Articles by Abel Orukpe

Breaking News: CBN Takes Over Skye Bank, Changes Name To Polaris Bank

  The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele said that the Apex institution has taken over Skye Bank Nigeria Plc. Emefiele, who disclosed this today at a media briefing in Lagos, added that CBN has changed the name Skye Bank to Polaris Bank. He also disclosed that CBN has injected a total of N786 […]


Delta To Launch First Biometric Terminal In U.S.

  Delta Air Lines, in partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), is launching the first biometric terminal in the United States at Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal (Terminal F) in Atlanta. According to the airline beginning from late this year, customers flying […]


Businessman Bags 140 Years Jail Term For Counterfeiting Foreign Cheques

    A Federal High Court, Lagos, yesterday convicted and sentenced a businessman, Mr. Jones Patrick Biyere, to a total of 140 years imprisonment, for counterfeiting foreign cheques. Justice Mohammed Idris convicted and sentenced the businessman, who has been standing trial before the court since 2006, after finding him guilty of the 13 counts charge, […]


N4.6 B Fraud: Orji Kalu Opens Defence Tomorrow

    By Gbenga Ogunbufunmi    Former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, will tomorrow open his defence in the alleged N4.6 billion fraud charge filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos . At the resumption of proceedings […]


National Carrier Concept Unsustainable, Drain Pipe For Wasting Scarce Resources —AON

    …AON Commend FG Over Suspension Of N/Carrier  The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) has described the concept of the  suspended national carrier as totally unsustainable and a drain pipe for wasting scarce resources This is just as the body commended the Federal Government for taking the bold step to suspend the planned national […]


N1.6B Fraud: Court Fixes Nov. 12 For Adoption Of Written Addresses In Dudafa, Other’s Trial

    Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court, Lagos yesterday fixed November 12, 2018 as the date for parties to adopt their written addresses in the trial of former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Gooluck Jonathan on Domestic Affairs, Dr. Waripamo-Owei Dudafa and one other over alleged N1.6 billion fraud. The date was […]


Revenue Automation: NCAA Gives Foreign Airlines Dec. 31 Deadline

  The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has given December 31, 2018 deadline to the Foreign Airlines that are yet to  automate/integrate on the Avitech platform for the remittance of five per cent  Ticket Sales Charge/Cargo Sales Charge(TSC/CSC) to do so or face severe sanctions. NCAA gave the deadline in a letter dated September 14, […]


FG Suspends Controversial, Embryonic National Carrier;Nigeria Air

     … As Ojikutu Asks Govt. To Disclose Reason For Suspension   Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika today disclosed that the Federal Executive Council(FEC) has suspended the controversial national carrier project; Nigeria Air. The suspension is coming about 63 days after the name of the airline and logo was unveiled at the […]


Police Declare Osun PDP Guber Candidate Adeleke Wanted For Exam Malpractice,Forgery

    …As WAEC Confirms He Scored F9 In English Language  The PPD Governorship candidate in the Osun election on Saturday, September 22, 2018 , Senator Ademola Adeleke, may not contest the election as he has landed in Police next for alleged forgery. This is just as West African Examination Council (WAEC) today confirmed before […]


Air Peace To Nigerians in Ghana: We Represent Nigeria’s Greatness

  Nigeria’s leading airline, Air Peace has assured Nigerians resident in Ghana that its giant strides in the aviation industry in West Africa are to project the image of the country positively across the world. The airline made the declaration at the Nigerian Charity Bazaar hosted by the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana in collaboration […]