Kano City Wall

Built in 15 Century AD. 17.5 km in circumference with 16 gates, protecting what used to be an important centre of trade towards the north across the Sahara. Within the walls, the Gidan Makam Museum is a national monument of architectural excellence.

Obudu Mountain Resort

For those who are inclined towards the supernatural, it brings the feeling of being close to one’s creator. Obudu is a place where one can easily find pure natural milk and honey. The cattle of Obudu ranch produce the milk. Despite its cold nature, the place produces pure honey. There is even a honey factory in the ranch and a very nurtured cow named Donald Duke.

National War Museum

Custodian of the history of Nigeria’s most momentous event. …housing the famous OJUKWU BUNKER from where the Biafra war command operated during the Nigeria Civil War.

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

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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. Read More

The Sacred River In Ebonyi Where Fishes Hear And Obey Human Voices

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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. Read More

Nigeria’s Aviation Authority threatens Operators over Fare Increase

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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. Read More

Nigeria’s Airspace Agency Facilitates Collaborative Action On Runway Safety

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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. Read More

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

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…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. Read More

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

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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. Read More

Nigeria’s Airspace Boss Charges Airspace Managers On Enhanced Safety

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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. Read More

Governor Ayade advocates for Intra-African Tourism

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DSC_1276The Governor of Cross Rivers State, Prof.  Ben Ayade has charged Africans to explore each other’s country in a bid to improve and grow intra-African tourism in the continent. Ayade gave the charge at the 11th edition of Akwaaba 2015 while addressing pressmen at the event held at Eko hotel in Lagos. He stated that most Africans have travelled round the world and are conversant with so many places outside Africa adding that very little travel within the continent. Read More