Aviation: Fact check faults El Rufai claims on Kaduna MRO that Africa has only 3 facilities to repair aircraft?

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To attract investors, Nigeria’s Kaduna state wants to repair aircraft. But would its planned facility be only the fourth on the continent, as the state’s governor’s account tweeted? Researched by David Ajikobi Located in Nigeria’s northern heartland, the state of Kaduna aims to boost its economy by attracting more investors. One way it wants to do this is by putting […]

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Africa: El Rufai, Sirika, Aviation Chiefs, stakeholders welcome Ethiopian Airlines flight into Kaduna

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It was fanfare at the Kaduna Airport, Tuesday as the Governor of State Mallam Nasir El Rufai, Aviation Chiefs and other stakeholders in the industry officially welcomed the commencement of Ethiopian airlines’ operation into the state. The airlines touched down at the airport about 12noon to the admiration of jubilant air travellers who hitherto had travel to Abuja to board […]

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Africa: Fly From Kaduna Airport and Get Chinese planes-El Rufai offers Nigerian carriers

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The government of the northwest Nigerian state of Kaduna has opened talks with Chinese aircraft manufacturer COMAC (Shanghai Pudong) over the proposed supply of aircraft to Nigerian carriers willing to use Kaduna International Airport as a base. A statement issued to the country’s press last week said the unspecified aircraft, once leased, would allow operators, such as Med-View Airline (VL, […]

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Africa: The Abuja – Kaduna Airports, A Testimony

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I have just returned from Abuja travelling through the Kaduna airport. As we disembarked from the aircraft and moved towards the arrival section, I could hear an announcement being made. The diction of the announcer was clear. She didn’t sound like those On-Air-Personalities (OAP, they are called) who speak as if they have hot water on their tongues. Airport continuity […]

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Aviation: Nigerian Airlines suffer losses at Kaduna Airport

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They anticipated a boom when Kaduna airport was hurriedly put together to allow for Abuja airport repair. But the reverse is the case WOLE SHADARE writes Cloudy sky The blue skies of Kaduna Airport should be clear for airlines, but they are not. Fuel bills may be a fraction of their problem, but there are some nasty headwinds appearing. Nigerian […]

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Fuel scarcity: God has really blessed us

“I have made over N900, 000 within this short period, that is almost a million naira. Since I have been in this jerrycan business, this is the first time God is blessing me. I really thank God and I wish this fuel scarcity would continue forever. “For years, I have been praying to God to look with pity upon me. […]

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Nigeria: 7 in 10 boys on Kano, Kaduna streets high on drugs

By Kasim Sumaina Kano State, closely followed by Kaduna, Katsina, Borno and more recently, Niger State are among states in the North with the highest cases of constant drug abuse in the country, it has been revealed. Disclosing this in an interview with THISDAY on Saturday, former Director General, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Otunba Olarewaju Ipinmisho, said the […]

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Why 5000 pastors may be jailed in Northern Nigeria

By Renn Offor For refusing to comply with the executive bill being processed to be passed in to law, should the bill go through in a couple of weeks, it is seemingly crystal clear that over 5,000 pastors would be jailed in the Northern State of Kaduna in Nigeria. In reaction to what many clergy across the country has termed […]

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What Africans don’t know about Kenya’s Tourism

by Ruth Olurounbi “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page” – St. Augustine Realising how apt the above quote was, I went on a familiarisation tour of Kenya, Nairobi, toward the end of last year. Although I had travelled extensively prior to this, and had even been to Kenya, albeit in a […]

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2016: The Year New Standard Rails Arrive Nigeria

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The Minister of Transportion, Rotimi Amaechi, on Thursday said the federal government would spend an aggregate of N120 billion for its two new standard (guage) railway tracks to be constructed on the Lagos-Kano and Lagos-Calabar rail corridors from its 2016 budget. Making the disclosure after a train ride on the completed 186-kilometre Abuja-Kaduna railway project, from Idu terminus at the […]

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