Warri airport owing N566.4m, NAMA insist

The resumption of flights at Osubi Airport in Warri, Delta State notwithstanding, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) yesterday insisted that the operator owing N566.4 million. Though it confirmed a receipt of N31 million recently from Shoreline Oil Services, the agency, through its General...

FG Earned N1.16 Billion from Rail in 6 Months, Says NBS

Between January and June this year, the Federal Government generated a total amount of N1.16bn from the rail transportation system. The figure was contained in a report on the railway sector, which was prepared by the National Bureau of Statistics. The N1.16bn, according to...

Three Terrifying Attractions In China

China is a country rich in culture and has a huge population of about 1.3 billion people as of 2017. In addition, they have advanced in science and technology that even the US is having a hard time putting a clamp on them. In...

Four Exotic Must-Visit Beach Houses In Lagos

Are you looking for alternative things to do in Lagos? A beach house experience is always a good idea. Gather a group of friends and you all can spend a day partying or camping at a beach house overlooking the ocean. These are four...

Nigeria Loses $6bn Freight Cost Yearly to Maritime Piracy

The federal government is losing $6 billion on freight cost yearly to piracy in Nigerian waters, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, has disclosed. Speaking in Lagos yesterday during the 2018 World Maritime Day celebration, Mustapha disclosed that...

Japanese Passport Ranked The Most Powerful In The World

The Japanese passport has overtaken the Singaporean passport to become the most powerful in the world. This was made known by the 2018 Henley Passport Index which said Japanese passport holders can now travel to 190 countries in the world without a visa or granted...

NCAA Lifts Suspension On Aviation College Certificate

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has partially lifted the suspension on some certificates of the International Aviation College, Ilorin, Approved Training Organisation (ATO). Sam Adurogboye, General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA made the announcement on Sunday in Lagos. Mr Adurogboye said the lifting of...

Flights, Business Activities Resume At Lagos Airport

Flight operations and business activities on Friday resumed at the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 (MMA2), Lagos, following the suspension of the industrial action against the terminal owners by aviation unions. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the unions had on Thursday night,...

Air Peace resumes Asaba flight operations

Air Peace has resumed its Lagos-Asaba-Lagos operations with the addition of Abuja-Asaba-Abuja to the service, pledging to deliver the best flight experience to the travelling public on the routes. The airline pulled out of the route more than two years ago due to safety...

Dana Air, Radisson Blu partner to reward customers

Dana Air has partnered Radisson Blu Anchorage to offer its guests an exciting package when they fly from any of its destinations – Owerri, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Uyo – to its hub in Lagos. Media and Communications Manager of Dana Air, Kingsley Ezenwa,...

Care To Visit Santorini?

By now, social media users especially those on Twitter are familiar with the name, Santorini. Santorini’s fascinating feature lies in the white buildings making it arguably one of the whitest islands you have ever seen. It is of little wonder that the island attracts...

AMCON blames sole proprietors for airlines’ woes, demise

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) yesterday sought an end to the era of sole proprietorship in the aviation industry, blaming alleged sharp practices among owners for the demise of local airlines. AMCON, a Federal Government’s special vehicle for debt recovery, said its...

MMA2 Shutdown by Protesting Workers

Hundreds of passengers are reportedly stranded at the domestic terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2(MMA2) on Wednesday,  as aviation unions carried out their shutdown threat over the sack of workers  by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited. The unions involved in the shutdown are Air...

Hoteliers Urge Government to Expand Tourism Destination

The National Union of Hotels and Personal Services Workers (NUHPSW), has called on government to expand tourist attraction sites and grant incentives to practitioners to make Nigeria a tourist destination. The union argued that the hospitality and tourism sector has huge potential that are...

10 Beautiful Hidden Gems in Nigeria Worth Seeing

Nigeria has many natural landmarks and wildlife reserves. Many of these places are sure to leave visitors breathing hard with suspense and excitement. Here are some hidden gems Nigeria has to offer: Ogba Ukwu Caves and Waterfalls, Anambra State Considered the largest cave in...

Tackling infrastructure deficit for airlines’ growth

American commercial jet manufacturer, Boeing, made a rare appearance in Lagos a fortnight ago. The venue was the United States Consul General’s resident in Ikoyi, and the attraction was not the proposed national carrier, but a local operator, Air Peace. Air Peace airlines currently...

In-flight catering outlet opens at Lagos airport

LSG Sky Chefs, in partnership with Things Remembered, has opened a state-of-the-art in-flight catering services at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. Minister of States for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said the facility would distinguish the Lagos Airport in particular and Nigerian airports as...

Commemorating World Tourism Day the Lagos Way

Globally, September 27 of every year is mapped out to commemorate World Tourism Day. This practice was kickstarted since 1980 by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). According to Wikipedia, that date was chosen and the statutes of of the UNWTO were adopted....

Reasons You Should Visit Nsukka

People do not usually mention this when asked about the place they would like to visit or see. But tucked away in Enugu is the red earth and sleepy town of Nsukka which happens to be one of the biggest towns and important central...

Heavy Rainfall Causing Flight Cancellations, Delays – Report

Flight operations across the country have been disrupted in recent times over torrential rains, according to Daily Trust report. The Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NIMET) had consistently given weather reports on rainfall across the country. Findings by Daily Trust indicate that many passengers have been...

NPA, Terminal Operators At War Over Illegal Port Charges

THE Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, is currently at war with some terminal operators over newly introduced charges, which Ms Hadiza Bala Usman, NPA's boss has warned agents and importers to ignore. Speaking during a visit to Vanguard Media office in Lagos, Usman said that...

Competition, Hurdles for Local Airlines On London Route

Air travellers longing for Nigerian carriers on the London route may wait no further, as at least two operators are warming up to take up the challenge to compete with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic airlines. With this development, passengers on the route would...

Gridlock As Truck Drivers Block Abuja-Lokoja Highway

Commuters and motorists were yesterday held in a gridlock for several hours along the Abuja-Lokoja highway as truck drivers blocked the Jamata axis of the road to protest alleged assault of one their members by security agents. Daily Trust learnt that the protest ensued...

Unease Over 'Stolen' Jets At Lagos Airport

Two Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 aircraft formerly used by Topbrass Aviation Services Limited, a local operator, have been allegedly stolen in Lagos.The airplanes (registration numbers 5N-TBB and 5N-TBC) have been the focus of a legal tussle between the lessor, Seagold Investment Limited, and Topbrass...

Kano, A City Of Antiques And Culture

Kano, regarded as the commercial hub of Northern Nigeria due to its strategic location, is also the home that houses ancient relic and culture which dates back to the 7th century. Take time out and appreciate this beautiful location. Dubar Festival Also called Kano...

