Leadership Newspaper Editor wins best aviation writer of 2019 

It was a night of glory for Leadership Newspaper at the 13th Nigeria Media Nite-Out Award where its Assistant Business Editor, Anthony Awunor emerged the best aviation writer for the year 2019.  The annual award ceremony, which was held at the Lagos Airport Hotel, recently witnessed the crème-de-la-crème of the society, especially in politics, business, and entertainment, property, banking, ICT, media and others.   Awunor, Leadership Newspaper aviation writer was announced as winner of ‘Aviation Writer of the Year’ award after his nomination alongside five other journalists from Punch, Daily Trust,…

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Air Peace begins flights to Warri

Photo Caption: Air Peace Ground Operations Manager, Mr. Ayodeji Adeyemi (middle), Assitant Customer Relations Manager, Mrs Patricia Ebilah (5th Left), Infrastructure Support officer, Christian Adole and employees of the airline cutting the cake to mark the airline’s inaugural flight to to Warri on Friday Air Peace on Friday, September 27, 2019 commenced flight operations from Lagos to Warri, in Delta State. The airline’s inaugural flight which took off from the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2, Lagos touched down at the Osubi Airport, Warri at 11.15pm. The ERJ 145 aircraft piloted by…

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Lagos farmer bags 10 years jail-term for raping, getting daughter pregnant

A Lagos farmer, Yesiru Onajobi, who was accused of raping and impregnated his 14 years old daughter, was today convicted and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by a Federal High Court, Lagos. The presiding judge, Justice Sule Hassan, convicted and sentenced the farmer after holding that the prosecution has successful proved the charges of rape and unlawful canal knowledge made against the farmer. The farmer, Yesiru, was first arraigned before the court by the National Agency for Prohibition and Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), on July 18, 2013. The offences according…

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N179.8m fraud: Defence lawyer’s absence stalls trial of PDP chieftain, 2 INEC staff 

Further hearing in the trial of the deputy National Chairman (South) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Yemi Akinwonmi and two officials of Ogun State office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over alleged N179.8 million fraud, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, Thursday, suffered a set back due to the absence of their counsel, Mr. Ahmed Raji (SAN). Raji (SAN) had written a letter to court for an adjournment, as he stated that he was advised by his doctor to take medical rest. Akinwonmi and the two INEC…

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N25m fraud: court fixes Dec. 3 for judgement of alleged internet fraudster

Justice Chuka Austine Obiozor of the Federal High Court, Lagos, today, fixed December 3, for the judgment in a criminal charge filed against an alleged internet fraudster, Juiles Suinner,  Justice Obiozor fixed the date after the prosecution and defendant argued and adopted their written addresses on the charge. The defendant was alleged to have conspired with some other persons now at large and defrauded a bank of the sum of N35 million, which which he diverted to his accounts domiciled in Zenith Bank and United Bank for Africa (UBA). The…

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Court discharges, acquits businessman of Illegal dealing in petroleum product

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, discharged and acquitted a businessman. Kingsley Ibeto, of allegations of illegal dealing in petroleum products, leveled against him by the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDS). The court presided over by Justice Sule Hassan, discharged and acquitted the businessman after upholding the no-case-submission filed against the charge by his lawyer, Mr. Babatunde Adeyanju. The businessman was arraigned before the court by NSCDC through the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) sometimes in August, 2018, while the court was on annual vacation.…

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Man arraigned for peddling Indian Hemp in NDLEA office

The National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) today, arraigned a middle age man, Ayobiojo Hammed, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for peddling Cannabis Sativa, popularly called India hemp at the Lagos Command of the agency, situated at 4, Shaw Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. The Indian hemps peddler, who resides at 7, Moshalashi Street, Empire, Surelere, Lagos, was arraigned before Justice Sule Hassan led-court. NDLEA prosecutor, Mr. Fingere Dinneys, told the court that the defendant was arrested on March 26, 2019, with 630 grammes of the banned weed, which he was…

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Tourism sure way to build sustainable relationship with Africa, Diaspora – Alain St.Ange

Former minister of of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine of Seychelles, Alain St.Ange has said that tourism could be the sure way to build a sustainable relationship with Africa and its Diaspora Speaking at the Akwaaba Travel Market African Diaspora Tourism Conference in Lagos, St.Ange stated that Africa and its Diaspora has had a very strange relationship over the years. He noted that though the two need each other in a complimentary way but have not yet worked out how to relate. According to him, tourism could be the…

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Commonwealth heads of government to meet in Rwanda June 2020

The next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) has been officially launched in a video message from the President of Rwanda and the Commonwealth Secretary-General. President Paul Kagame and Secretary-General Patricia Scotland announced that CHOGM 2020 will be held at the Kigali Convention Centre during the week starting 22 June. Leaders from all 53 Commonwealth countries are expected to attend. The theme for the meeting is ‘Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming’. Five sub-themes have been identified for discussion: Governance and Rule of Law, ICT & Innovation, Youth, Energy…

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Judge tells AMCON to stop its debtors from contesting elections In Nigeria

Photo Caption: L-R: Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr Ahmed Lawan Kuru; Justice C.M.A. Olatoregun of the Federal High Court and Dr. Francis Chuka Agbu SAN, Lead partner at Lexavier Partners at the one day seminar for AMCON External Solicitors and Asset Management Partners (AMPs) of AMCON at Eko Hotels, Lagos….at the weekend.  Justice C.M.A. Olatoregun of the Federal High Court at the weekend called on the management of AMCON to adopt a new strategy and partner other sister agencies of the government to stop…

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