Articles by Abel Orukpe

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AIG Musa Katsina Takes Over Maritime Police Command

… Appoints ASP Odutola As Command PRO Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Alhaji Muhammed Musa Katsina has taken over as the head of the Strategic Maritime Police Command with headquarters in Lagos. He was the former Commissioner of Police in Kogi, Kano, Oyo and Imo states AIG Katsina, a graduate of management science from […]


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NAMA To Speed Up AIS Automation Process

…1st Phase To Be Operational At 11 Stations 3rd Quarter Of 2016 The Acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Engr. Emma Anasi, has expressed determination of the agency to ensure a speedy completion of the Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) Automation project. Anasi stated that decision to speed of the automation process […]


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IATA Urges African States To Harness Opportunities In Aviation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on African governments to prioritise and harness the development of aviation nationally and at a pan-African level to bolster economic growth and development. IATA’s Regional Vice President for Africa and the Middle East, Hussein Dabbas, said this at IATA African Aviation Day with the theme, “Driving African […]


Sirika Lists Lack Of MRO, Forex Remittance Bane Of Aviation Business

…Drums Up Support For ICAO Council President’s Re-Election As aviation stakeholders and experts converge in Abuja to discuss aviation business and other critical issues, Aviation Minister, Senator Hadi Sirika, has listed the high cost of aircraft maintenance, cost and availability of aviation fuel and foreign exchange remittance as some of the challenges that must be […]


Court Orders Okonjo-Iweala,FG To Account For Missing N30tr

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos in a landmark judgment has ordered former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the Federal Government to “provide information on the spending of the alleged missing N30 trillion which represents some accruable income to the Federal Government during the last four years of the Administration of former […]


Buhari Begins Working Visit To Lagos On Monday

President Muhammadu Buhari is to commence a two-day working visit to Lagos state from on Monday, May 23, 2016. Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, made this known in a press statement on today; Saturday May 21,2016 . He explained that this would be the President’s first official visit to the […]


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Dispatches: Return Of Chibok Schoolgirl Renews Hope

After more than two years, Amina Ali, one of the 276 schoolgirls Boko Haram fighters abducted from a Chibok school in a 2014 attack that sparked lasting international outrage, was found this week. She was reportedly identified by a member of a civilian vigilante group assisting Nigerian soldiers in the fight against Boko Haram. Amina’s […]


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Nigerian Army Releases Photo, Identity Of Second Rescued Chibok Girl

The Nigerian Army has made public the photograph and the identity of the second rescued Chibok School girl. The Army stated that the girl was rescued by troops civilian vigilante group on Thursday, May19, 2016. The Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, who made this known in a press statement, identified the […]


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FG Takes Over Amina, Rescued Chibok Girl’s Education

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that the Federal Government will ensure that the rescued Chibok girl, Amina Ali, returns to school. The President also promised that the Federal Government will ensure that Amina receives the best medical, emotional and other necessary care for her to fully recover and be integrated into the society. ‎ President […]


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NDLEA Nabs China Bound Mother Of Two With Cannabis At Lagos Airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a 38 year-old mother of two children, Obudike Faith Ndidiamaka with 1.155kgs of cannabis hidden in melon at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos. According to NDLEA, she was arrested by anti-narcotic officers during outward screening of passengers on Kenyan Airways flight […]