Olam Nigeria moves to boost tomato value chain with pilot farming project

In line with the federal government of Nigeria‚Äôs initiative to attain self-sufficiency in tomato production and processing, Olam, a leading player in the Nigerian agriculture value chain has recently embarked on a pilot farming project in the country. Executing the project through its subsidiary, Caraway Africa Nigeria Ltd, it acquired 20 hectares of land for this purpose and set up farms in Karfi, Kano State, as well as Masama and Guri, both located in Jigawa State. The farms are solely dedicated to the production of tomatoes. While the tomatoes were…

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Court sentences businessman to 10 years imprisonment over N30m fraud

An Igbosere High Court of Lagos States, has convicted and sentenced a businessman, Jideofor Franklin Akpa, to seven years imprisonment over alleged N30 million fraud. Justice K. O. Jose, who presided over the court also fined the convict’s company, International Maritime and Shipping Limited, of the sum of N10 million, after been found culpable of offences leveled against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The convicted businessman and his company, were first arraigned before the court sometimes in 2015 on a five count- charge of conspiracy, obtaining…

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Ethiopian Mobile App hits 1million downloads

The number of Ethiopian Mobile App users has reached one million. With a robust and integrated digital strategy, Ethiopian has set an innovative approach to simplicity and seamless end-to-end customer experience with its user-friendly mobile App. The multi-award winning global airline launched into a digitization journey with localized service, languages and payment options. Being a pioneering airline in Africa with the inclusion of Alipay and WeChat payment options, the App also features 38 payment options which cater to global customers. Ethiopian Mobile App enables global passengers book, pay, check-in, board…

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Alleged drug dealing: Court fixes Apr. 22 for judgment on extradition of music promoter to USA

A Federal High Court, Lagos, has fixed April 22, 2020, for judgement in a suit seeking extradition of foremost music producer, Alagbada Lateef, popularly called Lati Alagbada, to Unites State of America (USA) to answer drug related charges. Alagbada is a music promoter who promoted Late Fuji Maestro, Sikiru Ayinde Barrister and many others. The court presided over by Justice Sule Hassan, fixed the April 22, for judgment, after taking argument from AGF’s counsel, Mr. Akutah Pius Ukeyima, a Chief State Counsel, International Cooperation Department and Dr. Babatunde Oni, counsel…

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Court sentences Ghanaian to 40 years imprisonment for drug trafficking

A Ghanaian, Gyan Paul has been convicted and sentenced to a total of forty years imprisonment, for trafficking in hard drug by a Federal High Court, Lagos. Gyan was convicted and sentenced to the jail term by the court presided over by Justice Chuka Austin Obiozor, after pronounced him guilty of charges of considered and unlawful exportation of 2. 02 kilograms of a proscribed substance, Methamphetamine. The forty years old convicted Ghanaian, was arraigned before Justice Obiozor by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on the said offences. The…

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NAMA inaugurates CAT 3 ILS in Lagos, Abuja

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has successfully commissioned its newly installed Category 3 Instrument Landing System (ILS) at Runway 18 Right, Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos as well as Runway 22 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. In the same vein, a flight commissioning of the newly installed DVOR (Doppler Very High Frequency Omni-Directional Radio Range) in Lagos has successfully been carried out just as routine flight calibration has also been carried out on Runway 18 Left in Lagos. Making this disclosure in a statement, the Managing Director…

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Four men accused of tampering with MTN facilities, defrauding subscribers get N10m bail

Four men, Richard Ironba Edemdem, Samuel Okpapi, Nelson Ojovbo and Bamigbade Olushola, who were arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for alleged tampering with MTN facilities and defrauding subscribers to the tune of N37 million, were today admitted bail in the sum of N10 million with one surety each. The four men were arraigned before Justice Mohammed Liman’s court last Wednesday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday, on offences bordering on four counts charges of conspiracy, alleged unlawfully disabling Double Opt In (DOI) features on…

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How BA abandoned 300 Nigerian passengers in Ghana, tells them to find their way to Lagos

A Nigerian passenger has narrted how British Airways abandoned about 300 of its Nigerian passengers in Accra, Ghana following the diversion of the flight to the country last week by the airline. Almost all the international airlines could not operate into the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos last week due to inclement weather conditions and breakdown of landing aids at the airport. It was gathered that British Airways the airline specifically told its Nigerian passengers to find their way to Lagos, Nigeria when it was glaring that it could…

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Six workers docked for stealing N35.2m petroleum product

Five men, Henry Agbodje,31; Okechukwu John Kingsley, 45; Samuel Elijah, 43, Gabriel Akporowoh, 42; Emmanuel Etim Endurance, 33 and a woman, Esther Raymond, aged 31, were today, arraigned before an Igbosere Chief Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, for alleged conspiracy and stealing of petroleum products valued N35, 267, 487, 36 million. The five men and the woman were arraigned before Magistrate A. Alogba led-court on the charges of conspiracy and stealing of the said petroleum products, by the men of Force Criminal Intelligence and Investment Department (ForceCIID) Annex, Alagbon-Ikoyi, Lagos. The defendants,…

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Ekiti submits bid to host NAFEST 2021

The Executive Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has expressed the interest of his state in hosting the 2021 edition of the National Festival for Arts and Culture (NAFEST). Receiving the bid document from Ekiti State Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism Prof. Tunde Bakare on Monday, the Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe commended Governor Fayemi for early indication of interest to host the cultural fiesta. Runsewe described Governor Fayemi as a proactive leader who is committed to giving the best to…

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