Nigeria: Arik Resumes Maiduguri Flights

Arik Air has concluded plans to resume flights from Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja to Maiduguri, Borno State capital with effect from Monday, May 10, 2021.It said passengers travelling from Lagos can connect to the service from Abuja.In a statement, the airline stated that flights would operate four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and…

Nigeria: NSCDC Scales Up Airport Security After Threats of Attack By Terrorists

Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Audi, has assured of a highly coordinated approach to avert threats of attack on airports across the country.Director, Public Relations at the NSCDC National Headquarters in Abuja, DCC Olusola Odumosu disclosed this in a statement issued Thursday in Abuja.He said the…

Nigeria: Why Nigerian Passport Is Scarce

Chinedu Eze traces the root cause of the protracted passport scarcity in the country.The protests and petitions have been deafening over the failure of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) to promptly issue passports to Nigerians who have applied and paid for them.At the Federal Capital Territory and in Lagos, there are many applicants who have…

Nigeria: Stakeholders Seek Enhanced Security At Airports

Aviation industry stakeholders have reacted to new security alert that warned of looming security threat at the airports.They advised the federal government to evolve new security apparatus to protect air travellers and other airport users in the country.The alert was contained in a letter from the Ministry of Interior to the Nigeria Security and…

Nigeria: Lagos State Tourism, Ebonylife Place and Trace Join Forces for Ekobeats

The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture is in partnership with EbonyLife Place and Trace Naija to celebrate Afrobeats, the Nigerian art form that has conquered the world with a music show.Tagged EkoBeats, the event is billed for Tuesday 27th April to highlight some of the rising stars on the Lagos music scene while giving new and exciting…

Africa: Green Africa First Aircraft Arrives in Lagos

Upcoming Nigerian carrier, Green Africa, has announced the arrival of its first ATR 72-600 aircraft into Lagos.The airline said this was the first of the three aircraft currently leased from ACIA Aero Leasing.The carrier recently unveiled the delivery of two aircraft (5N-GAE and 5N-GAA) and the third aircraft (5N-GAD) is also now beautifully wrapped…

Nigeria: Academy Advises Govt to Shut Airports to Avoid Covid-19’s Third Wave

Abuja — The Academy of Medicine Specialties, together with its Rapid-Response initiative group, has advised the federal government to shut the country’s international airports for at least two weeks to avoid the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.In an urgent advisory issued yesterday, the President of the Academy of Medicine Specialties of Nigeria,…

Nigeria: U.S. Warns Citizens Against Travelling to Nigeria

The US government travel advisory identifies some high-risk zones in Nigeria, where kidnapping for ransom, terrorism and other security threats are recurrent.The United States government has issued a travel advisory, warning its citizens against travelling to Nigeria over the worsening security situation in the country.This was posted on Tuesday,…

Nigeria: Arik Resumes Lagos – Kano Flights

Arik Air has announced that it will resume direct flights from Lagos to Kano, effective Tuesday, April 27, 2021. The airline said the three weekly flights would operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.Arik said the decision to reintroduce direct flights between Lagos and Kano was informed by the importance of both cities as centres of commerce.”Arik…

Nigeria: United Nigeria Begins Scheduled Flights

United Nigeria Airlines yesterday commenced regular scheduled flight operations to the Domestic Wing of Port Harcourt International Airport.The inaugural flight to Port Harcourt, according to Head, Corporate Communications for the airline, Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu, was expected to depart the Murtala Mohammed Airport terminal two (MM2) in Ikeja, Lagos…

Nigeria: Reconsider Travel to Nigeria, U.S. State Dept Warns Citizens

Reconsider travel to Nigeria due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and maritime crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for…

Nigeria: Enjoy Top-Notch Hospitality On Air Peace’s Nonstop Johannesburg Flights

Since inception on October 24, 2014, Nigeria’s foremost airline Air Peace’s determination to ease Africans’ burden of travel by interconnecting various cities across the continent, has continued to intensify.With a varied fleet (Embraer, Boeing and Dornier) of 28 aircraft (with a firm order for 13 brand new Embraer 195-E2 Jets, 2 have been delivered),…

Nigeria: Tourism Association President, Saleh Rabo, Is Dead

“Rabo died being the Managing-Director of All States Travels with office in Transcorp Hilton Abuja,” he said.Saleh Rabo, the President of the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria, FTAN, is dead.FTAN Public Relations Officer (North), Joseph Karim, in a statement in Abuja, said that Mr Rabo’s immediate family confirmed his passing on Friday.He…

Nigeria: Ethiopian Airlines to Resume Enugu, Kano Flights

The management of Ethiopian Airlines has assured passengers in the north and southern part of Nigeria that it would return to Enugu and Kano Airports once the new terminals are officially declared open for operations, just as the airline marks 75 years of operation.Ethiopian Airlines on April 6, operated a Special Flight to Malam Aminu Kano International…

Nigeria: Air Peace Deploys B777 to Enugu

In order to ensure sufficient flights to meet the travel needs of Nigerians during this Easter season, Air Peace has deployed one of its wide-body Boeing 777 aircraft to service the Enugu route.The airline has also increased flight frequencies to Owerri and Asaba.Spokesperson of the airline, Stanley Olisa, made this known, saying that the jumbo, extra-comfy…

Nigeria: Arik Wins Award

Arik Air has emerged as 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 in Abuja, recently, attracted two Ambassadors, Commissioners of Tourism and Culture from four states as well as top travel agents and tour operators.The…

Nigeria: Hazy Weather – Flight Operations to Normalise Today – NiMet

Abuja — Following the recent cases of flight delays and cancellation, the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) said the hazy weather will lessen and flight operations will normalise from today, April 1, 2021.In a statement by NiMet’s general manager, public relations, Muntari Yusuf Ibrahim, the agency said, “The present dust haze being experienced…

Nigeria: Nigerians Can Get International Passport in 24 Hours – Aregbesola

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has stated that Nigerians can now be issued international passport in 24 hours.Speaking at the launching of a new automated fast passport processing centre at the Maitama Passport Express Centre (MPEC) in Abuja yesterday, Aregbesola said it was the vision of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Nigeria Immigration…

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