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German Court Okays Etihad, Air Berlin Codeshare Agreement

The German appeals court in Lueneburg, Germany has overturned an earlier decision and allowed the continuation for 26 of 31 requested codeshare flights to continue for the entire winter schedule for Air Berlin and United Arab Emirates (UAE) based Etihad Airways. Etihad Airways has a stake in the German carrier Air Berlin The court definitively […]


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Budget: We Have Resolved To Consider Only The Version Presented By President——-Saraki

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has stated that the Senate will only accept the version of the 2016 budget that was presented by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the December 22, 2015 Joint Session of the National Assembly(NASS) He said this shortly after the Senate Ad hoc Committee constituted to investigate the alleged […]


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Africa Tourism Generated $43.6b Revenue In 2014—AfDB

…Received 65.3m Int’l Tourists …Says Nigeria ,Others Greatest Beneficiaries Of Hotel Expansion The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said that tourism in Africa generated $43.6 billion revenue and received a total of 65.3 million international tourists in 2014. This is just as the report disclosed that Nigeria, Egypt and Morocco are the greatest beneficiaries from […]


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States Can Explore Solid Minerals In Their Area If –Fayemi

Mines and Steel Development Minister, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has disclosed that the 36 states in Nigeria can now explore mineral deposits in their domains, provided the exploration does not interfere with locations already given to other stakeholders. Fayemi said this when he received the Lagos State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Wale Oluwo, […]


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Arsenal Offer £6m For Nwakali, Chukwueze

English Premier League side, Arsenal, has offered a total of £6million for Nigerian youngsters, Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Chukwueze. The youngsters, who shone at last year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile in November, are expected with their guardians and academy officials in London this month to complete the transfer to the London Gunners, africanFootball.com […]


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Ahead ICAO Audit: NAMA Spearheads Collaborative Action On Runway Safety

Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) is to  organise a two-day workshop targeted at improving safety of air navigation within the runway and associated airside facilities at the airports. Speaking on the coming event, the Managing Director of NAMA, Engr. Ibrahim Abdulsalam noted that the workshop is expected to eventually “culminate into the inauguration of runway […]


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FEC Approves Lagos Request For $200m Loan

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved $200 million loan for Lagos State government to complete some ongoing critical projects in the state. The FEC meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, approved the loan which would be sourced from the World Bank. The approval OF $200 million […]


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FAAN Begins Process To Construct New, Befitting Corporate Headquarters

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), said it has commenced the process of the constructing of a new, befitting corporate headquarters. The initiative is coming some days after the Minister of Transport, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi on his first visit to the corporate headquarters of FAAN directed that the authority commence the procedure for the […]


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NCAA May Scrap Consumer Protection Directorate

…I am Not Aware Of This –Adurogboye The Directorate of Consumer Protection, a department under the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), may be scrapped soonest if feelers reaching AbelNews is anything to go by. AbelNews gathered that the directorate may be scrapped and merged with the department of Airport Operations if the Federal Government gives […]


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Etihad Airways Carried 17.4 m Passengers In 2015

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, delivered solid operational performance in 2015 by achieving continued growth in passenger and cargo volumes. The airline carried 17.4 million passengers last year, a significant increase of 17 per cent over 2014 levels and operated 97,400 flights which covered 467 million kilometres. The growth in […]