‘Runaway’ Maina arraigned, to be remanded in prison until end of trial

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday, ordered that former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Force Team, Abulrasheed Maina, has been ordered by  the Federal High Court i in prison until the end of his trial. Justice Okon Abang delivered the verdict, following the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) application made by prosecution counsel, Mohammed Abubakar. The EFCC is prosecuting Maina over allegations of N2bn money laundering. Maina had jumped bail and fled to the Republic of Niger, but was produced in court on Friday, following…

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Arik Air Sacks 300 Workers

About 300 staff of Arik Air have received their sack letters. The management of Arik Air on Friday announced the relieving of these staff members of their appointments. In a statement to newsmen titled “Arik Air management declares 300 staff redundant”, the airline blamed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic for the sacking. Arik Air explained that a redundancy package would be provided for the affected workers with the help of the aviation unions. The statement read in part, “Arising from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to…

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