Africa: Nigerian Govt. wants to be ranked among Top 100 Countries in 2020

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The federal government is working hard to ensure Nigeria is ranked among the top 100 countries on 2020 World Business Index, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo disclosed this Wednesday night in Abuja. The vice-president, who made the disclosure while speaking at the second Presidential Enabling Business Environment Committee (PEBEC) Awards ceremony at the State House Banquet Hall, said Nigeria had in the […]

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Aviation: Why Nigerian Airlines are losing the Lucrative West African Routes

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Nigerian airlines are losing lucrative West and Central African markets, which used to sustain them in the past as a result of the creation of open sky policy that allows other airlines free entry and free exit in 23 African countries, THISDAY has learnt. THISDAY investigations revealed that the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), which was ratified by the […]

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Africa: Despite increasing population why did the Nigerian Aviation fleet size decrease from 90 planes to 40 in 10 years

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The crisis in the Nigerian aviation sector has taken a big toll on the smooth operations of local airlines in the country, in terms of aircraft acquisitions. In this piece, ANTHONY AWUNOR writes that lean aircraft size in the fleet of local carriers is becoming a source of worry for stakeholders in the industry. Around year 2005, domestic airlines’ fleet […]

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Aviation: Why Nigerian and other African Airlines always fail on Long haul intercontinental Routes

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Nigerian airlines have a marked failure in operating international destinations. Industry observers argue that Nigerian carriers are never prepared; that their desire to operate beyond the West Coast to London, Johannesburg, New York, Dubai, etc is gingered more by passion, ego than pragmatism. They noted that indigenous airlines rarely meet the standard of other operators on the routes by operational […]

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Africa: Nigerian Airlines Air Peace and MedView to break into America in July 2018 linking West Africa

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Plans by two Nigerian carriers Air Peace and MedView Airlines to fly into the United States in this summer could intensify competition on the route dominated by American giant Delta Airlines. The carriers are convinced that they could leverage on the huge Nigerian population residing and doing business in major American cities, including Houston,Texas; Washington; New York; New Jersey and […]

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Africa: Weak Naira bites Nigerian Airlines hard as fleet depletes to 42 from 81, Air Peace becomes biggest Airline

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The crisis rocking the Nigerian aviation industry is taking a toll on the nation’s carriers with the depletion of their fleet of aircraft in the last one year. Independent investigations revealed that the fleet of the nation’s airlines, which was about 81 barely 12 months ago has plummeted to just 42 aircraft. At least 39 aircraft from the nine Nigerian […]

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Africa: Nigerian becomes the First African American to earn a PhD in Security engineering

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SHE IS A 27 YEAR OLD NIGERIAN native, highly celebrated in various academic journals as a cerebral and creative leader since she always think outside the box on every issues. Christine Izuakor loves education, passionate in reaching the apex of her career. She got it. As she graduates in Security Engineering and became the youngest and first African American at […]

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Aviation: How one of Africa’s best Airline Nigerian Airways started and was killed

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On May 1, 1959, the Nigerian Airways Limited was inaugurated during the tenure of Chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola (1910-1966) as minister of Aviation, giving Nigeria its fledging national airline. Chief Raymond Amanze. A. Njoku (1915-1977) succeeded Chief Akintola as the first supervisory minister to midwife the new airline. The first board appointed by the government that provided policy guideline for […]

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Africa: Expert suggests a State of emergency on Nigerian roads

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– As ALBON and AMTO implore government eradicate “the monsters” of land transportation in the country By Renn Offor “The government of Nigeria should declare a State of Emergency on the Nigerian roads”, lamented Mr. Alban Igwe, key note speaker at the inaugural conference of the coalition of two biggest interstate land transport associations in Nigeria, the Association of Luxury […]

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