Poultry farmers decry scarcity, prohibitive cost of Maize

Poultry farmers in Nigeria have decried the scarcity and continuous rise in the price of maize, stressing that it posed a major threat to their businesses and food security in the country. Maize, which constitutes over 50 per cent of poultry feed, is currently very scarce; and where available, the prices have skyrocketed and cannot be afforded by majority of the poultry farmers. Mrs. Blessing Dominic, a Plateau State based poultry farmer who rears both broiler and layer birds, said her birds no longer feed properly due to the unavailability…

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NAMA relocates corporate headquarters to Abuja

The Agency in a statement signed by its general manager public affairs, Mr Khalid Emele, said the movement is in compliance with the recent directive from the Federal Ministry of Aviation asking all agencies in the sector to relocate operational headquarters to the nation’s capital in a bid to ensure efficient and effective coordination and enhanced service delivery between the Ministry and its agencies. Meanwhile, the managing director, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu and other critical staff of the agency have since relocated to the new NAMA headquarters located at No. 6…

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Air Peace operates maiden flight to London, evacuate 327 Nigerians

Nigeria’s leading airline, Air Peace, has again demonstrated its vibrancy and capacity to fly to any destination across the globe, as the airline, on June 28, 2020, evacuated 327 Nigerians from London.  The aircraft, a Boeing 777, with registration number 5N-BWI, departed Heathrow Airport London earlier today and arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at 20:41hrs, Nigerian time. After disembarking some passengers in Abuja, the aircraft will proceed to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos. While commenting on the flight, Air Peace Spokesperson, Stanley Olisa, expressed gratitude to the…

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LAAC Webinar: Aviation stakeholders task FAAN, NCAA on safety of passengers, airport users

Stakeholders in the Nigerian Aviation industry have tasked the management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA to ensure the safety of passengers and airport users following the planned re-opening of the airports. Speaking at the recent Webinar Conference organised by the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents, LAAC with the theme: Nigerian Aviation industry: Changing times changing strategies, the stakeholders urged NCAA and FAAN to ensure appropriate spacing at airports for passengers and other users, especially during peak period. In his…

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Interswitch boss tasks companies on crisis management plan

With the impact of coronavirus pandemic which has left businesses across the globe counting losses, Mitchell Elegbe, founder and group managing director at Interswitch has described it as a wake-up call for companies to take proactive measures, as well as have a crisis management plan in order to prepare for potential crisis and keep their businesses afloat. He made this known during the WIMBOARD Institute Webinar tagged: “The role of a Board in Anticipating and Managing Crisis”, held on Thursday June 18, 2020. Speaking on what boards can do to…

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FAAN implements flight spacing at airports to improve safety

.. Says 90% of staff trained by WHO, Port Health on Covid-19 The managing director of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Capt. Rabiu Yadudu has said that the agency would implement flight spacing at all its airports in order to ensure total safety once the airspace is reopened for flight services. Speaking in Lagos over the weekend, Capt. Yadudu stated further that about 85 to 90 per cent of the agency’s staff had been trained by World Health Organisation (W/H.O) on operational and response time on Covid-19 pandemic, including…

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NCAC unveils virtual cultural tour of Nigeria

The National Council for Arts and Culture, NCAC, has unveiled a Virtual Cultural Tour of Nigeria. This cultural tour held on Saturday, June 27, 2020, is the seventh in the series of zoom meetings the Council has held since the Covid-19 lockdown. Speaking during the programme, the director-general of NCAC, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe said that the essence of the weekly virtual meetings was to keep stakeholders engaged and the sector busy at this period of global health emergency. He said that rather than keep the sector idle, the virtual meetings…

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