SAHCO) PLC has re-strategised at its 2020 management retreat with the theme: ‘A New Dawn: Reaching For The Heights’ held at the Green Legacy Resort, Abeokuta, Ogun State. The 3-day retreat which is a culture of the SAHCO Management team to withdraw at the beginning of the year with the sole purpose of strategizing, planing for the year and to also proffer solutions to challenges that are faced by the organization by ensuring that all the Executive and Middle Level Managers from all the…

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Delta commits $1 billion to become first carbon neutral airline globally

Starting March 1, 2020, Delta Air Lines is committing $1 billion over the next 10 years on its journey to mitigate all emissions from its global business, going forward. The airline will invest in driving innovation, advancing clean air travel technologies, accelerating the reduction of carbon emissions and waste, and establishing new projects to mitigate the balance of emissions. “There is no substitute for the power that travel has to connect people, which our world needs today more than ever before. As we connect customers around the globe, it is…

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Olam partners MIT Solve on sustainable food systems solutions

Olam International, a leading global agri-business, has partnered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Solve (MIT Solve) to design a Challenge aimed at addressing the issues around sustainable food systems in Nigeria. Olam International and MIT Solve co-hosted a Challenge Design Workshop which held at Eko Hotel, Lagos, on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. ’MIT Solve is a hybrid business incubator and business ideas marketplace from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, that advances solutions from tech entrepreneurs to address pressing global issues. MIT Solve connects innovators with resources such as expertise, human…

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Four contract staff remanded over alleged N38m fraud

Four men, Richard Ironba Edemdem, Samuel Okpapi, Nelson Ojovbo Bamigbade Olushola, who were contract staff with a telecommunication firm, have been remanded in the custody of Nigerian Correctional Services (NCS) arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, over alleged cybercrime and N36, 837, 438.20 million fraud. Justice Mohammed Liman who presided over the court made the remand order after they pleaded not guilty to the charges of conspiracy, unlawful tampering with telecommunications gadget and fraud, leveled against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Justice Liman said the…

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Court sentences man to 2 years imprisonment for smuggling hard drugs to prison inmate

As court orders arrest of fleeing drug dealer A middle aged man, Adamu Muhammed, has been convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment, by a Federal High Court, Lagos, for smuggling Indian hemps and Tramadol to an inmate of the Ikoyi Facility of Nigerian Correctional services (NCS). The convict was arrested by the men of NCS on June 10, 2019, by the men of Correctional Services with 450 grams of Indian hemps also called marijuana and 5 grams of Tramadol, while attempting to deliver them to an inmate of the…

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£2.6bn Fraud: Court remands Petro Union Oil & Gas’ directors

Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ordered the remand of four directors of Petro Union Oil and Gas Limited in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged £2. 550 billion fraud. The order was sequel to the arraignment of the directors alongside the firm, Petro Union Oil and Gas Limited on a 7-count charge bordering on the alleged offence by the anti-graft agency. Upon their arraignment, the four Directors; Abayomi Kukoyi, Trading under the name and style of Gladstone…

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NASS lauds IGP, Runsewe for Protecting government property

The National Assembly has commended the concerted efforts of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and Otunba Runsewe (Director-General) National Council for Arts and Culture for ensuring the protection of public utilities. Members of the House Committee on Culture and Tourism led by the chairman, Hon. Ogbeide Ihama denounced a situation where private individuals convert government property for personal use extolling the IGP and Runsewe for securing the permanent site of NCAC located in Abuja. Hon. Ihama said both men have remained unwavering in their commitment to protecting government…

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Flight delays, cancellations unavoidable in aviation industry – NCAA CPD director

The director, Consumer Protection Directorate (CPD), of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu has declared that flight delays and cancellations are unavoidable in the global aviation industry. Abdullahi noted that despite this, the regularly agency would ensure that the rights of the flying public are not trampled upon by airlines and other organisations in the sector. The director, Consumer Protection Directorate of the NCAA who stated this over the weekend in his office at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos noted that some of the delays were due…

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NAMA explains why some aircraft diversions are imperative

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has noted that the inability of some international flights to land at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, is largely due to issues of inclement weather and company minimas of affected airlines. NAMA in a statement signed by Mr Khalid Emele, the general manager public affairs stated that some aircraft diversions are in the interest of safety. NAMA explained in the statement that: “The facts on record are as follows: Lagos has two runways- 18 Right and 18 Left. The Doppler Very High Omni-Directional…

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