Mr. Obi Mbanuzuo, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Dana Air is one of the knowledgeable Chief Executive Officer (CEOs) in the Nigerian aviation industry, having spent all his life as aviation practitioner. In this interview with OLUSEGUN KOIKI, he talks about the controversial wet-lease agreement with Asky Air, Nigeria aviation policies and the charges imposed on the airlines by the agencies, among others. Excerpts: Continue reading
Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has said that Nigerians and other Africans were being killed in South Africa because South Africans had forgotten the sacrifice Nigeria made to free the country from Apartheid. Fani-Kayode said this while reacting to xenophobic attacks on citizens of other African nations in the “rainbow” nation. Continue reading
Fishermen in Dadin Kowa community of Yamaltu/Deba Local Government Area, Gombe State, have cried out over the increasing attacks of hippopotamuses. Malam Sa’adu Adamu leader of the fishermen in the area told the News Agency of Nigeria in Gombe on Thursday that the daily attacks by the dreaded animals were affecting their business and threatening their lives. Continue reading
By Chinedu Eze
Nigerian airlines are losing lucrative West and Central African markets, which used to sustain them in the past as a result of the creation of open sky policy that allows other airlines free entry and free exit in 23 African countries, THISDAY has learnt. Continue reading
Nigerian airports recorded 36,350 domestic and 5,395 international flight delays in 2018. This was disclosed by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) in its executive summary published on its website. The records showed that two leading domestic airlines – Air Peace and Arik Air – topped the list of domestic flight delay. Continue reading
Domestic airline, Aero Contractors, will soon begin the maintenance of aircraft registered in some West African countries at its Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facility at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. Already, the airline has been given approval for C-checks on Ghanaian registered aircraft by the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority. Continue reading
According to Wikipedia, The Walls of Benin were a series of earthworks made up of banks and ditches, called Iya in the local language. They extend for some 16,000 km in all, in a mosaic of more than 500 interconnected settlement boundaries. The Walls of Benin City were the world’s largest man-made earth structure. Fred Pearce wrote in New Scientist: They extend for some 160 km in all, in a mosaic of more than 500 interconnected settlement boundaries. They cover 2,510 sq. miles (6,500 square kilometres) and were all dug by the Edo people. In all, they are four times longer than the Great Wall of China and consumed a hundred times more material than the Great Pyramid of Cheops. They took an estimated 150 million hours of digging to construct, and are perhaps the largest single archaeological phenomenon on the planet.
Constructed over a period of 600 years, the Great Walls of Benin was located at the southern border of the defunct Benin Kingdom, which was one of the oldest and most highly developed states in West Africa.
It was brought down by the British in 1897.
With an eye on making it easier for foreigners to do business in the country, Nigeria has eased its visa processes for persons who wish to visit Nigeria for business and tourism by removing some of the bureaucratic bottlenecks. Nigerians are also beneficiaries of the review. Henceforth, passport re-issuance has been decentralised and Nigerians no longer need to travel to Abuja to get this done.
In the Nigeria of today, especially in big cities such as Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, watching movies on TV screen has become ‘old skool’; cinema is the new cool. Aside maybe Mexican soaps on Telemundo channel that holds our ladies captive, movie buffs prefer the big screen. Continue reading
Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema said the current economic recession is hurting air transport business in Nigeria, positing that unless government comes to the aid of domestic carriers, some of them would go out of business. He spoke to Chinedu Eze. Excerpts: Continue reading