UAE Makes U-Turn, Reinstates Ban On Nigerian Flights

Barely 48 hours after announcing resumption of flights to Nigeria, Emirates, the UAE flag carrier, has again announced indefinite suspension of flights to Nigeria. The UAE authorities had initially fixed Wednesday, June 23, 2021, for resumption of flights to Nigeria. But in a statement on its website on Monday, the airline said, “In line with government directives, passenger flights to and from Nigeria (Lagos and … Continue reading UAE Makes U-Turn, Reinstates Ban On Nigerian Flights

Trouble Looms For Private Jet Owners As Customs Begins Crackdown On Illegally Imported Planes

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has said it may detain unverified private aircraft after the 30 days importation verification deadline given to owners elapses on July 6. At a briefing in Abuja on Monday, the Public Relations Officer of Customs, Deputy Comptroller Joseph Attah, said so far, only six owners of private aircraft have responded to the invitation since the verification window opened on June … Continue reading Trouble Looms For Private Jet Owners As Customs Begins Crackdown On Illegally Imported Planes

Obaseki plans new airport in Edo North to rev up economic activities

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, is in talks with investors, development partners and other stakeholders on the construction of an airport in Edo North Senatorial District to open up the area and boost economic activities in the state. Obaseki, who disclosed this during an enlarged meeting of Peoples Democratic Party members across wards and local government areas in the district, said the government … Continue reading Obaseki plans new airport in Edo North to rev up economic activities

Lagos screens intending Christian pilgrims to Jordan

The Lagos State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board (LSCPWB) has held the second phase of its statutory administrative and medical screening programme for intending pilgrims to the Kingdom of Jordan. Addressing the intending pilgrims at the Chapel of Christ, Alausa, Ikeja, on Monday, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Mrs. Adebunmi Elizabeth Adekanye stated that the screening exercise was initiated to verify the travel documents … Continue reading Lagos screens intending Christian pilgrims to Jordan

Amazon Founder Bezos Announces Plans to Go to Space

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced Monday that he and his brother will be on board the first manned spaceflight from his aerospace company Blue Origin when it launches a rocket ship into space on July 20. Bezos made the announcement from his Instagram account which included a video featuring pictures from his childhood. He wrote, “Ever since I was five years old, I’ve dreamed of … Continue reading Amazon Founder Bezos Announces Plans to Go to Space

No going back on the full implementation of Iru-VI, Lagos masterplan, says Sanwo-olu

…Glamour, Glitz as Clerics, Others Task Oniru on Service, Humility, Transparency Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has restated his administration’s commitment to the full implementation of the Iru-Victoria Island Lagos Master Plan, saying that the axis is too critical to the economic prosperity of the state to be ignored. Speaking during the first Anniversary of the coronation of Oba Omogbolahan Lawal (Abisogun II) as … Continue reading No going back on the full implementation of Iru-VI, Lagos masterplan, says Sanwo-olu

US Restricts Visas, Aid Over Conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

The United States on Sunday announced visa restrictions on Ethiopian and Eritrean officials accused of fueling the 6-month-old war in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, saying those involved had “taken no meaningful steps to end hostilities.” “People in Tigray continue to suffer human rights violations, abuses, and atrocities, and urgently needed humanitarian relief is being blocked by the Ethiopian and Eritrean militaries as well as other armed … Continue reading US Restricts Visas, Aid Over Conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

Japanese bullet train driver takes bathroom break as train cruises at 90 mph, later apologises after risking the lives of 160 passengers

Japan’s trains have earned an almost cult-like status among foreign travelers for being punctual and efficient. Social media users rave about them and many people in Japan take rail operators’ obsessive dedication to arrive and depart on time for granted. But sometimes that punctuality comes with a price — especially if you’re a train operator caught up in Japan’s efficient transport web. Take the case of a … Continue reading Japanese bullet train driver takes bathroom break as train cruises at 90 mph, later apologises after risking the lives of 160 passengers

Nigeria’s new national carrier to take off first quarter 2022 – Aviation Minister

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed on Wednesday that Nigeria’s new national carrier may commence operation by the first quarter of 2022. The minister made the disclosure while addressing State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting. According to Sirika, the new national carrier is long overdue and the private sector-run airline will be in operation by early 2022, with possibly cheaper … Continue reading Nigeria’s new national carrier to take off first quarter 2022 – Aviation Minister

Four Killed As Explosion Rocks Gbenga Daniel’s Conference Hotel In Ogun

At least four persons were killed while three others sustained injuries in a gas explosion at Conference Hotel in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Tuesday. The hotel located near the State Secretariat at Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, is owned by former Governor Gbenga Daniel. Our correspondent gathered that the incident occurred during a routine maintenance of the Automatic revolving Door at the entrance of the hotel reception. The oxyacetylene … Continue reading Four Killed As Explosion Rocks Gbenga Daniel’s Conference Hotel In Ogun