Chairman, House Committee on Aviation to Speak at NigeriaTravelsmart 2019 Colloquium 

Chairman, House Committee on Aviation, National Assembly, Honourable Nnolim Nnaji will be addressing aviation stakeholders as guest speaker at the Nigeriatravelsmart annual colloquium on Thursday, 24th October 2019 at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The theme for this year’s fourth edition is: “Airport concession and options for airports development in Nigeria.” Expected Panel discussants at the colloquium includes Capt. Dapo Olumide, CEO Ropeways Transport Limited; Ali Mohammed Magashi, CEO, Kitari Consult Limited and many others. Simon Tumba, Publisher and chief executive officer of NigeriaTravelsMart said, “The event is organised annually …

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How Bayelsa celebrated International Day of Girl Child 2019

Every year on October 11, the International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated to amplify their voices and stand-up for their rights. This is done to break boundaries and barriers posed by stereotypes and exclusion of the Girl Child, even those with disabilities and those living in marginalised communities. This year, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Bayelsa State gathered students from various schools in Yenagoa to celebrate the Girl Child Day. They processed with a match with their different banners and placards from Peace Park at Onopa, Yenagoa to the…

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Buhari approves N10b for upgrade of Enugu Int’l Airport

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sum of 10 billion Naira for an Intervention fund for the upgrade of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. President Buhari while approving the fund said he has the assurance of the minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika that the work will be done speedily and to the highest standards. The president in his official tweet handle stated that: “I have approved the sum of 10 billion Naira for an Intervention fund for the upgrade of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. I have…

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Standard Bank partners Rhiza Africa to boost agricultural produce through innovation

Standard Bank has partnered Rhiza Africa in a bid to boost Agricultural produce and increase farmers’ yield, through innovation, driven by digital intelligence. Standard Bank’s satellite hosted-remote sensing innovation is delivered in partnership with service provider RHIZA Africa and backed by Origin Enterprises PLC and the European Space Agency. About 60 per cent of the world’s uncultivated arable land presents is situated in Africa, which presents a major opportunity to meet the 70 per cent increase in global food demand expected by 2050. Africa also has potentials to grow through…

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Ethiopian Airlines, Immigration Services re-awaken tourism with online visa

.. As user number hits record 200,000 With the introduction of e-visa service back in June 2017, Ethiopia has opened its doors for foreign visitors wider than ever before. Ever since, the e-visa service has redefined visitors’ travel experience, easing entry into the country with digitized service accessible from any part of the world. Using the e-visa service, more 200,000 people from 217 countries visited Ethiopia so far. Backed by a dedicated round-the-clock customer support via email, the e-Visa service enables travelers secure e-Visa in less than 6 hours with…

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Staco Insurance, CEOs charged to Court over N200m fraud

One of the leading insurance company in Nigeria, Staco Insurance Plc alongside its former and current chief executive officers, Sakiru Oyefeso, Bayo Fakorede have been dragged before a Federal High Court, Lagos, over alleged N200 million Fraud. Also charged before the court is the Staco’s Executive Director in-charge of Management Services, Tayo Ajibulu.   Staco Insurance Plc and its CEOs and Ajibulu were charged before the court on six counts charge of conspiracy, obtaining under false pretence and issuance of dud cheques. Staco Insurance Plc and its CEOs and director…

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ANJET honours Runsewe, Alabi, Ogbeni Awe, Uko, inaugurates executives, patrons

It was celebration time at the recently held tourism seminar by the Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET) in Lagos, when the umbrella body for travel writers in the country honoured some of the operators in the tourism sector, and inaugurates its new executives as well as patrons. On the honour list were the director general of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, a patron of the association; and Chief Samuel Alabi of Eko Hotels and Suites, who is also a patron…

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EFCC arraigns vessel, 25 men, woman for oil bunkering

A vessel, MV Neso11, 25 men and a woman were today, arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for unlawful dealing in petroleum products. The 25 men are: Francis Onyeoma, Adebayo M. Charles, Melvin A. Jack, Omogoye Wasiu Bolaji, Umoren Harrison Daniel, Oloyede Y. Ademola, Archibong Anietie James, Richard Essien David, Oke Asaiki, Mike Simeon, Godswill Emmanuel Umoh, Edu Fidelis, Miebaka Iyaka, Kingsley Terry, Augustine Abarowei Udom, Victor Jerome, Victor Uchendu, Firstman Job, Nelson Sokorobo Solomon and Emomotimi F. Watchman. Others include: Iwuoha Okechukwu Victor, Ogerugbe Patrick (aka Odafe), Emmanuel Eze,…

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Money laundering charges: Atiku’s lawyer, brother fail to stop re-arraignment

Moves by Mr. Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, lawyer to a former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, to stall his plea been retaken Tuesday, over alleged money laundering, met a brickwall, as the presiding judge, justice Chuka Obiozor, refused his application for adjournment, written by his lawyer. In the same vain, Justice Obiozor also refused the application written by Uyiekpen’s brother, Eruhunse, asking the court to consolidate his charge with Atiku’s son-in-law Abdullahi Babalele, who is also standing trial in another court for money laundering charges Both Uyiekpen, a partner in…

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How hackers fraudulently withdrew N752m from UBA

An auditor with United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Ojo Oladimeji, has told a Federal High Court, Lagos, how suspected fraudsters hacked into the bank’s server and fraudulently withdrew N752 million from the account of the Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc, domiciled with his bank. Oladimaji made sterling revelation on Tuesday, while giving evidence in a criminal charge filed against one of the alleged hackers, Ola Lawal, a.k.a Lawal Roland, who is standing trial on alleged fraud of N46 million, brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission…

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