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
Akwaaba 2016 brings new dimension to the African travel industry with its series of conferences and new offerings. ANDREW IRO OKUNGBOWA writes on the preparation for this year’s travel and tourism trade exhibition in Lagos. Continue reading
..As Jesus Evangelical Assembly hosted the awards winning engineer at its empowerment summit
By Renn Offor
Entrepreneurship, according economic and development experts, is the basis for transforming third world countries and developing economies into economic superpowers. This position was brought to the fore again as the multiple award winning Engineer, Kolawole Adeniji, the Managing Director/Chief Executive of Niji Group, has said that empowering youths through agriculture and agribusiness will create a lot of employment in Nigeria while it will equally lift Nigeria both economically and in Africa. Continue reading
By YINKA OLUDAYISI FABOWALE, Ibadan
The visitor needed no telling he had arrived Idanre. The sprawling mighty boulders that formed an impregnable natural vanguard of sentries round the town proclaimed it. The famed rocks formed a natural boundary that foreclosed further expansion or development thus “creating a linear settlement and a sense of order imposed by nature itself” that necessarily compelled admiration. At the same time, they elicited awe with their intimidating sizes and towering heights with which they seemed to watch, warn and dare would-be-aggressors against their charge, the town. Continue reading
The sun was preparing to retire to the east for a well-deserved rest after scorching the earth tirelessly all day. A group of men in a convoy of four motorcycles arrived a stream, which locals prefer to call a river, in a remote part of a village. The road to the river is uneven. In fact, it is doubtful if the road had ever been graded not to talk of being asphalted. The river is surrounded by mangrove with bamboos, standing as if on sentry duty while some children were playing inside the river, splashing water about merrily. Continue reading
Nigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority has threatened to deal with airlines which arbitrarily increase their fares and other charges without recourse to the authority’s approval.
Sam Adurogboye, General Manger Public Affairs, NCAA, in a statement stated that all airlines in the country should file any proposed add-on charges, surcharges or other miscellaneous charges with the Regulatory Authority. Continue reading
To encourage hospitality providers in the country to deliver quality and affordable service in Nigeria, the Federal Government has been advised to develop the manufacturing industry in order to reduce the cost associated with the importation of goods needed to facilitate service providers in the sector. Continue reading
Nigeria’s Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) is organising a two-day workshop geared towards improving safety of air navigation within the runway and associated airside facilities at the four international airports in Abuja, Kano, Lagos and Port Harcourt. The workshop is in collaboration with NCAA, FAAN, AIB, and NIMET and in conjunction with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Airport Council International (ACI) and International Air Transport Association (IATA).
The workshop holding between the 18th and 19th of January, 2016 at the Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Ikeja, with the title: Runway Safety Go Team: Runway Incursion, Excursion and Confusion, will involve paper presentations from international aviation experts from ICAO, IATA, and ACI, on the above topic as well as the structure and terms of reference of runway safety teams, hazard identification, risk assessment and mitigation. The runway safety workshop is also expected to involve practical assessment of the airside including the runway and associated facilities and thereafter, a report shall be issued at the end of deliberations. Continue reading