Nigeria Air: stakeholders carpet Sirika over stakeholders forum

Stakeholders in the nation’s aviation industry have condemned the recent  aviation stakeholders meeting held in Abuja, stating that the gathering was a jamboree.  The Minister of State on Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika had hosted a one-day stakeholders forum to address grey areas surrounding the failure of the Nigeria Air project initiated by the federal government, through his ministry.  But the National secretary of the Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP)  Comrade Abdulrasaq Saidu said the stakeholders meeting was a jamboree meant to achieve nothing.  Speaking with journalists in his office…

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Ekiti PDP Caucus affirms Fayose as leader, upholds Oguntuase-led Exco

The internal crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State was finally laid to rest yesterday, with the State Caucus, the highest decision making organ of the party at the State level reaffirming former Governor Ayodele Fayose as leader of the party and declaring the Chief Gboyega Oguntuase-led Exco as the only recognized Exco of the party in the State. The Caucus meeting was called consequent upon the controversies over a meeting held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 in which the Senate Minority Leader, Biodun Olujimi was pronounced…

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N754.8m NIMASA Fraud: We Did Not Plea Bargain With EFCC -Ex-Defendants

A new twist has ensued in the trial former director-general of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Patrick Ziadeke Akpobolokeme and five others currently facing trial for allegedly stealing the sum of N754.8 million, as the prosecuting agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has decided to withdraw charges against three of the defendants and made them its witnesses in the amended charge. In the original charge filed before the court, Akpolobokeme is being tried before an Ikeja High Court of Lagos, alongside Captain Ezekiel Bala Agaba,…

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Air Peace explains delay in launch of international operations

Air Peace has blamed aviation politics for the delay in starting its flights to long-haul routes, including London, Guangzhou-China, Houston, Mumbai, Johannesburg, Dubai and Sharjah. Speaking at the 5th Aviation Stakeholders’ Forum organised by the Federal Ministry of Transport in Abuja on Thursday, Air Peace Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Olajide said authorities of most of the international destinations the carrier had been designated to operate to were either deliberately foot-dragging in processing its application or imposing frustrating conditions to discourage it from flying into their domains. Some of the…

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