President Buhari appoints Rev. Yakubu Pam as executive secretary of NCPC

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Rev Yakubu Pam as the executive secretary of Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC). Until his appointment, Rev Pam was the Chairman of the Plateau State Christian Pilgrims Board. Born on 20th February, 1960 in Gyel, Jos South LGA of Plateau State, Rev Pam holds a first degree in Christian Education. As an ordained Minister, Rev Pam brings to the position more than 30 years of leadership experience in the Christian community, coupled with a deep understanding of promoting inter-religious harmony and conflict…

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FAAN releases new guidelines for post Covid 19 air travels

Following the approval that flight operations recommence gradually at the nation’s airports effective July 8, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has released new procedural guidelines for air travelers and other airport users. The new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is aimed at protecting all stakeholders and preventing further spread of theCovid-19 virus. A statement by the general manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu said: In the “New Normal”, departing passengers must comply with the following guidelines; All passengers must arrive the airport properly kitted with their face masks…

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Chichi Zawmah releases debut single, advises Christians to tread softly when grace is extended to them

We are all a product of God’s mercy, and so should tread softly when God’s grace is extended to us, this is the message the gifted, talented and anointed music minister, song writer and a devout worshipper Chichi Zawmah gave as she marks her birthday with a debut single titled ‘‘Mercy’’ recently in Abuja. The new single is coming at a time the world is faced with uncountable challenges and uncertainty, so everybody should use this opportunity to appreciate God for his unfailing mercies and undeniable blessings and protection upon…

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Police rearraigns unregistered BDC operator over N162m fraud

An unregistered Bureau De Change (BDC) operator, Uju Peace Izuogu, who allegedly defrauded her customer of the sum of N162 million alongside her accomplice, Richard Owegie, were today, rearraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, by the Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU). The two alleged fraudsters, Uju and Richard, alongside their company,  Reoworld Enterprises Limited, were rearraigned before Justice Ayokunle Faji, led-court on a three-count charges of fraud, obtaining under false pretence and receiving and retaining proceeds of fraud. They were formerly arraigned before the court on charges of fraud,…

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House Committee decries N13b debt to FAAN, condemns non remittance of levies by local airlines

The House of Representatives Committee on Aviation has frowned at the deliberate withholding of levies collected on behalf of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN) by some Nigerian Airlines. This followed a passionate appeal made by the managing director of the authority, Captain Rabiu Yadudu during an interactive session with the committee at the National Assembly on Thursday afternoon. The Committee chaired by Honourable Nnolim Nnaji representing Nkanu East/West Federal Constituency of Enugu Sate had summoned him to explain the rationale behind the 100 percent increase in passenger service…

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ACI, IATA call for governments to bear costs of public health measures

Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have today urged that costs related to public health measures aimed at mitigating the spread of communicable diseases should be borne by governments. The COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the industry and broader economy has halted aviation at global level, leading to multi-billion losses in revenue and traffic.  As the industry begins to restart and plan for a long-term, sustained recovery, the health and safety of passengers and staff remains the foremost priority for airports and airlines. The International…

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AIB signs MoU with Nigeria Air Force

Photo Caption From left: Chief of Standard and Evaluation, NAF Headquarters AVM Ramigius Ekeh, President, Digital Bridge Institute, Prof Muhammad Ajiya, Representative of Chief of Air staff, AVM Isiaka Amao , Vice Chancellor University of Benin, Prof Lillian Salami, Chief Training and operations, NAF, AVM James Gwani, and the Commissioner/CEO, AIB-N , Engr Akin Olateru in a group photograph after signing an MOU on collaboration for capacity building and research and development along other organisations with NAF in Abuja, Wednesday (1/7/20). The Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N), in line with…

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Quarantine measures threaten aviation restart in Africa, Middle East 

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged governments in Africa and the Middle East (AME) to implement alternatives to quarantine on arrival that would allow economies to re-start while avoiding the importation of Covid-19 cases. Government-imposed quarantine measures in 36 countries across Africa and the Middle East (AME) account for 40per cent of all quarantine measures globally. With over 80per cent of travelers unwilling to travel when quarantine is required, the impact of these measures is that countries remain in lockdown even if their borders are open.   “It…

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Olam speed innovation to address global food security

Olam International, in partnership with Agropolis Fondation, is on the hunt for ground- breaking scientific research that can deliver transformational impacts within global agriculture and win a $75,000 grant to support development and implementation. Unlike other research awards, the Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security requires clear evidence of potential short-term impact on food availability, affordability, adequacy, and accessibility. The fourth edition of the biennial Prize follows the recent warning from the UN World Food Programme that the COVID-19 pandemic will double the number of people suffering acute hunger…

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Stanbic IBTC donates Covid -19 test kits to Lagos State government

Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, has further strengthened its support for the government’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic through the donation of test kits to the Lagos State Government. As the novel coronavirus enters community transmission stage, it becomes expedient to increase tests, hence the timeliness of the donation of test kits by the Stanbic IBTC group. The kits were officially presented to Lagos State Government at the Lagos State Biobank, Mainland Hospital, Yaba on Tuesday, June 30, 2020   Dr. Demola Sogunle, chief executive, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, reiterated the importance of…

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