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These are among the latest tough measures taken by the government to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus since President Samia Suluhu Hassan took office in March.

Tanzania stops flights to and from India amid coronavirus surge

Tanzania has suspended flights to and from India amid the COVID-19 surge in the Southeast Asian nation, the country's health ministry said, the latest sign of its increasingly active approach to tackling the pandemic under its new president.
Senator Victor Umeh

Anambra election: Senator Umeh backs Chukwuma Soludo

Sen.Victor Umeh, former National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has given his backing to governorship aspiration of Prof Charles Soludo, former Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN), governor.

Arik Air reinstates flights to Maiduguri

Arik Air management says it has reintroduced flights from Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Abuja, to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital with effect from May 10.

Ibom Air, Dana Airline seal interline agreement

After so many years of pushing by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Nigerian carriers Dana Air and Ibom Air yesterday reached agreement on the first interline/codeshare deal between both domestic airlines.
The House of Representatives Thursday urged the Federal Government to name Akure Airport after the late former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Agagu.

House urges federal government to name Akure Airport after Segun Agagu

The House of Representatives Thursday urged the Federal Government to name Akure Airport after the late former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Agagu.The House of Representatives Thursday urged the Federal Government to name Akure Airport after the late former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Agagu.
Chanchangi Airlines

Chanchangi Airline plans return, gets licence

Chanchangi, one of the popular airlines in Nigeria, which was rested few years ago, is planning to return to the skies.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Google adding coronavirus-related information to searches for travel

Google has unveiled new tools to help people planning their first post-vaccination vacations, as COVID-19 restrictions and requirements still vary widely among domestic and international travel destinations.
FILE PHOTO: A general view of the Legislative Council meeting debating a Beijing-backed electoral reform in Hong Kong, China, June 18, 2015. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Hong Kong passes immigration bill, raising alarm over ‘exit bans’

Hong Kong’s legislature passed on Wednesday a controversial immigration bill, which lawyers, diplomats and right groups fear will give authorities unlimited powers to prevent residents and others from entering or leaving the Chinese-ruled city.
A Boeing 737 Max. An Air Canada 737-8 Max has been forced to land in Tucson after the air crew diverted the Arizona-to-Montreal flight because of an engine issue. Silvio Avila-AFP-Getty Images

Nigerian government urged to suspend international flights to prevent coronavirus third wave

The President of the Academy of Medicine Specialties of Nigeria, Professor Oladapo Ashiru, has advised the Federal Government to shut the country’s international airports for at least two weeks, in order to avert a third wave of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.
An Airbus A380-800 passenger plane of the Emirates Airlines at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Mikhail Tereshchenko - TASS - Getty Images

Nigerian government set to lift suspension on Emirates flights

Musa Nuhu, director-general of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), spoke on Monday during the briefing of the presidential steering committee (PSC) on COVID-19 in Abuja.
FILE PHOTO: A man pulls his luggage past baggage carts at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada February 20, 2021. REUTERS/Kyaw Soe Oo

Canadians avoiding hotel quarantines for air travellers fuel taxi boom on U.S. border

U.S. taxi and limousine services are seeing a boom in business from customers seeking to enter Canada by land to avoid a restriction on international travel that applies only to air traffic.
Patients are seen inside an ambulance while waiting to enter a COVID-19 hospital for treatment, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ahmedabad, India, April 22, 2021. REUTERS-Amit Dave

India’s hospitals report dire oxygen shortage as coronavirus cases spiral

India on Friday logged over 332,730 new COVID-19 infections, the highest-ever daily infection worldwide.
Newest entrant into Nigeria’s aviation industry, United Nigeria Airlines, has recorded about 25,000 passengers within four weeks of commencing operations on the local routes.

United Nigeria Airlines commences scheduled flights to Port Harcourt

An official statement issued Tuesday, by the airline signed by the Head, Corporate Communications, Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu stated that the inaugural flight to Port Harcourt will depart the Murtala Mohammed Airport (MM2) in Ikeja, Lagos state at 1.30pm.
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Methodist Church urges Nigerian government to step up anti-terrorism strategy

The Methodist Church of Nigeria, Diocese of Uyo, has urged the Federal Government to ramp up the country’s security machinery to check terrorism and insurgency in Nigeria.

