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Nigerian carrier Medview Airlines and the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) are at loggerheads over alleged breach of the terms of the contract for the airlift of pilgrims for the 2019 Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
Unless government puts in place policies to protect indigenous carriers, the growth of the sector will remain elusive, experts have said.
During an Airlift Signing Agreement held Monday at the head office of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON ), in Abuja, the chairman of the commission, Abdullahi Muhammad, enjoined the approved air carriers to discharge their responsibilities diligently.
Domestic carriers were hard hit by the postponement of Presidential and National Assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), resulting in the loss of several billions of naira that would have been earned as revenue from ticket sales.
Medview Airlines on Sunday said passengers were not exposed to danger when it aborted its Maiduguri-bound flight due to technical issues.
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) says it has moved no fewer than 9,347 Nigeria pilgrims to Makkah out of 26,000 pilgrims earlier transported to Madinah.
The Lagos State Government on Tuesday began moves to redevelop the Lagos Island with the taking over of the over 100-year-old Jankara Market in order to give it a facelift and total revitalization.
Nine civilians died in Western Chad after a female suicide bomber detonated explosives in an area targeted in the past by the Boko Haram armed group, officials said on Monday.
Iran has confirmed two missiles were fired at a Ukrainian airliner brought down this month, in a catastrophic error that killed all 176 people on board and sparked angry protests.
Authorities in Angola have said they will use "all possible" means to bring back Isabel dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of the country's former president, after thousands of leaked documents revealed new allegations she siphoned off hundreds of millions in public money.
The Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, RNDA, has condemned the decision of the Pan Niger Delta Elders’ Forum (PANDEF) to stop all forms of negotiation with the Federal Government on behalf of the Niger Delta region.
Rights activist and legal practitioner Kunle Adegoke has declared that the Federal Government is not being realistic with the security situation in the country.
The world’s shortest man who could walk, as verified by Guinness World Records, died Friday at a hospital in Nepal, his family said.
The governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, will next month, February, receive good governance award from a Coalition of Civil Societies and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) under the auspices of Forum of Civil Society Organizations for Democracy and Good Governance (FCSODGG).
A seven-member panel of Justices of the Supreme Court on Tuesday struck out the appeal by the candidate of the Action Alliance (AA), Uche Nwosu, against the election of Emeka Ihedioha as the Imo State governor.
Tope Akinyode, lawyer to Mr Anthony Okolie, an Asaba-based businessman detained for 10 weeks by the DSS for owning a SIM card previously registered in Hanan Buhari’s name, has made good his threat to sue all the parties involved in Okolie’s ordeal.