EFCC Arrests Two Chinese For Offering N100m Cash Bribe To Top Official


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested two Chinese for offering in cash N100 million as a bribe to the Zonal Head of the anti-graft agency in Sokoto State, Abdullahi Lawal. The agency disclosed this in a series of tweets on Tuesday, noting that the arrest was made on Monday in Sokoto. According to the EFCC, the sum was allegedly offered in a desperate bid to compromise ongoing investigations of a construction company, China Zhonghao Nigeria Limited, which was handling contracts awarded by the Zamfara State Government in the…

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Interstate lockdown: Abia State Intercepts 40 Northern Youths In Goods Truck

Over 40 youths, claiming to be from the northern part, were intercepted at the Umudike Junction of Aba Road, Umuahia, yesterday, in a goods truck by men of Traffic and Indiscipline Management Agency of Abia State (TIMAAS) with support from men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force It was gathered that TIMAAS operatives, who received intelligence report that a truck carrying the youths was approaching the area from the Akwa Ibom State axis of the border, immediately mounted surveillance. On sighting the truck, the officers flagged it down and inquired…

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Post-COVID-19 Rebound: Ecobank Holds Virtual Graduation Ceremony For Trainees

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated

Fifty-seven trainees, who represent Batch 7 set of graduates being absorbed into Ecobank Nigeria as full-time employees, were last week hosted to a virtual graduation ceremony by the Ecobank Academy, the first of its kind by the bank in Nigeria as it positions itself as a high-quality employer ready for the opportunities of a post-COVID-19 lockdown. In attendance were notable personalities such as the Registrar/Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Seye Awojobi; Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan; Group Executive, Human Resources, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, Yves Mayilamene; Head,…

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SAHCO Wins Contract To Handle British Airways

The Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) PLC., a subsidiary of SIFAX Group has taken over the ground handling services of British Airways. By this development, SAHCO PLC will be providing passenger and ramp handling services to British Airways at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport (NAA) Abuja and Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. A statement signed by the Manager Corporate Communications, SAHCO, Mrs. Vanessa Adetola, explained that the ground handling company has been able to attract and retain the confidence of British Airways due to the seamless, safe and speedy service…

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FAAC: FG, States, LGs, Others Share N1.95t In Q1 — NEITI

The Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative says the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee disbursed N1.95 trillion to the federal, state, local governments, and other statutory agencies in the first quarter of 2020. NEITI disclosed this in its quarterly report released in Abuja on Monday. It said the disbursements showed that N791.4 billion went to the Federal Government, N669 billion was shared by the states and about N395 billion was shared by the 774 local government areas. It noted that the balance went to the North East Development Commission, Excess Crude Account,…

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OVID-19FIFA Re-Schedules Women’s U20, U17 World Cup To 2021 Cancels 2020 Best Award Ceremony

The women’s Under-20 World Cup tournament in Costa Rica and Panama, postponed from August to September due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has now been rescheduled for January 20 to February 6 of next year, the world governing body FIFA said on Tuesday. The women’s Under-17 World Cup in India, originally planned for November, has also been rescheduled for February 17 to March 7, 2021. Dates were confirmed after taking into account the time needed to complete qualification tournaments. FIFA also confirmed the Futsal World Cup, originally scheduled for September to…

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A4E, AIRE, IATA Decry European Commission Recommendations On Use Of Travel Vouchers

IATA Launches Aviation Security Intelligence Portal

Airlines for Europe (A4E), Airlines International Representation in Europe (AIRE), European Regions Airline Association (ERA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), representing the collective interests of European airlines, today decried unclear and non-binding guidelines from the European Commission on airlines’ use of refundable travel vouchers as an alternative to immediate cash refunds for flights cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest EC recommendation is disappointing and confusing both for airlines and their passengers because: The recommendations are non-binding but raise certain expectations about the terms of…

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Kate Middleton Has A Royal Hack For Hiding Bra Straps

Kate Middleton has a hack for never being seen with a bra strap showing. At this point in quarantine, I barely know what a bra is anymore. I truly haven’t seen mine in weeks. But in an alternate reality where we all actually wear real clothes, Kate Middleton has a genius hack for dealing with visible bra straps. Royal etiquette expert Myka Meier who “trained in London under a former member of The Royal Household of Her Majesty the Queen,” says Kate avoids the pesky issue of visible bra straps…

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Ogbunike Community, Family Announce Passing of Igwe Umenyiora

Ogbunike community in Oyi Local Council of Anambra State and the Umenyiora family have officially announced the passing unto glory of HRM Igwe John Ositadimma Umenyiora (Ezedioramma 1 of Ogbunike and Okpala Iguedo). Though the monarch died on April 28, 2020, the formal announcement of his death was performed on May 8, in compliance with the constitution and tradition of the community. Spearheaded by Chief Anene .C. Osadebe (GON), Aka Eze (Traditional Prime Minister) and regent of Ogbunike, the event had in attendance members of the Umenyiora family, Igwe’s Cabinet…

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