Obiano Storms Ogbaukwu Cave, Assures Community of World Class Tourist Centre

By James Eze

 

6The governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, Tuesday, stormed the historic Ogbaukwu Cave and Waterfall in Owerre-Ezukala in Orumba South Local Government Area of the state and promised to turn the site into a world class tourist destination. Continue reading

Empowerment through agriculture and agribusiness will create more employments and lift Nigeria economically– Kolawole Adeniji

..As Jesus Evangelical Assembly hosted the awards winning engineer at its empowerment summit

 

By Renn Offor

 

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Reverend David Esosa Ize-Iyamu,General Overseer, Jesus Evangelical Assembly

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

New face of Idanre: Ondo lifts century old communal fiesta to world class entertainment extravaganza

By YINKA OLUDAYISI FABOWALE, Ibadan

 

Idanre HillsThe 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 Sacred River In Ebonyi Where Fishes Hear And Obey Human Voices

Ebonyi fishThe 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 Aviation Authority threatens Operators over Fare Increase

ncaa logoNigeria’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

Nigeria’s Airspace Agency Facilitates Collaborative Action On Runway Safety

NAMA 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

Use of Ladder for Disembarking Passengers Negates ICAO, NCARS rules- Minister

…why we used ladders-Aero Contractors
By Friday Nwosu

Aero ladderNigeria’s Minster of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika has said the government of the country is greatly appalled by the use of unconventional equipment by Aero contractor, one of the nation’s airline operators in disembarking passengers at the Bauchi airport. He said the use of ladders for disembarking passengers at the airport negates the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO, and the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations, NCARs, saying such is unacceptable in modern day aviation. Continue reading

“Nigeria yet to fix the avio bridge at Lagos Airport 30 years after”- Dapo Olumide

By Friday Nwosu

 

DSC_1419The lack of provision of adequate airport infrastructure by successive government in the country which could make the airport more friendly and comfortable to air travellers has impeded the growth of the aviation sector in Nigeria, The Chief Executive Officer, Ropeways Transport Ltd. Lagos Nigeria, Capt. Dapo Olumide, the former Managing Director of Virgin Nigeria and former deputy managing director, Aero Contractors, stated this at the first anniversary colloquium of Nigeria Travel Mart.Com (NTM), held in Lagos on Tuesday. Continue reading

Nigeria’s Airspace Boss Charges Airspace Managers On Enhanced Safety

By Friday Nwosu

 

NAMANigerian’s Airspace Management Authority, NAMA, has charged airspace managers across the country to take measures to strengthen air traffic management and surveillance systems in their respective domains. This is to ensure that maximum operational safety standard is adhered to as the nation gradually winds down to Christmas and New Year celebrations. Continue reading