Court finally forfeits Invictus’ N280.6m in Zenith, FCMB Banks to FG

A Federal High Court in Lagos has permanently forfeited to the federal government the N280,555,010.65 found in bank accounts belonging to two companies owned by ‘Forbes entrepreneur’ Obinwanne Okeke also known as Invictus Obi. The companies are: Invictus Oil and Gas Ltd and Invictus Investment Limited. Okeke is standing trial in the United States of American for an alleged $11m cyber fraud following his indictment alongside 77 Nigerians. Justice Rilwan Aikawa made the order sequel to a motion for final forfeiture filed and argued by the counsel to the Economic…

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Alleged money laundering; Mompha demands N5m from EFCC for unlawful detention

Alleged money laundering; Mompha demands N5m from EFCC for unlawful detention A businessmen, Ismaila Mustapha, has instituted a fundamental rights enforcement suit before a High Clurt of Lagos State, against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for detaining him beyond the constitutionally stipulated days. Ismaila popularly called Morpha, in the suit filed by his lawyers, who include: Mr. Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), Ademola Adefolaju, Kolawole Salami and four others, is demanding the sum of N5 million as damages from the EFCC. He is also seeking a court order directing the…

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Rear Admiral Madueke set to launch autobiography in Lagos

Rear Admiral Alison Madueke (Rtd) is set to launch his autobiography, ‘Riding the Storms, with God in my Sails’, in Lagos. The new narrative which is set for launch on Wednesday, 27th November 2019 at the Agip Recital Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos at 11am is written by a man who mainstreamed his being, honour and personal risks devoid of self interest in the service of humanity. The autobiography narrates the catalytic involvements of Admiral Alison Amaechina Madueke, who in the peak of his career served Nigeria at the highest…

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63year old man bags 4 years imprisonment for trafficking 2.66kg of Cocaine

A Federal High Court, Lagos, has convicted and sentenced a 63 year-old man, Hassan Nurudeen Aremu, to four years imprisonment, for trafficking in 2.66 kilograms of Cocaine. The court presided by Justice M. A. Onyetenu, handed over the jail term to the convict after the prosecuting agency, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) reviewed the facts of the case, after pleaded guilty to the three counts charge against him. The convict was arraigned before the court on charges bordering unlawful possession and export of the banned drug and conspiracy. The…

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Air Peace signs firm order for three additional Embraer Jets

Air Peace on Sunday signed a contract for three additional E195-E2s, confirming purchase rights from the original contract, signed in April this year. With the new signing at the Dubai Airshow, Air Peace has made total firm order of 13 E195-E2s with 17 purchase rights for the same model, which delivery would begin in May next year. These new E195-E2s will be included in Embraer’s 2019 fourth-quarter backlog and have a value of $212.6 million, based on Embraer’s current list prices. The April signing made Air Peace the first launch…

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Africa to approach Expo 2020 Dubai project with boldness, commitment – Dr Madueke, AU

Head African Union strategic partnerships and African Union commissioner general for expo 2020 Dubai, Dr Madueke Levi Uche has said that Africa will approach the Expo 2020 Dubai Project with all boldness and commitment and will attain all expectations. Madueke noted that in keeping with the spirit of inclusivity and stakeholder engagement, the Commission in collaboration with its key stakeholders has organized two Workshops, developed a Concept Note for AU participation at Expo 2020 and designed the content of the AU Pavilion. Speaking at the 3rd AU interactive platform for…

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Radisson Hotel Group re-positions brands in Nigeria, to open first 2 Collections in Lagos

Photo caption: L-R:Ahmed Raza, Kevin Kamau, Esther Ukandu, Rita Opiah, Jaco Prinsloo and Wellington Mpofu, representatives of Radisson Hotel Group Nigeria at the breakfast meeting at Radisson Blu Anchorage, Victoria Island, Lagos. Radisson Hotel Group is repositioning its various brands in Nigeria to offer excellent and unique services to customers in line with its international brand standard. The brands in recent years in the country have redefined hospitality by taking the industry by storm with its state of the art facilities, fantastic services, unique cuisines and beautiful architectural master piece.…

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President Buhari approves appointment of Capt. Musa Nuhu as new DG of NCAA

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation authority (NCAA). He replaces Captain Muthar Usman, the erstwhile director general of the Organisation. Capt. Nuhu who, until his appointment, was Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the International Civil Aviation organisation (ICAO), is an Airline Pilot, a Safety expert, a quality assurance Lead Auditor as well as an Artificial Intelligence expert. He holds an MSc Degree in Aviation business and was at the Presidential Air Fleet as a Captain and…

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NiMET DG accused of fraudulent conversion of staff quarters to personal property

The director general of Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET), Prof Sani Abubakar Mashi, has been accused of conversion of an expanse of land meant for staff quarters at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja to personal property. The staff accused Mashi of selling the landed property to the workers, claiming that the property in question was allocated to the staff by the federal government, just as such gesture was given to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and other agencies in the sector in Abuja. The staff claimed that they…

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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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