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US internet satellite service offers to sell stake to Russia

U.S. satellite start-up OneWeb has offered to sell a minority stake to Russia, a move it hopes will allay Moscow’s concerns about the company’s plan to create a worldwide internet network using satellites, three sources familiar with the matter said.
VietJet A321

Six injured as plane loses wheels on landing

Six people were injured after the wheels of a recently delivered Vietjet Airbus plane flew off as the aircraft made a rough landing in central Vietnam, officials said on Friday.

Ethiopian Airlines steps up hunt for African connections

Ethiopian Airlines is accelerating its strategy of weaving a patchwork of new African routes to soak up traffic on the continent and fly customers towards its more lucrative flights to rapidly expanding Asian markets.
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.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to stop using their HRH titles (His-Her Royal Highness) and repay millions of pounds spent renovating their Berkshire home, the couple have announced.

Harry, Meghan threaten legal action over photos of duchess

Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have issued a legal warning over photographs of the duchess walking her dogs in Canada, British media reported on Tuesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari condemns terrorist killing of CAN chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has strongly condemned the terrorist killing of Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa state, describing it as cruel, inhuman and deliberately provocative, his spokesman, Garba Shehu, his spokesman said.

Governor Ortom’s victory at Supreme Court, true reflection of Benue electorate’s decision – ex-minister

Former Minister of State, Education and Chairman Benue State Civil Service Commission, Professor Jerry Agada, has described Governor Samuel Ortom’s victory at the Supreme Court as a true reflection of Benue electorates’ decision at the last general elections.
Nnia Nwodo

Imo guber: Ohanaeze disowns Uche Okwukwu

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has disowned reports credited to its suspended National Secretary, Bar Uche Okwukwu, noting that it has no opinion on the ranging controversy over Supreme Court judgment on the 2019 governorship election in Imo state.
Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Governor Matawalle: My decision to build new government house, airport final

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has said his decision to build a new Government House as well as an airport is final, no matter the criticism from his political opponents.