Articles by Abel Orukpe

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Security Challenges: WTTC President Warns Leaders Against Closing Borders

 …Says Travel And Tourism Sector Contributes $7.2t Annually, President and Chief Executive Officer of World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC,), David Scowsill has warned world leaders not to close their borders is not the solution to current security challenges in the world. He gave the warning at the start of the organisation’s annual Global Summit, […]


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ICAO President Heading To Base


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Dubai Tourism To Host 500 African Travel Trade To Experience Dubai

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) is to host 500 African travel trade delegates to experience Dubai in June of this year, including 150 delegates from Southern Africa. The event is scheduled to take place from June 2 to June 7, 2016. Dubai Tourism will host Africa’s top travel trade for a […]


2015 Recorded Highest Execution Figure In 25 Years –—Amnesty Int’l

… Death Sentences Dropped In Sub-Saharan Region From 909 In 2014 To 443 In 2015 Due To Reduction In Nigeria. …Says Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia Responsible For Almost 90% Recorded Executions Amnesty International said that a dramatic global rise in the number of executions recorded in 2015 saw more people put to death than at […]


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When ICAO President Visited MMA2


SAHCOL Board Confirms Rizwan Kadri As Managing Director/CEO

The Board of the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL), has confirmed the appointment of Rizwan Kadri as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (COO), with effect from 1st April, 2016. An online statement by the General Manager, Corporate Communications, SAHCOL, Basil Agboarumi, stated that Rizwan Kadri joined SAHCOL in December, 2015 as Chief Operating Officer (COO), […]


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Nigeria’s Sharubutu Excels At Schneider Electric Paris Marathon

Nigeria’s Philibus Sharubutu has finished in the top group at the Schneider Electric sponsored Paris Marathon 2016, which took place on Sunday, April 3. Sharubutu, who was sponsored to the race by Schneider Electric, clocked 2 hours 32 seconds, just 25 minutes behind the eventual winner, Cyprian Kotut of Kenya. By virtue of this performance, […]


IATA Projects One Million Jobs, Eur245B Boost In 2035

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released a study projecting one million jobs and Eur245 billion boosts to European prosperity in 2035 from airspace modernisation. Europe is well-served by air connectivity, which today supports 11.7 million European jobs and $860 billion of European Gross Domestic Product(GDP)but it is inefficient. Average flights are nearly 50 […]


Aftermath Of Brussels Attacks: ICAO President Opens Discussions With Aviation Authorities

…Says ICAO Will Partner Nigeria To Tackle Threats …To Transform Aviation College Into Regional Training Instruction The President of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Dr Olumuyiwa Bernard Aliu, said that the organisation has been discussing Aviation Ministers across the globe in view of the recent airport attacks to strengthen security across around the world. Abelnews […]


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Breaking Pictures Overloaded Trailer Stuck Under Ikeja Along Pedestrian Bridge

This incident happened this morning.Motorists and commuters should please look for alternative routes