Articles by Abel Orukpe

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Safety, Flight Operations Number One Priority—ICAO

..Says Collaboration Key To Aviation Development The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has declared that safety and flight operations are the first priority of the international airline body. This is just as the organisation stated that collaboration is key for aviation development. IATA whose mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry, made […]

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NAHCo Secures ICAO Validation For Port Harcourt Airport Operations

Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCo) PLC, the leading ground handling company in Nigeria has secured the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Regulated Agent Third Country Validation Process (RA3 Validation) for Port Harcourt Airport. The Chief Commercial Officer, Seyi Adewale, who made the feat known, said that this further confirmed the dominance of the company in […]

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NDLEA Nabs Rice Farmer With 74.5kg Of Cannabis

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has apprehended a rice farmer Usani Ibiang, 45 years for allegedly dealing in cannabis. According to NDLEA,the suspect was nabbed at Ugep in Cross Rivers State with dried weeds that tested positive for cannabis weighing 74.5kgs. The agency stated it was working hard to eradicate illicit drugs from […]

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NDLEA Boss Hails Life Sentence Passed On Drug Trafficker

…As Mother Of Convicted Trafficker Weeps Uncontrollably In Court The Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Roli Bode-George, has commended the judiciary over the life sentence and 25 years imprisonments passed on two drug convicts by Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia in Lagos on Wednesday. While the mother of the convict that got life sentence was weeping uncontrollably, […]

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ACI Commences Training For FAAN Staff

The Airport Council International (ACI) has commenced training of staff of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMIA),Lagos. The General Manager, Corporate Affair, FAAN, Mr Yakubu Dati, who made known the development, explained that this followed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the Managing […]

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NCAA Warns Airlines, Pilots Against Adverse Weather Condition

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority(NCAA) has warned Airlines and pilots to ensure they get adequate departure, en route and destination weather information are obtained from the Nigerian Meteorological Agency(NIMET) prior to flight operations. NCAA’s warning is predicated on the forecast by NIMET of the occurrence of moderate to severe outbreaks of dust in the country […]

Arik Air Increases Frequency On Lagos-Accra-Monrovia Route

Arik Air is to increase its frequency on the Lagos-Monrovia route from three weekly to four weekly flights effective Sunday, December 13, 2015. The additional flight according to the airline will be operated on Sunday to add to the existing Monday, Wednesday and Friday operations. This flight will also operate via Accra, Ghana as of […]

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FG Approves N407b To Pay Oil Marketers

The Federal Government yesterday approved the payment of N407.07billion as fuel subsidy to oil marketers. The approval by the Federal Government is coming as fuel queues were building up at feeling stations across the country, creating hardship for Nigerians, who go to petrol stations to queue only to come back with no fuel to buy. […]

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Aviation Expert Projects $30b For Industry In 2045

The Vice President, Revenue Management of Porter Airline, Canada, Chris Amenechi, has projected $30 billion for Nigerian aviation in 2045 to revatalise the sector. He explained that Aviation 2045 is focused on six pillars underpinned with a $30 billion fund to deliver a world class industry and fuel the nation’s economic growth. The Vice President […]

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N2.1b Arms Deal: Dokpesi Pleads Not Guilty

…Remanded EFCC Custody Former Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi was yesterday docked before the Federal High Court in Abuja over alleged N2.1billion arms deal fraud. The High Chief was arraigned before trial Justice Gabriel Kolawole along with his firm; Daar Investment and Holdings Limited .to answer a six-count criminal charge leveled […]