Saturday, May 8, 2021

Update: FAAN Removes Obstruction, Reopens Runway At Lagos Airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has reopened Runway 18R/36L at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos. This was after the removal of Azman Air’s Boeing 737-500 aircraft which was grounded in the middle of the runway causing an obstruction. The aircraft with registration 5N SYS, and flight number ZQ2325 was grounded in the middle of...

Nigeria: Excitement in EFCC Over Bawa’s Nomination as Chairman

There was excitement at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja and other zonal offices nationwide on Tuesday as President Muhammadu Buhari broke with tradition to pick an operative, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, as the next chairman of the commission. Buhari in a letter addressed to the President of the Senate,...

$11 Million Fraud: US Court Sentences Invictus Obi To Ten Years

A US court has sentenced Obinwanne Okeke also known as Invictus Obi to 10 years in prison. Okeke was sentenced for his involvement in a computer-based intrusion fraud scheme that caused approximately $11 million in known losses to his victims. According to court documents the 33-year-old operated a group of companies known as the Invictus Group...

President Buhari requests senate to confirm Abdulrasheed Bawa as EFCC Boss

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) In a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the President said he was acting in accordance with Paragraph 2(3) of Part1, CAP E1 of EFCC Act 2004. Bawa, 40, is...

#EndSARS: Youth Representative Oduala Pulls out of Lagos Judicial Panel

A leading organiser of the #EndSARS protests Rinu Oduala has withdrawn from the Lagos State Judicial Panel investigating police brutality and human rights abuse, insisting she will not be part of a “cover-up”. Oduala insisted that “the state government and the private organisation which operates the toll have not been cleared of collusion with elements...

Mastercard to Allow Customers Transact in Select Cryptocurrencies on Its Network

Mastercard Incorporated has said it will offer support for customers and begin to accept cryptocurrencies on its network in 2021 as it prepares for “the future of crypto and payments”. Mastercard Incorporated is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in New York, United States. Executive Vice-president for digital assets, blockchain products and partnerships, Raj Dhamodharan...

#EndSARS Aftermath: CBN Must Desist From Jumping Into The Political Arena – Falana

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stay out of politics and stick to the business of banking. Falana’s call was made in reaction to the unfreezing of bank accounts belonging to 20 #EndSARS promoters. Following the #EndSARS protest that rocked the nation in October 2020,...

Kaduna Security: Troops Kill More Bandits In Birnin Gwari

Troops of the Nigerian Airforce have killed more bandits during Air operations in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The sustained military operations followed recent killing of over 40 people in five local government areas of the state within 48 hours. According to the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, bandits...

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