Judge ‘recuses’ self from N2.005bn Right Abuse Suit against Air Peace, FAAN, NCAA

.. As Airline urges court to refuse reliefs sought by applicant for been malicious, frivolous, vexation, gold digging Justice (Prof) Chuka Austine Obiozor of a Lagos Federal High Court, has recused himself from presiding over a N2.005 billion fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by a Nigeria businesswoman, Nneka Ogbonna against the Air Peace Limited and four others. The businesswoman had dragged the airline alongside Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and Captain Horace Millar-Jaja, a pilot with the airline, in a…

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UAE suspension on airlift of Nigerian outbound passengers: Air Peace to operate flight from Sharjah – Lagos only

The management of Air Peace has informed the flying public that the United Arab Emirates, UAE Government has stopped the airlifting of Nigerians from Nigeria to UAE as part of its COVID-19 measures. The management of the airline explained in a statement that flights bringing Nigerians back from UAE are not affected. Air Peace stated that its flight from UAE (Sharjah-Dubai) to Lagos is not affected, adding that normal flights shall resume when the restriction is lifted from February 28, 2021. ‘Our esteemed customers whose flights are disrupted by this…

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United Nigeria Airlines to conduct inaugural flight Friday

United Nigeria Airlines is set to conduct its inaugural flight on Friday, February 12, 2021. A statement signed by Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu, head, Corporate Communications of United Nigeria Airlines said the inaugural flight will take off from the domestic wing of Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMA2) in Ikeja, Lagos state and terminate at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu, the operational base of United Nigeria. Achilleus stated that the flight will also visit Abuja from Enugu and finally return to Lagos. The inaugural flight will be conducted with an EMB145 aircraft…

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NANTA laments over poor allocation of Forex by CBN, UBA to meet financial obligations to IATA

Photo Caption: L-R: Hezekiah Afolabi, Vice president western zone NANTA, Yinka Folami, VP Lagos, Mrs Susan Akporiaye, president NANTA and Daisy Olotu, Financial Secretary NANTA at the Association’s 2021 first quarter media briefing in Lagos on Tuesday, February 9th. The National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies, NANTA, has lamented the inability of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN and its bank, the United Bank for Africa, UBA to make Foreign Exchange available to the body to enable it repatriate funds to the International Air Transport Association, IATA. Speaking during its…

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How beneficiary of NewrestASL vehicles auction allegedly defrauded his client

Investigations have revealed the details of how one of the beneficiaries of the NewrestASL Catering Services recent auction of six vehicles at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos duped on of his clients. The company had in December 2020 auctioned six vehicles; two Toyota Corolla, Toyota Camry, Toyota Hillux Pickup Van, Water Bowser and Toyota Hiace Mini Bus to its staff. One of the staff, Mr. Joshua Onoja won three of the vehicles; Toyota Hillux Pickup Van, Water Bowser and Toyota Hiace Mini Bus at N750,000, N700,00 and N800, 000,…

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Court discharges warder accused of aiding inmate to ferry Indian Hemps into prison

Reprieve came the way of Mr. Adedokun Joseph, an ex-official of Nigerian Correctional Services (NCoS) formerly Nigerian Prison Services, who has been facing prosecution for 12 years, for allegedly aided a convict to convey Indian hemps into the Kirikiri Prisons, Lagos, as he was discharged and  acquitted of the allegations, by Justice Saliu Saidu, of a Lagos Federal High Court. Adedokun ordeal started in 2009, when he was charged alongside an inmate of the prison, Murina Yisa, on offences bordering on unlawful possession of 20 kilograms of cannabis, popularly called…

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Air Peace takes delivery of first brand new E195-E2 Jet for African Continent

Air Peace has taken delivery of its first E195-E2 aircraft today. The aircraft flew from Embraer’s facility in São José dos Campos and arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, by 13:00hrs. Air Peace is the launch customer in Africa for the E2, the newest, most efficient, and most comfortable aircraft in the segment. The airline is also the global launch customer for Embraer’s innovative premium staggered seating design. The jet delivered today is the first of 13 firm E195-E2 orders, with 17 remaining purchase rights, as announced in March…

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ZIROC Residence Hotel assures clients  of all inclusive safety, wholesome experience

Ziroc Residence, one of Nigeria’s leading hospitality player in Lagos State has assured its teaming clients  of all inclusive safety and  a  wholesome experience in 2021 as they continue to make the hotel their choice destination .  According to the management of the hotel,  Ziroc Residence,  has implemented several initiatives to avail guests comfort, safety and the right ambience for business and leisure particularly in this era of covid- 19 pandemic . “We are constantly implementing best-in-class solutions to ensure guests receive value for their money every time they stay at…

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Route expansion: Air Peace launches multiple domestic routes, resumes suspended routes

…As airline expects all aircraft back from maintenance in February Air Peace has announced the launch of new domestic routes and the resumption of suspended ones. The management of the airline said the development is in furtherance of its route expansion drive and vision to interconnect various cities. The new routes to be launched in February are: Enugu-Kano-Enugu, Enugu-Asaba-Enugu, PHC-Kano-PHC, PHC-Kaduna-PHC, Ilorin-Lagos-Ilorin, Ilorin-Abuja-Ilorin and Ibadan-Abuja-Ibadan. The suspended routes to be resumed are Kano-Owerri-Kano, Kano-Asaba-Kano, Lagos-Yola-Lagos and Abuja-Yola-Abuja. The airline’s chief operating officer, Oluwatoyin Olajide, who revealed this in a news…

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AMCON dismisses reports of detention of 344 students in Enugu School as  Fake News

Media reports, which claimed that the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has detained 344 female students of Providence High School, located on Independence Layout in Enugu, Enugu State is fake news according to a statement AMCON released at the weekend.  The statement, which was signed by Jude Nwauzor, Head, Corporate Communications Department of AMCON said, “It is unfortunate how some media establishments allowed the publication of unsubstantiated report that totally spewed mischief and half truths regarding the real issues about the enforcement exercise at the school. AMCON does not…

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