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NDLEA Confiscates N20bn Lodged in 103 Bank Accounts Linked to Nigerian Billionaire Businessman

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has confiscated N20 billion lodged in 103 accounts linked to billionaire businessman Mallison Ukatu.

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has confiscated N20 billion lodged in 103 accounts linked to billionaire businessman Mallison Ukatu.

He was arrested on the 13th of April 2022 for allegedly importing N3bn worth of tramadol.

Mr. Mallison who is the Chairman of Mallinson Group of Companies, was arrested onboard a flight to Abuja at the MM2 Terminal of the Murtala Muhammadu Airport, Ikeja Lagos.

He however regained freedom on October 12, 2022, after perfecting bail conditions issued by the Federal High Court Ikoyi, Lagos, and was later rearrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the court premises on the same day.

Following his recent arrest by the NDLEA, before the Federal high court Abuja, the NDLEA filed a 23-count charge against him and his six companies, which include; NISPO Porcelain Company Limited, Gas Limited and Urban Space Services Limited, NISPO Oil, Fruitroprics Industries Limited, Mallinson and Partners Limited, and MBL Multi-links Services Limited, which he used to launder proceeds from the unlawful act.

The NDLEA had earlier obtained an interim seizure of 25 of his properties.

In a similar case, earlier this month, Investors King reported that the NDLEA discovered 13 million tramadol pills worth N8.8 billion in a luxurious building in Lagos.

The drugs which were 1.8 tons (1,855 kilogrammes),was estimated to be worth more than $278.2 million, an equivalent of N194.7 billion in street value.

According to the drug enforcement agency, the mansion where the drugs were recovered from belonged to billionaire drug Baron Ugochukwu Nsofor Chukwukadibia who is already in their custody.

The mansion which is located in Lekki was reported to be void of occupants, which had five exotic vehicles in two of the mansions, including a bulletproof jeep.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has stated that it is working tirelessly to go after those in illegal possession of unlawful drugs in the country.

The agency disclosed that between January and July 2022 alone, it has succeeded in arresting over 18,940 suspects and has also secured 2,904 convictions.

To upscale its drug trafficking war, the president Buhari-led administration last month provided the agency with armoured vehicles worth N580m, Investors King understands.

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The Place Restaurant Opens New Outlet in Abuja

The Place Restaurant has expanded its presence in Abuja with a new outlet in the Central Business District (CBD)

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One of the leading Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) in Nigeria, The Place Restaurant has expanded its presence in Abuja with a new outlet in the Central Business District (CBD).

The new outlet which opened to customers yesterday, Monday 28 November will graciously serve people within and outside the CBD, Investors King learnt. 

According to a statement released by the restaurant, the new outlet is located at the newly constructed Tropic Galleria Mall beside the prestigious Grand Square. 

While speaking at the launch, Chief Operations Officer, Chinelo Umeugochukwu noted that The Place restaurant is a customer-oriented restaurant with its customers at the core of the company’s mission. 

Similarly, Chinelo added that every decision made is to cater to the needs and preferences of their customers.

“In line with our expansion goals for the year, we will be bringing a variety of healthy meals closer to our customers. We appreciate our customers for being loyal and for standing with us all through our years of operations,” she said. 

Additionally, the Chief Operating Officer noted that the quick service restaurant will continue to enhance its service delivery to its amazing customers with quality and healthy meals in a nice environment and hygienic place. 

Also speaking at the event, the company’s Head of Marketing, Susan Izenegu noted that the new outlet in the central business district makes it the company’s third outlet in Abuja and the 25th in Nigeria. 

She disclosed that the expansion is a result of the company’s hard work and dedication to serve its numerous customers with top-notch services. 

“We are excited to launch our 3rd outlet in Abuja and 25th outlet in Nigeria. This landmark is a result of our persistent journey that began over 15 years ago filled with hard work and commitment to our customers” she said. 

