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South East govs pledge support to Air Peace boss, Onyema, over money laundering indictment in US

Allen Onyema, Air Peace chairman. By Charles Onyekwere, Abakaliki.South East governors have pledged their support to the Air Peace boss,  Allen Onyema, following his indictment by the United States Department of Justice for allegedly laundering $20m.Onyema was accused by the US authorities for allegedly laundering over $20 million from Nigeria through United States bank accounts in a scheme involving false documents for the purchase of airplanesIn a statement signed by South-East governors of David Umahi, Ebonyi, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Enugu,…

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Court orders Mompha’s remand in prison custody over alleged N33bn internet fraud

By our Correspondent A Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos, today, Monday November 25, 2019, remanded an alleged internet fraudster, Ismaila Mustapha, also known as Mompha in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Service, (NCS), formerly known as Nigeria Prison Service, (NPS). Justice Mohammed Liman ordered Mompha’s remand after he pleaded not guilty to a 14-count charge of laundering N33 billion through internet fraud, and thereafter fixed November 29, 2019 to hear Mompha’s bail application. The anti-graft agency, EFCC,…

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12 rescued Thai boys visit UK for ‘pride of Britain’ awards

  The rescued Thai boys. In recognition of a truly inspirational story of strength and survival, Qatar Airways flew the Wild Boars football team from Thailand to London to take part in the ‘Pride of Britain’ 2018 awards ceremony. The group is made of 12 Thai children and their coach who were trapped inside a cave in Thailand for more than two weeks. They were accompanied by two selfless British divers who were at the heart of their cave…

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Cabin pressure forces Air Peace aircraft to do air return

Air Peace Airline has confirmed that its Lagos-Owerri Flight 7252 on Thursday returned to base after its crew observed that there was a change in cabin pressure. The airline said that the decision to return to base was in line with standard operating procedure. It added that the incident had nothing whatsoever to do with the engines of the aircraft nor was it a life-threatening situation. According to Air Peace, “We confirm that Air Peace Lagos-Owerri Flight 7252 on…

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Thieves invade MMIA, cart away containers for airport rehabilitation

  MMIA Terminal, Lagos Thieves have descended on materials meant for rehabilitation of the terminal building of Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos contained in containers, which have been abandoned at the airport for about five years. More of the abandoned containers have been reportedly vandalised recently. The containers, which have as contents building materials like iron beams and others, were ordered for importation into the country in 2013, when Mrs. Stella Oduah, was the minister of aviation. But Oduah…

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Easter: Dana Air introduces buy one, get one free, partners Royal Films on movie against migration

Dana Air has announced a ‘Buy one, Get One free’  promo for any of its  guests that books a return ticket between 12 Midnight on Thursday 29th March, and 12 midnight on Friday, 30th March, being Good Friday. The airline has also partnered Royal Films Academy on a movie titled ‘Forgotten in Libya.’ as part of efforts towards encouraging the youths to stay in the country and avoid migrating to countries where they are not welcome. The Accountable Manager…

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