Victoria Island, the premier hub of Lagos

Victoria Island is the beauty of Lagos city. The neighborhood is so well known that even the names of its streets have become iconic across the nation. This island is only one of Lagos’ districts that has the most inimitable skyline. Originally surrounded entirely by...

Benue Govt, NAF Trade Words Over Makurdi Airport

Benue State government and the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, were, weekend, locked in a war of words over Makurdi Airport. While Benue government alleged that the federal government was planning a flight ban on the airport, which is a military base, to expose Governor...

3rd Mainland Bridge Shutdown - Lagos Calls for Support

LASG seeks support of residents as 3rd Mainland Bridge undergoes test from August 23 To 26 Lagos state government will shut down Third Mainland Bridge for four days from August 23 to enable engineers do investigative maintenance testing. Works and infrastructure commissioner Ade Akinsanya...

These Places In Nigeria Will Take Your Breath Away

A photograph is an experience. You can almost smell a newly-ploughed field, taste the salty air, hear the leaves rustle and feel the tingling breeze. Most places we long for abroad have close substitutes in Nigeria. If you want an adventurous vacation without having...

LASG to Acquire Boats for Emergencies, Rescue Operations

As part of its commitment to ensuring the safety of people, the Lagos State government is procuring life-saving, quick response boats to tackle emergencies on its waterways more efficiently. The Commissioner for Transportation, Oladipo Lawanson, made this known in an interview with journalists in...

FG yet to decide Nigeria Air’s partners, final bidders

Federal Government yesterday said technical partners for the new national carrier were yet undecided, as the bidding process, among others, were still ongoing.The disclosure was in response to a report that one of the bidders, Ethiopian Airlines (ET), was in the lead to win...

First Phase of Lagos Light Rail Operational in 2022

The Lagos State Government has signed a major agreement with an international railway systems aggregator and rolling stocks manufacturer, Alstom SA of France, on the operation of the state Rail Mass Transit. This is even as the Marina to Mile 2 section of the...

Bayelsa Airport Excites Students

Pupils of the Bayelsa State Government Model Schools on excursion at the multi-billion international airport have commended the Governor Seriake Dickson for changing the narratives of the State, through his developmental strides. The students, who were left in awe by the nearly completed state-of-the-art...

7 Star Global Hangar Gets Licence

A new internationally licensed Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO), 7 Star Global Hangar, owned and managed by Nigerians, will commence operations in the country next week, following the granting of a full license by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority in Lagos (NCAA) According to...

Nigeria's Mangrove Largest in Africa, Third Globally

Nigeria's mangrove ecosystem is said to be the largest in Africa and the third largest in the world spanning about 10,000 square kilometres, from Badagry in the West to Calabar in the South, an expert has said. The Executive Director, Eco Restoration Foundation, Prince...

95% Deaths of Corps Members Due to Road Accidents - NYSC

The National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) says 95 per cent of deaths recorded by serving Corps members is due to road accidents. Suleiman Kazaure, the Director General of NYSC, said this while addressing corps members observing their orientation camp course in Katsina on Monday....

Unique Sites In Benin Republic

The Benin Republic, a historic country rich in African culture, was home to the Dahomey Kingdom from about 1600–1900 AD. Known across the world as one of the places where “voodoo” is highly regarded, the country shares a border with Nigeria. Although it has...

Med-View Begins Airlift of 1,600 Kaduna Pilgrims

Med-View Airline Plc, one of the official carriers involved in the airlift of Muslim Pilgrims to Saudi Arabia, on Monday commenced the airlift of intending pilgrims from Kaduna International Airport. The airline is airlifting 1,600 pilgrims from Kaduna as the first flight took off...

The Importance of Arts & Culture Content in Tourism Education

There is a close affinity between culture, arts, and tourism. A sound tourism education must of necessity have arts and cultural contents and vice-versa. With Mrs. Chika Balogun, Director-General of the National Institute for Hospitality & Tourism, piloting the affairs of NIHOTOUR, her experience...

FG Sets Up Team to Unbundle Railways

The Federal Government has set up a team for the proposed unbundling of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) that would see the entity being broken into three or four groups, Daily Trust can report. The planned unbundling of the NRC is for efficiency and...

Transcorp Hotel H1, 2018 PAT Earnings Grows by 85 percent

The pride and pearl of the Nigerian Hospitality Industry, Transcorp Hotels Plc. (“Transcorp Hotels”) has announced its Unaudited Financial Statements for the period ended June 30, 2018. The company showed significant growth over the same period last year recording a turnover of N8.01 billion,...

Duke Vows to Rejuvenate Tourism in Cross River

Chief Edem Duke, a former Minister of Culture and Tourism and governorship aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Cross River State, has restated his commitment to rejuvenating the tourism sector of the state. Duke also lauded the ingenuity of the...

Nimasa Cautions Against Creation of More Agencies in Maritime Sector

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has warned that creating additional agencies in the sector would only overburden it with clashes of interest; adding that the existing ones should rather be strengthened for optimum service delivery. The Director General, NIMASA, Dakuku Peterside,...

Costly Mistakes To Avoid When Travelling Abroad

We all make mistakes, but when it comes to travelling abroad, we can make costly mistakes without even trying. Some of them are quick to fix and easily forgotten, others can be expensive, and time-consuming. When next you are planning to travel abroad, remember...

Apapa Gridlock - Lagos Shuts Down 10 Bonded Terminals, Buildings

The Lagos State Government at the weekend shut down five bonded terminals located within residential areas in Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Area (LGA), and explained that the decision became imperative to end intractable gridlock undermining socio-economic activities in Apapa area of the state. While...

Four Tips For Travelling With The Kids

It is time for the big summer holiday! If you are flying with kids, you might be worried about arriving in one piece. What if they act up or spend the whole flight screaming? What if they never stop yelling or crying? We could...

Med-View acquires Boeing777-200ER aircraft

Med-View Airlines Plc has acquired a Boeing 777-200ER aircraft to revive its international operations. The wide-body aircraft is the second of such in Nigeria, after Air Peace acquired one in January this year. The aircraft with registration number: 5N-BVY, was flown to the Murtala...

NCAA Warns Airlines Over Flight Delays, Cancellations

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has warned airlines to desist from incessant flight delays and cancellations as it declared zero tolerance for illegal practices. The apex regulatory body observed that multiple flight cancellations and delays have become routine and a set-back to the...

Five Feared Dead As Boat Capsizes in Lagos

About five persons were feared dead when a boat capsized in Lagos on Wednesday evening. An eyewitness told The Guardian that the boat was travelling from CMS to Ikorodu. Bodies of the victim were brought to the jetty at Ipakodo in Ikorodu outskirts of...

