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Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika

Hadi Sirika: Nigeria Air project awaiting FEC approval, needs $300 million

The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, says the Nigeria Air project is currently at the procurement stage, and awaiting the approval of the Federal Executive Council.
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika

Federal government explains temporary suspension of national carrier

The federal government Thursday explained that the national carrier, which was earlier billed to kick off in December was suspended temporarily because the process to actualise it was delayed.
Iran Oil and Gas

US Iran sanctions move hits European companies

US President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran and reimpose a raft of sanctions puts European businesses on the spot.
NASA

Airbus delivers powerhouse for NASA’s Orion spacecraft

Europe’s Airbus on Friday delivered the “powerhouse” for NASA’s new Orion Spaceship that will take astronauts to the Moon and beyond in coming years.
Singapore Airlines to reclaim world's longest airline route: On October 11, 2018, Singapore Airlines new Airbus A350-900ULR will go into service between Singapore and New York. The 19-hour trip will become the world's longest non-stop flight route. Airbus

Passengers ready for World’s longest flight

Passengers, some excited and others apprehensive, were getting ready to board the world’s longest commercial flight on Thursday — a marathon 19 hours in the air between Singapore and New York.
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika

Hadi Sirika: Nigeria Air didn’t lack investors

The minister’s comment contradicts that of Lai Mohammed, his information counterpart, who had told reporters on Monday that investors who were supposed to partner with the government on the project were no longer forthcoming.
Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s trade beef with China may backfire on meat

A key objective of President Donald Trump’s trade war is to pressure Beijing to “buy American”, but when it comes to millions of dollars of US meat imports, China may simply take its business elsewhere.
Nigeria Air

Nigeria national flag carrier plan gets mixed reaction

Nigeria chose one of the world's top international airshows to unveil its plans for a new national flag carrier, with a glitzy launch aimed at attracting foreign investors.
England's Farnborough Airshow

Farnborough airshow announces $192 billion in orders

England's Farnborough airshow this week saw deals worth $192 billion (164 billion euros), a jump of more than 50 percent compared to 2016, in a sign of "confidence in global trade", organisers said Saturday.

Federal government begins negotiation for acquisition of aircraft for national carrier

Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, announced Tuesday that government has started negotiation for the acquisition of aircraft that would be used to run the planned national carrier.

Federal government to unveil logo, name of new national airline Wednesday

The Nigerian government will unveil the name and logo of the new national airline on Wednesday.
French President Emmanuel Macron (up L) and Chief of the Defence Staff of the French Army General Francois Lecointre (up R) and the French Republican Guard take part in the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2018. Eric FEFERBERG / AFP

France marks Bastille Day with major military parade

Fighter jets streaked over Paris on Saturday as part of a massive military parade in a "demonstration of controlled force" on France's national day, due to be followed by a street party if "Les Bleus" win the World Cup.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has secured approval from her cabinet to negotiate a business-friendly deal to leave the European Union, but drew anger from hardline 'Brexiteers' and members of the opposition over her strategy to leave the bloc

Theresa May secures backing from cabinet for ‘soft Brexit’

British Prime Minister Theresa May has secured approval from her cabinet to negotiate "a business-friendly" deal to leave the European Union, but drew anger from hardline 'Brexiteers' and members of the opposition over her strategy to leave the bloc.
Facebook Aquila Project

Facebook halts production of drones for internet delivery

Facebook is ending a program launched in 2014 to build a fleet of drones that could deliver internet to underserved areas of the world.

Liverpool mayor ‘working hard’ to get stranded fans to Kiev

Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson said Friday he was “working really hard” to help football fans who face missing the Champions League final against Real Madrid in Kiev due to a flights fiasco.

Iran seeks ‘clear future design’ for imperilled nuclear deal

Iran's foreign minister has has held talks in China as he began a diplomatic tour with the remaining signatories of a multinational nuclear deal following the recent US withdrawal from the landmark 2015 pact.

UAE says Qatari jets came too close to passenger flight

The United Arab Emirates said on Sunday that Qatari fighter jets narrowly avoided a UAE passenger flight over neighbouring Bahrain, the latest in a series of such claims.

Larry Page’s flying taxis approach regulatory approval in New Zealand

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern is set to announce a new agreement with a company financed by Google co-Founder Larry Page to test autonomous air taxis for official certification in the country, reports The New York Times.

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China’s yuan sinks to weakest in 11 years amid trade tension

China’s currency slid on Monday to its weakest point in more than 11 years as concerns over the US trade war and the potential for global recession weighed on markets.
Arsene Wenger says Manchester United have a big job to do as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to bolster his squad this summer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts to Manchester United defeat against Palace

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reacted to the 2-1 shock defeat against Crystal Palace on Saturday at the Old Trafford.
Seyi Makinde

My mother, aunt warned me against politics – Oyo governor

Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has called on men and women of integrity not to shy away from participating in politics, saying that is the only way to sanitise the system.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 23, 2019 US President Donald Trump addresses the Turning Point USA’s Teen Student Action Summit 2019 in Washington, DC,. – President Donald Trump suggested dropping nuclear bombs on hurricanes before they made landfall in the United States, Axios reported on August 25, 2019. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

Report: Donald Trump suggested nuking hurricanes

US President Donald Trump suggested dropping nuclear bombs on hurricanes before they made landfall in the United States, Axios reported Sunday.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

EFCC traces Atiku Abubakar’s ‘laundered’ money to ex-President Obasanjo library

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has extended its investigation of the laundered 150 million euros cash-for-poll by associates of former vice-president Atiku Abubakar to Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library.