Articles by Abel Orukpe

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NUATE Protests To NCAA Against Dana’s Commencement Of Regional Flight From MMA2

The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) has organised a solidarity rally to the operational headquarters of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority(NCA)] in Lagos over moves by Dan Air to commence regional flights from the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two(MMA2). The Deputy President of NUATE, Comrade Williams Ukah, who led the Joint Action Congress […]


Nigeria Lacks Strong Airline, Good Airport—Penninck, BASL Boss

The Managing Director of Bi Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL); operator of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), Lagos, Mr Christophe Penninck, has stated that Nigeria as country lacks both a strong airline and a good airport. Penninck stated this while presenting a paper titled, “Airports of the Future: The Model For Nigeria” at […]


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Expert Identifies High Interest Rate, Over Regulated Financial System Aviation Obstacles

An Aviation Expert and Managing Director of Katari System Nigeria Limited, Ali Mohammed Magashi, has identified very high interest rate charged by airlines by commercial banks in the country as one of the several funding obstacles militating against the growth of the industry. He also mentioned poor credit rating as one of the major obstacles. […]


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Installation Of Ooni Of Ife


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Police Transfer Suspects With 781.5kg Of Cannabis To NDLEA

The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 2 command Lagos, Mr Bala Hassan, has transferred two suspected cannabis smugglers to officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The suspects were arrested with 863 compressed parcels of dried weeds that tested positive for cannabis weighing 781.5kgs being smuggled from Ghana by […]


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Senate Tasks FG On Decay Infrastructure At Airport

The Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Aviation has called on the Federal Government to take a critical look at improving the infrastructural decay at airports across the country especially the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport (NAA), Abuja. The committee made call while inspecting facilities during a facility tour at Lagos Airport, […]


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Medview Airlines To Commence Flight Operations To Jeddah

    …Unveils Boeing 737-800 Series Medview Airline is to commence international flight out of the country to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The commencement of flight to Jeddah is coming barely some days after it began direct flight operations from Lagos to London. This is as the airline yesterday unveiled its latest aircraft, Boeing 737-800 from […]


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Overland Airways Commences Flight Operations To Jalingo

…To Boost Economic Activities In Taraba Overland Airways, Nigeria’s leading commuter airline has commenced flight services to Jalingo, the Taraba State capital, from the airline’s hub in Abuja. To date, Overland Airways is Nigeria’s most consistent longest serving airline providing uninterrupted flights and opening up Nigeria’s remote economies over the last 13 years. Speaking on […]


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Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi Airport Backs Global Aerospace Summit 2016

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Abu Dhabi Airports have both signed to officially support next year’s Global Aerospace Summit. According to the organisers, the summit will bring an international delegation of 1,000 aviation, aerospace, defence and space experts to the country’s capital to explore innovation within their sectors. […]