SON to sanction erring manufacturers over Import Permit Abuse

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has stated that it would sanction manufacturers who take advantage of the SON import permit to bring in substandard goods, noting that the permit is only used for the importation of raw materials and machinery for local production. The director general of SON, Osita Aboloma said this during a meeting with Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN president and his team to finalise an MoU that could strengthen both bodies. Aboloma explained that SON and MAN have had a robust partnership over the years, adding…

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Kuriftu Resorts Bishoftu: Ethiopia’s best kept hospitality secret

By Franklin Ihejirika Kuriftu Resorts & Spa is one of Ethiopia’s best kept hospitality secret that is alluring and unique. The Resorts & Spa is a beautiful place to enjoy nature at its best in a serene environment devoid of the hustle and bustle of the big cities. Kuriftu Resorts Bishoftu can be best decribed as Ethiopia’s nature haven, as its enjoyment and leisure is better experienced than imagined. The water park almost completed is absolutely amazing and beautiful. The environment is calm and tranquil, very ideal for honey moon…

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Resurgence of Ebola in DRC: NCAA tasks airline operators on high level vigilance

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has directed all operators, especially airlines operating regional and international flights into the country, to exercise a high level of vigilance. The warning is coming following the resurgence of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) in line with International Health Regulations (IHR). The directive was contained in a letter signed by the NCAA director general, Captain Muhtar Usman and has since been…

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Aviation: Nigeria must have stable political, regulatory framework – Olowo

The president of Sabre and Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative, Dr Gbanga Olowo, has stressed the need for Nigeria to have a legal framework, stable regulatory and political environment to move forward in aviation. Olowo who stated this in an interview with Journalists at the recent League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents, LAAC Conference in Lagos with the theme : Boosting aviation investments through policy, said regulation should not be changing the way we change our cloths. He emphasized the need for strong regulation, noting that regulation drives economics. The…

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