Illegal arms importation: We don’t ship contraband goods -Maersk Line

A top management staff of Maersk Line Limited, Mrs. Mercy Ebri, has told a Federal High Court, Lagos, that her company was not involved in illegal shipments of 611 sophisticated pump action riffles into the country by the importer.  Mrs. Ebri stated this while being cross-examined by the lawyers to the defendants, who were being tried before Justice Ayotunde Faji, by the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF). Those standing trial before the court are: a shipping company, Mahmud Hassan Trading Company Limited, its managing director, Hassan Mahmud, Salisu Abdulahi Danjuma,…

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Court remands suspected trailer hijacker

A Sagamu Chief Magistrate’s Court, Ogun State, Thursday, ordered that a suspected truck hijacker, Mohammed Sanni, be remanded in prison custody, pending an advice of the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), on charges of armed robbery made against him by the police. The court presided over by Chief  Magistrate O. F. Adedutan (Mrs.) gave the order while granting an Exparte motion for the remand of the 38 years old suspect, by Barrister Morufu Animashaun, of Force Criminal Investigation Department (Force CIID) Alagbon Ikoyi, Lagos. In urging the court to remand the…

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N36m fraud: Dud cheques not meant for presentation for payment -Trader tells Court

The trial of a Lagos-based trader,  Mrs Vivian Onwuka and her company, A.V.K Investment Limited, for alleged N36 million  fraud  over the supply of rice continued before Justice James Tsoho of the Federal High Court Lagos on Thursday, with the defendant, telling the court that the alleged dud cheques issued by her were  not meant for presentation for payment, but as a guarantee to assure, the nominal complainant, Maliiinson and Partners Limited of payment if it  supplied good and quality rice to mix the bad one the company had earlier supplied…

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Ethiopian pilots completed Boeing, FAA approved trainings before flying B-737-8 MAX

The management of Ethiopian Airlines has expressed disappointment on the wrong reporting of the The New York Times titled “Ethiopian Airlines Had a Max 8 Simulator, but Pilot on doomed flight didn’t receive training” Ethiopian Airlines in a  statement noted that their pilots completed the Boeing recommended and FAA approved differences training from the B-737 NG aircraft to the B-737 MAX aircraft before the phase in the B-737-8 MAX fleet to the Ethiopian operation and before they start flying the B-737-8 MAX. The Airline sid the pilots are also made aware and well…

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British Airways to “raffle” NANTA AGM in Lagos

British airways has joined the growing list of sponsorship partners for the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies (NANTA) 43rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) slated for Lagos next week.              The airline has donated a fully paid return ticket to London with a blank cheque stay to the winner of the raffle to participate at the prestigious World Travel Market (WTM) in November.                            Trade Manager, west Africa for the airline, Ademola Sanya,…

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NCAC, NASS empower Nigerians with free skill acquisition

Photo Caption: A cross section of participants at the NCAC/ NASS Waste to Wealth programme held in Edo and Ekiti States recently. The National Council for Arts and Culture(NCAC) in collaboration with the National Assembly is taking its Waste to Wealth empowerment initiative to several states in Nigeria starting with Edo and Ekiti. The scheme which has been a major part of Otunba Segun Runsewe’s policy thrust since assumption of duty as director-general, saw constituents of two communities in Edo and Ekiti benefit from training in several areas like, bead…

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Air Peace takes delivery of 3rd Boeing 777 aircraft

Air Peace on Wednesday pushed Nigeria’s aviation profile a notch higher with the delivery of its third Boeing 777 aircraft. The airline took delivery of its first Boeing 777 aircraft on February 23, 2018, making history as the first Nigerian carrier to acquire and register the type of aircraft in the country. The aircraft marked 5N-BVE and named “Ifechukwu” was soon followed with the delivery of a second Boeing 777 marked 5N-BUU and named “Ojochide” six months after on August 25, 2018. The airline’s latest bird of steel touched down…

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AMCON boss, Kuru calls for reintroduction of Failed Bank Act

Photo Caption: Mr Magnus Nnoka, CRM President, RIMAN, Chief Risk Officer Coronation Merchant Bank (standing 6th from left) and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr Ahmed Lawan Kuru (standing 6th from right) in a group photograph with officials of AMCON and  Risk Management Association of Nigeria (RIMAN) when the latter paid AMCON MD/CEO a business visit in Lagos on Wednesday. The managing director /chief executive officer of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr. Ahmed Lawan Kuru today in Lagos called on the Nigerian authorities to revisit…

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Lagos Hoteliers congratulate Sanwo-Olu, deputy, urge them to address issue of multiple taxation

Members of the Lagos Hoteliers Association (LHA) have congratulate Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu, the governor-elect and his deputy, Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat, on their victory at the recently held governorship election. The association also congratulated all the newly elected members of State House of Assembly. Congratulating the Governor-elect, his deputy and the elected Assembly members, the association’s president, Prince Waheed Adekunle Akilo, said the election of Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu and new lawmakers, who are of All Progressive Congress (APC), is an appreciation the people of the State believed in programmes and…

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NAFDAC arraigns producer of fake wines, gins

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), today, rearraigned a businessman, Benjamin Ojukwu, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for allegedly producing and distributing fake wines and other drinks. The defendant who has his stores at 56, Market Street and 42, Alasalatu Street, both in Mushin, Lagos, according to the NAFDAC, was arrested on April 3, 2018. NAFDAC in the charge marked FHC/L/111c/18, slammed Ojukwu with six counts charge of unlawful production of fake wines, warehousing, distribution and unlawful possession of the same product.   Some of…

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