Exam malpractices: Lawyer asks court to stop JAMB, others from probing of 2009-2019 Candidates

A Lagos-based lawyer, Chief Kuala Emmanuel Nwagbara has instituted a suit against the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and two others, over proposed planned to publish names of candidates allegedly cheating in the United Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) within 2009 and 2019. Nwagbara’s suit marked FHC/L/CS/980/19, filed before Justice Saliu Saidu of a Lagos Federal High Court, wants the court to stop JAMB and others from the planned probe of the credentials of candidates and declare it unconstitutional right to fair hearing. The lawyer instituted the suit on behalf of…

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N437m fraud: Court fixes Mar. 10 for trial of 3 BDC operators

The trial of three Bureau De Change (BDC) Operators, who allegedly defrauding a company of N437 million, has been fixed for March 10, 2020, by a Federal High Court, Lagos. The three BDC operators;  Jimmy Ibrahim, Obianuju Tessy Umejesi and Uche Madubuko.  The three BDC operators who operates under the names of Regis Bureau De Change, Jayjibs Ventures, Johim Ventures and Jajibs Bureau De Change  were first arraigned before Justice Nicholas Oweibo, by the men of Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU), Ikoyi, Lagos, on August 22, 2019, on a five count-charge of conspiracy,…

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EFCC arraigns 7 men for unlawful dealing in petroleum product

Seven men and a vessel were today arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for allegedly dealing in petroleum product without lawful authority, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The seven men are: Etta Agboriso; Asike Collins Omonegho; Ubani T. Friday; Akinola A. Olantrwaju; Sanusi Adeola; Njoku O. Joshua and Sunday Okenwa, while the vessel was Mt. D ‘Favour. Arraigning the defendants before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke led-court, the prosecutor, Mr. M. K. Bashir, told the court that the defendants were arrested sometimes in March 2019, by the men…

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IATA lauds Air Peace for upholding safety standards

Photo Caption: L-R: Assistant Director, Safety and Flight Operations, International Air Transport Association, IATA, Jennifer Yeates; Chairman, Air Peace Limited, Barrister Allen Onyema; Head of Account Management, West and Central Africa, IATA, Dr Samson Fatokun; and Engr. Patrick Achurefe, Quality Manager, Air Peace Limited.. during the presentation of third IATA Operational Safety Audit, IOSA, certificate to Air Peace in Lagos recently. The Head of Account Management, West and Central Africa, International Air Transport Association, IATA, Dr Samson Fatokun, has commended Air Peace, for upholding high standards of safety in its…

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Exploring Singapore’s tourism splendour blended with culture, technology

By Tina Nwanya Being the travel addict that I am, naturally, I’m drawn to destinations that offer uncommon experiences that are way off the beaten paths – and that was my fascination when I decided to explore Singapore, an island city, located in South East Asia, and surrounded by Thailand, Bangkok, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia. Apart from an innate desire to see the world, I am passionate about traveling with people who exude equal passion for holidays that are therapeutic and rejuvenating; and adventures that open doors for…

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Carnival Calabar: Celebrating 15 years of pure, uninterrupted entertainment

The 2019 Carnival Calabar lived up to its billing as Africa’s undisputed biggest street party in every aspect. Franklin Ihejirika who was at the recently concluded Carnival Calabar in Cross River state reports on the unique features of the 2019 celebration which keeps getting better every year. Fifteen years after, Carnival Calabar is still waxing stronger, soaring higher, surpassing all expectations in the area of tourism, pure and uninterrupted entertainment . When it was started fifteen years ago by the then Governor of Cross River state, Mr Donald Duke, a…

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EFCC’s 4th witness gives evidence in Mompha’s money laundering trial

The trial of Ismaila Mustapha aka Mompha continued today, January 15, 2020 as a witness revealed to the court that the defendant runs an unregistered Bureau de Change Company. Mompha is standing trial alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investments Limited before Justice Muhammad Liman of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos on a 14-count charge bordering on cyber fraud and money laundering to the tune of N33 billion. The defendant who is fingered as a major figure in an organised transnational cyber fraud network, allegedly used his company, Ismalob Investment…

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Police arraign ‘community head’ for contempt, breach of Peace

Police arraign ‘community head’ for contempt, breach of Peace A self-acclaimed Community Head, Taofeek Mojeed, has been arraigned before Tinubu Chief Magistrate Court, Lagos, on charges bordering on conspiracy, contempt of court, land grabbing and conduct likely to cause breach of public peace. The 52 years old man was charged before the court by the men of Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (FCIID) Annex, Alagbon, Lagos, in a charge marked A/05/2020. In the charge, the Police alleged that the defendant and others now at large, allegedly committed the offences…

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Delta Air Lines announces 2019 pre-tax income of $6.2b

Delta Air Lines has reported financial results for the December quarter and full year 2019 and provided its outlook for the March quarter 2020. December Quarter Financial Highlights include: Adjusted earnings per share of $1.70, a 31 percent increase year over year; above guidance of $1.20 to $1.50 on stronger revenue, lower fuel and a nine-cent net gain related to the unwinding of the GOL relationship • Total revenue grew to $11.4 billion, up 7 percent over prior year when prior year period is adjusted for sale of DAL Global…

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Aero expands routes, increases frequency

Aero Contractors has expanded its routes in order to meet the demand of its customers. From January 20, 2020, Aero Contractors, which has the highest record of air safety in Nigeria, operating for over 60 years, would extend its services to Abuja-Kano, Lagos-Asaba, Abuja-Asaba and Warri-Port Harcourt. According to the Head of Commercial of the airline, Mr Rogers Cookey, the routes will be operated as follows: Abuja-Kano, 11:10 am; Kano-Abuja, 12:20 pm; Lagos-Asaba, 8:30 am; Asaba-Lagos, 15:10 pm. Others include Asaba-Abuja, 9:50 am; Abuja-Asaba, 13:50 pm; Warri-Port Harcourt (NAF Base)…

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