Court compels appearance of construction firm, Borini Prono, MD, others over alleged forgery

Justice Lewis Allagoa of a Federal High Court, Lagos, today, compelled the appearance of Paolo Brono, Gianfranco Albertazzi and one A. Prono, said to be alter ego of Borini Prono & Company Nigeria Limited, to answer the charges of forgery leveled against them by the Attorney-General of the Federation. The three defendants, who are Italians, were charged before the court presided over by Justice Muhammed Liman, by the AGF sometimes on February 18, 2021, alongside their company, Borini Prono & Company Nigeria Limited, on charges bordering on forgery. AGF had in a…

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LASG pledges to support registered tourism facilities, practitioners to project Lagos as Africa’s tourism hub

Lagos State Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture and key stakeholders in the sector, have restated their determination to support all registered tourism facilities and practitioners in the State as a way of making the sector more attractive to tourists and projecting Lagos State as the hub of tourism in Africa. This was part of the decisions reached at the end of the 2-day Tourism Working Summit recently organised by the Ministry at Dover Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. The Commissioner, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, who gave…

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NEMA recovers three bodies in Lagos tanker explosion as two more die in hospital

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said that three bodies have been recovered from the scene of Thursday night’s tanker explosion on Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja as two more people die in hospital. Ibrahim Farinloye, acting Zonal Coordinator, South-West Zonal Office, NEMA, confirmed the development on Friday. A Liquefied Petroleum Gas ( LPG) tanker had exploded while in motion at about 10.32 p.m. Mr Farinloye said the resulting fire travelled with the wind to Ogun State Property Investment Company (OPIC) Plaza beside Sheraton Hotel, which houses different commercial…

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LASEMA, stakeholders quell OPIC fire

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA in an overnight operation has concluded a recovery operation that commenced when a gas tanker exploded yesterday night. LASEMA and its collaborators successfully extinguished the resultant fire from the gas tanker which broke out at Maryland at the front of Sheraton Hotels and Towers when a loaded gas tanker with unknown registration exploded on motion while traveling inwards Ikeja. Pressurized gas that escaped from the fully loaded gas tanker discharged into the atmosphere and spread in all directions, especially that of the Ogun…

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7 Star Hangar to save Nigeria $1b annual capital flight as NCAA grants firm MRO certificate

The Nigerian aviation industry is on the verge of witnessing a boom in terms of aircraft maintenance that could save the country and the entire West African region over $1 billion annually in ferrying aircraft offshore on different types of aircraft checks. This is coming as the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has granted 7Star Global Hangar Ltd, an Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO) to operate an all-inclusive Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility.   Speaking with Journalists in Lagos, the chief executive officer of 7Star Global Hangar and an aircraft…

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Air Peace takes delivery of 3rd brand new Embraer 195-E2 aircraft

Photo Caption: From left: Mrs Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, MD/CEO, Fidelity Bank PLC; Eng Hassan Musa, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Aviation representing Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika; Captain Musa Nuhu, DG, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA; Barrister Allen Onyema, Chairman, Air Peace Airline; Mrs Alice Onyema, Vice Chairman and Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, member, Senate Committee on Aviation during the ribbon-Cutting in celebration of the arrival of Air Peace 3rd Embraer 195-E2 aircraft at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Thursday. Air Peace has taken delivery of its third brand new Embraer 195-E5…

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United Nigeria Airlines signs MoU with Bayelsa Government on direct scheduled flight to Bayelsa Airport

Photo Caption: ED/COO of United Nigeria Airlines, Mazi Osita Okonkwo and Mr. Linus Awute, Director of Administration sign the MoU on behalf of the airline while Hon. Kombowei Friday Benson, Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and Biriyai Dambo (SAN), Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, watch. The management of United Nigeria Airlines today, June 16, 2021, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Bayelsa state for the commencement of direct scheduled flight operations into, and out of, the Bayelsa International Airport. According to the terms of…

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African Tourism Board mourns passing of Kaunda,founding President of Zambia

President of the African Tourism Board, Alain St.Ange has joined by Cuthbert Ncube, Chairman of the Organisation to express the African Tourism Board’s sympathy to the Government and People of Zambia and to the Kaunda family on the passing of President Kenneth Kaunda, the founding President of Zambia. “I have had the pleasure and the honour of meeting with President Kaunda on many occasions on my different working missions as the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism. He was a man of the People and as he waved his white handkerchief…

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Air Peace begins daily Ilorin flights

Air Peace on Thursday commenced daily flight to Ilorin from Lagos and Ilorin to Abuja as part of its expansion drive and realisation of its no-city-level-behind policy to connect major cities in Nigeria. The inaugural P47110 flight from the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos landed at the Ilorin International Airport by 11:00 a.m amidst excitement from stakeholders and Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq represented by the Deputy Governor of the state, Otunba Kayode Alabi. Also, National President of the Ilorin Emirates Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU) representing Ilorin indigenes at home and in the…

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Zenith Bank maintains position as Best Corporate Governance ‘Financial Services’ in Africa 2021

For the second consecutive year, Zenith Bank Plc has been named as the Best Corporate Governance ‘Financial Services’ Africa 2021 by the Ethical Boardroom. The award, which was published in the June 2021 edition of The Ethical Boardroom magazine, is in recognition of the bank’s adherence to global best practices and institutionalization of corporate governance, setting an industry-wide example of best practices in that field. Commenting on the award, the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu said that: “this recognition is a testament to our…

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