Group seeks liquidation of private media firms over nonpayment of salary arrears

The Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER), said it would seek liquidation of the African Independent Television (AIT) and ThisDay Newspaper over nonpayment of salary arrears they owe their staff. The Executive Director, CASER, Mr Frank Tietie, said this at a news conference on Monday in Abuja. He said the civil society group would approach the court to seek the liquidation of the media organisations because of their non-commitment to the welfare of their staff. He, however, appealed to the management of ThisDay newspaper and AIT to pay…

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Dangote pledges commitment to education, healthcare development

The Chief Executive Officer, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has pledged his commitment to the development of education and healthcare sectors, as he bagged the Ahmadu Bello University’s top Corporate Award. The Head, Corporate Communications, Dangote Group, Mr. Tony Chiejina, in a statement on Monday in Lagos, said that Mr. Ahmed Mansur, the Executive Director, Stakeholders Management and Corporate Communication, represented Dangote at the award ceremony The award was presented by the University’s Alumni Association in recognition of Dangote’s numerous contributions to the development of the nation’s education sector. Dangote…

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Boeing 777 Freighters for Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways has signed a letter of intent to purchase five 777 Freighters, valued at $1.7 billion at list prices.  The letter of intent was signed during a ceremony attended by Qatari Minister of Finance and Qatar Airways Chairman His Excellency Mr Ali Sharif Al Emadi, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker and Boeing Commercial Airplanes President & CEO Kevin McAllister. “The addition of five 777 Freighters is a significant moment for our cargo division,” said His Excellency Mr Al Baker.  “As the world’s third-largest…

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Plastic doesn’t reduce food waste, study finds

The report adds that the harmful effects of plastic are often not properly estimated when policies are made on food packaging. Plastic is the most widely used packaging material in the EU – with 37% of all food sold wrapped in it – but it’s not actually helping us reduce food waste, despite manufacturers claiming it does. A new study from Friends of the Earth Europe and Zero Waste Europe says annual use of plastic packaging per person has grown simultaneously with food waste since the 1950s – finding that…

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