Stakeholders call for dietary diversification in Nigeria

Stakeholders in the health and nutrition sector have called for dietary diversification in Nigeria, to reduce the rate of malnutrition and curtail protein deficiency in the nation. The call was made during a recent Protein Challenge webinar themed: “Protein deficiency: Bridging the knowledge gap”. Speaking at the session, Professor Henrietta Nkechi Ene-Obong, Nutritionist and Professor of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Calabar, stated that adequate knowledge and information must be disseminated to the public to inform them about the locally available protein-rich food sources and how to diversify the family…

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SV-NED Inc empowers youths with interest free loans, donates motorised wheel chair to crippled engineer

Photo Caption: Chairman of Silicon Valley Nigerian Economic Development, SV-NED, Chief Temitope Ajayi, Mama Diaspora, (3rd right) and members of the Computer and Allied Products Dealers Association, CAPDAN, Computer Village, Lagos led by Mr Jerry Mba, the secretary general, the PRO and Treasurer during the presentation of the motorised wheel chair to Sanni Olarenwaju the crippled computer engineer in Lekki Lagos on Sunday, November 8th. It was a day of celebration and a dream come true for youths in Lekki area of Lagos who were empowered with interest free loans…

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Lai Mohammed, NCAC NTDC, NIHOTOUR DGs, others to grace ANJET Tourism Seminar Nov. 17

The minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, director general National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe, director general, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mr. Folorunso Coker, director general, National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Alhaji Nura Kangiwa,  will lead a host of top industry players, including founder, Akwaaba African Travel Market, Mr Ikechi Uko for the 2020 edition of the Tourism Seminar organised by the Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET). The seminar  billed for Tuesday, November 17 with the theme…

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FG optimises business opportunities through establishment of MRO Centre, Aviation Leasing Company

The federal government of Nigeria is set to optimise business opportunities in the Nigerian aviation industry value chain through the establishment of Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul, MRO centre and an Aviation Leasing Company, ALC, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja. To actualise this objective, the government requested pre-qualified bidders to submit their bids in response to the Request For Proposals (RFP) for the projects. The bidders were qualified having passed the Request for Qualification (RFQ) stage of the procurement process. The RFP submission deadline opened on Friday the 30th of…

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NCPC boss sues for peace over Lekki killings

The executive secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC, Rev. Yakubu Pam has joined other well meaning Nigerians to condemn the Tuesday Killings that happened in Lekki, Lagos State during the Endsars protest by youths. Rev. Yakubu in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Thursday condemned in its totality, the use of force to engage peaceful protesters. He noted that regardless of what the provocation may be, dialogue and peaceful engagement would have yielded positive results instead of the deaths and injuries recorded. Rev. Pam while…

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Alleged N209m fraud: Prosecutor’s absence stall trial of 606 Auto boss

The trial of an alleged fraud syndicate, Mr. Samusideen Babafemi Sarumi, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, today, suffered a setback, due to the absence of the prosecutor. Samusideen was charged before the court presided over by Justice Chuka Obiozor, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for allegedly laundering a whooping sum of N209 million. The defendant, who is a Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 606 Auto Limited, 606 Music Limited and Splash Off Entertainment Limited, is facing a three count-charge of conspiracy and money laundering the…

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Illegal firearms: Suspects’ appearance in court surfers set back over #End SARS protest

The continued trial of defendants who were standing trial over illegal importation of firearms into the country, before Justice Ayokunle Faji of a Lagos Federal High Court, today, was hindered due to non production of the suspects, owing to ongoing end SARS protest. The defendants in the alleged illegal firearms importation are: a Retired Custom Officer, Muhmud Hassan, his company, Hassan Muhmud Trading Company, Saliu Abudulahi Danjuma; Donatus Ezebunwa The defendants were charge before the court on a nine-count charge of conspiracy, illegal importation of 661 pump action rifles; offering…

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EFCC urges court to dismiss Mompha’s ‘no case submission’ on alleged N32.9bn fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today, urged Justice Mohammed Liman of a Lagos Federal High Court, to ignore the ‘no case submission’, filed by alleged internet fraudster, Ismail Mustapha, alias Mompha, who is standing trial over alleged N32.9 billion fraud. EFCC’s counsel, S. I. Sulaiman, stated this in a counter to Mompha’s no case submission application, which were adopted before the court today. In urging the court to dismiss Mompha’s no case submission, the prosecutor, Sulaiman said based on the evidence adduced and exhibits tendered, the prosecution have…

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Court extends orders restraining late Oyo Lawmaker’s siblings  from tampering, selling properties

Justice Kamorudeen Babatunde Olawoyin of an Ibadan High Court, Oyo State, has extended his orders restraining the siblings to late Honourable Temitope Isaac Anthony Sugar, from tampering, dealing, selling and disposing his properties, for another seven days. Justice Olawoyin’s decision was sequel to the failure of late Sugar’s siblings to file their responses to the suit filed against them by the deceased’s children. Justice Olawoyin had on October 5, 2020, made an interim orders restraining Prince Yinka Olatoye and Gabriel Oladutun Olatoye, from from intermeddling, selling and dealing with Sugar’s properties, while ruling…

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Stakeholders task National Assembly to promulgate laws that will strengthen NCAA’s oversight functions

Professionals in the aviation sector have tasked the National Assembly members to promulgate laws that will strengthen the oversight functions of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Agency (NCAA). This is coming just as the National Assembly is set to review the Civil Aviation Act 2006 before it. The players in the sector said that while the regulatory agency has performed well to improve safety in the industry in the past years, the current Civil Aviation Act 2006 did not really empower it to enforce the economic regulations of the industry especially…

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