A pilot who flew for six consecutive months with an expired medical certificate got his Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence (ATPL) revoked by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
The identity of the pilot and the airline he flew for was not disclosed by NCAA. The pilot flew between November 2018 to May 2019 without a valid medical certificate.
A statement by the General Manager, Public Affairs, NCAA said: “Specifically, the pilot’s medical certificate commenced validity from 17th July, 2017 and expired on the 16th January, 2018. Another one was processed on 11th May 2018 which expired on the 10th November, 2018.
“However, investigation has revealed that instead of the pilot revalidating his medical certificate he conducted flight operations as the pilot-in-command (PIC) in flagrant disregard of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs).
“According to Part 220.127.116.11-(b) A flight crew member or air traffic controller shall not exercise the privileges of his/her licence unless he/she holds a current medical certificate appropriate to the licence.”
The Manager added that the agency had determined that pursuant to Part 18.104.22.168(b) of the Nig.CARs, the pilot had lost the privileges of his licence, stressing that he didn’t hold a current medical certificate appropriate to the licence.
The NCAA added that in Part 22.214.171.124 (a) A licence, rating, authorisation or certificate “shall be revoked if the holder has lost the skills for exercising the privileges mentioned in the document or fails to meet appropriate medical standards as shown by the result of a medical examination or a test.
“Therefore, in line with Part 126.96.36.199(a)(1) of the Nig.CARs, the Pilot’s Licence ATPL (A] [ A- Aircraft] is hereby revoked with immediate effect, and it ceases to be effective,” it added.
The statement hinted that the pilot had been directed to return the invalidated licence to the authority’s director of licensing (DOL) within seven days of receipt of the letter of sanction, stressing that the letter has since been dispatched accordingly.
Call me “SORITOPAITOMAFIA” because I have metamorphosed into Hip-hop Rap – PMAN GOSPEL RAP
Olaniyi, Oluwapelumi a known gospel rap artist signed under the musical label of PREM FILMS INTERNATIONAL named PREM Gospel Music Label (PGML) has made it known to Gistrace Media that he has ported from being a gospel rap artist into being a Hip-hop Rap Man accompanied with street vibes.
The crooner of the hit single “Baba Mi” which was the rave of the moment in the previous year while having a chit-chat with Gistrace media claimed the reasons for his actions are personal.
Presently, his new stage name is Pman Rhap with the slogan “soritopaitomafia” and he claimed he is currently unsigned to any record label.
Arsenal complete David Luiz transfer from Chelsea
Arsenal have completed the signing of David Luiz from Chelsea in an £8million deal.
The Brazilian defender has put pen to paper on a two-year deal with the Gunners after he expressed his desire to move across London.
Luiz only penned a new two-year contract at Stamford Bridge earlier this year, having impressed under Maurizio Sarri last
But after being an unused substitute in last weekend’s final pre-season friendly against Borussia Monchengladbach, he feared being only a bit-part player under new boss Frank
Thus, after issues at the club’s Cobham training base earlier this week, Lampard gave the green light to letting Luiz depart.
Luiz did not train with the Chelsea first team on Wednesday before he finalised his move across London.
He will wear the Jersey number 23 for the upcoming season.
Everton Confirm Capture of Arsenal Winger Alex Iwobi on 5-Year Deal
Everton have confirmed the signing of Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi on a five-year deal, after the Nigeria international agreed personal terms with the club.
Iwobi, who rose through the youth ranks at the Emirates and joined the first team squad in 2015, played 149 times for the Gunners, scoring 15 goals and contributing 27 assists largely from the flank.
✍️ Signed, sealed, delivered!
— Everton (@Everton) August 8, 2019
And, in a statement on their official website, the Merseyside club confirmed: “Alex Iwobi has signed for Everton from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee after agreeing a five-year deal until the end of June 2024.
“Meanwhile, Everton boss Marco Silva explained: “Alex was one of our main targets for this window and I believe he is a fantastic signing for Everton. He is a direct and skilful winger and attacking midfielder who always works very hard for his team.
“He is still young but already with a lot of top-level experience – 100 Premier League matches, more in Europe and many international games.
“It was important for me to have one more quality option for our attacking positions to add to what we have with Richarlison, Bernard and Theo Walcott.
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