2019 hajj operations: Med-View petitions Presidency, accuses NAHCON of contract breach

The ongoing annual hajj operation to Saudi Arabia has been marred with controversies, following the accusation from one of the major players in the exercise, Med-View Airline against the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON). Med-View Airline accused NAHCON of breaching its contractual agreement with the airline on the airlift of pilgrims to Saudi Arabia. This development has prompted the carrier to petition the Presidency on the alleged breach. Documents at our disposal showed that NAHCON through its acting chairman, Abdullahi Mukhtar, acted in contravention of the agreement and frustrated”…

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Africa-African Diaspora Tourism Association to be launched at Akwaaba in Lagos as winners emerge

Plans have been concluded to inaugurate the Africa-African Diaspora Tourism Association at 15th Akwaaba as winners emerge. The Global Tourism Association is for Tourism players in Africa and the diaspora. Meanwhile, African Travel Quarterly, (Atqnews.com), has unveiled a shortlist of Diaspora winners of the Africa Travel 100 Global personalities awards. The award recognizes personalities of African Origin, living in Africa or outside the continent, irrespective of their current citizenship or nationality that has been contributing to the development of the continent and its Diaspora in the area of Tourism and…

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Money Laundering: Court remands Atiku’s son-in-law, lawyer, one other in EFCC custody

A Federal High Court, today, remanded Atiku’s son-in-laws, Abdullahi Babalele, a lawyer, Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, who is said to be Atiku’s lawyer and the brother to the lawyer, Erhunse Giwa-Osagie, in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) till tomorrow, Thursday, when their bail applications would be entertained.  The court presided by Justice Nicholas Oweibo, remanded Babalele, and the Giwas-Osagie’s brothers in the EFCC’s custody, after pleas were taken in money Laundering charges. Prior to the remand order, the EFCC had arraigned the trio in two different charges. While the Atiku’s son-in-law,…

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Kuriftu Resorts Bishoftu: Ethiopia’s best kept hospitality secret

By Franklin Ihejirika Kuriftu Resorts & Spa is one of Ethiopia’s best kept hospitality secret that is alluring and unique. The Resorts & Spa is a beautiful place to enjoy nature at its best in a serene environment devoid of the hustle and bustle of the big cities. Kuriftu Resorts Bishoftu can be best decribed as Ethiopia’s nature haven, as its enjoyment and leisure is better experienced than imagined. The water park almost completed is absolutely amazing and beautiful. The environment is calm and tranquil, very ideal for honey moon…

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Bishop Kukah preaches unity as Air Peace boss buries father

Photo Caption From left Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, Barrister Allen Onyema, Chairman, Air Peace Airline, Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano, wife of Anambra state Governor, his husband, Governor Willie Obiano and another child of the deceased at the funeral mass service for late Chief Michael Chukwuka Onyema held at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Mbosi, Ihiala, Anambra State. Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah has emphasised the need for unity and peace in the country. Bishop Coker stated that Nigeria’s diversity should not…

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Nigeria is our biggest market outside Ghana– AWA COO

“We are fortunate to grow in Nigeria because of Nigerian airlines weakness”   The chief operating officer, COO of African World Airlines, AWA, Mr. Sean Mendis, is a man with vast knowledge in start-up airlines in Africa. Sean specialises in successfully conceiving, developing and executing start-up aviation projects in challenging conditions. Sean was part of the launch management team of Ghana International Airlines and served in a management role there from 2005 till 2010.  He left to manage other aviation businesses in some other African countries and   returned to Ghana…

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2019 Accra Weizo: SAHCO will provide trained, experienced manpower to deliver ground handling services – Agboarumi

The managing director of Skyway Aviation Handling Company, SAHCO PLC, Mr. Basil Agboarumi needs no introduction in the Nigerian aviation industry having risen from the ranks to become the managing director of the ground handling company.   In this interview with Franklin Ihejirika at the recently concluded 2019 Accra Weizo in Ghana where the company won the best ground handling company in West Africa, Agboarumi speaks on what the award means to the company, plans to take SAHCO to the next level, expansion plans, ground handling staff colluding with drug barons…

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NCPC flags off 2019 main pilgrimage November 17th

The executive secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission Rev. Tor Uja, has said that the Commission is set to flag off its 2019 general pilgrimage exercise to Israel, Greece and Rome on 17th November, 2019 at the Nnamdi Azkiwe International Airport Abuja. He disclosed this in Makurdi during a 3 days leadership workshop for Pilgrimage Stakeholders as well as NCPC zonal and metropolitan Pilgrimage leaders across the country. The NCPC boss informed that the Commission would in earnest commence the screening of intending pilgrims from 1st August, 2019 across…

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Fadugba tasks African airlines on inter-lining, code-sharing, mergers, acquisitions

Photo Caption: President, African Business Aviation Association, Mr.Nick Fadugba, President Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative, Dr, Gbenga Olowo, Managing Director/CEO,, Medview Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole,  Chief Executive, Topbrass Aviation, Captain  Roland Iyayi and  Chairman, League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents  [LAAC], Mr. Olusegun Koiki during the 23rd edition of LAAC Annual Conference/Awards held at the Raddison Blu Hotel, Ikeja on Wednesday. The Chief Executive Officer of African Aviation Services Limited, Mr. Nick Fadugba has urged African airlines to work together through inter-lining, code-sharing, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions so…

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Med-View Airline boss calls for urgent review of BASA with EU, others to reflect interest of local carriers

The managing director of Med-View Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole has called on the federal government to urgently review the Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASA) with other major European and some Asian Countries to reflect the interest of local carriers. Speaking at the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondent, LAAC 2019 conference held at the Raddison Blu Hotel, Ikeja, with the theme : Boosting aviation investments through policy, Bankole stated that appropriate policy statement regulating double taxation need to be quickly looked into in conjunction with the exorbitant cut-throat charges levied…

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