Articles by Abel Orukpe

SAA Extends Support For Emerging Businesses At NewBrandsXPO 2019

    South African Airways has confirmed that it was extending its partnership with the organisers of NewBrandsXPO; the premier Launchpad for new and emerging product and services in Nigeria and offering “Exhibition Support’ to three emerging travel-related brands to showcase their business at this year’s event holding at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos on […]

Asky Begins Daily Flight Operations To Joburg June 15

    ASKY, the Pan-African Airline, has said that it would launch its daily flights from Lagos to Johannesburg beginning from June 15, 2019. The airline also stated that Johannesburg, South Africa would be connected to Lagos, Nigeria daily. A press release signed by the Commercial Director, Asky, Nowel NGALA, explained that the flights would […]

Grandma, Granddaughter Bagged 12 Months Imprisonment For Selling Hard Drugs

    Story by Gbenga Ogunbufunmi     A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, convicted and sentenced a 51 years woman, Olawunmi Aderibigbe, and her granddaughter, Basirat Ogunboye, to 12 months imprisonment for dealing in hard drugs. Both the convicted grandma and her 19 years old granddaughter, were handed the jail terms by Justice Chukwujekwu […]

Former Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia Arraigned Over N35,000,000, $655,000 Money Laundering Charges

      Story by Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today arraigned a former judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, at a Federal High Court, Lagos on alleged money laundering, illegal enrichment and making false statement to officer of EFCC. Ajumogobia was arraigned today before Justice Rilwan […]

BASL Lays Off CSO, As New Corporate Communication Boss Quits Allegedly Over ’Harsh Working Environment’

’   The Chief Security Officer (CSO), Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operators of Murtala Muhammed Airport Two (MMA2), Lagos Mr. Olayinka Olatunji has been laid off. This is just as the Head of Corporate Communications of the organisation Mrs. Eniola Ade-Solanke resigned on Friday The development is coming barely few months after the Chief […]

Easter Operations: Air Peace Deploys B777 On Port Harcourt-Abuja , Abuja-Port Harcourt Routes

    West and Central Africa’s biggest airline, Air Peace is to deploy its wide-body Boeing 777 aircraft for domestic operations on the Port Harcourt-Abuja and Abuja-Port Harcourt routes on Easter Friday and Monday. Recalled that Air Peace recently acquired four Boeing 777 aircraft for its long-haul operations to Sharjah, Dubai, Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou […]

Sirika, Africa Ministers Appeal To 26 Countries To Embrace SAATM

  Nigeria’s Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika and other Africa Ministers in charge of Transport have appealed to 26 countries yet to adopt the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) to do so. Presently, only 28 of the 54 countries in Africa have so far shown interest in SAATM, which is established […]

FG Declares Friday 19, Monday 22 Public Holidays

  The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22, 2019, Public Holidays to mark this year’s Easter celebration. The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, (rtd), who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, urged Christians to emulate the exemplary attributes of Jesus Christ amongst which are tolerance, […]

Easter Special Operations: FRSC Deploys 35,000 Personnel,200 Mobile Courts

    The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC),Boboye Oyeyemi has approved the massive deployment of personnel, both regular and special marshals, to address wrong road usage by motorists and ensure free flow of traffic on all major highways across the country. The massive deployment is part of activities lined up to improve safe […]

Malabu Deal: Court Orders Arrest Of Dan Etete, Mohammed Adoke, Others

  Justice D.Z. Senchi, of a Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) High Court, sitting in Jabi has granted the prayers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, for a warrant of arrest against Dan Etete, a former Minister of Petroleum, and Mohammed Adoke, a former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, who were […]