Use Of Juju Hampers Trial Of Suspected Human Traffickers – DG

Benin – The use of ‘juju’ on victims by suspects is hindering the war against trafficking in persons, according to Dame Julie Okah-Donli, Director-General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP). “The agency finds it difficult to prosecute and convict traffickers as a result of the use of ‘juju’ by suspects and their…

Dangote Canvasses Establishment Of Mineral Buying Centres To Boost Mining

President of Dangote Group, Alh. Aliko Dangote, has advised the Federal Government to facilitate the establishment of mineral buying centres and lapidaries to boost investments in solid minerals. Speaking at the just concluded Kogi State Economic Summit in Lokoja, he said the absence of solid mineral buying centres and lapidaries had enabled the flourishing of…

NSE Index Declines 1.1% As Investors Gain N12.4bn In One Week

Lagos – The bearish trend in the Nigerian equities market extended to the second week as the NSE All Share Index (ASI) declined 1.1 per cent week-on-week to settle at 42,638.83 points, while year-to-date return moderated to 11.5 per cent. Accordingly, investors gained N12.4 billion in value as market capitalisation fell to N15.3 trillion. Losses…

Nigeria Wins Bid To Host IFATCA Conference, Expects 200 Delegates

Lagos – The Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers’ Association (NATCA) has won the bid to host the forthcoming Africa and Middle East Regional meeting of International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Association (IFATCA). Nigeria emerged the host after defeating Algeria, which equally indicated interest to host the annual conference in its country. It would be the…

Buhari’s Aide Harassing Me With EFCC – Enugu APC Boss

Enugu – Ben Nwoye, chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State, has accused Mrs. Juliet Nwagwu, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Justice Reforms, of masterminding his invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Nwoye was at the EFCC Enugu Zonal Office on Thursday to respond to a petition bordering on…

Reps Declare War On 21 Lottery Operators Over Poor Remittances

Abuja – Apparently disturbed by the paucity of remittances by the 21 licensed lottery operators in Nigeria, the House of Representatives has directed its Committee on Governmental Affairs to probe the activities of players in the industry. The committee is also to investigate regulatory bodies such as the Nigeria Lottery Regulatory Commission and the Nigeria Lottery…