Court remands 2 men for giving false information to Police

An Otta Chief Magistrate Court, Ogun State, has ordered the remand of Ajayi Sherrif and and Lateef Owoola, in the custody of Nigerian Correctional Services, for given false information to the men of Nigeria Police. Chief Magistrate L. O. Oke, gave the remand order, after the two men were arraigned before him on charges bordering on conspiracy, conduct likely to cause breach of public peace and giving of false information. The two men and others now at large, according to Barrister Morufu Animashaun, a legal officer at Force Criminal Investigation Department,…

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Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Culture to develop local tourism sites

The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Art and Culture has said the agency is set to develop local tourism sites in the state even as it commences work on newly discovered ones. Speaking at a press conference to herald the celebration of World Tourism Day 2020 in Lagos, Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, pharmacist, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf while expressing the state’s readiness to mark the event on September 2020, said the development of new sites in Lagos will help reduce the rate at which Nigerians travel abroad for adventure…

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IATA partners UNOCT on countering terrorist travel

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen cooperation with the United Nations Countering Terrorist Travel Programme (CT Travel Programme). The memorandum was signed today by UNOCT Under-Secretary-General Mr. Vladimir Voronkov and Director General and CEO of IATA, Mr. Alexandre de Juniac during a virtual ceremony. The CT Travel Programme, a flagship global initiative of UNOCT, assists Member States in building their capabilities to detect and counter terrorists and serious criminals by using advance passenger information…

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NAFDAC arraigns man for brewing fake bitter drinks

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC today, arraigned a man, Yusuf Wasiu Adio, before a Federal High Court, for allegedly brewing fake and unregistered herbal bitter drinks. The defendant, a resident of 5, Ibile Street, Mowo-Nla, Ikorodu, Lagos, was arrested by NAFDAC operatives at his brewery, located at 11, Oladapo Olomo Street, Gberigbe, also in Ikorodu, while brewing the said fake and unregistered herbal bitter drinks. The fake herbal bitter drinks allegedly brewed by the defendant include: Okiki Ibile VIP Alcohol bitter,  Odu bitter, also…

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Ethiopian to resume flight to Victoria Falls

Ethiopian Airlines Group has announced the resumption of its flight services to Victoria Falls, African’s most spectacular natural sites effective 06 October, 2020. The airline informed its customers that Facemasks will be mandatory for travel and are requested to satisfy destination entry requirements such as PCR COVID-19 Clearance certificate issued by the recognized facility within 48 hours from the date of departure, in line with WHO guidelines. As countries continue to open their borders and relax travel restrictions, Ethiopian said it is ready to increase frequencies to accommodate the demand…

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Runsewe lauds Gov. Lalong for facilitating Max Air’s regular flights to Jos

A same day flight into and out of Jos, the Plateau state capital by local carrier, Max Air, and initiated by Governor, Simon Lalong has attracted the commendation and support of the director general National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) Otunba Segun Runsewe. The flights scheduled for every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and which will be flagged off by Governor Lalong on Monday, September 28, is part of strategic economic plan by the Plateau State government to open Jos to cultural tourism businesses, investment, visitations and full exploitation of…

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Stanbic IBTC, Standard Bank, listed among top African corporate brands on LinkedIn

Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC and its parent company, Standard Bank, have emerged amongst the top winners of the 2020 Tech Times’ Africa LinkedIn Corporate Brand Awards. The Stanbic IBTC Group emerged second position in the category, with total votes of 3,515, out of 24 firms nominated for the award. Standard Bank placed fourth 2,494 votes. Nominations for this award opened to the public on July 1, 2020 and closed on July 14. Shortlisted nominees were announced on August 24 while voting commenced immediately. Voting ended on September 8, 2020. The…

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Women as key pillars for nutritional progress

By Reginald Onabu Life is about balance. There is no area where balance is not required. In politics, business and relationship, balance makes for stability and sustainability.  Balance is equally an important ingredient for nutrition. Nutrition is defined as the process of taking in food and using it for growth, metabolism, and repair. Food is the fuel the body needs, not just to satisfy hunger, but to function properly and live healthy, productive lives.  Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. In many homes, women play…

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Deterioration of cultural values: NCAC to rid Nigeria of moral rot

Photo Caption From R-L : Hon. (Justice) Olamide Oloyede (rtd), Hajiya Bilikisu Abdul (President NATOP), Ulasi Ebele, (Director Counselling, NAPTIP), Mrs. Susan Akporiaye (President NANTA) , Dr. (Mrs) Toyin Dokpesi, (MD AIT), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, DG NCAC, Dr. Hajo Sani, Snr Special Assistance to the President on women affairs and administration. Mrs. Rita Ezeani (MD Sheraton hotel Abuja. Mrs. Eugenia Abu, (Broadcaster, Writer and Media consultant), Mr. David Manya Dogo, ( FCT Director, NOA rtd). The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has organized a one day Cultural Roundtable…

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Quorum helicopter crash: AIB stands on report that pilot’s medical examination not valid at time of crash

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Nigeria, has said that it stands on its preliminary report on Quorum Helicopter crash in Lagos which stated that the Pilot’s last medical examination was not valid at the time of the crash. In the preliminary report on the accident involving the Bell 206B helicopter, which occurred in Ikeja, Lagos on 28 August, 2020, AIB stated in the preliminary report that there was no evidence to show that an application for the exemption provided by the All Operators’ Letter, AOL DG020/20 had been submitted to…

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