Articles by Abel Orukpe

Lalong Condoles CAN Over Rev Asake Demise

    Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong has commiserated with the Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN) on the death of its General Secretary, Dr. Musa Asake. Lalong in an online statement issued by the State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr Yakubu Dati described Rev Asake as a courageous leader and prayed that God will […]

Finally, NCAA Wakes Up From Slumber, Suspends First Nation Airways Operation Indefinitely

  The challenges facing First Nation Airways does not rain but pours, as the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has finally suspended the Air Operators Certificate (AOC) of the embattled airline indefinitely. The suspension of the one aircraft airline is coming few days after the Managing Director of the airline; Mr Kayode Odukoya was arraigned […]

Develop Creative Talents, Convert Them To Opportunities Lalong Tells Youths

  Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong has advised youths in the states to take advantage of the Jos carnival to develop their creative talents and convert them into opportunities for self employment. He gave the advice at the end of the Jos Carnival procession which began with a 5 km walk which he led. […]

Unions Ask FG To Exempt FRCN From 25% Revenue Remittance

  …Calls For Relocation Of FM Stations Located In Bad Terrain To Viable Environment …Gives Govt. June 30 To Address Issues Raised The Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria(FRCN) In-House Unions have appealed to the Federal Government to exempt the radio station from remitting 25 per cent of its  revenue to  the government in view of its […]

Alleged N2.9B Fraud: EFCC Closes Case On Ex- Abia Governor, Orji Kalu

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today closed its case at the on-going trial of a former Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu and two others over alleged N2.9 billion fraud before Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos. The anti-graft agency closed its case after the conclusion […]

Patience Jonathan’s Associate, Esther Oba Asks Court To Set Aside Forfeiture Order Of $8.4M, N9.2B

    An associate of the former First lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, Esther Oba, has asked a Federal High Court, Lagos, to set aside an earlier order of interim forfeiture of the sum of $8.435,789.84 million and N9.185, 327, 362 billion linked to  former first lady  to the federal government of Nigeria. The court presided […]

Ijegun Killing: Deceased Family Sues AGF, Police, Demands N1B Compensation

  The family of a woman, Mrs. Comfort Godwin Sunday, who was allegedly killed by a police man, Corporal Museliu Aremu, on September 16, 2015, at Ijegun area, Lagos, have sued the Attorney-General of the Federation, and five others demanding the sum of N1 billion as compensation. The applicants in the suit are: Mr. Godwin […]

How Ladoja Unilaterally Orders Sales Of Oyo Govt. Shares Without Exco Approval–EFCC

  As the trial of former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rasheed Ladoja over alleged N4.7billion fraud resumed today, an investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC), Abubakar Madaki, narrated how Ladoja, unilaterally gave instructions in 2007 for the sale of the state’s shares worth N6.6billion without executive resolution. According to the anti-graft agency, […]

Court Nullifies Omo-Agege’s Suspension, Orders His Immediate Recall

    The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has nullified the suspension of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege by the Senate. The court, in a judgment by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, held that the reason the Senate adduced for suspending Omo-Agege for 90 legislative days, was unconstitutional. The court noted that the Ethics and Privileges Committee […]

Etihad Aviation Group, Abu Dhabi Airports Honour Winners Of Fikra University Competition

  Etihad Aviation Group in partnership with Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), has hosted its Pitch Day and awards ceremony to celebrate the winners of the second edition of its Fikra University competition. The essence of the programme is to foster entrepreneurship and innovation among university students across the UAE and provide participating students with […]