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    Air Peace sacks pilots over COVID-19 crisis

Air Peace sacks pilots over COVID-19 crisis

Air Peace has announced the sack of some of its pilots as part of the company's efforts to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. While the exact number of those affected was not given, the airline said the decision was taken as a result of the effects of the pandemic on its operations and financial health. Although the airline has been [...]

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    Air Peace, UK and the politics of landing rights

Air Peace, UK and the politics of landing rights

BY CHIDIEBERE NWOBODO The Western oligopolistic interests bared its fangs and displayed its vicious economic bullying to Nigeria's biggest and fastest growing indigenous airline in the country. Over last weekend, an Air Peace aircraft that was scheduled to leave for evacuation mission in United Kingdom, was denied Diplomatic Landing Clearance by British authorities, on flimsy excuses. The Air Peace flight, was meant [...]

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    UK denies Air Peace landing rights to evacuate stranded Nigerians

UK denies Air Peace landing rights to evacuate stranded Nigerians

An Air Peace airline flight deployed to evacuate stranded Nigerians in the UK has been denied landing rights. A statement released by the Nigeria high commission in London on Sunday, the evacuation flights from London Heathrow to Abuja and Lagos will now depart on Tuesday, July 14. According to the statement, the flights will now depart from Gatwick Airport aboard an Air [...]

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    Allen Onyema advises local airlines to stop in-flight services

Allen Onyema advises local airlines to stop in-flight services

Allen Onyema, chief executive officer of Air Peace, has advised other airlines in the industry to consider eliminating inflight services during short-distance flights. Speaking during a webinar organised by Aelex Partners on Thursday, Onyema said the airline will downsize its operations by 60 percent when flight operations resume. He advised local airlines to emulate American airlines who only serve water on similar [...]

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    Onyeama: Why Canada denied landing rights to Air Peace

Onyeama: Why Canada denied landing rights to Air Peace

Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, has explained the reason the plan to evacuate Nigerians from Canada has been delayed. An Air Peace flight was scheduled to evacuate 200 Nigerians from Canada on Thursday, but in a statement on Wednesday, the airline said the the flight had been cancelled. "The management of Air Peace wishes to announce that its evacuation flight to [...]

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    Air Peace: If pilots are quarantined, who will fly items needed to save lives?

Air Peace: If pilots are quarantined, who will fly items needed to save lives?

Air Peace has questioned the quarantine of its crew members who returned from China last week. A 15-member medical team arrived from China on Wednesday, aboard an Air Peace aircraft. Also on the aircraft were medical supplies and other equipment received from China, as part of efforts to support Nigeria in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Commenting on the trip in a [...]

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    COVID-19: Air Peace becomes second airline to suspend domestic operations

COVID-19: Air Peace becomes second airline to suspend domestic operations

Air Peace airline says it will suspend all flight operations on Friday. In a notice released by the airline, it said the suspension would last for 23 days. "Air Peace announces the suspension of all flight operations come Friday as part of concerted efforts being made to stop the spread of the pandemic; coronavirus," the notice read. "It is with a great sense [...]

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    CDD FACT CHECK: No passenger with COVID-19 arrived Kano airport on Air Peace

CDD FACT CHECK: No passenger with COVID-19 arrived Kano airport on Air Peace

A trending short video on Twitter that is being shared on Facebook and WhatsApp claimed a Kano-bound aircraft (Air Peace) had a passenger suspected to be carrying coronavirus (COVID-19). The video showed that, on arrival, the flight crew refused passengers' disembarkment from aircraft. Also, while the landed aircraft remained locked, a background voice speaking in Hausa suggested that the aircraft be made to go back [...]

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    Man mounts moving Owerri-bound Air Peace flight — thinking it was heading abroad

Man mounts moving Owerri-bound Air Peace flight — thinking it was heading abroad

A yet-to-be identified man has been arrested for climbing a moving Air Peace flight at Murtala Muhammed Airport in Ikeja, Lagos. In a statement, the airline said the man hid himself in the bush before running to mount the plane on Friday morning. The plane was heading for Owerri, when the man, in his twenties, mounted the flight and attempted to [...]

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    Former Anambra gov accuses EFCC of humiliating Allen Onyema 

Former Anambra gov accuses EFCC of humiliating Allen Onyema 

Chukwuemeka Ezeife, a former governor of Anambra state, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of  humiliating Allen Onyema, chief executive officer of Air Peace. Speaking on Monday when leaders of Igbo Mandate Congress (IMC) visited him at his residence in Anambra, Ezeife said Onyema is not the kind of person who will avoid being investigated.  In November, US authorities [...]

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    Air Peace passenger jailed 2 weeks for smoking on board

Air Peace passenger jailed 2 weeks for smoking on board

A magistrate court in Ogba, Lagos, has sentenced an Air Peace flight passenger to two weeks in prison for smoking on board. The court gave the ruling on Wednesday, but with an option of N200,000 fine. Adewale Oyebade, a flight attendant, caught the passenger smoking a cigarette while carrying out safety checks during the flight. The incident took place on Air Peace flight [...]

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    ‘I’m not aware’ — Allen Onyema dissociates self from suit filed in Abuja court

‘I’m not aware’ — Allen Onyema dissociates self from suit filed in Abuja court

Allen Onyema, chief executive officer of Air Peace, says he did not instruct Johnmary Jideobi, a lawyer, to file a human rights suit on his behalf. The US indicted Onyema of bank fraud and money laundering. He was charged alongside Ejiroghene Eghagha, the airline’s chief of administration and finance, who is said to have committed aggravated identity theft in connection with the scheme. He denied [...]

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    Lawyer asks court to stop FG from extraditing Air Peace CEO to US

Lawyer asks court to stop FG from extraditing Air Peace CEO to US

Johnmary Jideobi, a lawyer, has filed a suit at the federal high court in Abuja to stop the extradition of Allen Onyema, chief executive officer of Air Peace, to the US over alleged bank fraud and money laundering. Last week, the US authorities had said Onyema moved more than $20 million from Nigeria through US bank accounts in a scheme involving “false [...]

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    ‘Wired $44.9m illegally’, ‘Inflated cost of aircraft’… highlights of allegations against Air Peace CEO

‘Wired $44.9m illegally’, ‘Inflated cost of aircraft’… highlights of allegations against Air Peace CEO

The US has accused Allen Onyema, chief executive officer of Air Peace, of bank fraud and money laundering. In a statement on Thursday, US authorities said Onyema, alongside Ejiroghene Eghagha, the airline’s chief of administration and finance, was indicted on November 19, 2019, on one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, three counts of bank fraud, one count of conspiracy [...]

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    Report: US court issues arrest warrant for Air Peace CEO

Report: US court issues arrest warrant for Air Peace CEO

A US court has issued a warrant to arrest Allen Onyema, the chief executive officer of Air Peace, over fraud allegation.  According to Premium Times, the warrant was signed on November 19 by Justin Anand, a US magistrate in the district court of the northern district of Georgia.  The warrant, the newspaper said, authorised US Marshals Service to bring Onyema into custody.  In [...]

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    US accuses Allen Onyema, Air Peace CEO, of money laundering 

US accuses Allen Onyema, Air Peace CEO, of money laundering 

Allen Onyema, the chief executive officer of Air Peace, has been indicted in the US for bank fraud and money laundering.  The Nigerian businessman was accused of moving more than $20 million from Nigeria through US bank accounts in a scheme involving "false documents" based on the purchase of airplanes. Onyema was indicted alongside Ejiroghene Eghagha, the airline’s chief of administration and [...]

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