Crisis brews in NASRDA over substantive DG

There is currently a scramble for leadership at the National Space Research and Development Agency (NARSDA) over the leadership of the parastatal as the former acting director general, Mr. Jonathan Angulu retired from the agency on the 15th of this month. Being science based, the leadership of the agency is picked from the agency, but there is disquiet over the refusal to elevate the most senior in the agency. The retired director general, a history graduate, was appointed in acting capacity on in June last year after the expiration of…

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Covid19: Arik Air donates palliative items to Lagos communities

Arik Air has donated palliative items to some communities in Lagos state to cushion the effect of the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. The items donated were mainly food items such as rice and beans. The areas covered by the donation were Ewu-Tuntun/Mafoluku community around the Murtala Muhammed Airport and Arigbanla community in Orile-Agege, both in Lagos  The presentation of the food items was made on behalf of the management of Arik Air by a team led by the airline’s Head of Business, Central/West Africa, Sylvester Egogo and Manager…

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ART expresses displeasure on botched Air Peace evacuation from Canada

The Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative (ART) has expressed displeasure on the botched Air Peace evacuation mission to airlift stranded Nigerians from Canada due to the prevalent global lockdown caused by the Corona Virus pandemic. The ART in a statement signed by Mr. Olumide Ohunayo rejected in totality the nebulous safety concerns conveyed by the government of Canada. According to Ohunayo: “ART views this action not only as an unfriendly act but an unwarranted discriminatory and anti- competition acts bordering on avoidable aeropolitics. The demand of our common humanity at…

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Nigeria protein deficiency awareness campaign kicks off

The Nigeria Protein Deficiency Awareness Campaign, tagged the Protein Challenge, has officially kicked off in Nigeria. Protein Challenge, a protein-pull media campaign supported by the United States Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and other partners, seeks to create awareness about the prevalence, status and impact of protein deficiency in Nigeria. A key feature of the launch of the nation-wide campaign is the unveiling of the Nigeria Protein Deficiency Report. The report is the result of a nationwide survey that was conducted in 2019, to empirically determine the current status and dimensions…

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Businesses need more than just money to thrive – Elegbe, Interswitch GMD

The Founder/GMD of the Interswitch Group, Mitchell Elegbe, has said that although money is necessary, it is not sufficient enough to make a business thrive. He explained that it was more important for entrepreneurs to identify the problems they are trying to solve before venturing into any business. Elegbe made this call while giving the keynote address at the annual Lagos Business School MBA Entrepreneurship Expo and Contest with the theme: ‘Entrepreneurship and business innovation’. He highlighted that the more value customers perceive, the more they are willing to pay…

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Alleged N511.3m debt: Senator Bamidele fails to stop AMCON’s prosecution

This is not the best time for Mr. Bamidele Opeymi Michael, popular called MOB, as all judicial steps taken to stop Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) from prosecuting a debt recovery suit against him had failed both at Federal High Court and Court of Appeal. This was sequel to the struck out of his appeal by a Lagos Division of Court of Appeal, challenging an exparte order granted by Justice Saliu Saidu led-court, which in the interim, forfeited some of his shares to AMCON and freezing of his bank…

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COVID-19: Magistrate”s elevation stalls trial of Archbishop ‘Jehova Sharp-Sharp’ 

The scheduled trial of Archbishop Samson Mustapha Benjamin of Resurrection Praise Chapel, popularly called Jehovah Sharp-Sharp, and two others, who were arraigned for alleged violation of the lockdown and Stay at Home directive of President Muhammad Buhari, amid the Corona Virus Pandemic, before an Igbosere Chief Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, today, suffered set back, due to elevation of the presiding Chief Magistrate as a High Court Judge. At the resumed hearing of the matter today, the court’s Registrar informed counsels that the Chief Magistrate had been elevated to as a High…

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Extant mining laws: NIWA advices Lagos State Government to caution its Legislators

The unending face off between the National inland Waterways Authority ( NIWA) and Lagos State government over dredging activities may enter another phase as the federal government waterways regulatory agency frowned at the attempt by Lagos State House of Assembly to over reach itself on the extant mining laws of the federal Republic of Nigeria which mandates NIWA to oversight access through the waterways. The latest irritation is sequel to moves by Lagos State House of Assembly to ambush the regulatory powers of NIWA and at same time interfere in…

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Agencies’ relocation: Unions will ensure appropriate allowances for staff -ATSSSAN President

The President of Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), Comrade Illitrus Ahmadu has said that the industry unions would ensure total mobilisation and payment of full allowances to staff in any of the agencies that is relocated out of their station to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja in the planned movement of aviation agencies by the Ministry of aviation. Ahmadu told journalists in Lagos that the priority of any union was to protect the interest of its members, vowing that ATSSSAN would not fail to ensure…

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7-Star Global Hangar targets 700,000 face masks weekly

With a target of 500 sewing machines, 500 tailors, leading aircraft maintainance facility in West and Central Africa, 7-Stars Global Hangar has already built up production capacity for 700,000 face masks per week.. Although, 7-Stars Hangar has been into upholstery for aircraft seats and aircraft seat covers, the company diversified into the production of face masks and hand sanitizers to its business, following the outbreak of covid-19 pandemic early this year. Chief Executive Officer of 7-Stars Global Hangar, Engr Isaac Balami who disclosed the business model recently, said that, already…

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