Articles by Abel Orukpe

NCAA Extends Airlines AOC Validity, Suspends Issuance Of New Ones

NCAA Extends Airlines AOC Validity, Suspends Issuance Of New Ones …As AON Commends Regulatory Body For Extension The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has extended the validity of the Air Operating Certificate ( AOC) for airlines, whose certificates have expired and are waiting renewal. to cushion the effect the challenges posed by the COVID-19,which has […]


COVID-19: 1739 Foreigners Evacuated From Nigeria So Far—Regional Mgr.–Shin-Aba

  …Says FAAN’s Revenue Profile Has Dropped About 1,739 foreigners have been evacuated from Nigeria through the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos since the evacuation exercise began about 10 days ago. This is just as Delta Air Lines today afternoon evacuated 200 Americans at the airport in continuation of the exercise. […]


COVID-19 Hit Iran Converts Mosque To Masks Producing Factory

  At a Tehran mosque converted into a factory, women volunteers who would normally attend to visitors to the old battlefields of the Iran-Iraq war have joined the fight against Coronavirus. Lined up like factory workers, around 15 women have taken up positions in front of table-top sewing machines to produce face masks. But instead […]


Court Sentences Funke Akindele, Husband To 14 Days Community Service

Court Sentences Funke Akindele, Husband To 14 Days Community Service …Fined N100,000 Each …To Compile List Of Attendees,Phone Numbers An Ogba Magistrate Court presided over by Magistrate Aje-Afunwa, today sentenced and fined popular Nollywood Actress Funke Akindele and her husband AbdulRasheed Bello N100, 000 each for violating the Lagos State Infectious Disease (Emergency Prevention) Regulation […]


COVID- 19: Ethiopian Airlines Evacuates 200 Canadian nationals, 385 Americans

  Ethiopian Airlines today evacuated 200 Canadians from Lagos  and Abuja to Addisa Ababa enroute Toronto, Canada on board a Boeing 767 aircraft ,flight ET 8201 and with registration ET-ALO. According to a source the airline 137 were evacuated from Lagos and 63 from Abuja. The flight with 11 crew department after profiling by airport […]


COVID-19: Confirmed Cases Rise To 232 In Nigeria

  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 18 new cases of COVID-19 in country. This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 232 “On the 5th of April 2020, eighteen (18) new confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Nigeria “Till date, 232 cases have been confirmed, 33 cases have been […]


Police Arrest Funke Akindele For Violating Social Distancing Order

  …May Declare Husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello, Naira Marley, Others Wanted If The Lagos State Police Command has arrested Funke Akindele for violating Social Distancing order by organising a birthday party at Amen Estate along Ajah, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos in honour of her husband Abdul Rasheed Bello The Command has also threatened to declare  Abdul Rasheed […]


COVID-19: Air Peace Delivers FG’s First Batch Of Medical Supplies

  …As Airline Flies To China Monday For Another Batch     The Federal Government yesterday night took delivery of its first batch of medical supplies in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic and for the treatment of those infected. Air Peace aircraft, Boeing 777 Extended Range with registration number, 5N-BVE landed at […]


COVID-19: Delta Flight Products Partners GCMI To Manufacture Personal Protective Equipment

    Delta Flight Products, the airline’s wholly owned subsidiary, is collaborating with Global Centre for Medical Innovation (GCMI), a non-profit affiliate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, to manufacture face shields to protect hospital workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using materials and designs provided by GCMI, Delta Flight Products is leveraging its best-in-class manufacturing […]


EU Evacuates 2nd Batch Of 238 Nationals From Nigeria Over COVID-19

European Union (EU)  has commenced the evacuation of the second batch of its national totaling 238 from Nigeria over Coronavirus. The evacuation flight is considered as one of the essential and humanitarian operations approved by the Federal Government. The evacuation is coming after the first batch of 399 EU nationals were  earlier airlifted from the international […]