Chinese, Nigerian remanded for N5bn fake tyres’ import

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday remanded in prison custody two Chinese and a Nigerian for allegedly importing fake tyres valued at N5 billion into the country. The order was sequel to their arraignment by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice. Taolung Shen, Xu Jing Yao and their Nigerian partner, Chinedu Madubuike, were arraigned alongside two companies, Sino Nigeria Limited and Nedeca International Limited on a four-count charge of importation of substandard products. The Nigerian was, however, arraigned in absentia as…

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Chinese, other carriers poach Nigerian pilots

Nigerian pilots are looking beyond the country for greener pasture, as there are indications that China and other wealthy nations are poaching some pilots that have been thrown out of job. Chinese airlines need to hire almost 100 pilots a week for the next 20 years to meet skyrocketing travel demand. Facing a shortage of candidates at home, carriers are dangling lucrative pay packages at foreigners with cockpit experience and Nigerian pilots are billed to benefit.Giacomo Palombo, a former United Airlines pilot, said he’s being bombarded every week with offers…

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