Articles by Abel Orukpe

Ohafia Festival Will Enhance Economic Of Abia State—Runsewe

      The Director General, National Council of Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe has described the Ohafia Heritage Festival and Slave Route Tour (OHFESRT) scheduled for January 2 and 3, 2022,  in Ohafia Abia State, as cultural cum tourism event that would help in driving the economic agenda of the present administration. This is […]


Commissioning Of Jetty, Terminal Building In Line With FG’s Promise—SGF, Mustapha

      …Urges Lagos State, NIWA To Protect Project From Abuse     The Secretary to the Federal Government(SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha has said that the commissioning and handing over of the jetty commissioned for the use of IKO community and handed over to National Inland Waterways Authority(NIWA) is in line with the Federal […]


Okonjo Iweala Advises Nigeria On Trade , Investment Cost.

    The Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has said that for Nigeria to attract more investors, it must cut down on trade and infrastructure costs. Okonjo-Iweala also suggested a reduction of linkage and regulatory costs as well as Customs duties to encourage investments. She argued that the costs of […]


NCAC Organises Cultural Exhibition For Youths, School Children At Presidential Villa

     The National Council for Arts and Culture(NCAC)  on September 30, 2021, held a exhibition for Nigerian school youths and school children at the state house. The NCAC organised cultural exhibition is a follow up to the cultural exhibition to celebrate the 61st Independence anniversary. According to NCAC, the essence of the exhibition as […]


ART Condemns Undue Interference By NASS In  NCAA’s Functions

The Aviation Round Table(ART) has condemned what it described as undue interferences in the functions of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority(NCAA),the regulatory agency of the aviation industry by the National Assembly(NASS). The condemnation is coming on the heels of moves by NASS to deny NG Eagle Air Operator’s Certificate(AOC) following a petition in some quarters […]


Police Arraign 8 Dangote Workers For Alleged Willful Damage

      Story By Gbenga Ogunbufunmi     Eight workers of Dangote Petrochemical and Oil Refinery, were today, arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, over offences bordering on conspiracy, willful and unlawful damage of some materials meant for the company. The workers arraigned before Justice Paul Odo Lifu  on the charges by the […]


Ex-NIMASA DG Akpobolokemi, Others Bought Massage Chairs With i\Intelligence Gathering Funds–Witness

    A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos was today informed that a former Director-General of the Nigeria Maritime and Administration Agency, NIMASA, Patrick Akpobolokemi and his management team spent the agency’s N18 million meant for intelligence gathering on massage chairs for themselves. A prosecution witness Mrs. Margaret Ekong, told Justice Ayokunle Faji that […]


Arik Air Debts, NG Eagle AOC Controversy : NUATE Calls For Presidency’s Intervention 

…Say Protecting NCAA’s Integrity A Task That Must Be Done   The National Union of Air Transport Employees(NUATE), has called on the Presidency to intervene in the ongoing calls in some quarters that NG Eagle should not be given Air Operators Certificate(AOC) following the inability of Arik Air, managed by Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) […]


Ethiopian Airlines Renews  $110M Deal With Texas Based SabreSonic, Adopts Solutions To Power Recovery

       Sabre Corporation, the leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry and Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, have renewed their long-term strategic partnership for another seven year with minimum commitment of $110 million. Under the agreement, Ethiopian airlines will continue to use Sabre’s passenger service system, SabreSonic, […]


Suretyship: Court Convicts, Jails Self-Promoted GL 14 Officer

    A self-appointed Grade Level 14 Officer, Odutola Sherifat Oyinkansola, has been convicted and sentenced to a year Imprisonment by an Ikeja Special Offence Court, Lagos fr forgery. The 40 years old Convict, who is a Grade Level 7 Officer, in one of the Lagos State’s Ministry, was given the jail term by Justice […]