Illegal arms importation: We don’t ship contraband goods -Maersk Line

A top management staff of Maersk Line Limited, Mrs. Mercy Ebri, has told a Federal High Court, Lagos, that her company was not involved in illegal shipments of 611 sophisticated pump action riffles into the country by the importer.  Mrs. Ebri stated this while being cross-examined by the lawyers to the defendants, who were being tried before Justice Ayotunde Faji, by the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF). Those standing trial before the court are: a shipping company, Mahmud Hassan Trading Company Limited, its managing director, Hassan Mahmud, Salisu Abdulahi Danjuma,…

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Court remands suspected trailer hijacker

A Sagamu Chief Magistrate’s Court, Ogun State, Thursday, ordered that a suspected truck hijacker, Mohammed Sanni, be remanded in prison custody, pending an advice of the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), on charges of armed robbery made against him by the police. The court presided over by Chief  Magistrate O. F. Adedutan (Mrs.) gave the order while granting an Exparte motion for the remand of the 38 years old suspect, by Barrister Morufu Animashaun, of Force Criminal Investigation Department (Force CIID) Alagbon Ikoyi, Lagos. In urging the court to remand the…

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N36m fraud: Dud cheques not meant for presentation for payment -Trader tells Court

The trial of a Lagos-based trader,  Mrs Vivian Onwuka and her company, A.V.K Investment Limited, for alleged N36 million  fraud  over the supply of rice continued before Justice James Tsoho of the Federal High Court Lagos on Thursday, with the defendant, telling the court that the alleged dud cheques issued by her were  not meant for presentation for payment, but as a guarantee to assure, the nominal complainant, Maliiinson and Partners Limited of payment if it  supplied good and quality rice to mix the bad one the company had earlier supplied…

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Lagos Hoteliers congratulate Sanwo-Olu, deputy, urge them to address issue of multiple taxation

Members of the Lagos Hoteliers Association (LHA) have congratulate Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu, the governor-elect and his deputy, Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat, on their victory at the recently held governorship election. The association also congratulated all the newly elected members of State House of Assembly. Congratulating the Governor-elect, his deputy and the elected Assembly members, the association’s president, Prince Waheed Adekunle Akilo, said the election of Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu and new lawmakers, who are of All Progressive Congress (APC), is an appreciation the people of the State believed in programmes and…

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NAFDAC arraigns producer of fake wines, gins

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), today, rearraigned a businessman, Benjamin Ojukwu, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for allegedly producing and distributing fake wines and other drinks. The defendant who has his stores at 56, Market Street and 42, Alasalatu Street, both in Mushin, Lagos, according to the NAFDAC, was arrested on April 3, 2018. NAFDAC in the charge marked FHC/L/111c/18, slammed Ojukwu with six counts charge of unlawful production of fake wines, warehousing, distribution and unlawful possession of the same product.   Some of…

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NewGen ISS not specific to Nigeria alone, IATA clarifies

.. Says agents must comply with local licensing, registration requirements to sell travel The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has clarified that NewGen ISS (New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems) is not a program that is specific only to Nigeria. IATA in a statement signed by Linden Birns – Plane Talking, Advisor to IATA, Sub-Sahara Africa  stated that it represents the modernisation of the IATA Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) used by more than 50,000 IATA-accredited travel agents around the world. NewGen ISS is being rolled out progressively to all…

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Police charge 12 to Court for swindling UBA N139.8m

The Special Fraud Unit (SFU) of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) Ikoyi-Lagos, have charged 11 persons and a limited liability company, before a Lagos Federal High Court, Lagos, for allegedly defrauding United Bank Plc (UBA) of the sum of  N139. 860 million. Those accused of swindling UBA of the said sum are: Obinna Michael Umeanor, Lanre Smith, Bashir Adamu Gusau, Ogugua Anthonia and a company, Synergy Mineral Resources Limited. Others include: Afanga Leonard Wodar, Samson Egbuwoku, Ilolo Ogho Gift, Isaac Okorodudu, Nwachukwu Loveth, Bandy Onikoyi and Judith Okorodudu. SFU in…

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Genocide taking place in Southern Kaduna – CSO

Civil Society Group has categorised the frequency of attacks and killings in Southern part of Kaduna State, and the high rate of deaths from the barbaric onslaughts as “a genocide against the indigenous people of Southern Kaduna requiring global attention,” by civil society group.  “Over 120 people have been killed, thousands displaced and more than 50 houses burnt in the last 10 days,” said Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution (CDNDC) in a statement signed by its Convener, Ariyo-Dare Atoye.  The body noted that: “It appears the killers…

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Sky Tennis Club Ikeja honours NAMA MD as patron

In recognition of his contribution towards the growth and development of the aviation sector in the country, the managing director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) Capt. Fola Akinkuotu was on Friday honoured as patron of the prestigious Sky Tennis Club, Ikeja Lagos.  The event which held at the Tennis Court in Ikeja attracted friends and colleagues of the NAMA boss as well as dignitaries cutting across the various agencies in the aviation industry.  In his remarks at the investiture, the chairman of the club, Capt. Muyiwa Bajomo said…

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Ooni of Ife to host NATOP 2019 AGM

The Nigerian Association of Tour Operators has concluded arrangements to hold their 2019 AGM in Ile Ife, Osun State in the South West of Nigeria. The AGM will be hosted by His Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II. the Ooni of Ife.  This was revealed when the President of the Association, Hajia Bilikisu Abdul led Executive Members of NATOP on a courtesy visit to the Palace of the Ooni. The Ooni of Ife thanked them and promised to showcase the huge tourism assets of Ife the source of Yoruba…

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