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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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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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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Air Peace increases daily flights to Enugu

Air Peace has increased the number of flights from Lagos to Enugu starting from September 22, 2020. The management of Air Peace promised Enugu Passengers seamless flights as it commence a daily second Los-Enugu-Los in the afternoon. The airline said passengers can now leave Lagos for Enugu in the morning and still come back to Lagos in the evening, same day with Air Peace. The airline stated further that: “While this is going on, we are almost finished with plans to reintroduce our night stop and early morning flights in…

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United Airlines announces new Nonstop Service between Lagos, Washington Dulles

United Airlines today announced plans to expand its global route network with a new, non-stop service between Nigeria and the United States. Starting in late Spring 2021, United will become the only airline serving Washington, D.C. non-stop from Lagos, with three weekly flights. The new service marks United’s return to Nigeria which the airline previously served up until 2016. “We are excited to announce our return to Nigeria. This new non-stop service will strengthen our international route network and provide our customers from Nigeria with direct access to the United…

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UBA losses N1.9bn to hackers in 4 months

United Bank of Africa (UBA) Plc, has publicly declared that it lost huge sum of N1, 911, 928, 957.18 billion to hackers, between the months of March and June 2020. UBA Plc stated that hackers fraudulently transfered the said N1. 911, 928, 957 billion from one of numerous customers’ account to several accounts in other banks. UBA Plc made the declaration in its counter affidavit filed in defence of a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed against it by a businessman, who is currently being detained by the men of Nigeria…

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Ethiopian Airlines resumes flight to Nigeria September 7

Ethiopian Airlines is set link Nigeria to its Global Network of over 70 destinations that are open for flights including Toronto, Washington DC,Chicago, Newwark, London, Paris, Manchester effective 7th of September 2020 . The airline said flights from Abuja will resume on the 7th and Lagos on the 8th. A statement signed by Mr Tilahun Tadesse for Ethiopian Airlines Nigeria said Abuja will be served with the Airbus A350 every Day while Lagos will be Served with B777 Aircraft four (4) times Weekly. Tadesse stated that during the lockdown, Ethiopian…

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