Breaking: 160 Stranded Nigerians from US land in Abuja

May 10, 2020 Editor 0

No fewer than 160 Nigerians who were stranded in the United States following the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown have landed in Abuja, Channels Television is reporting. A plane carrying the returnees arrived on Sunday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The Boeing 787 Ethiopian Airlines plane touched down at the airport in the Federal Capital Territory Read More

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How Ethiopian Prime Minister became Nobel Peace Prize winner

October 11, 2019 Editor 0

The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who made peace last year with bitter foe Eritrea. He was awarded the prize for his efforts to “achieve peace and international cooperation”. Mr Abiy’s peace deal with Eritrea ended a 20-year military stalemate following their 1998-2000 border war. He was named as the winner of Read More

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Breaking: Bloody coup unsettles Ethiopia, Army chief killed

June 23, 2019 Editor 0

The chief of staff of the Ethiopian army, Gen Seare Mekonnen, has been shot dead by his own bodyguard in the capital, Addis Ababa. He and another officer died trying to prevent a coup attempt against the administration in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara region, PM Abiy Ahmed said. In Amhara itself, regional governor Ambachew Mekonnen was killed along with an adviser. Read More

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Ethiopia Airlines stick with Boeing despite horror crash

March 25, 2019 Editor 0

Ethiopian Airlines “believes in” Boeing despite the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane that killed all 157 people on board and led to the model’s grounding, the carrier’s CEO said on Monday. “Let me be clear: Ethiopian Airlines believes in Boeing. They have been a partner of ours for many years,” Tewolde GebreMariam wrote in a statement. Flight Read More

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Ethiopia’s Black Sunday

March 16, 2019 Editor 0

March 10, 2019 has gone in the history of aviation in Africa as a Black Sunday. It was a day that tragedy struck in Ethiopia when one of the planes belonging to the Ethiopian Airlines crash-landed barely a few minutes after taking off in Addis Ababa on its way to Nairobi, Kenya. According to media reports, the pilot of the Read More

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Number of UN Officials killed by Ethiopian Airline rises to 21

March 12, 2019 Editor 0

The number of UN officials killed in the Ethiopian Airlines that crashed on Sunday has risen to 21 from the initial 19 reported by the global intergovernmental organisation. The UN headquarters, in an update on Monday, said the World Food Programme (WFP) lost seven officials as against the six reported on Sunday while the Office of the High Commissioner on Read More

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Black box of crashed Ethiopian plane found as World mourn

March 11, 2019 Editor 0

Investigators have found the flight data recorders from an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed on Sunday. The devices recovered at the crash site were the Boeing 737 Max 8’s cockpit voice recorder and digital flight data recorder. The plane was en route from Addis Ababa to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, when it crashed six minutes after take-off, killing all 157 Read More

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Buhari condoles with families of Nigerians who died in Ethiopian flight crash

March 11, 2019 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with Nigerians over the death of two citizens, Ambassador Abiodun Bashua and Professor Pius Adesanmi in the Ethiopian Airlines plane which crashed with 149 passengers and eight crew members on board on Sunday. “My thoughts are with the families and friends of these distinguished Nigerians and the other passengers and crew who lost their lives Read More

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Sad! Ethiopia airline confirms Nigeria’s Pius Adesanmi, among Passengers on board crashed plane

March 10, 2019 Editor 0

Reports say Popular writer Professor Pius Adesanmi, was among the 157 persons that died in the Ethiopian Airline crash. The crashed plane, which was bound for Nairobi, Kenya, went down in the early hours of Sunday. One Nigerian was listed among the dead as well as 18 Canadians, 32 Kenyans, nine Ethiopians, eight Chinese, eight Italians, eight Americans, seven French, Read More

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Breaking: Ethiopian Airline with 149 passengers on board crashes

March 10, 2019 Editor 0

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet has crashed on a flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi. The flight had 149 passengers and eight crew members on board, Reuters news agency reports. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed tweeted his “deepest condolences to the families of those that have lost their loved ones. “The Office of the PM, on behalf of the Read More

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Cars desert Ethiopia roads as Passengers resort to long walk

February 3, 2019 Editor 0

Addis Ababa and other cities across Ethiopia are observing the country’s third Car Free Day. With none of the usual traffic clogging the capital, Sunday football devotees took to the streets. The monthly event is designed to promote a healthy lifestyle and fight air pollution. The measure was implemented by the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who came to Read More

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Breaking: Ethiopian wins Lagos city marathon, Gideon first Nigerian to cross finish line

February 2, 2019 Editor 0

An Ethiopian Sintayehu Legese has just emerged winner of the Lagos city marathon held on Saturday. According to an official twitter handle dedicated for the competition, the Ethopia finished ahead of favourite Joshua Kipkorir from Kenya to claim the grand prize of $50,000. Sintayehu Legese finished with a time of 2:17:20. Joshua Kipkorir came second as he finished 55 seconds Read More

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CAF Club tourney: Sweet-bitter outings for NPFL teams

November 29, 2018 Editor 0

Enugu Rangers defeated Defense Force SC of Ethiopia 2-0 in a CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round, first leg match played in Enugu on Thursday. The return leg in Ethiopia will be played in a week. Godwin Aguda scored a brace for Rangers take a 2-0 advantage to next week’s CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round return leg. Aguda clinically converted two Read More

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Ethiopia gives half of ministerial posts to women

October 17, 2018 Editorial III 0

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has appointed women to half of his government’s ministerial posts, including the job of defence minister. Explaining his decision in a speech to Parliament, Mr Abiy said women were “less corrupt than men” and would help restore peace and stability. Ethiopia is now the only African state after Rwanda to have equal gender representation in Read More

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CMD accredits 1,000 management consultants in 8 years – DG

February 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

Dr Kabir Kabo, Director-General, Centre for Management Development (CMD), says the centre has accredited over 1,000 management consultants in eight years to promote quality in management training in the country. CMD, a parastatal agency of the Ministry of Budget and National Planning, was established to drive the vision, plans and training programmes of Federal Government. Kabo disclosed at a valedictory Read More