While she hinted that the company is set to open another outlet on Freedom way, Lekki, Lagos on Monday 19 December 2022, she noted that The Place restaurant will continue to deliver its promise of “making a variety of homemade meals available at an affordable price”. 

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Immigration Service Orders Passport Offices to Work on Saturday

Passport offices to work on Saturdays across the country amid the surge in demand

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Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has directed passport offices across the country to work on Saturday amid the surge in demand for international passports. 

The directive which was contained in a statement released yesterday by the Public Relations Officer, Mr. Tony Akuneme, noted that the directive is aimed to enable the Service to reduce the backlog occasioned by the 2020 and 2021 prolonged lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The CG has directed that passport offices across the country with a high volume of pending applications to work on Saturdays. (However), the Saturdays preceding the Christmas and New Year holidays are exempted.

“The period for this exercise is expected to be every Saturday commencing from December 3, 2022, to January 28, 2023, between the period of 10 am and 2 pm,” the statement partly read.

Investors King understands that Nigerians have been going through a long queue while trying to acquire an international passport. In some cases, it could take as long as four to six months.

This long queue has created room for racketeering. A standard passport which normally costs N26,000 is being done at the rate of N50,000. It could be as high as N70,000 to N100,000 in some cities such as Abuja and Lagos.

According to the statement, the Controller-General of the immigration service has also approved the deployment of the Passport Controller in Ekiti to Jigawa, while the one in Ondo was moved to NIS Zonal Office in Ibadan.

The CG added that he will hold passport officers accountable for any acts of indiscipline by officers under their watch.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has cautioned Nigerians on the dangers of irregular migration, so as not to waste their future. 

The CG who gave the advice disclosed that the service will intensify its efforts to sensitize Nigerians on the danger of irregular migration.

He noted that most of the victims are being brainwashed by travel agents who only care about making money from such trips. 

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MultiChoice Introduces Special World Cup Package on GOtv

The package named “Jolli YaQatar” was launched today and it comes with a new discount offer

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The mother brand of GOtv, MultiChoice has introduced a special world cup package for GOtv subscribers.

The package named “Jolli YaQatar” was launched today and it comes with a new discount offer, Investors King learnt. 

According to a statement released by MultiChoice, the decoder and one-month subscription which was previously N6,900 will now be available for N4,900.

“Starting from Saturday, November 26, customers can get a GOtv decoder at just N4,900 instead of N6,900,” the statement read.

Additionally, all matches of the FIFA World Cup are now available to GOtv customers on Supa, Max, and Jolli packages.

MultiChoice Nigeria’s Chief Executive Officer, John Ugbe, noted that the special package will enable more Nigerian families to enjoy the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Qatar. 

He added that the company has included more channels to capture all moments at the ongoing world cup in Qatar. 

“This special World Cup price offer will allow more Nigerians access to live matches and show-stopping moments at the ongoing FIFA World Cup. To further drive this, we have extended more World Cup dedicated channels to every customer,” he said.

GOtv is one of the most popular pay-per-view television service providers in Nigeria. 

Apart from being relatively affordable, it has a lot of exciting channels which include Africa Magic Urban, Honey, SuperSport, WWE, SuperSport channels, KIX, StarLife, Cartoon Network, ESPN, Zee World, TeleMundo, CNN International, Al Jazeera, Discovery Family, B4U Movies, TNT Africa.

Others include MTV Base, HIP TV,  M-Net Movies 4, ROK, Discovery ID, Nat Geo Wild, Da Vinci Kids, Disney Junior, Nickelodeon, Jim Jam, and a lot more.

In all, GOtv has over 80 exciting channels covering news both local and international, music, sports, documentaries, series, movies, and children’s programmes.

GOtv subscription begins from N1,900 a month on GOtv Jinja, to N2,800 for GOtv Jolli. GOtv Mass monthly subscription goes for N4,150 while the all-round package, GOtv Supa goes for N5,500. 

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