Why Egypt’s Head of Customs was arrested

Egyptian government has effected arrest of the head of its Customs Authority, Gamal Abdelazim, on suspicion of accepting bribes to permit the entry of banned goods into the country without Customs duties.
The Administrative Control Authority said in a statement.
The statement did not specify what types of goods were smuggled or the value of the alleged bribes.
Abdelazim had also directed employees to reduce the fines owed for goods that had been seized.

Fake Australlian visa lands businessman in court

A 42-year-old businessman, Moses Olusola, was on Wednesday arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate Court by the Police over alleged conspiracy, forgery, fraud and obtaining sum of N2.8 million under false pretence of procuring Australian visa for his victim.
Olusola, whose residential address was not given, pleaded not guilty to the four-count charge levelled against him by the police after it was read to him by court registrar.

NCC wades into MTN’s labour crises

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Monday said that the organisation had opened talks with critical stakeholders on MTN’s labour issues.

 Mr Tony Ojobo, the NCC’s director of Public Affairs, stated this in Abuja.

“NCC under the leadership of Prof. Umar Danbatta has opened talks with other critical stakeholders through the office of the Executive Commissioner Stakeholders Management, Mr Sunday Dare on the issue.

Obaseki's industrialistion drive: Why we are interested in Benin Auto Park – Volkswagen, Nissan, others

As the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, works to expand the investment inflow into the state, key players in the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM), including Volkswagen, Jaguar Land Rover, Bosch, Toyota, Nissan, among others, have said that they are interested in working with the State Government on the development of the Benin Auto Park because of the state’s strong commitment to industrialisation and its welcoming policy frameworks.

Benin Auto Park: Obaseki, Automotive Council, BMW, Ford, Nissan, others commit to park’s devt

Poised to develop the largest single auto sales market in West Africa, Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that the state is willing to explore far-reaching partnership with the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) and the Africa Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM), in actualising the Benin Auto Park, sited in Benin City.

Why kerosene scarcity rages in Bayelsa

The renewed operations of the Joint Task Force (JTF) deployed to protect oil facilities in the Niger Delta against illegal refineries has resulted to shortage of kerosene to residents in Bayelsa State.
Kerosene scarcity was sequel to a raid by the joint military force, Operation Delta Safe, to illegal refinery sites in Okaki, Rivers State and Nembe in Bayelsa State.
Checks in Yenagoa at the weekend indicated that the bulk of kerosene and diesel used by residents in Bayelsa were sourced from the two sites, which were destroyed by the troops.

Obaseki, IITA mull partnership on 50,000 ha Cassava zone in Edo

The Edo State Government and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) have agreed to join forces to bring about transformational change in cassava production, with a proposal for development of a 50,000 hectare farm project in the state.

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki revealed his administration’s plan to work with IITA after he gave a speech at the International Conference on Water-Energy-Food Systems (WEFS) in Sub-Saharan Africa, organised by the Pennsylvania State University in collaboration with IITA and the University of Ibadan, in IITA-Ibadan campus.

Saraki, Eight Other Senators Begin Three-day Visit to Russian Parliament Tuesday

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, will   Tuesday lead a Senate delegation on a three-day parliamentary visit to Russia, which is aimed at deepening legislative best practices and further strengthening the relationship between both countries.

Nigeria, Morocco agree on next steps for offshore/onshore gas pipeline

Morocco and Nigeria on Sunday signed a joint declaration in Rabat laying out the next steps for the completion of a gas pipeline deal that will be built onshore and offshore, Moroccan state news agency MAP said.

The two countries agreed to the pipeline in December 2016 and launched feasibility studies ending with a plan to build the pipeline onshore and offshore, it said.  

SON harps on IMS Certification for Oil & Gas industry

The need for players in the downstream oil and gas sectors to subscribe to the ISO integrated management system (IMS) certification has been reiterated by the Director General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Aboloma. This he said was in view of the intricacies associated with the sector and the environmental and safety challenges confronting it.

He stated this at the presentation of integrated management systems certificate to OVH Energy Marketing Limited in Lagos through Mrs. Elsie Ofili, SON Deputy Director, Management Systems Certification.