Articles by Abel Orukpe

Air Peace Chairman, Onyema Urges Passengers To Embrace United Nigeria

      The Chairman and CEO of Air Peace, Allen Onyema has called on Nigerians not to be discouraged by recent events, which has given vent to calls for separation, insisting that Nigerians are better off living in one, united nation. He made the call today when he addressed passengers onboard Flight 7120 operated […]


Hazardous Weather : NCAA Cautions Pilots, Operators

    The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has cautioned all pilots over severe thunderstorms and other hazardous weather which hamper flight operations especially now that raining is here. According to a statement signed by the Director General of NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu the warning is a follow up to the Advisory Circular (AC) with […]


Obaseki’s Reforms: Ondo Delegates Visit Edo, Understudy Revenue Collection, Generation Model

    Efforts by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration to reform and optimise tax administration in Edo State has been hailed by the Ondo State Government, who embarked on a two-day study visit to Edo State Internal Revenue Service (EIRS) to understudy its seamless revenue administration system. Receiving the tax experts in Benin City, EIRS […]


CNN Anchor, Christiane Amanpour, Diagnosed With Ovarian Cancer

      CNN’s Chief International Anchor, Christiane Amanpour, said she has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Amanpour, who has been off the air for the past four weeks because of the disease, shared the news with viewers on Monday 14 June, describing the period as “a bit of a roller coaster”. Amanpour, 63, also […]


Alleged Kidnap, N12.7M Fraud: Court Fixes Jul. 6 For Bizman’s Trial

  Story By Gbenga Ogunbufunmi Further hearing in two criminal charges of alleged attempted Kidnap and fraud of N12, 738, 000 million, filed against a businessman, Paul Smith Eigbefor, by men of the Inspector-General of Police Response Team (IRT), before Ogba Chief Magistrate Court, Lagos, has been fixed for July 6. Eigbefor whose office is […]


Edo Museum: US To Return Two Bronze Pieces

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, United States, has said it will return two Benin Bronze from its collection to its place of origin. This move further boost the prospects of American museums to repatriate looted art pieces to the Governor Godwin Obaseki-backed Edo Museum of West African Art (EMOWAA). […]


Ibom Air A220-300 Aircraft: Stakeholders Ask Gov. Udom To Stop Distorting Facts

  …Say Aircraft Information In Public Domain Aviation stakeholders have condemned comments credited to the Governor of Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel claiming that the two Airbus A220-300 series aircraft Ibom Air took delivery of recently are brand new airplanes. The stakeholders described the claim not only as false but also deceptive and that […]


Ekiti Agog As SWAGA Inaugurates Chapter Tuesday

    Ado Ekiti, the  Ekiti State capital has donned a festive look as eminent members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), arrive from all parts of the country for the inauguration of the state’s chapter of the South West Agenda for 2023, SWAGA, scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday. The event which kicks off today […]


Airtech, NAAPE Collaborate, Unveils Manpower Availability, Aviation Information Database

      Airtech Aviation Support Services in partnership with the National Association of Airline Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) have  unveiled a database that would serve as a single resource point for manpower availability, aviation information and data in the Nigerian aviation sector. Airtech said  that the database; AvianQDB, the first of its kind in […]


Delta Passengers, Crew Detain ‘Unruly Passenger’ On Flight To Atlanta

    Passengers on board a Delta Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta helped to subdue an unruly passenger, who was reportedly trying to open the aircraft’s door mid-air and who caused the flight to be diverted to Oklahoma City on June 11. Footage recorded by passenger Steve Denton shows air stewards and passengers […]