Customs Intercepts $8.6M At Lagos Airport

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Command said it has intercepted $8,065,612million  (about N2,929,685,309.79billion ) at the airport in 20 sealed wraps. Comptroller-General of NIS, Col. Hameed Ali (retd), who briefed journalists on the interception at the airport today, explained that the consignment was packed in a coaster bus and loaded in six Bagco bags. One suspect, he said has been arrested in connection with the sum. He explained that the consignment was intercepted at about 1200hrs on January 16, 2020, at the E- Wing of…

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A plane Turn Around fly 1,000 Miles Back Home Because A Man On Board Claimed He Caught The Coronavirus

A flight to Montego Bay, Jamaica, was forced to turn around and return to Canada after a man stood up and declared he contracted the coronavirus on a recent trip to China. James Potok, 28, announced mid-flight on Monday that he had contracted the deadly virus, according to the local police. When the plane returned to Toronto Pearson International Airport, the man was assessed by medical staff and was deemed symptom-free.  A WestJet flight from Toronto to Montego Bay, Jamaica, was forced to turn around after a man stood up…

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Malaysian Journalist Charged Over China Virus Posts

A Malaysian journalist was charged with causing public alarm with Facebook posts about the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China, as authorities warned against online “rumor-mongering”. The virus has so far killed almost 500 people and infected 24,000 others in China, and spread to more than 20 countries including Malaysia, which has 12 cases. It has also unleashed a flood of misinformation online, from misleading death tolls to vaccine conspiracies, and several Asian countries have arrested people for spreading false information. Wan Noor Hayati Wan Alias, a Malaysian newspaper journalist, denied…

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SAHCo PLC Compels Senior Manager, Ochai Adamu To Resign After 21 Years

Trouble is brewing between a Senior Manager of Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCo), Plc, Mr. Ochai Adamu and the management of the ground handling company for allegedly forcing him to resign his appointment, having worked for the organisation for 21 years. Ochai, who said he was shocked to his bone marrow when he was given the termination letter by the Assistant General Manager, Human Resources, Mr. Folorunso Elegbede, added that he did not commit any offence or did Elegbede give any reason why his appointment was terminated.  Ochai said that…

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NAMA Threatens To Withdraw Services To Debtor Airlines, Aerodromes Gives Feb. 28 As Deadline

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has given a 30-day final demand notice to debtor airlines and private /state-owned airports to settle all outstanding debts owed to the agency. The 30-day ultimatum is coming following the refusal by the debtor airlines and private /state-owned airports to make concrete effort to pay their debt. According to NAMA, the demand notice which expires on February 28, 2020, expects all debtors to settle their indebtedness or risk sanctions. Recalled that the affected debtors had earlier been communicated with details of their respective indebtedness…

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Murder of Chief Odunukwe: How killer Squad Was Smashed

…Syndicate’s attempt to kill arrested member in Police net  …Why deceased’s shout for help was not heard …How another victim narrowly escaped …Do not be too anxious to be rich, Prime suspect advises youths   The name Chief Ignatius Odunukwe was not one that rang a bell to Nigerians except to those who had direct dealings with him, or those who benefited from his philanthropic gestures.  This was because despite being a thriving entrepreneur, he was also unassuming and carried himself with an air of humility and willingness to help…

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Lagosians Express Concerns Following NAFDAC’s Alert On Using Paracetamol For Food Preparation

Following a recent alert by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on the use of paracetamol tablets in food preparation, some Lagosians have expressed shock and disappointment. They told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews that the news came to them as a shock. They added that it had left them with concerns over the health implications of such a practice.NAN reports that Paracetamol is used for the treatment of mild illnesses, moderate pains from headaches, backaches, toothaches, menstrual periods, flu and…

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Fed Govt Set To Sign $321m Abacha Loot Return Agreement

The Federal Government will this week sign a tripartite pact with the United States of America and the Island of New Jersey for the repatriation of $321m looted by the late former Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha. A spokesperson for the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), Dr. Umar Gwandu, said in a statement that the minister would sign the agreement on behalf of the Federal Government in Washington DC. Gwandu stated that Malami departed Nigeria on Sunday to attend a three-day meeting of…

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Travelscope Youth Tourism Forum Holds June 4 As IoH, HATMAN, GITH Endorse The Event

The 12th edition of Youth Tourism & Hospitality Leaders Forum (YTHLF2020), the annual gathering of tourism and hospitality loving youths holds on June 4, 2020, in Ibadan In a release,  by the Convener of YTHLF and Managing Editor, Travelscope Magazine, Omololu Olumuyiwa disclosed that the primary objectives of the annual event are to sensitize, educate, motivate and promote the social, cultural and economic values of tourism and hospitality sector among the students,  young tourism promoters and stakeholders. This year’s edition of YTHLF is expected to rally participants from all walks…

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