Images of President Tinubu on the Abuja Metro Rail

Images of President Tinubu on the Abuja Metro Rail

On a historic day for Nigeria’s transportation sector, President Tinubu officially commissioned the Abuja Metro Rail, marking a significant milestone in the country’s infrastructure development. The Abuja Metro Rail, a vital addition to the capital’s transit system, is set to revolutionize urban mobility, easing traffic congestion and providing a reliable means of transportation for residents…

Nigeria Air Project Suspended Indefinitely
|

Nigeria Air Project Suspended Indefinitely

The Federal Government has indefinitely suspended the Nigeria Air project. This announcement was made by the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace, Festus Keyamo, during a ministerial briefing marking the first year of President Tinubu’s administration. Keyamo stated that Nigeria Air was not a truly Nigerian airline but an attempt to use a foreign airline to…

Lagos Airport E-Gate Installation Progress Update

Lagos Airport E-Gate Installation Progress Update

HM Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo visited Lagos to inspect the progress at Terminal 2, Wings D and E, and the private terminal of Murtala Mohammed International Airport, where 21 electronic gates (e-gates) are being installed. While the installation at Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja is complete and ready for commissioning, he is optimistic that the Lagos installation…

Dubai: UAE Visa Ban on Nigeria Resolved, FG Announces

Dubai: UAE Visa Ban on Nigeria Resolved, FG Announces

The Federal Government has announced that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) visa ban on Nigerians has been resolved. Festus Keyamo, the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, confirmed this development on Wednesday, responding to criticism from former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka. Keyamo stated, “Have you bothered to ask about the lifting of the visa…

New Abia Airport: FG Inspects Site, Access Bank Partners

New Abia Airport: FG Inspects Site, Access Bank Partners

A Federal Government team from the Ministry of Aviation recently visited Abia State to inspect a proposed site for a new airport. This initiative has garnered the interest of Access Bank, which has expressed willingness to partner with the state government on the project, according to Governor Alex Otti. Led by Dr Emmanuel Meribeole, Permanent…

Federal Government Backs Air Peace Amid UK Safety Allegations
|

Federal Government Backs Air Peace Amid UK Safety Allegations

The Nigerian Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, has expressed full support for Air Peace following allegations of safety violations by the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (UKCAA) at Gatwick Airport. In a press statement titled “Alleged Safety Violations by Air Peace at Gatwick Airport, United Kingdom,” Keyamo affirmed that Air Peace, as…

Dana Air Protest: Ex-Workers Demand Gratuities and Settlements
|

Dana Air Protest: Ex-Workers Demand Gratuities and Settlements

Former employees of Dana Air staged a protest, revealing that the suspended airline currently has only one “serviceable” plane out of its fleet of seven. The protesters carried placards with messages like ‘Expatriates not paid for three months,’ ‘Pension deductions not remitted since 2008,’ ‘Say No to tyranny,’ and ‘7 aircraft, only one serviceable.’ Magdalene…

Turkish Airlines to Resume Lagos-Istanbul Flights on May 25
|

Turkish Airlines to Resume Lagos-Istanbul Flights on May 25

Turkish Airlines has announced the resumption of its daily Lagos-Istanbul flights starting Saturday, May 25, 2024. This decision follows assurances from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) regarding the safety of its equipment, personnel, and passengers. In a statement from its Communications Department, Turkish Airlines confirmed that it had notified the relevant authorities about…

Ogun State Governor Covers Travel Allowance Shortfall for Pilgrims

Ogun State Governor Covers Travel Allowance Shortfall for Pilgrims

In a commendable move, Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has addressed the shortfall in the Basic Travel Allowance (BTA) for the state’s Muslim pilgrims. This shortfall arose due to unexpected fluctuations in foreign exchange rates. Governor Abiodun covered the BTA differential of ₦119,560,712.70 for all 934 pilgrims heading to the 2024 Hajj. Initially, the National…

