Articles by Abel Orukpe

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Review Of 2006 Accidents, Incidents Regulations Will Enhance AIB’s Investigation—-Sirika

…Says Aviation Safety Is Not Negotiable … It Empowers Agency To Deliver On Mandate—–Abali Minister of State, Aviation, Alhaji Hadi Sirika has said that the ongoing review of the Civil Aviation Investigation of Accidents and Incidents Regulations 2006 will further enhance the process of investigation in the aviation industry. He said this at a stakeholders […]


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Dubai Observes Car-Free For A Day

More than 1,000 entities from the government, semi-government and private sectors took part in Dubai Municipality’s annual Car-Free Day initiative, by taking public transport instead of their private cars. Last year, as many as 300 entities took part in the initiative, with nearly 30,000 people leaving their personal vehicles at home and taking public transport […]


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Honeywell Vs Ecobank: Appeal Court Reserves Judgement

The Federal Court of Appeal, Lagos has reserved judgement on the appeal filed by Honeywell Flour Mills Plc against the ruling of Justice Mohammed Yunusa of the Federal High Court in favour of Ecobank Nigeria Limited. The Federal Court of Appeal had on the 10th of February, 2016, adjourned the matter to February 22, 2016 […]


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Seven Takeaways From Buhari’s Visit To Egypt,By Garba Shehu

This 24-hour visit to the Red Sea resort of Sharm Al-Shaikh was not just a “trip to Egypt” as it has been wrongly portrayed, as if it were primarily bilateral in nature or a ritual courtesy call on President Sisi. The purpose was to promote investment and job creation in Nigeria and throughout West, Central […]


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NIS Recruitment Racket: EFCC Arrests Abba Moro

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)has arrested the former Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro over the controversial 2014 recruitment exercise into the Nigerian Immigration Service(NIS) that led to the death of about 20 Nigerian job-seekers. It was learnt that Abba was quizzed over his alleged involvement in the recruitment exercise which eventually turned […]


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Ambode Welcomes FC Barcelona’s Decision To Set Up Soccer Academy In Lagos

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has welcomed the decision of Barcelona FC of Spain to establish its first football academy in Africa in the state. Ambode, who spoke at the Lagos House, Alausa while receiving the senior management staff of the football club, said he was delighted with the development. He said it was […]


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Assault On Journalist: Court Hears Suit February 22

A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos will on Monday, February 22, 2016 begin hearing in the fundamental rights suit filed by the Lagos State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) against the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and eight others over alleged assault on one of its members, […]


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Alleged N225, 000 Bribe SERAP Drags NJC, NBA To UN

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a petition to United Nations, Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Ms. Monica Pinto requesting her to use your good offices and position to urgently prevail on the National Judicial Council (NJC) to suspend the judge involved in the alleged receipt of N225, 000 […]


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NATCA Backs FG Corruption War, Restructuring Of Aviation Agencies

…Alleges TRACON Has No Back Up …No Navigational Equipment Is Working Optimally …Asks EFCC To Extend Probe Total VHF Coverage Of Nigeria The Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) has thrown its weight behind efforts by the Federal Government to sanitise the aviation industry of impunity and corrupt practices bedeviling the industry for some years […]


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NCAA Orders Airlines To Carry Out Safety Inspection On Sikorsky Helicopters

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has ordered airlines operating the controversial Sikorsky S76C series to carry out a safety inspection on this helicopter type with immediate effect. The order is coming on the heels of the suspension placed on Sikorsky Helicopter S76C operated by Bristow Helicopters following the ditching of one of its helicopters […]