Crisis brews at NIS over non payment of servicemen promotion arrears

Crisis seems to be brewing at the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) over the failure of the current management to pay servicemen promotion arrears dated back to 2017. Source close to the service stated that all efforts by the servicemen to ensure the payment of their promotion arrears since 2017 proved abortive. It was gathered that the promotions were done across board by the present leadership in NIS, led by Mr. Muhammad Babandede, the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service. But, Mr. Sunday James, the Service Public Relations Officer (PRO) debunked the…

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Court sentences man to one year imprisonment for attempt to smuggle Indian hemp to UK

A 39 year-old man, Soetan Adebola Ahmed, has been convicted and sentenced to a year in Imprisonment, for attempting to export Indian hemps also known as marijuana, to London, United Kingdom. Soetan, was given the jail term by a Federal High Court, Lagos, presided over by Justice Nicholas Oweibo, after he pleaded guilty to a count charge of dealing in the banned weeds, levelled against him by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Friday. Presenting the charge against the convict before the court on Friday, NDLEA prosecutor, Mrs.…

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Ikorodu boat mishap: NIWA to shut down boat owner operations

.. Blames incident on violation of regulation regime The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has said that the ill fated Lalek Marine boat which capsized Friday night with 14 passengers rescued, failed to adhere to 6pm sailing regime guiding water transportation services in Lagos. NIWA in a statement signed by engineer Sarat Lara Braimah, Lagos area manager, explained in a preliminary report on the sad and avoidable incident that the boat operator apart from violating the extant time of operation regime which is at 6pm and not 8pm, also overloaded…

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President Buhari appoints Rev. Yakubu Pam as executive secretary of NCPC

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Rev Yakubu Pam as the executive secretary of Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC). Until his appointment, Rev Pam was the Chairman of the Plateau State Christian Pilgrims Board. Born on 20th February, 1960 in Gyel, Jos South LGA of Plateau State, Rev Pam holds a first degree in Christian Education. As an ordained Minister, Rev Pam brings to the position more than 30 years of leadership experience in the Christian community, coupled with a deep understanding of promoting inter-religious harmony and conflict…

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Chichi Zawmah releases debut single, advises Christians to tread softly when grace is extended to them

We are all a product of God’s mercy, and so should tread softly when God’s grace is extended to us, this is the message the gifted, talented and anointed music minister, song writer and a devout worshipper Chichi Zawmah gave as she marks her birthday with a debut single titled ‘‘Mercy’’ recently in Abuja. The new single is coming at a time the world is faced with uncountable challenges and uncertainty, so everybody should use this opportunity to appreciate God for his unfailing mercies and undeniable blessings and protection upon…

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House Committee decries N13b debt to FAAN, condemns non remittance of levies by local airlines

The House of Representatives Committee on Aviation has frowned at the deliberate withholding of levies collected on behalf of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN) by some Nigerian Airlines. This followed a passionate appeal made by the managing director of the authority, Captain Rabiu Yadudu during an interactive session with the committee at the National Assembly on Thursday afternoon. The Committee chaired by Honourable Nnolim Nnaji representing Nkanu East/West Federal Constituency of Enugu Sate had summoned him to explain the rationale behind the 100 percent increase in passenger service…

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Money laundering: EFCC witness denies meeting with Mompha

An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) witness, Abiodun Audu, in the ongoing trial of internet celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, before  a Federal High Court, Lagos, denied ever meeting him in the course of filing his company’s tax return. The witness, Audu, who claimed to be a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN), also told the Court, presided over by Justice Muhammad Liman, that it was one Alhaji Hamodu, a director in Mompha’s company, Ismalob Global investments Limited, that contacted him to file the tax return for the company. Mompha…

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Court empowers CBN to freeze five accounts with 1st Bank, UBA for undermining Forex policy

A Federal High Court, has permitted Nigeria’s apex bank, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to freeze five accounts, domiciled First Bank of Nigeria Plc and United Bank of Africa (UBA), for allegedly undermining CBN’s policy on foreign exchange market. Four of the accounts were allegedly housed by First Bank of Nigeria Plc, while UBA Plc housed only one, belonging to Raufu Folashade, Yusufu Ali, Ali Yusufu and Ali Yusufu, with account numbers;  203099182; 100044036; 3099129636;  2029112256; 2096423659, with BV Numbers; 22312630393 and 22203138106, respectively. CBN was given the go ahead…

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Aviation unions vow to resist planned concession of airports

.. Says minister acted alone on selfish interest Photo Caption: L-R:  Deputy General  Secretary, Air Transport Senior Staff Services Association Nigeria  (ATSSSAN), Comrade Frances Akinjole; Secretary General, National Union of Air Transport Employees, (NUATA) Comrade Ocheme  Aba  and   Secretary General, Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP), Comrade Abdu l Razaq  Saidu, during the World Press Conference on Airport cncession in Lagos on Tuesday, June 30 The Nigerian Aviation workers unions have vowed to resist the proposed concession of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja,…

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Nigerian evacuees from India laud Air Peace for flying them home

Nigerian evacuees from India express appreciation to Air Peace for flying them home The Nigerian evacuees, who were stranded for weeks in India, have expressed their gratitude to Air Peace for “rescuing” them and bringing them home to their fatherland. The evacuees in a letter titled, ‘Letter of Appreciation’ and addressed to the Chairman of Air Peace, Chief Allen Onyema, was sent to the company care of the Nigerian High Commission in India. The letter described the action of airlifting them back to Nigeria as a patriotic act by the…

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