Ethiopian Airlines changes long haul route from Addis Ababa – Los Angeles to transit via Lome

Ethiopian Airlines, has changed the ultra-long haul route from Addis Ababa to Los Angeles to transit through Lome, Togo as of 17 December 2018 and will start new route from Addis Ababa to Dublin via Madrid as of 15 December 2018. The new route will be the only and first of its kind to connect West Africa with the West Coast of the USA with a direct flight. Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines said, “We are delighted to launch yet another long-haul direct flight which takes passengers’…

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NATCA seeks for additional 700 Air traffic controllers to boost operations

The Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) has disclosed that it needs additional 700 Air traffic  to boost their operations in the country’s airspace. Currently, NATCA has about 400 members manning various control towers across airports in the country. The National president of NATCA, Comrade Victor Eyaru who disclosed this to journalist in Lagos on the preparation for the hosting of the 59th IFATCA Africa & Middle East Region meeting /Workshop in Abuja from November 5th-9th, 2018 said the additional 700 Air traffic controllers will ease their work. He called…

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Ethiopian Ambassador invites Nigerians to participate in Airlines Marathon

Photo Caption: Solomon Abebe Tessema, new Ethiopian Ambassador to Nigeria The new Ethiopian Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Solomon Abebe Tessema has invited Nigerians to take advantage of the Ethiopian Airlines package to participate in the 10k Marathon. Ambassador Tessema said the Embassy is partnering with Ethiopian Airlines in Nigeria to get more Nigerians to attend the Ethiopian Great Run put together by Legendary Marathoner Haile Gebreselasie. According to the general manager of the Airline Mrs. Firiehewot Mekonnen, “the Great Run package is so affordable that everyone can go. The big…

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NAHCO appoints Oladapo as Chairman, Oluwatoyin as non executive director

The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (nahco aviance) has announced the appointment of Mr. Sehinde Fadeni Oladapo as its Chairman, Board of Directors. Oladapo takes over from Arc Usman Arabi Bello, who resigned from the position on Thursday, October 25, 2018. In a notice sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange, (NSE), the Company stated that the appointment of Mr. Oladapo, who is the founder and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of GMT Energy Resources Limited, took effect on October 25, 2018. The new NAHCO Chairman had his higher education at the…

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SAHCOL builds ground support equipment

Photo Caption: From L-R: Mr. Toyin Oriowo, acting general manager, Engineering and Maintenance, Skyway Aviation, Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL); Mr. Basil Agboarumi, Managing Director/CEO,SAHCOL; Mrs. Boma Ukwunna, Executive Director, Cargo Services and Operations, SAHCOL; at the commissioning of the new Ground Support Equipment. The Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL) team has built a Ground Support Equipment from scratch at the SAHCOL Engineering and Maintenance workshop to fuel Aviation Ground Support equipment in Lagos. The fuel bowser is the first in the history of aviation of ground handling in Nigeria…

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NEMA receives fresh batch of 141 stranded Nigerians from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday, October 31 received a fresh batch of 141 stranded Nigerians from Libya who were assisted back to Nigeria by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) through the assistance of European Union. The returnees were flown into the country aboard AL Buraq flight number UZ189 which arrived the cargo wing , of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos at 10:45 p. m They comprised of 71 female adults, 3 female children and 3 female infants, 53 male adults, 6 male children and…

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Court orders remand of 8 men over attempted murder, others

An Igbosere Chief Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, has ordered the remand of eight suspects who were brought before the court over alleged attempted murder related offences. The eight suspects are: Akinmuleya Abiye, 45, Juni Yagba, 48, Yusuf Agunbiade, 21, Taiwo Omosehin, 48, Ola Omosowone, 35, Samuel Agunyebi, 28, Michael Aladetan, 40 and Okunomo Tomola, 30. Magistrate B. I. Bakare, who presided over the court made the remand order against the suspects, when they were charged the before the court, on charges bordering on conspiracy, attempted murder, malicious damage of buildings, unlawful…

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NAMA’s director of engineering bags NIMechE fellowship award

The director of Safety Electronics and Engineering Services in the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Engr. Farouk Ahmed Umar has been decorated with the fellowship award of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (NIMechE). The award ceremony which took place at the Grand Central Hotel in Kano during the institution’s 31st Annual General Meeting and Conference attracted eminent professionals, politicians and experts from all walks of life.  Engr. Farouk as he is fondly called attended Government Science Secondary School, Birnin Kebbi and the Federal University of Technology, Minna where he…

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NAFEST 2018: Gov Wike, Runsewe send strong message of peace, unity

The Rivers state Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike and the director-general, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) have both agreed that culture remains Nigeria’s biggest asset in enthroning sustainable peace and unity among all Nigerians irrespective of ethnic, religious or political divides. Both Wike and Runsewe highlighted this position during their respective remarks at the closing ceremony of the 31th edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) held in Port Harcourt with Rivers state emerging first overall while Bayelsa and Ondo came 2nd and 3rd respectively. Governor…

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