Activist faults government position on LASU’s crisis

A human rights activist, Comrade Kunle Wiseman Ajayi, has criticized the position of Lagos State government on the crisis rocking the state’s university, Lagos State University (LASU), saying that the state government is not saying the truth. Ajayi, who is a Secretary General of United Action for Democracy (UAD), criticised the state government’s position, while reacting to an interview granted by the Special Assistant on Education to Governor Babajide Sanwoolu, on state of affairs in the tertiary institutions in Lagos State, in the Nation newspaper, recently,  The activist said, the Governor’s aide,…

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Extradition: Court grants music promoter, Lati Alagbada, bail pending appeal

A Lagos Federal High Court, has ordered the release of a foremost music producer, Alhaji Lateef Alagbada, who is to be extradited to United States of America (USA), over alleged drugs related offences, from the custody of International Police, INTERPOL. Alagbada a music promoter who promoted Late Fuji Maestro, Sikiru Ayinde Barrister and many others, is wanted in the United States of America (USA) over alleged drug related offences. The court presided over by Justice Sule Hassan, gave the release order, while ruling in a bail pending appeal application, filed…

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Crisis brews at NIS over non payment of servicemen promotion arrears

Crisis seems to be brewing at the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) over the failure of the current management to pay servicemen promotion arrears dated back to 2017. Source close to the service stated that all efforts by the servicemen to ensure the payment of their promotion arrears since 2017 proved abortive. It was gathered that the promotions were done across board by the present leadership in NIS, led by Mr. Muhammad Babandede, the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service. But, Mr. Sunday James, the Service Public Relations Officer (PRO) debunked the…

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Court sentences man to one year imprisonment for attempt to smuggle Indian hemp to UK

A 39 year-old man, Soetan Adebola Ahmed, has been convicted and sentenced to a year in Imprisonment, for attempting to export Indian hemps also known as marijuana, to London, United Kingdom. Soetan, was given the jail term by a Federal High Court, Lagos, presided over by Justice Nicholas Oweibo, after he pleaded guilty to a count charge of dealing in the banned weeds, levelled against him by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Friday. Presenting the charge against the convict before the court on Friday, NDLEA prosecutor, Mrs.…

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Ikorodu boat mishap: NIWA to shut down boat owner operations

.. Blames incident on violation of regulation regime The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has said that the ill fated Lalek Marine boat which capsized Friday night with 14 passengers rescued, failed to adhere to 6pm sailing regime guiding water transportation services in Lagos. NIWA in a statement signed by engineer Sarat Lara Braimah, Lagos area manager, explained in a preliminary report on the sad and avoidable incident that the boat operator apart from violating the extant time of operation regime which is at 6pm and not 8pm, also overloaded…

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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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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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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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