Abuja Light Rail to Offer Free Rides for Two Months – Wike

Abuja Light Rail to Offer Free Rides for Two Months – Wike

Starting May 27, 2024, the Abuja Light Rail will be free for two months, announced Nyesom Wike, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory. Wike shared this news during the Ministerial Sectoral Update, celebrating President Bola Tinubu’s first year in office, at Radio House in Abuja on Thursday. President Bola Tinubu will officially launch the Metro…

Free Wi-Fi is Now Available at Lagos, Abuja Airports – Keyamo

Free Wi-Fi is Now Available at Lagos, Abuja Airports – Keyamo

Air passengers at Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) in Abuja can now enjoy free Wi-Fi, according to Vanguard. Mr Tunde Moshood, Special Assistant to the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, confirmed the new service on Sunday. He added that plans are underway to extend free Wi-Fi…

Abuja Light Rail Ready for Commercial Operations: Minister Wike

Abuja Light Rail Ready for Commercial Operations: Minister Wike

In a significant development for Abuja’s transportation infrastructure, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Mr Nyesom Wike, declared that the Abuja Light Rail system is primed for commercial operations. Following an inspection of the project on Monday, Wike revealed that the rehabilitation efforts, which cost $15 million (over ₦10 billion), have brought the rail system…

Air Peace Responds to UK Safety Allegation, Cites NCAA Approval
|

Air Peace Responds to UK Safety Allegation, Cites NCAA Approval

Air Peace, Nigeria’s leading airline, has addressed allegations from the United Kingdom (UK) regarding safety violations. The airline released a statement on Monday, asserting that relevant authorities have thoroughly inspected their operations since their first flight to London. The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (UKCAA) issued a report titled ‘Ramp Inspection’ on April 7, expressing concerns…

Emdee Tiamiyu Deported from the UK to Nigeria

Emdee Tiamiyu Deported from the UK to Nigeria

Renowned Nigerian YouTuber and whistleblower, Emdee Tiamiyu, has reportedly been deported from the UK back to Nigeria, according to Gistlover. Tiamiyu recently faced a torrent of backlash from fellow Nigerians, who accused him of betrayal following a controversial interview where he divulged sensitive information. This revelation has sparked considerable outrage within the Nigerian community, with…

Emirates Resumes Daily Flights to Nigeria from October 1st
|

Emirates Resumes Daily Flights to Nigeria from October 1st

Dubai, UAE, May 16, 2024 – Brace for excitement as Emirates announces its triumphant return to Nigeria starting October 1st, 2024. Get ready for daily flights between Lagos and Dubai, promising Nigerian travelers unparalleled connectivity and a gateway to over 140 destinations worldwide. Operating with the reliable Boeing 777-300ER, flight EK783 will take off from…

Emirates Airlines Returns To Nigeria: Exclusive Date Revealed!
|

Emirates Airlines Returns To Nigeria: Exclusive Date Revealed!

In an exclusive update for travel enthusiasts, Festus Keyamo, the Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, unveiled a long-awaited announcement from Emirates Airlines regarding their return to Nigerian skies. During a recent visit to the UAE Embassy in Abuja, Minister Keyamo received correspondence from Ambassador Salem Saeed Al-Shamsi, confirming Emirates’ definite date for resuming flight…

Dana Air Staff Sacked Amid Regulatory Audit
|

Dana Air Staff Sacked Amid Regulatory Audit

In a recent development, Dana Air has announced the disengagement of some of its employees as a result of an ongoing audit conducted by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). According to Kingsley Ezenwa, spokesperson for Dana Airlines, the disengagement is temporary and will last until the regulatory authorities complete their audit to ensure compliance…

EFCC Targets Embassies Demanding Payment in Dollars

EFCC Targets Embassies Demanding Payment in Dollars

In response to a concerning trend amidst Nigeria’s economic challenges, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has warned embassies regarding currency transactions. Chairman Ola Olukoyede conveyed this warning in a direct memo to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, dated May 5, 2024. The memo strongly emphasizes the illegality of embassies demanding anything other than…