Lagos charges from N1.37m to N2.7m for 2021 Umrah packages

Lagos charges from N1.37m to N2.7m for 2021 Umrah packages

Lagos charges from N1.37m to N2.7m for 2021 Umrah packages     Muslim faithfuls willing to observe the 2021 Umrah (lesser Hajj) in Saudi Arabia through the Lagos State government will have to pay N1.37 million or N2.7 million. A statement issued by the Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board disclosed that the amount is the least package fees. “The first package at a cost of N1.37 million includes stay at a 3-star hotel; Sahur (morning meal) and Iftar (evening meal) in Nigerian delicacies; economy class ticket with a reputable…

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International flight resumes with Ethiopian Airlines in Kano

International flight resumes with Ethiopian Airlines in Kano

International flight resumes with Ethiopian Airlines in Kano     The first international flight has arrived at the Aminu Kano International Airport on Tuesday since it was closed last year due to the covid-19 pandemic. The international flight commenced with Ethiopia Airlines which landed at the airport on Tuesday at 1.30 pm and departed with over 100 passengers at exactly 3.00 pm. Report showed on Tuesday that arrangements were on top gears for the resumption which was scheduled for Monday 5th April and rescheduled to Tuesday 6th due to the…

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NiMet assures smooth flight operations from April 1

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NiMet assures smooth flight operations from April 1   The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has assured Nigerians of smooth flight operations beginning from tomorrow, Thursday, April 1. The assurance came as a result of the hazy weather conditions in the north and central parts of the country, which have delayed and cancelled many flights. Explaining reasons for the dust haze, the Central Forecast Office (CFO) of the Agency in a release, said that: “The present dust haze being experienced across the north and central regions of the country resurfaced on…

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Air Peace deploys aircraft to service Enugu, others

Air Peace deploys aircraft to service Enugu, others

Air Peace deploys aircraft to service Enugu, others   Air Peace has deployed one of its wide-body Boeing 777 aircraft to service the Enugu route. The airline said this would ensure sufficient flights for its customers and other travelling Nigerians during the Easter holiday. The airline has also increased flight frequencies to Owerri (Imo State) and Asaba (Delta). Air Peace spokesman Stanley Olisa announced this at a media briefing in Lagos. He said the jumbo, extra-comfy aircraft had been specifically deployed to operate the Lagos-Enugu-Lagos and Abuja-Enugu-Abuja routes. The spokesman…

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Competitors hike fare 100% after Azman Air suspension 

Azman Air suspension

Competitors hike fare 100% after Azman Air suspension    Following the suspension of Azman flights on some northern routes, air fares to these routes have increased by over 100 per cent. Checks showed that Lagos-Kano flight one-way is N56,500 on Max Air while it’s N73,000 on Air Peace for a second day flight. Similar flight used to be less than N35,000 on the same route before Azman stopped its services last week. Also, Kano-Lagos flight for Tuesday has been fully booked when our correspondent checked. Following the development, many passengers…

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NCAA suspends operations of Azman Air

Azman Air suspension

NCAA suspends operations of Azman Air   Agency Report Following a series of incidents involving Azman Air Boeing 737 aircraft, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has suspended the operations of all the Boeing 737 aircraft in the fleet of Azman Air Services Limited, with effect from March 15, 2021. This was contained in a statement signed by Musa Nuhu, the director-general of NCAA, and made available to journalists in Lagos on Tuesday. Mr Nuhu said the suspension was pursuant to Section 35 (2) of the Civil Aviation Act, 2006…

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NAMA seeks urgent funding to guarantee safer airspace

NAMA seeks urgent funding to guarantee safer airspace

NAMA seeks urgent funding to guarantee safer airspace   The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has called for urgent funding of the agency to guarantee better efficiency and procurement of critical air safety tools. This is coming amid disclosure by the Managing Director of NAMA, Capt. Folayele Akinkuotu, that the Agency’s facilities were being vandalised in Owerri, Imo State and Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, thereby negatively impacting on safety. Akinkuotu disclosed that the Federal Government had approved the installation of Category Three Instrument Landing System (ILS) in three airports across the…

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COVID-19: What you must do before travelling to the UK, by British Airways

British Airways

COVID-19: What you must do before travelling to the UK, by British Airways British Airways (BA) has advised Nigerians intending to travel to the United Kingdom from Lagos and Abuja to access up-to-date and compulsory COVID-19/ health information and requirements before departing Nigeria. The BA management in Lagos said the advice became necessary as many travellers come to the airport without the necessary requirements thereby causing unnecessary flight delays. “It is mind boggling to see that so many people still come to the airport without the requirements. Nigeria is not…

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Nigeria attracted $1bn automotive investments in 2019, says FG

Nigeria attracted $1bn automotive investments in 2019, says FG

Nigeria attracted $1bn automotive investments in 2019, says FG   The Federal Government has said its reforms in the automotive industry attracted investments worth over $1 billion in 2019. Mr Jelani Aliyu, the director-general, National Automotive Design and Development Council, made this known at the House of Representatives in Abuja on Wednesday. The House had set up an ad hoc committee which is organising a two-day investigative hearing on the budgetary approvals and multilateral donations on skills acquisition and related programmes of the Federal Government and its agencies. Aliyu said,…

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Nigeria lifts ban on Boeing 747 Max aircraft with conditions

Boeing 747 Max aircraft

Nigeria lifts ban on Boeing 747 Max aircraft with conditions     The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has lifted the ban placed on the Boeing 737 Max aircraft in the Nigerian airspace. In a statement signed by Capt. Musa Nuhu, the NCAA director-general, the agency said the approval was effective February 12. Senator Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation, had announced a ban on the operations of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in Nigeria after two accidents of Lion Air flight 610, and an Ethiopian Airlines flight 320, crashed few…

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