Bus driver, assistant sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for Trafficking 564.55 Kg of Marijuana

A bus driver, Ifeanyi Okorie, 39, and his assistant popularly called Motorboy, Israel Nwachukwu, 23, were today convicted and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, by a Lagos Federal High Court, for unlawful transportation of 564.55 Kilograms of Cannabis Sativa also known as Marijuana. In addition to the jail-term, the driver and his assistant were ordered to perform two months community service of one hour par day, anywhere in Eti-Osa Local Government area of Lagos State. They were also ordered to provide a credible sureties, that will stand for them during…

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Runsewe lauds Sanwo- Olu for pragmatic investment in creative industry

Director General , National Council for Arts and Culture( NCAC) , Otunba Segun Runsewe, says Lagos state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo- Olu has shown deep and unprecedented commitment to the growth of cultural tourism economy in the state, nay Nigeria . Listing detailed creative sector interventions by the tourism loving governor in recent times such as reconstruction of the Badagry slave Museum, unveiling of John Randle Yoruba History and Culture Museum, hosting of United Nation’s World Tourism Organization conference and the iconic 35th edition of Nigeria’s biggest cultural festival expo,…

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Marwa seeks community support as OchiIdoma, others back drug war

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has challenged traditional rulers, religious and community leaders to champion the campaign against substance abuse and illicit drug trafficking in their communities and spheres of influence. Marwa gave the charge at different occasions in Igumale, Ado local government area and Otukpo in Benue state on Sunday 22nd and Monday 23rd January respectively. The NDLEA boss was in Igumale to perform the ground-breaking ceremony of the Agencys Area Command office in the community. Speaking…

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National Hotel Association urges members to deposit old notes in banks before CBN deadline

The National Hotel Association has directed its members to ensure that all notes in their possession are deposited in commercial banks before the deadline Central Bank of Nigeria earmarked for the deposition of the notes in banks nationwide The National President of the Association His Highness Eze Patrick Anyanwu said this during an interactive session with newsmen on the redesigned notes in Abuja He said the leadership of NHA in the 36 states and FCT will swing into action with a view to educating the hoteliers on the new policy…

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Police arraign man for alleged attempt to defraud Insurance Firm of N21.8m

Men of Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU), Ikoyi-Lagos, has arraigned one Bright Azuonwu Onyebuchi, before a Lagos Federal High Court, for attempt to swindle an insurance firm, AIICO Insurance Plc, of the sum of N21.8 million. Onyebuchi was arraigned before the court presided over by Justice Ambrose Allagoa, on three counts charge of conspiracy, obtaining by false pretence and forgery. The prosecutor, Mr. Henry Obiazi, told the court that the defendant, and others now at large, committed the offences between the months of March-May 2019. The prosecutor informed the court…

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Ethiopian Airlines set to launch new passenger flight to Copenhagen May 22

Ethiopian Airlines is set to launch a new passenger flight to Copenhagen, Denmark as of 22nd of May 2023. The new flight will be operated five times a week except on Tuesdays and Sundays. Regarding the new flight, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr Mesfin Tasew said, “We are glad to open a new route to Copenhagen, Denmark which will be our 21st destination in Europe. With the launch of the flight, Copenhagen will become a crucial gateway for Ethiopian Airlines in northern Europe and southern Scandinavia. Thanks to the wide…

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NAHCO lauds clients for showing understanding as staff calls off strike

NAHCO Aviance workers have lauded their clients for showing great understanding, as the workers called off the industrial action they embarked upon early Monday, January 23. The action lasted about 14 hours. In a communique signed by Management of the Company, unions’ representatives and regulatory agencies, it was resolved that the unions call off the strike and all staff resume work immediately. Other issues agreed upon are that NAHCO management withdraw the suit it instituted at the National Industrial Court (NIC) against the unions; negotiations on staff welfare to resume…

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FIRS breaks 2021 record, collects N10.1 trillion in 2022

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has announced that it collected over N10 trillion in tax revenue in the year 2022, the highest tax collection ever recorded in its history. The Service made this known in its “FIRS 2022 Performance Update,” report signed by its Executive Chairman, Mr. Muhammad Nami, and released to the public on Monday, after his briefing with President Muhammadu Buhari. “The FIRS, in the year 2022 collected a total of N10.1 trillion in both oil (N4.09 trillion) and non-oil (N5.96 trillion) revenues as against a target…

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NAHCO says strike situation is under control

West Africa foremost groundhandler, nahco Aviance, said it is engaging the unions and bringing to an end the disruption in flight services occasioned by the industrial action embarked upon by a section of its staff. In a statement in Lagos Monday, NAHCO acknowledged that some of its clients were being put through a difficult situation by the insistence of some staff to embark on strike action despite a subsisting order of court which restrained them from doing so. “We regret all the inconveniences,” the Group Executive Director, Dr. Olusola Obabori…

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Workers’ Strike: Nnaji calls for restraints, urges dialogue

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Honourable Nnolim Nnaji has called for restraints over the on-going industrial dispute between the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company, (NAHCO) and it’s workers. Honourable Nnaji also urged the the management of the ground Handling company to immediately enter into dialogue with the leadership of the union to avert further disruption of flight operations across the country. He equally appealed to the union to douse its agitation and show concern for the pains the action would bring on the innocent Nigerian travellers both locally…

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