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Mobile Court convicts 12 defaulters of COVID-19 lockdown in Plateau

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A Mobile Court in Barkin-Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau on Friday convicted 12 defaulters of the State’s COVID-19 lockdown order.

Gov. Simon Lalong had declared a seven-day lockdown in the entire state beginning from Thursday, April 9, to curb the spread of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.

Magistrate K.K. Wang convicted and fined four persons, who were in a Mark Truck carrying empty crates of beer from Langtang North Local Government to Kaduna State.

The magistrate convicted them for contravening section 114 of Plateau State Penal Code Law 2017. He also ordered them to pay a fine of N10,000 each for violating the lockdown.

The magistrate also ordered two other defaulters, who were arrested on their way to Bauchi State from Masaka, to pay a fine of N10,000 each in accordance with section 114 of Plateau State penal Code Law 2017.

Wang also ordered six other persons to clear drainage systems within Barkin-Ladi town for two days, or pay a fine of N10,000 each.

Magistrate Wang admonished the defaulters to always be law abiding.

“Your trial and sentencing today (Friday), will serve as a deterrent to others, who might want to disobey the laws of the land.

“I hope you have learnt a lesson from today’s trial and will not repeat this next time,” Wang stated.

The defaulters were arrested by security operatives.
Speaking after the convictions, Chairman of the local government, Mr Ezekiel Mandyau, described the lockdown in Bakin-Ladi as “very successful and encouraging”.

Mandyau commended the citizens of the area for complying with the lockdown order.

“I am optimistic that if we continue this way, COVID-19 will be kept at bay from the council and the entire state,” the local government boss said.

(NAN)

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Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry set to hold Webinar on Ecommerce Opportunities

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Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry set to hold Webinar on Ecommerce Opportunities on July 25, 2020

Ecommerce just like every other form of business has taken a new turn following the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result of the lockdowns, many customers turned to online and mobile shopping while businesses without a digital presence were forced to take their businesses online as part of their business continuity strategies in order to ensure they survive.

With e-commerce demand skyrocketing, the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) is organizing a webinar on the 25th July at 4pm West Africa Time to explore important factors behind building and launching a successful e-commerce business.

Key topics and discussants during the webinar which will be moderated by Mike Okwoche, the Senior Anchor of TVC News are:

E-Commerce, Nigeria’s time is now by Osita OPARAUGO, CEO of Ogelle Ltd

Leveraging Cloud Computing for e-Commerce – Unlocking Potentials & Business Opportunities by Olusegun OLUGBILE, Chairman of ICET and Data Analytics Privacy Technology (Ltd)

Choosing the right sales channel mix for your business by Grace ‘JARE-AJUWON, Chief Business & Market Officer of Proshare

Driving Targeted Traffic for Positive Customer Acquisition – Fela OLAGUNJU, Project Manager at SMElinc

Ahead of the Curve: Digital Strategies to Unlock Business Value – Mr. Tomi ARAROMI, CEO of Info Strategy Technology

The Event will also feature a keynote address by the President of ACCI, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, SAN, CON, good will messages by the Minister of Science and Technology who will be represented by the DG of NOTAP Dr. Danazumi Ibrahim, MD of NEPZA, Prof. Adesoji Adesugba, Dr.Peter Ejweozoh Mni.Director of Environmental Sciences and Technology Department of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, remarks from the Director General, Ms. Victoria Akai.

 

To be a part of the conversation, kindly join the live stream via:

link bit.ly/e-commerceandpostcovid.

You can also set a reminder for same so you don’t miss out when the event commences.

For more enquiry, kindly contact: Miss. Wuraola Onigbogi, Head of Research and Business Development via wura@accinigeria.com or call 08131259577

About the Abuja Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ACCI)

ACCI was established in August of 1986 as a Company Limited by Guarantee with the principal objective of promoting economic and industrial development within the FCT in particular and Nigeria in general. The Chamber is a non-partisan, non-sectarian, member-funded organization solely representing the common interests of the business community in the FCT, and is privately funded by Corporations, Foundations and Members, therefore its energies are directed by the interests of the business community and the general public.

Presently, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry has established association and linkages with business groups, trade associations, international chambers, government agencies, trade offices and foreign embassies, etc. so as to accomplish its goal of enhancing the sustainable growth and development of businesses in the FCT.

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Evacuation: 324 more Nigerians depart U.S. for Abuja

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Another flight evacuating Nigerians stranded in the United States due to the coronavirus pandemic has departed for Abuja.

The fully booked plane, with 324 passengers on board, left the Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, on Friday night.

It is expected to arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Saturday afternoon.

This is the third evacuation flight from the U.S. arranged by the federal government in two months, bringing the total number of evacuees to 811.

The travellers were screened for COVID-19 symptoms and subjected to other monitoring requirements, including presentation of their coronavirus test results.

As usual, the departure operation was coordinated by officials of the Nigerian consulate in New York on behalf of the Nigerian missions in the U.S.

The Consul General, Benaoyagha Okoyen, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that three persons were denied boarding for failing to present their COVID-19 test results.

NAN recalls that nine persons, including a family of five, were dropped from the last flight for the same reason.

Mr Okoyen said arrangement had been made to accommodate them in the next flight scheduled for July 28.

COVID-19 test result is one of the requirements for evacuation under the Revised Quarantine Protocol of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

The U.S., which has been an epicentre of the COVID-19 crisis, is grappling with what experts call a second wave of infections, with a record 75,600 new cases on Thursday alone.

With the consular officials at the airport was Philip Ozuah, a nationally-recognised U.S.-based Nigerian medical doctor and Chief Executive Officer of Montefiore Medical Centre, New York.

Mr Ozuah told NAN he was there in solidarity with the consular officials for “the amazing evacuation operations”.

Some executive members of the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Americas (NIDOA) led by their Treasurer, Kazeem Bello, were also on hand to lend their support.

They distributed free safety kits, including masks and hand sanitizers, to the evacuees.

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Positive Reactions As Davido Signs May D To DMW Label

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Many Nigerians on the microblogging platform Twitter have expressed their pleasure with Nigerian superstar singer Davido after learning that fellow singer May D has signed to the record label Davido Music Worldwide(DMW).

Davido’s owned DMW music label is a prestigious one and is also dubbed the 30 Billion Gang. The name DMW came into existence after Davido officially announced his break from HKN Music.

Boasting of talents like Davido himself, Peruzzi, Mayorkun, and Dremo to mention but a few, the label was launched in 2016 and is arguably one of Nigeria’s most thriving music labels.

Positive reactions and praises ar being heaped on Davido following the announcement that “Ile Ijo” singer May D has signed with DMW.

Below are reactions to the news.

 

Weeks back, Davido took a break from social media and announced that he would be returning to social media after the release of his third album, ‘A Better Time,’  this July.

At the time, he wrote:

“If you cannot reach me, don’t reach me. I will contact you. All my life, I have put people before me.I think it’s time to actually live my life and take care of myself. I have changed my number. I needed some cleansing to do. Love you all.”

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