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A passenger is seen at the South African Airways (SAA) customer desk, after SAA announced that it would immediately suspend all intercontinental flights until May 31 in response to a government travel ban aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

South African Airways to suspend all domestic flights as lockdown looms

South African Airways (SAA) said on Tuesday it will suspend all its domestic flights from Friday until April 16 in support of a national lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

Aero Contractors suspends flight operations for two weeks

The airline company made this decision know through a memo issued by its Commercial Manager, Mr Rogers Cookey to the staff. He, however, noted that the airline will operate scheduled flights as usual till midnight on Wednesday, March 25.

Nigerian Ports Authority orders workers to stay at home

The management of the Nigerian Ports Authority has directed workers in some of its departments and divisions to stay at home for 14 days as part of measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

Sick passenger on Air Peace flight causes coronavirus panic in Kano

A video clip of a sick passenger on an Air Peace flight from Lagos that landed at the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, on Tuesday caused fear of a COVID-19 spread in the city.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

Ministry makes clarifications on international flights’ restriction

As Nigeria joins the world in efforts to contain the spread of the deadly Coronavirus, the Federal Ministry of Aviation has made clarifications on the restriction of international flights to Nigeria, James Odaudu, Director Public Affairs in the Ministry stated this in a statement.
The Standard Organization of Nigeria has presented the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) certification to Innoson Vehicles Manufacturing company.

Innoson: We’re ready to produce ventilators, other medical equipment

Nigerian auto manufacturer Innoson said on Monday that it was ready to convert its assembly lines to start producing critical medical equipment that may be in short supply as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic.
Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport is an airport serving Kano, the capital city of Kano State of Nigeria

Kano debunks suspected virus case at airport

Co-Chair, Kano State Task Force on COVID-19, Prof. Abdul Razak Habib, has debunked a suspected case of COVID-19 in Kano on Tuesday morning at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, (MAKIA).
Ford Motor Co said on Monday it has decided to temporarily halt vehicle and engine production at its factories in India, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam in response to the growing impact of the coronavirus.

Ford decides to halt production in India, South Africa on coronavirus impact

Ford Motor Co said on Monday it has decided to temporarily halt vehicle and engine production at its factories in India, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam in response to the growing impact of the coronavirus.
The Institute of Tourism Professionals of Nigeria (ITPN) and the Main Organising Committee (MOC) of the National Tourism Transportation Summit (ITTS) on Monday announced the postponement of the 3rd edition of the summit.

National tourism transportation summit postponed

The Institute of Tourism Professionals of Nigeria (ITPN) and the Main Organising Committee (MOC) of the National Tourism Transportation Summit (ITTS) on Monday announced the postponement of the 3rd edition of the summit.

Aviation Union warns companies against unilateral actions, seeks partnership

One of the leading unions in the Nigerian aviation industry, the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), has warned aviation companies against taking unilateral decisions that may negatively affect workers in the sector, as Covid-19 ravages world’s economies.

Turkish Airlines reschedules Nigeria flights ahead of airport shutdown

Following the announcement of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority to shut down international airports in Lagos and Abuja for all flights, starting from Monday, 23rd March 23, Turkish Airlines, Sunday, said it would reschedule its flights for Tuesday, March 24 to Monday, March 23.
President Buhari commissions New Terminal Building of Abuja International Airport on 20th December 2018-9

Passengers to undergo rigorous screening at Lagos, Abuja airports

The shutting down of Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja to scheduled international flights will take effect Monday March 23, 2020.
Dubai-based mega carrier, Emirates Airlines, has stopped flight operations to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos until the airport’s Instrument Landing System (ILS) is fixed.

Emirates to suspend passenger flights from March 25

“Today we made the decision to temporarily suspend all passenger flights by 25 March 2020,” the airline said on Twitter.
An Ethiopian Airlines worker transports a consignment of medical donation from Chinese billionaire Jack Ma and Alibaba Foundation to Africa for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing, upon arrival at the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 22, 2020. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Coronavirus medical supplies donated by Alibaba co-founder arrive in Ethiopia

The first batch of protective and medical equipment donated by Chinese billionaire and Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma was flown into the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Sunday, as coronavirus cases in Africa rose above 1,100.

Nigeria asks BA, KLM passengers to report over exposure to confirmed coronavirus cases

Nigeria has asked passengers on two international flights that came into the country to report themselves to the authorities, having been exposed to confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Nigerian Railway Corporation has said its suspended Lagos-Ogun mass transit train service would resume operations on Thursday.

NRC makes U-turn, says normal train services continues

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says all train services will continue contrary to its earlier announcement of suspension of services as part of measures to contain spread of COVID-19.

Nigeria bans all international flights

Nigeria has finally suspended all international flights into the country shortly after confirmed cases of coronavirus almost doubled on Saturday.
The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday commissioned a multibillion dollars investment project in Alaro City, Lekki Free Trade Zone.

Railway project: Lagos closes Ilupeju, Ogunmokun crossing

In line with the Nigerian Railway Modernization Project (Lagos-Ibadan Section) with extension to Lagos Port at Apapa, the Lagos State Government will be closing down Ilupeju and Ogunmokun Level Crossing for the laying of tracks on the right side along the level crossings of the aforementioned.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police confirm death of 22 in Sokoto bandits’ attack, foil ambush

The Police in Sokoto on Thursday confirmed the death of 22 villagers in the state following sporadic shooting by suspected bandits in Gangara community.
The Cross River Commissioner for health, Dr Betta Edu has restated the state’s preparedness to tackle Coronavirus if it eventually gets to the state.

Cross River suspected coronavirus case tests negative

Confirming the report to newsmen on phone Thursday night, Edu said the case from UCTH that went viral on the various social platform came out negative.

President Buhari’s daughter rejoins family after self-isolation

The daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari who went on self-isolation after returning from the United Kingdom, UK, two weeks ago has rejoined the family.
Nigeria has confirmed 12 new casesof coronavirus with total number of cases in the country rising to 151.

Coronavirus hits 51 of 55 nations of Africa

Malawi recorded three cases, on Thursday, as the number of cases in Africa struck 6,940 with 278 deaths and 567 recoveries as of 8.30p.m.

WHO concerned as coronavirus accelerates in Africa

With more than 6,000 COVID-19 cases reported in Africa, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent.