Articles by Abel Orukpe

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NCAA Issues Safety Guidelines For Drone Operators

…Warns Against Flouting The Rules The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has taken cognisance of the growing requests for the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) leading to its proliferation in Nigeria and has therefore issued safety guidelines accordingly. The regulatory body stated that in recent times, RPA/UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) were deployed for commercial […]


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NDLEA Arrests 5 Suspected Drug Traffickers At Abuja Airport

…Saves 2 From Untimely Death For Swallowing 137 Wraps Of Cocaine. The Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (rtd.) said that agency has arrested five suspected drug traffickers at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport (NAA), Abuja 8.588kgs of cocaine He further disclosed that of […]


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Ukraine Offers $1B To Revive Ajaokuta Steel

  The Ukrainian Ambassador to Nigeria, Valeriy Aleksandruk, said his country is ready to invest $1bn into Ajaokuta Steel Company in order to revive the plant. The ambassador, who made this known in Abuja during a courtesy call on the acting director-general of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Dr Vincent Onome Akporaire, said the […]


Honeywell Vs Ecobank; Lawyers Insist Ecobank Lawyer’s Conduct Undermines The Bench

There was a mild drama at the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos today when senior members of the bar accused Ecobank’s lawyer, A. O. Ogunba, SAN of disrespecting the bench in the matter between Honeywell Group and Ecobank. Recalled that on October 16, 2015, Ecobank, through A.O. Ogunba, SAN, sought ex parte orders against […]


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Guinness Nigeria Wins Great Place To Work On 66th Anniversary

Guinness Nigeria has been named as one of the best places to work in Nigeria for 2015. The company also clinched the top spot for the Excellence in Wellness Award at the Great Place to Work Institute which held its awards ceremony recently held in Lagos. The awards also added shine to Guinness Nigeria 66th […]


Rampaging Herdsmen: SERAP Takes FG To ECOWAS Court

  The Registered Trustees of the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) have dragged the Federal Government to the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Abuja over failure to prevent, account for and investigate killings, raping, maiming of Nigerians and other residents, and destruction of property across the country by herdsmen, the military and police. […]


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Bakkassi Peninsula: Nigeria Will Not Go Contrary To ICJ’s Decision—-Buhari

  President Mohammadu Buhari has assured Camerounian President, Paul Biya that Nigeria would not go contrary to the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ’s) decision on Bakkassi Peninsula. The assurance is coming on the heels of the allegation that continues to access hydrocarbon from the oil rich Peninsula despite the International Court of Justice( ICJ) judgement […]


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NUJ Boss Emerges Federation of African Journalists President

The National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Abdulwaheed Odusile has been elected as the President, Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) in a unanimous voting decision by the steering committee of the association. FAJ, which is the African regional association of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) held its fourth congress in Abuja […]


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NIWA, LASWA Collaborate, Release Water Transport Guidelines, Standards For Operators

…As ATBOWATON Boss Calls For Wider Consultation As part of efforts to make Lagos water transport safer for passengers, the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) have released Operational Standards for Commercial Boat Operation on Lagos Inland Ways. This is just as the two regulatory bodies stated that commercial boat […]


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Westin Hotels and Resorts Introduces Sleep Well Menu

Westin Hotels and Resorts today officially introduced the Westin Sleep Well Menu, now available 24- hours a day, seven days a week at the brand’s more than 200 hotels and resorts around the world. Recommended by the experts at Super Foods, the items on the Westin Sleep Well Menu are packed with amino acids, vitamins […]