Airlines, air transport workers call for urgent government assistance to prevent jobs catastrophe

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have issued a joint statement calling for urgent government intervention to prevent an employment catastrophe in the aviation industry. Estimates from the Air Transport Action Group suggest some 4.8 million aviation workers’ jobs are at risk as a result of air travel demand falling more than 75per cent (August 2020 compared to August 2019). The impact of COVID-19 related border restrictions and quarantine measures has effectively closed down the aviation industry, grounding planes and leaving infrastructure and…

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Ethiopian wins Overall Excellence for Outstanding Crisis Leadership 2020 Award’

Ethiopian Airlines Group has won the ‘Overall Excellence for Outstanding Crisis Leadership 2020 Award’ from Global Finance magazine. The award recognises companies that went above and beyond in responding to the global pandemic crisis and in assisting their customers, protecting their employees and providing critical support to society at large. Ethiopian Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam remarked, “We are glad to have won the ‘Overall Excellence for Outstanding Crisis Leadership 2020 Award’ which recognises our distinct capabilities of successful management of multiple crises taking place simultaneously like a perfect storm. During…

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Stakeholders call for dietary diversification in Nigeria

Stakeholders in the health and nutrition sector have called for dietary diversification in Nigeria, to reduce the rate of malnutrition and curtail protein deficiency in the nation. The call was made during a recent Protein Challenge webinar themed: “Protein deficiency: Bridging the knowledge gap”. Speaking at the session, Professor Henrietta Nkechi Ene-Obong, Nutritionist and Professor of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Calabar, stated that adequate knowledge and information must be disseminated to the public to inform them about the locally available protein-rich food sources and how to diversify the family…

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Change begins with you

By Mohammed Belgore The people get the government they deserve, so posited Joseph De Maistre. While I am currently advocating for youths to step up to their calling as leaders of tomorrow, I will not be remiss of the other stark reality that before a man embarks on a quest to change the world let him change himself first. Change begins with you. I believe that was the message that the President Muhammadu Buhari, PMB administration sought to inject in our minds earlier in the days of this current dispensation.…

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