SON to sanction erring manufacturers over Import Permit Abuse

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has stated that it would sanction manufacturers who take advantage of the SON import permit to bring in substandard goods, noting that the permit is only used for the importation of raw materials and machinery for local production. The director general of SON, Osita Aboloma said this during a meeting with Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN president and his team to finalise an MoU that could strengthen both bodies. Aboloma explained that SON and MAN have had a robust partnership over the years, adding…

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Kuriftu Resorts Bishoftu: Ethiopia’s best kept hospitality secret

By Franklin Ihejirika Kuriftu Resorts & Spa is one of Ethiopia’s best kept hospitality secret that is alluring and unique. The Resorts & Spa is a beautiful place to enjoy nature at its best in a serene environment devoid of the hustle and bustle of the big cities. Kuriftu Resorts Bishoftu can be best decribed as Ethiopia’s nature haven, as its enjoyment and leisure is better experienced than imagined. The water park almost completed is absolutely amazing and beautiful. The environment is calm and tranquil, very ideal for honey moon…

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Resurgence of Ebola in DRC: NCAA tasks airline operators on high level vigilance

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has directed all operators, especially airlines operating regional and international flights into the country, to exercise a high level of vigilance. The warning is coming following the resurgence of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) in line with International Health Regulations (IHR). The directive was contained in a letter signed by the NCAA director general, Captain Muhtar Usman and has since been…

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Aviation: Nigeria must have stable political, regulatory framework – Olowo

The president of Sabre and Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative, Dr Gbanga Olowo, has stressed the need for Nigeria to have a legal framework, stable regulatory and political environment to move forward in aviation. Olowo who stated this in an interview with Journalists at the recent League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents, LAAC Conference in Lagos with the theme : Boosting aviation investments through policy, said regulation should not be changing the way we change our cloths. He emphasized the need for strong regulation, noting that regulation drives economics. The…

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NAMA tasks ICAO on ATSEP licensing, says it would enhance safety

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has charged the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to consider as a matter of urgency, the inclusion of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel (ATSEP) licensing in its Annex1 to the Chicago Convention. This the agency says would place the responsibility to ensure safety on the holder because a license is the confirmation of competence in a specific safety related area. Speaking at the just concluded 9th International Federation of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Associations (IFATSEA) hosted by the National Association of Air Traffic Engineers…

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Arik Air partners Radisson Blu to delight passengers with luxury hospitality

Arik Air and Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Lagos are partnering to offer passengers discount on room rates as well as free room upgrade in the five star hotel. The offer includes 10 percent off weekend rates, free room upgrade, 15 percent off buffet meals, 10 percent off spa treatment and 10 percent off beauty studio services. To enjoy the offer, guests are required to present their Arik Air boarding pass not older than one month after flying at Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. Arik Air said starting from…

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India citizen attempts suicide after arrest for alleged N116m fraud

An Indian citizen, Lokesh Parwani, was Thursday, arraigned before an Igboosere Chief Magistrate’s Court, for attempted suicide and alleged fraud of N116 million. The the Indian national, who is a personal manager at a company, was brought before the court by the men of Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (Force CIID), Annex, Alagbon-Ikoyi, Lagos, on charges bordering on conspiracy, fraud and attempted suicide. He was alleged to have on July 19, 2019, at Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, conspired with other said to be at large to fraudulently…

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Alleged N1.2bn fraud: Ex-INEC chair, Maurice Iwu remanded in prison custody

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, ordered that the the former Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Maurice Mmaduakolam Iwu, be remanded in prison custody, pending the fulfilment of bail terms granted him by the court. Justice Chuka Austine Obiozor, made the remand order after taken arguments on Professor Iwu’s bail application, filed by his lawyer, Mr. Ahmed Raji (SAN) and lawyer to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The EFCC had arraigned the former INEC chairman before the court on Thursday, on a four count-charge of money laundering to the…

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NCPC boss urges Christians leaders to embark on massive evangelism

The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian pilgrim Commission, Rev. Tor Uja has urged the Church to aggressively embark on massive evangelism which is the strongest weapon they have after prayers. He made this statement during a courtesy visit on him by the Christian Leaders Consultative Forum Makurdi at the NCPC Corporate Headquarters on Thursday 8th August, 2019. The NCPC boss further urged the Church to embark on advocacy as a spiritual power that stands to provide direction and guidance for the nation. According to him, “at this time of…

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FAAN assures of airports readiness for Sallah celebrations

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured all airport users that Nigerian airports under its management are fully ready to play host to air travellers during this Sallah celebrations. FAAN said in their statement that as part of their commitment to ensure seamless facilitation of its highly esteemed passengers during the Sallah celebrations and beyond, the VIP Protocol lounges at both the Murtala Muhammed International Airport and General Aviation Terminal, Lagos, have been refurbished to give maximum comfort and value to customers. The Authority stated that the maintenance…

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