Airports concession: Unions accuse Sirika of desperation to foist hidden agenda on Nigerians

… Set for nationwide public protests The aviation workers union have stated that the minister of aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika’s response on their position on the proposed concession of the country’s four airports has further exposed the faulty grounds of the airports concession programme and the desperation to foist a hidden agenda on Nigeria and Nigerians. The unions in a rejoinder to Senator Sirika’s response on their position that the proposed concession of the country’s four airports is a crime against Nigerian people and must be resisted frontally stated that…

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Seven Wonders Project to drive tourism recovery in Nigeria

The release of the guidelines for the season 2 of the Naija7wonders has been touted by the organisers as the beginning of the march to recovery and greatness of tourism in Nigeria. Naija7wonders Project is the effort by some Nigerian Tourism Promoters to highlight and showcase the Huge tourism resources of Nigeria. Organised by Travellers Magazine, the First Travel Magazine in West Africa, this will be the second edition of the Seven Wonders of Nigeria Project. The first edition was endorsed by the federal government of Nigeria in 2010 and…

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Court remands businessman for alleged adulteration of Total, Mobil’s lubricants

A Federal High Court, Lagos, has remanded a businessman, Ibegbu Anayo, who was charged with producing and distributing adulterated Total and Mobil automobile engine lubricants.  Anayo was arraigned before the court presided over by Justice Rilwan Aikawa, by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), on a 12-count charge of producing substandard engine oil after rebranding them. The judge ordered his remand in police custody pending the hearing of his bail application.  SON alleged that Anayo and others now at large, on July 15, 2020, at Mammy Market, Navy Town, Ojo,…

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NLC condemns sack of workers by Turkish Airline, Air Peace, Bristow Helicopters

.. Calls for reinstatement of sacked workers within two weeks The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has condemned and rejected the recent sack of 69 Pilots by Air Peace, over 100 Pilots by Bristow Helicopters and the National Union of Air Transport Employees, NUATE, union executives working with Turkish Air. In a statement signed by the NLC president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba said the union said it is very traumatic for workers who are still reeling from psychological and socio-economic difficulties imposed by the recent lockdown measures and are just savoring the…

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Cross River boosts nature exploration with abatement in Tourism development Levy

As local tourism takes the lead after the restriction on international travel, Cross River State Government has taken the initiative of making local tourism more pocket-friendly through the up to year-end elimination of Tourism Development Levy (TDL), a payment commonly found in tourism-thriving destinations positioned to ensure sustainable tourism. Reacting to the declaration by the State Governor, Sir Ben Ayade, that TDL be abated till end December 2020, following the assessment of the impact of the Covid-19 on Nigerians and potential tourists, the managing director, Cross River State Tourism Bureau,…

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NCPC boss sues for peace over killings in Southern Kaduna

Photo Caption: Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam with the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai during a peace talk with the Governor on crisis in the State at the Government house Kaduna State. The executive secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, Rev Yakubu Pam sued for peace in the troubled communities of the Southern Kaduna. In a condolence visit to the Governor of Kaduna state, Nasiru El Rufai, on 6th August, 2020, Rev Pam affirmed, ” I am deeply touched with the recent turn…

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Court sanctions Unity Bank for withholding late General’s title documents

Justice Kudirat Jose of an Igbosere High Court, Lagos, has reprimanded and sanctioned Unity Bank Plc, for unlawfully and illegally withheld some title documents, belonging a late senior Army officer, Brigadier (Dr.) Olukayode Adelaja. Consequently, Justice Jose, has ordered Unity Bank Plc, to forthwith release to the Late Brigadier’s son, Mr. Tunde Adelaja, all the documents of title to wit: Certificate of Occupancy (CofO) numbered 78/78/19833 and dated 21st April 1983 together with all of the Deed of release of legal mortgage executed by Union Bank Plc in respect of all that…

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Bristow Helicopters announces plan to sack over 100 pilots, engineers

The management of Bristow Helicopters has announced that it will sack over 100 pilots and engineers (both National and Expatriates) over the next couple of weeks. This development may not be unconnected with the lingering feud between the National Union of Aircraft Pilot and Engineers, NAAPE and the management of the Helicopter company over disparity in pay package of Nigerian and expatriates pilots and engineer. Bristow Helicopters in a statement signed by its management stated that: “With much regret, the company has taken the very difficult decision to release over…

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Aggrieved officers seek probe, removal of NDLEA boss over alleged ineptitude, nepotism

Some aggrieved officers and operatives of the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have called for the investigation and removal of Colonel Muhammed Abdallah (retd) as the agency’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, over alleged ineptitude acts, nepotism, tribalism, cross misconduct, financial misappropriation and others. The officers also called on the federal government and the leadership of the National Assembly, to amend the Agency’s Act, by separating the office of Chairman of the Board from that Accounting Officer and Chief Executive. The deprived Officers under the auspices of ‘Concerned Officers’…

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SAHCO PLC unveils N600m ground handling equipment in Lagos

The management of Skyway Aviation Handling Company, SAHCO PLC has unveiled its state of the art ground handling equipment worth about N600 million (1 million Euro) in Lagos. Speaking while unveiling the equipment on Tuesday August 4th in Lagos, the managing director of SAHCO PLC, Mr Basil Agboarumi stated that the brand new ground handling equipment which is worth 1 million Euro, about N600million aside the cost of clearing from the port will be deployed to offer their clients excellent ground handling services. He said the unveiling of the equipment…

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