Corona Virus: NCAA Places Airlines, Stakeholders On Alert Says Failure To Adhere Strictly To Guidelines Will Not Be Taken Lightly

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has placed Airline Operators, Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP) and Aerodrome Operators on alert over the outbreak of Coronavirus. The deadly novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov) broke out in Wuhan City, Hubei Province in China recently. A statement signed by the General Manager, Public Affairs, NCAA, Mr. Sam Adurogboye explained that the clinical signs and symptoms of the virus are mainly fever and difficulty in breathing (Coughing, sneezing, etc.), adding that presently the virus has spread to other countries including Thailand, Republic of Korea, United States…

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UBA Connect Set to Deepen Intra-African Trade…Customers Can Now Make Cash Withdrawals In Local Currencies

Pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has announced the official launch of a flagship product UBA Connect, a service that enables the customers of the bank to conduct traditional banking transactions at any UBA branch in the 20 African countries where the bank operates. The service, which is available to both customers and non-customers alike, is expected to encourage intra-Africa trade, as cash withdrawal can now be done in local currencies within the continent while deposits can also be made at any location regardless of where…

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SAHCO Wins Contract To Provide Ground Handling Services To Ethiopian Airlines

L-R: Boma Ukwunna, Executive Director, Cargo Services and Operations, Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC (SAHCO); Basil Agboarumi, Managing Director/CEO, SAHCO; Olaniyi Adigun, Executive Director, Sales and Marketing, SAHCO; Bekele Bayi Oda, Kano Traffic and Sales Manager, Ethiopian Airlines; Alhaji Bashir, OC Apron, FAAN AvSec at Kano Airport at the event. The Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) PLC said that it has won the contract to provide ground handling services to Ethiopian Airlines at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA), Kano. SAHCO  said though it has been responsible for Cargo…

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Meghan, Harry’s Royal Exit: Nobody Has ‘Any Right To Say Anything’ Oprah

Oprah Winfrey supports Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s decision to step back from the royal family “1000%,” she said in a video captured by TMZ cameras.  The media mogul, who attended their royal wedding, is friends with the couple and currently working on a mental health TV series with Harry. She spoke about the duke and duchess’s decision on Tuesday night.  She said that the prince “did what he needed to do for his family” and “thought about it for months” in the candid clip, which also featured her best friend and TV host, Gayle King. King is also very…

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Lagos Begins Recruitment In Health Sector

The Lagos State Health Service Commission says it has commenced mass recruitment of health sector workers to bridge the deficit in manpower requirements across the state’s public health institutions. Dr. Ademuyiwa Eniayewun, the Permanent Secretary, Health Service Commission, made this known in Lagos. Eniayewun said Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had approved the recruitment of a large number of health workers, while also directing that exit replacement should be done when due. He said the directive was imperative to ameliorate the effects of brain drain, which often occurs and affects performance in…

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IATA Lauds Air Peace For Upholding Safety Standards

L-R: Assistant Director, Safety and Flight Operations, International Air Transport Association, IATA, Jennifer Yeates; Chairman, Air Peace Limited, Barrister Allen Onyema; Head of Account Management, West and Central Africa, IATA, Dr. Samson Fatokun; and Engr. Patrick Achurefe, Quality Manager, Air Peace Limited.. during the presentation of third IATA Operational Safety Audit, IOSA, certificate to Air Peace recently. The Head of Account Management, West and Central Africa, International Air Transport Association(IATA), Dr. Samson Fatokun, has commended West Africa’s leading carrier, Air Peace, for upholding high standards of safety in its flight…

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CAC To Organise Quarterly Seminar For Business Development

Eminent chartered accountant and former Managing Director of Portland Paints, Olufemi Michael Oguntade, will facilitate the maiden edition of Periscope, a quarterly seminar/exhibition organised by Christ Apostolic Church, Victory Land, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos State for entrepreneurs, professionals, artisans, job seekers, students, and young school leavers. Oguntade, now Managing Partner of O.M. Associates, a consulting firm that consults for the Federal Inland Revenue Service and other high-value corporate organisations, will take a masterclass on business and entrepreneurship at the seminar for congregants and the public on February 1, 2020. Apart from…

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Enugu Govt. Begins Demolition Of Structures Encroaching On Akanu Ibiam Int’l Airport

As part of efforts to ensure the timely and successful completion of the rehabilitation work on Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, the Enugu State has commenced the demolition of buildings and structures that encroached on the airport land. The exercise, the government said is also for the safety and security of lives and property. Speaking to journalists on the demolition that was carried out by the Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority (ECTDA), led by its Executive Chairman, Dr. Josef Umunnakwe Onoh, in company of officials of the Federal Airport Authority…

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Corona Virus: China Begins Screening Of Arriving Passengers As FAAN Urges Airport Users To Submit Themselves For Routine Quarantine Checks

As part of efforts to prevent the spread of the deadly Corona Virus, which broke out in China, the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos has commenced screening of arriving passengers. This is just as the airport authority advised air travelers and airport users to comply with all quarantine procedures and submit themselves for routine quarantine checks whenever they are asked to at the nation’s airports. This advice was given by the Regional Manager, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), South West FAAN,  Mrs. Victoria Shin Aba as part of efforts to…

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Cattle Allegedly Destroy Rice Farmland Worth N17m In Enugu

Over N17 million worth of rice farmland has been destroyed by grazing activities of cattle in the Oji-Agu axis in the Akpugo community in the Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State. Briefing newsmen on the massive destruction of the rice farmland in Enugu on Wednesday, Ekene Uzodinma, the Manager of Excellent Integrated Farms Limited, said that herds of cattle had eaten up over eight hectares of farmland that the company cultivated. Uzodinma lamented that the herds also devoured some heaps of unprocessed paddy rice kept in the farmland,…

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