Air Peace delivers second batch of FG’s medical supplies, Chinese medical personnel

The federal government has taken delivery of the second batch of medical supplies and personnel from China in the vigorous fight against the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic. Nigeria’s biggest carrier, Air Peace delivered the supplies on Wednesday after a historical non-stop flight to Chinese capital, Beijing.  The flight was operated by the airline’s Boeing B777-200 ER (P4 5-NBVE) in a non-stop 14 hours service, which landed in Beijing, China at 14:18 pm local time on Tuesday and arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Wednesday after 15 hours non-stop flight, touching down…

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Unjust detention: Caverton appeals to FG to urge Gov. Wike to release pilots

The management of Caverton Helicopters has appealed to the federal government to urge the Rivers State Governor, Mr Nyesom Wike to release two of their pilots who violated no law and are being unduly punished for no reasons. The helicopter company explained in their statement that at the start of the COVID -19 lockdown, it received a letter from their client stating that they have been given approval/ exemption to fly and continue operations. The airline stated that; “We (Caverton along with three other companies) also received approval from the…

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Court finds Nollywood actress Funke Akindele, husband guilty of violating restriction orders in Lagos, fines them N100, 000 each

A chief magistrate court 1 sitting in Ogba has found Funke Akindele and her husband guilty of violating Covid 19 restriction orders in Lagos. Funke Akindele Bello and her husband Abdul Rasheed Bello who were arraigned today, 6th April, 2020 at about 1100hours in chief magistrate court 1 Ogba on one count charge pleaded guilty to the charge when was it read to them by the Court. They were brought to court by detectives from the State Criminal Investigation Department Yaba led by the deputy commissioner of Police in charge…

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Olam Nigeria supports Covid-19 food, medical relief efforts

Olam Nigeria, a leading player in the Nigerian agricultural value chain, and its group companies, Crown Flour Mills, OK Foods and Caraway, as one of its objectives of ensuring food security in Nigeria, have joined the efforts by leading private sector organizations to support state and federal government initiatives geared towards alleviating the pain and disruption to the daily lives of citizens by the COVID 19 pandemic. The beneficiary states include Lagos, Kaduna, Rivers, Ogun, Kano, Delta, Kwara, Nasarawa, Ekiti, Cross River States and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Country…

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Stanbic IBTC partners FATE Foundation to set up more COVID-19 treatment wards

Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC has partnered FATE Foundation in a bid to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. Stanbic IBTC recently donated the sum of N25 million to the FATE Foundation Philanthropy’s COVID-19 Support Fund. The Fund, an initiative of FATE Foundation, was established to support the government’s efforts at properly equipping public health facilities in the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Part of the Fund will be channeled towards setting up a special COVID-19 Ward at the National Orthopedic Hospital Igbobi by the Lagos State government. The Lagos State government plans to…

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PCRC storms zone 2 command with COVID-19 preventive sanitary materials

Photo Caption: Left to Right: Mr. Idowu Osho, PCRC Zone 2 Member; Alhaja Nurat Adebayo: Welfare Officer; ASP Shuaibu Ango: Personal Assistant To the AIG; Another senior Police Officer; Mr. Fayoade Adegoke: Deputy Commissioner DFA’; Alhaji Bashiru Balogun, PCRC Zone 2 Chairman, presenting the COVID-19 Preventive Items to AlG Ahmed Iliyasu psc(+); Dr. Ishola Alade: Senior Assistant to Zonal Chairman and Rotarian Bankole Akibu PCRC’ Financial Secretary, during the donation It was praise galore on Monday, when the Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in-charge of Zone 2, Mr. Ahmed Iliyasu…

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Stanbic IBTC donates N250m in fight against COVID-19

Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a member of Standard Bank Group, has joined other corporate organisations to offer support to the Federal Government of Nigeria in the fight against the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria. The foremost end-to-end financial services institution has donated the sum of N250 million to the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19, formed recently to combat the virus. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in partnership with the Nigerian private sector, had formed this alliance to combat the COVID-19. Other individuals and corporate organizations have…

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Court orders arrest of Lagos socialite, Chief, Eletu Odibo, other over N250m fraud

Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja-Lagos state, has issued a bench warrant against a Lagos Socialite, Waheed Gabadamosi Eletu Odibo, for his failure to appear before the court to take his plea on alleged criminal charge of N250 million fraud. Other affected by the order is one Yemi Idowu and two companies; Aircom Nigeria Limited and STB Building Society. Justice Solebo order was sequel to an application for the defendants’ arrest, filed and argued by the counsel to the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Ahmed Yerima.…

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COVID-19: Runsewe urge industry players to stay safe, be watchful

The director general National Council for Arts and Culture ( NCAC) Otunba Segun Runsewe has called on culture and tourism players not lose faith about the sudden uncertainty that engulfed humanity because of Covid 19. Though the industry, is highly affected and bleeding, the NCAC boss believes the industry and practitioners will survive the scourge if the medical and hygiene culture protocol is strictly adhered to by all and sundry. ” Our industry at times like this, had survived many socio-economic and medical visitations in the past because we are…

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Bauchi Governor tests positive to Covid 19 pandemic

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has tested positive to Covid 19 pandemic. This is following his encounter with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s son, Mohhamed at Murtala Muhammed Airport 2, MMA2 where they boarded Aero Contractors flight. Governor Mohammed went into self isolation Immediately following that encounter Atiku’s son has since tested positive to the virus and has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital in Abuja for treatment and management. It will also be recalled that the chief of staff to the President, Abba Kyari tested positive to the virus…

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