Buhari honours NAMA Director, Farouk Umar with national merit award on productivity

Buhari honours NAMA Director, Farouk Umar with national merit award on productivity

President Muhammadu Buhari has conferred on Director, Safety Electronics and Engineering Services of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Engr. Farouk Ahmed Umar with the prestigious honour of National Productivity Order of Merit Award (NPOM) The award on Farouk Umar was based on the report of the National Productivity Order of Merit Award Committee after a rigorous selection process. The honour was in recognition for his contributions towards the improvement of communication, navigation and surveillance…

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BA Abuja flight aborted as plane develops fault

BA Abuja flight aborted as plane develops fault

An Abuja bound British Airways aircraft which  took off from Heathrow airport Tuesday night was aborted after suffering technical problem mid air. The plane was  airborne when the crew announced that the aircraft would be returning to its port of departure. Passengers waiting to depart for London today could not do as there was no aircraft to airlift them. The airline has made provision for another aircraft to pick passengers tomorrow. There are indications that the…

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NAMA Director, Farouk Umar to get national honour from Buhari.

NAMA Director, Farouk Umar to get national honour from Buhari.

For his outstanding performance in aviation safety and team work that has restored the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) to its rightful place in airspace safety management, Director Safety Electronics and Engineering Services NAMA, Engr. Farouk Ahmed Umar will on Thursday be among individuals to be honoured by President Muhammadu Buhari for nation building. President has approved the conferment of the National Productivity Order of Merit Award on Farouk Umar in recognition of ‘his high…

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BA,  Diana Award for Legacy partner to celebrate young leaders 

BA,  Diana Award for Legacy partner to celebrate young leaders 

British Airways has gone into partnership with The Diana Award for 2019 Legacy Award’s, hosted by Earl Spencer, which held at the Old Royal Naval College. As the official travel partner, British Airways flew Diana Legacy Award winners from around the world to London for the bi-annual Legacy Award ceremony. This unique accolade celebrates the achievements of 20 outstanding young leaders, visionaries and role models from across the world, who have demonstrated their ability to…

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Battle shifts to court as Lawyer seek to foil Air Peace boss extradition to US

Battle shifts to court as Lawyer seek to foil Air Peace boss extradition to US

….Seeks to enforce his fundamental human rights A  Nigerian Lawyer and human rights activist, Mr. Johnmary C. Jideobi, has instituted a suit at Federal High Court, Abuja for the enforcement of the fundamental human rights of the embattled Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema, who is facing fraud allegations in the United States of America. The Abuja based legal practitioner in the suite no: FHC/ABJ/CS/1446/2019 filed on Monday, a copy of which…

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Again, NCAA warns pilots, airlines of safety during Harmattan

Again, NCAA warns pilots, airlines of safety during Harmattan

Aviation, probably more than any other mode of transportation, is greatly affected by weather. From thunderstorms to reduced visibility due to hazy conditions, every phase of flight has the potential to be impacted by weather.  Commercial aviation in the West Africa, must deal with these adverse types of weather regularly, and the cost is a significant budget item. One of the perennial weather phenomena that have adverse impact on flight is the hazy condition known…

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Finchglow Travels Receives Best Travel Agency Award

Finchglow Travels Receives Best Travel Agency Award

     Reassures customers of excellent services    Finchglow Travels, one of the largest Travel Management Companies in Nigeria and International Air Transport Association (IATA) certified Category A Travel Agency, is pleased to announce that it has been honoured as the ‘Best Travel Agency’ of the year  at the  Balearica Awards (Nigeria Tourism Awards) held in Lagos on Nov 22, 2019.  Receiving the award, the Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) Mr. Bankole Bernard of Finchglow…

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Litigation restrains FAAN as disused planes raise safety concern

Litigation restrains FAAN as disused planes raise safety concern

Lessors severe ties with Nigerian carriers   The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is constrained from removing disused aircraft from many of the nation’s airports following legal battles between the owners of the planes and lessors. This is despite Nigeria being a signatory to the Cape Town Convention. Nigeria is a signatory to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on…

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Onyema may step down from Air Peace over fraud, forgery allegations

Onyema may step down from Air Peace over fraud, forgery allegations

  •As US presses 27 charges against airline boss •Over $2.5b plane orders in jeopardy *Competitors collaborating with US to bring Onyema down-Shettima, others There are intense pressures on the founder of Air Peace Airline, Allen Onyema, to resign as the Chairman/ CEO of the airline following a damning indictment by the United States Attorney’s Office, Department of Justice in the Northern District of Georgia. Onyema, who came to limelight as the promoter of the acclaimed…

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Air Peace founder, Onyema to face justice over alleged fraud, money laundering in US

Air Peace founder, Onyema to face justice over alleged fraud, money laundering in US

  My hands are clean-Airline chief These are not the best of times for Chairman of one of Nigeria’s flag carrier airline, Air Peace,  Allen Ifechukwu  Athan Onyema. Onyema, founder of Air Peace has been charged with bank fraud and money laundering for moving more than $20 million from Nigeria through United States bank accounts in a scheme involving false documents based on the purchase of airplanes. The international airline’s Chief of Administration and Finance, Ejiroghene Eghagha,…

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