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Nigeria bars Emirates Airlines flights

The Federal Government says Emirates Airlines has been included in the list of airlines not allowed to operate in Nigeria as part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.

Emirates resumes flight into Lagos on Monday, Abuja on Tuesday

Emirates has announced that it will resume passenger services to Lagos on 7 September and Abuja on 9 September in Nigeria.
A South African Airways (SAA) plane is towed at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, January 18, 2020. REUTERS-Rogan Ward-File Photo

Ethiopian Airlines in rescue talks with South African Airways – official

Ethiopian Airlines is in talks over possible involvement in the rescue of flagship carrier South African Airways (SAA), the head of the airline told Reuters on Friday.

Foreign airlines barred, approved for Lagos, Abuja airports — full list

The Federal Government on Thursday released the list of airlines barred and approved for international flights into Nigeria beginning from September 5.
A Rwandair plane is seen at the Kanombe, Kigali International Airport in Kigali, Rwanda January 12, 2020. REUTERS-Clement Uwiringiyimana

RwandAir cuts salaries by 8-65% due to coronavirus

Rwanda’s RwandAir will cut the salaries of its lowest paid employees by 8% and by 65% for its top earners as it seeks to survive the coronavirus crisis, an internal memo seen by Reuters on Sunday showed.
Health minister Fawziya Abikar wrote, After quarantine and testing the four citizens from China last week, I confirm that one of them has been diagnosed with the infectious disease. The ministry is working to contain the disease.

Somalia confirms first case of coronavirus after testing four

The Ministry of Health said on its Twitter handle that the person was one of four who travelled from China last week.
Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777-300

African airlines face $40 million hit in 2020 from coronavirus

Coronavirus disruption could cost African airlines $40 million in revenue this year, a global industry body said on Wednesday, a potentially devastating hit to often struggling airlines counting on lucrative Chinese routes to fund expansion.
The flight diversions was a blessing to the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Ghana.

How Ghana is ‘benefiting immensely’ from Nigeria’s flight diversion

Harmattan haze which has been intense since Monday delayed and caused flights cancellation in West African countries notably Nigeria, the largest economy and most populated nation in the Africa continent.

Passengers lament as Rwandair dumps Nigerians’ luggage in Dubai

Scores of Nigerian passengers on Rwandair flight to Lagos on Thursday were left in shock after they discovered that the airline had dropped their luggage in Dubai without their knowledge.
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.

4,126 passenger luggage lost, delayed it Nigerian airports in September

The breakdown of the missing/delayed luggage indicated that Air France led the pack with a total number of 524 missing/delayed luggage, followed by British Airways with 487; Delta Air Lines, 455; KLM and Royal Air Maroc jointly had 438 missing luggage each, while Emirates Airlines had 364 within the month under review.
IKECHI UKO

Expert advocates aviation masterplan for Nigeria

An aviation and tourism expert, Mr Ikechi Uko, on Tuesday said Nigeria should develop an Aviation Masterplan so as to maximise the abundant opportunities in the sector.
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.

Airlines lose billions over election postponement

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.

NCAA records 19, 323 delays, 348 cancellations in H1 2018

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has announced that no fewer than 19,323 flights were delayed within the country’s airspace in the first half of 2018.
28 October 2011 - CHOGM, Commonwealth Leaders today at the Perth Convention and Entertainment Centre host to CHOGM, Perth Western Australia. ©Annaliese McDonough-Commonwealth Sectratariat.

Rwanda’s wages below 18% of budget

“Salaries and wages are well controlled and represent only 18 per cent of the budget,” said Uzziel Ndagijimana, Minister of Finance.
Rayon Sports

CAFCC: Rayon Sports to arrive in Aba Friday ahead Enyimba clash

Rwandan side Rayon Sports FC are expected to arrive in Aba on Friday in batches from Lagos ahead of their Sunday’s second leg, quarter-final match of CAF Confederations Cup against Enyimba at the Enyimba International Stadium.
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AMAA announces new date for 2018 awards

Organisers of Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) have announced a new date for this year’s edition of the continental event.

Envoy: Abuja-Kigali route will boost Nigeria, Rwanda trade relations

The Rwandan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Stanislas Kamanzi, said on Friday that the Rwandair’s Abuja-Kigali route would boost trade relations between Nigeria and Rwanda.

RwandAir now operates Abuja-Kigali route

RwandAir on Friday inaugurated its maiden flight to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja with 30 passenger on board Boeing 737-700 aircraft from Kigali, Rwanda’s capital.

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Tale of vote buying flying all over the place within the Emokpae Model Primary on Mission Road, where Governor Obaseki is waiting to vote.

Edo election: US expresses concern over vote-buying, intimidation of voters

The United States Government Wednesday said it is concerned over recorded cases of vote-buying and intimidation of voters and observers during last Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said- “I strongly condemn the recent killings of civilians, including women and children in the North-West of Cameroon on 14 February 2020.”

British lawmakers write Commonwealth over killings in Nigeria

Thirteen members of the House of Lords, United Kingdom, have expressed concern over the killings by Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East and Fulani herdsmen in the Middle Belt region.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is delighted with his team's effort this season, despite losing the FA Cup final.

Frank Lampard urges Premier League clubs to help save struggling EFL

Frank Lampard has urged Premier League clubs to ‘have a heart’ and help save Football League sides amid the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic.
Wolves have completed the signing of right-back Nelson Semedo from Barcelona in a deal worth around £29m.

Wolves complete signing of Barcelona star

Wolves have completed the signing of right-back Nelson Semedo from Barcelona in a deal worth around £29m.
Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard has tested positive for Covid-19 following Monday’s round of testing, report Onda Cero radio station.

Real Madrid confirm entire first-team squad recorded negative virus tests amid midfielder’s reports

Real Madrid have confirmed that their entire first-team squad and coaching staff have tested negative for coronavirus, ending speculation that Martin Odegaard would have to self-isolate after reports on Tuesday claimed that he had contracted the disease.