Lockdown: Lagos-bound motorcyclists hidden in truck arrested in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Ministerial Enforcement Task Team on COVID-19 Restrictions has arrested 29 commercial motorcycle operators, popularly called Okada riders. They were en route to Lagos and were hidden in a truck from Lafia in Nasarawa State. The truck, with registration Number LFA 837 ZX, was intercepted on Tuesday at the AYA Bridge in Asokoro District of the FCT. According to the driver, … Continue reading Lockdown: Lagos-bound motorcyclists hidden in truck arrested in Abuja

Latin America’s largest airline, LATAM, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

LATAM Airlines Group, the largest carrier in Latin America, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Tuesday, according to a statement released on its website. Reservations, employee pay, flight vouchers as well as passenger and cargo operations will not be affected, according to the statement. “The U.S. Chapter 11 financial reorganization process provides a clear and guided opportunity to work with our creditors and other stakeholders … Continue reading Latin America’s largest airline, LATAM, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

FG Fines British Airline, Flairjet, For Running Illegal Commercial Flights Into Country During COVID-19 Lockdown

The Nigerian Government has fined British aviation company, Flairjet, for illegally conducting commercial flight operations into Nigeria During the lockdown order put in place to curb the spread of Coronavirus. Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation, made the announcement on Sunday via his Twitter handle. He said, “Flairjet was found to violate our Civil Aviation Regulations IS 1.3.3(a) Table 2(IV)7(a) and IS 1.3.3 (a) Table 2(VIII)(4). … Continue reading FG Fines British Airline, Flairjet, For Running Illegal Commercial Flights Into Country During COVID-19 Lockdown

Governor Udom Emmanuel Unveils New Aircraft For Ibom Air

The Akwa Ibom State aviation industry has expanded with the acquisition of additional Aircraft which steps the number to four in the Ibom Air fleet. The latest of the Aircraft is a 90 seater, Bombardier CRJ900, registration number 5N-BXP with the latest hyper technology safety device; High-Efficiency Air Filter (HEAF) Receiving the Aircraft at the Victor Attah International Airport, Uyo, the state governor, Mr. Udom … Continue reading Governor Udom Emmanuel Unveils New Aircraft For Ibom Air

COVID-19: FAAN to slash staff salaries across board from May

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said members of staff would receive pay cuts across the board starting from May until the financial situation of the agency improves. In a memo to staff dated May 19,2020 with reference number FAAN/HQ/ADMIN/2020/05 and signed by Mohammed Musa, the General Manager, Administration, the agency said due to the dwindling revenue generation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, … Continue reading COVID-19: FAAN to slash staff salaries across board from May

Lagos Proposes 2020-2030 Tourism Masterplan

…Seeks Stakeholder-Input Ahead Implementation The Lagos State Government has unveiled a detailed masterplan that would engender an all-round development of the State tourism sector for the next 10 years. The document, which covers all the sectors of the tourism and entertainment industry, was recently unveiled by the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Pharmacist (Mrs.) Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf at Alausa, when the papers were presented to … Continue reading Lagos Proposes 2020-2030 Tourism Masterplan

Nigeria impounds aircraft running commercial flight despite travel ban

Federal Government on Sunday announced that it has impounded a flight owned by a UK company being used to run commercial trips despite an existing travel ban in the country. Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika tweeted on Sunday. “Flair Aviation, a UK company, was given approval for humanitarian operations but regrettably we caught them conducting commercial flights,” “The craft is impounded, (the) crew are being … Continue reading Nigeria impounds aircraft running commercial flight despite travel ban

COVID-19: Lagos Seeks Soft-Landing for Tourism Associations

… As Practitioners Pledge Full Adherence to Guidelines Lagos State Government has assured practitioners in the tourism sector of necessary assistance that would help assuage the negative impact which COVID-19 has imposed on their businesses, assuring them of a soft-landing after the pandemic. The Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Pharmacist (Mrs.) Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf stated this at the stakeholders’ meeting held with Executive members of … Continue reading COVID-19: Lagos Seeks Soft-Landing for Tourism Associations

Nigeria engaging Canada on Air Peace landing permit to evacuate Nigerians

Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama has admitted that the Canadian Government denied landing rights to Air Peace Airlines scheduled for evacuation duty on grounds that the airline does not have a license to undertake commercial flights to Canada. The planned evacuation of over 200 Nigerians in Canada had suffered a setback following the refusal of the Canadian government to grant landing permits to the … Continue reading Nigeria engaging Canada on Air Peace landing permit to evacuate Nigerians

160 Nigerians evacuated from US arrive in Abuja

The first batch of Nigerians stranded in the United States due to the coronavirus pandemic has arrived in Abuja. 160 Nigerians, including eight infants, made the first batch of evacuees. They arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, around 11.05 am on Sunday. They returned aboard an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 aircraft under the special flight arrangements by the Federal Government for nationals stranded … Continue reading 160 Nigerians evacuated from US arrive in Abuja