Looming cash crisis threatens airlines 

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned that the airline industry will burn through $77 billion in cash during the second half of 2020 (almost $13 billion/month or $300,000 per minute), despite the restart of operations. The slow recovery in air travel will see the airline industry continuing to burn through cash at an average rate of $5 to $6 billion per month in 2021. IATA called on governments to support the industry during the coming winter season with additional relief measures, including financial aid that does not add…

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Goni calls for private sector participation to reposition National Parks

The Conservator General, National Park Service, Dr. Ibrahim M. Goni has called for private sector participation through the partial commercialization programme of the federal government to reposition the National Parks. Speaking at the Naija 7 Wonder webinar conference over the weekend, Dr Goni also called on spirited individuals and organisations to come to the aid of the National Park Service by donating projects and programmes that will foster conservation and ecotourism in the National Parks. The CG observed that the present effort to improve security should be enhanced in terms…

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NCPC boss assures of hitch free pilgrimage exercise

The executive secretary, Nigeria Pilgrim Commission, Rev. Yakubu Pam has said that the Commission would deliver a hitch free pilgrimage exercise as necessary measures is being put in place to ensure an excellent and successful pilgrimage in December 2020. He disclosed this recently during the meeting of pilgrimage leaders and managers at NCPC corporate headquarters in Abuja. Rev. Pam explained that the meeting of conference of states was convened in anticipation of the 2020 December general pilgrimage exercise to Israel, Greece and Rome. In his words ‘we are planning to…

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Aviation minister lauds Gov Obiano on Anambra Cargo airport

Aviation minister, Senator Hadi Sirika has commended the Anambra State government for embarking on a cargo airport project that will positively impact on the economic development of the state and the South East region as a whole. The minister who made the commendation when he received the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano in his office, said the Federal Ministry of Aviation and its agencies will always give the necessary guide and cooperation to states embarking on such projects in order to ensure that all internationally set standards are…

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