As Domestic Flights Resume – Vanguard

International flights resume

After three months of lockdown during which only emergency flights were able to operate, the Nigerian aviation industry roars back to life today, July 8, 2020. Flights were to resume on June 21, 2020, but the industry regulator, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, decided to hold action until all stakeholders came to full terms with protocols for safe resumption. During the lockdown, many of the “high and mighty” private aircraft owners and charter service operators were not able to function, except for the few episodes where Caverton Helicopters and…

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Air Peace Resumes Domestic Flights, Assure Passengers Of Safety

Airport Day Arik-aircraft

Nigeria’s leading airline, Air Peace today resumed scheduled domestic flight services assuring that it has put in place reliable measures to protect both passengers and staff pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight. The Airline resumed regular domestic flight services in the wake of the Federal Government’s directive to re-open Lagos and Abuja airports for flight operations. In a statement released to journalists, the airline’s Spokesperson, Stanley Olisa, urged its customers to embrace online booking and check-in, employing its user-friendly Mobile App, as a means of minimizing physical contact. The airline he explained…

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Day 1: Air Peace, Arik Resumes Operations At Terminal 1, Max Air, Ibom Air At MMA2

Airport Day Arik-aircraft

As the Federal Government opens the airspace today for domestic operations, four airlines; Air Peace, Arik Air, Max Air, and Ibom Air resumed flight services at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Domestic Terminal 1 and the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2(MMA2), Lagos. At the MMA1 terminal also called General Aviation Terminal (GAT), where Air Peace and Arik Air are operating from, passengers were seen with their face masks on and also observing the social distancing protocol. At the front of the departure hall, the sanitiser  was strategically placed for passengers, security…

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Hushpuppi Hires Chicago’s High Profile Lawyer To Defend Him

Hushpuppi's attorne

Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, a.k.a Hushpuppi has hired Gal Pissetzky, one of the best criminal defence lawyers in the Chicago area to defend him. Hushpuppi, who was extradited to the US from Dubai last week Thursday faces trial in Los Angeles, where his case has been filed before a US District Court in Central District of California. Chicago, therefore, appears like a temporary bus stop as he will be transferred soon. It was not clear whether Pissetsky will handle his defense all the way to Los Angeles. Hushpuppi appeared to have…

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NCC Creates Digital Economy Department To Drive FG’s Agenda

Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has underscored the centrality of economic diversification

The governing board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has created and approved a digital economy department, principally responsible for implementing programs and policies aimed at fully supporting and promoting the national digital economy agenda of the Federal Government. The new department which has been placed under the office of the executive vice-chairman/CEO of NCC is to actualize the eight pillars of the digital economy policy document. Umar Danbatta, the executive vice-chairman of NCC said the creation of the new department is in line with the commission’s strategy to create…

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EFCC: The Full List Of 20 Allegations Against Magu And His Response

Ibrahim Magu

The allegations against Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), and his response below for your reading pleasure. Allegations Alleged discrepancies in the reconciliation records of the EFCC and the Federal Ministry of Finance on recovered funds. Declaration of N539 billion as recovered funds, instead of 604 billion earlier claimed. Insubordination to the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF). Alleged late action on the investigation of P&ID, leading to legal disputes. Not…

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‘I Can’t Afford A PR Firm’ — Okonjo-Iweala Seeks Volunteers For WTO Campaign

WTO DG: Don’t allow Trump to frustrate Okonjo-Iweala, Obiano tells Buhari

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s candidate for the World Trade Organisation director-general election, says she is in need of volunteers for her campaign. In an interview with Arise TV, Okonjo-Iweala said some of her friends have been helping with media work pro-bono. If elected, Okonjo-Iweala would be the first African to occupy the position. “So far things are going well and I’m grateful for the support of the government and Nigerians. I don’t have any PR firm working for me. I have some friends who are helping with media work pro-bono because…

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How Magu Embezzled N39billion, Gave Osinbajo N4billion, Begs For Soft Landing.

Presidential panel recommends new EFCC Chairman

Embattled former acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, allegedly embezzled over N39billion and gave Vice President Yemi Osinabjo N4billion, after the VP gave instructions to him to release some of the recovered loots, Sources within the panel investigating the former EFCC boss reviewed. This is even as investigators discovered that as early as 4 am on Tuesday, EFCC staff members suspected to by “Magu Boys” invaded the headquarters of the anti-graft agency and made away with files and computers containing important information. According to the source…

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First Bank Upgrades Its Mobile Banking Application, Reinforces Its Edge At Putting Customers Ahead In Electronic Banking

Dr. Adesola Adeduntan CEO FirstBank

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, has announced that its mobile banking application, FirstMobile has been upgraded with new and improved features to promote safe and convenient Mobile Banking experience for customers. The Bank’s award-winning and dynamic mobile banking application has been redesigned with improved security and self-service features to ease the navigation capability and proficiency of customers. Its unique cool blue color background gives it a more appealing interface for customers to enjoy a unified and streamlined banking experience whilst going about their day to day…

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$9.7M, £74,000 Found In My House By EFCC Was Given To Me As Gift, EX-NNPC GMD, Yakubu Tells Court


Former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Andrew Yakubu, who is facing money laundering charge, on Wednesday, told the Federal High Court in Abuja that $9.7million and £74, 000.00 the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, found in his house in 2017, were part of monies people gave to him as gifts. Yakubu, who opened his defense before the trial court, said he received the monies in tranches of not more than $10, 000 and not more than £5, 000. Testifying as his own witness,…

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