Synergy, effective collaboration among agencies key to zero air crashes in over 3 years – AIB boss

The Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB, Mr. Akin Olateru has said that the aviation sector in Nigeria recorded no major air crash in over 3 years in Nigeria because of the synergy and effective collaboration among aviation agencies. Olateru who was the Chairman at this year’s the 47th Annual General Meeting/Elections (Extra-Ordinary) of the Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers Association, NATCA in Lagos with the theme: Stronger Collaboration for Zero Air Accident’ said aviation agencies and stakeholders must continually work together in order to sustain this feat. He stated that policies…

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Runsewe commends organisers of 3rd Abuja annual trade fair

The director-general of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe has praised the designers of the Wuye ultra-modern market in Abuja. This was during the occasion of the opening of the 3rd Wuye annual trade fair held in Abuja with Runsewe as special guest of honour. Runsewe said that the market has a friendly environment for business with over 1600 number of lockup shops, a well- furnished fire station which will serve the whole of Wuye district and its environs. This year’s Wuye trade fair was declared…

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Med-View Airline to relaunch Yola, Maiduguri flights Dec. 18, increases Lagos-Abuja flights

Med-View Airline to relaunch Yola, Maiduguri flights Dec. 18, increases Lagos-Abuja flights Med-View Airline yesterday said it will relaunch the Yola and Maiduguri routes on Tuesday, 18 December, and increase  flights on Lagos-Abuja route, using the B737-800 NG aircraft. This coming  with the return of some of its aircraft from maintenance. A statement by the airline’s Head of Commercial, Mr. Trevor Henry said the relaunch of its traditional routes is anchored on the re-fleeting program of the airline The number of flights on the Lagos-Abuja route will increase to three…

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Drug trafficking: Court sentences man to 37 years imprisonment, as Congolese bags 4 years

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, sentenced a 36 year-old, Efobi Onyeka Innocent, to a total of 37 years imprisonment, for unlawful importation of 1.515 kilograms of Cocaine into Nigeria, from Brazil. The convict was arraigned before the court by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on three counts charge which bordered on unlawful possession of the said drug and conspiracy to unlawfully import the said drug into the country. The offences which are contrary to and punishable under sections 11(d) 11(b) and 14(b) of the National Drug Law Enforcement…

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Forgery: Innoson boss’ lawyer’s absence  stalls hearing of pending applications 

Further hearing of applications in a criminal charge filed by the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) against Mr. Innocent Chukwuma, the managing director of Innoson Company Limited and four others before a Federal High Court, Lagos, has been adjourned till January 29, 2019. The adjournment was at the instance of Chukwuma’s lawyer, Mr. McCarthy Mbadugha, who wrote to court of his unavailability due to his medical treatment abroad. AGF had filed a criminal charge of forgery before the court, against Mr. Innocent, his company, Innoson Nigeria Limited, and four others,…

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Osinbajo hails Air Peace, FEHN over fight against gender-based violence

Photo Caption: Air Peace Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Olajide (left) receiving Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s award recognising Air Peace and The Foundation for Ethnic Harmony in Nigeria’s support for the campaign against gender-based violence from the Rule of Law Adviser to the Vice President, Dr. Fatima Waziri-Azi during the National Conference on Sexual and Gender Based Violence at the State House, Abuja on Thursday. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has commended West Africa’s leading carrier, Air Peace and its sister organisation, The Foundation for Ethnic Harmony in Nigeria (FEHN) for…

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AIB release first international aircraft investigation report in Sao Tome

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria has just set another standard in the region, as regards to releasing timely and accurate air accident report in Sao Tome and Principe. This is as a result of effective collaboration and corporation the Bureau has garnered in the last 24 months with the aviation stakeholders and the endless work by the Bureau’s investigators. The Commissioner/CEO, Engr Akin Olateru on Wednesday led his team to submit the final report of the accident involving Cavok Airlines CVK 7087 AN-74TK-100 Aircraft Registered Ur-CKC, which occurred at Sao…

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Appeal Court dismisses Evans’ fundamental right enforcement suit

The Court of Appeal, Lagos division, on Thursday December 6, dismissed an appeal filed by the suspected billionaire kidnapper Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (A.K.A. Evans) against the ruling of a Federal High Court, Lagos which dismissed his Fundamental Right Enforcement suit for lacking in merit. Justice A.U. Ogakwu while dismissing Evans” appeal, said “the appeal lacks merit and is hereby dismissed with no order of cost. Evans, in the twilight of his arrest and detention had approached a Federal High Court, Lagos, challenging his arrest and detention beyond the time allowed by…

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Redundancy: Bi-Courtney begins payment to affected workers, as picketing consumes Jari Williams

Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operators of Murtala Muhammed Airport Two (MMA2), Lagos has commenced payment to the 30 affected workers who were disengaged following their decision to join the industry unions. This development is coming barely three months after the terminal was picketed by the aviation workers unions. Similarly, the picketing of the terminal for almost a week by the unions may have consumed Capt. Jari Williams, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as it was gathered that he and some top management staff had been removed by the the…

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AMCON boss pledges support for AMPs recovery of N740b

Photo Caption: Mr. Aliyu Kalgo, the Group Head of Enforcements at Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) and representative of AMCON MD, Mr. Ahmed Lawan Kuru (sitting middle) with a cross-session of participants and some staff of AMCON at the just concluded AMCON/AMP Feedback Session in Ikoyi….Lagos The managing director/chief executive officer of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr. Ahmed Lawan Kuru, has again pledged the full support of AMCON to its Asset Management Partners (AMPs) in the pursuit to recover the 20percent or N740billion of the total Eligible…

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