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NAMA’s E-Flight Clearance Receives Ministerial Commendation

The Minister of Transportation, Hon. Chibuike Amaechi has lauded the ingenuity behind the e-Flight Clearance web portal, developed by the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) in conjunction with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), as a web based solution to the strenuous system of manually processing aircraft over flight and landing permit by non-scheduled aircraft […]


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Etihad Airways Partners Cognizant To Drive Digital Transformation

Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates(UAE)  national carrier and Cognizant, a provider of information technology, consulting and business process outsourcing services, has signed a strategic agreement to drive digital transformation across the airline and its equity partners. The Airline stated that under the three-year, multi-million dollar deal, Cognizant would help Etihad Airways define its digital […]


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Court Of Appeal Nullifies Akwa-Ibom House Speaker’s Election

Appeal Court sitting in Abuja has nullified the election of the Speaker of Akwa-Ibom House of Assembly, Mr Aniekan Uko, over failure to comply with provisions of the Electoral Act. The court panel of three judges presided over by Justice Moshood Oredola-Abdulrahman, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct fresh election in Ibesikpo-Asutan […]


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Dasuki Gate: Buhari Denies Receiving $300,000 From Jonathan

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that he did not collect $300,000 and five armoured sports utility cars from the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) contrary to speculation. The President’s denial is coming on the heels of allegation alleging that the President collected the said amount from the NSA’s office […]


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Starwood Hotels Names Mangas New CEO

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide has announced that Thomas Mangas, currently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has been named Chief Executive Officer, effective December 31, 2015. According to the global hospitality brand, the appointment follows the resignation of Adam Aron, who is leaving Starwood at the end of the month to become Chief […]


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AIB Asks For Equipment, Sophisticated Tools, As Ministers Visit

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has said that the agency requires hi-tech equipment and other sophisticated tools, as they will help the accident investigation body to carry out its job. The Chief Executive Officer of the agency, Dr Felix Abali said this while receiving the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and the Aviation Minister (state), […]


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NDLEA Arrests South African, 2 Others At Abuja Airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA),at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, has arrested a South African Sipho Mitshali and two Nigerians Ifeagwu Osita and Obiabumuo Augustine Ikechukwu for allegedly being in possession of 18.2kgs of drugs valued at N163 million . The Acting Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency […]


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Electronic Clearance Of Flights Will Save Time, Money —Amaechi

… Lauds NCAA, NAMA Over Feat Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has commended the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) for the introduction of the e-clearance solution for the clearance of aircraft, which he said would save time and make the process seamless. The Transport Minister in company of […]


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Probe Of N35b Seized Drugs, Assets By Reps A Blessing — NDLEA

The planned probe of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) by the House of Representatives has been described as a blessing by the agency. This is because the said amount represents the estimated value of seized drugs by the agency and not physical cash, adding that such seized drugs are regularly destroyed publicly in […]


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Amaechi Approves Commencement Of Port Harcourt–Aba Mass Transit Train Service

Transport Minister, Hon. Rotimi Ameachi, has approved the immediate commencement of the Mass Transit Train Service between Port Harcourt and Aba as part of the positive change in the transportation sector the ministry wants to achieve under the present administration. He described train services in different parts of Nigeria as ones that need urgent improvement, […]