Articles by Abel Orukpe

US Blocks Ex-Gambian President, Family From Entering

  The U.S. State Department says former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and members of his immediate family are now ineligible for entry into the United States. The decision comes almost two years after Jammeh was forced into exile in Equatorial Guinea after he refused to concede defeat in a presidential election. Jammeh ruled the tiny […]


Alleged N1.4B Fraud: Non Service Of Charge Stalls NBA President’s Arraignment

By Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   The expected arraignment of the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Paul Usoro, SAN, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, over alleged N1.4 billion fraud was stalled due to the inability of  the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to effect service of the charge on the defendant. The […]


Ex-NNDC Boss, Tuoyo Omatsuli Forfeits Properties To FG

    Story by Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   A Federal High Court, Lagos, has ordered the final forfeiture to the Federal Government of Nigeria, properties worth N1.8 billion belonging to  a former Executive Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NNDC). Engineer Tuoyo Omatsuli. Justice Chuka Obiozor who presided over the court had issued an order […]


Cash Craft’s General Manager Remanded Over Alleged Fraud, Issuance Of Dud Cheque

  By Gbenga Ogunbufunmi The General Manager of Cash Craft and Asset Management Limited, Mr. Ayo Balogun, has been remanded in prison custody at the order of a Federal High Court, Lagos. The order for his remand was sequel to his arraignment before Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo’s court on charges bordering on alleged fraud and issuance […]


Arik Air Reinstates Flight Operations To Warri, Gombe, MMA2 As FAAN Suspends Action

    Arik Air has reinstated flights to Osubi Airport, Warri and Gombe Airport as well as move all Port Harcourt bound flights back to Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2 (MMA2) with immediate effect. An online statement issued by the PR & Communications Manager, Adebanji Ola, said that the airline decided to reinstate flights following […]


BASL Restates Commitment To Seamless Flight Operations

  …Insists MMA2 Not Indebted To FAAN …Terminal Open For Operations …Says Withdrawal Of FAAN AVSEC Will Not Jeopardises Security At Terminal   The management of Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operators of the domestic wing of Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), Ikeja, Lagos, has restated its commitment to ensure seamless flight operations and […]


Man Bags 18 Months Imprisonment For Importing 1.980 Kg Of Cocaine

   By Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos today sentenced one Aneakee Valentine Chukwubuikem to 18 months imprisonment for illegally importing 1.980 kilogrammes of cocaine into Nigeria from Brazil via Johannesburg, South Africa. Justice Emmanuel Ayoola had on November, 27th convicted Chukwubuikem and adjourned his sentence till today following his change […]


NAMA Begins Flight Calibration Of Navigational Aids In 24 Airports

    NAMA Begins Flight Calibration Of Navigational Aids In 24 Airports Ahead of the yuletide, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has started a routine calibration of navigational facilities in 24 airports across the country. An online statement explained that when completed in two weeks’ time, the calibration exercise, which is targeted at putting […]


Qatar Airways Begins Flight Operations To Mombasa Today

   …Becomes Airline’s Second Destination In Kenya ‎Qatar Airways’ first non-stop flight from Doha to Mombasa, Kenya today landed at Moi International Airport, marking the airline’s second gateway in Kenya. Qatar Airways flight QR1333, operated by an Airbus A320, departed Hamad International Airport (HIA) on Sunday 9 December at 02:30 and arrived at Moi International […]


Dana Air Wins Best Domestic Airline Award 2018

    One of Nigeria’s leading airlines Dana Air has won the award for Africa’s Best Airline of the year 2018 in the domestic operations category, at the Development in Africa Merits Award held recently at Sheraton Hotels, Lagos. DAMA awards is a yearly conference and awards ceremony organised annually by Delta Business School Limited […]