Foreign carriers dominate as local air travel market shrinks

Poor outing of Nigerian airlines on international routes, has forced the actual air travel market in the country to shrink. Estimates of capacity and frequencies recorded at the airports are discouraging. The local airlines small, weak and under-capitalised are unable to compete favourably to...

Govt to Inject N3.2 Billion As Startup Capital Into Nigeria Air

To get the new national carrier off its feet, the Federal Government will be injecting about N3.168billion ($8.8million) as the startup capital for Nigeria Air. The provision, among others, is contained in the Outline Business Case (OBC) recently approved by the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory...

Ever Heard Of The Mistake Island?

Located off the coast of Jonesport, Mistake Island is just a 30-acre island in the state of Maine, US with coordinates – 44°28’29.2″N, 67°32’06.4″W. This island consists of a lighthouse – Moose Peak Light, few houses, and some vegetation. Although it may seem as...

Govt to Demolish Apapa Rail Station to Expand Seaport

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has directed that the Apapa station be demolished and expanded in order to accommodate the activities at the Apapa seaport. He said this, yesterday, after the inspection of the project in Lagos. Amaechi said the idea is...

Govt to Provide $55M Grant for Take-Off of National Carrier

The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has clarified that the federal government would inject $55 million in 2018 as the upfront grant to finance the startup capital of the new national carrier, saying contrary to report that the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission...

Top Five Places To Visit In Oyo State

Oyo State is known for many ͚firsts͛ in Nigeria and Africa. It is home to the first University in Nigeria, the first skyscraper in Africa (Cocoa House). It also has one of the only two suspended lakes in the world; Oyo State is a...

Need to Check All Lagos Bridges

Nigeria is notorious for its horrible maintenance culture. Virtually all amenities built by successive regimes at the federal level - airports, seaports, police and military barracks/bases, roads, railways and what have you - are in deplorable conditions due to our inability to maintain them...

MedView Acquires Aircraft for Hajj, London Service

Ahead of the commencement of 2018 hajj operations and recommencement of its London services, Medview airline recently took delivery of its newly acquired B777-200ER to boost its fleet. The Chief Executive Officer of the airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole made this known in Lagos. He...

Easing Traffic At Abuja Airport

Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated the rail terminal at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The purpose of the rail station is to bring in travellers from various parts of the city to the airport to connect to their local and international flights....

Five Must-See Exotic Waterfalls In Nigeria

Waterfalls are astonishing and somewhat mesmerising, a pure work of nature. The sight of a waterfall evokes emotions that are inexplicable. Take a picture in one of this captivating places and show all the world the best life. Waterfalls are in Nigeria and they...

Ethiopia Airlines May Partner With Nigeria On National Carrier

Africa's most successful carrier, Ethiopia Airlines has disclosed that it may partner Nigeria to establish the planned national carrier. This was disclosed by the Chief Executive Officer of the airline, Tewolde Gebremariam. Bloomberg reported that Gebremariam had started talks on the partnership with the...

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Dana Air Wins Best Customer Friendly Airline Award

Dana Air has emerged the Best Customer Friendly Domestic airline 2018 at a summit and award ceremony organised by the Association of Foreign Airlines and Representatives in Nigeria (AFARN) in Lagos recently. Dana Air also pledged to support one of the recipients of the...

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Five Historic Interests In Osun State

Looking for a place that is filled with nature and reminds you of your roots? Osun State is a city rich in culture and nature-friendly. Perfect to visit during the holiday, this is one place you want to visit with your family and have...

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Industry Loses N240B to Eight Million Uninsured Automobiles

The insurance industry has lost a whopping N240 billion premium income from the non-insurance of an estimated eight million tricycles and motorcycles which ply Nigerian roads between 2000 and 2017, The Guardian has learnt. This figure, according to finding, is only N10 billion less...

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Delta to reactivate airfield lighting at Asaba airport

Determined to fulfill its promise of resumption of flight operations at Asaba Airport in July, the Delta State government has given approval for the reactivation of the Airfield Ground Lighting Systems (AGLS). It will be recalled that components of the AGLS along with others...

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Stakeholders Chart Path to Tourism Industry's Growth

Travel Nigeria has unveil plan to gather stakeholders in the country's travel, tourism and cultural industries for its 2018 Summit/Expo, where most influential travel/tourism players, industry professionals and policy makers will meet to chart a new path to the travel/tourism industry's growth. Event director,...

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Mayowa Nicholas Features In Vogue Magazine

Nigeria’s Mayowa Nicholas keeps soaring higher. Gracing the runways in Milan and York, she has yet achieved another feat as she appears in America’s Vogue May 2018 issue. Mayowa Nicholas II American Vogue 2018 She was photographed by Philip -Lorca Dicorcia and styled by...

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4 Cheap European Cities for Spring Break

A short break to a European city can make a very memorable trip, but can be quite expensive. However, if you are careful with your choice of travel destination, there is a great chance of dodging the high price tags. There are plenty of...

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Top Mistakes To Avoid During A Visa Interview

Getting a visa is not difficult. You simply need two things- complete documents and confidence. You will definitely get your visa. However, this is not always the case. There are avoidable mistakes that may happen during the visa interview that will obviously ruin your...

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How To Plan Affordable Travel In 2018

If one of your many resolutions this year is to travel more, then you need to start planning and budgeting for the trips you may take. Travelling more means saving more ahead of your trip. You really don’t want to wait for your travel...

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10 Romantic Destinations In Africa

There’s no doubt that Africa is filled with some of the most beautiful travel spots in the world, perfect for a romantic getaway. If you plan on proposing to your partner, Africa is the go-to destination for combining romance and travel. Here are the...

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How Cairo Will Amaze You

What better city to visit than Cairo if you love archaeology and kosher travels. The Pyramids of Giza are the must-see site when in Cairo. The Pyramid of Cheops is the largest of the Giza pyramids and one can explore the interior of narrow...

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A Quick Guide To Lekki Conservation Centre

Lekki Conservation Centre (LCC) is the perfect place for nature and adventure lovers. Located in Lekki, Lagos, the 21-year old, 78-hectare centre helps sustain the natural habitation of plants, and animals. LCC offers a beautiful display of different animals and plants and exciting mental...

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5 Travel Hacks That WIll Save You Money On A Trip

We’re almost down to the last month of the year, synonymous with vacations, pleasure trips, the Christmas holiday, with hope for the new year; and you’re probably preparing for your last vacation in the year knowing that travelling is also what makes this season...

