Articles by Abel Orukpe

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FAAN Partners FRSC On Safety, Security On MMIA Access Road

The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Engr. Saleh Dunoma, has said that the authority would continue to do its best to ensure safety and security on the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Access Road, Lagos. A statement by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Mr Yakubu Dati, stated that Dunoma […]


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Airport Privatisation;Govt Should Allow Investors To Develop For Market Purposes———Ojikutu

Recently, the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi spoke on plans by the Federal Government to privatise the aviation industry. He also hinted that government would adopt the Public Private Partnership (PPP) of the four major airports in Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Port Harcourt in view of the limited resources for capital projects development towards the […]


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FG To Sanction Agency CEOs Collecting Revenue In $s Remitting In Naira

The Federal Government has said that it would punish any agency head, whose agency collected revenues in foreign currencies and remit them into government accounts in naira. This is just as the Federal Government refuted the insinuations making the rounds that the 2016 budget presented to the National Assembly by the President Muhammadu Buhari had […]


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Why FG Wants To Audit Revenue Generating Agencies–Adeosun

As part of efforts to ensure that funds collected are remitted into its government accounts, the Federal Government has ordered the audit of all revenue generating agencies in the country. The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun stated this while speaking to State House correspondents, shortly after the inaugural Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting. She […]


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How Nigeria Can Get Out Of Economic Crisis – Lagarde, IMF boss

Managing Director, International Monetary Fund( IMF), Christine Lagarde, has asked Nigeria and Nigerians to brace up for harder times, following the massive fall in the price of oil globally, just as she said that the country since inception recorded the slowest pace of growth in the year 2015. Lagarde, who called for increase in Value […]


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Starwood Signed 220 Franchise Agreements, Opened 105 Hotels In 2015

Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Incorporation, Thomas Mangas, said that the hospitality has closed 2015 with 220 new signed hotel management and franchise agreements, a 26 per cent increase over the previous year, marking the sixth consecutive year of increased signings and the most incremental signings in its history. This is […]


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NDLEA Seized Drugs Worth N3.7b In 2015 At Lagos Airport

…Receives 183 Drug Deportees Same Year The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said that it seized narcotic drugs valued at N3.7 billion at the international wing of the Murtala Mohammed Airport (MMA), Lagos in 2015 This is just as the agency also disclosed that it received a total of 183 Nigerians made up of […]


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FG Urged To Privatise Major Airports With Unviable Ones

The Chief Executive Officer, Centurion Securities Limited and Aviation Security Expert, Group Capt John Ojikutu (rtd) has advised the Federal Government to concession any of the four major airports set aside for privatisation with two or three other smaller airports in the country. He stated this while reacting to the plan by the Minister of […]


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FAAN Prepares To Handle 30m Passengers, As Int’l Terminal Nears Completion

…Assures Passengers, Airport Users Of Better Services The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said that it was making adequate preparation to handle the expected 30 million passengers’ traffic at the completion of work at the international airport terminal building under construction in Lagos. This is just as the agency said that apart from […]


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Turkish Airlines Compensates Aggrieved Passengers Over Delayed Luggage

Turkish Airlines has compensated all the passengers whose luggages were delayed in the infamous Flight TK 624 scheduled service from Istanbul to Abuja. The decision to compensate the affected passengers was sequel to the intervention of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on the matter. According to the General Manager, Public Affairs, NCAA, Mr Sam […]