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Pilots ground Dana Air, passengers stranded

Dana Air pilots yesterday embarked on strike, leaving the airline’s passengers across the country stranded for several hours. The strike was for reasons not unconnected with the allegedly unpaid salaries and welfare issues. The protest brought normal Dana Air scheduled flight operations to a halt nationwide. Alleged failure of the operator to properly inform the […]

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Court convicts 7 men over 2010 terror attack

Ugandan High Court convicted seven people on terrorism and murder charges for their role in the July 2010 bombings in the capital Kampala that left 76 people dead and scores of others injured. The court found Isa Luyima, Hussein Hassan Agad alias Hussein Agade, Idris Magondu, Suleiman Njoroge, Hassan Haruna Luyima, Muhammed Ali Muhammed, and […]

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Fraud: 50 dead teachers on Bayelsa payroll

The Bayelsa State government has uncovered payroll fraud in the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), with the discovery of over 765 illegally employed teachers in the eight LGAs, including 50 dead persons in Ogbia Local Government Education Authority (LGEA). The discovery cuts across the eight local government areas with Ogbia Local Government Education Authority, […]

Business

$1m scam: EFCC re-arraigns Ajudua

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday re arraigned an alleged fraudster, Fred Ajudua, before Justice K.A Jose of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja on a 28-count charge of offences bordering on conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence. The offense is contrary to Section 1 (3) of the Advance Fee […]

Business

Federal revenue crashes by N18.802 billion

Nigeria’s gross revenue crashed to N213.817 billion in the month of April 2016, a communique released by the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) and signed by the Accountant-General of the Federation, Alhaji Ahmed Idris, disclosed. The communique released Wednesday in Abuja indicated that the revenue for the month was lower than the N232.619 billion received […]

Brands & Promos

Shell to lay-off 2,200 workers

Owing to low oil prices and its takeover of smaller rival BG Group, Royal Dutch Shell on Wednesday said it was cutting at least another 2,200 jobs. “Shell staff have today been informed about the progress being made on integrating BG into the company, and on further measures that are necessary to ensure Shell is competitive […]

Business

Businessman forfeits undeclared $41,000 to FG

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday successfully secured the conviction of one Agumandu Christopher Nnamdi, before Justice F.N. Yunusa of the Federal High Court Enugu, Enugu, on a count charge bordering on money laundering. The convict was arrested by a team of Presidential Trans-border Task Force of the Nigeria Customs Service on […]