Court remands 2 businessmen in prison for alleged sale of substandard gas cylinders

A Federal High Court in Lagos has remanded two businessmen, Emmanuel Anthony Nnan and John Paul Ejike in prison custody over alleged importation and sale of substandard gas cylinders. The duo were remanded in prison after their arraignment alongside their company – Star Master Electrical Co. Ltd by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON). They are to remain in custody pending the perfection of the N50 million bail granted them by the court. The defendants were arraigned before Justice Saliu Saidu on Monday, May 13,2019 on a five count charge…

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AIB gains momentum in int’l cooperation, recognition, signs ETCP with France

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria today made further trail blazing strides in achieving its organisational objective to become the bastion and reference point of excellence in air accident investigation in Africa.   AIB-N and the Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses pour la Sécurité de l’Aviation Civile (BEA) France, yesterday in Paris, France signed an Executive Technical Cooperation Programme geared towards fostering mutual cooperation between both countries in respect of air accident investigation and capacity building.   Commissioner/CEO of AIB, Engr. Akin Olateru, while signing the Executive Technical Cooperation Programme (ETCP) in Paris…

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Med-View Airline prepares for hitch-free Hajj operations

Counting on its experience in the airlift of pilgrims since 2007, Med-View Airline has once again come atop as one of the three carriers the federal government selected for the airlift of Muslims for the 2019 Hajj. The choice of Med-View Airline is rooted in existing strategic partnership with National Hajj Commission {NAHCON}, which transcends the normal brief to assisting the government agency in the airlift of stranded pilgrims in the holy land over the years. Rising to the challenge, the airline CEO, Alhaji Muneer Bankole assured all stakeholders of…

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N4.6bn fraud: Court fixes May 31 to rule on admissibility of Fani-Kayode, others’ statements

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, fixed May 31, to rule on objections to the admissibility of statements made by defendants in the ongoing trial of former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode and three others, facing money laundering charges Fani-kayode is standing trial on alleged charges of N4.6 billion Money laundering alongside former Minister of State for Finance, Nenandi Usman, a former Chairman of Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON)  Yusuf Danjuma and a limited liability company, Jointrust Dimentions Nigeria Limited. The Economic and Finacial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had preferred…

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Court orders immediate release of driver remanded for 6 years without trial

… orders IGP to pay him N10m s damages Federal High Court, Lagos, has ordered the immediate release of a driver, Jones Ofori, also known as James Ofori, who has been in prison custody since 2013 without trial. The court also ordered the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to pay the driver the sum of N10 million, as damages for his unlawful arrest and illegal detention. Justice Sule Hassan, who presided over the court, made the release order, while delivering judgement in an enforcement of fundamental rights suit filed by the…

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Court revokes ex-Mainstreet Bank Registrar’s MD, Ukandu, bail

A Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, has revoked the bail granted to banker, Chester Onyeamachi Ukandu who is standing trial on a three-count charge bordering on forgery and impersonation. The court presided over by Justice Olusola Williams revoked Ukandu’s bail for breaching the conditions of bail granted him and acting in a manner capable of jeopardizing the course of justice in the case. Ukandu, a former managing director of Mainstreet Bank Registrar Limited alongside one Achi George were first arraigned before the court by the Economic and Financial…

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Arik Air adjusts schedule to cope with aircraft maintenance

Arik Air carried out adjustment on its scheduled operations to cope with the exigencies of its aircraft that are on mandatory maintenance. The airline’s fleet has witnessed a reduction in number in the last two weeks due to the fact that some aircraft have been flown overseas to Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO) in Europe. The management stated that in order to maintain schedule integrity and ensure flights depart on time, it had to cut down on the number of flights operated daily. The airline further stated that as a safety…

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₦5trillion AMCON debt: FG to deal with debtors – Osinbajo

Photo Caption: Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN in a handshake with the Board Chairman of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Dr. Muiz Banire, SAN; Mr. Ahmed Lawan Kuru, Managing Director/CEO, AMCON (standing 4thfrom right) with other directors and executives of AMCON when the Vice President hosted the AMCON Board and Management at the State House Abuja over the weekend Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo disclosed over the weekend that the the federal government would deal decisively with individuals and organisations that made the list…

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N162m fraud: I’m not licensed BDC operator- suspect tells court

A fraud suspect, Uju Peace Izuogu, who is facing trial before a Federal High court, Lagos, on alleged N162 million fraud, has told the court that she was never licensed to operate Bureau De Change (BDC). Uju alongside one Richard Owegie and their company, Reoworld Enterprises Limited, are standing trial on charges of fraud, obtaining under false pretence and issuance of dud cheques, levelled against them by the men of Special Fraud Unit (SFU) of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) Ikoyi-Lagos.  The offences according to the prosecutor, Mr. Emmanuel Jackson, a…

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CSR: Dana Air joins call for stem cell donors for cancer patient

Dana Air has joined the search and call for donors of stem cell for a patient diagnosed with cancer of the blood. Astrid, 41, a Nigerian- German mother, is in need of a stem cell transplant to survive a disease she was diagnosed with in September 2018, after visiting the doctor for sore throat. Speaking on Dana Air’s call for donors, the Media and Communications Manager of Dana Air, Kingsley Ezenwa said ”Project PINK BLUE, a cancer fighting non-governmental organization that we have been supporting for years now in partnership…

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