Air Peace takes delivery of another ERJ -145 aircraft, set to receive 2 brand new E195-E2s

Air Peace, has taken delivery of a new ERJ-145 aircraft to help boost its domestic and regional operations. The aircraft, with registration number 5N-BXF, arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at about 20:00hrs on Saturday, October 10, 2020. Disclosing this to Newsmen, Spokesperson of the airline, Stanley Olisa, said the new arrival is a 50-seater aircraft. He stated, “We are very glad to announce the arrival of our eighth Embraer 145 Jet, another addition to the fleet of our subsidiary, Air Peace Hopper”. Olisa reiterated the airline’s commitment to ease…

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Runsewe raises alarm over online viral video projecting Nigerians as fraudsters

The director-general of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe, has raised alarm over an online viral video projecting Nigerians to be fraudsters and calling on all Ghanaians to “beware of Nigeria”. Condemning the video, in which a Ghanaian Security Officer displayed wraps of fake $100 note which he claimed the Ghanaian Security operatives recovered from four Nigerians travelling in a Highlander vehicle to Ghana, Runsewe noted that the narrative of the security officer was most unprofessional and implausible. The security officer said in the video…

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Arik Air resumes flight operations to Enugu October 6

Arik Air is resuming services from Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja Lagos to Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu effective October 6, 2020. Flights between Lagos and Enugu will operate thrice weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in the first instance. Arik Air suspended flights to Enugu last year when the federal government closed the airport for reconstruction. Passengers have been yearning for the return of the airline to Enugu following the reopening of the airport for commercial flights earlier in September. The airline’s chief executive officer, Captain Roy Ilegbodu said the…

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NIHOTOUR partners Lagos FTAN chapter, Tarzan Boats to mark World Tourism Day

The director general of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism, NIHOTOUR, Alhaji Nura Sani Kangiwa has called for close collaboration and synergy between government and the private sector within a sustainable framework to grow the industry. The call is coming as Nigeria joined the global community to celebrate the 2020 World Tourism Day with the theme: Tourism and Rural Development. The World Tourism Day, which is celebrated on September, 27 of every year globally, offers opportunity for stakeholders to come up with strategic framework that can deepen the opportunities…

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Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Culture to develop local tourism sites

The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Art and Culture has said the agency is set to develop local tourism sites in the state even as it commences work on newly discovered ones. Speaking at a press conference to herald the celebration of World Tourism Day 2020 in Lagos, Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, pharmacist, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf while expressing the state’s readiness to mark the event on September 2020, said the development of new sites in Lagos will help reduce the rate at which Nigerians travel abroad for adventure…

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IATA partners UNOCT on countering terrorist travel

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen cooperation with the United Nations Countering Terrorist Travel Programme (CT Travel Programme). The memorandum was signed today by UNOCT Under-Secretary-General Mr. Vladimir Voronkov and Director General and CEO of IATA, Mr. Alexandre de Juniac during a virtual ceremony. The CT Travel Programme, a flagship global initiative of UNOCT, assists Member States in building their capabilities to detect and counter terrorists and serious criminals by using advance passenger information…

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NAFDAC arraigns man for brewing fake bitter drinks

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC today, arraigned a man, Yusuf Wasiu Adio, before a Federal High Court, for allegedly brewing fake and unregistered herbal bitter drinks. The defendant, a resident of 5, Ibile Street, Mowo-Nla, Ikorodu, Lagos, was arrested by NAFDAC operatives at his brewery, located at 11, Oladapo Olomo Street, Gberigbe, also in Ikorodu, while brewing the said fake and unregistered herbal bitter drinks. The fake herbal bitter drinks allegedly brewed by the defendant include: Okiki Ibile VIP Alcohol bitter,  Odu bitter, also…

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Runsewe lauds Gov. Lalong for facilitating Max Air’s regular flights to Jos

A same day flight into and out of Jos, the Plateau state capital by local carrier, Max Air, and initiated by Governor, Simon Lalong has attracted the commendation and support of the director general National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) Otunba Segun Runsewe. The flights scheduled for every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and which will be flagged off by Governor Lalong on Monday, September 28, is part of strategic economic plan by the Plateau State government to open Jos to cultural tourism businesses, investment, visitations and full exploitation of…

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Stanbic IBTC, Standard Bank, listed among top African corporate brands on LinkedIn

Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC and its parent company, Standard Bank, have emerged amongst the top winners of the 2020 Tech Times’ Africa LinkedIn Corporate Brand Awards. The Stanbic IBTC Group emerged second position in the category, with total votes of 3,515, out of 24 firms nominated for the award. Standard Bank placed fourth 2,494 votes. Nominations for this award opened to the public on July 1, 2020 and closed on July 14. Shortlisted nominees were announced on August 24 while voting commenced immediately. Voting ended on September 8, 2020. The…

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Deterioration of cultural values: NCAC to rid Nigeria of moral rot

Photo Caption From R-L : Hon. (Justice) Olamide Oloyede (rtd), Hajiya Bilikisu Abdul (President NATOP), Ulasi Ebele, (Director Counselling, NAPTIP), Mrs. Susan Akporiaye (President NANTA) , Dr. (Mrs) Toyin Dokpesi, (MD AIT), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, DG NCAC, Dr. Hajo Sani, Snr Special Assistance to the President on women affairs and administration. Mrs. Rita Ezeani (MD Sheraton hotel Abuja. Mrs. Eugenia Abu, (Broadcaster, Writer and Media consultant), Mr. David Manya Dogo, ( FCT Director, NOA rtd). The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has organized a one day Cultural Roundtable…

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