NBC asks Court to vacate ex-parte order against energy drink

The Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Plc has asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to set aside an ex-parte injunction obtained by Rite Foods Ltd against the continued promotion of its Predator Energy drink in the Nigerian market. It further asked the court to dismiss Rite Foods’ committal application brought against NBC’s managing director, Mr. Matthew Segun, for alleged disobedience to the interim order.  NBC’s counsel Mr Oluseye Opesanwo SAN told Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke that Rite Foods’ applications were brought malafide and were without merit as the suit lacked a…

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Alleged N1bn fraud against Star Orient boss : Court orders Police to produce DPP advice

A Lagos Magistrate Court sitting at Ebute-Metta, has order the men of Zone 2 Command of the of Nigeria Police, Onikan Lagos, to produced an advice issued by the state Director of Public Prosecution, in a N1 billion suit filed by the police against the former managing director of an aviation fuelling company, Star Orient Nigeria Limited, Dare Osamo and two others. Magistrate A.A Oshoniyi ordered the police prosecutor, Jimoh Joseph, to funished court with the DPP advice on a petition that ordered the arraignment Osamo, a lawyer, Ayoola Olore Abisola and…

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Expo 2020 Dubai expresses sadness over demise of Dubai Deputy Ruler, offers condolences

The organisers of the Expo 2020 Dubai have expressed sadness on the passing of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance. The Expo organisers offer their sincere condolences to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the Ruling Family, the government and the citizens and residents of the UAE. They noted that in observation of the mourning period, the preview of Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion will close with immediate effect…

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Drug dealer bags 5 years jail term

Justice Ayokunle Faji of Lagos Federal High Court, has convicted and sentenced a hard Drug Exporter, Alli Chinnedu, to five years Imprisonment, for unlawful export of 1.5 kilogrammes of Methamphetamine and 300 grammes of Cocaine to London, United Kingdom. The convict was arrested by the operatives of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on November 13, 2020, at NAHCO Export Shed, a Customs Area/Point of the Murtala Muhammed Intemational Airport, at the clearance of Cargoes on DHL flight to London. Upon his arrest, he was brought before Justice Faji led-court…

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Court sentences 2 Yahoo Boys to 3 years imprisonment, forfeit N206m, cars, houses to FG

Two internet fraudsters, popularly called Yahoo Boys,Tobiloba Ibrahim Bakare and Alimi Seun Sikiru, have been convicted and sentenced to three years Imprisonment, by the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos. Apart from the three years jail term, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, also ordered the convicts to forfeit to the federal government of Nigeria, the total sum of N204, 041, 216. 82 million; Mercedes Benz E500; Toyota Hilux 2020 model. The convicts, Tobiloba and Alimi are also to forfeit to the federal government of Nigeria, A 5-bedroom duplex, situated at Ibrahim Beto Street, Osapa…

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World Water Day: Table Water Producers of Nigeria begin self regulation campaign

The Association of Table Water Producers of Nigeria, ATWAP, the umbrella body of all table water producers in in Nigeria has flagged off self regulation campaign to compliment the effort of the regulatory agencies in ensuring zero tolerance to substandard and low quality products in Nigeria. The Association duly recognised by NAFDAC and other regulatory agencies at all levels since its formation emphasised that it has decided to compliment the effort of the regulatory agencies by flagging off self regulation. Speaking in Ikeja Lagos, on Monday during the World Water…

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Alleged N179.4m fraud: Judge transfer stalls trial of ex-Zenith Bank manager

The scheduled trial of Mr. Fidelis Egueke, the former manager with Zenith Bank Plc, over alleged N179, 498 million fraud, before a Lagos Federal High Court, suffered a set back, today, due to the transfered of the presiding judge, Justice (Prof) Chuka A. Obiozor, to another jurisdiction of the court. Th defendant, Fidelis, a former manager of Asaba Branch of Zenith Bank, was arraigned before Justice Obiozor led-court, on December 1, 2020, by the men of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (ForceCID) Alagbon, Ikoyi-Lagos, on a three-count charge of conspiracy, obtaining by…

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Businessmen seek redress against alleged EFCC, Police harassment, threats

Two businessmen, Dare Osamo and Kehinde Okelade have asked the Federal High Court, Lagos to restrain the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Nigerian Police from threatening and harassing them over a business deal that went wrong with another aggrieved party.   Their fundamental rights enforcement suit marked FHC/L/CS/1017/20 was filed by their lawyer, Mr Oyewo Damilola before Justice Chukwujekwu  Aneke. Aside the EFCC and Inspector General of Police (IGP), other respondents are Mr. Isaaki Adewole; Lanre Bamgbose; Shibawell Energy Services Limited; Star Orient Nigeria Limited respectively.  Specifically, Osamo…

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Firm urges court to wind-up BUA Group over alleged multi-million naira debt

A logistics firm, Mainland Cargo Options Limited, has approached a Lagos Federal High Court, seeking for an order to wind up BUA Group Limited over alleged failure of the company to offset its debt. The firm in a winding up application marked FHC/L/CP/376/21, said the order sought for was due to BUA Group’s inability to pay the sum of N34, 771, 203. 02 million, which was the balance of N44, 771, 203. 02 million, an amount accrued from various logistics services it rendered to the company between September, 2018 to…

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NCAA put record straight on Azman Air suspension, lists airline’s several infractions

.. Dismisses Azman Air accusation as cheap blackmail The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has put the record straight on the suspension of Azman Air, insisting that the carrier was suspended based on recurring safety issues. The NCAA said it will not succumb to any blackmail or threat in carrying out the statutory responsibility of the safety and security oversight. The Regulatory Agency noted in a statement signed by the general manager public relations, Mr Sam Adurogboye that it would not ordinarily have bothered to respond to the publication and…

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