Airports

Travellers through Nigerian airports increased by 43% to 13m in 2021

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has stated that about 13 million passengers travelled through Nigerian airports in 2021. The figure represents a growth rate of 43.41 per cent from 9 million recorded in 2020. This was disclosed on Wednesday by the NBS in its recent Air Transportation report for 2021. According to the report, the […]

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Comedian, Bovi faults Tinder Swindler’s Simon Leviev for embarrassing experience in London

It looks like it’s going to take a while before the Netflix movie, Tinder Swindler cools in the minds on Nigerians as Nigerian comedian Bovi shared his encounter with a staff in a London hotel. Comedian, Bovi took to his Instastory to make the revelation, disclosing that upon arriving at the hotel in London, he […]

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“Next Time You Will Learn Sense” – Afia Schwarzenegger In The Mud As Tonto Dikeh Snubs Her ‘Bestie’ Arrival in Nigeria

Nigerian actress, Tonto Dikeh was nowhere to be found at the airports today, as Ghanaian comedian Afia Schwarzeneger arrived in Nigeria earlier today, which is unfortunate. As the famous saying goes that one good thing deserves the other, fans were expecting to see the face of Tonto at the airport to welcome her good friend. […]

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Aviation threat: We’ll ensure safe operation of 5G in Nigeria – Danbatta

Executive Vice-Chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Danbatta has promised the public of measures to ensure the safe operation of 5G in the country. MTN and Mafab Communications in December emerged winners in the country’s 5G spectrum license. While congratulating the two companies, Danbatta said the country was ready […]

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Airlines worldwide rush to change flights over US 5G dispute

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Airlines across the world, including the long-haul carrier Emirates, rushed Wednesday to cancel or change flights heading into the U.S. over an ongoing dispute about the rollout of 5G mobile phone technology near American airports. Dubai-based Emirates, a key carrier for East-West travel, announced it would halt flights to Boston, […]

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Airline CEOs warn 5G rollout could be ‘catastrophic’ for travel

The letter warned that the nation’s commerce would ‘grind to a halt.’REUTERS Over the weekend, the FAA said it has cleared about 45% of the US commercial airplane fleet to perform low-visibility landings at airports impacted by the 5G rollout. The Federal Communications Commission and Department of Transportation did not immediately comment, Reuters reported. The letter […]

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20 special security personnel deployed to guard Benin airport

No fewer than 20 special security personnel trained to secure airports have been deployed to the Benin City Airport, Edo State. Air Commodore Rasheed Abidoye, the Commander of the Nigerian Air Force 107 Air Maritime Group disclosed this on Friday during a courtesy visit to Governor Godwin Obaseki. Commending Obaseki for the good relationship between […]

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How a Category 5 hurricane could wipe out New York City for good

The Next Civil War: Dispatches from the American Future” (Simon & Schuster), out Tuesday. “Several witnesses report seeing a baby floating in a stroller.” Even when the water starts to recede, the damage is unprecedented. “Prospect Park isn’t Prospect Park anymore,” continues Marche. “The trees have tumbled. Whole families are curled up inside the sweep […]

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’57, 261 direct jobs, passage of PIA’ – Lai Mohammed lists Buhari’s achievements in 2021

Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed has announced 100 achievements of the Buhari administration in 2021. Mohammed while addressing a press conference in Lagos on Thursday said despite challenges that came with 2021, the administration made “tremendous” progress in fighting insecurity and growing the economy. “What we have done here is to highlight the major […]

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UAE Bans Flights From Nigeria, Kenya, Two Others Over Omicron COVID-19 Concerns

  The UAE has suspended all inbound flights from Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, and Ethiopia over COVID-19 concerns, state news agency WAM reported. The decision also bars travellers who were in the four countries 14 days prior to their arrival in the UAE. “Flight operations will continue to transport passengers from the UAE to the same […]

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A man who was kicked off a United Airlines flight for wearing a red thong on his face instead of a face mask and compared himself to civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks

Adam Jenne, 38, was seen in videos wearing a red thong on his face in place of a regular face covering. United Airlines removed Jenne from his flight, citing non-compliance with the federal mask mandate.Screengrab/Twitter A man was removed from a United Airlines flight for trying to pass underwear off as a face mask. Adam […]

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Japan to halt all new entries from abroad next week

Japan will halt all new non-resident foreign arrivals coming from overseas from Monday until late January, Tokyo said Saturday, as the country reported its first cases of a new strain of the coronavirus. Japan currently restricts entry for foreigners from most countries over fears of the virus, requiring all visitors to undergo mandatory quarantine upon […]

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U.S. coronavirus vaccination drive heads to nursing homes

The U.S. government and two of the nation’s largest pharmacy chains on Monday began a nationwide campaign to vaccinate nursing home residents against COVID-19, a week after the first vaccines authorized in the country went to healthcare workers. The program led by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and CVS Health Corp is the latest effort to […]

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South Korea students sit college exam behind plastic barriers and in hospitals due to coronavirus

Nearly half a million South Korean students nervously began a hyper-competitive university entrance exam on Thursday, with COVID-19 students taking the exam in hospital and others separated by transparent barriers. South Korea is battling a third wave of coronavirus infections, forcing authorities to take strict steps to ensure all students could safely take the test, […]

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U.S. braces for post-Thanksgiving coronavirus surge

After a Thanksgiving weekend when the number of people traveling through U.S. airports reached its highest since mid-March, a top government official said on Monday some Americans could begin receiving coronavirus vaccinations before Christmas. U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar said Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine could be authorized and shipped within days of a Dec. 10 […]

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Rome airport to allow passengers from the US to skip quarantine

Rome’s Fiumicino airport plans to welcome passengers from the US without requiring them to quarantine, as long as they test negative for the novel coronavirus multiple times. Fiumicino says it will be the first airport in Europe to offer the “COVID-tested flights,” creating what it calls “safe air corridors” between Italy and the US. It […]

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TUC opposes move against concession of airports

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), has kicked against the planned concession of the nation’s four major airports. The union argued that Nigerians had toiled day and night to contribute their quota to the growth of the aviation industry and the country at large, adding that concessions four major airports was uncalled for.  President and […]

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BREAKING: Buhari govt announces reopening of all domestic airports

The Nigerian government on Monday announced the reopening of all domestic airports in the country. By this announcement, local flight operations would fully resume across the country. This was disclosed by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, during the daily briefing of the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja. More to come.

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Nigeria to bar flights from countries that block Nigerians

Nigeria to bar flights from countries that block Nigerians: Minister

Nigeria will bar entry to nationals of countries that do not allow Nigerians to enter amid the new coronavirus pandemic, the aviation minister said on Friday. Nigeria is preparing to re-open its airports to international flights on Aug. 29, for the first time since March, and is developing the rules and protocols to enable the […]

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