Articles by Abel Orukpe

Police Arraign 2 For Alleged Land Grabbing

  By Gbenga Ogunbufunmi     Two men, Jimoh Salami, popularly called Popular, 60, and a 50 old Shafiu Lawal, were today arraigned before an Igbosere Chief Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, for charges bordering on conspiracy land grabbing, threat to life and conduct likely to breach public peace The two men and others at large, according […]


Court Remands 2 Bizmen In Prison For Alleged Sale Of Substandard Gas Cylinders

      A Federal High Court in Lagos has remanded two businessmen, Emmanuel Anthony Nnan and John Paul Ejike in prison custody over alleged importation and sale of substandard gas cylinders. The duo were remanded in prison after their arraignment alongside their company – Star Master Electrical Co. Ltd by the Standards Organisation of […]


Arik Air Aircraft Returns After Maintenance Overseas

    Arik Air said that one of its aircraft a Boeing 737-700 NG arrived fresh from maintenance overseas. The aircraft, according to the PR & Communications Manager, Adebanji Ola touched down in Lagos, Wednesday morning and that it has since been deployed to service. The aircraft, which went through heavy maintenance at the Approved […]


AIB Signs Technical Cooperation Programme Agreement With BEA Of France

    The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria today signed Executive Technical Cooperation Programme (ETCP) agreement with the Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses pour la Sécurité de l’Aviation Civile (BEA) Paris, France AIB trail blazing strides is in line with the organisational objective to become the bastion and reference point of excellence in air accident investigation […]


FG Selects Medview Airlines For 2019 Hajj Operations

  …Prepares For Hitch –Free Hajj Service     Counting on its experience in the airlift of pilgrims since 2007, Medview Airline has once again come atop as one of the three carriers the Federal Government selected for the airlift of Muslims for the 2019 Hajj. The choice of Medview Airline is rooted in existing […]


AIS Automation: AIMAN Urges Aviation Minister,Sirika To Approve Intervention Fund

  The National President of Aeronautical Information Management Association of Nigeria (AIMAN), William Ngerem has appealed to the Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika to as a matter of urgency approve special intervention fund to speed up the completion of AIS automation. He said this while delivering his opening speech at the 2019 World […]


Prosecutor’s Absence Stalls Fayose’s Trial

  … Court Adjourns Till May 21 The trial of former Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose over alleged money laundering to the tune of N2.2billion was  today stalled due to the absence of the Prosecutor, Mr Rotimi Jacob, SAN. When the trial resumed today, ant it was noticed that the prosecutor was not in […]


(Breaking News): FG Abolishes Degree/HND Dichotomy In Civil Defence, Immigration, Prisons, Fire Services

    The Federal Government has abolished the dichotomy between holders of Bachelor’s Degree and those with Higher National Diploma, HND, in all the services under the Ministry of Interior. The agencies affected are the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria Prisons Service and Federal Fire Service. Daily Trust reports that […]


Arik Adjusts Schedule To Maintain Flight Integrity, As Aircraft Goes For Maintenance

  Arik Air said that it has carried out adjustment on its scheduled operations to cope with the exigencies of its aircraft that are on mandatory maintenance. An online statement issued by the PR & Communications Manager, Arik Air, Adebanji Ola explained that the airline’s fleet has witnessed a reduction in number in the last two […]


Open Grazing Law Is Operational In Benue State–Ortom

  The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has stated that the open grazing law in the state was being implemented. This is just as he also said that 400 persons from various ethnic nationalities have been arrested for violating the law. Ortom spoke with State House correspondents shortly after he had a private meeting […]