Exploring Singapore’s tourism splendour blended with culture, technology

By Tina Nwanya Being the travel addict that I am, naturally, I’m drawn to destinations that offer uncommon experiences that are way off the beaten paths – and that was my fascination when I decided to explore Singapore, an island city, located in South East Asia, and surrounded by Thailand, Bangkok, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia. Apart from an innate desire to see the world, I am passionate about traveling with people who exude equal passion for holidays that are therapeutic and rejuvenating; and adventures that open doors for…

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Standard Bank sponsors Multilateral UK-Africa Investment Summit in London

Standard Bank is partnering with the UK Government to sponsor the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit, which will be held in London on January 20, 2020. The Summit will create new lasting partnerships between UK and African businesses, governments and institutions to deliver more investment, jobs and growth. These partnerships will benefit people and businesses across Africa and the UK. Hosted by the Prime Minister, the Summit will bring together UK and African businesses, African leaders and delegations, international institutions and young entrepreneurs. The summit will cover topics including: Trade and…

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Carnival Calabar: Celebrating 15 years of pure, uninterrupted entertainment

The 2019 Carnival Calabar lived up to its billing as Africa’s undisputed biggest street party in every aspect. Franklin Ihejirika who was at the recently concluded Carnival Calabar in Cross River state reports on the unique features of the 2019 celebration which keeps getting better every year. Fifteen years after, Carnival Calabar is still waxing stronger, soaring higher, surpassing all expectations in the area of tourism, pure and uninterrupted entertainment . When it was started fifteen years ago by the then Governor of Cross River state, Mr Donald Duke, a…

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EFCC’s 4th witness gives evidence in Mompha’s money laundering trial

The trial of Ismaila Mustapha aka Mompha continued today, January 15, 2020 as a witness revealed to the court that the defendant runs an unregistered Bureau de Change Company. Mompha is standing trial alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investments Limited before Justice Muhammad Liman of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos on a 14-count charge bordering on cyber fraud and money laundering to the tune of N33 billion. The defendant who is fingered as a major figure in an organised transnational cyber fraud network, allegedly used his company, Ismalob Investment…

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Police arraign ‘community head’ for contempt, breach of Peace

Police arraign ‘community head’ for contempt, breach of Peace A self-acclaimed Community Head, Taofeek Mojeed, has been arraigned before Tinubu Chief Magistrate Court, Lagos, on charges bordering on conspiracy, contempt of court, land grabbing and conduct likely to cause breach of public peace. The 52 years old man was charged before the court by the men of Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (FCIID) Annex, Alagbon, Lagos, in a charge marked A/05/2020. In the charge, the Police alleged that the defendant and others now at large, allegedly committed the offences…

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Delta Air Lines announces 2019 pre-tax income of $6.2b

Delta Air Lines has reported financial results for the December quarter and full year 2019 and provided its outlook for the March quarter 2020. December Quarter Financial Highlights include: Adjusted earnings per share of $1.70, a 31 percent increase year over year; above guidance of $1.20 to $1.50 on stronger revenue, lower fuel and a nine-cent net gain related to the unwinding of the GOL relationship • Total revenue grew to $11.4 billion, up 7 percent over prior year when prior year period is adjusted for sale of DAL Global…

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Aero expands routes, increases frequency

Aero Contractors has expanded its routes in order to meet the demand of its customers. From January 20, 2020, Aero Contractors, which has the highest record of air safety in Nigeria, operating for over 60 years, would extend its services to Abuja-Kano, Lagos-Asaba, Abuja-Asaba and Warri-Port Harcourt. According to the Head of Commercial of the airline, Mr Rogers Cookey, the routes will be operated as follows: Abuja-Kano, 11:10 am; Kano-Abuja, 12:20 pm; Lagos-Asaba, 8:30 am; Asaba-Lagos, 15:10 pm. Others include Asaba-Abuja, 9:50 am; Abuja-Asaba, 13:50 pm; Warri-Port Harcourt (NAF Base)…

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Celestial Leadership crisis: Court fixes April 7, for hearing of suit against Oshoffa led-committee

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, fixed April 7 and 8, for hearing of suit against the Reverend Emmanuel Mobiyina Oshoffa led-committee of Celestia Church of Christ. Justice Ayokunle Faji, who presided over the court, fixed the date upon an agreement reached by lawyers representing parties in the suit marked FHC/L/CS/389/18, filed by Reverend Josiah Kayode Owodunni against Reverend Oshoffa and five others. Other respondents in the suit are: Samson Olatunde Banjo, Pius Olanrewaju, John Omotosho, Professor Bola Akinterinwa and Kayode Okaisabor. Also joined as seventh respondent in the suit…

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Dana Air targets to hit 7.2m passengers in Q1 of 2020

Nigerian carrier, Dana Air has disclosed that the airline is targeting to airlift about 7.2 million passengers in the first quarter of 2020. This was disclosed by the airline’s media and communications manager, Kingsley Ezenwa during the recent Air Transport Quarterly Magazine award in Lagos organised by Prince Supo Atobatele where the airline won the Most Stable Airline in Nigeria . Ezenwa stated that Dana Air has been in operation for the past 11 years doing what it knows how to do best with a fleet size which has progressively…

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EFCC opposes transfer of Atiku’s lawyer money laundering charge to another judge 

The scheduled re-arraignment of lawyer to Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, the Presidential candidate of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015 general election, Mr. Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, for alleged money laundering charge, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, today, was stalled due to opposition raised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for taking over the case by another judge. Uyiepken, a senior counsel in a law firm, Africa Law Practices (ALP) and his younger brother, Erhunse, are being tried before the court by the EFCC for allegedly laundered the sum of $2 million USD.…

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