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British Airways Boeing 747s parked at Bournemouth airport during the coronavirus pandemic. Andrew Matthews-PA

British Airways to retire Boeing’s jumbo jets

British Airways (BA), the world’s largest operator of Boeing 747s, will retire its entire jumbo jet fleet with immediate effect after the novel coronavirus pandemic sent air travel into freefall.
Grounded British Airways planes sit on the apron at Bournemouth airport in southern England. Ben Stansall-AFP via Getty Images

British Airways parent company dives into huge quarterly loss

British Airways owner IAG said Thursday it plunged into the red in the first quarter as the coronavirus pandemic grounded planes, adding that pre-crisis passenger demand would not return until 2023.
File photo of an Air France Boeing 777 aircraft taking off at the Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport, in Roissy-en-France. (AFP PHOTO-KENZO TRIBOUILLARD)

Coronavirus could push airlines to merge – Air France-KLM boss

The spread of the coronavirus could force weak airlines to merge with competitors, the head of Air France-KLM and the A4E association of European airlines said Tuesday.
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.

Data breach: CIBN asks bankers to protect customers

The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria has said it is critical for the banking community to display exemplary ethical conduct in the management of personal information.
United Kingdom airline British Airways will resume direct flights to Pakistan in June, a decade after suspending services to the South Asian nation over security concerns, the carrier has announced.

British Airways faces record $230 million fine

British Airways owner IAG is facing a record of 230 million dollars fine for theft of data.
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Boeing in talks for more 737 MAX orders

Boeing is in talks with other airlines for sales of its grounded 737 MAX after receiving a letter of intent for 200 planes from British Airways owner IAG at the Paris Airshow, its sales chief said on Thursday.

Data theft: British Airways vows to compensate customers

British Airways will pay compensation to customers whose data was stolen in a “sophisticated” and “malicious” hacking attack, its boss said Friday.

European stock markets rise at open

European stock markets rose at the open on Friday awaiting key US jobs data, while British Airways-parent IAG shot to the top of the London stock market on soaring profits.

WHO commends Toyin Saraki’s efforts on maternal health

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has commended the Wife of the Senate President and Founder-President of Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Mrs. Toyin Saraki, for her advocacy and projects geared towards improved maternal and child health in Nigeria.

Toyin Saraki, WHO directors meet on healthcare in Nigeria

In a bid to strengthen health coverage in Nigeria, Mrs Toyin Saraki on Monday met with WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti.

British Airways to acquire ailing Austrian airline

The owner of British Airways, IAG, is to acquire ailing and bankrupt Austrian airline Niki.

British Airways turns domestic wastes into jet fuel

British Airways has announced plans to run its fleet on jet fuel made from wastes, such as nappies, plastic food containers, chocolate bar wrappers meant for landfills.

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Nigerian government yet to be informed of UNILAG vice-chancellor’s removal – ministry

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