Articles by Abel Orukpe

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Ladder Crisis: We Don’t Handle Aero’s Bauchi Operations—NAHCo Aviance

The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCo Aviance),.the leading ground handling company in the country, has said that it does not handle Aero’s operations at Bauchi Airport contrary to speculations making the rounds. The clarification was made by the Manager, Corporate Communications, NAHCo Aviance, Mr Tayo Ajakaye at the weekend in Lagos. He noted that […]


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Minister Orders Investigation Into Use Of Ladder By Aero At Bauchi Airport

… As Airline Reviews Safety Measures For Charter Operations At Airports The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has ordered an immediate investigation into the use of unauthorised equipment by Aero Contractors Airlines at the conclusion of a charter flight to Bauchi at the weekend. The order was made known in an online […]


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NDLEA Recovers Hard Drug In Sabongeri Market

…As Court Sentences Medicine Dealer To Four Years Imprisonment The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Kano State command has discovered large consignment of Tramadol Hydrochloride at the popular Sabongeri market, Kano. This is just as Justice F. O. Riman of the Federal High Court Kano sentenced a patent medicine dealer, Gerald Ohuruzo, 42, for […]


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Again, UK Deports 28 Nigerians

Barely two weeks after 48 Nigerians were deported from UK for undisclosed immigration offences, 28 Nigerians were last week deported from three European countries: Italy, Switzerland and Belgium for allegedly living in these countries illegally. A source close to the State Security Service( SSS), attached to the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport( MMA), […]


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Etihad Best First Class, Long Haul Airline In Middle, East, Africa

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirate (UAE), has been named Best First Class and Best Long Haul Airline Middle-East and Africa at the Airline Ratings.com 2016 Airline Excellence Awards. AirlineRatings.com, the world’s only comprehensive safety and product rating portal, celebrates and promotes excellence in the airline industry. The pinnacle of these […]


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Chelsea Sacks Jose Mourinho Over Poor League Record

Chelsea has sacked Manager Jose Mourinho seven months after he led them to the Premier League title. The 52-year-old Portuguese had been in his second spell at the club, taking charge in June 2013. Chelsea finished eight points clear last season and won the League Cup, but have lost nine of their 16 league games […]


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NAMA’s E-Flight Clearance Receives Ministerial Commendation

The Minister of Transportation, Hon. Chibuike Amaechi has lauded the ingenuity behind the e-Flight Clearance web portal, developed by the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) in conjunction with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), as a web based solution to the strenuous system of manually processing aircraft over flight and landing permit by non-scheduled aircraft […]


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Etihad Airways Partners Cognizant To Drive Digital Transformation

Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates(UAE)  national carrier and Cognizant, a provider of information technology, consulting and business process outsourcing services, has signed a strategic agreement to drive digital transformation across the airline and its equity partners. The Airline stated that under the three-year, multi-million dollar deal, Cognizant would help Etihad Airways define its digital […]


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Court Of Appeal Nullifies Akwa-Ibom House Speaker’s Election

Appeal Court sitting in Abuja has nullified the election of the Speaker of Akwa-Ibom House of Assembly, Mr Aniekan Uko, over failure to comply with provisions of the Electoral Act. The court panel of three judges presided over by Justice Moshood Oredola-Abdulrahman, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct fresh election in Ibesikpo-Asutan […]


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Dasuki Gate: Buhari Denies Receiving $300,000 From Jonathan

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that he did not collect $300,000 and five armoured sports utility cars from the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) contrary to speculation. The President’s denial is coming on the heels of allegation alleging that the President collected the said amount from the NSA’s office […]