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Nigeria Tourism and Transportation summit: Not an event of death

By Wole Shadare THE screaming, “Nigeria Tourism and Transportation Summit: An event of death? article by Dr. Walter Mzembi published in eTurbo News on March 17, 2020 fits a pattern of tourism antagonism. It is disappointing because it lacked substance, largely generalizing and the pressing of panic button when there are no reasons …

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Sparing a thought for aviation development in Nigeria

I hope to see aircraft land in our airports at zero visibility. I hope to see the general aviation develop with small aeroplanes flown for several services including club flying, aerial mapping/photography, agricultural spraying flights, sporting flights, aerial journalism.

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An era of reduction in sales of travel & tourism businesses

FOR clients and practitioners in the travel and tourism trade, given the recent outbreak of Covid-19 also known as Corona Virus, having also, recently confirmed one case in Lagos, Nigeria where it was said to be conveyed by an Italian business traveler from Milan, a lot seems obviously out of …

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Instrument Landing System: We all failed and embarrassed the nation

THE industry went into wild jubilation when the government announced in the last quarter of 2019 that it had purchased a new set of Instrument Landing Systems (ILS), CAT 3 to be precise for Lagos and Abuja airports respectively which were installed while the functional CAT 2 ILS in these …

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The path to grow Nigeria’s Aviation

By Simon Tumba FOR a long time aviation stakeholders have been expressing concern over the stagnant or retarding predicament of this massive sector, considering our natural, human and economic potentials. Perhaps based on these factors, including the $1.3 billion annually repatriated by foreign airlines, Senator Hadi Sirika put out a …

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Capt. Akinkuotu: The Silent Transformer

IT is no longer news that since January, 2017 that Captain Fola Akinkuotu took over the mantle of leadership at the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) as the Managing Director, there has been continuous upgrade of the agency’s air traffic management services and procedures to guarantee safety of air navigation …

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Nigeria Airline: When will we ever learn?

THE recent visit of Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, to the capital city Abuja and the subsequent press interview granted by him has generated a lot of negative comments from stakeholders and industry players who found some of his comments and mission to Nigeria, offensive. What was offensive to players …

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Sirika’s commissioning of airport facilities nationwide

SHORTLY before the termination of the first tenure of President Buhari – led Federal Administration in May this year, the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika took a vivid look at the last four years in the aviation sub-sector and graphically enumerated achievements of the government just as …

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Female pilots taking over the cockpit

Motivating factors for pilots are second to none if one considers that an average captain earns as high as $10,000 per month in the industry today. Of course you cannot earn that high in your first year as pilot but it is something that can happen within a few years as a pilot, all things being equal. It is also a highly dignified profession capable of rubbing away completely any iota of inequality or lack of self-esteem, especially for women in our third world environment.

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Our new terminals are cost effective, will open employment opportunities for Nigerians

WITH Lufthansa set to commence from Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa in no distant time, two of the four terminals funded through $500 million by the Chinese EximBank loan with counterpart funding of $100million from the Federal Republic of Nigeria are being put to use. When the Kotoka International Airport …

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