Libyan, Egyptian premiers discuss boosting bilateral cooperation

Libya’s Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah met with visiting Egyptian counterpart Mostafa Madbouly on Tuesday to discuss boosting bilateral cooperation.

Arik Air resumes direct flights from Lagos to Kano

The Management of Arik Air says it is resuming direct flights from the nation’s commercial capital, Lagos, to the ancient city of Kano effective from April 27, 2021.
Chanchangi Airlines

Chanchangi braces up to resume flight operations

The Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt Musa Nuhu, who disclosed the plan Friday said the Kaduna based airline is preparing a comeback.
At least eight people were dead after a shooting at the FedEx Ground Plainfield Operations Centre in Indianapolis, Indiana, late on Thursday, according to police.

Eight killed in mass shooting at Indianapolis FedEx facility

At least eight people were dead after a shooting at the FedEx Ground Plainfield Operations Centre in Indianapolis, Indiana, late on Thursday, according to police.
Newest entrant into Nigeria’s aviation industry, United Nigeria Airlines, has recorded about 25,000 passengers within four weeks of commencing operations on the local routes.

United Nigeria Airlines ferries 25,000 passengers in 8 weeks

Newest entrant into Nigeria’s aviation industry, United Nigeria Airlines, has recorded about 25,000 passengers within four weeks of commencing operations on the local routes.
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 airport records over a million passengers in Q1

Over 1 million passengers were processed by the managers of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos between January and March this year.
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’s 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jetliners again

Boeing announced a new problem with the troubled 737 Max — this time, the issue is with its electrical system.
Kano State business community has urged the Federal Government to resume international flights at the Aminu Kano International Airport in order to ease their business activities.

Kano airport resumes international flights

The Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) has resumed international flights, one year after they were suspended over COVID-19 concerns.

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Liberia's President George Weah speaks during a news conference at Presidential palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon

CAF, FIFA confer Liberia’s president with ambassador of inter-school project

In continuation of a three-nation tour by Dr. Patrice Motsepe, President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), which newsmen reported on recently, a joint CAF and FIFA delegation arrived in Liberia on Thursday, to hold meetings in Monrovia with the Liberian Football Association and government officials.

Iker Casillas suffers new ‘heart attack’

Legendary Real Madrid and Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas has suffered a new suspected heart attack that landed him in the emergency room.

NCC: 5G will positively impact Nigeria’s digital economy

The Chairman, Board of Commissioners of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Adeolu Akande, has stated that the full deployment of 5G technology in the country would have positive impact on Nigeria’s digital economy.
Malawi will destroy over 16 000 expired coronavirus vaccines donated to the impoverished country by the African Union three weeks before their use-by-date, a health official said on Wednesday.

Nigeria: Over 1.2 million vaccinated against coronavirus in two months

Nigeria has vaccinated 1,266,742 persons against COVID-19, two months after nationwide rollout commenced on March 5.
An aerial view of Konkola mine project north of the capital Lusaka, Zambia, file. REUTERS/SALIM HENRY

Zambia denies report it shuttered Konkola Copper Mines

Zambia’s Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) has not been temporarily or permanently shuttered, the state-appointed provisional liquidator of the copper mine previously owned by Vedanta Resources said on Wednesday, denying a Bloomberg report.

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Labour leaders, workers task Nigerian government on good governance, security, welfare

Some Labour leaders and workers on Friday in Abuja appealed to the Federal Government to intensify efforts in providing good governance, improve workers’ welfare and address insecurity confronting the country.

NUJ honours Arise TV, CBN, Mele Kyari, others

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has concluded arrangements to bestow on Arise News Channel its Press Freedom Platform Award.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa attracts N10 billion investment for rice farmers

The Nasarawa State Governor, Mr. Abdullahi Sule, yesterday disclosed that the state has concluded plans to assist farmers with an investment of N10 billion.
Asisat Oshoala scored her eight league goal in 12 appearances for FC Barcelona on Saturday against Granadilla Tenerife.

Asisat Oshoala suffers another injury blow

Asisat Oshoala has been ruled out of tonight’s cup tie against Sevilla after she suffered an ankle injury.

Taraba: Youths mobilise, rescue 15 kidnapped farmers

What could have been another breakthrough for gunmen who abducted 15 farmers while working on a farm in Donga local government area of Taraba state on Saturday, was however averted by youths of Suntai and adjoining villages in Donga who mobilised and rescued the farmers from their abductors.