EFCC arraigns 19 for dealing in diesel without licence

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned 19 suspects over alleged  unlawful dealing in petroleum products before a Federal High Court, Lagos. The 19 illegal dealers in a charge marked FHC/L/59c/19, are: Ayeni John, Emmanuel Tosu, Emopin Moneyin, Malade Aiyetimiyi, Odroja Ojuene, Ikedehinbu  Idowu, Abogun Ota, Elamah Augustine, Olarotimi Elikanah, Thankgod Benjamin, Abbas Friday and Victor Goldsmith. Others are: Gbenga Thomas, Ibane Austine, Idowu Surprise, Asemia Thomas, Agbayoh Lawrence, Saliu Malik, Ayetiniyi Ademola  They were arraigned before Justice Rilwan Aikawa led-court on charges bordering on conspiracy, unlawful dealing in…

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ATBOWATON Lagos inaugurates new executive to re-brand association

Photo Caption: Members of the new Executive of ATBOWATON, Lagos Association of Tourism Boats Operators and Water Transporters (ATBOWATON) Lagos branch has inaugurated new members of the executive council to run its affairs for the next three years. Sworn in Lagos to rebrand and restructure the association with specialized members doing business on water transportation, weekend water and breach tourism services were Alhaji Lawal Babatunde as Chairman, Engineer Omowowo Repheal, Deputy Chairman, Oluwatobi Ogunleye, Deputy Chairman (II) Aworetan Ayomikun, General Secretary, Babatunde Segun Joel Tressurer, Ikuemola Robinson, Financial secretary, and…

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SAHCO to handle Bayelsa International Airport operations

Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC (SAHCO) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Bayelsa State Government to be the official ground handling provider in the Bayelsa International Airport. SAHCO was chosen to be the only aviation Ground Handling company to cater for passenger handling services, ramp handling, cargo and warehousing amongst other aviation Ground Handling activities in the new airport because of its safe,speedy and efficient services. SAHCO has therefore made history as the first aviation Ground Handler to handle airlines in the new International airport which is…

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Sustenance of air safety under President Buhari has been phenomenal- Sirika

The Minister of State (Aviation), Sen. Hadi Sirika in this interview, takes a look at how the Nigerian aviation industry has fared in almost four years of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Sirika posited that the construction and commissioning of new terminals, acquisition of navigational aids and the recent payment of gratuities and pensions of the former national carrier, Nigeria Airways remained unprecedented in the annals of the industry. Excerpt: Your take on the performance of this present administration in almost four years? As you know, aviation as a globally-regulated industry;…

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INEC logistics: No disruption in provision of air traffic services on Saturday – NAMA

The Management of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has said that there was no disruption in the provision of air traffic services on Saturday, the 16th of February 2019, the date of the postponed Presidential and National Assembly elections. NAMA noted that this is in keeping with the agency’s mandate to provide uninterrupted safe, effective, efficient, and economic air navigation services in the country. The Agency in a statement signed by the general manager public affairs, Mr Khalid Emele stated that in line with the directive of the minister…

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Board dismisses rumours on sale of National Theatre

.. Says sale has neither been conceived nor discussed The Board of the National Theatre/ National Troupe has dismissed the insinuations or rumours that National Theatre has been sold or put for sale. The Board in a statement signed by Agbo A Ita, secretary for governing board of National Theatre/National Troupe of Nigeria: Titled re sale of National Theatre, said the sale of the National Theatre has neither been conceived nor discussed at any given time or meeting. Ita noted in the statement that the National Theatre remains the national…

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Four Points by Sheraton Lagos adds sparkle to Valentine’s Day Celebration

Four Points by Sheraton Lagos is adding sparkle and delight to Valentine’s Day with a bouquet of romantic treats which include accommodation, lavish spa treatments and delectable culinary dishes that are perfect to celebrate the most romantic day of the year with a loved one. “If you’re searching for the perfect Valentine’s Day surprise to leave your loved one happily speechless, Four Points Lagos offers breathtaking experiences to make this day unforgettable,” said the general manager of the hotel, Mr. Jonathan Patterson. Patterson stated that: “From its delicious meals and…

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16-year-old Anumudu wins InterswitchSPAK 1.0 National Science Competition

Sixteen year old Akachukwu Anumudu of Apostolic Faith Secondary School, Anthony, Lagos, on Saturday, February 9, 2019, emerged winner of the first edition of the InterswitchSPAK National Science Competition held in Lagos – Nigeria. He beat eight other contestants in an intense quiz session to win the grand prize of N7.5 million worth of tertiary education scholarship spread over five years, a laptop and a monthly stipend during the course of the scholarship. The first runner-up was 16-year-old Henry Umunna of the Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja. Umunna won N4 million…

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Buhari shows commitment to well-being of Nigerians by paying ex Nigeria Airways staff – Minister

The minister of information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said the commitment to the well-being of Nigerians led President Muhammadu Buhari to end the 14 year wait and suffering of the 5996 former staffers of Nigeria Airways who have started receiving payment of their pension arrears and other benefits from the federal government. Alhaji Lai Mohammed who said this in his speech at the rally organised by the ex-workers of Nigerian Airways in Lagos on Friday to support the re-election of President Buhari, noted that since the liquidation of Nigerian…

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Global passenger traffic results for 2018 rises by 6.5%

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for 2018 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by a healthy 6.5 percent compared to full-year 2017. Although this represented a slowdown compared to the 2017 annual growth of 8.0percent, it was another year of above-trend growth. Full year 2018 capacity climbed 6.1percent, and load factor edged up 0.3 percentage point to a record 81.9percent , exceeding the previous high set in 2017.  December RPKs rose 5.3 percent against the same month in 2017, the…

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