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Apapa Gridlock: NPA, APM Capital to move Containers to Epe by barges

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As part of efforts in finding lasting solution to the Apapa gridlock, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with APM Capital to extend the use of barges to evacuate containers from the ports in Lagos to Epe.

Speaking when she hosted a team from APM Capital on Wednesday, the NPA Managing Director, Hadiza Bala-Usman, said the problem of Apapa access road seems intractable because of decade-long decadence, which was caused by multiplicity of problems.

Usman said NPA had made several efforts including contributing ₦1.8 billion to rehabilitate the road at a time as well as implementing the truck call-up system.

She said NPA would continue to consult with stakeholders across all levels, since the provision of infrastructure is crucial for sustainable port operations.

Usman further assured that NPA would build on the synergy that exist with stakeholders and also commended the Ministers of Transportation, the Board of Directors of NPA, and the management of APM Capital for the barging initiative.

Senior Investment Advisor of APM Capital, Fleming Dalgaard assured on the construction of a jetty and truck park to facilitate the movement of cargo with barges from the port.

He said APM Capital will provide necessary technical expertise, funds and other resources needed to actualize the project.

The MoU has it that NPA, in realization of the fact that the provision of infrastructure is crucial for sustainable operation of ports, has continued to pursue a programme of infrastructural investments.

 

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In Early Days of Christianity Nobody was called Pastor — Reno Omokri

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Reno Omokri has thrown more light on why he insists nobody should replace his/her parents with a Pastor in the church.

The ex spokesperson to former President, Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday said that in early days of Christianity nobody was called Daddy, Pastor and Bishop.

He said that everyone in the church was called ‘Brother’. He urged all who might not believe him to listen to Jesus, and he quotes, “Don’t let anyone call you ‘Rabbi,’ for all of you are EQUAL as brothers”-Matthew 23:8.”

 

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Corps Member, Graduate, Two Others Jailed For Internet Fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, on Thursday May 23, 2019 secured the conviction of four internet fraudsters.

Three of the convicts – Alimi Azeez Oluwadamilare, Paul Opeyemi Omotunde and Igberase Hope Odianosen – were tried in the Federal High Court, Abeokuta Division, while the other, Okuneye Opeyemi James, got the reward for his criminal act at the Ibadan Division of the court.

Alimi, a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), and Omotunde, a 2019 graduate from the Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB), were convicted and sentenced to four months in prison by Justice Ibrahim Watilat of Federal High Court 1, Abeokuta.

Also in Abeokuta, Justice Mohammed Abubarkar of Court 2 jailed Igberase for four months.

The trio were re-arraigned on a one-count amended charge of criminal impersonation, contrary to Section 22 (2)(b)(iv) of the Cyber Crime Prohibition Prevention Act, 2015 and punishable under the same Act.

The fresh arraignments were sequel to the plea bargain arrangements between them and the EFCC which reduced the number of charges in the initial charge sheets to one.

Besides sending them to jail, the presiding judges also ordered that they refund sums of money in United States Dollars to their respective victims as restitution.

All items recovered from them during their interrogation are equally to be forfeited to the Federal Government.

In the same vein, Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Ibadan sentenced Okunoye Opeyemi James (a.k.a. James Kosta) to four months in prison.

The 24-year-old was facing a one-count amended charge bordering on fraudulent impersonation contrary to Section 22 (2)(b)(iv) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention Etc) Act, 2015.

He was arrested for internet-related offences on April 11 by officers of the Nigeria Police Force who later handed him over to the Ibadan zonal office of the EFCC for further investigation.

Investigations by the Commission revealed that the convict’s modus operandi was to illegally hack into people’s accounts to gain unrestricted access to vital and sensitive information, and covert same to fraudulent use.

He eventually pleaded guilty to the one-count charge of criminal impersonation preferred against him on Thursday. He was accordingly convicted and sentenced by the presiding judge.

The court also ordered the convict to make restitution of the sum of N889,995 (Eight Hundred and Eighty-Nine Thousand, Nine Hundred and Ninety-Five Naira), being benefit he derived from his fraudulent act.

He is similarly to forfeit one Iphone 7, and one Huawei handset to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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Author of ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ dies at 95

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The Tiger Who Came To Tea author Judith Kerr has died at the age of 95, her publisher HarperCollins has said.

The legendary author and illustrator, who was awarded an OBE, stole the hearts of generations of children with her iconic book, among other classics.

She died at her home in Barnes, South West London yesterday following a short illness, the publisher said.

Tributes are pouring in for the charming grandmother who put a smile on millions of faces and had a “astonishing zest for life”.

 

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