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 the report, was generated from two main revenue sources. These were […]

VAT Removal from Airfares to Make Domestic Flight More Affordable – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the recent decision by the Federal Government to remove Value Added Tax (VAT) from domestic air transportation is to make air travel more affordable to citizens. The president said this when he inaugurated the new International Terminal of Port Harcourt Airport, Omagwa, Rivers, on Thursday. He said the removal […]

No Missing Names, Govt Says - Set to Start Payment of Ex-Nigerian Airways Staff

The federal government on Sunday said there are no missing names of beneficiaries in the ongoing verification of the liquidated Nigeria Airways Limited (NAL) workers. The supervising Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, said on Thursday while addressing pensioners in Lagos, the account of those verified would be credited with their entitlements this week. The minister […]

Norway Announces Plan to Increase Visa Issuance to Nigerians

The Norwegian Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. Jens-Petter Kjemprud, on Monday disclosed the plan by the Embassy to increase visas issuance to Nigerians. Kjemprud told the News of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the embassy would soon be discussing the possibility with the VFS Global and the Nigerian-Norwegian Chambers of Commerce (NNCC). According to him, the […]

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 Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), the National Union […]

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 West Africa, it forms a deep and complex rock formation with […]

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 occupies the pole position of the Nigerian aviation sector, with over […]

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 a whole, thereby making the sector as the airport of choice […]

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. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness on the […]

Big Cities, Big Business: Lagos Leads Sub-Saharan Africa In Mastercard’s 2018 Global Destination Cities Index

In a world of rising nationalism, international travel takes on greater importance—breaking down barriers, broadening our horizons and driving economic impact felt throughout the world’s cities. For the past decade, Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index has offered important analysis of travel to and within cities. This year’s global top cities Bangkok, London and Paris, leading […]

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