NIHOTOUR brings training closer to grassroot, trains 24 as tour guides in Argungu centre

.. As Emir commends FG for citing training centre in Argungu Director General of National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality, NIHOTOUR, Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa has stated that the location of its training centre in Argungu is making the mandate of NIHOTOUR easier by bringing training closer to the people of Kebbi, Sokoto, Niger Republic and others. Speaking during the unveiling of the Kebbi State training centre in Argungu and presentation of certificates of the trainees, Alhaji Kangiwa noted that the centre is ideal for participants in these areas to…

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Police arraigns clearing agent over alleged N27.9m, $17.3k fraud

A Clearing and Forwarding agent, Ifeanyi Ezenwabachili, has been arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, on alleged conspiracy, obtaining by false pretence and fraud of N27, 920 million and $17,360. The Clearing and Forwarding agent was arraigned before Justice Nicholas Oweibo led-court, by the men of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (ForceCID Annex) Alagbon-Ikoyi, Lagos, on the alleged offences. The prosecutor, Barrister Morufu Animashaun, had told the court that the defendant and others now at large, committed to offences sometimes in 2021. The prosecutor informed the court that the…

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Obey Court Order On nullifed Survey Practice Law: Surveyors Tell Lagos’ Surveyor-General

Surveyors in Lagos State have asked the Lagos State Surveyor-General to obey the recent judgment of the Lagos Federal High Court, which nullifued Section 5 of the State’Survey Practice Law and permitted any surveyor to practice the profession in any part of the State without any hindrance. The surveyors counsel to the Surveyor-General of Lagos State, was contained in a letter written by the lawyer, Osaretin Ogbebor, over the alleged refusal by the officials of Surveyor-General to accept for lodgement, the record copy with Plan No: TOC/0699/06/2022/LA, dated the 10th…

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Court sentences fake Etisalat staff to 404 years imprisonment for contract Scam

Justice Akintayo Aluko of a Lagos Federal High Court, has convicted and sentenced a job scammer, Emeka Anaga, to a total of 404 years imprisonment, for fraud. Justice Aluko gave the verdict through zoom, Wednesday, while delivering judgment in a separate-charge filed against the convict by the Abakaliki Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The convict was brought before Abakiliki, Ebonyi State division of the Federal High Court, in 2018 and 2019, where Justice Aluko was formerly sitting, on charges marked FHC/AI/8c/2019 and FHC/AI/62c/2018, on a…

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Picketing: Ex Bank of The North staff set to ground Unity Bank over unpaid benefits

Ex staff of Bank of The North are set to ground banking activities at Unity Bank PLC offices nationwide over unpaid benefits starting any moment from now. The former BON staff’s action is sequel to the judgment delivered by an Abuja division of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN), the country’s capital, which recently dismissed the suit filed Unity Bank Plc, to stop such action. Unity Bank Plc through its lawyer, Akpama Ekwe and A. E. Ezetulugo had dragged Aliyu Yusuf; Julius Mcdul and Samson Achimugu, who were representative…

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FTAN President lauds WEBISCO age-long practical support for tourism

President, Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria ( FTAN), Mr Nkerewuem Onung,  has described Mrs Margaret Fabiyi as a veritable bedrock and pillar of tourism development in Nigeria, a pioneer that cannot be forgotten for numerous firsts for the sector.. Mrs fabiye, also known as WEBISCO owned WEBISCO group of companies, pioneering travel trade, tours, fashion and agro tourism  businesses in the eighties, and founded Women in Tourism Association, Africa Travel Association, Nigeria chapter,. a philanthropist and culture enthusiast.  Onung, who was in Lagos with his first deputy, Alhaji Aliyu…

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Court declares SURCON as only statutory body that can regulate Survey Practices in Nigeria

A Lagos Federal High Court, has declared that the only statutory body that can regulate Survey Practices in Nigeria, is the Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON), adding that any registered surveyor is qualifed to practice in any part of the country, without the consent of the State’s Surveyor-General. Justice Osiagor also ruled that the Lagos State House of Assembly acted unconstitutionally, in enacting the Section 5 of the Survey Law of Lagos State, which requires Surveyors to obtain written consent of the State’s Surveyor General, before carrying out survey on…

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Court orders Sunny Odogwu’s Estate to N26b debt to Access Bank

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, Friday upheld the N26 billion debt claimed by Access Bank Plc against the estate of the late Ide Ahaba of Asaba, Chief Sunny Odogwu. The court presideded over by Justice Daniel Osiagor upheld the bank’s claim while dismissing the preliminary objection filed by the Estate of the late Chief Sunny Odogwu, challenging the bank’s claim and court’s jurisdiction. The judge held that a consent judgement had earlier been entered in which parties in the suit agreed on the payment of N12 billion as…

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Party Primary: Lagos PDP House of Rep. candidate asks court to dismiss APC suit

Mr. Francis Bartholomew Chima, the People’s Democratic party (PDP) candidate for the House of Representatives, in Ajeromi/Ifelodun Federal constituency, Lagos State, has asked a Lagos Federal High Court to dismiss suit filed by All Progressive Congress (APC), seeking his disqualification in the 2023 general election. APC and his candidate, Mr. Paul Adeboye Kalejaiye, who is also seeking election into the same seat, have dragged Francis before the court, challenging his emergency as the PDP’s candidate, in the coming general election, on the ground that the party’s primary election, which produced…

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AIB-N spokesman, Oketunbi wins aviation Industry Public Relations Manager of the Year 2021

The general manager public affairs of the Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB- N, Mr Tunji Oketunbi has been honoured with aviation Industry Public Relations Manager of the Year 2021. According bro the organises, the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents, LAAC, the award to Mr. Oketunbi was in recognition of his achievements of ensuring that the general public are adequately informed of the Bureau’s activities. Appreciating the organisers of the conference for the award, Oketunbi dedicated the award to the Commissioner of AIB-N, Engr. Akin Olateru, saying, “This award is as…

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