Yobe to Construct First Cargo Airport in Northern Nigeria

Maiduguri — The Yobe State Government will soon award the contract for the construction of the first ever cargo airport in northern Nigeria. The state Commissioner of Works, Transport and Energy, Mr. Sirajo Wakil, revealed this in Damaturu yesterday. He said the airport which will be for ticketing as well as for cargo will be […]

Dubai-Bound Plane in Lagos Emergency Landing

An Emirates flight EK 262 from Sao Paulo, Brazil to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, yesterday made an emergency landing in Lagos due to the deteriorating health condition of a suspected cocaine trafficker. Screening by anti-narcotic officials found four passengers positive for drug ingestion who are currently under interrogation. One of the suspects in critical health […]

Group Urges Transport Ministry to Engage Women to Revamp Railways

Some female staff of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) have urged the Transport Ministry to engage more women engineers to participate in the revival of rail transport in the country. The women are under the auspices of Women In Railways (WIRAIL). Mrs Monsurat Omotayo, Chairman of the group told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]

Dana Air Bags LCCI's Award for Service Excellence

In recognition of its exceptional customer service, innovative online products and ethical business practices in 2016, Dana Air has bagged the award for service excellence in aviation, during LCCI's 2016 Commerce and Industry Awards, held recently at Shell Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan Lagos. The Commerce and Industry Awards is a yearly award ceremony, organised by […]

Etihad Airways appoints new General Manager in Nigeria

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has appointed George Mawadri as its new General Manager in Nigeria, where he will be responsible for growing Etihad Airways’ relationships with its travel trade and corporate customers while furthering the development of the airline’s commercial strategy in Nigeria. George brings a vast amount of airline experience […]

Don't Sell Tickets During Aviation Fuel Challenge, NCAA Tells Airlines

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has expressed concern over increasing reports of flight cancellations and delays. The authority noted that it had been inundated with several reports from the Consumer Protection Officers (CPOs) and aggrieved passengers from across the nation's airports. General Manager, Public Relations of NCAA, Mr Sam Adurogboye said despite the prevailing […]

African Passport: Visa Openness has grown economies in Africa

The African Development Bank(ADB) has launched the first Africa Visa Openness Index, which shows that the African continent remains largely closed off for African travellers – a fatal but easily avoided roadblock for business travel on the continent. Business and overall travel on the African continent is on the rise. As is development in Africa. […]

Secret hotels you don't know exist

You just checked in at the front desk of your hotel and are making your way up the elevator to your room. Unbeknownst to you, there are people checking into their rooms in the very same building, but they're checking into an entirely different hotel. How can that be? It's part of the growing hotel-within-a-hotel […]

66 feared dead as Egyptian plane crashes into Mediterranean

An EgyptAir flight, MS804, with 66 passengers on board went missing in the early hours of Thursday over the Mediterranean en route from Paris to Cairo, Egypt. The Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister, Sherif Fathi, said the crash was likely caused by a terror attack rather than a technical error, USA Today reports. The flight was […]

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