House of Reps assures of speedy amendment of NAMA Act in line with modern trends

The House of Representatives Committee on Aviation has assured of speedy amendment of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA Act in line with modern trends. The Committee stated that it would in the short term assist the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) by ensuring that the bill for the amendment of the Act setting up the agency is speedily reviewed in line with modern trend. Speaking to aviation Journalists shortly after inspecting facilities under the supervision of NAMA at the agency/s headquarters at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, the…

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Stanbic IBTC attracts highest capital inflow into Nigeria for third quarter of 2019

Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, has emerged as the financial institution that attracted the highest amount of capital investment in the third quarter of 2019. This was contained in the Nigerian Capital Importation report of the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics. According to the report, Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC attracted $1,630.91 million in Q3 2019, which equates to 30.38 percent of the total capital inflow during the same period. The Nigerian Capital Importation Q2 report earlier released by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics in September,…

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Nassarawa state to partner NATOP on cultural festival

The Nassarawa state government is set to partner with the Nigeria Association of Tour Operators (NATOP) on its cultural festival. The state Governor, Mr Abdullahi Sule had earlier invited the National President of NATOP, Hajia Bilkisu Abdul to Lafia to brief her on the plans of the state to host an annual cultural festival in the state Governor Sule told Hajia Bilkisu that he is impressed with the news he has been reading about her work as NATOP President. NATOP he says is becoming a household name among many Government…

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Crime Reporters honour Air Peace for foiling child trafficking

Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN) has honoured Air Peace’s Crew for thwarting efforts by two women to traffic a three-month old boy from Lagos to Banjul. The award was given to the airline at the 27th edition of the annual lecture and awards of CRAN in Lagos. President, Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria, Sunday Odita, said at the presentation that: “We are elated as reporters to observe in the course of our duties that some people are doing things worthy of writing home about. When we noted that an…

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Interswitch boss mentors young entrepreneurs at CcHUB

Group managing director / founder, Interswitch Group Mitchell Elegbe, has advised business owners to identify problems in their environments and find ways to create solutions for them, noting that businesses earn more by solving real problems. Speaking on Thursday, November 28, 2019 during a Breakfast Chat series at the Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), Yaba, Lagos, Elegbe stressed on the importance of identifying the reason for embarking on a business venture – to solve a problem or make money. He explained that to stand out in business, it is important to identify…

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Court remands lawyer over alleged N3m fraud

An Ebute-Metta Chief Magistrate Court, Lagos, has remanded a lawyer, Eric Igwe Okolo, in the custody of Nigeria Correctional Services (NCS) former Nigeria Prison Services (NPS) Ikoyi, Lagos, over alleged N3 million fraud. Chief Magistrate A. O. Adedayo (Mrs) who presided over the court, issued the remand order against the lawyer, after he pleaded not guilty to four counts charge of obtaining under false pretence and stealing. He was arraigned before the Court on the alleged offences by the men of State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCIID) Panti, Yaba,…

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Court declines to discharge Ecobank staff of N1m theft charge

Magistrate F. O. Ikobayo (Mrs) of a Lagos Chief Magistrate’s Court, Ebute-Metta, Lagos, has rejected an application to discharge a staff of Ecobank Plc, Oniegho-Areh Thomson, of charges of conspiracy and stealing of N1 million leveled against him by the Police. Magistrate Ikobayo turned down the application to discharge the banker made by his lawyer, Mr. Oluseyi Olukoga. Oniegho-Areh, who works with the Apapa branch of the bank, is facing two count charge of conspiracy and alleged stealing of N1 million, belonging to Dr. Majaron Stanley. The banker and others…

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Absence of complete perimeter fencing at Bayelsa Airport responsible for non certification

The Ag. director general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Capt. Abdullahi Sidi, has disclosed that absence of adequate perimeter fencing at the Bayelsa airport in Yenagoa prevented the regulatory authority from issuing it certification despite its inauguration about six months ago. Capt. Sidi, who disclosed this in an interview with aviation correspondents at his office at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos on Monday assured that once the perimeter fences were perfected, NCAA would not hesitate to issue it certificates for commencement of operations. He stressed that the…

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I left two monumental legacies as Governor of Anambra, Imo – Admiral Alison Madueke

Former chief of Naval staff, Rear Admiral Alison Madueke has disclosed that he left two monumental legacies for which he will continued to be remembered in history. Rear Admiral Madueke was the military Governor of old Anambra and old Imo state for less than three years, before more states were created out of these two states. This milestone achieved by the former was contained in his autobiography : “Riding The Storms With God In my Sails”, which was unveiled recently in a gathering that attracted the top brass of serving…

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NAMA director, Farouk Umar bags National Order Of Merit Award

In recognition of his immense contributions towards the improvement of Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) facilities to ensure safe and efficient air traffic services in the Nigerian airspace, President Muhammadu Buhari has conferred the National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Award on the director of Safety Electronics and Engineering Services, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Engr. Farouk Ahmed Umar. Engr. Farouk on Thursday made the list of 25 notable Nigerians and 7 organizations who received the prestigious award at the NAF Conference Centre, Abuja at the 18th National Productivity Day…

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