Articles by Abel Orukpe

We Stand By Our Report, AIB Tells Quorum Aviation

          …Asks Operator To Prove Letter Was Appropriately Received, Approved By NCAA   The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Nigeria, said that it stand by the Preliminary Report it released on Monday concerning the Quorum Aviation helicopter that crashed at Opebi Area, Lagos on August 28, 2020 This is just as AIB […]


Appeal Court President Establishes Governorship Election Tribunal In Edo State

    …Constitutes Three-Member  Panel The Court of Appeal President, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, has set up a Governorship Election Petition Tribunal Secretariat in Edo State for the just concluded September 19, 2020 gubernatorial election. Justice Dongban-Mensem also instituted a three-member panel of Justices to entertain petitions by parties and candidates who are aggrieved with the […]


Quorum Aviation Counters AIB Preliminary Report On Pilot’s Exemption

    …Releases August 18, 2020   letter Of Request To NCA   Barely few hours after Accident Investigation Bureau(AIB),Nigeria released it preliminary Reports on the Quorum Aviation helicopter that crashed at Opebi Area, Lagos on August 28, 2020,  Quorum Aviation  has released letter dated August 18, 2020, it wrote the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority(NCAA)requesting exemption. […]


Ill-Fated Quorum Aviation Helicopter Fuel Tank Was Empty –AIB Preliminary Report

    The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Nigeria today made public the Preliminary Report on the accident involving a Bell 206B III Helicopter with nationality and registration marks 5N-BQW operated by Quorum Aviation Limited that crashed at Opebi Area, Lagos on August 28, 2020. The incidents and accidents investigative body in Preliminary Report revealed that […]


Route Deal: Always Involve NCAA, Aviation Ministry, Embassy, Capt. Nuhu Advises Nigerian Airlines

  The Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt Musa Nuhu has advised Nigerian airlines to always involve the regulatory body, Nigeria Embassy in that country and the Aviation Ministry when negotiating their services. Nuhu  gave the advise when speaking at  the  League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents(LAAC) Gateway Forum  via Zoom […]


Capacity Development: BAGAIA Advocates All Inclusive Training For IPIAAM Personnel

    The Minister of Maritime and Economy Cabo Verde, Dr. Paulo Gerida ​is considering an idea canvassed by the Banjul Accord Group Accident Investigation Agency (BAGAIA) to increase training of personnel in  its Institute for the Prevention and Investigation of Aeronautical and Maritime Accidents (IPIAAM), to ensure that  investigators are drafted from the body […]


Obaseki Salutes Edo People, Promises Sustained Devt.

   …Hails Buhari, INEC, Security Agencies For Peaceful, Credible Poll   The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has hailed Edo people and supporters of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for their display of immense courage and support in the face of threats, intimidation and brutalisation as he emerged victorious in Saturday’s gubernatorial […]


INEC Declares Obaseki Winner Of Edo State Governorship Election

  …Buhari  Congratulates Obaseki     The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the current Governor of Edo state winner of the states governorship election. INEC declared Obaseki winner after collating results of 18 Local Government Areas  (LGA)  of the state in September, 19, 2020. INEC’s […]


HURMA Decries Multiple Taxation, Govt. Insensitivity To Traders’ Plight

    By Gbenga Ogunbufunmi       Human Rights Group, Human Rights Monitoring Agenda (HURMA) has decried series of taxes and levies imposed on traders of the popular Ebute-Ero market, Lagos Island, Lagos State by the state government. To this end,  HURMA’s leaderships, has called on both the Lagos State  government and the council […]


Edo 2020: Wike, Okowa, Makinde Urge Eternal Vigilance At Collation Centres

  …Commend INEC, Security Agencies …As Obaseki Defeats Ize-Iyamu In Oredo LGA   The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council and Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa and Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, have called on the various stakeholders in the Edo State […]