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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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    Owerri-bound Air Peace flight suffers engine failure 11 minutes after takeoff

Owerri-bound Air Peace flight suffers engine failure 11 minutes after takeoff

A Boeing 737-500 aircraft operated by Air Peace suffered engine failure 11 minutes after it took off from the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos.In a statement released on Tuesday, the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) said it has been notified of the incident and it has commenced an investigation.The Owerri-bound flight was said to have had 90 passengers on board with [...]

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    South Africa grants Air Peace rights to operate daily flights

South Africa grants Air Peace rights to operate daily flights

The ministry of foreign affairs says the South African government had granted Air Peace’s request to commence commercial flights to Johannesburg, South Africa.Ferdinard Nwoye, a spokesperson for the ministry, made this known in a statement released in Abuja on Monday."The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform that the South African Government has granted request for the Nigerian Designated Airline, [...]

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    Second batch of Nigerian returnees depart South Africa

Second batch of Nigerian returnees depart South Africa

The flight conveying the second batch of Nigerians leaving South Africa over xenophobic attacks has departed the O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.Kimibie Ebenfa, an official of the ministry of foreign affairs, said 319 persons were evacuated by Air Peace at about 2:58pm.The returnees are expected to arrive at the Murtala Mohammed Airport by 6:58pm."We wish to inform you that [...]

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    Air Peace CEO ‘in tears’ as reps recommend him for national award

Air Peace CEO ‘in tears’ as reps recommend him for national award

The house of representatives has recommended Allen Onyeama, chief executive officer (CEO) of Air Peace Airlines, for national honour for evacuating Nigerians stranded in South Africa at no cost.The recommendation was given when Onyeama appeared before the house during Wednesday’s plenary session.The lawmakers also resolved to make Air Peace their main carrier.They had invited Onyeama to honour him for offering [...]

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    Reps to honour Onyeama, Air Peace CEO, for act of patriotism

Reps to honour Onyeama, Air Peace CEO, for act of patriotism

The house of representatives has resolved to honour Allen Onyeama, chief executive officer (CEO) of Air Peace Airlines, for airlifting Nigerians stranded in South Africa at no cost.Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house, said the lower legislative chamber has invited Onyeama to appear before it on Wednesday.Many Nigerians were targeted in the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa.Air Peace offered to [...]

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    Finally, South Africa grants landing permit to Air Peace

Finally, South Africa grants landing permit to Air Peace

South African authorities have granted landing permit to Air Peace Flight B777 to enable it to evacuate some 320 Nigerians in that country.Godwin Adama, Nigeria’s consul-general in Johannesburg, made the confirmation in a telephone interview with NAN on Tuesday.Adama spoke against the background of a complaint by Allen Onyema, managing director of Air Peace, that the refusal of South Africa [...]

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    VIDEO: I wept watching returnees sing the national anthem, says Air Peace chairman

VIDEO: I wept watching returnees sing the national anthem, says Air Peace chairman

Allen Onyeama, chairman of Air Peace, says he wept when Nigerians who were returning from South Africa mobbed him and sang the country's anthem.Onyeama disclosed this while addressing the media shortly after 187 Nigerians returned from South Africa over xenophobic attacks.The airline had offered free flights to those who sought to return."I put together over N280 million in other to [...]

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    Air Peace: Most Nigerians willing to return from SA have expired passports

Air Peace: Most Nigerians willing to return from SA have expired passports

Air Peace has postponed its plan to evacuate Nigerians willing to return from South Africa over the xenophobic attacks in the country.On Wednesday, Ferdinand Nwonye, spokesman of the ministry of foreign affairs, had announced the plan of the airline to evacuate Nigerians who wish to return to Nigeria “free of charge.”But in a statement on Friday, Allen Onyema, chairman of [...]

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