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Med-View Declares N1.5 Billion Profit Before Tax

The airline, at its yearly general meeting in Lagos, disclosed to shareholders an increase in turnover of 42 per cent at N36.961 billion from N26.039 billion in 2016 and an increase in profit after tax of 63 per cent at N1.255 billion from N772...

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Could Nigerian Aviation Officers Bear Arms?

Why should aviation security personnel bear arms? People do not bear arms for the fun of it. When we talk of people bearing arms, they should be able to justify the reason why they want to do so. The argument they want to present,...

Tourism to Create 100,000 Jobs in One Year - Jones

As the nation strives toward becoming a leading hub for tourism in Africa, fresh indication emerged that over 100, 000 Nigerians can be employed in the sector in one year. Speaking during the unveiling of the February edition of the Entrepreneur Africa Magazine in...

First Nation Now Operates Charter Service

One of Nigeria's commercial airlines, First Nation Airways, has abandoned schedule flight service for charter operations. This was confirmed in a telephone interview by the airline to journalists who wanted to know why it still operates one aircraft instead of the minimum of two...

Why Is Chad Included In Trump Travel Ban List??

Since taking office in January, United States (US) President Donald Trump has made more than his fair share of inexplicable decisions. But the inclusion of Chad in the latest revision of his infamous travel ban may just be the most inexplicable of the lot....

Travel Agencies Chart Path to Aviation, Tourism Growth

Travel agencies in the country will next week converge at Port Harcourt, Rivers State, to chart path to the growth of aviation and tourism as a potential mainstay of the economy. The agencies, under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies...

FAAN, ACI Begin Safety Review of Four Airports

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) under the Airport Excellence (APEX) in safety programme of Airport Council International (ACI-Africa) is to commence a safety review of the international airports in Port Harcourt, Kano, Kaduna and Enugu. According to the FAAN MD and President...

Chamisa - We'll Turn Victoria Falls Into Africa's Las Vegas

MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has revealed ambitious plans to establish a tourism and fisheries university to cater for the Zambezi Valley region once elected into office. The opposition alliance, Chamisa added, would also transform Victoria Falls into the Las Vegas of Africa. Speaking...

JKIA Feted As Most Improved Airport in Africa

Travellers passing through Kenya's main air transport hub have singled it out as the most improved airport in the continent. This is according to a survey by the Airports Council International (ACI) -- a trade association of the world's airports -- which named the...

U.S.$2 Bn Needed to Revive Lagos-Kano Rail Line - Osinbajo

U.S.$2 Bn Needed to Revive Lagos-Kano Rail Line - Osinbajo

Nigeria's Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday said at least $2billion would be required to revive the Lagos-Kano Rail Line as part of efforts to boost local and international trade along the Northern and Southern zones. Osinbajo, who spoke at the opening of...

Air Peace Delivers First Boeing777 to Nigeria

Nigeria's leading carrier, Air Peace, set a new record at the weekend with the arrival of its newly acquired Boeing B777-200 aircraft, thus becoming the first and only Nigerian airline to procure and register the brand of the airliner in the country. The airline...

Emir Seeks Media Support to Promote Tourism, Agriculture

The Lamdo Gashaka in Taraba, Alhaji Zubairu Hammangabdo, on Sunday urged the media to assist in promoting the tourism and agricultural potentials of his domain. Hammangabdo, a first class chief, made the plea at Gashaka when executives of the Correspondents' Chapel of the Nigerian...

10 Romantic Getaways in Nigeria for Couples/Family

Been searching for the perfect time to whisk your loved one away on an enchanting break (possibly without the kids) in a lush, serene and cosy hideout. Well, if you can’t afford to go through visa application process or travel abroad, fear not! Here are 10 romantic getaways...

Travellers Spend N50bn On Foreign Flights in Nigeria

Despite the economic recession that caused a serious setback to the Nigerian economy in 2017, flight tickets worth $1.4 billion (N50 billion) were purchased by travelers who moved out of the country with foreign airlines in the year 2017. President of the National Association...

Max Air to Begin Domestic Flights Nationwide

The management of Max Air Limited said it has concluded arrangement to commence domestic flights to all destinations in Nigeria to ease the hardship being encountered by air travellers in the country. Already the Airline has purchased three additional aircraft which would be used...

Top 5 Luxurious Hotels For Power Visitors To Abuja

Abuja is considered as one of the most hospitable places in Nigeria. The city plays host to major business and political visitors from different parts of the country. You can treat yourself and stay in an exclusive and luxurious Abuja hotel while you relax...

5 Clever Luggage Tips For Air Travel

To lighten the burden of packing your luggage, the following are some clever tips to significantly help with the process. The leading online travel agency, shares 5 clever luggage tips for air travel. Favour Soft Exterior Bags Soft exterior bags are better because you...

NCAA Certifies Lagos Airport, Says It Meets International Standards

After months of remedial work and remodeling of facilities at the Murtala Muahmmed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has certified the nation's busiest airport for meeting global safety and security standards as prescribed by the International Civil Aviation...

FAAN Workers Protest Planned Concession of Airports

Lagos and Ilorin — Workers of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria ( FAAN) under the aegis of the Air Transport Service Senior Staff Association (ATSSSAN) and the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) yesterday staged a protest to express their disapproval of...

Brewing War Over Tourism

The decision of the National Assembly to make the federal government the sole regulator of the tourism industry has unsettled many governors who believe that the move is an encroachment on the powers of the states under the constitution‎. Recently, the Senate initiated a...

Aviation Body Backs Establishment of National Carrier

A think-tank body known as Aviation Round Table Initiative (ARTI), has expressed support for the establishment of national carrier but noted that such airline must be fully funded by the private sector and not by government or its agencies. The body, which observed that...

'Low-Cost Carrier to Save Airlines, Revive 22 Moribund Airports'

Strategic low-cost carrier programme has been identified as an important business model that will transform the air travel sector, especially the survival of local airlines and maximal use of airport infrastructure across the country. Concerned stakeholders told The Guardian that whereas the strategy will...

Hajj - 2,842 Kaduna Pilgrims Return Home - Board

The Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has said that 2,842 pilgrims from Kaduna have returned home after performing the 2017 hajj in Saudi Arabia. The Public Relations Officer of the board, Yunusa Abdullahi, said in a press release made available to newsmen in...

Air Peace Clinches Global Recognition

One of Nigeria's prominent operating airlines, Air Peace, has been added as a member International Air Transport Association, IATA. This was revealed in a press statement signed by the airline's communication manager, Chris Iwarah, on Sunday where he said that the airline achieved the...

Does Africa Only Have 3 Facilities to Repair Aircraft?

