Air Peace on right track to provide exceptional int’l travel experience -Passengers

Air Peace on Monday ended the first round of its operations to give air travellers a foretaste of its soon-to-start long-haul flights to Sharjah, Dubai, Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai, with members of the flying public saying the carrier was on the right track to provide an exceptional international travel experience. The airline deployed one of the four Boeing 777 aircraft it acquired for its international flights for the showpiece operations, which started on Good Friday. It operated on the Port Harcourt-Abuja and Abuja-Port Harcourt routes, winning accolades from…

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Ethiopian Airlines launches thrice weekly flight to Marseille July 2

Ethiopian Airlines has finalized all preparations to launch a thrice weekly flight to Marseille, France as of July 02, 2019. Marseille is the second-largest city of France and main city of the historical province. Regarding the upcoming services, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked, “It gives us great pleasure to launch flights to Marseille, connecting France’s second largest city to the over 60 African destinations we serve, through our hub Addis Ababa. We’ve been flying to Paris since 1971, more than 48 years, so we are not…

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FG condoles with Kajuru victims, says attack is setback to efforts in promoting tourism

.. Assures of stepped-up security nationwide The federal government has condoled with the families of the two  persons, a Nigerian and a Briton, who were killed in Friday’s attack on the Kajuru Castle Resort, a popular resort in Kaduna State, promising that the killers will be apprehended and brought to justice. In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, also assured that the security agencies are doing everything possible to ensure that the three persons who were kidnapped in the attack…

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ASKY begins daily flights from Lagos to Johannesburg from June 15

ASKY has announced the launch of its daily flights from Lagos to Johannesburg beginning from June 15, 2019. Johannesburg, South Africa will be connected to Lagos, Nigeria daily. According to press statement signed by  Nowel Ngala, commercial director, Asky, the flights will be operated with a Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft. ASKY currently operates a fleet of 8 new generation aircraft, one (1) Boeing 737 – 800, five (5) Boeing 737-700 and two (2) Dash Q-400, with service to twenty-three (23) cities in nineteen (19) countries within Africa. The airline’s focus…

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Runsewe commends FCT minister on Abuja nude clubs raids

The director- general of National council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) Otunba Segun Runsewe has commended the federal capital territory (FCT) minister and his officials for the timely raid and closure of nude clubs in Abuja. According to Runsewe, the rise of this ugly and negative recreational pass negates every strand of Nigerian culture, hence the need for all states in the country to emulate the raid and burst measures adopted by the administrator of the fedral capital territory. “What the FCT minister and his officials have done is not…

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NATOP commiserates with families of slain tourists at Kajuru

..Set for AGM May 24 The National President of Nigerian Tour Operators (NATOP), the Association for Tour Operators in Nigerian has sent a message of condolence to the families of the victims of banditry experienced by Tourists who went to the famous Kajuru castle in Kaduna on Saturday. Hajia Bilkisu Abdul condemned the assault on the tourists and regretted the lost of lives involved in the attack. According to a Police report published in the Media, two tourist who stayed over in the castle lost their lives in the attack…

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Miss Apex Queen Nigeria set for May 11

Preparations are in top gear for the hosting of this year’s edition of Miss Apex Queen Nigeria 2019. The beauty pageant, which made its entry into the Nigerian pageantry calendar last year, is set for its grand finale and award night billed for May 11 at Gracepoint Hotel, Wuse, Abuja. The pageant is the pet project of Queen of Tourism Nigeria 2017, Miss Favour Amarachi Uzochukwu, who hails from Anambra State and a final year student of History and Diplomatic Studies of University of Abuja. The beauty pageant is being…

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Easter celebration: FAAN assures of safety, advises passengers to leave for airport early

As Easter holiday approaches, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has assured passengers and other airport users that her network of airports are fully prepared and ready for the usual upsurge in passenger traffic that is the norm around this season. In a statement released at the Authority’s headquarters in Lagos, FAAN noted that all necessary facilities, infrastructure and manpower to ensure seamless facilitation at the airports have been deployed. Assuring passengers of safety and security, the Authority added that relevant security agencies have been mobilized to beef up security…

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Court sentences Grandma, Granddaughter to 12 months imprisonment for dealing in hard drugs

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, convicted and sentenced a 51 years woman, Olawunmi Aderibigbe and her granddaughter, Basirat Ogunboye, to 12 months imprisonment for dealing in hard drugs. Both the convicted grandma and her 19 years old granddaughter, were given the jail terms by Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, after the had pleaded guilty to a two count-charge of conspiracy and unlawful dealing in the banned substance. The convicts, were arraigned by the anti-narcotic section of the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCIID), of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Panti-yaba,…

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Court orders permanent release of NBA president international passport

A Federal High Court, Lagos, on Wednesday, varied the bail conditions granted the president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Paul Usoro (SAN) and ordered permanent release of his international passport. Justice Rilwan Aikawa also directed the defendant to inform the office of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) each time he wants to travel out of the country.  The court’s decision followed an application filed and moved by lead counsel for the defendant, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) to that effect. Counsel for the EFCC,…

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