Articles by Abel Orukpe

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Again, Court Orders Tompolo’s Arrest

Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the arrest of former Niger Delta militant leader Mr Government Ekpemupolo,for failing to again to appear before the court to face theft and money laundering charges levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Justice Ibrahim Buba said Ekpemupolo had […]


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AMCON Names Fagbemi Receiver Manager Representatives For Aero

….May Reinstate Union Chairman, As One Month Suspension Expires There were indications on Monday that the Chairman, Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association (ATSSSAN) Aero branch, Comrade Ayo-Ife Emakpor may be reinstated following the coming of a new management in the airline and coupled with the expiration of the one month suspension without pay placed […]


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24 Hours Radar Control Will Enhance Safety, Efficiency In Air Traffic Mgt———NAMA

As part of efforts to digitalise the Nigerian airspace, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), has stated that the commencement of 24 hours en-route radar service to airspace users at both the Kano and Lagos Area Control Centres (ACCs) will enhance safety and efficiency in air traffic management. The area radar service which hitherto was […]


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NAHCo Aviance Explains Response To Fire Threat Excellent

The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCo Aviance) has explained that a power surge in its server room caused some cables to spark, which made the fire suppressant in the highly- equipped ICT strong room to respond automatically by putting out the fire and at the same time raising the alarm. The Manager, Communications and […]


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At Last AMCON Dissolves Aero Board

..To Carry Out Forensic Audit On Airline As part of its statutory responsibility of acquiring eligible bank assets and putting them to economic use in a profitable manner, the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) has dissolved the Board of Aero Contractors and appointed a Manager over the affairs of the airline. This is just […]


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UAE Participates In Fourth Int’l Humanitarian Pledge Conference For Syria

…Offers $137m In Aid The United Arab Emirates has announced the provision of AED 503 million about $ 137 million during the country’s participation in the fourth Syria donors’ conference. The Supporting Syria and the Region conference took place today in London, in the presence of heads of state and government, as well as heads […]


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NCAA Suspends Bristow Helicopters Sikorsky S-76C++ Type

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has suspended the operation of the Bristow Helicopters Limited’s Sikorsky S-76C++ type till further notice. According to the Director General of NCAA, Capt. Muhtar Usman, the suspension will enable the authority carry out a full scale audit on its operations with particular emphasis on its Sikorsky S-76C++ type. He […]


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Assault On Journalist: Court Hears Suit Against Customs February 27

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has fixed February 27 to hear the fundamental rights suit filed by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos State Chapter against the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and eight others over alleged assault on one of its members. The NUJ, Lagos chapter had filed […]


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Edo 2016: Why We Must Not Allow The Aspirations Of A Few People Tear Us Apart

  It’s normal in politics that once a declaration is made, there must be those that will not be favourably dispose to it. This is unconnected to the reaction of a section of Edo people, when Governor Adams Oshiomhole declared support for the governorship aspiration of Godwin Obaseki. With the governor’s statement, though not even […]


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Bristow Helicopters Press Release

  INVOLVED IN WATER LANDING AT LAGOS NIGERIA, (February 3, 2016) – Bristow Helicopters (Nigeria) Limited, confirmed today that one of its helicopters, was involved in a water landing near Lagos at about 10.25 a.m. local time on return from an offshore platform. The aircraft, a Sikorsky S-76C++, had departed on a routine crew transfer […]