To attract investors, Nigeria's Kaduna state wants to repair aircraft. But would its planned facility be only the fourth on the continent, as the state's governor's account tweeted? Researched by David Ajikobi Located in Nigeria's northern heartland, the state of Kaduna aims to boost...

56 Feared Dead in Niger Boat Disaster

Minna — Fifty-six people are feared to have drowned in a boat mishap on River Kaduna between Galadiman-Kogo and Kwata-Zuma in Shiroro local government area of Niger State. The incident happened when a big boat which was carrying 60 people capsized as a result...

Lai Mohammed Emerges Vice President of World Tourism Body

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) on Wednesday elected Nigeria as Vice President, Africa at its ongoing 22nd General Assembly in Chengdu, Sichuan Province of Southwest China. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who...

NRC to Deploy Fast-Speed Trains On Abuja-Kaduna Line

The Nigeria Railways Corporation (NRC) said two new speed locomotives will be deployed on the Abuja-Kaduna standard gauge by next month. NRC Liaison Officer, Pascal Nnorli, disclosed to journalists in Abuja that locomotive, which arrived Abuja last month are built to travel up to...

Presidency - Exit From Recession Shows Buhari Is Working

The Presidency says the nation's exit from recession is a clear testimony that President Muhammadu Buhari's administration is working for the progress and prosperity of all Nigerians. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said this at the...

Raging Controversy in Aviation

Criticisms have continued to trail the appointment and deployment of staff of the aviation industry since President Muhammadu Buhari came into power. But the latest reorganisation is stormier than ever as it continues to reverberate due to perceived injustice in the exercise. There is...

Dana Recruits, Trains More Nigerian Pilots

One of Nigeria's airlines, Dana Air has announced the recruitment and training of more Nigerian Pilots in Johannesburg, South Africa and Madrid, Spain, as part of its contribution to the growth and development of the Nigerian aviation industry. The airline also said it has...

Ministry Launches ‘Bicycle Riding’ Project in Abuja

The Ministry of Transportation says the National Council on Transportation has approved the commencement of a `bicycle riding’ project, as a means of transportation in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, told journalists at the end of the National...

FG To Connect Airports, Seaports, Inland Depots to Rail

The Federal Ministry of Transportation, has disclosed plans to connect all seaports, airports and inland container depots by rail. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Sabiu Zakari, said; “The vision is for a farmer in Sokoto to be able to send his goods from his...

Six Foods You Should Avoid As A First-time Flyer

What you eat before you board a plane can make a huge difference on how you feel when you eventually arrive at your destination. This is important for a first-time flyer whose main concern is surviving his first time in an aeroplane. In order...

Hajj - Med-View Partners Tour Operators, Completes Airlift

Med-View Airline Plc has partnered Hajj and Umrah tour operators across the country to airlift pilgrims to Jeddah and Madinah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the 2017 Hajj exercise. The airline commenced the airlift of 'international pilgrims', as those who registered through...

Why Nigerian Airlines Hire Expatriate Pilots

One of the major challenges in manpower development in aviation is industry is the cost of training. Many young people dream of becoming pilots in the future but when the cost of training is broached, many parents know that they won't be able to...

Delta to Launch Non-Stop Service From Lagos to New York

Delta Air Lines has announced the launching of a three weekly nonstop flights from Lagos to New York-JFK, effective March 25, 2018. When combined with the existing four-times a week nonstop service to Atlanta, Delta will offer a daily operation from Nigeria to its...

Africa - Visa Openness On the Agenda?

"For now, however, crossing borders remains a painful experience for most Africans. ... On average, Africans need a visa to travel to 54% of the continent's countries; it's easier for Americans to travel around Africa than it is for Africans themselves. So far, the...

How to Build More Connected and Inclusive Cities

When thinking about the cities of the future, I know that they will be more connected, and I strongly believe that they must be more inclusive. We can’t have the Internet of Everything without the Inclusion of Everyone. Already today, a growing number of...

First Nation Now Operates Charter Service

One of Nigeria's commercial airlines, First Nation Airways, has abandoned schedule flight service for charter operations. This was confirmed in a telephone interview by the airline to journalists who wanted to know why it still operates one aircraft instead of the minimum of two...

5 Ways Business Mums Can Travel With Ease

Managing a family and business travel can be difficult for anyone but it is more challenging for women. This is because these days quite a number of women are working either for themselves or to support their family. It is even more demanding if...

5 Interesting Ways Traveling Affects Us

It might be surprising to know just how much traveling can affect a person. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 5 interesting ways traveling affects us all. Gives You a New Perspective on Life Watching other cultures interact, seeing beyond your immediate...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Medview Airline Opens Lagos-Ilorin Route

Medview, one of Nigeria's leading commercial Airlines on Tuesday expanded its domestic passenger services with the commencement of flight from Ilorin to other cities in the country. The Chief Operating Officer, Engr Lukman Olanrewaju Animasahun addressing journalists at the Ilorin International Airport said the...

Ethiopia Airlines Adds Kaduna Route

With effect from August 1, Ethiopian Airlines; destinations in Nigeria would increase to five with the addition of Kaduna as the airline has finalised preparations to start scheduled weekly flights to the political capital of northern Nigeria. The new flights, to be operated three...

Arik Reorganises Operations for Customer Satisfaction

Recovery efforts in operations and efficient services at Arik Air received a boost recently with the launch of a new unit to cater for customers and ensure satisfaction nationwide. The 'Ambassadors' Unit', besides attracting new customers, is also to enhance patronage of erstwhile customers,...

ICAO to Assist AIB On Flight Safety Lab

A combined team of officials from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and Singapore has arrived in Nigeria to assist the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) to evaluate its Flight Safety Laboratory aimed at preventing air crashes and help in accident investigation. This was disclosed...

Muric Absolves Hajj Commission of Fare Hike

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has absolved the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) from the allegation of indiscriminate hike in 2017 hajj fares, tracing it to high exchange rates. Director, MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, in a statement said the suspicion, distrust and allegations...

JetWest Airline Makes Debut in December

A new airline, JetWest, is set to takeoff in December flying on local routes in the country. Founder of the airline, Dikko Nwachukwu, said the new airline is aimed at making air travel accessible for more people. And if all goes according to plan,...

Five in Police Net Over N6.7 Million Fake Visa Scam

Five people have been arrested by the police in Lagos for allegedly issuing fake visas to seven travellers after collecting N6,766,000 from them. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Lagos, DSP Joseph Alabi, said the suspects were arrested at the Murtala Mohammad International Airport,...

