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Nigeria’s Hydro Power Station Collapsed

Nigerians may experience a possible power outage, as some part of Hydroelectric Dam in Kainji collapsed. The hydro-power stations caved in after the opening of the four spillway gates to free surplus water caused by heavy rains. According to report, the management, Mainstream Energy Solution Limited, opened the points but discovered that the dam was …

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Tanzania, Uganda Signed $3.5B oil pipeline deal

Tanzania and Uganda signed an agreement to commence construction of a 1,445-kilometre (900 miles) oil pipeline through East Africa that conservation groups say threatens livelihoods and fragile ecosystems. The project focuses on oilfields in landlocked Uganda discovered in 2006 and proposes pumping the crude to the coast via a pipeline across Tanzania at an estimated …

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MMIA Receives First International Flight after Five Months

After five months of shut down due to global pandemic, Covid-19. Muritala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, on Saturday at exactly 2.30 pm received first International flight. The Middle East Airline (MEA), which took off from Beirut, Lebanon, made history as the first international flight to land anywhere in the country. As reported News Agency …

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Nigeria: List of airlines banned from country’s airspace released

The Nigerian government made real her threat to retaliate against countries with unfriendly aviation policies last Thursday, when the country released approved airlines that would be allowed into Nigeria’s airspace, as international flights resume September 5. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, revealed the details during the media briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19. …

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Nigeria: Labour Congress declares support for aviation workers opposed to airports concession.

The Nigerian Labour Congress says the body is in full support of Aviation workers protesting against the plan by the Nigerian government to lease the four major airports in Lagos, Kano, Abuja and Port Harcourt. In Lagos, the workers shut FAAN’s offices from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m and marched on the General Aviation Terminal …

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Nigeria: Petroleum Minister to lead campaign on switching car fuel from petrol to Gas

Nigeria’s The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Timipre Sylva says  has handed over his official vehicles to be remodelled to use gas as fuel instead of petrol. He said the move would enable him champion the campaign Nigerians to switch to gas as alternative to petrol for their vehicles. Sylva, as reported by allafrica.com, revealed …

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First mobile remittance service for UK Nigerian community launched

A new remittances service dubbed Oya has been launched as the first mobile money transfer service created specifically for the more than 1 million people who make up the UK based Nigerian community. Oya , created by Fintech Volopa enables customers in the UK to send money home to Nigeria from the comfort of their …

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Nigeria to ban stubborn air travellers for six months

The Nigerian Government has unequivocally declared that passengers, especially international ones, who fail to comply with the Covid-19 protocol put in place to allow the safe reopening of Nigeria’s airspace for international travels will be suspended from travelling for six months. The country’s airspace and airports were shut to flight operations in March to curb …

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Nigeria: Excitement as Enugu airport comes alive after one year

It was pure excitement and joy as  Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu reopened last Sunday for commercial flight, exactly one year and six days after it was closed for runway expansion and general rehabilitation. According to reports by guardian.ng, there was  loud drumming from several musical and cultural troupes as well as the long wait for the ceremony  to …

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Nigeria: Airport authorities Lost N18.9 Billion 6 months Revenue to Covid-19

Nigeria’s Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) claimed it lost N18.9 billion revenue in six months due to Coronavirus lockdown, lamenting that the impact of the virus would be felt in the aviation industry till 2024, as projected by Airport Council International (ACI). This was disclosed by the Managing Director and Chief Executive of FAAN, …

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