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FG okays domestic flights from June 21

  With effect from June 21, domestic flights will begin across the country, the Federal Government said on Monday. Currently, the 23 airports are unferdoing decontamination. The airports and airspace were shut in March as part of efforts to contain the...

British Airways set to sack all flight attendants, then rehire up to 75% of them at reduced pay

British Airways is reportedly preparing to fire all its flight attendants, then rehire up to 75% of them at dramatically reduced pay.   " On 15th June, I will be made redundant from the job I love after 15 years of...

Post-COVID-19 lockdown: Airlines to raise fares by 45 per cent — FAAN

                A 45 percent increase in air fares will be charged by airlines when flight operations resume at the nation's airports, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has disclosed. FAAN said the International Air Transport Association ( IATA) has already notified...

German government to control 20% of Lufthansa airlines in exchange for €9 billion bailout

The German government agreed to a €9 billion deal on Monday to save flag carrier Lufthansa, turning the German government into the single largest shareholder in Europe’s second-largest airline as it looks to restart flights next month following weeks...

Exposed: How Qatar Airways risked lives of flight attendants for coronavirus PR stunt

  For a carrier that prides itself on the “five-star airline rating” granted by the ranking site Skytrax, Qatar Airways has surprised the global airline industry during the coronavirus crisis by flying headlong into a PR disaster. At a time when...

COVID-19: FG arrests, quarantines pilots of seized Flairjet British aircraft

  Lockdown hits Nigerian aviation sector hard, govt agencies can’t pay salaries   For violating the no-flight order amid COVID-19, the Federal Government has arrested and quarantined the pilots of an aircraft owned by a British company which contravened the lockdown.   “We are...

Emirates airline set to resume flights to nine destinations on May 21

    Emirates airline Friday announced commencement of scheduled flight services from May 21 to nine destinations. These include London, Chicago, Paris, Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne, Milan, Madrid and Frankfurt The Gulf airline said it has initiated a stringent safety programme to ensure aircraft...

FAAN, NAMA, others get marching orders to relocate to Abuja

  A marching order has been given to all aviation agencies operating in Lagos airport to relocate their headquarters to Abuja within 45 days. The order, according to the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, is aimed at cutting cost of...

Revealed: How pilot error nearly crashes Emirates jumbo A380 into Russian town

An investigative report released recently by the United Arab Emirate government has revealed an Emirates A380 was seconds from crashing into a Moscow suburb after pilots failed to realize they were only 500 feet from the ground. The investigation laid...

COVID-19 Lockdown: FG denies five governors, others approval to fly

    …PTF begins distribution of medical supplies to states   …currently in Kano to monitor situation     In a bid to enforce the COVID-19 lockdown, the Federal Government says requests by five governors and some elite to fly out of their states had been denied.   It...
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  Barely a week after a female university student was gang-raped and murdered in Benin City, Edo State, another student...
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Hunger Games – The Socioeconomic Divide and the Response to Disease Outbreaks

  By Dr Adaeze Oreh   The global count of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has since passed the six million mark, close to half a million families...

Looking beyond COVID-19: Developing Nigeria’s healthcare system

  By Daniel Obaseki The current COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm and shaken the health systems worldwide. Nations that apparently had advanced and...

After self-isolation, Abia Gov. Ikpeazu says test negative for COVID-19

        After some days in self-isolation for being unwell, Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State says he has tested negative for COVID-19.   The governor also said...

COVID-19: FG lists guidelines for reopening of churches, mosques

    guidelines are baseline for states, free to introduce other conditions Ahead of the reopening of churches and mosques nationwide, the Federal Government on Tuesday released...