Air Peace Boss Commends FG for Upgrading Airports Landing Aids

The Chairman and CEO of Air Peace, Chief Allen Onyema has commended the federal government for providing category two Instrument Landing System (ILS) and improved communication system at nation's major airports. Onyema said that this would enable smooth flight operations in December, which is...

Multiple Charges Cost Local Airlines 65 Per Cent Revenue

Local airlines in the country have very slim chances of survival under the alleged current regime of multiple taxes. According to the airlines, sundry charges, under the guise of taxes and levies at airports nationwide, account for at least 65 per cent of revenue...

Union Alleges 90% of Hotel Workers Are Casualised

The National Union of Hotels Personal Services Workers (NUHPSW) has raised the alarm that nine out of every 10 workers in the country's hospitality sector were either casual or contract staff. General Secretary of the NUHPSW, Leke Success made this known during a visit...

African Mystery: Iroko tree bursts into flame

The Lagos State Government has reported that a strange Iroko tree located at Topo Motor Park in Badagry area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria caught fire on Sunday and raged for almost a day. Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Rasak Fadipe told PM News that...

Controversy over Cannibalisation of Arik Aircraft

Recently, reports indicated that Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria allowed the replacement of Aero aircraft’s faulty engine with engine taken from Arik airplane. Chinedu Eze examines the issues in relation to international practice Last week there was an allegation that the Asset Management Corporation...

Lagos arrests, jails motorists for buying in traffic

Officials of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps Agency (LASECORPS) have arrested six motorists at the Ikeja Along end of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway for allegedly buying goods in the traffic. The offenders’ vehicles, a Honda Accent, Hiace, Toyota Hilux, Toyota Sienna, taxi cab and...

Nigerian Airlines suffer losses at Kaduna Airport

They anticipated a boom when Kaduna airport was hurriedly put together to allow for Abuja airport repair. But the reverse is the case WOLE SHADARE writes Cloudy sky The blue skies of Kaduna Airport should be clear for airlines, but they are not. Fuel...

Mizaria a Lebanese Village built with wealth from Nigeria

With the revenues earned in Lagos or Abuja, Lebanese expats build ostentatious villas in the village of Miziara back home. The picturesque, two-hour drive from Beirut to Miziara follows the coast up north through windy mountain roads, and crosses a familiar landscape of orange-tree...

A visit to Makoko in Lagos the Venice of Africa

The choppy boat ride only lasted about 20 minutes to Makoko, but in that time, I considered whether I would need to paddle to shore. We were approaching a new locale. Houses ahead…on water. A shout of “Yevo” was quickly taken up and chorused...

Govt to Replicate Kaduna Airport Facilities in 11 Others

The Federal Government has said it will replicate facilities at Kaduna International Airport in 11 other airports across the country. Managing Director of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Engr. Saleh Dunoma, announced this yesterday during the inspection tour of Kaduna International Airport by...

Five Reasons Kajuru Castle Should Be On Your Bucket List

Kajuru castle is a fascinating destination located in Kaduna State, Nigeria. It’s a tourist delight and one of Kaduna’s best kept secrets lodged in the mountains of Kajuru, Kaduna. Here are five reasons you really should include a visit to Kajuru castle in your bucket...

Aero Sacks 1000 Workers 'Temporarily

60 per cent of workforce of the distressed Aero Contractors may have been shown the way out following dwindling operations by the airline which is the oldest in the country. The workers who are over 1000 according to Daily Trust findings were issued letters...

Abuja Second Runway May Commence This Year - Govt

The Federal Government has hinted that the procurement process of the second runway for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIAA) will commence this year. The Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, disclosed this to journalists shortly after he, along the Minister of Information...

Five Misconceptions about the City of Port Harcourt

The city of Port Harcourt is the third most developed metropolis in Nigeria after Lagos and Abuja. It’s been dubbed Nigeria’s oil capital and can arguably be called the oil hub of Africa. The city, also known as the Garden City because of its...

PMB and Need to Reform Nigeria's Rail System

When our colonial Master (The British) built the first railway in Nigeria in 1898 linking Lagos and Abeokuta in Old Western region today South-west Nigeria, it was only Britain, The United States of America and few other countries had such facilities then. Naturally, anyone...

Dealing With a Death On Board A Flight

A few weeks ago, this column covered some conditions for flying while ill owing to the high number of Africans seeking medical treatment abroad. One reader, while giving feedback on the article, said how they flew a terminally ill family member back home to...

Lagos To Host Experts At Multimodal West Africa Expo

The city of Lagos will witness a huge invasion of Logistics and Transport professionals this month with the historic maiden edition of Multimodal West Africa 2017 (MMWA) exhibition and conference, which will take place from 14-16 March at the Landmark Event Centre on Victoria...

Acting NTDC DG visits Kaduna International Airport

The Deputy General Manager Aviation Security, Kaduna International Airport, Mr. Onogboria O.N. showing the Acting Director-General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mrs. Mariel Rae-Omoh, one of the parts of the airport being upgraded.

Stop Hounding Pro-Biafra Agitators Ohaneze tells FG

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohaneze-Ndigbo World-wide, has advised the federal government to go into dialogue with pro-Biafra agitators, especially members of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), rather than  detaining...

Cross River Frustrated with FG over 260km Super Highway

Blaming the federal government for allegedly frustrating its effort to commence the construction of the proposed 260-kilometre super highway, the Cross River State Government has informed the federal government that it would go ahead with the project, if by middle of March the state...

Kaduna Airport Booms

The Kaduna International Airport yesterday sprang to life as unprecedented number of commercial flights landed and took off on the first day of flight diversion from Abuja. Abuja's Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport was shut down midnight Tuesday for major repairs that will last six...

'Kaduna Airport Can Safely Land Aircraft in Critical Weather Condition'

Ahead of the March 8 closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Internatinal Airport, Abuja, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has completed the routine calibration of the Very High Omnidirectional Radio Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) and the flight commissioning of the Instrument Landing System/Distance Measuring...

FG Provides Free Buses For Kaduna-Abuja Air Passengers

The Federal Government on Monday announced measures to ease the plight of passengers during the six weeks that the Nnamdi Azikiwe  International Airport in Abuja will be closed for the reconstruction of the sole runway. The measures were announced at a press conference in Abuja, attended...

FCTA to Strengthen Transport Policy

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello said transportation system in Abuja would be strengthened in line with the city Master Plan to improve security of lives and property. The minister made this disclosure, while receiving officials of the National Union of Road Transport...

Buhari's Vacation - the Hurdles to Curbing Medical Tourism

While President Muhammadu Buhari's government has tried to curb medical tourism by discouraging its officials from accessing healthcare abroad, his own trip to London for medical reasons has undermined Nigeria's healthcare system. When President Muhammadu Buhari-led government last year declared that it would discourage...

