Addis Ababa Airport records upsurge in number of passengers

A record number of international passengers are traveling through Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, the major gateway into Africa, this summer. Wednesday, July 17, 2019 was one of the busiest days for the Airport with 310 flights and 29,528 travelers (21,028 departing and 8,500 arriving passengers, respectively) which marked a record number of daily passengers served at the terminal. Commenting on the Airport’s preparedness for the peak season, Mr Getaneh Adera, director of Bole International Airport and Acting CEO of Ethiopian Airports said, “With the partial opening of the new…

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Court remands Pastor over alleged drug trafficking

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has remanded a man who claimed to be a “Pentecostal pastor” Ugwuchukwu Godwin Chinedu to prison custody pending when his bail application for  alleged drug trafficking will be heard and determined. Justice Nicholas Oweibo remanded the defendant in prison custody till October 3, 2019 following his arraignment on a one count charge of unlawful exportation of 1.640 kilogrammes of Methamphetamine, a psychotropic substance listed Under International Control and committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 11 (b) of the National Drug…

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Police arraign community head over alleged N1.3m fraud 

A community Head in Ikorodu, Lagos, Chief Mukaila Agbaku, was today, arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, over alleged N1.3 million fraud, by the men of State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCIID) Panti-Yaba, Lagos.  The 49 years old chief, who resides on Kokoro-Abu area of Ikorodu, Lagos, was arraigned before Justice Nicholas Oweibo led-court on charges bordering on conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence. Police in the charge marked FHC/L/129c/19, stated that the community head and others now at large, on May 28, 2018, conspired among themselves and…

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Med-View Airline boss calls for urgent review of BASA with EU, others to reflect interest of local carriers

The managing director of Med-View Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole has called on the federal government to urgently review the Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASA) with other major European and some Asian Countries to reflect the interest of local carriers. Speaking at the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondent, LAAC 2019 conference held at the Raddison Blu Hotel, Ikeja, with the theme : Boosting aviation investments through policy, Bankole stated that appropriate policy statement regulating double taxation need to be quickly looked into in conjunction with the exorbitant cut-throat charges levied…

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