N122bn judgment sum: Court to deliver ruling on Ogoni suit against First Bank, others

Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court, Lagos has fixed Tuesday, May 22, to rule on the contempt suit filed against the chairman of First Bank Plc, Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, and the bank, brought against them Ejama Community in Rivers state, over their failure to pay N122 billion judgment sum to the community as ordered by a Federal High Court. Justice Buba fixed the date after hearing all applications filed by different parties in the suit on Friday.  The contempt proceedings was sequel to the refusal of First Bank…

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Buhari commends Bagudu for Agric Tourism as Gov flags off Argungu office, others

President Muhammadu Buhari has singled out Kebbi state governor, Abubakar Bagudu as Nigeria’s true ambassador on rural economic development through his massive agricultural investment and inter-state economic revival policy initiatives. The president who praised Bagudu’s efforts during the inauguration of the presidential committee on food security on 13th March last month, thanked Bagudu for his “unwavering commitment to the rice value chain” and the unprecedented inter-state agricultural business drive with Lagos state which give birth to the Lake rice production initiative. Meanwhile the agriculture tourism action governor has dusted up…

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N450m fraud: you have case to answer -Court tells Belgore, others

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today,  has dismissed a no-case-submission, filed by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mohammed Dele Belgore and a former Minister of Planning, Professor Abubakar Sulaiman, in a N450 million fraud charge brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Consequently, the court has ordered them to open their defence.  Justice Rilwan Aikawa who presided over the court made the order while ruling on two separate applications for no-case submission filed by the two accused persons, wherein they argued that they have no-case…

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N5.1bn fraud: EFCC closes case against ex- Jonathan’s aide, others

As the prosecution closed its case against the former Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Warapamo Dudafa, currently facing trial over alleged N5.1 billion fraud, his counsel, Mr. Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), has informed the court of his intention to file a  No-Case-Submission. Counsel to the second defendant in the matter, Mr. Ige Asemudara in a similar vein, also informed the court of his intention to file similar application. At the resumed trial of Dudafa and  Iwejuo Joseph Nna, also known as  Taiwo Ebenezer and Olugbenga Isaiah, on…

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Glitz as FTAN honours information minister, Runsewe, Ikechi, Amachree, others

Picture caption Otunba Segun Runsewe, DG, NCAC (middle) receiving his tourism merit award from former FTAN president, Chief Tomi Akingbogun and  FTAN president, Rabo Saleh It was a night of glitz and a stroll into the past as the Federation Tourism Associations Nigeria (FTAN) honored its pioneer members and past leaders with tourism merit awards. The federation equally honoured certain individuals that have made immense contributions to the development of Nigerian tourism.   The award recipients include Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture and the supervisory minister for…

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NAFDAC arraigns man for relabelling, selling expired Mayonnaise, others

A businessman, Ezeudu Emmanuel Emeka, who was arrested for relabelling and selling expired Mayonnaise and other food items, has been rearranged before a Federal High Court, Lagos. The businessman was sometimes charged before Justice Oluremi Oguntoyibo led-court by National Food and Drug Administration Agency (NAFDAC), on 10 counts charge bordering on relabelling, repackaging and selling expired food products, September, last year. Some of the expired food products include: Pine White Ground Pepper; Summerfield whole kernel sweet corn; Bama Mayonnaise; Summerfield baked beans; Sweet Chilk chicken sauce; Real Value Mayonnaise and Superior…

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Rwand Air to launch flights into Abuja, Bamako, Cape Town, others

.. Increases fleet to 12 aircraft Rwand Air, national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda  has announced plans to launch flights from its hub in Kigali into Abuja; Nigeria’s political capital, Bamako; the Malian capital, Conakry; the capital of Guinea and Cape Town in South Africa.   The airline observed that the routes are part of its remaining route expansion destinations and growth drive for 2017/2018 financial year.   Apart from the expansion plan for its operations in Africa, Rwand Air is also determined to expand its flights into New…

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Ethiopian Aviation Academy graduates 14 aircraft technicians from Nigeria, others

..Signs Strategic Partnership agreement with ASKY, Guinea Airlines Ethiopian Aviation Academy (EAA) has graduated 14 aircraft technicians from Nigeria, Tanzania and Cote D’Ivoire, who successfully completed classroom and on-the-job training on the Q-400 and B737 aircraft for a period ranging between one to six months. Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Mr. Solomon Debebe, MD EAA said, “As part of our pan-African Airline, the aviation academy needs to build skilled man power in the African continent. Today’s trainees are models for this objective. I also believe that the training they attended…

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20th Anniversary: FTAN to honour Lai Mohammed, Runsewe, Adejunwon, Ikechi Ukoh, Tarzan, others

The Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) is set to mark the 20th anniversary of  the creation of the association by the federal government with plan to honour Alhaji Lai Mohammed, minister of Information and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe, director general of the National Council of Arts and Culture, NCAC, Rear Admiral Isaac Sunday Areola,  Alhaji Tukur Mani,   Mrs. Theresa Ezeobi,  Dr. Franklin Adejunwon,  Mr. Goodie Minabo Ibru, Mr. Charles Abel,  Chief Mike Amachree, Alhaji Wada Yinusa,  Chief Tarzan Balogun on February 27 at Eko Hotel and Suites in…

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Forgery: Court fixes Jan. 11, for hearing against Innoson motors boss, others

A Federal High Court, Lagos, presided over by Justice Ayotunde Faji, on Friday, fixed January 11, 2018, for hearing of an application seeking to arrest Mr. Innocent Chukwuma, and his company, Innoson Nigeria Limited, over their persistence failure to attend court answer forgery allegations against them.  The federal government of Nigeria, through the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), has filed a criminal charge of forgery before the court, against Mr. Innocent, his company, Innoson Nigeria Limited, and four others. Others in the said criminal charge are: Charles…

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