Arik Air fleet receives massive boost as 2 aircraft arrive from C-Check

…. set for Christmas season Arik Air received two aircraft from C-Check over the weekend, thereby boosting the operations of the airline in the coming festive season. The two aircraft include a Q-400, while the Boeing 737-800 check was conducted by Lufthansa Technik AG in Malta. Over the last two years the current management has been working hard to improve the number of serviceable aircraft in the airline ’ s fleet. The efforts are yielding results. The Arik fleet are nearly mid – life and such require major overhaul of…

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3 people charged for defrauding Celestial Church of N85.9m

Two men, John Rotimi Omotosho, Boye Olaniyan and a woman, Folashade Ogundipe, have been charged before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for allegedly defrauding the headquarters of Celestial Church of Christ, Imeko Cathedral, Ogun State, of the sum of N85, 914, 500 million. Omotosho, Olaniyan and Ogundipe, were charged before the court alongside a company, Folafunmi Integrated Limited, on four counts charge of conspiracy and obtaining under false pretence, by the men of Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (ForceCIID), Alagbon, Ikoyi Lagos. The police in a charge marked FHC/L/226c/2019,…

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Air Traffic Engineers call for training on cyber security

Air Traffic Engineers in the country have called on aviation authorities in the country to invest more in building capacity of members in the area of cyber security in order to forestall cyber-attacks on the Communication Navigation and Surveillance / Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) domain. Speaking at the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the National Association of Air Traffic Engineers (NAAE) which held at the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Conference Centre, Abuja, President of the association, Ishaya Dung said as a key link in the aviation safety chain, the…

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Travelstart to power Jumia Travel across Africa

Travelstart has entered into a distribution and commercial agreement with Jumia Travel to power the latter’s pan-African online travel booking portal. Under the agreement, Travelstart will take control of the sales, fulfilment and customer service aspects of Jumia Travel online booking websites in all its operating territories. “We have a strong belief in the potential of the online travel industry and travel portals in Africa and have built a strong platform across our markets to address this opportunity. In Travelstart, we have found the perfect partner to build on the…

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Yuletide: MMA2 assures travellers, other airport users of seamless operations

As the year gradually winds down, operators of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL) has assured travellers and other airport users of hitch-free flight and business operations during the yuletide season. This is as BASL unveiled some of its AVSEC staff who were recently certified as Aviation Security (AVSEC) Instructors by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). The certification was part of a larger plan designed to further entrench safety and security awareness; and the provision of customer-centric services at the terminal. According to…

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AMCON takes over Olajide Omokore’s Cedar Oil & Gas Limited over ₦29billion debt

Hon. Justice C.J. Aneke of the Federal High Court Lagos Division has granted an injunction against Cedar Oil & Gas Exploration and Production Limited on the application of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). The order therefore mandates AMCON to take over the assets of the firms over a staggering indebtedness of ₦29billion. In compliance with the court order, AMCON has formally and successfully taken possession of all the assets of Cedar Oil & Gas Exploration and Production Limited promoted by Mr Olajide Omokore and others as ordered by the…

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Court fixes Feb. 26 for arraignment of oil marketer over alleged N2.06bn fraud

Justice Ayotunde Faji of the Federal High Court, Lagos, today, fixed February 26, 2020, for the arraignment of an independent oil marketer, Chima Anyaso, who is charged before the court on alleged forgery and N2,066,400 billion fraud. The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), has filed a three count-charge against Anyaso alongside his oil company, Ceecon Energy Oil and Gas Limited before the court since January 15, 2019. Since the charge was filed, the defendants have not appeared before the Court, due to several applications filed which includes an application challenging the…

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Air Peace bags corporate award of excellence, to begin flight to Ibadan

In recognition of its unparalleled excellence in the delivery of safe and comfortable flights, Air Peace, has bagged the Corporate Award of Excellence at the 2019 edition of the University of Ibadan, UI, Alumni Association Luncheon and Awards.  The event held recently at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan. Delivering a lecture titled “Nigeria and the Rise and Rise of Ethnic Nationalism’, Onyema explained that our bane as a nation is our inability to live beyond the prisms of ethnicity. He nod that Nigeria’s multi-ethnicity is supposed to be…

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Why airlines fail in Nigeria- AMCON boss

Photo Caption: R-L: Head, Corporate Communications Department, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr Jude Chiedozie Nwauzor; Managing Director, Trove Capital UK, Mr Tony Uzoebo; Representative of AMCON MD/CEO and top official of AMCON, Mr Tajudeen Ahmed and Editor-in-Chief, Aviators Africa magazine, Mr Toni Ukachukwu at the just ended “Aviation Leadership CEO’s Roundtable” to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Aviators Africa magazine at Radisson Blu Hotel, Ikeja Lagos. The failure of many airlines in Nigeria and why those that are still operational are struggling for survival is attributable to a…

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Aviation stakeholders urge NCAA to encourage Nigerian Airlines to restructure business models

Stakeholders in the Nigerian aviation industry have called on the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA to encourage Nigerian Airlines to restructure their business models towards a better passenger boarding experience and comfort to enhance business competitiveness beyond 2025 The stakeholders also advised the minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika to update the nation’s aviation policies and implementation strategies to align with current global aviation realities. These and many more were contained in a communique issued at the last quarter of the Aviation Round Table Safety Initiative, ASRTI held at the…

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