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Singapore, on Tuesday announced its 2020 budget, pledging 5.6 billion Singapore dollars (or 4.02 billion U.S. dollars) to assist businesses and households affected financially by the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: Singapore to spend over $4 billion

Singapore, on Tuesday announced its 2020 budget, pledging 5.6 billion Singapore dollars (or 4.02 billion U.S. dollars) to assist businesses and households affected financially by the coronavirus outbreak.
The flight diversions was a blessing to the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Ghana.

Foreign airlines dump Nigeria passengers in Ghana airport

More than 1,500 Nigerians have been stranded in Kotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana after they were dumped there by British Airways, BA, Delta Air, and other foreign airlines. Their flights were diverted by these foreign airlines to Ghana due to the inclement weather in Lagos and poor visibility at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
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 halts flights to Lagos, hundreds stranded in Ghana

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.
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.

Lagos-bound passengers stranded in Ghana, Senegal

Hundreds of Lagos-bound passengers are said to be stranded in Accra, Ghana, Dakar, Senegal and Cotonou, Benin Republic as poor visibility continued at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
A Caspian Airlines plane skid off the runway onto a highway on landing at an airport in southwestern Iran on Monday but all passengers were evacuated without injury, Iranian state media reported.

135 passengers escape death in another plane accident in Iran

A Caspian Airlines plane skid off the runway onto a highway on landing at an airport in southwestern Iran on Monday but all passengers were evacuated without injury, Iranian state media reported.
Ukraine International Airlines President Yevhenii Dykhne on Saturday said he never doubted that the airline had not caused the crash of its passenger plane in Iran.

Ukraine airline chief says he never believed airline caused Iran crash — video

Ukraine International Airlines President Yevhenii Dykhne on Saturday said he never doubted that the airline had not caused the crash of its passenger plane in Iran.
Global airline titan IAG on Thursday said its chief executive Willie Walsh had quit, after a long stint that saw him oversee the group’s creation and rapid expansion, and would be replaced by Luis Gallego, head of Spanish division Iberia.

Willie Walsh quits as British Airways chief

Global airline titan IAG on Thursday said its chief executive Willie Walsh had quit, after a long stint that saw him oversee the group’s creation and rapid expansion, and would be replaced by Luis Gallego, head of Spanish division Iberia.
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African freight carriers post fastest growth

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs), decreased by 1.1 per cent in November, last year, compared to the same period in 2018.
US aviation regulator FAA said 'heightened military activities and increased political tensions in the Middle East ... present an inadvertent risk to US civil aviation operations' [Simon Dawson-Bloomberg]

Airlines re-route flights away from Iraq, Iran airspace

Several major airlines said on Wednesday that they are re-routing flights to avoid airspace over Iraq and Iran after the Federal Aviation Administration banned US carriers from the area following an Iranian missile attack on US-led forces in Iraq.
The development comes hours after the al-Qaida allied terrorist group, al-Shabab launched a daring attack on the airfield which is used by American and Kenyan forces in Lamu County.

Kenya closes airstrip after al-Shabab attack

The development comes hours after the al-Qaida allied terrorist group, al-Shabab launched a daring attack on the airfield which is used by American and Kenyan forces in Lamu County.
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Airlines seek ownership of airports

A group African Airlines Association (AAA) has called on African governments to develop a policy that would enable their airlines to own airports in their countries or vice versa in order to reduce losses.
AMCON chief Ahmed Kuru

AMCON: Why airlines fail in Nigeria

Many airlines have failed in Nigeria because of a myriad of unethical business conduct, including greed and financial rascality by their owners, the managing director of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Ahmed Kuru, has said.

EFCC quizzes Air Peace chief over ‘$44.9 million wire deals’

As part of the ongoing probe of alleged $44.9 million wire deals, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has interrogated the Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Ifechukwu Onyema.

EFCC special panel to investigate Air Peace chief over $44.9 million wire deals

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has waded into the $44.9 million wire fraud and money laundering case against Air Peace Chief Executive Allen Ifechukwu Athan Onyema hours after his indictment in the United States (US).
The biennial Dubai Airshow opened Sunday as major Gulf airlines rein back big-ticket purchases after a staggering $140 billion in new orders were announced at the 2013 show before global oil prices collapsed.

Dubai airshow opens as big Gulf Airlines slow down purchases

The biennial Dubai Airshow opened Sunday as major Gulf airlines rein back big-ticket purchases after a staggering $140 billion in new orders were announced at the 2013 show before global oil prices collapsed.
Carlos Alberto Munoz-Moyano, 40, Maria Isabel Wilson Ossandon, 48, Maria Beatriz Pasten-Cuzmar, 55, and Miaria Delpilar Roman-Strick, 55, were arrested Tuesday at Miami International Airport, NBC Miami reported.

Four American flight attendants arrested for money laundering

Four American Airlines flight attendants are facing money laundering charges after they were allegedly found carrying $33,000 ($22,671 USD) in cash into the US from a flight that departed from Chile.
Cabo Verde Airlines

Cabo Verde airline launches in Nigeria

Cabo Verde Airline, the national carrier of the Cape Verde Islands, will commence direct flights from Lagos, Nigeria to Cape Verde on December 9, 2019.
An attorney representing families of passengers killed in a Boeing Co 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia said on Friday he will seek sworn evidence from a Boeing engineer who claims the company rejected a proposed safety upgrade to the 737 MAX because it was too costly.

Boeing crash victims’ lawyer to seek testimony from 737 MAX whistleblower

An attorney representing families of passengers killed in a Boeing Co 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia said on Friday he will seek sworn evidence from a Boeing engineer who claims the company rejected a proposed safety upgrade to the 737 MAX because it was too costly.

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Justin Fashanu was on Wednesday inducted into the National Football Museum’s Hall of Fame.

Justin Fashanu deserved Hall of Fame induction – Amal Fashanu

Born of a Nigerian father and a mother from Guyana, Fashanu was Britain’s first £1m black footballer and won the BBC’s Goal of the Season award for his memorable volley against Liverpool in February 1980.

US opposes Nigeria’s plan to hand Abacha loot to Kebbi governor

The United States is opposing plans by Nigeria to give $100 million from loots recovered from former Nigeria military dictator Sani Abacha to Kebbi State governor Atiku Bagudu.
Justice Edward Asante, President of the ECOWAS Court of Justice, has underscored need for establishment of legal system to assist Ivoirians approach court for protection of their human right.

ECOWAS Court chief advocates legal system to guarantee Ivoirians of rights protection

Justice Edward Asante, President of the ECOWAS Court of Justice, has underscored need for establishment of legal system to assist Ivoirians approach court for protection of their human right.
An Abuja Area Court, on Wednesday, ordered the Department of State Security to investigate the allegation of forgery of a National Youth Service Corps certificate leveled against the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.

Court orders DSS to probe Bayelsa deputy governor for ‘certificate forgery’

An Abuja Area Court, on Wednesday, ordered the Department of State Security to investigate the allegation of forgery of a National Youth Service Corps certificate leveled against the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.
Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is expected on Friday to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife, who was gunned down two days before his inauguration in 2017, police said Thursday.

Lesotho premier fails to appear in court to face murder charge

The prime minister of Lesotho, Thomas Thabane, on Friday failed to appear in court, where he was expected to face charges of murder, attempted murder and malicious damage to property.