How we burst a smuggling ring, recover N1.3b worth smuggled exotic cars—Ali

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Tuesday said that it had burst a smuggling ring which led to impoundment of 37 brand new exotic vehicles estimated at N1.3 billion. The Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC) Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) made the disclosure Tuesday while addressing reporters at the Customs Training School in Lagos. He said the seizures were More...

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By Bar and Bench On Sunday, August 6th, 2017
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Out of 27 airports in Nigeria, only four are standard—Bankole

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Med-View Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole has said that out of 27 airports in Nigeria, only four are standard. Bankole who made the declaration however did not explain More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, August 4th, 2017
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AMCON, EFCC meet, to collaborate on recovery of N4.6trn debts

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) on Thursday met with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on various issues including the possibility of collaborating on the plans to recover More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, August 4th, 2017
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PANDEF meets Osinbajo, withdraws ultimatum to FG

The Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) on Thursday withdrew the ultimatum given to the federal government to meet the demands it presented in November 2016. The decision was the outcome of a meeting between Acting More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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Boko Haram: We won’t abandon our oil search project—UniMaid

Vice-Chancellor of University of Maiduguri (UniMaid), Prof. Ibrahim Njodi, has declared that the school would not chicken out of its oil search project in the Chad Basin. Prof Njodi spoke against the backdrop of More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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Niger-Delta leaders announce plans to pull out of peace talks with FG November 1

Elders from the Niger Delta region under the aegis of Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) on Monday declared that they would withdraw from peace talks with the federal government after November 1. They anchored their More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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‘Oil price hits 2 months high at $53’

Oil prices hit a two-month high on Monday following a tightening United States (US) crude market and the threat of sanctions against OPEC-member –Venezuela. Brent crude futures were 52.90 dollars per barrel earlier More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Why Julius Berger, RCC suspend work on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway—Works Ministry

The Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing on Sunday disclosed that Julius Berger Nigeria Plc had finally suspended work on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The ministry attributed the decision to delays in the More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Foreign investors struggling to acquire 9Mobile—Minister

Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, at the weekend, disclosed that many foreign investors are jostling to buy over telecomunication firm— 9 Mobile (formerly Etisalat) from which Mubadallah recently pulled More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, July 30th, 2017
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Appeal panel upholds NCAA’s N33.5 million sanctions on First Nation, pilot

A five-member appeal panel has upheld and reaffirmed the N33.5 million sanctions imposed on FirstNation Airways and one of its pilots by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA. The General Manager, Public More...