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IAAF tips Ese Brume for World Athletics Championships medal

The International Associations of Athletics Federation (IAAF) has tagged Nigeria’s Ese Brume as one of the medal contenders at the 2019 World Athletics Championships which begins on Friday in Doha, Qatar.

Qatar Airways annual loss widens

Qatar Airways reported a loss of 2.3 billion Qatari riyals or 639 million dollars on Wednesday for the year ended March 31, as it grapples with the second year of an embargo by neighbours that has restricted its air routes and driven costs higher.
Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX

Ethiopian commits to Asmara route, despite $6 million locked in Eritrea

A number of African countries are holding up funds by airline operators as a result of foreign exchange crunch, the International Air Transport Association, IATA, has disclosed. Amongst them are Eritrea, Zimbabwe, Angola and Algeria.
Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways backs Boeing, despite MAX crash crisis

Qatar Airways threw its support behind Boeing on Monday as the U.S. plane maker faces its biggest crisis in years after two deadly crashes of its flagship 737 MAX jet.
Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways suspends plan for new flights to Africa due to boycott

Qatar Airways has suspended plans to add new destinations in Africa due to a blockade imposed on Doha by four Arab states, the National Carrier said on Wednesday.
China Southern Airlines

Qatar Airways buys 5 per cent stake in China Southern Airlines

Qatar Airways said on Wednesday that it had acquired a five per cent stake in China Southern Airlines, as it seeks to establish itself in the Asian aviation market.
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 to resume flights to Pakistan after a decade

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.
Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways: We were never interested in Nigeria Air

Akbar Al Baker, the chief executive officer of Qatar Airways, says his company was not looking to be a core investor in the national carrier project, Nigeria Air.
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.
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.

Qatar establishes free zone to boost economy

Qatar is setting up Umm Al Houl, the country’s first Free Zone, to fast track investment to boost its economy.
Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways reports $69m loss amid Gulf blockade

Qatar Airways has reported a loss of more than $69m amid a Gulf blockade against Doha by its neighbouring countries in what the airline called the "most challenging year in its 20-year history".
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness

Uli Hoeness: Bayern Munich playing against states, not clubs, in Champions League

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness criticised the financial structures of clubs such as Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City that receive significant support from international governments.
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.
Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup

FIFA to take legal action against World Cup pirate broadcasters

FIFA said Wednesday it is preparing to take legal action in Saudi Arabia against pirate broadcasters illegally showing World Cup matches in the kingdom.

Saudi Arabia: Qataris welcome to perform lesser Hajj

On the first anniversary of the blockade of Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the country’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said on Monday that Qataris are welcome to visit the kingdom to perform the Lesser Hajj, known as Umrah.

Singapore Airlines to launch world’s longest flight

Singapore Airlines said on Wednesday that it will relaunch the world’s longest commercial flight in October, a journey of almost 19 hours from the city-state to New York, but it will not be available to economy travellers.

Qatar Airways becomes Roma’s new shirt sponsors

Italian club and Champions League semi-finalists Roma announced Monday their new shirt sponsors will be Qatar Airways in a three-year deal, described as the largest the club has ever signed.

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Tottenham have re-signed goalkeeper Michel Vorm on a deal until the end of the season to cover for the injured Hugo Lloris.

Tottenham re-sign Michel Vorm to cover Hugo Lloris absence

Tottenham have re-signed goalkeeper Michel Vorm on a deal until the end of the season to cover for the injured Hugo Lloris.

Igbo leaders meet President Buhari on Thursday

South East Governors Forum have resolved to meet with President Muhammad Buhari on Thursday over the welfare of Ndigbo.
Sports Minister Sunday Dare (middle) at the National Stadium Lagos

Tokyo Olympics: Athletes to be camped for five months – minister

Ahead of the preparations toward the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Monday assured athletes that he would ensure a minimum of five months camping.
Governor Seyi Makinde

Oyo government imposes fees on transfer from private to public schools

Oyo State Government has imposed fees on the transfer of students from private to government owned schools, pointing out that the costs were meant to offset administration procedures.

NIMMME: How Nigeria can generate $292 billion with Iron Ore, lead reserves

The Nigerian Institution of Metallurgical Mining and Materials Engineers (NIMMME) has said with available reserves of Iron Ore and lead, asides other resources, the nation can generate $292 billion.