Epe comes alive with Kayokayo Festival

.. As Pasuma set to add glamour to event Epe bubbles with life as activities lined up for the much anticipated 2016 Kayokayo Festival gathers momentum. The town in already in celebratory mood as the Oganla exponent, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma is set to perform at the grand finale of the Festival on Saturday, October 22. The event which promises to be unique from the past Kayokayo Festivals is set to feature royal procession to the Marina front for Al-Kaosara bath, display of Noah boat/King Kosoko boat, annual royal Kayokayo prayer…

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KQ, Emirates set to suspend flight operation to Abuja Airport

Kenyan Airways and Emirates Airlines have concluded arangements to suspend flight operation from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Emirates from all indications is set to suspend flight operations to Abuja from Saturday, October 22 with signals to finally quit flying to Nigeria while Kenyan Airways has served notice to follow suit from Tuesday, November 15. The decision by the airlines to stop operations to Abuja Airport may not be unconnected with the poor state of the Abuja runway which has affected some of the aircraft belonging to some airlines in the past…

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Dunoma emerges regional President of ACI International

The managing director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Saleh Dunoma on Tuesday emerged regional President of Airport Council International (ACI-Africa). Dunoma emerged regional President of ACI-Africa at the election which took place at the 25th ACI-Africa annual assembly, regional conference and exhibition from 17 – 23 October in Moputo, Mozambique.   A statement from the agency explained that: “By this election, Dunoma has made history as the first Nigerian to preside over the body made up of 62 members, operating 250 airports in 47 countries throughout the…

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Facebook unveils new way to stream videos on mobile devices to TV

Facebook now allows users to stream videos from their mobile devices or PC to their TV through Apple TV from an iOS devise and Google Chromecast through a web browser. The social media giant is also working to enable people cast from their Android devices to Chromecast soon. Facebook is focused on creating video experiences that people want, and have also heard that people want different options for how and where they watch videos they discover on the platform. Facebook users who want to watch a video on their phone…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 prohibited on SAA flights

South African Airways (SAA) has taken a decision to prohibit the use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on board it’s aircraft. The Airline said the decision was taken based on safety considerations in the interests of passengers, crew and property. The management of South African Airways said the decision will be effective on all SAA flights from all stations globally from Wednesday, 19 October.   This means, the Galaxy Note 7 device is prohibited completely and may not be carried by travellers on their persons, in carry-on baggage, in checked…

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IATA survey reveals new air transport trends

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced the results of its 2016 Global Passenger Survey (GPS) which showed that passengers are looking for technology to improve their travel experience. Based on 6,920 responses from around the globe, the survey provided insight into what passengers want from their air travel experience. Topping the list were: Arriving at the airport ready to fly Passing through security and border control once without having to remove personal items, Uniquely-tailored travel options – and passengers are prepared to offer their personal data to access…

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IATA forecasts 7.2b passengers to travel in 2035

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is expects 7.2 billion passengers to travel in 2035, a near doubling of the 3.8 billion air travelers in 2016. The prediction is based on a 3.7percent annual Compound Average Growth Rate (CAGR) noted in the release of the latest update to the association’s 20-Year Air Passenger Forecast. “People want to fly. Demand for air travel over the next two decades is set to double. Enabling people and nations to trade, explore, and share the benefits of innovation and economic prosperity makes our world…

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FG appoints 2 new directors for FAAN

The federal government has appointed two new directors for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). A statement signed by Ag. general manager, corporate affairs of FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu (Mrs) gave the newly appointed directors as Mrs. Nike Aboderin, who was appointed Director of Finance & Accounts (DFA), and Mr. Sadiku Abdulkadir Rafindadi, appointed as Director of Commercial & Business Development (DCBD). Mrs. Nike Aboderin is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (FCIB). She holds an M.Sc degree in Banking and Finance of the University of…

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