National ID numbers required for Passport applications from 2018

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recently announced that effective 1 January 2018, all applications for Nigerian passports (including renewals) would only be processed for applicants with a National Identification Number (NIN) issued by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). This applies to all passport applications within and outside Nigeria. The Comptroller General (CG) of the […]

Lagos slumps as travel to Africa displays double-digit growth

An analysis of seat capacity for travel to the top ten international airports in Africa, produced by ForwardKeys, reveals that Lagos is seeing substantial declines in both domestic and international capacity, mainly because Arik Air is cutting 53% of its seats for the rest of 2017. During the coming five months, August – December 2017, […]

Africans Touring Their Own Continent More

Four out of ten international tourists in Africa come from the continent itself, according to the new UNCTAD Economic Development in Africa Report 2017: Tourism for Transformative and Inclusive Growth. In sub-Saharan Africa, this number increases to two out of every three tourists whose travels originate on the continent. Data backing this key finding show […]

Airline Operators Meet Osinbajo, Seek Policy On Domestic Carriers

Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) have met with the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and have inundated the Federal Government with a load of requests which they say will ensure the sustenance of airlines. Among the barrage of requests are the elimination of multiple charges, abolition of Value Added Tax (VAT) for airlines as aviation […]

Why Air Travel, Tourism Contribute Only 1.7 Percent to GDP

World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has estimated that air travel and tourism in Nigeria contributed 1.7 per cent to the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2016. The input, which experts have described as paltry in the light of huge potentials, puts Nigeria behind others African countries like Gambia, Rwanda and South Africa among […]

Tips To Avoid Payment of Flight Rescheduling Fees

You booked a flight for a getaway or business trip, but now you have an emergency that you have to attend to and you have no choice than to reschedule your flight. And for quite a number of airline, you need to pay rescheduling fees. This is what fliers do not want to hear at […]

Six Tourists Destinations to Visit in Eastern Nigeria

The news we often hear most times about Eastern Nigeria dominated by the Igbo ethnic group is the agitation for Biafra. But what a number of Nigerians do not know is that there is more to this region than the agitation for secession. There are deposits of tourists destinations tucked in different parts of the […]

First Batch of 412 Adamawa Pilgrims Airlifted

The first batch of 412 intending pilgrims from Adamawa State were yesterday airlifted to Saudi Arabia. ‎Daily Trust reports that the plane carrying the pilgrims from Adamawa took off from Yola International Airport at 5:15 am. The Hajj operation suffered a set back after authorities failed to commence the airlift on Tuesday 8th August,2017 as […]

SOME AMAZING FACTS ABOUT IJEBU

Ijebu is a Yoruba kingdom in pre-colonial Nigeria. It formed around the fifteenth century. According to legend, its ruling dynasty was founded by Obanta of Ile-Ife. 1. Ijebus were the first people to have had contact with the Europeans in the 14th century. 2. Ijebus were the first to be educated through Western education. 3. Ijebu […]

Furore Trails 5% Passengers' Charge for AIB

The approval of five per cent from the Passengers Service Charge (PSC) collected by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) for the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) is generating furore in the aviation industry. The approval given by the Ministry of Transportation through the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has become a […]

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