Arik Cabin Crew initiative holds career talk at St. Francis Catholic Secondary School

Photo caption: Cabin Instructor Wole Odeyemi (right), Captain  Oni Babajide, (with microphone) addressing the students of St. Francis Catholic Secondary School, Idimu, Lagos during the 2019 career talk.     Arik Air through its Cabin Crew Initiative, has held career talk at St. Francis Catholic Secondary School, Idimu, Lagos to sensitise the students on career opportunities in the aviation industry. The airline’s crew who spoke at the programme included a pilot, Capt. Babajide Oni and Wale Odeyemi, a Cabin Crew Training Instructor. They told the students that they could become pilots,…

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NCAA begins demolition of Globacom, UBA, GTB, Unity Bank, Sterling Bank, others masts

.. As 30 days ultimatum elapses The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) is set to commence demolition of telecommunication masts of Globacom Nigeria Limited, United Bank of Africa, Guaranty Trust Bank, Unity Bank, Sterling Bank masts. Others are Union Bank masts, First City Monument Bank, Fidelity Bank and and Access Bank in different locations within Nigeria . A statement signed by the general manager public relations of NCAA, Sam Adurogboye said the demolition exercise will similarly affect some banks and financial institutions who have discountenanced the Authority’s regulatory requirements on…

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EgyptAir’s appoints Muharram GM for Nigeria, promises great offers to customers

EgyptAir has appointed a new general manager based in Lagos to oversee the affairs of the airline in Nigeria. He is Mr. Muharram Abdel Rahman, an MBA holder in Pricing and Management with twenty five (25) years experience in the aviation industry under his belt. Before his recent appointment, he had served as Abuja office manager for four (4) years from 2009 to 2013 before he was recalled to the headquarters in Cairo where he was pricing manager. He graduated from the Faculty of Arts, English Department from Minia University…

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Ethiopian Airlines plans second frequency to Lagos, set to connect city to US

The management of Ethiopian Airlines has disclosed plans by the airline for a second frequency to Lagos and also plans to connect Lagos across the Atlantic to the United States. According to the airline, these plans are subject to the approval of Nigerian government. Disclosing this to Nigeria Aviation Journalists in a recent interview at the Airline’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the managing director of International Services of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Esayas WoldeMariam Hailu, stated that the airline flies to four gateways into Nigeria, Kano, Abuja, Enugu and Lagos…

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AU implements programmes to develop, integrate Africa – Dr. Madueke

Head of African Union strategic partnerships, Bureau of the chairperson, Dr Levi Uche Madueke has disclosed that the African Union is implementing programmes to ensure Africa becomes a developed and integrated continent. Speaking with Nigeria Journalists in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia recently, Dr. Madueke stated that key among the flagship programmes the African Union is promoting is connection of the continent through the high speed train network which is going to be a huge project. He stated that projects aimed at developing Africa is structured in 10 years implementation plans. He…

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Winners of Balafon Award for Tourism in West Africa to be honoured at 5th Accra Weizo

African Travel Quarterly (ATQ) has released the list of winners of the prestigious Balafon Awards to be recognised at the annual West African tourism and travel fair, Accra Weizo.   The award winners are the best performers in the industry chosen by the publishers of Atqnews.com. ATQnews.com a member of Travel Media Group. It is the online platform for African Travel Quarterly (ATQ) and Travellers magazine , the first Travel magazine in West Africa which solely focuses on travel and tourism issues. It started publishing offline about 30 years ago.…

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Topbrass boss, Iyayi to deliver major paper at 23rd LAAC conference

The chief executive officer of TopBrass Aviation Limited, Capt. Roland Iyayi, is among the two top aviation personalities that would deliver papers at the forthcoming 23rd annual conference and awards of the League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC). The theme of the conference, which has been scheduled to hold at the Radisson Blu, Ikeja is: ‘Boosting Aviation Investment Through Policy,’ while Iyayi would deliver a paper on ‘Boosting Aviation Investment Thorough Policy: An Airline Perspective.’ The conference is scheduled to hold on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. The event, which…

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ASKY/Ethiopian Airlines begin flight from Lagos to Johannesburg with over 70% load factor

ASKY/Ethiopian Airlines on Saturday commenced its inaugural flight from Lagos to Johannesburg with over 70 percent load factor Ethiopian Airlines introduced its code share flight with ASKY to South Africa, making it the only non South African Airline on the route between Nigeria and South Africa. The inaugural flight was welcomed with Water Canon Salute by men of the fire service department of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN and received by staff of ASKY and Ethiopian Airlines. The Airport Community also joined in the reception. The Flight operated…

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Ethiopian Airlines MD advices African Govts. against meddling in running of national carriers

The managing director of International Services of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Esayas WoldeMariam Hailu, has advised African governments to stop meddling in the day to day running of airlines, especially the national carriers, to ensure their survival. Speaking during a recent interview with Nigerian Aviation Journalists at the Airline’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Tuesday, June 11, Esayas Hailu woldemariam noted that the advice has become necessary because the governments are the ones establishing national carriers. Esayas Hailu woldemariam said the African governments should not meddle in procurement, aircraft purchases,…

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Bobrisky not cultural Ambassador, Runsewe warns Nigerian youths

The director-general of the National Council for Arts and Culture has lambasted the controversial Nigerian Internet personality and cross dresser, Okuneye Idris Olarenwaju popularly known as Bobrisky. Otunba Segun Runsewe insisted that Bobrisky, whose contentious gender and amorously weird dress sense totally negates the true Nigerian culture which is respected and admired all over the world. Runsewe who was speaking at an event marking the World Handcrafts Day at the NCAC headquarters in Abuja observed with dismay the bastardisation of our noble culture and values by attention-seeking characters such as…

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