Commonwealth helps developing countries bank millions for climate action

A Commonwealth facility designed to assist smaller and more vulnerable countries tackle the damaging effects of climate change has helped them access $27 million of funding.   The figure marks a milestone for the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub and is more than 35 times the original start-up investment of AUD 1 million from Australia. A further almost half billion USD has been applied for and is in the pipeline for climate action projects across the Commonwealth.   Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland has described the initiative, which is currently managing 50…

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U.S. Consulate launches Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

United States Consulate General in Lagos on Monday launched the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a State Department-led initiative that supports women entrepreneurs around the world.   During a week-long program, a diverse group of 100 women selected from a pool of over 6,000 applicants, will receive lessons on business management, network with like-minded entrepreneurs and mentors, and learn the practical skills required to create successful and sustainable businesses.     Declaring the workshop open, U.S. Consul General Claire Pierangelo, explained that the goal of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs…

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House of Reps recommends Air Peace boss, Onyema for national honour

The House of Representatives has recommended chief Allen Onyema, chairman/ chief executive officer (CEO) of Air Peace Airlines, for national honour for evacuating Nigerians stranded in South Africa at no cost following the recent spate of xenophobic attacks in that country. The House recommended Onyema for the national award after he appeared at the green chamber during Wednesday’s plenary session. The House also resolved to make Air Peace their main carrier. The Lawmakers invited Onyema to honour him for offering to bring Nigerians caught up in the xenophobic attacks in…

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Xenophobic attacks: 2nd batch of 314 Nigerians arrive MMIA

No fewer than 314 Nigerians have arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Wednesday aboard Air Peace flight following the recent spate of xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The B 777 aircraft, with registration number 5N-BWI, which departed Oliver Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, landed at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at 7.22 p.m. The flight which should have taken off on Tuesday but was stalled due to delayed landing permit to Air Peace by the South African airport authority finally took off by 1:50pm…

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Nigerian youths declare Bobrisky persona non grata

Nigerian youths have finally risen in unison to collectively disown one Idris Okuneye popularly known as Bobrisky and people of his ilk who according to them represent a high level of moral decadence. Thousands of Nigerian youths under the auspices of the National Youths Council of Nigeria staged a mass protest in Abuja on Wednesday, adding their voices to such groups as the Women Society, Christian Association of Nigeria and others who have officially taken a stand against Bobrisky and his activities. The protest match featured youths from all works…

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NCPC tasks medical committee on zero mortality

Photo Caption: L- R: Director in Charge, Nigeria Christian pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Mrs. Esther Kwaghe; Dr. Stephen Akan; Vice Chairman, Federal Medical Committee (FMC) Dr. Francis Alu and Nurse, Deborah Yusuf during the inauguration of 2019 Federal Medical Committee for this year’s Christian Pilgrimage at NCPC corporate headquarters in Abuja. The director In charge of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission Mrs. Esther kwaghe has tasked Members of the Federal Medical Committee to strive at zero mortality for 2019 Christian Pilgrimage Exercise. She disclosed this on Tuesday September 17th in Abuja…

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Fuel depot manager docked for alleged theft of N10.3m aviation fuel

Men of Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU) of Nigeria Police Force, Ikoyi-Lagos, today, arraigned a depot manager with Cita Petroleum Limited, Adebunmi Oladapo Olawuyi, before a Lagos Chief Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, on alleged theft of the total sun of N10.373, 470 million, belonging to his employer. The 37 years old depot manager, was arraigned before Chief Magistrate A. O. Alogba, on charges bordering on stealing. The Police lawyer, Mr. Chukwu Agwu, while arraigning the defendant today, told the court that defendant, while acting as the  depot manager of Murtala Murtala Mohammed,…

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Developer’s secretary jailed 3 years for defrauding accommodation seekers

A 43 year-old Secretary to a property developer, Salawu Babatunde, was today, convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment for defrauding two accommodation seekers, by a Lagos Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Igbosere. The court presided over by Magistrate Mrs M.O Ope-Agbe, convicted and sentenced Babatunde, after admitting the facts of the case against him and according found him guilty of the offence of stealing. Magistrate Ope-Aigbe said that the sentence is to run concurrently. The convict who was first arraigned before the court on July 12, on a two…

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First B-737 aircraft: Dana Air boss expresses commitment to strategic route expansion, fleet renewal plan

.. To acquire more planes before end of 2019 Photo Caption L-R Chiogo Okani, Dana Air cabin crew, Obi Mbanuzuo, Chief Operating Officer, Kingsley Ezenwa Communications Manager, Aniete Ibok, and Emem Ettete, Head of Ground Operations, at the reception of Dana Air’s recently acquired Boeing 737 aircraft  The managing director / chief executive officer of Dana Air, Jacky Hathiramani has said the airline is committed to its strategic route expansion, fleet renewal plan, and its desire to continue to provide unmatched on-time performance, world-class in-flight services and seamless air travel…

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Anambra Govt. commends Air Peace boss over evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa  

The Anambra State government has commended the founder and Chairman of Nigeria’s biggest carrier, Allen Onyema, for what it called his unprecedented patriotic gesture in bringing back free of charge in 187 Nigerians from South Africa threatened by the ongoing xenophobic attacks against African and Asian immigrants in the rainbow nation.  The commendation is contained in a statement Thursday in Awka, the Anambra State capital, by the state Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr C. Don Adinuba, who explained that the government decided to commend Mr Onyema after a…

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