How Nigeria is losing on Global relevance

Princeton N. Lyman, the former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria and South Africa, delivered a very poignant speech on the panel titled “The Nigerian State and U.S. Strategic Interests” at the Achebe Colloquium at Brown University. Lyman suggests that rather than continually emphasize Nigeria’s strategic...

Banning Okada Would Affect The Economy – Amaechi

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that motorcycles and tricycles should not be banned nationwide because doing so would affect the nation’s economy negatively. Amaechi said this on Tuesday in Abuja at the celebration of the national day of Amalgamated Commercial Tricycle and...

Obudu Resort: Where The Sky Kisses The Earth

Who is surprised that one of the best resort in Nigeria is located in Calabar? You should not be. This is because Calabar in South-South Nigeria is a well-known tourist hub visited often by fun seekers from within and outside the country. To further...

After 70 years in Kenya Rwandans want naturalization

Ancestors of an estimated 500 Rwandans were moved from Rwanda to Kenya by the British colonial administration in 1940s to work mostly in tea plantations in Kericho county and other parts of Kenya. In 1945, the Rwandans were granted Kenyan citizenship and subsequently given...

What Travellers Should Avoid In Northern Nigeria

Nigeria is like an umbrella sheltering different cultures, religions, traditions, and values. This is why there is a cultural difference between Southern and Northern Nigeria. What is acceptable in the South may be outrightly offensive in the North. You can describe it as a...

Exciting things you can do at Whispering Palms

The scenery at Whispering Palms  is overwhelming, the warm breeze from the Atlantic Ocean romantically blows away your worries as you sit comfortably with your lover and the chalets/rooms are readily available for you to spend the night. Whispering Palms Beach Resort is a perfect...

6 Signs that Tells You that it's Time for a Vacation

When we hear ‘vacation’ most times especially in Nigeria the first thing that comes to mind is the huge amount of money it requires. It’s worse off now with the recession the country is facing and also the devalued naira. Vacation experiences alone or...

WHAT MAKES LEKKI CONSERVATION CENTER?

Hello guys! Over the weekend, I made it a duty to visit one of the most sort after, tour centers in Africa – Lekki Conservation Centre Lagos. The centre which came into existence 25 years ago is a great place to experience the solemnity...

‘Domestic airlines pay 40% of ticket revenue as tax

The Airline Operators of Nigeria has said the domestic carriers in the country are being stifled by the manipulation, feasting and pushing of their finances through multiple taxes, charges and levies to the extent that the airlines are now groaning under the pressure and...

5 Things to Avoid For a Decent Sleep At a Hotel

A hotel should be a home away from home. A place where you can relax and enjoy a decent sleep without any disturbance especially at night. Of course, the hotels you book on jumia travel provide this kind of quiet and serene ambiance. Nevertheless,...

BON Hotels Grand Pela Opens in Abuja

Nigeria continues to remain the best place for investments to yield maximum returns, irrespective of the economic situation globally. This was made known by the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bon Hotels Grand Pela and Suites Abuja, Mr.  Peter Nwakeze who also stated...

How Morocco charmed its way back to AU

The concerns of South African government officials regarding Morocco’s recent readmission to the AU were outlined in an article published Tuesday by Johannesburg-based newspaper Daily Maverick. Saying the decision was “bad news for South Africa,” the article quoted one South African official who called...

Lagos to Ban Yellow Commercial Buses - Ambode

Lagos to Ban Yellow Commercial Buses - Ambode

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday said he would banish yellow commercial buses from Lagos roads this year. Ambode spoke at the 14th Annual Lecture of the Centre for Value and Leadership with theme: "Living Well Together, Tomorrow: The Challenge of Africa's...

Lufthansa Won't Fly to Kaduna During Abuja Airport Closure

German carrier Lufthansa will not fly to the Kaduna airport during the closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, a company spokesman said yesterday. Lufthansa's statement was the fallout of federal government's decision to divert flights to the Kaduna airport, located about...

Reps Query Ministry Over N406m Payment On Jos Airport

The House of Representatives aviation committee yesterday queried the Federal Ministry of Aviation over the payment of N406 million to a contractor for the construction of the terminal building at the Jos Airport. The committee said during budget defence with the Minister of State...

ICAO, NCAA Begin Certification of Lagos, Abuja Airports

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) in conjunction with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has commenced the implementation of the Africa, Indian Flight Region (AFI) Plan Aerodrome Certification Project for Abuja and Lagos airports. The objective of the certification is to ensure that...

Sustaining a Zero Air Accident Record

One of the achievements recorded by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), according to its Director-General, Captain Muhtar Usman, who addressed journalists on Monday, was that 2016 was the third year Nigeria has not recorded any accident in civil aviation. The last air crash...

97% of Nigerian Tourism Revenue is from Domestic Travel

The Nigerian hospitality report 2017 which has officially been launched by Jumia Travel, has shown that the country generated 97% of  its tourism revenue from domestic travel in 2016 while foreign travel accounted for 3%. Kushal Dutta, MD of Jumia Travel Nigeria stated this...

5 Items In Your Bag That Can Save Your Day

Most people keep mobile phones, identity cards, debit card and makeup box in their bags. These are important items that you use daily. However, there are some small items that you should have in your bag if you don’t want to have a very...

Dana Air Denies Plane Crash Allegation

Dana Air has denied a report in the online media that one of its aircraft crashed yesterday in Lagos. Spokesman for the airline, Kingsley Ezenwa, said the pictures used to illustrate the alleged accident were taken from the 2012 crash site. He stated: "We...

BON Hotels Opens in Nigeria

Hospitality and Tourism Development Group, BON Hotels has launched its activities in Nigeria, with the company promising to deepen the hospitality and tourism sectors with the establishment of 37 new hotels across the country. Speaking during the official launch of the company in Abuja,...

General Electric To Manage NRC In 2017 – Amaechi

The Federal Government said that American company, General Electric (GE) would take over the management of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) under a concession plan between January and March 2017. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, who stated this in Abuja while speaking at...

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Airbus to Open Shop in Nigeria

The Ambassador of France in Nigeria, Denys Gauer has disclosed that the Airbus Group plans to open an operational office in Nigeria as a mark of confidence in the governments agenda for the aviation industry in Nigeria. Amb. Gauer disclosed this yesterday on a...

Nigerian celebs and their uniquely distinct features

Due to the staggering level of competition, entertainers all over the world are known to attempt carving clear-cut identities to distinguish them in the crowded scene. Those in Nigeria are not different, and here, Adeday Odulaja and Ogechi Ndubunma, present 20 Nigerian celebs with...

