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Arik Air wins ATQ’s Airline of the Decade award

ARIK Air, has emerged the Airline of the Decade 2010-2020 at the Travellers Award 2020 organised by publishers of African Travel Quarterly (ATQ)/Travellers magazine. The awards ceremony held on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the Nicon Luxury Hotel, Abuja attracted two Ambassadors, Commissioners of Tourism and Culture from four states as well as top travel agents and tour operators. The …

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iPADIS, AFCAC sign wide-ranging cooperation agreement

INTERNATIONAL Partners for Aviation Development, Innovation and Sustainability (iPADIS) and the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that establishes a framework for mutual cooperation on the future sustainable development of civil aviation on the African continent. According to a statement issued by iPADIS, specific areas covered by the MoU include the development of international …

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Mshelia says West Link not aware of N5bn palliative disbursement

SOME airline operators are beginning to question why they have not received their share of the N5billion Federal Government palliative given that monies have been shared since December and even car hire services earmarked for palliatives have received, taking precedence over some airlines. This is just as same airlines are asking why everything in the aviation industry is shrouded in …

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Heritage Bank to install borehole for community to mark World Water Day

HERITAGE Bank Plc has joined the rest of the globe to celebrate the World Water Day 2021 with plans to assist a community in dire need of clean water by installing a bore hole. The theme for this year’s WWD 2021 is “Valuing Water,” which focuses on the importance of freshwater and presses for sustainable management of water resources. According …

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NDLEA seizes 979.667kgs of illicit drugs at MMIA between January-March so far

COMMANDER, Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Mr. Garba Ahmadu has said that between January and March 2021, the command has seized 979.667kgs of illicit drugs with the largest single seizure of cocaine of 26.850kg (over half a bag of rice cocaine worth) The commander made this known today when he hosted executives of the …

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NiMet cautions North Central farmers on false onset of rains

NIGERIAN Meteorological Agency, (NiMet) has advised farmers in the North-central zone of the country against hasty planting in order to avoid losses due to the false onset of rains recorded. The meteorological agency gave the warning to states like Nassarawa, Niger, Benue, Abuja and neighbouring a state like Kaduna. Director-General/CEO, NiMet, Professor Mansur Bako Matazu said, “the recent rainfall activities …

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Forex paucity affects how we take delivery of our new Embraers- Onyema

AIR PEACE has explained how a combination of COVID-19 and paucity of foreign exchange has affected its capacity, slowing down maintenance for its aircraft undergoing C-Checks and affecting the arrival of all its brand new aircraft. Chairman of the airline, chief Allen Onyema who was speaking to reporters also explained that forex is a major reason the remaining brand new …

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Minister announces resumption of catering services on domestic flights

MINISTER of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has revealed that in–flight catering services, hitherto suspended at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic are to resume on domestic flights immediately. In a statement signed by Director, Public Affairs Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu, Sirika disclosed this at the weekly media briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday. According to …

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