SAHCO renews ground handling contract with Arik Air

Photo Caption: L-R: Mrs Boma Ukwunna, Executive Director, Cargo Services and Operations, Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC (SAHCO) ;Mr Olaniyi Adigun, Executive Director, Sales and Marketing (SAHCO); Mr Basil Agboarumi, Managing Director/CEO,SAHCO;Captain Roy Ilegbodu, Managing Director, Arik Air; Mr Ayodeji Ilesanmi, Chief Finance Officer, Arik Air; Mr Murat Ozkan, Vice President, Operations and Customer Services, Arik Air. Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) Plc has renewed its ground handling contract with Arik Air. Mr. Basil Agboarumi, the managing director/CEO, SAHCO, during the renewal of ground handling service agreement with Arik Air…

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NAFEST 2018: Every state a winner

The 31st edition of National Festival of Arts and Culture has come and gone but the positive national vibrations generated still lingers. Though about four states, Rivers, Ondo, Bayelsa and Delta came tops as overall winners, almost all the participating states had one award or another listed for them. It is strategic and the NCAC idea is to foster a sense of belonging, acceptability and encouragement to be the best in developing and sustaining the huge Nigerian cultural value chain, particularly those endemic to each region or people. This report…

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Court revokes Orji Kalu’s bail for travelling without permission

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, revoked the bail of former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu for travelling to Germany without the permission of the court. Justice Mohammed Idris, who presided over the court also ordered the former Governor to submit himself and his passport to the Economy and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) within 24 hours after his return to the country upon the conclusion of his treatment abroad. It will be recalled that the judge had last Monday gave Kalu a seven days ultimatum to return to…

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Akinjide, others’ lose bid to transfer N650m fraud case to Ibadan

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, Monday November 12 dismissed an application filed by Senator Ayo Ademola Adeseun and Chief Olanrewaju Otiti, seeking transfer of criminal charge against them to Ibadan, Oyo State capital. Adeseun and Olanrewaju are standing trial on alleged N650 million fraud, alongside a former Minister Federal Capital Authority, Oloye Jumoke Akinjide, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The three defendants are chieftains of Oyo State Chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Justice Hassan Sule who presided over the court, after perusing the applications and…

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Ethiopian Cargo takes delivery of 8th B777 freighter aircraft

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services has taken delivery of its 8th B777 freighter aircraft in its cargo fleet family, on November 10, 2018 at its home base at Bole International Airport. Maintaining its trajectory of rapid growth and expansion in the global cargo industry, Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, play a critical role in providing global standard supply chain management in facilitating import and export economies of African countries. Regarding the delivery of the new freighter, Ethiopian Group CEO, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam said, “We are very delighted to welcome our…

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Ayade assures of timely completion of 147km Mfom-Obudu road

Cross River State governor, Prof Ben Ayade, has expressed satisfaction with the quality of work at the ongoing dualization of the 147km Mfom-Yala-Bekwarra-Obudu ranch road. The Road project which is being handled by Sydney Construction, stretches across the five local government areas in the Northern Senatorial District of the state. It is wholly being financed by the Cross River government. Ayade who was in Yala Local Government Area of the state for the burial of the former Minister of Information and later Environment, Hon John Odey, used the opportunity to…

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SA Tourism appoints Thekiso Rakolojane new head for West Africa region

South African Tourism has appointed Thekiso Rakolojane to lead the organisation’s destination marketing efforts and to expand strategic business partnerships in Ghana and Nigeria. “The West African markets are critical to us being able to achieve the goal of 5 million tourist arrivals by 2021 because the potential to grow the region is significant enough to make a big impact to South Africa’s tourism results,” Sthembiso Dlamini, Chief Operating Officer at South African Tourism said. Growth in tourist arrivals means a better performing economy and increased job creation. In South…

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