The Rise and Demise of Nigeria Airways

Recently, the Nigeria Senate demanded that the Federal Government of Nigeria should revive the defunct Nigeria Airways before the end of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. It claimed that reviving the dead airline would address the present indiscriminate and unregulated increase in airfares. However,...

Why Uber is leading in Nigeria

Technology is driving the world into a more tranquil, stress-free and perhaps, if not careful, lethargic sphere. And the emergence of a top-notch transportation system known as ‘Uber’ is a loud testament to how you can find and ‘ride’ almost seamlessly even in one...

Budget Constraints Hindering Road Projects - Govt

The Federal Government has disclosed that inadequate budgetary allocation is hindering execution of road projects across the nation. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said this yesterday while briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of the Federal Executive Council meeting....

Emirate Set To Suspend Flight Operations In Nigeria

United Arab Emirate carrier, Emirate Airlines will suspend its operations in Nigeria from October, 22nd following irregularities in foreign currency repatriation policy. Emirate is currently the largest airline in the Middle East, ‎operating over 3,600 flights per week from its hub at Dubai International Airport, to...

Marriott International To Launch Element Cairo

Marriot International has announced plans to launch Element Hotels brand in Egypt early 2019. Speaking at the launch, President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Marriot International, Alex Kyriakidis said “Egypt is one of our key markets and we are excited to introduce...

Aviation Officials Laud Re-Organisation In FAAN

Some officials of the Federal Ministry of Transportation have said that the ongoing re-organisation in the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) was expected. A source in the Office of the Minister of State, Aviation, who pleaded anonymity, told the News Agency of Nigeria...

More firms embrace the railway

Cargo trains are gaining more attraction, with more firms opting for them to ferry their cargoes. ADEYINKA ADERIBIGBE lists the advantages of this new development and how it could be sustained. The rails have been busy in the last few weeks, with more cargo...

Vital issues for road safety

THE low attention of the federal, state and local governments to road safety management in Nigeria has sadly positioned the country as the third nation with the worst cases of road crashes and fatalities among 193 countries sampled globally. This has made our beloved...

NPA partners Navy

The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Bala Usman, has promised to improve on the relationship with the Nigerian Navy and others to secure the territorial waters. She spoke when the Flag Officer of the Western Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy,...

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FAAN Sacks, Demotes Directors

Some 22 directors and general managers have been sacked and demoted by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). News of the sanction has caused pandemonium and anxiety among members of staff. A reliable source told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Lagos that...

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GE Asserts Interest In $2bn Railway Concession

General Electric (GE) confirmed its “keen interest” in acquiring a Nigeria railway concession project worth about $2 billion, the U.S. company said on Monday. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said this month that GE would be investing $2.2 billion in a concession to revamp, provide...

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Aero Contractors Risks N16billion Loss to Aviation Crisis

Aero Contractors Airlines, one of the oldest domestic carriers in Nigeria is at risk of losing about N16 billion between September when the airline suspended its flight operations and December 2016, Leadership reports. The carrier had on September 1, suspended its scheduled flight operations services, which was part...

Africa Agenda for Unesco Meeting Ready

Arusha — Tanzania, the deputy chair of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation's World Heritage Committee (WHC), has just set the continental agenda for the committee meeting in France later this month. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Major...

Africa's Tourist Arrivals Increase

Africa recorded a 5 percent increase in international tourist arrivals in the first half of this year aided by a 12 percent growth in sub-Saharan Africa while the northern part of the continent continues to suffer declines, latest United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)...

Battle to reform taxi system

Used to the “drop” culture, taxi operators are battling to stop the Lagos State Government from enforcing the taxi operation law. Is the law inimical to their interest? ADEYINKA ADERIBIGBE reports that enforcement of the law is the way to go. Nobody  can say...

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Over 50 Airlines in Nigeria Liquidated Since Independence

About 50 airlines which operated in Nigeria from the nation’s Independence on October 1, 1960 have been liquidated, findings by the Daily Trust have shown. It was learnt that while most of the airlines were owned by Nigerians, others were jointly owned with partners from...

Firm unveils gadget to reduce road accidents

  Messrs Highway Digital has unveiled a gadget designed to help reduce road accidents in the country. The Country Sales Manager, Highway Digital, Mr. Sultan Mohammed, said at the Made-in-Nigeria Summit that the new device would go a long way in eradicating accidents caused...

Ember Months - Vehicle Owners Tasked On Safety

The National President of Vehicle Owners Association of Nigeria (VOAN), Odo Vincent Okoko, has urged motorists in Abuja to be cautious and ensure that their vehicles are road worthy especially during the Ember months. Okoko said accidents are common during these months because some...

Nanta Advocates Aviation Driven Tourism Industry

The National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) President, Bankole Bernard has called on the federal government to relocate the Ministry of Tourism to Aviation to fast track an immediate development of tourism in Nigeria. Bankole, who in recent weeks has consistently decried the...

Bayelsa's Abandoned Tower Hotel

Port Harcourt — Code-named 'Tower of controversies' because of the issues surrounding the project, the idea for the Bayelsa Tower Hotel was conceived by former governor of the state, late Diepreye Alamieyeseigha to boost the tourism potentials and generate revenue. However, several years after...

Mzembi Nominated UN-WTO Secretary General

African nations have nominated a Zimbabwean, Dr Walter Mzembi, as their candidate to become the new head of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UN – WTO) (www.UNWTO.org/en). Should Mzembi get this post, it will be the first time in the organisation’s 43-year history that an African...

Emirates Revamps Customer Loyalty Programme

Emirates has revamped its corporate loyalty programme to provide greater value and added features for customers. The new programme, tagged Emirates Business Rewards, has been simplified and made more competitive to allow for easier redemptions and upgrades even on last minute bookings. This follows...

Don’t do these at Elegushi Beach

If you are in Lagos and you live on the Lekki Peninsula, chances are you spend at least one Saturday or Sunday per month visiting one of the beaches in the area. Despite the rapid emergence of new private beaches in Lekki though, Elegushi beach seems...

FirstNation Resumes Flight Operations

Indigenous carrier, First Nation Airways which grounded its operations more than a week ago has recommenced operations, on Sunday, September 18, following completion of the repair of its aircraft. Meanwhile, in similar developments, the Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has concluded plans to inaugurate...

Nomad African Spa Best in Africa

The second annual Word Spa Awards ceremony took place over the weekend and Namibia made its mark once again at the awards. The event took place on Sunday, 4 September and Fort Village Resort, Sardinia, Italy was selected to be the host. This is...